Item Discovery works by comparing the player's value of Item Discovery against the enemies chance to drop items. As an example, if a player has an Item Discovery of 100, and a Pale Tongue has a 1% drop rate, the player's drop rate will be equal to 1%. If the Item Discovery is increased to 400 then the drop rate will increase to 4%. Therefore, maximizing Item Discovery is suggested during farming; otherwise, drop rates will drop quite far in between one another, making a farming session exhausting.
A recommended farming strategy takes place at the end of a playthrough (before heading into a NG+). The player can respec their character to reflect 100 Luck, followed by equipping the Crystal Sage's Rapier (even if the Dexterity/Strength requirement is not met, the Item Discovery bonus is given, so it may be equipped in the off-hand), while wearing the Symbol of Avarice, and the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring. Following this guideline should bring a player to 350+ Item Discovery. Additionally, a player can consume a Rusted Coin to increase Item Discovery by 50, or a Rusted Gold Coin to increase Item Discovery by 100.
Items that raise Item DiscoveryEdit
Crystal Sage's Rapier
Symbol of Avarice
Covetous Gold Serpent Ring
Rusted Gold Coin