Diablo 3 – The RoS Legendary Crafting Material Challenge

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I had a very successful thread during the old beta days, where I asked people to help me find the spawn points for Unique monsters. The goal of this thread is something similar. I noticed that at least some of the Legendary crafting materials seem to have specific drop patterns. For example, it seems Griswold’s Scribblings may drop from the objects that drop a lore journal (even if you already have the journal), but the most likely place you’ll find it is the Cathedral, from one of the bookshelves nobody clicks on the live servers.

What I ask is simple: while playing on the PTR watch out for these crafting materials and when you find one write down here everything you can about it. Name, area it dropped in, thing that dropped it, what recipes it’s used for, how many times have you found it at a specific place, etc. The more info you can give us the better.

Here’s what we have so far:

Note that the vast majority of times the monsters that drop the materials are Uniques (purple name). I’ve read posts saying that some materials also drop from normal enemies, but based on the vast majority of reports I’d say that your best bet is to look for Uniques.

[d3]Adventurer’s Journal[/d3] – Used for Pender’s Purchase, Gloves

Drops from all breakable and clickable objects (except chests).

[d3]Angelic Shard[/d3] – Used for the Hallowed Protectors Set

Drops from Fallen Angels. Confirmed from:
– Act 4, The Silver Spire Level 1, Pyres the Damned (rare spawn and bounty target)
– Act 4, The Great Span, Izual
– Act 5, Pandemonium Fortress Level 2, Celik

[d3]Behistun Rune[/d3] – Used for Mark of the Magi, Staff

Drops from Cultists and their Hellions. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Leoric’s Manor, Krailen the Wicked (rare spawn)
– Act 2, Road to Alcarnus, Yeth (rare spawn and bounty target)

[d3]Bloody Pincer[/d3] – Used for Demon Claw, Fist Weapon

Drops from Tormented Stingers and Scarabs. Confirmed from:
– Act 3, Tower of the Damned Level 2, Crabbs (rare spawn and bounty target)
– Act 5, Ruins of Corvus, Balata (rare spawn)

[d3]Born’s Key[/d3] – Used for the Born’s Command set

Drops from Zombies and Brigands. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Cemetery of the Forsaken, Lucious the Depraved (rare spawn and bounty target)
– Act 1, Cemetery of the Forsaken, Defiled Crypt, Dataminer (rare spawn)

[d3]Captured Nightmare[/d3] – Used for Night’s Reaping, One-handed Mighty Weapon

Drops from Terror Demons and Enslaved Nightmares in Act 4. Likely source:
– Act 4, The Silver Spire Level 2, Grimnight the Soulless (rare spawn and bounty target)

[d3]Captured Soul[/d3] – Used for Lai Yui’s Persuader, Daibo

Drops from Soul Rippers. Confirmed from:
– Act 3, The Keep Depths Level 2, Aloysius the Ghastly (rare spawn)

[d3]Cartographer’s Toolkit[/d3] – Used for Board Walkers, Boots

Drops from Ghouls. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Festering Woods, Enkidu (spawns during the “Eternal War” event”)
– Act 3, Rakkis Crossing, Lavarinth (spawns during the “Blaze of Glory” event)
– Act 3, Tower of the Damned Level 1, Gholash (rare spawn)

[d3]Cultist’s Blood[/d3]
 – Used for Blood-Magic Edge, Dagger

Drops from Cultists. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Halls of Agony Level 1, Cultist Grand Inquisitor
– Act 2, Alcarnus, High Cultist Murdos (rare spawn and bounty target)
– Act 2, Alcarnus, Jhorum the Cleric (rare spawn and bounty target)

[d3]Defiled Doll[/d3] – Used for Spite, Mojo

Drops from Succubi. Confirmed from:
– Act 4, The Silver Spire Level 1, Kysindra the Wretched (rare spawn)

