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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (4)

18
votes
4answers
8k views

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, ...
18
votes
7answers
66k views

Which Demon Hunter build should I use for Nightmare?

I had no trouble as a Demon Hunter in normal difficulty. Now, I've graduated to Nightmare and it seems even the easiest mobs can annihilate me within seconds. Until now, I've been employing a ...
18
votes
1answer
49k views

When should “the weary blacksmith” conversation in act I take place?

When should "the weary blacksmith" conversation with the blacksmith in Act I take place?
18
votes
4answers
25k views

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 ...
18
votes
4answers
3k views

Does magic find affect what a merchant has to offer?

I sometimes see Rare (yellow) items on Merchants, and sometimes normal (white) items without any stats. This leads me to believe that there is some sort of RNG for merchants for not only the stats on ...
18
votes
3answers
45k views

What is the effect “Blood oozes from you” on a Blood-Magic Blade?

The Blood-Magic Blade is a craftable level 60 legendary dagger. After the revamp of 1.0.4 legendaries, a new effect, described as "blood oozes from you" was added to the item description. Given that ...
17
votes
10answers
181k views

What is the most optimal way to build Monk to in Inferno?

As you need a lot of single target damage and health, but also AoE, what attributes have you guys been building to survive reliably in the harder difficulties? I'm thinking going 50%/%50 Dex/Vita. ...
17
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
17
votes
4answers
99k views

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?
17
votes
4answers
32k views

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 ...
17
votes
1answer
41k views

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 ...
17
votes
2answers
4k views

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.
17
votes
4answers
10k views

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?
17
votes
5answers
74k views

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 ...
17
votes
3answers
25k views

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 ...
17
votes
2answers
873 views

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?
17
votes
6answers
66k views

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 ...
17
votes
1answer
7k views

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?
17
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
17
votes
2answers
16k views

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 ...
17
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
16
votes
15answers
131k views

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 ...
16
votes
2answers
88k views

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 ...
16
votes
5answers
55k views

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?
16
votes
9answers
15k views

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 ...
16
votes
3answers
19k views

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: ...
16
votes
2answers
54k views

What are Greater Nephalem Rifts and how do they work?

Diablo 3's Patch 2.1.0 added a new feature called "Greater Nephalem Rifts". What are they, and how do they work?
16
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
16
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
16
votes
1answer
958 views

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 ...
16
votes
2answers
15k views

What is happening with the “Totally Not a Cow Level” buff?

While playing today I got a new buff: It is pretty clear it has something to do with the blog Debunking the cowspiracy. But what does this event actually do?
16
votes
5answers
683 views

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 ...
16
votes
2answers
21k views

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 ...
16
votes
3answers
37k views

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 ...
16
votes
1answer
77k views

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?
16
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
16
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
16
votes
3answers
59k views

How to determine correct difficulty to play at level 70?

How do I determine which difficulty my level 70 Diablo 3 character should play? The easy answer would be try a few difficulties and see how hard they are and how I feel about playing character X at ...
16
votes
1answer
537 views

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 ...
15
votes
6answers
6k views

Why does my Plague of Toads make me croak?

When my Witch Doctor hit level 11, I decided to take my Plague of Toads for a spin. However, a typical encounter for me with Plague of Toads goes something like: I see a mob of enemies I summon ...
15
votes
2answers
37k views

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 ...
15
votes
1answer
18k views

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?)
15
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
15
votes
4answers
76k views

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 ?
15
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
15
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
15
votes
1answer
4k views

What's the fastest way to get to Queen Araneae?

I hate the bounty for killing the spider queen. That stupid spider cavern is the worst. Is there any way you can get through it faster, or predict where things are going to be?
15
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
15
votes
2answers
2k views

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?
15
votes
2answers
35k views

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?