I still often check the official Diablo 3 forums to see what’s happening, and even well over a month after this game was released people still have trouble farming gold in this game. Getting gold is one of the easiest things to do in this game, and for those who may think it’s only reserved for players who are grinding Act IV or Whimsyshire, you’re mistaken. This is a no-bullshit method that will get you that amount of gold guaranteed.
The following video will explain to you exactly how you can farm 500,000 gold in only 1 hour in Inferno difficulty, Act I. If you’re still struggling to get gold to progress further, now you simply don’t have an excuse anymore. You don’t need to rely on flipping items on the auction house or waiting for item drops: this technique gives you cold hard cash.
I’d say 500,000 gold an hour in Act I is more than a reasonable amount and will enable you to get a few item upgrades to continue further into the depths of hell. In this video you can see how the author farmed 80,000 gold in just 10 minutes. You could even make a few thousand more if you had more gold find gear, and if you read my previous tips you could also salvage blue items which are level 61+ (these always give Exquisite Essences, worth over 1,500g currently).
To make the most out of this gold farming method you should invest a few hundred thousand gold into equipment with “Increased Gold Find“. You can in fact get over 300% increased gold find, but anything over 200 should give you a nice income. And you don’t have to worry about spending even 500,000g on the gear: you’ll get the investment back in an hour if you follow this guide. Don’t forget you can also equip a follower with gold find: two rings and an amulet should cost less than 50,000 gold, and give you an extra 10% (you’ll get 20% of your companion’s GF amount). If you think about it, if you get 10% extra gold you’ll return your investment in just one hour of farming.
This method works right now, it wasn’t nerfed in patch 1.0.3, and if the Act II goblin is unavailable for you this is an excellent alternative. I personally prefer farming the goblin but sometimes you just can’t seem to get any drops, while this Dank Cellar is guaranteed to bring you a certain amount of gold per time invested.
Back to the aforementioned official D3 forums: if you expect to get gold by doing nothing in this game, I’m sorry but it’s just not possible. Even reselling items on the AH/RMAH takes effort. But the method shown in this video is extremely reliable, you can do it as soon as you unlock Inferno difficulty mode and it doesn’t really matter how much DPS you have: even with 10,000 DPS you should easily be able to do it. It may be a bit faster to do with Demon Hunter due to increased mobility, but with the right build you should be able to maximize your profits and still get well over 400,000 gold/hour. If you farm it for a few days, you’ll be able to afford a decent weapon at least, which will make it a lot easier.
It’s hard to say what Blizzard is up to these days and their logic, but it’s quite likely this will be nerfed soon. It’s not necessarily a problem of a decent gold income, but rather the convenience of it. Therefore I recommend you take advantage of this while you can.
If you knew about this a month ago, how much gold would you have right now? If you regret not knowing about this sooner, then you really should get the D3 Gold Secrets guide to find even more farming spots like this one. Did you know you can get 300,000 gold per hour on Hell difficulty with a similar method? If you think getting 500k/h in Act I is a lot, just imagine the amount of gold you can farm in later acts of inferno. Just as you’re investing into gold and magic find gear, investing into this guide is a smart move, especially since you can sell gold for real money.