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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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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I'm hearing rumors of Battle.net accounts being hijacked and stolen in Diablo 3. How can I protect myself?

There have been a fairly large number of fairly reliable reports that some clever and disreputable jerks have figured out how to hijack a Diablo III session, steal your Battle.net account, take all of ...
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Where is the jeweler in Diablo 3?

How do you get the jeweler in Diablo 3? Is he acquired automatically as a quest later in the game or is he a random encounter?
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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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How does multiplayer work in Diablo 3?

I was wondering how multiplayer games work in Diablo 3, specifically: Can I create a "normal difficulty" character and then play with my friends who created "hard difficulty" characters? Can I play ...
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Do hardcore characters consume a hero slot upon death?

When a hardcore character dies, does it still take up one character slot? I don't want my character to die just to know the result.
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What is an Enrage timer?

I've seen it mentioned that some of the Diablo 3 bosses have an enrage timer? What exactly does that mean? Are there any bonuses for killing one that is enraged?
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Where are all the ghosts for Haunted?

The Haunted achievements wants you to Meet the following ghosts: Lucious the Depraved Dataminer Drury Brown John Gorham Coffin Fecklar's Ghost The Archivist The Tomekeeper ...
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What happens to the gem when I salvage an item with a gem in it?

I currently have no gold (just went shopping in the auction house... bought me some fancy and expensive weapon), but want to remove a gem from an item since I want to use it in another item. I'm too ...
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How long do health globes last?

When a monster drops a health globe, how long will it last if not used? Should I leave unused health globes behind as backup in case I come back to the same room / dungeon floor later?
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Does Whimsyshire drop better loot than other areas?

I like to put on Magic-Find gear and go farm for good items, however I've been feeling a bit disheartened lately because of the hours spent re-running acts with over 200% magic find, and only finding ...
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Do ruby-socketed helms work for Paragon experience?

Do experience bonuses from rubied helms and helmets work for post-level 60 Paragon experience? How do rubied helms affect Paragon experience gain?
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What does it mean when a monster is an “eater of vegetables”?

I just came across a unique Risen named Larson the Strange, that was denoted an "eater of vegetables" (where most uniques would have something that makes sense and/or is useful such as "knockback" or ...
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Do Horadric Caches drop all legendaries or only bounty-specific legendaries?

There is a whole bunch of bounty-specific legendaries that only drop in Horadric Caches and for specific Acts in which you performed the bounties. I already got some of those bounty-specific ...
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Solo Wizard Builds?

I'm currently playing a Wizard in Diablo III. I'm in Nightmare and can solo with the rest of them, but I've heard Wizards are tough solo-ers in Hell/Inferno. Anybody knows of a solid Diablo III ...
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Where can I find legendary crafting materials?

My boulder barbarian would love some Reaper's Wraps but they require Reaper's Fear. I've found various other crafting plans that require legendary materials. Where can I find Reaper's Fear and other ...
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Where do I search for “The Hanging Tree” book in Act I?

Where do I search for The Hanging Tree book in Act I? The Hanging Tree is the first "book" you need to listen to in the Act I, but I cannot find it; what am I missing?
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Why fight with clothes?

Diablo III has two achievements that involve fighting bosses in nothing but your skivvies: Naked Lust and The Hero's New Clothes. Obviously, clothes are kinda important. Which class is best at ...
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Nepha-what now? What the hell is a Nephalem and why does everyone keep calling me that?

Nephalem Valor. Nephalem this. Nephalem that. All anyone ever seems to call me is Nephalem. My character seems to know what it means, as evidenced by her suspicion that she could not gain entrance to ...
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How can I see my latency/ping in Diablo III?

Is there any way to display the current latency or ping in the game? I'm seeing some strange behaviour with my skills, sometimes they're not working at all and I'd like to verify that these problems ...
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Diablo 3, one purchase for Mac *and* Windows, or one for each?

