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All That Glitters trophy in Diablo III

All That Glitters

Pick up 5,000,000 gold.

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How to unlock the All That Glitters trophy

  • ShizoShizo
    07 Sep 2013 31 Oct 2013 31 Oct 2013
    The video is me playing same route as I did on console. It's MP10 (Master V on consoles).

    I am one of the first people in the world to obtain this Trophy and overall Platinum in Diablo 3, and first in the world according to, and lately I am getting a lot of questions from people asking to help with this trophy, so here is my guide.

    Lot of people are asking me on PSN how I managed to get 5 million gold Trophy so fast and some tips to help them out, here is a guide on my route for farming. I know it's PC version, but I don't have capture card for PS3/Xbox so I just recreated my PS3 route on PC and captured footage. It's essentially the same.

    I found that Alkaizer route worked best for console, since mob density in Act 3 is much higher than anywhere else. After playing around and tweaking my routes, I found that the most loot and gold come from Arreat Crater Level 2 and Keep Depths Level 2 since they have the best mob density in the console version of the game.

    I recommend playing this route with either WW-Rend Barb or Tempest Rush monk, since they will have insane speed boost due to their abilities and overall have excellent efficiency. Close 3rd would be Archon Wizard. Other classes or specs simply will take 2-3 times as much to achieve it.

    My route is reverse run of "Areate Crater Level 2" and "Keep Depths 2"

    1. Start fresh Act 3 checkpoint on Quest "Heart of Sin - Kill Azmodan"
    2. Go to waypoint "Tower of the Cursed Level 1"
    3. Now run back up the stairs, you will get Checkpoint
    4. Proceed running back to "Arreat Crater Level 2"

    Now the farming itself starts. Just kill everything in your way, those huge packs of white mobs give insane amount of XP and decent chance to drop loot/gold. You want to run reverse back to waypoint at the start of the map.

    5. After you get to the waypoint go to "Keep Depths 1"
    6. Again, as in my video go to level 2 and clear it until you get to the exit.

    After you are done - teleport back to town, quit the game and resume. You will have portal to "Tower of the Cursed Level 1", and you can start new run.

    Repeat until you get your achievement/trophy.

    Few more things that might help you:

    Easy, Normal and Hard on console are equal to MP0, MP2 and MP4 on PC, but unlike the PC version of the game you don't get any bonuses to MF, XP or GF. So there is no point to struggle on hard if you were unlucky with your gear drops. Master 1 to Master 5 on the other hand are same as Monster Power 6 to Monster Power 10 on PC and they do give bonuses to your XP, MF and GF.

    If you can easily handle Master 1 and can handle Master 2 or 3 it doesn't actually mean you should farm higher difficulty, it's all about efficiency. You want to kill monsters fast. If it takes 60-90 seconds to kill an Elite and 30-40 seconds to kill an white mob pack - it's probably better to switch to lower difficulty, since MF/XP/GF bonuses are not worth the extra time to kill mobs and elites on higher difficulty. Same thing with co-op, it's good only if your party is geared as good as you and they can move as fast as you, if not - you only gimping yourself. profile:
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    I recommend you guys watch video about farming efficiency from user "Moldran" on YouTube, he is one of the best Diablo 3 theorycrafters on PC.

    About my build and play style:

    Now I played as Barb on consoles, unlike my PC barb who is only 155k DPS unbuffed, my console barb was already 191k DPS by the time I started seriously grinding this trophy. You get lots of speed, crowd control immunity and DPS boost if you maintain Wrath of Berserker buff, to maintain it you need Battle Rage - in to the frey ability to get your fury back from crits. So more CC = better. But you also need mobs to survive for 5-6 seconds, otherwise you will kill them too fast. Now this will sound ridiculous to you, but you might actually need to drop your DPS a bit if you kill mobs too fast. By the time I was at 3.5 million gold out of 5 I already had 317k DPS unbuffed, so I had to tone it down a little bit, otherwise I couldn't maintain WoTB.

    The math behind it is simple on one hand you have you DPS, say it's buffed with Battle Rage, you might think it's faster to farm if you kill mobs in 2-3 seconds without WOTB, but in reallity you get about same DPS if you able to maintain WOTB, but you also get additional bonuses such as movement speed and crowd control immunity.

