[Guide] Patch 2.0 TR - Lazy Solo XP/Itemfarm

Monk
Did a bit more running around with low difficulty farming on PTR and definitely feel Air Ally + Explosive Light is more effective than Zephyr/7-Sided. With the nerf to Templar regen from 21% > 10%, I have now switched Zephyr to Air Ally.. so swapping 7-sded > Explosive Light is also effective. Target difficulty is now EXPERT due to various difficulty balance changes. Folks can go up to Torment I with a TR build but only with some pretty insane gear, and the point of this build is to farm lazily with one hand, mediocre gear, and minimize wrist movement! ^_^

Main Skills:
Explosive Light - biggest AOE
Firestorm - Fire!!
Tailwind - movement
Submission - afk dps
Air Ally - Mana Pot!
Exalted Soul - spirit^1
Guardian's Path - spirit^2
Fleet Footed - MS
Dashing Strike - MS

Setup
Explosive Light - Left Mouse Button
Firestorm - Right Mouse Button
Tailwind - Spacebar + Calculator
DS/Ally - Mouse 4/5 (forward/back button)

Gameplay + Comments:
Firestorm + Submission + TR everything in sight. Explosive Light Elites + Air Ally Spirit Pot when needed.

A few notes on gameplay - in RoS we no longer need to stop when TRing to click on a variety of 'objetcs' like shrines, chests, quest NPCs, etc. With my trust calculator on TR, I can spam click chests and see what spews out before TRing off the screen. Another bonus of being a lazy spec on low difficulty is that with submission, you can start an event - go get a drink / potty - and then come back and have completed the event!

Lastly with DS + TR, I found trying to spam DS consecutively led to a stationary 'pause', and figured out the best way to spam DS for movement is to stop TR, hold LMB in the direction to head (ie - walk), then spam DS and it will go much smoother. And on the topic of DS, there a quite a few places DS can be used to save some time and have some fun -

- After Butcher, can DS from top platform down to where Tyreal is: http://i.imgur.com/YtGl2j7.jpg
- Area just before the Caverns of Araneae, can DS from top to cave entrance: http://i.imgur.com/d400way.jpg
^ Ready to roll with this spec tonight hopefully! :-D At least until I get a Thunderfury!
My TR monk is playing OK. Using the physical damage rune for SW because of a roll on my bracers at the moment.

Edit: By OK I mean no deaths and reasonable kill times on Torment 1.
Tempest Rush Tailwind now changes my movement speed from 24% to 49% but I don't move faster. Bug?
I'm noticing that too, too slowwww
The original tailwind had a hidden stacking MS they "fixed", so we just need to pick fleet foot up as well to feel closer to normal.
Mini-Update!

I've been using my female monk for T6 power-leveling (DW 210k dps) and my male monk to TR speed run (175k dps) through Normal-Master difficulties depending on how many players are in the game.

For those that don't know, you can get a guaranteed legendary from SK every time you kill him after resetting quests (at least for now, could be termed a bug and removed). You also get a guaranteed legendary from all act bosses between levels 1-59, but as you can see from the Thunderfury on my Wizard, don't want no stinking lvl 59 legendaries @ 60!) Plus bosses get a slight bonus legendary drop from what I've seen, nothing quantifiable other than some anecdotal evidence [ http://i.imgur.com/YepnOqi.png ] so for those that hate farming ONE spot can just reset quests and lazy-TR around every Act between other farming runs.

I guess I am that lazy enough to hate switching gear / skills on a single monk, so having multiple 60 monks helps... Powerlevel whilest you can!
For those that haven't read the upcoming hotfixes, they are going to nerf quest rewards after first completion unless you reset your quests, and slightly buff act-end bosses drop quality (tho not to the point of guaranteed legs)... so lazy TR thru the entire storyline may be an option someday.... maybe after we get all the bounty specific loot and realize gambling isn't worth it! ^_^ Ok, probably not uness they give shards/riftkeys as quest rewards.

But, to share some typical data, yesterday's full game clear from the quest after SK to killing SK again:

~2 hours game time with Lazy TR
Hard difficulty (one shot elite packs spawned by shrines)
6 Legendary Drops: 3x2H 1xFist 1xShoulder 1xChest = http://i.imgur.com/0htfrQr.png
~3 Paragon Levels: 184-186 (Hard/Leorics/Ruby/Hellfire/50%lto)

As far as spec goes, I went back to Empowered Wave to have more time at full spirit bubble! Plus even though I rolled a sub-par Nemesis Bracer without crit, still wear it most of the time since I'm too lazy to swap to my better pairs even if its ~10% more dps/toughness. They are almost mandatory for RoS methinks.
SK Reset #1
Hard Diff, ~2hr clear time, Plvl 186-189
6 Legs = http://i.imgur.com/XbAsRLE.png = 1xDaibo 2xChest 1xShoulder 1xHelm 1xRing

SK Reset #2
Hard Diff, ~2hr clear time, Plvl 189-192
4 Legs = http://i.imgur.com/N6sfAiT.png = 1xMace 1xPants 1xSword 1x2HSword

Run 1 was broken down into around 6 15-30min sessions, while #2 was around 2 1hr sessions. My current theory of their legendary timer involves 'rested LF'! hehe
This http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11909940878?page=4#69 blue post said the SK thing is a bug and they were moving it to diablo (since they got feedback that ppl liked the guaranteed leg). Assumed they would do it during the Tuesday patch but guessed it will be pushed back.

