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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When do set and legendary items start dropping?

I am almost finished with normal mode in Diablo 3 and I have yet to encounter a single set or legendary item. In Diablo 2, I started finding items like this right away that were appropriate for my ...
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Are stats outside of your primary worth getting at all?

In Diablo 3 each class has a primary stat that increases all their damage. They also seem to have very minor side benefits such as a bit of dodge for dex, however the amount of dex a barb would need ...
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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 much dodge do I get per point in Dexterity?

For the first 100 points of Dexterity, it seems I get 0.1% chance to dodge per point. After that, however, it starts getting into decimal numbers and I can't figure out the exact equation. What are ...
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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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Do I need to buy multiple games to be able to play Diablo 3 with my wife?

I know that the account is connected to your Battle.net account(I already have one through SC2 and she doesn't have any yet). I am buying the game tomorrow and I wish to know if one CD is enough. I ...
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Where can I find specific dye colors?

So far all of Act I merchants have sold Green, Brown, or White dyes, while all of Act II merchants have sold Green, Brown, White, or Blue dyes. The number of different colors for sale, and which ...
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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 exactly is a “guest pass” or “starter edition” and how do I give it to a friend?

I've seen "Diablo III guest passes" mentioned as a way to allow friends to experience a "demo" of the game. I have purchased Diablo III but going over my Battle.net account page I cannot find any way ...
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Where can I view cinematics I've unlocked?

I can't find where to view cinematics that I have "unlocked" (by having them occur naturally for game progress). Am I just missing it?
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When dual wielding weapons, how is damage calculated for skills that do X% weapon damage?

Consider a barbarian wielding two axes. When he uses the Hammer of the Ancients skill, how is the damage calculated?
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What affixes are available on items?

What affixes (prefixes and suffixes) are possible on items in Diablo III? What are the level requirements associated with them (a.k.a. when would I start seeing them drop or available in a store?)
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Drop rates for set / legendary items

Just wondering what the drop rates were for Set / Legendary items, or is it totally random? I imagine they would increase for later acts in Inferno. My monk is comfortable in Act 3 in Inferno, but ...
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Can I be an effective tanking Monk without a Shield at higher difficulty levels?

I'm building a tanking Monk, however I have not yet found a shield worth using. I find that the faster spirit generation caused by duel wielding (increased attack speed = faster spirit generation) is ...
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How can I avoid clicking quite so much?

Diablo games tend to be very click heavy - click to move, click to attack, click to loot. Diablo 3 appears to be continuing this tradition. I find this problematic for a couple of reasons: ...
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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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Should I ever use a normal attack?

I've been playing a Barbarian in the Diablo III beta, and despite the disturbing lack of pants, he's been crackin' skulls and takin' names. I'm wondering, however, if there would be any reason to not ...
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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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How can I disable automatically joining the General chat when I log in?

This is stupid. I don't want to chat with other people. How can I disable auto-chat-join?
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How do you identify rare items?

I found a yellow Rare item, and it is unidentified. How do I reveal the properties of the weapon? I tried going to Deckard Cain (as you did in the previous 2 games), but he didn't have the option of ...
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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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Is it worth training the blacksmith?

I've been training my blacksmith as far as I can for my current level (Im now Act 1 Nightmare, 34), I keep putting money and money on it and I've barely used it! Wouldn't be better use all money I ...
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What is the criteria for “killed X creatures with one blow”?

I seem to occasionally get the "killed X creatures with one blow" bonus, even though I decidedly did not kill X creatures with a single shot. It sometimes happened to me when using "channeled" skills ...
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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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What item bonuses apply to my follower?

There are a lot of different side effects an item can have, and I assume that things like magic find have no influence on any of "our" found items at all. However, I'm not sure about other things. ...
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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 can I see more detailed information about my skills?

In looking at the skills on my Barbarian, I can't really tell what effect they might have on damage. For instance, I understand that Bash generates 6 rage when I attack, but does the "brutal strike" ...
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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 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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What abilities allow you to break control impairing effects and other conditions?

Occasionally, I've encountered opponents with the "Jailer" suffix, and some bosses seem to have attacks that hold you still (though you aren't frozen). I've discovered the Wizard's Mirror Image, if ...
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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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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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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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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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Can the Diablo 3 game client be copied from one PC to another?

We have downloaded the Diablo 3 game client on one PC at our house. With the other two recent Blizzard games WoW and Starcraft 2 you could just copy the game folder from one PC to another over the LAN ...
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Does playing a low-level quest in Diablo III give me less XP per kill?

If I've skipped to Act II as soon as I can, but I come back eventually and play with a level 3 player, the mobs are very easy. Are they providing me with less XP per mob then I would've achieved if ...
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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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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 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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Can I use a game controller to play Diablo 3?

Can I use a game controller with Diablo 3? Since there are not that many keys that are actually used, can you map a controller to play? Or would this require some type of mod?