Blizzard's 2012 hack-and-slash dark fantasy/horror action RPG 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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Is the drop rate constant for bosses?

If I farm King Leoric over and over again, will I get the same drop rates every time? Or is there some kind of reductions on the drops after the first time?
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How much damage do “Reflect Damage” creatures reflect?

Does anyone know how reflect damage actually works? Is it a set amount per difficulty? A set percentage? Some combination of the two? Can life steal overcome the reflect damage enough that on ...
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Is there a cap or soft-cap in % chance to find magic items?

Is there a cap or soft-cap in % chance to find magic items? Should I stop stacking MF items at some point?
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Does the Monk passive skill “Resolve” stack with multiple Monks applying it?

If you have 2 monks in your party, and they both have the passive "Resolve" ability which decreases enemy damage by 25% for 2.5 seconds when you inflict any damage, if they both hit the same enemy ...
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Can I compare weapons by their large white numbers?

I'm currently using a two-handed weapon and wanted to try out high DPS one-handed weapons in the store. I can't tell if I can use the large white numbers to off-handedly compare DPS (pun unintended?). ...
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Are bosses guaranteed to drop two yellow items the first time I kill them on normal?

A comment here suggests that Whenever you kill a boss for the first time (on normal difficulty only), it is guaranteed to drop at least 2 rares: One general rare and one specifically suited ...
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Do I earn experience faster in a group?

Generally speaking, if I'm in a full group, will I level up faster than I would if I were playing solo? This is obviously a broad question with a lot of variables, so let me try to eliminate a few: ...
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How do Items like “Spines of Seething Hatred” affect the type of a a spell?

Okay,at first:question title might be confusing so if anyone got a better idea,please edit it :) In Diablo,there are different kind of spells.Primary spells seem to be all spells that are per ...
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What is the maximum stack size for potions in Diablo 3?

Question is pretty self-explanatory. How many potions of the same type can I have in one stack?
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How can I craft The Hellfire Ring? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the key wardens and where are my keys? Where can I find the keys and the plans for the infernal machine? What are the components, where can I get them, and how ...
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Is there a Horadric Cube in Diablo 3?

One of the small things I really enjoyed in Diablo 2 was the Horadric Cube. I know Diablo 3 has crafting NPCs, but a list of recipes just doesn't feel as "free" or experimental as jamming some stuff ...
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Does Life Steal apply to damage dealt by Thorns?

Some pieces of equipment have an attribute that states, "Melee attackers take X damage per hit." Another attribute is, "X% of Damage Dealt Is Converted to Life." My question is: Does damage dealt by ...
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Are Resplendent Chests worth farming?

You can often find Resplendent Chests in the bottom of optional dungeons, and sometimes randomly on the field. Are these chests worth constantly looking for, or is there a cap to the types of items ...
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How much is the Plan: Staff of Herding worth?

I just got the Plan: Staff of Herding and was wondering what the drop rate was because a friend of mine wants to buy it. I know you can't put it on the auction house, so it's hard to estimate the ...
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What changes to specific Witch Doctor skills can I make through equipment?

Before the game was released, data miners were speculating that each class would have a list of certain modifiers available on equipment that would provide small changes to the way class skills would ...
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Can I “reset” the story on a character that has completed it?

I have been playing Diablo 3 with friends and have been annoyed that they feel the need to rush through and skip dialogue. I see that I can go back to Act 1 and start again so that I catch the story, ...
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Choosing a BattleTag, how is it used?

To play Diablo 3, you have to choose a BattleTag. Blizzard says the name will represent me on battle.net. I already have an account name for Starcraft 2, and I'm wondering if I should use the same ...
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Does Impending Doom decreases Exploding Palm's DPS?

The skill description of Exploding Palm reads: Cause a target to Bleed for 745% weapon damage as Physical over 9 seconds. The description of its Impending Doom rune reads: Increases the ...
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Diablo 3 English install with french key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I change the language the game client uses? I've installed an english version from a friend to play guest. Now all that's available in stores are french version. Can I ...
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Do monsters have defensive stats in Diablo III?

Someone mentioned that monsters can have resistances in Diablo III. Because those mechanics are basically intransparent to the player, I wondered if that is actually the case and if there are other ...
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Can I bind multiple attacks from a class to hotkeys?

In some of the earlier beta screenshots, a Monk was shown with two spirit generators (blue spells) bound to Mouse 1 and 2. Is this functionality totally gone or can you mix up your abilities and ...
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How does +xp per kill on a follower works

When I equip a +xp per kill item on a follower, How is the extra xp gained? I've read already that I'll get only 20% of the bonus (so a +5xp will become +1xp) but, will I get it for every kill made by ...
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At what point do items that alter specific skills start appearing?

I have heard there are equipment attributes that will modify specific skills, such as "decrease cool down on wall of zombies by 2 seconds". I'm really looking forward to these, as it may open up ...
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Wizard CDR builds?

So I've been looking to improve my Wizard's survivability in Inferno. I've looked into a group of Wizard builds called CDR (Cooldown Reduction) builds, whose primary skills are Critical Mass and Frost ...
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Boss and drops/drop rate

Why does the drop rate drop after the first time you defeat a act boss such as diablo. and is there a way to increase the amount of drops gained?
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When doesn't Cyclone Strike pull enemies in?

