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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Do guest pass characters carry through an upgrade to the full game?

If a player starts playing Diablo 3 with a guest pass, and later purchase the full game, do the character(s) created with guest pass remain playable with full access to content?
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How can I change regions?

Where in the interface is the option to switch regions in Diablo 3? As I understand it, you have to start with fresh characters. Does this mean you log in to a region or can you switch while in-game?
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How can a monk tank effectively for a group?

I've recently decided to switch up my monk build to be more of a tank than a damage dealer. But I'm struggling to do so effectively. I know I need a good balance of mobility, survivability, awareness, ...
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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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Inferno Act 1 Gold Farming, Skeleton King vs. Butcher

I farm act one a lot with my friends, act 2 is slow going and takes forever to kill all the mobs that run, but my question is, do you guys get a lot more cash from doing Butcher runs than Skeleton ...
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What are the pros and cons to Elective Mode in Diablo 3?

What are the pros and cons to elective mode in Diablo 3? The smack you in the face pro is you put any skill available into any slot on your hotkey bar instead of being forced into 1 of each category. ...
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Is resource cost adjusted with weapon speed in diablo 3?

Is is now clear that spell damage AND casting speed are both based on weapon damage and speed. Let's take an example: Suppose I have a wizard and I want to calculate how much damage I can do with, ...
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What do the different colors of enemies' names mean?

In the land of Diablo III, enemies come in a few different colors. Normal, weak mobs are white, then there are those of color: I've seen blue, purple, and yellow. What do the different colors mean? ...
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What determines the quality of loot in horadric caches?

Ofcourse your character's level and the random factor affect what you get in the caches, but is there anything else that has influence on the loot from a cache? For example, does it matter on what ...
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Optimal Ratio for Crit Chance/Dmg

I am wondering what is the optimal crit chance/damage ratio? After plugging in numbers into the equation below, I noticed that the magic value appears to be around 1:3. Is my math flawed? Equation: ...
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Is there a list of the 'levels allowed' range for joining public games of a particular quest and difficulty?

As I've progressed through nightmare, I've noticed that public quests past a certain point are not available for me to join despite being well beyond that quest(currently I am able to join only up to "...
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What is the highest critical chance and critical damage that is possible through items alone?

Is it possible to get 100% critical chance through items and how high can my critical damage get? Please explain the gear needed. i.e. Bow with 100% critical damage with socket 100% critical damage = ...
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Wheel of Misfortune

What are the 10 possibilities for Wheel of Misfortune? And what is the best way to farm them?
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What skills/runes can I use to maximize my monk's single/AOE DPS?

I'm trying to focus my monk on dealing out as much damage as quickly as possible to plow through the more difficult enemies. Ignoring equipment and the bonuses they grant, what combination of skills ...
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What determines how much experience you get from a kill?

Someone told me that monsters don't give a static amount of experience; if that's true, what determines how much experience you get from a kill? What's the exact equation?
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How do I take a screenshot?

I've tried using print screen, but it seems to grab the window behind Diablo rather than the game. Is there some in-game hotkey to take a screenshot, or some other method that will work?
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How can I click to walk to a mob, instead of attacking it?

I started a wizard last night instead of sleeping and found something quite irritating in terms of usability. When I wanted to walk into a mob of enemies, I clicked (left or right) and attacked with ...
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Do stat boosts affect DoT effects already in play?

I'm playing Witch Doctor and making use of several of the wonderful Intelligence boosts they can get (Gruesome Feast, Soul Harvest...). I need to know when to time these boosts, however, to get the ...
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What skills only use the main-hand for damage calculations?

What skill and rune combinations only use the main-hand for damage calculation? An example is the Sprint / Run like the wind combination. I'm interested in all dual-wielding characters: Barbarian, ...
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Can I abuse the Auction House to “increase” my stash size?

Can I put everything in my stash up for sale then quick cancel it before it lands on the block to give me more space in my stash? It's not as convenient (though exiting while in-town and logging back ...
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When can I get The Stranger/Tyreal conversations for the It's Just Us achievement?

I just realized the achievement title was a pun on "Justice." The achievement says to "Listen to all of the Tyrael's conversations." Because Tyrael is always running off and disappearing, making it ...
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Are +maximum damage and +minimum damage enchantments factored into weapon DPS?

For weapons that have +x minimum damage and/or +x maximum damage such as the Longshot, is the increase in damage already factored into the DPS that's displayed for the weapon? As an example: Weapon ...
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Why do some items that increase attack speed work, and others don't?

I have three items that increase my attack speed. One is a one handed weapon. The tooltip reads Increases Attack Speed by 7%. The weapons attack speed is in fact 7% faster than a normal weapon of it's ...
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Can I rebind mouse buttons to keys?

