Diablo® III

Demonic Essence Drop Decrease?

Anyone else notice these have seemingly decreased in drop rate, does the chance increase w/ mp lvl? I had a bunch that I burned on ammys and now that I want to upgrade gems I can't find any. Just did the entire azmodan run and got one from him at the end on mp2...strange.
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Why do you need DE to upgrade gems?
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The drop rates for Demonic Essences have not been changed, and the drop chance for them does indeed increase with progressively higher Monster Power levels. Demonic Essences drop according to the following conditions and rates which were established in patch 1.0.7:

  • This reagent is account-bound and can be acquired from Elite monsters, Treasure Goblins, and bosses in Inferno difficulty
    • Major in-game events that grant a stack of Nephalem Valor when completed also have a chance to drop Demonic Essence
    • Note: Nephalem Valor will not be required in order for Demonic Essences to drop
  • Each level of Monster Power will increase the drop chance of Demonic Essence from Elites and bosses according to the following values:
    • MP 0: 15.0000%
    • MP 1: 16.5000%
    • MP 2: 18.1500%
    • MP 3: 19.9650%
    • MP 4: 21.9615%
    • MP 5: 24.1577%
    • MP 6: 26.5734%
    • MP 7: 29.2308%
    • MP 8: 32.1538%
    • MP 9: 35.3692%
    • MP 10: 38.9061%
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    Just playing i find quite a bit.. in all honesty i have no idea what its used for though. could someone enlighten me?
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    it for the new crafting items that are boa
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    03/14/2013 02:20 PMPosted by Ketchup
    Why do you need DE to upgrade gems?

    no. u dont need DE for gem upgrade.

    03/14/2013 02:38 PMPosted by Warmachine
    Just playing i find quite a bit.. in all honesty i have no idea what its used for though. could someone enlighten me?

    DE is for item crafting.
    I mainly use those for crafting chest armor.
    My demon hunter is wearing a crafted chest armor here:
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Luffy-1946/hero/22549518
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    03/14/2013 02:38 PMPosted by Warmachine
    Just playing i find quite a bit.. in all honesty i have no idea what its used for though. could someone enlighten me?


    Armors:
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/blacksmith/recipe/#filter=archon
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/blacksmith/recipe/#filter=razor

    Jewels/Amulets:
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/jeweler/recipe/#filter=amulet
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/artisan/jeweler/recipe/#filter=Marquise
    Edited by PerfectCell on 3/14/2013 2:48 PM PDT
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    Thanks
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    Can Demonic Essences drop from resplendent chests? - is that considered a "Major in-game event" ?
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    I did a full act 3 clear on mp3 and all i got was ONE lousy essence,
    Usually i get 5-6 doing that.

    incredibly bad luck i guess (!??)
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    I have had no trouble at all getting them to drop on MP1 through MP7. Usually can gather 40-50 a day. Not sure why you are having such bad luck.
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    I am using them to craft marquise gems, so yes, you do need them.
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    R-andom
    N-umber
    G-enerator

    Learn it, live with it.

    Drop rates have not been lowered. People have dry spells, believe it or not this does happen. I did an mp8 act 3 run 2 nights ago and got 0 essences. What did I do? Come to the forums and post about it? No, I started a new game and found 4 within the first 2 minutes of the run.
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    You could also obtain a puzzle ring for your follower. I find the templar or the enchantress armed with Maximus tend to proc goblins most often. They're easy to kill, and drop all kinds of useful stuff.
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    The drop rates for Demonic Essences have not been changed, and the drop chance for them does indeed increase with progressively higher Monster Power levels. Demonic Essences drop according to the following conditions and rates which were established in [url="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/8608455/patch-107-now-live-2-12-2013"]patch 1.0.7[/url]:

  • This reagent is account-bound and can be acquired from Elite monsters, Treasure Goblins, and bosses in Inferno difficulty
    • Major in-game events that grant a stack of Nephalem Valor when completed also have a chance to drop Demonic Essence
    • Note: Nephalem Valor will not be required in order for Demonic Essences to drop
  • Each level of Monster Power will increase the drop chance of Demonic Essence from Elites and bosses according to the following values:
    • MP 0: 15.0000%
    • MP 1: 16.5000%
    • MP 2: 18.1500%
    • MP 3: 19.9650%
    • MP 4: 21.9615%
    • MP 5: 24.1577%
    • MP 6: 26.5734%
    • MP 7: 29.2308%
    • MP 8: 32.1538%
    • MP 9: 35.3692%
    • MP 10: 38.9061%


    What about archon plans?
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    Just farm vault of the assassin on mp0. 5 or six rares all bunched up. You will have more than you know what to do with in no time.
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    03/14/2013 03:25 PMPosted by CheehC
    Can Demonic Essences drop from resplendent chests? - is that considered a "Major in-game event" ?

    Yes.
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    03/14/2013 01:30 PMPosted by BuckeyeBeast
    Anyone else notice these have seemingly decreased in drop rate, does the chance increase w/ mp lvl? I had a bunch that I burned on ammys and now that I want to upgrade gems I can't find any. Just did the entire azmodan run and got one from him at the end on mp2...strange.


    Hi there - yes I have noticed. I see blue has posted - but is wrong. Something broke. There will be a future apology, blah blah blah...
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    Posted by Ketchup
    Why do you need DE to upgrade gems?

    no. u dont need DE for gem upgrade.


    yes you do.......... to make a marquise!!!
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    Hey bwest, that's awesome for you and all, but if I wanted your worldly advice I would've asked. Thanks
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