I’ve decided to dedicate a large chunk of my free time to one of the few things that I love most about this game: Loot Midget farming. The way they can drop almost anything excited me far more than farming any single boss, and their frequency allows for lots of cool legendary finds.
For those who don’t know, Loot Midget Farming is done mostly in the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve, though others prefer Thousand Cuts or Sawtooth Cauldron. You must keep the mission Doctor’s Orders active and never pick up any of the mission items; this ensures that you get as many loot midgets as possible out of the 4 boxes in the room with the red chest. If you pick one up, alt+f4 or dashboard and start again.
So in the spirit of discovery, I’ve decided to record my farming results, 100 midgets at a time. I was inspired by Smikers on twitch, who does something similar with some of the easier bosses to farm - wilhelm, knuckle dragger, mick zaford - in order to try and put out a solid idea of what drop rates really are.
Before this post, I have done this 3 times, but I only have the results from the 3rd and latest attempt - the previous ones gave me something like 11 legendaries/5m pearls one time and about 8-9 drops between legendaries and pearls the next. I also spent yesterday farming loot midgets, though I did not record my results in any meaningful way - all I know is that I must have killed at least 100, and got around 9-10 legendaries and about 7-8 pearlescents.
I’m going to link my template so y’all can do this for yourselves, as well as my results. If there’s any stats you think I should record, let me know! I’m sure that together we can put down together a solid farming guide for these sneaky little buggers!
As you can see, today’s first expedition was quite successful - 13 legendaries and a pearl from 99 midgets. Longest dry spell was 21 midgets, or around 5 runs. And yes. I did get 3 Sledge’s Shotgun. That gun LOVES me for some reason - they almost always spawn with a Hyperion stock.