[d3]Demon Skin[/d3] – Used for the Demon’s Hide Set

Drops from Phasebeasts and Armored Destroyers. Confirmed from:
– Act 3, The Core of Arreat, Axgore the Cleaver (rare spawn)
– Act 3, Tower of the Damned Level 1, Haxxor (rare spawn)
– Act 4, Gardens of Hope 1st Tier, Khatun (rare spawn and bounty target)
– Act 4, Gardens of Hope 2nd Tier, Razorclaw

[d3]Element of Celerity[/d3] – Used for Fleeting Strap, Belt

Drops from Scavengers. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Weeping Hollow, Mange (rare spawn and bounty target)
– Act 1, Fields of Misery, Burrow Bile (part of the Forlorn Farm event)
– Act 1, Fields of Misery, Dreadclaw the Leaper (rare spawn)
– Act 1, Fields of Misery, Lost Mine Level 2, Shanabi (spawns during the “The Precious Ores” event)
– Act 1, Southern Highlands, Watch Tower Level 2, Armorer’s Bane (spawns during the “Scavenged Scabbard” event)

[d3]Essence of the Twin Seas[/d3] – Used for the Captain Crimson’s Trimmings Set

Drops from Dune Threshers. Confirmed from:
– Act 2, Black Canyon Mines, Razormouth (rare spawn and bounty target)
– Act 2, Sewers of Caldeum, Moontooth Dreadshark (rare spawn, comes out of the rubble that usually spawns at the end of a SW-NE corridor)

[d3]Eternal Power Capsule[/d3] – Used for Arcane Barb, Crossbow

Drops from Cuddle Bears. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Whimsyshire, Evil Oliver (rare spawn)

[d3]Eyes of the Dead[/d3] – Used for War of the Dead, Two-handed Mighty Weapon

Drops from Skeletons. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Leoric’s Passage, Headcleaver
– Act 1, Cathedral Level 2, Merrium Skullthorn (rare spawn and bounty target)

[d3]Frozen Blood[/d3] – Used for Utar’s Roar, One-handed Axe

Drops from Chiltara in Act 2, Fields of Slaughter, Caverns of Frost Level 2 (rare spawn).

[d3]Glowing Ore[/d3] – Used for Cosmic Strand, Source

Source unknown. Probably drops from Primordial Scavengers. Likely sources:
– Act 5, Battlefields of Eternity, Sartor (rare spawn)
– Act 5, Battlefields of Eternity, Rockulus (rare spawn)

[d3]Griswold’s Scribblings[/d3] – Used for Griswold’s Perfection, One-handed Sword

Drops from objects and enemies that drop lore journals and from all bookshelf type objects. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Cathedral, bookshelves
– Act 1, Cemetery of the Forsaken, Gravedigger’s corpse
– Act 1, Festering Woods, Enmerkar (spawns during the “Last Stand of the Ancients” event)
– Act 1, Wortham Chapel, bookshelves
– Act 1, Southern Highlands, Cave of the Moon Clan, lore objects (the ones that drop the “Notes of Urik the Seer”)
– Act 2, Khasim Outpost, in Cain’s Lost Satchel before the outpost
– Act 2, Khasim Outpost, chest inside the outpost (normally drops the “Captain’s Order” lore journal)
– Act 2, Archives of Zoltun Kulle and all sub-dungeons, bookcases
– Act 3, Skycrown Battlements, Morgan’s satchel
– Act 3, The Keep Depths, lore objects
– Act 4, Angiris Archives

[d3]Hilt of the Silver Wolf[/d3] – Used for Golden Scourge, One-handed Flail

Drops from Fallen Hounds. Confirmed from:
– Act 3, Arreat Crater Level 1, Growlfang (rare spawn, I think he may also appear at the Skycrown Battlements)

