Community Commentary: Legendary Research

Community Commentary: Legendary Research

This week our Community Commentary shout-out once again goes to Flux over on, this time for publishing an interesting survey designed to gauge players' personal experiences with the Legendary item hunt. The goal of this survey is to create a better picture -- even if anedoctal -- of what Legendary drops look like for the game as whole, and as well as for players at different MF and/or MP levels.

To achieve this, Flux is asking a series of very specific questions. Take a look!


  1. Is there an amount of MF that once you reach or exceed it you notice your legendary drops increasing noticeably?
  2. Have you ever gotten a legendary or set from a main quest or act boss on your first time through? (On any diff level, not including Inferno bosses you're running repeatedly. I mean just that first time when you get the bonus multi-rare drop even with zip for MF.)
  3. What are some legendary items or item types you see way more often than chance should provide?
  4. What are some legendary items or item types you see much less often than chance should provide?
  5. Where do you get most of your legendaries? Elites? Treasure Goblins? Golden chests? Trash mobs?
  6. Do you notice a correlation of higher item level = fewer of that particular item? Such as more Andy's hats (lvl 62) vs. Mempos (lvl 63.)
  7. How do your sets vs. legendary drops compare in frequency? How about on item types that have a set and a leg, such as chest armor or rings/amulets?
  8. How do you feel about the overall frequency of legendary drops in D3? Would you like more or fewer, more with higher MF, more as a bonus on higher MP, more from Act Bosses, etc?

Click here to read the full article.

If you're interested in hearing about what your fellow Nephalem have noticed in their hunt for legendary items, or if you'd like to share your own experiences, then head over to and take a look at Flux’s thread. You can also leave a comment below. More particpants = better results!