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I noticed that I did not get any exp for the skeletons spawned by the Activated Pillars (during the quest A Shattered Crown). Not sure if this was right from the start or I get xp for the first few spawns killed - I was trying to test out a comment on using level up blast to topple all 4 pillars for the achievement, when I saw that I get 0 xp for letting more skels spawn and then kill them :(

Do we ever get xp for killing such spawns, or its always best to just kill the nest or pillar asap? If they give no xp, is it better to just avoid all the plague crow nests etc. in the wild instead of wasting time on killing them (or do the 'nest' give more xp to compensate)

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  • You've pretty much answered you own question there :). May 21 '12 at 7:16
  • I don't know if the 0xp is in that particular situation or always (and I didn't notice right at the start, so maybe first few enemies give xp?)
    – Alok
    May 21 '12 at 7:18
  • When in doubt, you can always go for the massacre xp bonus which seems to also work on spawned opponents :)
    – Morfildur
    May 21 '12 at 7:29
  • I believe this works on a similar line to D2. May 21 '12 at 7:58
  • Related: Do minions summoned by other enemies or bosses give XP?; however not entirely the same since this is about enemies spawned from the columns, not summoned by other enemies.
    – Oak
    May 22 '12 at 11:10
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You get experience for the initial group of enemies, but any new spawned enemies give you 0 exp

This was probably done to prevent exp farming, since Blizzard wants you to go out and explore their world, not sit in one spot and farm experience :)

Edit: The "initial group" includes the monsters that are alive with the spawner too. So if you walk up on one Crows Nest and 4 crows, the 4 crows will give exp but any new crows spawned won't

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  • @Alok I think the 'initial group' includes the monsters that are alive with the spawner too. So if you walk up on one Crows Nest and 4 crows, the 4 crows will give exp but any new crows spawned won't.
    – Rachel
    May 21 '12 at 17:05
  • @Alok Sure, answer updated
    – Rachel
    May 25 '12 at 18:47

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