Today, Diablo 3 went open beta for the weekend, which means I'm finally able to test it on my iMac. I know Blizzard put a lot of work into both platforms so I don't expect them to behave all that ...
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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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What is the minimum bid in the Auction House?

Note: Question is outdated due to the closure of the Auction House I have noticed often when going to bid on an item, the minimum bid is some seemingly arbitrary number. I currently can't even ...
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Do you have to skip some monsters in Inferno?

Was trying act 2 inferno last night with my Monk who has just under 700 resist all, and about 6k armor, 20% block, 30% dodge all unbuffed. And then my barb friend joined and war cried bumping all ...
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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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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 is The Lyceum?

The Lyceum is listed as one of the objectives for the No Stone Unturned achievement, yet nobody seems to know where it is. Where is it?
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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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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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Empty spots in the last 2 cities

I just remarked that there is an empty spot in the last 2 cities of the game. I have ended the game on normal, and no crafters took that space. Is it used? or is it just there because something got ...
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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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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 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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How many characters can I have and do they expire?

In Diablo II, you could have any number of characters in offline play. On closed Battle.net, characters could expire if you didn't play them. How does Diablo III limit the number of characters I can ...
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What is Error 37?

I keep seeing people talking about this error. There are even some memes already talking about "Error 37" What is it and where does it come from ?
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How to get the “Nyuck, Nyuck, Nyuck” achievement?

For the "Nyuck, Nyuck, Nyuck" achievement, you need to kill all three monks in the Drowned Temple "with one blow". So if one of the three goes down first, it fails, and you need to replay the entire ...
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Is there a follower that is useful in inferno?

So I'm midway through act 2 and came to the conclusion, that the templar is no help at all. Most of the time he uses the heals on himself because he just stands in plague/desecration and dies within ...
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Does it matter which merchant I sell my items to?

Does it matter which merchant I sell my items to or do I get the same price across all? Are there "types" of merchants that I should stick to for better prices?
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What is corpse hopping?

I've seen the term "corpse hopping" used regarding some behavior on the higher difficulties of Diablo III. What does that mean, and how is that done?
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Where do screenshots go?

I want to ask a question about an enchanted item I've found, but I can't seem to find where Diablo III saves it's screenshots by default. Where do they go?
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Is it possible to transfer a Diablo 3 key to another Battle.net account?

I have a friend that purchased Diablo 3, played it, finished it, and doesn't care to play with others. He is no longer interested in the game. Now he is willing to sell me his copy for a fraction of ...
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Is your dodge / block chance reduced to zero if you have your back turned on an enemy? (ala WoW)

Should i be worried or concerned if i charge / leap INTO a room full of monsters or should i never leave my soft underbelly (behind) exposed?
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How do I get more rare crafting ingredients?

When I salvage a magic item, sometimes I get a rare crafting ingredient. What are the chances that this will happen? Are there certain items which have an increased chance of this? How can I ...
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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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Is it possible to decline all friend requests?

As title says: is it possible to decline all friend requests in a few clicks? Currently I have 70+ requests and all of them are from bots, offering me in-game-gold and items. That's kinda ...
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How do I know which damage type monsters inflict?

For some sources of damage it is pretty easy to guess what damage type it is. For example, if a monster hits you with a huge ass axe, it's probably physical damage. The burning floors at the butcher ...
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How do I get to the new “Cow Level” in Reaper of Souls?

There have been reports of a new "Cow Level" that seems to only be accessible via Nephalem Rifts: ...
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Reflect Damage Skills (Not Monster)

Can someone explain how damage reflection works? In other words: if a monster would normally hit for 100 and I have 20% damage reflect, which of these cases is true? monster takes 20, I take 100, ...
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Are white or grey items worth picking up at all?

Once you're past the first few levels and not desperate for any little bump you can get, is it at all worth picking up the whites and greys littering the average battlefield? I'm know that every ...
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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 ...