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Just started playing, the 10k to increase my stash size appears very costly right now.

Does that increase then work for all characters on my account or will I need to spend the 10k+ for each character that wishes a larger stash?

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The Stash is shared between all of your (non-hardcore) characters. Capacity upgrades are shared as well.

That said, early on stash capacity upgrades are an extremely inefficient use of your gold. You're better off making an additional character to act as a mule to hold on to that cool axe you want to give to your barbarian someday - it's slightly inconvenient to move stuff around, but compared to the inconvenience of raising 10,000 gold at this point in the game, it's definitely the better choice.

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You don't need that much space early in the game anyway. Bought the first upgrade during act 2 nightmare and that was mainly so I can sort my gems nicely. – ThiefMaster May 19 '12 at 21:51

Every account has two stashes that are shared between characters (one Hardcore, one Softcore), so any stash expansion upgrades affect all of your characters of the same type.

Again: Hardcore and softcore have separate stashes, so upgrading a softcore stash will not increase the items available in hardcore.

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@LessPop_MoreFizz I'm not sure that's right. This page seems to say that hardcore characters have a shared stash. Has anyone tested this? (Unfortunately I can't atm) – Sterno May 18 '12 at 16:24
@Sterno on it.! – Raven Dreamer May 18 '12 at 16:25
@LessPop_MoreFizz So I just checked, and you're wrong. Hardcore Characters share a stash. – Raven Dreamer May 18 '12 at 16:33

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