The Reaper of Souls expansion to Diablo 3 brings with it a hefty amount of content. If you look past the additional act, new class and extra 10 levels though there’s a wonderful beast lurking in the foliage. It sits, waiting to take chunks out of your social life before defecating on your need to sleep. That beast is Adventure Mode. The mode is split into two major sections: Nephalem Rifts and Bounties.
Nephalem Rifts are instanced and multi-floored dungeons with the simple yet compelling goal of killing everything before laying waste to a powerful boss creature. Bounties are quick missions which send you to clear out certain caves, lay the smack down on some unsuspecting demonic entity or complete an event. It can be a little tricky to get to grips with these new features at first though. So instead of throwing you off into the wild with nothing more than a piece of cloth and a metal toothpick, here’s a selection of pointers to makes the most of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition’s Adventure Mode.
Carve It Up
When doing Bounties you are sent across any of Reaper of Souls‘ five territories with five tasks to complete. To actually deal with these missions though you first have to find them. Now, when boss enemies such as Zoltun Kulle or Maghda is the target, finding them is pretty simple. They are always in the same locations and, usually, you’ll be put into the world close to your destination. But what about when you’re asked to find a specific dungeon or Rare enemy?
The answer is simple really. Run around.
Don’t misinterpret this however and just wander around aimlessly. Diablo 3 has a system where a small yellow arrow and pulsating circle are placed on your map to signal that your target is there. This generally pops up when in close proximity to your destination or after a small amount of time. By splitting up open areas like the Fields of Misery into a Tic-Tac-Toe grid of sorts, then running across the zone in sections until an arrow appears.
As time goes on and you spend more time in each zone you’ll find that certain characteristics in the map can help in divining the location of certain dungeons or events. When you’re still learning these however, this is generally the best practice. When it comes to killing a particular Rare enemy within a zone, the same system is advisable for everyone no matter how experienced because these generally don’t follow any pattern.