While it is good to have as much MF as possible, is there a magical value where it is most effective, keeping in mind diminishing returns (If any?)


As you already mentioned "The more the merrier". But keep in mind that you should still be able to kill monsters. So if you go all-in to MF (almost) any enemy would probably be able to 1 shot you.

Concerning the diminishing return: yes, it exists but I don't know the exact formula to calculate it. Also, do not forget the Nephaelim Valor which you want to stack to level 5 which will give you additional 75% MF and 75% GF and bosses will drop at least 2 rares(1 rare in patch 1.03, but elite packs will also drop at least 1 rare in patch 1.03).

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    You can always swap your equipment, at least as a ranged solo character. Kill all Minions or Elites, except for one and drop his HP to 10% or lower then run away so you loose aggro, swap your gear and kill him. It is really bothersome to do but you have way better MF for a fragment of the price. – ayckoster Jun 14 '12 at 10:45
  • "As much as possible while still being effective at killing" - one way of doing it. "Swapping gear just before the kill" is the other way of doing it. Alternatively you could do it grouped with a couple doing the killing and a couple in the gear, but on average your MF will be lower doing this. – kalina Jun 14 '12 at 11:31
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    Pretty sure there's no diminishing returns. Magic find multiplies the % drop chance by your MF, then adds that onto the default drop chance. So if something has a 1% chance to drop, and you have 300% MF, it now has a 4% chance to drop. No diminishing returns there. – Mr Smooth Jun 14 '12 at 12:38
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    @novarg pretty sure there are no diminishing returns on MF – Halfwarr Jun 14 '12 at 13:46
  • @Halfwarr I'm inclined to agree on this, I do not believe that MF/GF are subject to DR – kalina Jun 14 '12 at 14:09

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