Magic find diminishing returns

Magic find diminishing returnsMagic find enjoys diminishing returns, in terms of generating Rares, Sets, and Uniques, as the amount of magic find increases. This is a balancing effect; in v1.07 short after the Expansion was released there were no diminishing returns, and it was possible to get all set or unique drops (if sets/uniques existed for the item type in question). This was changed with the introduction of magic find diminishing returns, and as of v1.11 they function as shown in the following table.

A higher % of magic find from your character’s equipment will always make more of the items that are dropped be at least magical. Higher magic find % will make more of the items that are dropped generate as unique, set, or rare, but the added benefit decreases with more points in the bonus.

  • See the Magic Find page for more general information about this and related issues.
  • All values are expressed in percentages (%).
Magic ItemsRare ItemsSet ItemsUnique Items
25242322
50464541
75666557
100858371
12510310083
15012011593
175135129102
200150142111
250176166125
300200187136
350221205145
400240222153
450257236160
500272250166
550286261171
600300272176
650312282180
700323291184
750333300187
800342307190
850351314193
900360321195
950367327197
1000375333200
1050381338201
1100388343203
1150394348205

Unique Effective Magic Find

This table, taken from a huge MF strategy guide, shows the effective Magic Find for Uniques, and how little it improves at higher levels, thanks to the diminishing returns.

Magic Find %Unique MF%Real % gained
001.0
50411.4141.0
100711.7121.28
150931.9312.87
2001112.119.33
2501252.256.64
3001362.364.89
3501452.453.81
4001532.533.27
4501602.602.77
5001662.662.31
5501712.711.88
6001762.761.85
6501802.801.45
7001842.841.43
7501872.871.06
8001902.901.05
8501932.931.03
9001952.950.68
9501972.970.68
10002003.01.01

Diminishing Returns Graph

Visual representation of the phenomena.

Magic Find Diminishing Returns