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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Is there a limit on the amount of Greater Rift Floors?

I'm playing the style called "fastrifting" lately, which requires me to teleport/vault etc. around and mostly attack elites and elite packs. However, this makes me jump through many GR floors, and I ...
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Where are the entrances to all the set dungeons?

Patch 2.4 added set dungeons, and the entrances to those dungeons are scattered all over the map. I found a bunch of video guides online on how to find all the dungeons but those are long and tedious -...
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How can a Firebird build compete with Tal Rasha's after 2.4?

In patch 2.4, the Firebird set has received a damage boost in the form of +25% damage per burning enemy. But Tal Rasha's also received a boost, now adding +500% damage per stack. This seems horribly ...
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What do the damage colors mean? [duplicate]

With patch 2.4, damage numbers are now compressed but I noticed that some are colored differently than others. What do these colored numbers mean? At first I thought any number in the billions are ...
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Can I claim bonuses from old and new versions of a set simultaneously?

In this question someone asked how updated items with new affixes worked, and I answered that items with altered affixes are generally distinct, new items, and that existing items are no retroactively ...
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How do I install Diablo 3 while downloading as little data as possible?

My home internet has data usage caps. I'd like to install Diablo 3 and RoS using as little data as possible. What is the best way to do this? It seems the two options are: Using the Disk - Install ...
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What are these little blue creatures following me?

I have no idea what it is. I'm a level 12 (almost 13) monk. 4 of these little blue guys have been following me since before I defeated the Skeleton King. What are they?
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Kanai's cube - remove level requirement

If I use Kanai's cube to remove the level requirement, can I give it to a friend or is it only usable by me?
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How can I restore the skip functionality of the space key?

Recently, when I was playing around with new hotkey settings for Diablo 3, I bound several keys to new functions, inkluding the space key. I then found out, that because of the new space key function,...
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Stats of already possesed items changed in patch

As some people may already now, there is a new patch launching for Diablo 3 soon. Reading through patch notes I came upon a change of an item for one of the classes (specifically monk, but question ...
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How can I have a season achievement without the corresponding season's journey requirement?

Case in point: Anyone know what's happening here?
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Can the chance to block limit of 75% bypassed?

Provoke increases the change to hit by 50%. If I have already 50%, will I get 100%? Or will it be clipped to 75%?
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Getting the infernal machine of evil [duplicate]

I'm playing the PC version of Diablo 3, and I've been doing keywarden runs on torment 10, which I've heard has a 100% drop rate for infernal machines. The problem though is that this seems to only be ...
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Attack move in Diablo 3?

Is there a way to bind your normal attacks to something like League of Legends Attack Move? This means that I target the closest visible target near my cursor that is in range. Which means if an ...
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How does Blur stack with resistances?

The Blur passive skill states that it reduces damage taken by 17%. Another answer stated that different classes of damage buffs stack multiplicatively, so I would suspect that also applies to damage ...
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How does Bane of the Trapped stack with Time Warp?

The Bane of the Trapped legendary gem has the effect: Increase damage against enemies under the effects of control-impairing effects by 15.00%. Per numerous other sources, Slow Time counts as a "...
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How do spirit generator damage modifiers stack in Diablo 3 ? Additively or multiplicatively?

If my current spirit level is giving me, let's say, 200% damage bonus on my spirit generator thanks to my Shenlong set bonus, will depth diggers bump this up to 300% or double it to 400% ? What about ...
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What is snapshotting and what skills can take advantage of it?

There is a technique called snapshotting that is insanely popular right now on certain builds. I understand the basic idea is that you are able to capture higher/buffed stats or affects and preserve ...
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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 damage?...
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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% ...