How to Kill a Treasure Goblin – Diablo 3 Farming Guide

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Treasure Goblins are fun elusive mobs to kill in Diablo 3.  Once you get near one or attack one it will run away from you and you must chase it down and kill it in order to get what can be some good loot.  For clarification, while in this post I call them Treasure Goblins, I’m referring to all types:  Treasure Bandits, Treasure Pygmies, and Treasure Seekers…you get the point.

In Normal difficulty it’s not to hard to kill a Treasure Goblin, you basically just run after it and kill it but you’ll find that they are a lot harder to kill with each increasing level of difficulty (Nightmare, Hell, Inferno).  In fact, sometimes you might feel like they are simply impossible to kill because they run fast and cannot be stunned or snared.

The first thing to do when you realize you’ll be fighting a Treasure Goblin is to make sure, if you can, that all other mobs are cleared from the area.  If you don’t or can’t do this you’re going to have a really hard time killing it and in higher levels of difficulty you’ll probably find yourself dead if you do try to kill one without clearing other mobs out of the area.

The second thing to try to do is try to corner it so that it cannot continue to run.  If you can’t corner it you might find that you simply cannot catch it and eventually it will cast a portal and you’ll be out of luck.  If you are playing with other players this trick might be a bit easier to accomplish since you can all surround it.

Again, if you are still in Normal or have just entered Nightmare and are having problems killing or catching Treasure Goblins, it’s really important that you take the time to strategize and plan your attack because running it down and killing it like you might be able to get away with in Normal won’t work later on.

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