Blizzard's 2012 hack-and-slash dark fantasy/horror action RPG. It is the third release in the Diablo series, and a sequel to Diablo II in both story and style. Use this tag for questions related to the PC release of Diablo 3, or for questions where the version doesn't matter.

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Should I rapid-cast the spider queen?

The "Spider queen" is an attack/spell of the Witch doctor character in Diablo III. It says "You may have one spider queen summoned at a time". And as soon as I cast a second one, the old one ...
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How are all the damage bonuses applied?

I was trying to calculate the relative differences of a few pieces of gear - namely ones that add +damage% to one damage type, and I couldn't figure out how all these damage types are applied. For ...
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How to play Diablo-3 Online PS3

I just got Diablo 3 for PS3 but I cant figure out how to play online or connect to battle.net Are there instructions for this anywhere?
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How do I activate my Collector's Edition digital items?

I'm supposed to have a pet and other goods in my inventory, but I don't see it there. Was I supposed to use another activation code?
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What is happening with the “Totally Not a Cow Level” buff?

While playing today I got a new buff: It is pretty clear it has something to do with the blog Debunking the cowspiracy. But what does this event actually do?
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Tal rasha 2 pieces vs 4 pieces

Quick description on skill: Electrocute - arc lightening (lightning) Teleport - wormhole Meteor - thunder Crash (lightning) Magic Weapon - Ignite (fire) Ice Armor - Frozen storm (ice) Familiar - ...
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Diablo III Latest Patch Breaks Sockets?

I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced a complete lack of socket enchantment on amulets and rings after the latest patch. It seems before the patch I was able to convert a property to a socket ...
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Which elite affixes cannot be dodged?

Which elite affixes cannot be dodged? Clarification: By "dodged", I mean the "dodge" mechanic in the game: when the attack looks like it should hit you, but you dodge it based on your "Dodge Chance" ...
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Does +Meteor damage and Nilfur's Boots affect Tal Rasha Meteors?

Can't seem to find any consensus. Tal Rasha's bonus rains down meteors from the sky when you hit with an element. I've been trying to see if the meteors that are called down from Tal Rasha procs are ...
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Does the increased Blood Shard cap apply account wide?

You can increase your Blood Shard cap by doing solo greater rifts. Is the increase to your cap applied account wide, seasonal, general or only character based?
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new damage calculation with set bonuses

So with the revamp of sets in 2.2 my question is how the new damage buffs get applied. are they all multiplicative from diffrent sets/legendary vs additive (stacking elemental dmg) With the new ...
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Smithing low level legendary set items

I recently got Reaper of Souls, yes I know I'm late. I've been levelling up my characters to level 70 and I've been looking around for gear and gearing tips, and I've found that some of the legendary ...
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What counts as a “hit” for the new affix on Broken Promises?

Patch 2.2 re-worked some legendary items, among them the Broken Promises ring. It's new affix states: After 5 consecutive non-critical hits, your chance to critically hit is increased to 100% for ...
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Treasure Goblin rifts probability

I'm wondering what is the real probability to open a Treasure Goblin rift? Because I have made it one time and I have killed at least 200 Treasure Goblins. I did some research but I've found nothing. ...
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Is there a downside to upgrading to RoS asap

I have base Diablo 3 PC version, and am considering upgrading to Reaper of Souls. However, I haven't completed all of the older content such as Infernal Machine available in the classic version - and ...
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Marauder's Set: what counts as a hatred spender or generator?

I have the 4-piece bonus of the Marauder's Set, but not the 6-piece yet. I also have the Spines of Seething Hatred, which means that my Chakram generates hatred, rather than spending it. I'm having ...
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How often do the Diablo 3 forum character profiles update?

Example: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Rhyinn-1349/hero/11893854 How often does this update? Is it every time you log in to Diablo 3? Is it only during a certain time of day? I vaguely remember ...
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How can I save my chat log or chat history in Diablo 3? [duplicate]

I would like to save my chat logs, or my chat history, for archival purposes. Most chat clients that I use already have a logging function of some kind. Does the Diablo 3 game client save the chat ...
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Anniversary XP bonus boost

How does the 'double experience' or '+100% xp bonus' from the anniversary event work with other boosts such as from higher difficulty levels? Torment I has a base 300% XP bonus, for the duration of ...
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Does %EXP and % Magic Find from my follower count towards my character? [duplicate]

If I equip a % EXP bonus or % Magic Find item to my follower, does it count towards my character? Would inserting a Gem of Ease in my follower's jewelry count towards my exp?
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Elite attribute and damage change with level

I haven't played Diablo III much with lower level characters since the difficulty settings were introduced (Normal - Torment) and earlier 4 difficulty levels of Normal - Inferno were removed. ...
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What does “frenzy gains effect of every rune” mean?

A legendary dropped for me. What exactly does Frenzy gains the effect of every rune mean? Does it mean that no matter what rune I choose on Frenzy, it will get the effect of every other rune in the ...
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Do book drops happen in Adventure mode?

Trying to pick up some achievements such as book drops, aside from some "same location different time" book drops, such as leah's diaries is it possible to find the books in adventure mode?
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Diablo 3 adding second weapon is decreasing my overall damage ? Why is this? [duplicate]

I am not a Diablo 3 expert so I just want to know why after adding a second weapon for my monk, my overall damage decreases ?!
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How to break freeze as a Wizard [duplicate]

I saw the answer from 2 years ago. Not sure if it's up to date, as I just died from freeze and I couldn't teleport out of it (had Fracture rune on it). So yeah, what wizard skills are CC breaker?
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Enchanting Items

I have asked this question on a few sites but haven't really gotten a direct response. I've read in a few places that you can "enchant" items using the enchantress. Not only can I not do it - I don't ...
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Diablo III Ancient Legendary drop rate

Now that ancient legendaries have been introduced, a lot of end-game is trying to acquire ancient legendary versions of your legendary gear for the improved stats. Assuming I only run greater ...
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How long does it take for a Prime Evil to be revived?

