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I always hear about the Decaying Crypt, but which act is it in? How can I get access to it from a way-point?

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Is this two separate questions? Or are they linked? I.e. you heard the Decaying Crypt was the best farming route? –  Lyrical Nov 19 '13 at 9:15
    
I have always heard about Decaying Crypt discussion on the live channel. My main questionis farming route. They are seperate. Sorry for the confusion. –  user61956 Nov 19 '13 at 9:37
    
I've always been doing VotA, Desolate Sands, Dahlghur Oasis, the Tunnels and then Storm Halls and/or The Unknown Depths. That's all in Act 2. But I'm not sure if it's the best farming route tho' –  Novarg Nov 19 '13 at 12:29
    
@Novarg that's the best farm route overall, but act 1 is still easier for most people. I have some nice graphics to post in detail about the act 1 run, I'll do that when I get home in ~ 8 hours. –  z ' Nov 19 '13 at 13:57
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The decaying crypt can only spawn in two possible locations in the Fields of Misery zone. The best way of finding it is by taking a look at the image provided in this guide:

How to find the crypt

As for an actual Reverse Crypt run (4 player DC run is the fastest XP in the game, currently), here is the best way of doing it:

  1. Every play make their own game to look for the crypt.
  2. If a player finds the crypt, the other 3 players join that game.
  3. The designated crypt runner runs through the crypt, triggering all the Wretched Mothers to spit out extra zombies. They should take care to not kill anything.
  4. The other 3 players, in the mean time, goes to Festering woods to prepare elites.
  5. Once the runner reaches decaying crypt level 2, he teleports out.
  6. All 4 players proceeds to gain 3 stacks in FW (if FW does not provide at least 3 stacks, which is rare but possible, then gain the 3rd stack in cemetary or leoric's courtyard).
  7. The runner then uses his original TP back to the crypt level 2.
  8. The crypt level 2 provides both a resplendent chest and an event, which takes you up to the full 5 NV stacks.
  9. Finally, all 4 players goes backwards through the Crypt and clears out the entire zone.

This full run should take ~5 minutes with a good party on MP10, and can provide up to 300m xp per hour, which is the best in the game.

Also, this map on diablowiki on festering woods should help you reach 3 NV stacks as fast as possible:

Festering Woods Map

Finally, for the solo xper, this is my favorite XP path in act 1:

  1. Go to Festering Woods to gain NV stacks.
  2. TP to cemetary of the forsaken and take the northwest exit to Fields of Misery.
  3. Clear FoM using an optimal path until you either find the crypt or complete the area.
  4. Clear crypt if it exists.
  5. (optional) clear halls of agony level 2 (this area has pretty good xp/hour, higher than weeping hallow)
  6. Start new run.
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Decaying crypt is a randomly spawned dungeon in fields of misery. Check this out for some farming routes for A1 and A2.

Short version for act 1:

  1. Festering woods
  2. Leoric's Manor (have 5 stacks for FoM)
  3. Fields of Misery
  4. Decaying Crypt (if it spawns)
  5. Halls of Agony level 2 (optional)

There is no 'Best farming route'. It depends on what your farming goals are.

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You can find Diablo 3 Decaying Crypt at Act I Fields of Misery. It is the map where you find the Act I keywarden. But it is a random place, which means you can not see it every time you go to Fields of Misery. Currently in patch 1.0.8, Act I Weeping Hollow and Decaying crypt are the best farming spot.

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I farm Misery fiedld a lot. Maybe I have just ignored the crypt. Thank you anyway. Is there any link or guide I can follow? –  user61956 Nov 19 '13 at 9:40
    
youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Klhlp_G05ho there is a video for you teaching you how to locate the crypt. –  user61956 Dec 3 '13 at 2:12
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