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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How do the sets work that call additional followers to your side?

One set is a lvl 70 Demon Hunter Set and the other is Ashera's Vestments, that call additional followers to your side. (Demon hunter set actually calls all companions, pets) How does Ashera's set ...
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How do I regain Arcane Power effectively with my Frozen Orb Wizard?

I'm mainly using a Frozen Orb/Electrocute Wizard at the moment. It works pretty well, but I run out of AP very often. Until recently this wasn't bad enough to actually do much about it, I was somewhat ...
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What does Iron Maiden do?

The Iron Maiden skill description is...lacking. Gain Thorns. How much thorns? What exactly does this passive do?
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Attack speed and its interaction with various skills

The nonintuitve part of "Increase attack speed by x%" is, it also increases your CAST speed. There are a fair few different type of skills in Diablo3, in addition to the generic "nuke": Channelled ...
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What exactly does the chain lightning effect on my Odyn Son do?

Last night I found a legendary mace, Odyn Son. I'm unclear on how its Chain Lightning ability works, beyond the obvious that there is a 38% chance on hit that it triggers. How is the damage for it ...
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Entangling Shot - Shock collar

There is another question on the viability of entangling shot. However, this question is about the shock collar rune. Everyone says that even with the increase in damage, it cannot compare to other DH ...
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Diablo 3 Follower Bug - Can't progress

I tried to post this question on Battle.net, but because I'm on PS3 I can't link my game and it won't let me. Thanks Blizzard. I've just unlocked Nightmare mode and started playing through on it. I ...
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DPS vs min/max damage for Demon Hunters

I've read that for a demon hunter the weapon with the higher min/max dmg is better than the weapon with higher DPS but lower min/max dmg. Is this true? Because the DPS number from the character screen ...
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How much damage does the Fallen Champion from Genzaniku do?

The Legendary Axe Genzaniku has an affix "Summon a Fallen Champion" but after some searching I haven't been able to determine his damage. I don't see any explanation on the official blizzard page. ...
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Which melee(Monk/Barbarian) skills can't be dodged?

With the addition of brawling in 1.07, its now possible for players to fight each other, and thus the dodge attribute of some classes (i.e. DH and Monk) now becomes a major factor in some matches in ...
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Is the Paragon Gold Find bonus exempt from the cap?

In patch 2.0.1, Paragon levels were completely reworked to grant bonus paragon points that you can invest in stats and perks to strengthen your character. One of the options for Utility points is ...
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How is the damage to items and the repair cost calculated?

While reparing your items was just a nuisance before patch 1.0.3, at least as long as you didn't die excessively, it is a very significant gold drain now. I'm trying to understand which factors affect ...
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When crafting the new armor recipes introduced in 1.0.7, what is the best plan to use for each slot?

There are different stat affixes that affect the maximum stat attribute roll for each armor piece. If we look at all the possible affixes for the Strength stat: "Ruthless" (max +100 Vit and Str) ...
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Is damage reduction applied before Unity splits damage, or after?

There's a ring, Unity, that splits damage among all people wearing it. When does damage reduction apply for this? Let's say, for example, I've got a barbarian loaded up with armor and resists who ...
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Are damage over time effects buffed retroactively from damage buffs?

If I cast Haunt on an enemy and it's ticking along, and then later cast Piranhas on the same enemy (which gives a 15% damage bonus against affected enemies), will Haunt do more damage for the duration ...
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Can I redo follower events?

In act 5 I had a chat with the Templar, after some talking about his order, he took me for a little "chat" with the Grand Maester of the order. Is there any way for me to redo that "chat" with my ...
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Is there a way to autojoin community chat when I log in?

I'm part of a community in Diablo 3 but when logging in, I often forget to click on the community button and then join the community's chat channel. Based on the low number of people I see in it, I'm ...
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How do I resolve this desync issue?

Ever since 1.04 came out, I've managed to desync the game twice. I'm not 100% sure what I did to cause it in the first place, but when it happens, it looks like this: Symptoms include: Unable to ...
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What determines how many blood shards I get?

The boss fights in the Nephalem Rifts often drop multiple blood shards. They show up in bright purple and it says "Blood Shards (X)" where 'x' is the number I received from that fight. It seems like ...
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How to unlock Lyndons final quest in D3 RoS

I've done the event where we find Lyndon's brother, now, having the dagger I need to seek Rea. Lyndon's quote was that we would deal with it after it's all over, meaning defeating the final boss, but ...
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How is the vendor sell value of an item calculated

I would like to know the exact mechanics/tables behind the vendor sell value calculation. Obviously higher ilvl and higher stats equates to higher sell value. For clarification: I'm asking the price ...
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Do mirror images created by the wizard casting Slow Time: Time Warp increase the damage recieved by 10%?

