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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Does party size affect chance of better loot?

I know that it increases monster HP, and that experience and loot gained are separate from other party members, but do we have a higher chance of obtaining rare loot from having a larger party?
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Where can I farm Pages/Tomes of Crafting?

So I have found that these pages are needed for progressing crafting to grandmaster and illustrious. I have also been able to discover that in nightmare difficulty you get the pages, in hell you get ...
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How are attributes allocated?

Whenever a player levels up, they are granted points in 4 attributes: Dexterity, Strength, Intelligence, and Vitality. Are these stat allocations based on anything the player does or are they set ...
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How do I determine the level and XP reward of mobs in Diablo III?

I'm a little lost on this one - how can I determine what level the mobs are that I'm fighting, and additionally, how can I see the XP reward from killing in each one? I MIGHT be able to determine ...
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Monks and the effectiveness of 2-handed weapons

I am just starting a Monk build in Diablo 3, and notice that a dual-wielding setup or a weapon/shield combo is far more favorable than using a Daibo, due to the ability to equip more prefixes and ...
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Is Primary Stat Worth More Than Weapon Damage?

I'm on Act 1 of Nightmare difficulty with my Witch Doctor, and i have a weapon that has +150 intelligence and 20.6 DPS. yet i can make an axe at the smith that has 45+ weapon dps. is giving up that ...
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How can I link an item in the chat?

If an Axe drops for my Monk and I want to link it to my party or Battle.net chat, how can I do this? Is there a shortcut like Wow?
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What are the precise effects of rubies in weapons (why do the tooltips show a range)?

I can't quite figure out the tooltip for a ruby when socketed in a weapon. I have a radiant ruby, which according to the in-game tooltip adds +12-24 damage, but according to the website adds 12 to the ...
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What are the feats of strength in Diablo 3?

Like the title says - what are the known feats of strength in the game?
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How can I maximize my Magic Find?

What should I wear to maximize my Magic Find? What specific items are ideal for a Magic Find-optimized build? Does any one particular class have better class-specific items with increased Magic Find?
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What are all the status effects and what do they mean?

I've seen numerous different status effects pop out of enemies. Some are somewhat self explanatory, but others are not. A few of the effects I have seen: Snared Rooted Block Attack Slowed Frozen ...
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Are attack speed bonuses factored into the DPS figures?

According to Are +maximum damage and +minimum damage enchantments factored into weapon DPS?, damage modifiers are rolled into the overall DPS number. Is this also true for Increases Attack Speed ...
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Does magic find on followers do anything?

Is there any value in equipping +MF items on my followers versus flat combat bonuses (damage/health/etc)? Can I give them the MF items so I can do more pew pew?
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How do I set a mouse button to a regular attack?

I can't seem to find how to set a mouse button click to a regular attack. How is that done?
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How is the weapon damage on this weapon calculated?

A 2h mace damage range as shown in AH is 1405-1944. The weapon has +284 min damage +361 max damage 49% damage increase and no other stats. The Doomhammer damage range is approximately 655-720 per ...
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How far is a yard on screen?

Some skills, such as the Acid Rain version of Acid Cloud, reference ranges that are specified in yards. How can I figure out what this translates to on my screen?
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Should I socket my weapon with a Ruby or Emerald?

Currently I have a slow attack speed weapon for my Barb in D3. It has a socket. Should I add a Ruby or Emerald?
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Where do I find Leah's journal?

I found Part 1 of Leah's journal in her room of the Slaughtered Calf Inn. Where do I find the remaining parts? And how many parts are there?
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How does aggro work in Diablo III?

How does aggro work in Diablo III? I'm a tank, so my job is to keep mobs coming after me, and not after my squishy dps partners, however I am not sure what the aggro/threat rules are I'm fairly sure ...
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How much does it cost to combine a gem?

On the AH it seems like the cost to buy some of the gems outright is cheaper than it is to combine 3 lesser gems, but I don't have any to check. How much does it cost (in gold and materials) to ...
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What is the fastest way to complete “The Art of Conversation” achievement?

I know from reading this question how to finish up the follower conversations, however to get "The Art of Conversation" I need to complete almost all conversations in the game (I believe there are a ...
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What is the best way to maximize gold find in Diablo 3?

What is the best way to maximize your gold find? Some items have extra gold find and if you socket correctly you can get gold find on that too. What is the highest gold find percentage you can get and ...
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What happened to the heroes from Diablo 2?

I know that the warrior hero from first Diablo became the Dark Wanderer and Diablo himself in Diablo 2; the rogue became Blood Raven and the the Sorcerer became the Summoner impersonating Horazon, and ...
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Where is Development Hell and the unburied Jay Wilson?

I saw YouTube videos of this Easter Egg dungeon and its Feat of Strength (FoS) "Smash! Jay, Smash!" placard, but its generation conditions are unclear. Do I need to beat the Skeleton King first and ...
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Where are the Act 2 lore books?

