Diablo III

Diablo III Achievements
Greed over Need25
Kill 100 Treasure Goblins.

Treasure Goblins (Pygmies) are fat little, money bag carrying goblins that will drop coins whenever you hit them as they run away from you. If you can successfully chase them down and finish them off before they open a portal and escape, they will drop a lot of gold and items. Repeat this process 99 more times and the achievement will unlock.

This may or may not be a tip, but I find Treasure Goblins far more often while playing in Hardcore mode, and those kills will carry over to your primary playthroughs.

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Comment #1 by arkmagus
Monday, September 23, 2013 @ 10:56:53 PM

the legendary ring the puzzel ring help with that one. It has the ability to summon treasure goblins sometimes when u get hit.

Comment #2 by VeniVidiRici
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 07:09:48 PM

The ring has a pretty high chance to summon a treasure goblin when hit. The thing is that it has an intern cooldown of 15 minutes. So you'll get a treasure goblin around every 15 minutes with it (as long as you're fighting). Combined with the goblins that'll come on your way through the game it should take about 10 to 20 hours (depending on luck and when you'll get this ring - it's very common though) to get this achievement.
btw: Traps can summon the goblin, too. So when there's no enemy around you may look for something else that hurts you.

Comment #3 by Floydian x Slip
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 01:53:45 PM

How do you get this ring? Also, what is it's exact name? I'm assuming "puzzel" was a typo and it's most likely "Puzzle Ring?" Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Comment #4 by Floydian x Slip
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 02:04:36 PM

Found some decent info on it.

Puzzle Ring has a chance to summon a Goblin when the wearer is hit. A lot of aspiring goblin farmers want to know how it works to gauge it's value. Here is what I've found by testing as well as a guide on how to use it with your MF group.
Current Function:
•The Goblin spawn has a 15 min internal cooldown
•The cooldown expires even if you aren't using the ring (So put it on, kill the goblin, and take it off for 15 min while you use a better ring)
•The cooldown is applied to the character and not the ring
•The goblin spawned will be a 1st act goblin of the game difficulty (I.E. in any act of inferno, an act 1 inferno goblin will spawn)
•The inferno goblin can drop ilvl 63 rares (I've picked up a few myself, don't know if it can drop ilvl 63 set/le

Comment #5 by Floydian x Slip
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 04:20:27 PM

Did a lot of research on this Puzzle Ring while at work today. Aside from the small amount I posted above, just FYI, the best place to farm for this ring is Nightmare difficulty, Act III and IV. It is a level 40 Legendary with +HP From Orbs and +82-91 Str/Dex/or Vit on it, as well as +% Chance to Spawn Treasure Goblin on Hit.

Good luck!

Comment #6 by ApocalypticJoker
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 @ 11:20:45 PM

if the puzzle ring is tradeable i can dupe it for people (i didnt look at the statistics when i got it)

Comment #7 by Floydian x Slip
Thursday, October 10, 2013 @ 02:05:19 PM

I would gladly accept one! Let us know. Not sure what I could offer in exchange lol.

Comment #8 by I3 0 0 M PK3R
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 11:01:41 AM

I'll take one if you don't mind. I'll look for ya online.

I was trying to figure out how many goblin kills I'm at and couldn't find anywhere that says how many kill you have. Anyone know where you can find it or are you blind on the count until you hit 100?

Comment #9 by Floydian x Slip
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 11:55:31 AM

It's also a challenge in your challenges menu. Scroll down (in General, I think?) and you'll see it near the bottom. You can then select it with A and it will give you a progress bar.

Comment #10 by highwayman324
Monday, October 21, 2013 @ 11:42:46 AM

@#9 - It's under Triumphs.

For farming, i'm finding this best.

Start in Act 3 Q=Machines of War. (The lower the difficulty the quicker this will be)

Starts in Bastions Keep, go out through the Arreat Gate, short walk to The Battlefields, sometimes Fleeting Shrine is on route! Once in the the battlefields, hang right and follow the edge round. There has always been a goblin in this area for me on 20+ runs. Very short area so takes 2-3 mins total on easyiest difficulty. Then, quit and repeat.

Comment #11 by highwayman324
Monday, October 21, 2013 @ 11:47:17 AM

^^Should mention, don't enter the Bridge of Korsikk, just continue round staying in the Battlefields.

Comment #12 by 04_civic_lx
Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 02:06:36 AM

@#10 Working GREAT such a small map even if he doesnt spawn at bottom right
still get the kill really quick.
Thanks for the tip.

Comment #13 by kelseyeileen
Sunday, December 22, 2013 @ 10:48:26 AM

Thanks #10! Worked perfectly for me :)

Comment #14 by heavydwayne
Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 08:30:44 PM

@10 This is perfect, I get one 9 out of 10 times. I finished the game on all difficulties(normal, nightmare, hell, Inferno, Inferno Master 1) and still needed 29 treasure goblins for the achievement. Now the only thing left that is hard is the 5 million gold pick-up. That's gonna take forever.

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