A sweeping transformation has swept across Diablo 4 with its latest update, dramatically amplifying the XP potential within the game’s most sought-after Nightmare Dungeons.
The augmentation of monster density within various zones has ushered in a remarkable shift, significantly expediting XP farming compared to its previous pace. Amidst the RPG landscape, certain Nightmare Dungeons have surged as clear winners, with one exceptional contender claiming an undisputed throne.
Diablo 4 1.1.1 Patch Notes: An Overview
On the 8th of August, the Diablo 4 community welcomed the unveiling of the 1.1.1 patch notes, directly accessible within the game. The most anticipated highlight of this update involves a substantial augmentation to monster density within both Nightmare Dungeons and Helltides.
Though the precise magnitude of this increase has been roughly approximated at 30-50%, it’s important to note that this enhancement is not uniformly distributed across all zones. As a consequence, certain Dungeons shine brighter.
In the wake of this transformative patch, prominent Diablo 4 Twitch streamer Ryan ‘Raxxanterax’ S. undertook an extensive exploration of the revamped dungeons. Armed with one of the game’s most potent builds, he identified several resounding victors.
A standout among these is the Domhainne Tunnel—a location that was formerly deemed among the least favorable for XP grinding in the game. However, it now earns a distinguished spot in the coveted ‘S’ tier, rivaling steadfast champions like Sarat’s Lair and Mariner’s Refuge.
Uldur’s Cave Takes the Crown
Yet, the crown jewel among them all is undoubtedly Uldur’s Cave. Previously, this unassuming locale held considerable prestige, and with the recent update, it surges forward, consistently outpacing its closest competitor, the arachnid-infested Sarat’s Lair, by over 25% in XP accumulation.
Uldur’s Cave has transcended expectations, transforming into a must-run destination whenever a Sigil for it emerges—regardless of personal modifier preferences.
It’s crucial to note that these enhanced XP values are based on solo XP farming. However, the insights hold true even if you opt for a cooperative gameplay approach with your companions.
If your team employs a strategy of cohesive dungeon exploration, the more open-ended options like Sarat’s Lair could be on par with the linear layout of Uldur’s Cave. Regardless of your approach, incorporating both these formidable options seems prudent for maximizing gains.