Some of my gear says it gives +__% to finding gold and magic items. What exactly does this mean? Does it mean for gold I'm more likely to:

  • Find more gold piles in general laying on the ground (natural spawns)?
  • Find more gold in each pile?
  • Increase the chances of finding more gold piles from killed mobs/chests/destroyables?

As for magic items, does it mean I'm more likely to:

  • Find better gear? like greens instead of whites? blues instead of greens? etc
  • Increase chance for gear to drop from a kill/chest/destroyable?
  • I can't speak for gold, but for magic find it's the standard 2: 1) you will find better tiers of gear (greens instead of whites, etc.) and 2) you will find better gear drops from everything, including mobs, chests, destructibles, etc. – Sadly Not Oct 1 '12 at 21:00

For gold:

  • +_% amount of gold found means you get more gold when it drops, it doesn't affect gold drop rates.

For items:

  • +_% magic finding means increased drop rate for gear, but not necessarily yields better gear. Each item tier (green, blue, yellow, purple) has its own drop rates (%), and it is this drop rate that will be increased.
  • 1
    That's good info but is there any sources to this or is it just personal experience? Either is ok with me – Dycker Oct 2 '12 at 17:27

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.