Mats Imbalance

General Discussion
Current mat inventory:

546 white
142 blue
5 yellow

7,198 DB

Started with Sage then realized it wasn’t necessary anymore farming 16.

Pick up everything, convert whites to yellow; make yellows crafting rings via gems.
Current seasonal softcore materials inventory:

11,108 white
16,318 blue
14,205 yellow
571 DB
177 FS

If you're doing "upgrade rare to legendary" the limitation will usually be DBs.
If you're doing re-forges the limitation will usually be FS / Bounty materials.
Best way, run battlefields of eternity and pick up every single white item. They salvage into multiple white mats and just use the conversion to get them to blue or yellow.
06/25/2019 12:36 PMPosted by Dragonmaster
Best way, run battlefields of eternity and pick up every single white item. They salvage into multiple white mats and just use the conversion to get them to blue or yellow.

Yes and you might even find a Pool of Reflection ;)
I like to do this on torment 1. So the best items can drop.
Time to start picking up yellows again.
Thanks do all of the above inc Battlefields of Eternity and Leorics Manor (six quick whites).
Imbalance affects Recipe 3 (upgrade legendary). Recipe 2 stays pretty much in balance, although I run out of souls before bounty mats with 22/cache i t-16. The reusable parts in the caches help.
Best way to farm normal mats is to pick-up white items and then trash them. Why?

Trashing white item gives you x8 white parts
Trahsing blue item gives you x3 blue parts
Trashing yellow item gives you x1 yellow part

In Kanai's cube you can convert any of those mats into any other of said mats in 1:1 ratio, eg 1000 whites into 1000 blues, or 1000 whites into 1000 yellows.

So, basically if you're hunting for the mats, change your pick-up order from yellow-blue-white to white-blue-yellow.
Simple solutions are there.

Great suggestions here and you can google even more.
From op:

Pick up everything, convert whites to yellow; make yellows crafting rings via gems.

Everything = whites, yellow, blues, legs, db, gems, beer

Convert whites to yellows = recipe 7 in cube

Make yellows crafting gems = use jeweler to craft 50 gold rings at a time using only gems then salvage. Convert other gems to amy and diamonds (tedious process).
The most white items per hour is doing the Templar quest over and over ad infinitum. You are almost guaranteed 120+ reusable parts per run and it takes roughly a minute to do it and reset the game to do it again. Warning, that method is EXTREMELY boring and monotonous. The good thing is it is all about movement speed and there is no fighting anything so you can build for 100% speed and do it on any difficulty (even T16). Running Battlefields on Torment 1 gives you a lot of whites and the potential of other drops with little risk.
06/25/2019 03:36 PMPosted by Linkee
Best way to farm normal mats is to pick-up white items and then trash them. Why?

Trashing white item gives you x8 white parts
Trahsing blue item gives you x3 blue parts
Trashing yellow item gives you x1 yellow part

In Kanai's cube you can convert any of those mats into any other of said mats in 1:1 ratio, eg 1000 whites into 1000 blues, or 1000 whites into 1000 yellows.

So, basically if you're hunting for the mats, change your pick-up order from yellow-blue-white to white-blue-yellow.


Holy crap, how did I not notice this before?
06/25/2019 04:31 PMPosted by Obxer
Make yellows crafting gems = use jeweler to craft 50 gold rings at a time using only gems then salvage. Convert other gems to amy and diamonds (tedious process).


This a very bad idea. You should never waste your precious gems crafting rings/amulets. You will need them for Caldesans.

You are better off either finding, crafting through BS or just buying the yellow items with gold for coversion from a vendor.

Unless of course, you only play non-season and you literally have thousands of flawless royals already.
Just do split bounties, a round of T16 bounties takes about 10~15 min and you get:

1. Around 450 parts and dusts, 250 crystals and 30 DB from caches. That's total around 1150 crystals once you use cube to convert parts and dusts.

2. Cache legendaries.

3. Around 650 blood shards for gambling that will provide the rare items you need for converting parts and dusts.

4. White items for even more parts, legendaries and XP while doing the bounties.

5. Last but not the least, bounty materials for reforging.

Don't bother picking up rare items because they only gives one crystal each and fill up your inventory quickly.

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