This is a discussion on Underwhelming Nemesis Kill Loot within the Diablo III forum, part of the D; So, I've killed a few Nemesis's now and the loot is truly awful. Except when I received a Gift to ...
You'd think you'd receive something vaguely decent for fighting something so powerful and that takes so long to kill. So has anyone got anything worthwhile?
I don't know, I've encountered only two nemesis enemies so far, and both of them were laughably easy. Didn't take much more effort than a standard champion, except it had no support mobs, so there was really no danger. Both of them barely survived my Seven-Sided Strike, then only took a few more hits to kill. I've only ever gotten rare drops from them AND rare gifts to send back to my friends. On the other hand, every single random loot drop gift that I've found for friends and received from friends has been legendary class, though not always better than what I currently had.
However, I'm not complaining, because the loot drops are so much better now than back in Vanilla PC D3. It's awesome.
@ Koimia: Personally, it's kind of hard for me to miss them. Both times I've been attacked by a Nemesis enemy, it was in a closed space right after I finished clearing the room and was getting ready to teleport out. A portal opened and the enemy appeared. So if you don't recall that happening more than once, it probably didn't.