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 difficulty affect Keywarden spawn chance? [duplicate]

Does the spawn chance of the keywardens in acts 1-4 depend on the difficulty, e.g. they spawn only if difficulty >= Torment I? Additionally, does a higher difficulty yield higher spawn chances? If so, ...
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What gives 5% critical hit chance and 50% critical damage?

I did not have anything equipped: But I still had 5% critical hit chance and 50% critical damage. What causes this? Update: Broken Promises @Aequitas, @Chippies: 5% CHC means 1 of 20 hits is ...
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Why do I earn more experience than my co-op partner?

My boyfriend and I started playing Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls on our Xbox and noticed that something is wrong with how we gained experience. Even when he killed the monsters and I just stood by and ...
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How can I improve the odds of upgrading rares via Kanai's Cube or gambing at Kadala for a particular legendary?

I know that due to the way Kadala works you are much more likely to see set items that are for your class, as opposed to other classes, when gambling. How does smart loot play into cubing or ...
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What is a good ratio between Life, Armor and Resistances?

For critical strikes there's a rule of thumb to keep crit-chance and crit-damage in a 1:10 ratio to get a good damage output. Is there a similar calculation for the defensive values Life, Armor and ...
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How do I obtain the hellfire ring materials [duplicate]

I obtained the hellfire ring recipe in Diablo 3 (base game, no DLCs) and I don't know how to get the materials to craft it. Is it meant to only be crafted in the RoS expansion or are the ingredients ...
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Are the original Starcraft 2 WoL and HotS DVDs still useful for installing the game?

It's been many years since those games came out, and in preparation for Legacy of the Void I'd like to replay the whole series. However, the Battle.net application is quoting me a ~20 GB download ...
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Can you gift a weapon multiple times?

Say I would gift a weapon to add a socket, then roll the socket into something else and then gift it again. Are there restrictions as to how often you can gift a weapon? Has anyone been lucky enough ...
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How do I prioritize Main Stat vs Vit at Paragon levels above 400?

At the absolute latest, you begin putting paragon points into Main Stat and/or Vit at Paragon 401, and they have no cap. How do you determine what the optimal distribution of MS vs Vit is for solo and ...
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Do the Barbarian “Call of the Ancients” rune “Together as One” and “Unity” ring stack?

Unity: "All damage taken is split between wearers of this item" Call of the Ancients - Together as One: "50% of all damage dealt to you is instead redirected to the ancients" I'm looking to increase ...
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How does snapshotting with regards to Bane of the Stricken and health potions work?

A lot of people have been talking about using your health potion at certain times to do something with Bane of the Stricken. This is becoming increasingly more popular with the higher level greater ...
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Does Broken Crown work on Bounty caches?

Will wearing a Broken Crown work on Bounty Caches?
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What causes Storm Armor to go off?

The Storm Armor skill for the Wizard says: Bathe yourself in electrical energy, periodically shocking a nearby enemy for 175% weapon damage as Lightning. Lasts 10 minutes. But what causes the ...
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Diablo 3 runs on integrated graphics, but gets stuck on dedicated graphics

I would like to play Diablo III, and I have installed it on my laptop with Windows 10. I have a computer with 2 graphic cards. The first one is a low quality Intel embedded with the motherboard, the ...
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Most efficient (cost & time) way to get a good Gavel of Judgement [duplicate]

I'm looking for a strong gavel to play the HotA build with my season barb but I'm only finding mediocre ones. If I wanted to dedicate time specifically towards creating/finding a strong gavel, what ...
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What is affected by resetting quests?

I just completed the main story line in Diablo 3 and I have option to reset quests. Well, I don't really care if I will have to redo all the game one more time, especially if there is a legendary drop ...
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If I have a fire damage weapon, but primary is cold based, which element am I? [duplicate]

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Lipton-1319/hero/65560837 I'm a Demon Hunter with Yangs Recurve which does up to 1423 Fire damage, however for my primary resource generator Evasive fire, I'm using ...
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How does Bane of the Stricken work?

Is there a cap on stacks and/or total increased damage taken? Could, say, a barely 70 monk wale away on a T4 blue for 15 minutes and continue to stack with each hit? Are stacks additive or ...
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What is the specific requirement for achievements like “Alone Tonight”?

In Season 4 of Diablo 3 we were introduced to a number of achievements with the wording "Reach Greater Rift" x "without the bonuses of any of the following Class sets." Alone tonight is Greater Rift ...
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Does sorceress follower get the damage of her weapons?

So the enchantress follower Eirena can equip a number of melee weapons, but she is magical range. Does she benefit from the damage of her melee weapons? Do they cause her magic bolts to do more ...
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Does upgrading blacksmith cause him to make better stuff?

Obviously unlocking crafting items means you can craft those more advanced items. But what does smith levels do? Do they cause him to make the same items but with more armor/damage and special stats ...
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What item bonuses do party NPC benefit from? [duplicate]

I am pretty sure bonuses like chance to get item rarity and bonus gold on NPC equipment is not used, since there is specific stats for those things that do not go up when you equip them on NPC in your ...
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Do all party members contribute to kill streaks and massacres in Diablo 3?

Do the kills via party members and temporary quest guests contribute to the numbers required by massacre and kill streak? The one question not answered here How does the massacre bonus work? Also, ...
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Patch 2.3 Bounty Rewards Increase by Torment?

Do you get more or less act reagents (corrupted angel flesh, westmarch holy water etc) depending on the torment level?
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Do followers benefit from gems that do not boost their primary stat?

For my Templar follower, does it improve his stats/damage to equip his weapon with an emerald, for increased critical strike damage? Or should I equip all his slots with rubies? Likewise for the ...
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Which rare belt do I need to upgrade to get a Sebor's Nightmare?

