Gambling is an interaction with certain NPCs that the player can initiate. If you interact with the NPC and select the "Gamble" menu, you will see a window with Unidentified Items. After spending some money on a specific item (by right-clicking on it) the item gets identified and you will know what its stats are. Many players regard this to be a waste of money due to the existence of "runs". On the other hand, if you have more gold than fits in your stash, it may be a good move, since you may lose any extra money dying, and may potentially gain a powerful item gambling.
To figure out at what Character levels a base item type will be available for Gambling, subtract 4 from the item's quality level, for having a chance to upgrade to Exceptional Items subtract 5, and for Elite Items subtract 7. Note: Item types that are not listed are not available for Gambling.
The chances for every item quality are:
Gambling is useful when starting a new melee characters, as once the character has reached certain level (12 for the Rogue Encampment, 18 for Lut Gholein, 24 for the Kurast Docks) weapons and armor types that cannot be found otherwise until the next Act begin to appear for gambling, which can be useful if there are no good drops until that point.
Contrary to popular belief, stacking the Magic Find stats does not increase the chance of finding better quality items through gambling.
In LAN Multiplayer, the items do not reset if more than one player is near the NPC.
A simple trick for gambling: Collect as much gold as you can then save and quit, copy and paste your character's saves to another folder, start the game and start gambling. If you didn't get any good item, save and quit then simply copy the saves in the other folder and overwrite the saves in the Diablo Saves folder. You will get all of your gold back for gambling again.
List of GamblersEdit
- Gheed - Rogue Encampment (Act I)
- Elzix - Lut Gholein (Act II)
- Alkor - Kurast Docks (Act III)
- Jamella - Pandemonium Fortress (Act IV)
- Nihlathak/Anya - Harrogath (Act V)