Made a dual-wield TR build [ http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/ManofPeace-1914/hero/1459573 ] that uses Thunderfury+Fulminator. Running ~16.5 spirit regen makes TR drain slowly enough that Air Ally active can keep up. Running ~18+ is enough for to maintain the TR indefinitely.

TR with dual-wield damage is so pitiful but it's just for fun. Definitely cooler seeing the mobs die by lightning though.

Clear speeds ~90 min (on normal)
Avg 4.5 Legs across all runs. Had a run where I got 3 legs within 2mins of each other. Also had a run where I only got the guaranteed SK drop.
somewhat of a silly question but when can you "reset quests?" Is it after you finish one act in its entirety? Cause it seems like I can't "reset quests"

:(

Thank you for any replies!
SK Reset 3-6
Hard Diff, ~3hr clear time w/ buddy, Plvl 189-196 (dat buffed quest XP!)
6 Legs = http://i.imgur.com/tcOApw2.png = 1xDaibo 2xSpiritStone 1xDagger 2xRing

03/06/2014 05:00 AMPosted by ManofPeace
This http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11909940878?page=4#69 blue post said the SK thing is a bug and they were moving it to diablo (since they got feedback that ppl liked the guaranteed leg). Assumed they would do it during the Tuesday patch but guessed it will be pushed back.

Made a dual-wield TR build [ http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/ManofPeace-1914/hero/1459573 ] that uses Thunderfury+Fulminator. Running ~16.5 spirit regen makes TR drain slowly enough that Air Ally active can keep up. Running ~18+ is enough for to maintain the TR indefinitely.

TR with dual-wield damage is so pitiful but it's just for fun. Definitely cooler seeing the mobs die by lightning though.

Clear speeds ~90 min (on normal)
Avg 4.5 Legs across all runs. Had a run where I got 3 legs within 2mins of each other. Also had a run where I only got the guaranteed SK drop.


Nice, I also noticed a few times when I'd get two drops pretty close together, then go an hour before the next one. I hate RNG. But moving the fixed lenegdary to Diablo seems a bit more reasonable. Wonder if they will move it to Act 5 later...

03/06/2014 06:33 AMPosted by Grifpa
somewhat of a silly question but when can you "reset quests?" Is it after you finish one act in its entirety? Cause it seems like I can't "reset quests"


Sure, it's the button right under change current quest in story mode. Keep in mind you will have to complete EVERY quest and get every quest checkpoint in order to reset, can't just have a friend invite you to Diablo quest and hope to reset

http://i.imgur.com/WSep0Ll.png
@Davlok, thanks for taking the time to replying back :)

I've basically been doing runs but I am definitely a lot slower than you are for clear speeds. I think that it's mostly my build so I'll make adjustments. Right now, I'm more set up for CoTA runs in T6 but I gotta admit that this way of farming is enjoyable.

OMG.. I looked at your gear and I immediately started to drool amonst other things... is this from doing these runs? If so, that is Insane!
03/07/2014 08:58 AMPosted by Grifpa
@Davlok, thanks for taking the time to replying back :)

I've basically been doing runs but I am definitely a lot slower than you are for clear speeds. I think that it's mostly my build so I'll make adjustments. Right now, I'm more set up for CoTA runs in T6 but I gotta admit that this way of farming is enjoyable.

OMG.. I looked at your gear and I immediately started to drool amonst other things... is this from doing these runs? If so, that is Insane!


I can't stand COTA runs, though for some reason I was ok with Warrior's Rest farming back in the day. I prefer the full story clears since it gives me a good excuse to do random quests and I can pause whenever.

Ya, almost all of the 2.0 gear I have now is from story mode clears. Almost 4 character inventories of crap I am saving just for transmog credit when RoS goes live, then vendoring!

SK Reset 3-7
Hard Diff, ~2.5hr clear time w/ clan, Plvl 196-200
6 Legs = http://i.imgur.com/2zIFDlo.png
Thanks for the info. <3. I gotta invest in some new gear so I can run your build. I'm running at 30% your speed it seems.
Thanks for the info. <3. I gotta invest in some new gear so I can run your build. I'm running at 30% your speed it seems.


It's not always about speed since some areas are worth clearing even if it isn't a straight line into the objective. Also Nemesis Bracers definately help boost drops when speed clearing. Sometimes I have 4 shrines up at once.

3-8 Runs

#1 http://i.imgur.com/ZlgMihm.png (RNG ftw)

#2 http://i.imgur.com/zJwrU79.png (RNG ftl)

#3 http://i.imgur.com/tBoObrK.png (RNG ftw)
Last few full-reset runs, we'll see how the Diablo-Guarenteed + Act Boss 'rare' drop buff goes today hopefully!

3-10 SK-Hard Full Reset: http://i.imgur.com/C5T3dcm.png (Azz ok)

3-9 SK-Hard Full Reset #1: http://i.imgur.com/STqYIU3.png (magefist ok)

3-9 SK-Hard Full Reset#2: http://i.imgur.com/SjrvsJv.png (all salvage)
3-12 D-Hard Full Reset http://i.imgur.com/Kcq3u8U.png

3-11 D-Hard Full Reset + 5x60 D kills ^_^. http://i.imgur.com/OJ6QeZR.png
Wow, still living the dream.

I actually sold off some of the pieces that were central to my monk running this on PTR, Not regretting it got good gold, but I'm a little nostalgic.


3-11 D-Hard Full Reset + 5x60 D kills ^_^. http://i.imgur.com/OJ6QeZR.png


im not understanding this. I assume 5x60 D Kills means you killed him 5 times with different level 60 characters? I just cleared to him after a reset and he dropped one for my Monk. Then I switched to all my other characters and he didnt drop anything.

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