Using Kanai's Cube, I can upgrade a rare item to a legendary using the correct recipe. If I want to end up with Sebor's Nightmare, do I have to start with a particular type of belt? If so, which ...
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If and how do Exp% and Exp/kill scale with Grifts in Patch 2.3? [duplicate]

I'm wondering how Exp%+ and Exp/kill on gear scale with greater rifts. Can anyone explain it?
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How does the “Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac” work in Diablo 3?

In Diablo 3, the legendary ring Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac has the following legendary power since patch 2.2 (patch notes): Reduce the remaining cooldown of one of your skills by 1 seconds when ...
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Playing Diablo 3 Hardcore with Windows 10 Automatic Update

I almost exclusively play hardcore mode, and I much prefer it. The only downside, as I see it, is that lagging out or disconnecting may kill you (I'm fine with any other kind of death). Now, I ...
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Why do some legendary powers not get extracted by Kanai's Cube? [duplicate]

I noticed the Haunt of Vaxo legendary power is not extracted by Kanai's cube. I understand that some powers are not extracted because they vary per character (see answers to this other question, ...
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Poisoned Spirit + Chilled to the Bone

I am experimenting with the combination of Haunt (Poisoned Spirit) which causes enemies to take 20% more damage from all sources and Summon Zombie Dogs (Chilled to the Bone) which also causes enemies ...
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How does Kanai's cube manage legendaries extracted affixes' roll?

If I extract the legendary power from a legendary which orange affix roll within a certain range (e.g. The Dead Man's Legacy 50-60) but the roll is too low (let's say 51%). If I later loot a 60% ...
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Why does extracting legendary power from Halycon's Ascent fail?

I need to extract the legendary power from Halycon's Ascent and it won't let me, it always says "Transmute failed", even though I do have the correct amount of materials. The item was enchanted to ...
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What are the parameters for Kanai's Cube when upgrading rare items?

The Kanai's Cube has a power to: Upgrade Rare Item: Upgrades the quality of a level 70 Rare item to Legendary. This item will roll as a randomized Legendary that shares that item's equipment type. ...
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Did pylon spawn rate increase?

With patch 2.3, I've been seeing way more pylons, even 2-3x per rift (~6-7). I've checked the official update log, but I didn't see such addition (there is a nerf to it, but nothing more is shown). ...
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Should I sell my remaining Rift Keystone fragments?

Since the 2.3.0 patch, any rift keystones now have a message showing in the tooltip saying "This is useless. Perhaps you should sell it." Given that they are no longer used to open the Nephalem ...
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What Kanai's Cube recipes are not listed?

There is a help section in the Kanai's Cube tab that shows 7 pages of different recipes. I know that you can also put in a Puzzle Ring and that will open a portal to The Vault. Are there others?
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How do you get Gem Essence?

There are new materials that you can use to convert gems from one type into another using Kanai's Cube. They're called Essence of Ruby, Essence of Topaz, etc. How do you get these essences to start ...
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How do you get Kanai's Cube?

I just loaded up the new patch and there doesn't seem to be much direction on how to actually acquire this key new item. Zultan Kulle talked about it briefly, and then I had no quests indicating where ...
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Skull Grasp damage calculation?

Skull Grasp "Increase the damage of Whirlwind by 300–400% weapon damage." The Wastes set has "Whirlwind gains the effect of the Dust Devils rune and Dust Devils damage is increased to 2500% weapon ...
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How to assign attribute points in Diablo 3?

Right now it assigns attributes automatically. Is there any option to assign those myself?
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Does Threatening Shout: Falter stack?

As far as I understand, Strongarm Bracers stacks when multiple people pull enemies (it stacks additively in that if 2 people each add 30%, you get 60% damage instead of 1.3*1.3 = 69% damage). In Patch ...
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Why do top season crusaders on 4-person team leaderboards have dexterity and intelligence items?

As season 3 is drawing to a close, I am looking forward to season 4 and starting a new character - and was considering crusader. When looking at the 4-person team leaderboards, I noticed that the top ...
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Will Inna's Mantra work with Crudest Boots?

I've found a number over overlaps with items in my current sets and was wondering if they actually work together. I have The Crudest Boots which means that my Mystic Allys is duplicated. I'm using ...
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Can I change the Diablo 3 controls to be more like the Heroes of the Storm controls?

I would like to make Diablo 3's gameplay more like Heroes of the Storm's which I am more comfortable with. It looks like rebinding most of the spells to different buttons would accomplish this ...
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How do different XP bonuses stack in Diablo 3?

Related Questions: How does 50% extra xp weekend stack with other bonuses? Extra experience from equipment What is the formula for additional experience on items? How does ...
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Can you use Diablo 3 disc to play on multiple accounts?

My brother, a couple of friends and I all have battle.net accounts. However we only have diablo 3 starter editions. so my question, is that do I need to purchase the game for all of us in order for ...
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Will ranked and unranked Greater Rift Keystones convert to new Greater Rift Keystones in v2.3?

I've learned that the following two changes will happen around rift keystones with the introduction of 2.3: Rift Keystones Fragments (for non-greater rifts) will be made useless. It no longer takes ...
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What's the effect of the red pools in the Paths of the Drowned

When you walk through one of the red pools (blood pools, perhaps), your avatar takes on a red tint, and an animation appears above its head. Similar happens to your followers if they go through a red ...
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Does gold find increase the amount you get from Boon of the Hoarder?

Boon of the Hoarder gives a chance to drop gold after killing a monster. Is this gold affected by Gold Find bonus?