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Just wondering; can normal enemies drop Legendary quality equipment? What is the breakdown for probability for White/Blue/Yellow/Purple?

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They do drop Legendary (I got both of mine from white mobs) no idea what the probability is. –  Halfwarr Jun 1 '12 at 19:57
    
Is it a good idea to use "critter" in the title? I associate small decorative NPCs with that word - the ones that tend to explode when clicked too often in Starcraft. –  Fadeway Jun 26 '12 at 21:04
    
Related: gaming.stackexchange.com/a/91670/10260 –  Tharius Nov 2 '12 at 13:25
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Normal enemies CAN drop a Legendary. Breaking barrels can drop a legendary. There is a chance of it happening, albeit a small one.

NOTE: As of patch 1.0.3, the chance for loot drops from containers is even smaller.

As you have probably noticed, the Elite and Unique enemies tend to have a better chance of dropping better loot. You are more likely to get something good off these mobs, but that doesn't mean a normal enemy couldn't give you a great and rare weapon.

As far as the probability or formula, no one really knows the answer except an official source that would never disclose it.

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A friend of mine got a legendary item from a barrel. We could almost not believe it but it is possible. But it's highly unlikely. –  Anders Jun 1 '12 at 20:12
    
A friend of mine got a legendary from a barrel with a level 13 character :| –  BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Jun 1 '12 at 20:18
    
I have received two legendary armor pieces from normal mobs. The third one I found was from an elite pack. –  lmickh Jun 1 '12 at 21:28
    
I got a legendary mojo (Thing of the Deep) from a white mob in Cathedral. –  Alok Jun 1 '12 at 22:00
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It is worth noting that loot from "containers" has been reduced in patch 1.0.3. –  kalina Jun 22 '12 at 11:09
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