What does NV mean?

#1Mass_Effect_757Posted 6/17/2012 9:53:36 PM
I see a few mentioned of that abrivation on this board. What is it exactly?
#2DAntiproduktPosted 6/17/2012 9:55:14 PM(edited)
Nephilim Valor. It's a buff you get at level 60 you get by killing champions. It stacks to 5 and increases your gold and magic find and guarantees rare drops from bosses.

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#3JuiciiPosted 6/17/2012 9:54:53 PM
Nephalem Valour, it's a buff that stacks which you get when you're 60 and you can only get it from killing champion/elite packs. It buffs your magic find/gold find for like 30 mins.
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#4KingOfZer0Posted 6/17/2012 9:55:29 PM
Doesnt guarentee rare drops, just gives you a better chance at getting rares.
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#5VeliconisPosted 6/17/2012 9:57:00 PM
From: KingOfZer0 | #004
Doesnt guarentee rare drops, just gives you a better chance at getting rares.


If you kill a boss with a 5-stack of NV, you're guaranteed at the minimum of 2 rares.

They're changing this with 1.0.3 to where you're only guaranteed 1 rare but still have the chance (like always) for more.

To kind of even this change out, killing an Elite/Champion pack with a 5-stack of NV guarantees at least one rare as well.

Check the upcoming changes if you need to.
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#6Mass_Effect_757(Topic Creator)Posted 6/17/2012 9:57:17 PM
What class has this buff? Or any class as long as your level 60?
#7DAntiproduktPosted 6/17/2012 9:58:24 PM
Doesnt guarentee rare drops, just gives you a better chance at getting rares.

At 5 stacks, you're guarenteed to get two rares when you kill a boss. Or you were, before they nerfed it:

Its no secret that our goal for the end-game item hunt is players hunting monsters packs, building to five stacks of Nephalem Valor, and then killing a boss. While were seeing a lot of that occurring, what were missing is people feeling like its worthwhile to continue onward after killing a boss. To help hit that goal were lowering the number of guaranteed Rare items on bosses when you have your full five stacks of Nephalem Valor from two guaranteed Rares to one guaranteed Rare (you still have a very good chance at multiple rares, it's just no longer guaranteed). In exchange, all champion and rare packs will now drop a bonus guaranteed Rare item when you have your full five stacks of Nephalem Valor. The change benefits players with more overall drops, and a reason to push to continue progressing.
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#8ReverendNegarPosted 6/17/2012 10:00:43 PM
They claim that it's suppose to encourage players to continue in the game when you kill a boss that gives less drops, but man you lose your valor when you switch acts. Sort of counter-productive.
#9VeliconisPosted 6/17/2012 10:02:23 PM
From: ReverendNegar | #008
They claim that it's suppose to encourage players to continue in the game when you kill a boss that gives less drops, but man you lose your valor when you switch acts. Sort of counter-productive.


That's why you farm the entire Act from beginning to end.

Do you realize just HOW many Elite/Champion packs you come across in an entire Act? You could probably get a 5-stack of NV before getting to the Skeleton King.

You're fully capable of getting probably 20-30 GUARANTEED rares, if not more, from the beginning of an Act to the end of it. This of course excludes Act 4 'cause it's short as hell.
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#10JuiciiPosted 6/17/2012 10:04:55 PM
From: Mass_Effect_757 | #006
What class has this buff? Or any class as long as your level 60?

Any, as long as you're 60.
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