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Monday, September 5, 2016

Diablo 3 - Goblin Farm Guide by Bakane

Hi all,

I started farming goblins a couple of days ago and of course the first thing I did was check youtube and google for guides and farm routes. Now if you do this, you will find quite a few videos, some only suggesting four places and some want you to clear half of the map. I then compiled a list from the most commonly named locations, created my farm route and put it to the test.

Unless mentioned otherwise, areas have been cleared and scouted fully to evaluate their potential of a goblin spawn. The route was repeated ten times to estimate goblin spawn chance. A complete clear took roughly 30 minutes (LTK monk, season HC, Patch 2.4.2).

Act 1
  • WP = Cathedral Level 1 + Leoric's Passage
  • WP = Royal Crypts
  • WP = Northern Highlands + Leorics Hunting Grounds
  • WP = Southern Highlands, walk to and clear Cave of the Moon Clan Level 1 + 2
  • WP = Festering Woods
  • WP = Cementary of the Forsaken (Clear 3x Defiled Crypts)
  • WP = Halls of Agony
  • WP = Caverns of Aranae (only clear first area)
Act II
  • WP = Ancient Waterway, Eastern Channel Level 1 + 2
  • WP = Ancient Waterway, Western Channel Level 1 + 2
  • WP = Archieves of Zoltun Kulle, Storm Halls (right)
  • WP = Archieves of Zoltun Kulle, Unknown Depths (left)
Act III
  • WP = The Core of Arreat
  • WP = Tower of the Damned Level 1, Level 1 + 2
  • WP = Tower of the Cursed Level 1, Level 1 + 2
  • WP = Keep Depth Level 3
  • WP = Rakkis Crossing
  • WP = The Bridge of Korsikk, walk to Frost Caverns Level 1 + 2
  • WP = Battlefields, walk to Ice Caverns Level 1 + 2
Act IV
  • WP = Gardens of Hope 1st Tier
Act V
  • WP = Pandemonium Fortress Level 1
  • WP = Pandemonium Fortress Level 2

The results
By repeating this route ten times, I found a total of 83 goblins but not all places contributed equally. Down below you will find a table with the amount of goblins per area and the gob chance. Gob chance is the percentage how often you will find any goblins as some areas can spawn more than 1.
 
Place #Goblins Gob Chance[%]
Act 1 - -
WP = Cathedral Level 1 + Leoric's Passage 6 50
WP = Royal Crypts 4 40
WP = Northern Highlands + Leorics Hunting Grounds 5 50
WP = Southern Highlands, walk to and clear Cave of the Moon Clan Level 1 + 2 10 70
WP = Festering Woods 2 20
WP = Cementary of the Forsaken (Clear 3x Defiled Crypts) 6 50
WP = Halls of Agony Level 3 1 10
WP = Caverns of Aranae (only clear first area) 2 20
Act 2 - -
WP = Ancient Waterway, Eastern Channel Level 1 and 2 7 60
WP = Ancient Waterway, Western Channel Level 1 and 2 4 40
WP = Archieves of Zoltun Kulle, Storm Halls (right) 1 10
WP = Archieves of Zoltun Kulle, Unknown Depths (left) 2 20
Act 3 - -
WP = The Core of Arreat 1 10
WP = Tower of the Damned Level 1, Level 1 + 2 2 20
WP = Tower of the Cursed Level 1, Level 1 + 2 4 30
WP = Keep Depth Level 3 4 40
WP = Rakkis Crossing 4 40
WP = The Bridge of Korsikk, walk to Frost Caverns Level 1 + 2 2 10
WP = Battlefields, walk to Ice Caverns Level 1 + 2 2 20
Act 4 - -
WP = Gardens of Hope 1st Tier 2 20
Act 5 - -
WP = Pandemonium Fortress Level 1 5 30
WP = Pandemonium Fortress Level 2 5 30

Therefore, a farm route based on my results should be as follows:

Act I
  • Southern Highlands, walk to and clear Cave of the Moon Clan level 1 + 2 with 10 goblins and a 70% gob chance.
  • Northern Highlands + Leoric's Hunting Grounds, with 5 goblins and a 50% gob chance.
  • Cathedral level 1 + Leoric's Passage, with 6 goblins and a 50% gob chance.
  • Royal Crypts, with 4 goblins and a 40% gob chance.
  • (Optional) Cementary of the Forsaken, with 6 goblins and a 50% gob chance [This area is quite large and should be skipped].
Act II
  • Ancient Waterway, Eastern Channel with 7 goblins and a 60% gob chance.
  • Ancient Waterway, Western Channel with 5 Goblins and a 40% gob chance.
Act III
  • Keep Depth Level 3, with 4 goblins and a 40 % gob chance.
Act IV should only be included if you don't mind finding Falcon Wings on the way ;-). Act V showed an OK outcome but the maps are really large and annoying to farm.
Obtained Goblin Distribution (83 total):
 
Goblin Amount %
Treasure 29 34.9
Oedius 10 12.0
Gel 2 2.4
Malevolent 5 6.0
Gilded 6 7.2
Insufferable 5 6.0
Blood 7 8.4
Gem 9 10.8
Rainbow 4 4.8
Menangerist 6 7.2

I know that ten repetitions are barely a good start for statistical analysis of this sort, but I haven't found any actual numbers/experiments about this kind of farming so I wanted to test it myself. I plan on doing a couple more of these runs and then focus on the speed farming. If you have any data or want to try it out yourself just post what you found below. Thank you and see you on the rift :)

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