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 I increase my chances of finding the Liquid Rainbow, Gibbering Gemstone, and other Staff of Herding reagent drops?

The Staff of Herding's specific reagents are rare drops, specifically Act 2's Liquid Rainbow and Act 3's Gibbering Gemstone. My friends and I have already spent hours farming these to no avail. Is ...
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Can I make money by crafting?

If I have blues, is it more efficient to cash them in for gold, or to salvage them and then craft something new? It seems like I just get more blues by crafting, which are generally not worth the ...
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Is my Spirit (or any other ability resource) rounded up/down?

I am looking at the Monk's The Guardian's Path passive ability, which generates 25% more spirit when using a 2H weapon. My default attacks give me 6 spirit per attack, so how much spirit does this ...
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What is the requirement to give my party members the Nephlem bonus?

To make sure every member in my party gets the bonus what are the requirements? Does each person have to: be alive? hit the mob? be in the range of the buff (if there is a range)? be in the same ...
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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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How do mobs with “Shielding” work?

Some Elite/Champion mobs have a "Shielding" modifier where they bubble themselves for a while. How does the shield work; does it absorb a fixed amount of HP? Are they totally immune (from damage and ...
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Is there a non-DPS reason to favour a crossbow/hand crossbow/bow?

The idea of a bow in each hand barrelling into the depths of Hell has an appeal reminiscent of an old gun slinger movie, six shooter in both hands. Thus far, however, I've been lugging around a big ...
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Can you display health values for monsters?

Is it possible to display actual numerical values of the health of a mob in Diablo 3? I know I can turn on the bars and I found that I can turn on numbers for Players, but not for the mobs (mobiles, ...
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How much do health globes heal

Health Globes or Orbs are dropped from killed monsters or spawn in some locations. How much do they heal, is it a set amount or a percentage, and are there any other mechanics, like buffs, de-buffs ...
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Are character names unique in Diablo 3?

From the beta, I have heard that characters of the same name can be created as long as they do not belong to the same account. Is this true, and will it extend to the final release? I'm also rather ...
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How do I farm cursed chests?

Are there any requisites for them to spawn? Where do I find cursed chests? This are chests that are supposed to give big rewards after beating a group of elites.
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What is a black weapon?

I have heard the term floating around as related to min-max damage increased weapons, especially in relation to the new ruby effects in the 1.07 PTR. What is a black weapon?
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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 ...
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Does blizzard actually slow enemies down and by how much?

Some runes like grasping chill slow enemies down. What about the others? My main use of blizzard is not really to damage enemy but to slow them down for poison hydra. The tooltips doesn't say it ...
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calculating Enchantress Focus Mind

I am attempting to calculate the Enchantress's skill Focused Mind, however I appear to be having an issue with the 3% Increased Attack Speed (IAS). If I apply the 3% the following ways, they all ...
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Which Barbarian ability and rune triggers Life on Hit (LoH) and for how much?

Rewording the initial question from a Sidearm only question to all the barbarian abilities Is there an overview that tells me which Barbarian ability profits from Life on Hit and if it is affected by ...
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What is the difference between the Crafting achievements 'Like Stars In the Sky' and 'Perfect As Tears'?

Both of them ask for crafting each of the 4 different Radiant gems, I am very far from having a single one but they seem to be duplicates to me - are there any differences?
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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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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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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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What refreshes Sweeping Wind?

Surround yourself in a vortex that continuously deals 15% weapon damage to all enemies within 10 yards. The vortex lasts 6 seconds and is refreshed each time you strike an enemy with a melee ...
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How does the %damage property on a weapon work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does +% damage on weapons work? Now that I'm nearing level 60, I'm seeing many weapons that have +% damage on them. Is this number already factored into the ...
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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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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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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 Rare Items have set colors?

I recently found a set of Rare Boots and discovered upon wearing them that they were a most garish shade of yellow. Do Rare items have an alternate default color scheme from magical (blue) items, or ...
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How much more armor is required to maintain the same % damage absorption for each level of monster?

Like World of Warcraft, given the same amount of armor, the physical damage % absorbed by your armor diminishes as you fight higher level monsters. Does anyone know how much this is diminished by for ...
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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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Is it worth investing in magic find early on in Diablo 3 to build up your piggy bank?

Presumably, magic find is going to end up netting you a lot of gold (via eventually giving higher chances for rare+ items). However, focusing on increasing gold drops seems like the immediate win for ...
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What random events are possible in the false crypts?

So I have played through the crypts a few times and I have run across two events so far, an endless wave of skeletons that you have to survive and recovering bones for a ghost. Are there any other ...
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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 experience bonuses work in co-op?

I know of bonuses you can earn in Diablo 3 such as Massacre. It's very simple in single-player, because you're the only one doing any killing. But what happens in co-op? Do all players contribute ...
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Can I use two primary abilities at once?

I've just started out as a Witch Doctor, and I recently got the ability that allows me to throw a jar of spiders. However, I really like the poison dart ability! This has already become a staple ...
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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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How do I fully uninstall the Diablo 3 beta for Mac?

The beta doesn't have an uninstaller, Blizzard's directions are (by their own admission) not thorough. Where are all of the D3 directories and preference files, and what is the most effective way to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...