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The Skeleton King dropped 2 blues items when I killed him today on my Wizard in Nightmare. I have killed the Skeleton King 5 times before now and he (Along with all the other boss-type unique monsters) always dropped at least 1 rare and 2 blue items. They weren't necessarily useful to me, but 1 rare and 2+ blues struck me as a 100% droprate.
Am I having extremely bad luck with the loot table or am I experiencing an issue worth reporting?
I just tried it on my barb in Nightmare, same thing happened. Then I started the quest from the beginning and still just junk.
I also want to note that the normal way the boss loot drops (Loot falls to the ground piece by piece while the boss' death animation plays out) didn't happen, just a meager pile of stuff all dropped at once.
Bosses in Diablo 2 did the same thing. You had better drop %'s for the first time you did that quest, meaning you got a better chance at better loot. In Diablo 3 it's similar but restricted to Normal mode only, not Nightmare and above. Killing the bosses for the first time on Normal will usually give you a rare or two, and a few blues. On other difficulties this isn't the same.
This can only be done once per character.
To clarify, (Nightmare Skeleton King kills, chronological order)
Demon Hunter's Loot, First Kill: 2 rares, Miscellaneous blues, white items, and a sum of gold.
Wizard's Loot, First Kill: Miscellaneous blues, white items, and a sum of gold.
Barbarian's Loot, First Kill: Miscellaneous blues, white items, and a sum of gold.
Barbarian's Loot, Second Kill: Miscellaneous blues, white items, and a sum of gold.
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