Golem's Beginners Farm Build Advice

Read the Codex. if you don’t know what cool stuff to farm for, you wont make a farm build to get it.

New Players are stuck with low tier Crystals & Myth Stones, and random items. the 2 most important Crystals for New Players is Angelite: give 1 random Normal (Yellow) or Epic (Orange) affix, and Kyanite (remove one affix of your choice. works on Normal, Epic, Legend, and Set affixes). Calcite is good for changing your items Elements when needed, but with Angelite & Kyanite, you can make a set of Equipment that doesn’t need to change Elements, so you can use an Element you like all the time.

when using Angelite to put affixes on Equipment, the sixth affix will always be Epic, so if you have 6 random Epic & Normal affixes on an item, if you take one normal affix off at a time and use Angelite to put an affix back on, it will automatically be Epic.

for the Beginners Farm Build, you put an Epic Luck and Gold Find on each item. if you have a Pet, you put those on the Pet also. when you get Hero Points, get your Fortune Skill up to 20. also, if you can, find items with Luck or Greed (Gold Find) Natures, 3 of each. doing this will get you to +650% Cap for Luck & Gold Find on Very Easy Difficulty. Very Easy Difficulty is the easiest Difficulty to kill monsters, which is good since so much space is taken up for farming. three or four affixes of Elemental Weaken is the affix you need so you don’t have to keep using Calcite and you can keep the Element you like to use.

any spaces left over can be any affix you want, which is a good way to discover what other affix do.

when you find Legend items, you can do the same thing. some Legend items have an affix called Fortune, it can raise your Fortune Skill up to 40, so you only need 1 item each with Luck & Greed, giving you the chance to use other Natures to improve your Equipment.

items with Sockets can have Myth Stones placed in them. affix values are based on the items level, so low level items will have lower values than higher level items. Myth Stones are like an affix with max values no matter what level the item is.

going to higher difficulty levels means you need less space for the Luck & Gold Find, but the monsters are harder to kill and they do more damage to you, so it is a trade off. better to learn the game and farm Very Easy for better equipment before playing on higher difficulty levels.

Pets cost 5 Crystals to use affixes on them. if it takes 5 attempts to change your Pets Element from Poison to Shock, it will cost you 25 Calcite.


Thanks guide even if you active. @Golem


I realized after I posted this that I should have tested the Build first. so last night I tested it.

the Luck & Gold Find isn’t maxed on the Pet yet, so I am not at Cap, but basically I have max Luck & Gold Find, and +120% Elemental Weaken. the Class I am using is Wizard, and I decided to focus DMG on MH, so I have 40 Points in Twister, high Cool Down, +40% Crit Chance & +300%+ Crit DMG, +100% WD%, and 2x +20% ED%.

since I have a Level 99 Wizard with all 6 Perks, I have an advantage over Beginners. but if a Beginner wants to go for high Luck & Gold Find early in the game, this is a cheap way of doing it. I will admit I spent enough Angelite & Kyanite to get 3-4 Ultra Rare Crystals from finishing the Spend Crystals Feat, but it was worth it.

I was on Floor 110 when I switched to Very Easy Difficulty, and 1 hit everything. then went to Floor 200, same. worked my way up to 208, killed a Legend monster in 1-2 seconds, then went to sleep. :sleepy: :sleeping_bed:. I am going to work my way up to 500 and see how I do up there. the down side of this build is I only have +20% Dodge for defense, so I have to kill monsters and move around so they don’t kill me first.

the foundation of this Build can be used for any Class and Weapon combination, and you can use any affix you want after you put the Gold Find & Luck on your Equipment, so it is easy to make a Build for any play style. also, if you use this to farm before you start making use of Legend items, you will learn a lot and save yourself a lot of time and effort when you start Crafting your mid and late game Builds.


I noticed that imp doesn’t care of luck,it’s good if u want legends items

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haha, that is true! I used an Imp for a long time when I was a Noob, but my Gold Find was more like Gold Lost!!!

the Imp just converts 5 items of one Tier to 1 item of the next Tier. when I had pick up set on Legend+, I was getting lots of Legends, and converting them to Dust (after Patch 3.0), but didn’t have any understanding of a Farm Build, so was always running out of Gold.

Luck can be important when using an Imp. Luck improves your chance of finding higher Tier items, so the Imp isn’t starting with Normal & Magic items all the time, but mostly Rare items, speeding up the process of getting you your Legend items.


Imps are cool for getting more eternal and legend items but once you unlock your codex they are of less use. @Golem nice guide pal.


the Beginners Farm Build does ok up Floors 250ish on Very Easy. then I skipped up to 520, and it still kills monsters easily, but dies a lot because of very low defense. this is what it looks like. all affixes are Epic.

All Items are +25% Item Quality from Emerald Crystals. Beginners shouldn’t do this unless you plan on using these items until you are ready for better items. Items found as loot usually have IQ of -10% to +10%. I have found items of +/- 8% so far. The items you start with are IQ 0%.