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do the created mirror images make use of this secondary effect? theoretical build example: ...
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Does Inspiring Presence affect Threatening Shout - Demoralize

Does Inspiring Presence increase the taunt time of Threatening Shout - Demoralize from 4 seconds to 8 seconds?
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what crusader skills benefit from health globe bonus affix?

I heard that some skills (Wrathfull passive for example) benefit from the Health Globe Healing Bonus affix. How can I know which skills benefit from that stat? Is there any rule?
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How does Spectral Blade affect Hydra?

Spectral Blade combined with Flame Blades gives a buff that increases Fire Damage for 1% on each Stack. Does Hydra get the buff while it is active or if I cast it at say 25 stacks and it drops to 20 ...
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Gargantuan Bruiser Respawning

While I'm in Bastion's Keep (selling items to Botulph the Miner), my Gargantaun Bruiser will occasionally respawn himself. He collapses into the ground and then reappears. The skill is then on ...
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Why does Arcane Torrent slow me down?

I recently noticed that when I cast Arcane Torrent I'm apparently under some slowdown effect: This effect disappears the instant the cast animation stops. But what is the point of this effect in ...
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Why won't my escape key work in the keybindings?

I'm having this really strange problem that I just can't seem to figure out. My escape key won't bind. In fact, the option for using the escape key is simply grayed out in the keybindings menu: I ...
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Cluster Arrow+Loaded For Bear=low dps, what should i do?

Every time I use Cluster Arrow with the Loaded for Bear rune, my DPS drops from 41K to 16K. what is happening and what should I do?
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What is the maximum ilvl you can find on vendors/merchants/blacksmith from town or via quest/event?

What is the max ilvl for each vendor/merchant? Do act 1/2/3/4 merchants have different ilvl 'drops'?
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Do my arcane spells hit harder if my mirror images cast Wave of Force: Arcane Attunement?

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do I get the arcane damage bonus if my mirror images cast Wave of Force: Arcane Attunement or is the bonus linked/limited to ...
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Diablo III Lazarus's Grimoire Missing Bug

A Page from Lazarus's Grimoire is dropped after witnessing the beheading of Queen Asylla in The Cursed Hold. Source... http://diablo.gamepedia.com/A_Page_from_Lazarus%27s_Grimoire The problem ...
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How often locust swarm jumps?

I also wonder how often they jump. Once per second? Once per tick? What's the point of jumping to 2 enemies in pestilence then if every enemies will get infected anyway? This is for witch doctor ...
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What are the equations for calculating armor values on the character sheet and armory profile?

The main purpose of this question is to be able to enter a series of armor values for gear, and then calculate a value that exactly matches the character paper-doll screen and the armory value for any ...
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How is maximum number of affixes affected by difficulty / act / iLvl?

Today I was farming Act II on normal difficulty with 250% magic find bonus trying to find some decent rares. Of 25-30 rare items that I found all armor items had 4 affixes and weapons had 4 to 5 ...
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DW weapon slotting - weapon speed

This is probably a stupid question, but need to know if i had two weapons: A - DPS 100, attack speed 2 (these are all hyperthetical figures ofcourse) B - DPS 200. attack speed 1 Does it matter which ...
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What is going on with Rain of Vengeance's scrolling text damage?

I'm trying to add in skill damage display to a spreadsheet I made, but I'm having problems reproducing the damage numbers shown in-game specifically for un-runed Rain of Vengeance, RoV-Dark Cloud and ...
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Why am I having FPS issues?

I am playing Diablo 3: ROS and having FPS issues while my girlfriend's laptop runs the game like a dream. My setup: Intel i7, 4770k 3.5gHz, 16GB RAM, 2 Nvidia GeForce GTX760s (SLI), 750 Watt power ...
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Can Entangling Shot - Shock Collar be extended indifinitely?

Now Entangling Shot's duration on an enemy can be extended by shooting Entangling Shot on any enemy before it wears off. Would the damage per second (80% weapon damage over 2 seconds in this patch) ...
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Do mirror images created by the wizard get the bonus from Magic Weapon: Ignite and (passive) Conflagration

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do the created mirror images make use of both effects? theoretical build example: ...
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Blinding Flash - how long does the missed attacks from elites last?

The damage reduction this skill has (30% chance to miss from elite) - is that only for the 3 seconds or does it last until the monster or you die (like when you die they reset hp and probably any ...