[d3]Human Cartilage[/d3] – Used for Wall of Man, Shield

Drops from Grotesques. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Cemetery of the Forsaken, Defiled Crypt, Manglemaw (guards the way to the Chancellor’s Tomb)
– Act 1, Cathedral Level 2, Cudgelarm (rare spawn)
– Act 1, Halls of Agony Level 2, Tormented Behemoth (spawns during the “A Stranger in Need” event)

[d3]Iron Wolves Doctrine[/d3] – Used for the Asheara’s Vestments Set

Drops from Deceiver Magi. Confirmed from:
– Act 2, Dahlgur Oasis, Ssthrass

[d3]Living Flame[/d3] – Used for Cinder Switch, Two-handed Axe

Drops from Morlu Casters. Confirmed from:
– Act 4, Gardens of Hope 2nd Tier, Radiant Chapel, Malfeas the Abhorrent
– Act 4, The Silver Spire Level 2, Sao’Thall (rare spawn and bounty target)
– Act 4, The Silver Spire Level 2, Rhau’Kye (rare spawn)

[d3]Lyekurn’s Diary[/d3] – Used for Corruption, Shoulders

Drops from Azmodan.

[d3]Maghda’s Tormented Soul[/d3] – Used for the Cain’s Destiny Set

Drops from Maghda.

[d3]Mystical Source[/d3] – Used for the Sage’s Journey Set

Drops from Ponies. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Old Tristram Road, Whimsyshire, Midnight Sparkle (rare spawn)
– Act 1, Old Tristram Road, Whimsyshire, Nightmarity (rare spawn)
– Act 1, Old Tristram Road, Whimsyshire, members of Team Unicorn: Miss Hell, R’Lyeh, Killaire and Maulin Sorely (rare spawns)

[d3]Phial of Weakness[/d3] – Used for Atrophy, Wand

Drops from Heralds of Pestilence. Confirmed from:
– Act 3, The Battlefields, Deadgrasp (rare spawn)
– Act 3, The Battlefields, Handible (spawns during the “Triage” event)

[d3]Quaking Vial[/d3] – Used for Sunder, Two-handed Mace

Drops from Mallet Lords. Confirmed from:
– Act 4, Hellrift, Sledge
– Act 4, Hellrift, Hammermash

[d3]Reaper’s Fear[/d3] – Used for Reaper’s Wraps, Bracers

Drops from Malthael.

[d3]Rydraelm Tome[/d3] – Used for Mantle of the Rydraelm, Chest Armor

Drops from Fallen Shamans. Confirmed from:
– Act 2, Stinging Wind, Lost Caravan, Beyatt (rare spawn)
– Act 2, Dahlgur Oasis, Ashangu (rare spawn)
– Act 2, Dahlgur Oasis, Bashiok (rare spawn)

[d3]Shard of Entsteig Plate[/d3] – Used for the Aughild’s Authority Set

Drops from Enraged Phantoms. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Cemetery of the Forsaken, Defiled Crypt, Lord Dunhyld (spawns during “The Matriarch’s Bones” event)
– Act 1, Festering Woods, Feklar’s Ghost (rare spawn)
– Act 2, Sewers of Caldeum, Shade of Nar Gulle (rare spawn)
– Act 2, Archives of Zoltun Kulle, Unknown Depths, The Archivist (rare spawn)

[d3]Shattered Core[/d3] – Used for Devastator, One-Handed Mace

Drops from Sand Dwellers. Confirmed from:
– Act 2, Dahlgur Oasis, Forgotten Ruins, Ancient Guardian
– Act 2, Archives of Zoltun Kulle, Unknown Depths, Rockgut (rare spawn and bounty target)

[d3]Shimmering Quill[/d3] – Used for Unbound Bolt, Bow

Drops from Quill Fiends. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Old Tristram Road, Dank Cellar, Sarkoth (rare spawn)
– Act 1, Old Tristram Road, Musty Cellar, Gothraka (rare spawn)
– Act 3. The Keep Depths Level 1, Thornback (rare spawn)