    So if you have to tone down your DPS - first drop the gear with Crit Damage, Avg Damage and maybe get weapon with less DPS. Don't ever ever drop crit or attack speed.

    And finally here is another trick that I personally didn't use, but many people did:

    Local co-op trick
    Also I didn't think of the trick someone else discovered it will make this potentially much much easier - if you have 2+ controllers just put one of the controllers and play as your main character, even if second character die you still get bonus for having multiple players in game.

    The bonus from multiple players as well as Nephelem Valour are multiplicative, meaning that they are more effective with more GF/MF from difficulty and gear.

    Let's say you have 400% GF from difficulty + gear, with 2 players you will have 440% GF ("your base GF"%*0.1 + "your base GF"), NV and Fortune Shrines will apply bonus on top of that. So the more controllers you have - the better.

    Again, this trick is worth it only if you have enough gear to keep going at the same speed without dying.
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  • EurydaceEurydace
    Locked 31 May 2018
    I want to write this guide mainly to help Demon Hunters though it will work for anyone and is the best for anyone. It's mainly the same as vSully's guide (and he includes a video so you can see it in action as a Barbarian).

    At the end, I was getting a consistent 375-400k gold per hour. Nowhere else got anywhere close.

    Where and What?
    Hell Mode. Act 3. Master 1. Choose the quest to kill Azmodan.

    You will start by porting to Arreat Crater Level 1. Make a bee line all the way through the Act until you ENTER the Heart of the Cursed. At this point, port back to town and then go to the Core of Arreat. Run through there until you get to the entrance of the Azmodan fight. Don't kill Azmodan - he drops very little gold and it's not worth the time.

    Now, star over. If you went to all the areas I said, the first area will have reset and you can clear it again keeping your Nv stacks.

    What to Kill?
    You'll want to kill only the elites and bigger enemies. Bigger enemies means Heralds of Pestilence, Phase Beasts, Golgors, Malachors, and Demonic Tremors. They almost always drop gold. Everything else rarely does. Elites of course always drop gold so they're worth killing.

    You'll also want to stop and open all chests and demonic vessels as they always have gold as well.

    Of course, you'll want gear with Gold Find on it. There are lots of options and if you can find others to give you gold find items, you can get quite a lot of it. The maximum gold find you can have on your character through items and Paragon levels is 300%. You can check this on Easy. The extras from Master 1 and Nephalem Valor will add to the 300%. Thus, the max you can have is 435%.

    Generally, any item with gold find is better than anything else as long as you do enough damage to kill things quickly. You should be fine with anything more than 100k damage in the character screen and that's easy to get (I ran with 160k and also prioritized move speed and pickup radius).

    Demon Hunters
    Here you go. First and foremost - the most important thing to learn that I didn't discover until I had already lost hundreds of thousand of potential drops - DO NOT USE THE FERRET COMPANIONS. "But why!? They give me 10% gold find and pick up my gold for me!" Well, as it turns out, the gold the ferrets pick up DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD YOUR TOTAL. Yup. Don't make the mistake I did. This inspired me to write this guide.

    Bola Shot - Imminent Doom (There's not much use for this, but it's better than the alternatives for non-hatred abilities and it's useful against the illusion elites)

    Rapid Fire - High Velocity (Use this to kill everything quickly)

    Shadow Power - Night Bane (Heals you to help kill reflect damage elites and gives you a little extra hatred so you can go longer)

    Vault - Tumble (If you're moving, you should be vaulting)

    Preparation - Focused Mind (More vaulting)

    Strafe - Stinging Steel (Or drifting shadow if you don't have a lot of crit. Use this to generate preparation on the run if you're out. Otherwise, never use it)

    Night Stalker (More discipline means more vaulting)

    Vengeance (Extra base hatred so you almost never run out and more discipline means more vaulting)

    Tactical Advantage (The most important one - Wait 2 seconds in between each vault)

    Vault through the areas until you get to an enemy you want to kill. Kill them with Rapid Fire, then keep vaulting. Use other abilities as described above.
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