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I have never seen a legendary item drop from a treasure goblin, and am beginning to wonder if it's even possible for them to drop one.

Can Treasure Goblins drop legendary items? And does the type of Treasure Goblin matter?

I have read How do the Treasure Goblins work, however it does not address this question at all in either the question or the answers provided.

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    yes, they do. I've had a few legendaries from them. But I can't say anything about their types, so would keep it as a comment
    – Novarg
    Mar 28, 2014 at 16:33

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Legendary items can be dropped by basically everything that's killable, lootable or that has a red border when moving your cursor over it.

Treasure goblin hunting is actually a popular method of farming legendary items alongside with chests and bosses.

As of now there are no 100% reliable statistics of what drop the most legendary items but I asked a friend of mine with paragon 370 (so I kinda think he knows some things when it comes to farming) and he told me that the most legendaries come from things in this order.

  • Killing a boss for the first time (100%)
  • Small chests
  • Goblins (any type) = Big chests
  • Lootable corpses/Destroyable objects (with red borders)
  • Regular monsters = Killing a boss for the nth time
  • Elite packs (yellow and blue) = Elite bosses

I myself haven't played as much as my friend did but i can say that I see a very similar drop rate when I'm playing.

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  • Thank you, this is useful to know however I am wondering specifically if treasure goblins have an increased chance to drop legendary items just because they are treasure goblins, and if their type/color affects that chance or not. I realize every single creature in the game does have some small base chance to drop a legendary :)
    – Rachel
    Mar 28, 2014 at 17:37

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