[d3]Shuddering Demon Bone[/d3]
 – Used for Archfiend Arrows, Quiver

Drops from Morlu. Confirmed from:
– Act 4, Gardens of Hope 2nd Tier, Kao’ Ahn (rare spawn)
– Act 4, Gardens of Hope 2nd Tier, Oah’ Tash (rare spawn)

[d3]Skelon’s Dice[/d3] – Used for Skelon’s Deceit, Pants

Drops from Oppressors and Warscarred Ravagers. Confirmed from:
– Act 4, Gardens of Hope 1st Tier, Torchlighter (rare spawn)
– Act 5, Battlefields of Eternity, Emikdeva (appears after breaking the Timeless Prison that starts the “The Demonic Prisoner” event)
– Act 5, Battlefields of Eternity, Korchoroth (appears after breaking one of the Timeless Prisons, that doesn’t start any events)

[d3]Skull of Raylend[/d3] – Used for Helm of Rule, Helm

Drops from Colossal Golgors. Confirmed from:
– Act 3, The Keep Depths Level 2, Bholen (bounty target)

[d3]Sydyru Bone[/d3] – Used for Sydryu Crust, Bow

Drops from Bats. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Cathedral Level 1, Glidewing (rare spawn and bounty target)
– Act 1, Cathedral Level 2, Firestarter (rare spawn and bounty target)
– Act 1, Fields of Misery, Sicklefang (spawns during the “Carrion Farm” event)
– Act 3, Archives of Zoltun Kulle, Unknown Depths, Hellscream (rare spawn)

[d3]Symbol of the Guardian Brotherhood[/d3] – Used for the Guardian’s Jeopardy Set

Drops from Demon Troopers. Confirmed from:
– Act 3, Stonefort, Bashface the Truncheon (rare spawn)
– Act 3, Stonefort, Dragus
– Act 3, The Keep Depths Level 2, The Crusher (rare spawn)
– Act 3, Rakkis Crossing, Busaw (spawns during the “Crazy Climber” event)

[d3]Torn Soul[/d3] – Used for Living Umbral Oath, Ceremonial Knife

Drops from Khazra Shamans. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Southern Highlands, Lorzak the Powerful (rare spawn and bounty target)
– Act 1, Southern Highlands, Skehlinrath (spawns in the Khazra Camp that has two entrances, in the upper left corner of the map)

[d3]Urn of Quickening[/d3] – Used for Kethrye’s Splint, Bracers

Drops from Lacuni Huntresses. Confirmed from:
– Act 3, Fields of Slaughter, Caverns of Frost Level 2, Chiltara (rare spawn)
– Act 3, Fields of Slaughter, Caverns of Frost Level 2, Scathach the Savage (rare spawn)

Currently (game version 2.0.3.22427) Malthael also drops the Urn, but this is most likely a bug.

[d3]White Oak Splinter[/d3] – Used for Rozpedin’s Force, Daibo

Source unknown. Probably drops from Wood Wraiths. Likely source:
– Act 1, Fields of Misery, Secluded Grove, The Old Man (rare spawn)

[d3]Wooden Stake[/d3] – Used for Blitzbolter, Hand Crossbow

Drops from Skeleton Archers. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Cathedral Level 4, Killian Damort (rare spawn and bounty target)

[d3]Woven Plate[/d3] – Used for Piro Marella, Chest Armor

Drops from Skeletal Shieldbearers. Confirmed from:
– Act 1, Festering Woods, Enmerkar (spawns during the “Last Stand of the Ancients” event)
– Act 3, The Keep Depths Level 1, Captain Donn Adams (rare spawn)

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MissCheetah’s excellent crafting thread also helped me correct some mistakes.

Thanks everyone for helping me compile this list.

If someone wants to post this elsewhere then feel free to do so, but please keep the credits and the forum links the credits titles contain intact. At the very least mention where you got the info from.

Source:  http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?850970-The-RoS-Legendary-Crafting-Material-Challenge