I've noticed that there are times when Cyclone Strike just doesn't do what it's supposed to. I thought it was due to enemies being frozen, but now I have seen some non-frozen enemies unaffected and ...
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Stats of already possesed items changed in patch

As some people may already now, there is a new patch launching for Diablo 3 soon. Reading through patch notes I came upon a change of an item for one of the classes (specifically monk, but question ...
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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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What's in the Den of the Fallen?

I stumbled upon this random dungeon a few days ago during a quest. I started going through it, but I didn't complete it (computer problems). What's in the dungeon and how deep does it go? Is there a ...
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Where did the Nightmare and Hell difficulties go in Diablo 3 after the expansion?

I recently felt like playing Diablo 3 again, which I bought at release and played for a month and then lost interest. I realized they changed a lot of stuff, but I cannot make sense of those ...
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How is CC reduced in higher difficulties?

I've noticed that Leap with the Death from Above rune seems to stun normal monsters for a much longer time than champions in inferno. Is there a CC length reduction against different mob types in ...
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What video/audio codec does Blizzard use for its Diablo 3 cinematics?

Prompted by Why does over-clocking a CPU cause audio in Diablo 3 cinematics to go out of sync?
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Are books generated randomly or are they found in set places?

In my journal, I see the books that I've collected so far, however, some of them are still missing (for example Kulle's Journal Part 3). Are books generated randomly across different dungeons or are ...
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What is there to do after beating Inferno mode?

I beat Inferno mode on Diablo 3 so I'm trying to figure out what to do next. There are a couple things I know about, like grinding up your paragon level, but that doesn't really appeal to me. I'm ...
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How can I change the installation directory to drive A?

My friend is trying to install Diablo 3 in his windows 7. But he kind of messed up a little with his partitions. All his files (and also extra space) are in the drive A, but his OS (windows 7) is ...
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Do items that increase skill based damage factor into displayed DPS

I recently equipped a helm that increased my monk's crippling wave damage by 10%. The displayed DPS did not change nor did it change when i swap out crippling wave for a different skill. Is this a ...
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What does the error 32111 in the Auction house mean?

I was trying to buyout an item on the Auction house and it said error 32111. What does this mean? ( Now I have a logged error of it in my completed menu )
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Diablo 3 Custom Bindings

Does Diablo 3 allow usage of Custom Bindings for Skills and Actions, like World of Warcraft and many other games? I'd like to bind some skills to my mouse buttons. Is this possible on Beta? Anyone ...
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Can the Collector Edition Dyes be transferred between users?

I'm a bit fussy about my character's appearance, and always want to look my best when slaying hordes of demons. I read that there are two collector-edition dyes I do not have (Beige and Dark Grey), ...
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Attack Speed Breakpoints In Diablo 3

In Diablo 2, attack rate was calculated in terms of frames. This meant that there were discrete jumps as you broke certain Increase-Attack-Speed breakpoints. In Diablo 3, is there a similar discrete ...
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Stuck on “Updating setup files…” when installing Diablo 3?

After a reasonable hiatus from Blizzard games, I have decided to reinstall Diablo 3. I used to have it installed and working on this machine and removed my previous install using Add/Remove Programs. ...
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What skills don't reset Sharpshooter?

I know that Vault (Trail of Cinders) does not reset Sharpshooter, so after a while it always crits. Are there other skills that don't reset Sharpshooter?
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Can the same artisan plan be used to make the same item N times?

The guide states that a plan can be used for the artisan to "learn" to craft a specific item, so I'm assuming that this knowledge can be used to make that item as much times as I want, is that true?
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Is it viable to grind above Normal for Torment now?

As I understand, before the recent patch, there was no point in doing any difficulty level other than normal to gear up for torment. The drop ammount of bloodshards and legendaries was the same in ...
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Where does Shaitan The Broodmother spawn?

I know that Shaitan spawns in The Desolate Sands, but in what area of the map does it spawn?
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Do monk AoE abilities count as hits for “Life on Hit” items?

I'm wondering if hits inflicted by abilities doing AoE damage (in particular the Monks Sweeping Wind and Crippling Wave) count as hits for "Life on Hit" properties?
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Can I craft Spikes and other fist weapons for a Monk?

My blacksmith is at Level 3 (Adept) and I don't see fist weapons that I can craft. Will be able to craft any fist weapons later? If so, what are the requirements?
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How are gem prices on the auction house determined?

Gem auctions are finally (re-)enabled for Diablo 3. However, they don't work like all the other auctions: there are no auctions to choose from. Instead, it gives you a unit-price and tells you how ...
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Damage resolution order [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do armor, resistances and missile/melee damage reduction interact? The above question covers armor, resistances and DR (melee/ranged, or inherent monk/barb 30% DR). ...
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Do harder difficulties reduce your resistances? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do the different difficulty levels affect the gameplay? Back in Diablo II, harder difficulties would cut some percentage points off your character's resistances (...