According to lore if you kill a Prime Evil it will return in time. That's why people always try to imprison them first. But what time exactly have to pass before Diablo (or any other Prime Evil) ...
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Is it possible to un-learn crafting recipes?

I've.. "accidentally" taught the blacksmith a recipe at level 23, and now it's useless at level 70. I've heard recipes don't drop after you've taught the blacksmith the item, so am I screwed now? Have ...
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What is the bonus XP pool and how does it affect the gain of XP?

In Diablo 3 there you can often find a "Pool of Reflection" which adds to a so-called bonus experience pool. This bonus pool gets invalidated if the avatar dies. How does this bonus pool affect the ...
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What is the Max Alpha damage for a weapon in Diablo 3?

By alpha damage I mean the max damage that a weapon can initially "do" without any gems placed into it, this means bonuses are okay. I ask this because I saw someone who has a weapon that does about ...
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How is the healing stat calculated in Diablo 3?

Can someone explain how come this gray item without any healing stats heals 12% better than a legendary? Click for bigger picture.
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How to make the most of your companions?

How can I make the most out of my companions in Diablo 3 ROS? I realize they won't be doing as much damage as I do, but I've chosen their perks, I keep their weapons and gear updated as best I can, ...
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Does the 2-piece Marauder's bonus also affect the Companion active ability?

The 2-piece Marauder's set bonus causes Companion to summon all companions, instead of just the chosen one. Does activating Companion trigger the ability of all companions, or just the one you have ...
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How come that by the time a new char reaches skeleton king they are about level 15 regardless of difficulty?

So I like leveling low level characters and I did that several times on different difficulties. What I noticed that when you reach skeleton king you are about level 15. It does not seem that ...
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Can crafted items become ancient?

Recently, Diablo 3 introduced "Ancient Legendaries", which can drop on various difficulties on Level 70. It basically works like Warforged in WoW, as it increases the item level it normally has, ...
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Is it normal that Diablo 3 is very easy

I started playing with a friend of mine and we got to somewhat level 20 and we started to up our difficulty from normal on up. (no idea what it's called exactly) After that we still noticed it was ...
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What are the true RNG weapon damage stats?

So looking at these three weapons, I would like to compare the quality based on the RNG. I would like to ignore most of the other primary / secondary affix's for the purpose of this question. ...
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Is “Socketed Thing That Should Not Be Of Razors” real or a bug?

I can only assume that this items label has not been replaced as it's clearly a description of the item rather than a name I think. So is this a real item or is it a bug / easter egg?
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Is Homunculus working when using The Tall Man's Finger?

I recently found the item Homunculus while using The Tall Man's Finger on my 70 pet doc. Is there any way to tell if those stack? I do not see any Zombie Dogs summoned to my side, but they could be ...
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How to get Season Only achievements “Lore Books” in Diablo III?

I know it's a bit late to ask this, but there is a category of Season only achievements in Diablo III for Lore Books. There are no achievements listed in there so I'm wondering: how one would go ...
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How exactly does Hwoj Wrap work with Bane of the Trapped?

As I understand it Locust Swarm snapshots on cast, meaning it takes your stats and buffs at the time of cast and will not update new changes until the next cast. If I have a Hwoj Wrap, this makes my ...
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What is the best way to farm Monkey King's Garb (Sunwuko Set)

I have been playing a Monk for around 50 hours now and I haven't got a single drop of this item. I am now just planning to farm it as best as I can but am unsure how to do this. What is the best way ...
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Is Malthael the Angel of Wisdom?

During the Expansion, Reaper of Souls, I notice Malthael takes on as Death. However, in previous games and the current one; especially in certain Lore Books and talking to Imperious Archangel of ...
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In Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, Do Dropped Items Vanish? [duplicate]

I have found the rooms packed with Goblins a few times. It seems to me I am not really getting as much booty as I should and I am beginning to think that, drops might vanish after being left ...
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How does the Marauder's new set bonus work with Kridershot?

The new Marauder's set has the following set bonus. The Demon Hunter's Hatred generator skills deal 100% additional damage for every active Sentry The unique item Kridershot now makes my skill ...
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What legendary gem effects are procced by pet attacks?

At one point it was common knowledge that the only Legendary Gem that procced from pet attacks was Pain Enhancer. After some digging around after an in-game revelation, I noticed that the Gem of ...
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How does the life-draining effect of Bul-Kathos's Wedding Band work?

There is a ring called Bul-Kathos's Wedding Band, which has a special Legendary Effect that says You drain life from enemies around you. I am currently wearing this on my Level 70 Wizard, but ...
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Is it more profitable to let the new goblin types live longer?

The new 2.1.2 patch introduces additional types of goblins to Adventure Mode. These goblins include; A green one for crafting materials and plans. A red one for blood shards. A silver one for gems. ...
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Does the difficulty matter for gear drops?

I've just hit level 70. I'm not strong enough to play at torment yet so I need to gear up. My question is, will the same level of gear drop on Normal as it would on Master? I know the drop rate ...