Farming for the Hellfire Ring in Diablo RoS

Diablo Hellfire Ring - level 70

Keys and Infernal Machines:
Note that you have to be at Torment I or better if you intend to farm these. You need one of each of the four keys to make the new Infernal Machines – at a cost of 100,000 gold – but you do at least get to choose which of the four portals. (This assumes you have RoS, but is similar in any case if you don’t have the expansion). To open the portals start the act 1 campaign quest ‘Return to New Tristram’ and bash open the door behind Brother Malachi and use the appropriate device(s).

The recipe to craft the infernal machines can drop from any of the key wardens :

Odeg in the fields of Misery, Act I, who drops the Key of Bones

Nekarat in level 1 of the Silver Spire, Act IV, who drops the Key of Evil

Sokahr in the Dahlgur Oasis, Act II, who drops the Key of Gluttony

Xag’rith in Stonefort, Act III, who drops the Key of War

Forging Infernal Machines in Diablo RoS

Infernal Machine of Bones opens up the Realm of Discord where you face Leoric and Maghda who drop Leoric’s Regret organ.

Infernal Machine of War opens up the Realm of Turmoil. Here Siegebreaker and Zoltan Kulle drop the Idol of Terror organ.

Infernal Machine of Gluttony opens the Realm of Chaos, battling Rakanoth and Ghom in return for a Vial of Putridness organ.

Infernal Machine of Evil opens up a portal to the Realm of Fright and the hardest fight, this one against Diablo and random Ubers. Drops Heart of Evil organ.

Once you have all four parts (and the recipe from Squirt in act II) you can finally make a level 70 Hellfire Ring which, like it’s predecessor is usable by level one characters and adds 45% increase to your experience bonus. Rinse and repeat for other character classes and/or better rolls. The whole process does rather highlight the repetitive nature of the game.

All this can only be completed at Torment difficulty, with the following chances :
Torment 1 = 25%
Torment 2 = 28%
Torment 3 = 33%
Torment 4 = 38%
Torment 5 = 43%
Torment 6 = 50%

Diablo Hellfire Ring - level 70

Cautionary note : As you can see, unlike the ‘legacy’ Hellfire ring you cannot choose the primary stats, so you might want to craft it on the character or general class it’s intended for.

I’d test it thoroughly myself except, really, it’s just not worth the effort. Repeatedly kill a keywarden over and over again to get a key then, having spent possibly hours for this, repeat for the other three keys. Then face the bosses that may or may not drop the parts you need – and repeat this for each of the four organs you need. After all this you get a random ring that might have awful enchants – especially given the outrageous cost to re-roll on rings and amulets. You could of course get in groups but you invariably manage to find individuals that claim to have portal machine of their own but leave after you’ve used yours. No thanks!

The ‘old’ Hellfire ring is still available if you don’t have the expansion – or if you join groups still doing those portals. The only difference is the random nature of the portals, the fights are a lot easier and there’s only 3 keys and portals to sort not 4. The other difference is Nekarat in level 1 of the Silver Spire, Act IV. At level 60 he can drop the recipe and a random key. Once you have the recipe you can ignore him – or farm him for keys if you like that level.

Diablo Hellfire Ring - level 60

DPD driver has a senior moment

Rather irked at the moment after one of DPD’s drivers had a major lapse of concentration.

Louise’s monitor died so I ordered a new one. That was annoying in itself as it was a big and rather expensive Dell which, it turned out, has a flaw in that after 4 years – just outside of warranty – a critical diode fails turning it into so much scrap and Dell have no option to repair it. If you don’t mind a lot of fiddling with soldering irons and such it’s fixable, but I took one look at the solution and though, nope! How to repair a Dead Dell 3008WFP Monitor

Getting back to the point, DPD’s tracking system emailed me to say that as I was out (I wasn’t) they had left the delivery with a neighbour. One whose name didn’t match our next door neighbour, who I know is in work anyway. They even added a photo of his front door. Very thorough. I’d be impressed – if we happened to live in a block of council flats – but we don’t.

Needless to say I phoned the company to asked what was going on and was assured it would be sorted out as soon as possible, not to worry, these things happen, but it is rare. That’s good to know.

So the driver returns – sans parcel – and says he’s left it in a block of flats and they now won’t answer the door. Would I like to sort it out? Well, funnily enough, no! Seems he’d delivered stuff to the estate before and handed over our large parcel on auto pilot. So basically it’s now in a block of flats, with the instructions to give it to someone else in the block of flats – and the driver was kind of hoping I’ll sort it out – and DPD are ok with that, if I am. Err, NO, I’m pigging not ok with that. Stereotyping I know, but I’m also not happy that a bunch of people in a tired looking block of flats now know that we have expensive computers. So I’m doubly ticked by now.

Adding insult to injury the driver lives locally, had delivered here before AND is friends with our real next door neighbour!

As far as I’m considered it’s NOT been delivered and NOT been left with a neighbour so they can sort it. If they can’t then their self-employed driver is going to be out of pocket, one must assume, and the delivery company will have some proverbial egg on their face as they explain to my supplier that despite having the correct address and postcode and having delivered here a few times previously they kind of left of with a bloke on the stairs in a block of flats!

As it stands the drivers is going to try again later tonight and tomorrow, so we’ll see how it goes. Suffice as to say I’m tolerant at the moment, but not at all happy about the mess.

It was sorted an finally delivered a few hours later.

Just a shame the actual monitor is naff – but that’s my fault entirely for not reading ALL the specifications. I checked size, resolution, connections, price, etc – but failed to think about the aspect ratio, which is a panoramic 21:9 – far different from the 16:10 it was going to replaced and effectively just a wider 23″ LCD. I’d have been a lot better paying extra something like Samsung’s U28D590 28″ which has a 16:9 ratio and throws in 4k resolution for the price.
(PC Mag review of the Dell U2913WM).

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