Each area has a predetermined non-random monster level. Monster level progresses at a more-or-less steady pace as the player's character advances through the game. Currently the monster levels range from 1 (The Twilight Strand) to 67 (The Ossuary/The Reliquary/The Feeding Trough) in the acts and 68 to 84 in the maps.
What monster level affects
The level of a monster determines its life, damage, and defenses. A monster's level also limits which affixes it can receive if it is magic or rare, including special affixes such as Nemesis and Bloodlines modifiers.
- Normal monsters drop items of the same level as the area's monster level.
- Magic monsters drop items of monster level +1.
- Rare and Unique monsters drop items of monster level +2.
There is a penalty to the number of items dropping in areas more than two levels lower than your character level. See Drop Rate.
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