In Diablo II, some "random" dungeons could be rapidly navigated by simply following the right wall like the Forgotten Tower. Are there any rules that can be applied in Diablo III to breeze through dungeons with a minimum of dead-ends and loops?


Similar to D2, dungeons are generated randomly in D3. That being said, there are certain points of the map that always look the same and tend to be in the same place each time you play through. It's actually less random than in D2. You can know, for some quests, the direction that you need to go and ignore a large section of the map.

This is not true for most of the small dungeons, i think. It only applies to the larger areas.

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    This is very true. Although not really a dungeon, on the Act II quest "The road to Alcarnus" where you are looking for the Kasim outpost, as long as you head north by northwest you will always find the path in that corner. This is true in a lot of these outdoor areas. Some of the fixtures in the middle can change positions, but the edges seem to remain roughly the same. – Tater596 May 25 '12 at 19:21
  • What about for places like the Keep Depths in III? – Nick T May 25 '12 at 19:24
  • I haven't payed extremely close attention to every location of the doors as I've played through each time, but my thinking is that if the destination is not part of your quest then it will be in a random place each time. Following the a certain wall is a pretty decent strategy for those cases. – Isaac Fife May 25 '12 at 19:33

Dungeons are randomly generated, so the fastest way through them is different every time. The only consistent guide I've had for finding the exit the fastest seems to be "always go away from the entrance"

There are typically more loops than dead ends in the dungeons, so going closer to the entrance increases the chance that you'll just loop back on yourself, while heading away from the entrance leads to new territory. So if you ever come to a cross road, pick the option that goes further away from the entrance.

The world map is not considered a dungeon, and is always the same layout, however the events, optional dungeons, mobs, and items within it are random. The waypoints are always static, and quest dungeons are either static, or random within a few possible locations

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