D3's lore books are broken into People, Quest, Bestiary, and World lore book categories, though they are discovered in areas/zones, not by those categories. I'm missing "Missive to Maghda, Part 1" and ...
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How do I get higher difficulty Plan: Staff of Herding?

So I have made Staff of Herding and I wanted to get the plans for the Nightmarish version, but after killing Izual a couple of times on Nightmare and getting Plan: Staff of Herding two times I don't ...
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Is there a way to quick compare items on the ground with what you have equiped?

With the items that drop from monsters in Diablo 3 being pretty regular, is there an easy way to compare the item on the ground with the gear you have equipped without picking it up first and manually ...
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Where are the Act 3 lore books?

D3's lore books are broken into People, Quest, Bestiary, and World lore book categories, though they are discovered in areas/zones, not by those categories. You'll see the one I'm missing below ("...
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How do I get Blacksmith Plans in Diablo 3?

I just learned from looking at the official Diablo 3 site that there are a variety of Blacksmith Plans that you have to require in order to craft certain rare and legendary items. I have not seen any ...
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Does “Way of the Hundred Fists” generate more than one “on hit” effects?

The description for the Monk’s Way of the Hundred Fists seems to indicate the second strike in the sequence is composed of 7 individual hits. Are they truly separate hits, meaning each can generate a ...
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How do I filter items in the Auction House by additional damage?

So I'm trying to buy a Source item for my Wizard to get some higher damage. Sources typically come with additional damage and some number of other mods. However, I don't see any way to search, sort, ...
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Can I change the language the game client uses?

If I buy a German retail copy of diablo 3 can I still change it to English? I doubt that English language pack is included with it,will it be downloaded upon the change?
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How is resistance percentage calculated?

My character's resistance is listed on the details pane when I open my inventory, and it's a simple integer. It appears to undergo some type of calculation to determine the percentage of damage each ...
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Differences between Hardcore and Normal heroes

In the question Are you rewarded for playing Diablo II in hardcore mode? you can see that in Diablo 2 the difference is not that great. Apart from the one life aspect of HC, the game is exactly ...
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Does Rakinishu's Blade have a special purpose?

I found Rakinishu's blade at an event in act II, does it have any purpose, or is it just a sort of Easter egg / in joke?
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At what quests/points in time do each of Deckard Cain's talk options become available?

I'm missing some of the talks with Deckard Cain and want to know when they can be made. To make this question more informative, I ask for all the different conversations that are needed for the ...
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What happens when you die?

Diablo's first and second installments handled death differently, both in terms of exp\gold penalties and also in if you respawned or not or instead had to reload from an earlier point. In Diablo III ...
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Is there any way to check a recently sold item's stats?

I've been putting rares I've found on the auction house for cheap prices, which usually results in them being snatched up relatively quickly. Afterwards, I'd love to know what sold for the particular ...
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What level is recommended before starting Nightmare/Hell/Inferno?

In Diablo 2 it was very possible to speed run through the acts and end up on a harder difficulty with a lower than anticipated level. This is quite achievable in Diablo 3 as well, whether bypassing ...
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How do you prevent friends from joining your game?

When trying to get some solo achievements or when running the game for the first time with a new friend, your other friends can be a bit too friendly and barge in, killing everything or just making ...
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Is magical/enchanted damage more effective against certain types of monsters than others?

Presumably each monster has its own resistance stats to different types of damage, such as 5% lightning resistance and 10% holy resistance, much like how the player does, but is there a general ...
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Is there an additional reward for completing all bounties in all acts in a single game?

Compared to, for example, completing 5 bounties in each of 5 different games.
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Is there a way to tell the AH not to take Gems into account when searching?

It drives me crazy that Auction House search results include gems. For example, if I am looking for a hat with 10+ Magic Find on it and at least 1 socket, I get a ton of results for socketted helmets ...
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What determines revive time?

I have noticed the more times I die in a game, the longer I must wait to revive. What is the formula for revive time and is there a cap?
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Where do recipes drop in Diablo 3?

Where, or from which monsters, do unique/rare plans for rare/legendary/set items and gem designs drop in Diablo 3?
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What skills from other party members affect witch doctor summons?

There are a number of skills that provide benefits to a player "and their allies". Do any of these include creatures summoned by a witch doctor? Examples: Does a Monk heal affect summons? Do non-...
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How do “on hit” effects work with channeled / DoT skills?

How do "on hit" effects, such as +life on hit or chance of fear per hit, work with channeled skills, such as Disintegrate or Rapid Fire? And how do they work with damage-over-time skills, such as ...
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How do I get the “Jar of Souls” and “Matriarch's Bones” achievements?

I cleared the beta (killed the Skeleton King) twice with my Demon Hunter, and didn't get either of these achievements. I've searched in the open map and cathedral. Is it in a crypt? Where can I go ...
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Are there any benefits to blowing everything up?

I'm noticing that the environment is heavily destructible. Is there any benefit for me to blowing everything up? (beside looting gold)
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What do those different symbols on achievements mean?

When I look at achievements, some of them have additional symbols next to the "achievement points". I know the 10 is the number of "points" (though I have no idea what those points are for). But ...