I don’t have Elemental Crit, so I am just now thinking of changing the Weapon Elements to Shock for a bigger DMG boost than I get with Arcane. Elemental Crit lets your Elements do extra things. Arcane - Orbit (Magical Orb that spins around your Character doing +100% Arcane DMG), Poison - Toxic (Poison Cloud that does 400% of Poison DoT a second for 5 seconds), Shock - Paralyze (Stuns for 4 seconds), Fire - Immolate (100% Fire DMG a second for 4 seconds), Ice - Freeze (Causes enemies to be Frozen (not the Set) for 3 seconds).

Epic Staff: +30% Weaken, +75% Crit DMG, +100% WD%, +2 EAC, +75% Gold Find, +75% Luck.
Epic Orb: +75% Gold Find, +75% Luck, +20% Arcane DMG, +15% Crit Chance, +2 EAC, +30% Weaken.
Epic Robe: +15% Reduced CD. +75% Luck, +30% Weaken, +15% Crit Chance, +75% Gold Find, +250 MP on Hit.
Epic Hat: +75% Gold Find, +7500 HP, +75% Luck, +75% Crit DMG, +10 Twister, +15% Reduced CD.
Epic Ring: +7500 MP, +10 Twister, +75% Crit DMG, +75% Luck, +75% Gold Find, +10 Magnify (makes my Twister bigger, but maybe I should switch it to Dodge instead?).
Epic Amulet: +20% Arcane DMG, +75% Crit DMG, +500 MP Regen, +75% Gold Find, +75% Luck, +500 HP Regen.
Epic Hound: +54.8% Crit DMG, +9.8% Reduced CD, +171 MP on Hit, +27.8% Weaken, +62% Luck, +64.3% Gold Find. (It will cost too many Crystals to max out the affixes on a Pet, so I’ll just wait until I get enough Save Enslaved Pets Feats to max them out.)

Power: 103 Health: 5 Mana: 5.
Comet - 10 DPS 821.9k
Twister - 40 DPS 5.19m (this is my main monster slayer skill)
Teleport - 5 DPS 1.07m
Shatter - 10 DPS 769.2k
Strength - 7, Dexterity - 20, Intelligence - 7, Fortune - 20.
Talents: Sorcery 20, Amplify 20, Magnify 20, Prismatic 20.
Defense: Dodge +20%, Armor 5000, All Resist 366. (low defense is why I am dying a lot at floor 520).

I used Angelite, Kyanite, and Fluorite to put Epic affixes on my items and get them to max values. low Item Quality can make it harder to get max values. the level of an item also affects how high the affix values can go, up to max.

as you get to higher floors, you can find better Crystals. Emeralds can increase your Item Quality, up to +25%, Peridot can increase your items level, up to twice your Character level, but up to max item level 100 or floor you have reached, which ever is lowest, so you don’t have to keep making new items. Beryl can change your items Nature, so you don’t have to keep looking for the right Item with the Nature you want from random loot. Citrine can change the Talent on your Chest, Head, Ring, or Neck items, no more getting stuck with a Talent you don’t want. Amber changes the Special Skill on your MH & OH Weapons. that is how I got Twister on my Staff instead of Meteor.


kind of an update for the Epic Build I have been using. because the defense for it is bad, I just use it on Challenge maps of floor 200 on Very Easy. I could probably go up a few Difficulty Levels, but I just want to mostly use this for getting Gold and Items.

players don’t usually remain Beginners, which is why I have made some changes in the Build.

the biggest is that I am using Obsidian to put 3x Luck & 3x Gold find on the Gears. this will allow me to put 6 Fortune Myth Stones on my Gears, and open up 2 spaces for Epic affixes on my Pet, and I will be changing all my Natures to Elements for more DMG. I am also taking the 20 Skill Points out of Fortune and placing them in other Skills. Strength gets only 4 Points now, Intelligence goes up to 20, and that leaves a few extra Points for Comet, Shatter, and Teleport. wait, I switched from Orb to Bracer after I wrote the previous post, so I have a bunch of slots to beef up Manashield, so my Talents changed also. but I am thinking of going back to Orb for Teleport. this would open up about 8 slots for different affixes, so I might get better defense instead with Dodge.

I have 3x Crystal Luck now, so I have 3 Elements Natures and +100% Item Drop. my loot drops are doing a lot better.

although I made this Build mostly for fun, it is still a learning experience. for Beginners who are becoming Veteran Players, Builds like this are a good way to learn the basics of Crafting Builds, since for the most part, you are using the cheaper Crystals, and the knowledge you gain can help you refrain from making too many mistakes with the more valuable Crystals later.


Kindly read this @ShadowDragon advice farming build of @Golem 's.


haha. so I got 3 Crystal Luck on the Build now, but then ended up getting 2x Crystal Weaken, and ended up with +300% Weaken! I can’t really get rid of the Epic Weaken, since I plan on getting rid of the Crystal ones and replacing them with Gold Find.

on the other hand, I am kind of getting bored farming Very Easy with a basically Epic Affix Farm Build that doesn’t like going over floor 200ish, and have been considering using a bunch of Crystals & Dust to make another Farm Build for M3 floor 500ish.