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. --- http://i.imgur.com/uKCyQ.gif http://i.imgur.com/sgNPE.gif thelemongrove.tumblr.com/ - last.fm/user/j-doan
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:
It’s 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 we’re seeing a lot of that occurring, what we’re missing is people feeling like it’s worthwhile to continue onward after killing a boss. To help hit that goal we’re 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. --- Get going. Get tough. Get angry! Stay hungry! Get mean! Stay lean! Say what you mean and say it mean.
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. --- Your = belonging to you, you're = you are, their = belonging to them, they're = they are, there = not here.