I am having a problem with the controls in Diablo 3. Basically, it puts my abilities on my mouse, but I want to use my mouse for movement only. But at the same time, if I move abilities away from my ...
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Enchant Weapon Property: Favor Attack Speed or % Damage?

So I got this new weapon: However, it lacks a socket, so I need to replace a primary attribute with a socket. My question is which primary property should I replace? It comes down to increased ...
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Which parts of Inferno Act 1 actually drop ilvl 63 items?

When I start from the beginning, I don't seem to ever get any - am I just getting unlucky? Does their drop rate change from the beginning of the act to the end?
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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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What is the “Black Mushroom” item used for?

I got it in the Cathedral. Its description: The witch Adria seeks a black mushroom? I know as much about Black mushrooms as I do about red herrings! - Deckard Cain Is there a meaning behind ...
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Can you access the secret level in Diablo 3 more than once per difficulty?

In the secret Cow level of Diablo 2, if you don't kill the Cow King, you can go back as many times as you want by creating the portal in a new game of that difficulty. Can you access/farm the secret ...
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Will I be able to complete Inferno without a group?

It looks like Inferno is going to be pretty hard. (discussion about the inferno difficulty. It starts at 54:33 and lasts about 2 min) My question is whether this difficulty is supposed to be feasible ...
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Are there concrete class roles in Diablo 3?

In some games, notably MMORPGs like World of Warcraft, each character build has a specific role in PvE situations like dungeons and raids. The developers have said that—at higher difficulties—players ...
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How long does dropped loot last?

When I'm running through Sanctuary killing the forces of Hell, sometimes I find myself in so much of a hurry that I fail to pickup a particular item or bundle of dropped coins. Assuming I survive the ...
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When is the game saved, and how?

I just disconnected and my quest seems to have been reset to a few minutes before where I currently was. However, it seems like I kept everything in my inventory that I found in meantime. When ...
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Should I sell my magic items, or salvage them?

So far (I just started Act 2), grey items sell for almost nothing: usually 3-6 gold pieces. Magic items can sell for considerably more at this level. 150 gold may not seem like a lot in the big ...
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How are random properties chosen for items in Diablo 3?

All items crafted by the blacksmith have a number of random magic properties. However, I've tried to create a helm that provides a bonus to Dexterity and failed after 15 tries. Are the properties ...
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Do different weapon types have different reach?

Do different weapon types have different reach? e.g. if I use a regular attack with a polearm, will I be able to strike enemies further away than if I use a regular attack with a dagger? And if so, ...
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Why does this item have a legend? Are there others like it?

Is this some kind of special item?
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What is the formula for additional experience on items?

For +experience on items, it seems that the full amount of experience isn't rewarded per kill; instead, it seems based on the monster killed. On the character sheet, bonus experience is listed as "up ...
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What goes missing when changing your quest in Diablo 3?

When I go to change my quest in Diablo 3, I get a prompt telling me "Starting a new game with a new quest will overwrite your currently saved progress". What will be overwritten? My checkpoints? ...
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Can I have more than one weapon set?

In diablo 2, I could have two sets of weapons equiped and could easily toggle between them with the W key (a dps set and a mf set). Is it possible to equip multiple sets of weapon in diablo 3, with ...
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What weapons are class restricted?

This page suggests that the wizard can use: Axes Daggers Maces Spears Swords (Click on the Wizard icon, and all of those weapons are not disabled, meaning that the class can use them.) This ...
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How does “Increases bonus experience” on items work?

Leoric's Signet, Cain's Fate (set bonus) both give bonuses to experience worded like this: Increases Bonus Experience by X% I don't have either of these to test it out, but I'm curious to see if ...
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Is there an attack speed cap?

While playing around with some item builds, I managed to reach a little over 2 attacks per second. This was a huge increase from the 1.10 APS staff I had been using, and a TON of fun. But realizing ...
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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?
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How does the post-2.0 Puzzle Ring work?

Patch 2.0.1 introduced a lot of significant changes to the loot system in the game. One of the significant ones was the revamp to the Puzzle Ring, which now has a new effect: Summon a treasure ...
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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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Move character between accounts

I'm planning to buy Diablo III for myself. However, I'd like to create a second character for a friend of mine, who is not yet convinced. So I want to let them play that character (in my account) for ...
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Is there a way to lock my skills?

Due to some... overly enthusiastic mouse-clicking, I have now accidentally removed a skill from my bindings in the middle of combat several times. Is there a way to lock my selection in to prevent me ...
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How does +% damage on weapons work?

Say, for example, I have a weapon with 500 DPS and for stats it says +20% damage, +120 vitality, etc. Is that +20% damage incorporated with the 500 DPS shown or is it 500dps + an additional 20% ...
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How does Dodge work exactly?

Dexterity increases the chance to dodge, and as a Monk I also have a mantra available that also increases the dodge chance. I'm wondering how useful a high dodge value actually is and if I should take ...