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, 2012 at 19:57
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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.

  • 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, 2012 at 20:12
  • A friend of mine got a legendary from a barrel with a level 13 character :| Jun 1, 2012 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, 2012 at 21:28
  • I got a legendary mojo (Thing of the Deep) from a white mob in Cathedral.
    – Alok
    Jun 1, 2012 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, 2012 at 11:09

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