Updated June 23, 2016
After farming my way through lots & lots of floors, this is the method that has given me the best results. Just in the last few hours I’ve looted 2 Nadroji’s robes, 6 or 7 Nadroji necklaces & rings, 1 Vaccus Scipio, 4 Ragnaroks and 4 Insolences but it’s also good for Crystal & Eternal legends.
- Hunter Ring / ‘Enshrined’ ascension perk
Helpful but not necessary:
Eternalized, Nadroji, Crystalline and Mythical set bonuses will of course help you loot better items
Maximize Luck and Item Find on your main and hireling characters helps. Your hireling doesn’t need any special sets since they don’t apply when equipped to them (i.e. Nadroji, Crystallized, Mythical or Eternallized). More Luck & IF = more chance of a drop being legendary = more chances of Eternal & Crystal rares (= more Super Rare Crystals via salvaging)
Dealer Ascension perk if you plan to pick up lower tier loot for gold
The faster your main character can move and kill enemies the faster you’ll farm through maps
The in-game $4.99 purchase that automatically reveals the map for you is quite helpful
How it works:
Buy a map on the highest difficulty you can manage to kill Epic+ monsters easily on, preferably Mythic 3 if possible.
‘Convert’ the map to the closest floor that pertains to the loot you’re after. Cross reference with in-game LegendEx as needed. Note: You might need to buy and convert a few maps so that you can get as close to the minimum necessary floor number. For ex. I wanted Insolences today so I converted a map as close to level 200 as possible. The higher the floor the tougher the enemies.
Open the map. After you open it go to the Shop and buy lots of maps for this floor. As many as you want. You’ll be farming it over and over.
Categorize / sort your maps based on their rarity to make things more efficient. The higher rarity the map, the more & better loot you’ll obtain from the Cartographer’s chest. For this reason, I don’t usually bother killing the Cartographer (since he’s typically quite far from the starting point) unless: 1. I’m on an Epic-rarity map, or 2. My map has the Epic Enemies % affix (or both). I also delete maps with the Enemy Immune affix just in case I roll a level with the same element I’m using. It interrupts the tempo of your farming to switch out gear / change your weapon element / etc. when this happens in my opinion
Now for the main enchilada. Once you open one of your maps, quickly hunt for the shrines and pool. Activate them and kill the Epic monsters that appear. The shrines are almost always next to you // south east (below and to the right) of where you spawn at. Once again, the map reveal optional purchase helps navigate you. Activate at least 2 out of 3 of the shrines before you move on to the next map, but it’s usually less efficient to look for every shrine + the Cartographer on every floor. Sometimes the 3rd shrine can be farther away, which just prolongs things. Each map should only take about 20-60 seconds to do this on.
That’s all there is to it! Within an hour you’ll have completed dozens of maps and killed hundreds of Epic enemies, likely looting you heaps of good drops. As an added bonus, you’ll quickly complete the feats to spawn Legend and Mythic monsters, netting you more good stuff.
Hope this all helps! Love you guys <3
Additional Map Info:
From what I understand, these stats only apply to the Cartographer’s chest, hence the higher rarity map you’re farming, the more likely you should kill the Cartographer.