Assume I complete GR70 with Paragon level 500. I continue to run the same GR70 but now I am Paragon level 600.

Is the drop rate of GR70 reduced because of higher Paragon level? In other words, is there a penalty for farming lower difficulties as you continue to increase your power?

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At level 70, the drop rate of legendaries and other useful items is based solely on the difficulty that you are playing on. GR 70 is equivalent to Torment XV. The item pool increases from when you start playing until you reach 70, but it never changes after that, aside from adding the possibility to get primal ancient legendaries after you complete a GR 70 solo.

As your paragon level goes up, it should be easier to complete higher Torment levels which should in turn give you better drops and more experience. If you want the best loot, you should play on the hardest difficulty that you can defeat enemies reasonably quickly.

  • So drop rate will not change if your Paragon level goes up, there is no penalty, but there is an incentive to run higher level GRs since the drop rate will increase with the difficulty. With that being said, does the chance of getting Primals increase with difficulty?
    – fedxc
    Apr 16, 2019 at 15:41
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    Every legendary has a 1% chance to be a Primal regardless of everything else IIRC
    – FoxMcCloud
    Apr 16, 2019 at 18:28
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    Every legendary has a 10% chance to be ancient. Primal drop rate is about 1/500 chance.
    – Sharlike
    Apr 16, 2019 at 22:03
  • Is there a higher chance to get an Ancient item the higher the difficulty?
    – fedxc
    Apr 17, 2019 at 14:43
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    @fedxc The drop rates of legendaries is the only thing affected by difficulty. At higher Torment, you will get more legendaries and therefore more ancient items, but the probability that a legendary item will be ancient or primal is the same regardless of difficulty. Apr 17, 2019 at 17:19

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