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 armor tiers work?

I understand there are 16 "tiers" of armor for each class. What exactly does this mean? More specifically: Does every chestpiece (or any armor) that is 'x' tier armor look the same? Do pieces of ...
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Do players only see loot usable by their class?

Is there any logic to determine what "types" of item a player can see? Is it according to his or her class? (e.g. a Barbarian won't see Witch Doctor drops?)
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Enchant Property: Damage vs. Attack Speed %

There is a similar question about enchant properties for weapons, however I would want to know what should I favor on a ring(and other items): Average Damage or Attack Speed %? Here's an example of ...
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How can I disable the auto-pickup of Health Potion?

I recently picked up a Bottomless Potion of the Leech and I do not need Health Potion anymore. However, the game still auto pickup health potion for me and this is annoying. How can I disable that?
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Are rifts different if you open them in different acts?

In the new expansion, does it matter which act you are in when you open a rift? Does it change anything if you open a rift in a different act?
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Where do I find the RoS Keys? [duplicate]

I recently found the level 12 plan for The Infernal Machine in Reaper of Souls. Where do I find the components to make one of them? It requires the following keys to craft: Key of Bones Key of ...
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What is the proc rate of the special ability on Pauldrons of the Skeleton King

There is a special legendary shoulder called Pauldrons of the Skeleton King that has a chance to drop from Act 1 bounty bags. The special secondary on these shoulders reads: "When receiving fatal ...
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Where can I get a legendary potion?

The game guide shows new legendary potions that are infinite use with a special effect. Where can I get one?
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+% life vs +% resistance

This is regarding the invigorate and Impunity runes of Barbarian's warcry. In short, impunity gives +50% to resistance, while invigorate gives +10% life (+ some regeneration). Many people come to ...
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How do monster level and act number affect crowd control reduction?

If I understand this post correctly, then each level a monster has on you gives them 5% reduction to CC? And elites in Inferno have a base 50% CC reduction? Please tell me if this is correct: Act 1 ...
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Vendor iLevel over Inferno

I'm curious about the quality of the items sold by merchants in Inferno. My perception is that ACT 1 and ACT 2 seem to sell the same quality items, am I right, or does the quality of sold items ...
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Why doesn't Blowin' in the Wind's count update?

Why doesn't the achievement Blowin' in the wind update? I keep breaking objects with Whirlwind but alas nothing happens on the count. Could the objects be specific or is it only updated once or ...
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Killed in one hit with Force Armor?

Why is it that Fallen Maniacs can kill me flat from 23k hp to zero when I have Energy Armor with Force Armor rune up? Is that even possible or did my Energy Armor decay without me realizing?
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Diablo 3 Side quests list

In every act how many Diablo 3 Side quests are there? I have stumbled across a few but im not sure if i have missed any?? And advice would be much appreciated
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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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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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Is Black Hole a Knockback?

Is the spell Black Hole counted as knockback? It would be insane with Strongarm Bracers. I've googled it and some people say it does, while others say it doesn't, does anyone have an offical ...
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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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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 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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Can you remove a gem from gear?

Let's say I have a normal topaz and I drop it into an item. I then find two more normal topazes (topazei?) and I want to combine them. Can I then remove the gem from that item, and if so how will it ...
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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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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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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 ...