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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Am I missing out on anything by staying faithful to my follower?

My Templar and I have an arrangement - "till death do we part, and even then just until we respawn." We've been through a lot, but I can always count on him to throw a heal on me if the demons have ...
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Does the dialog with followers change based on the hero's class?

Does everybody "know their roots" in the Diablo Universe? Last night I got into a conversation with my Templar where I encouraged him to try and remember "his sins" as it were, which he had been ...
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How do kill count achievements work in multiplayer?

I was looking at my achievement list and saw lots of achievements for kills, like The Elitist achievement. How does this work in multiplayer? Will a kill count towards my achievement progress if my ...
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Are there any tricks to completing the Crumbling Vault?

Last night I came across the Crumbling Vault event while playing my level 19 Witch Doctor solo, (well, the Templar was with me, but yeah...) and I failed it, hard. For the first 30 seconds or so, I ...
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How do I create a public game?

I saw an option in Diablo-3 load screen to join public games. How can I create one of these?
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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 ...
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How does the Survival bonus work?

Today, I was very badly injured and ran away from a combat for a few seconds. After a little while of flashing red health, I got an XP bonus called "Survival", telling me exactly what percentage of ...
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How do I search for set items on AH?

I was looking at AH today and found a filter for my search. As you can see, there there is no option for sets (The green gear or tier, if you are used to Wow). Is there a way that I can search for ...
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Is there a way to quick compare a weapon with the one in your off hand?

I've been dual wielding hand crossbows for an Act or so and it's been going very well thus far. The quivers and crossbows/bows I've come across so far haven't enticed me to switch and my good shield ...
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How can I level up more quickly?

I have now had my first character at level 40 for a while and have started playing another, new, character. The problem is that progress feels awfully slow, and my "overall progress" (for the whole ...
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Why does +damage items give much greater DPS than damage given by a primary stat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Primary Stat Worth More Than Weapon Damage? What does the Damage stat on the character sheet actually mean? How is it Calculated? Let's say I have a ring that has ...
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Quests not marked as completed under achievements?

I've just completed Act 1 - and looking at the achievements, it seems there are several which have not awarded because the requisites have been marked as not completed. For example: The Last of the ...
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How do I complete the Meditation achievement?

The class-specific Monk achievement Meditation says that I need to "Use Mantra skills to grant a beneficial effect to an ally 200 times." I use mantras constantly and renew them as soon as they wear ...
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Hold LMB to attack or repeatedly click LMB?

I've noticed from playing that you can hold the attack button [LMB] on an enemy to keep attacking, or you can repeatedly mash attack. It seems that your abilities can't be activated if you are ...
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How exactly do crowd-controlling abilities work?

There are the usual kinds of crowd-controlling abilities in Diablo III: Stunning, rooting, snaring, charm, hex, fear etc. It appears like some monsters are less affected by them than others. It ...
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What happens to items when I kill monsters off the main path?

In some dungeons, monsters will enter the main path by climbing up or down walls, jumping off cliffs, and so on, to enter the main path where the player is. Some of them can be killed while they're ...
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Why can't I search for all posted items instead of a specific quantity?

When I try to perform a search in the Auction house, it does not allow me to submit my query without a specific desired quantity. Why is that? (I was searching for crafting items)
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What does the error 32111 in the Auction house mean?

I was trying to buyout an item on the Auction house and it said error 32111. What does this mean? ( Now I have a logged error of it in my completed menu )
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What is the highest difficulty that can reasonably be soloed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will I be able to complete Inferno without a group? I'm not much of a group player in Diablo, having finished both 1 and 2 solo with multiple characters. I've read a ...
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Does Monk's Resolve passive work vs Bosses / with AoE?

I haven't been able to determine if the Monk's passive Resolve works as a debuff vs. every mob there is. I'm planning on using Deadly Reach with the armor buff and Resolve to apply damage reduction ...
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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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What bosses are good to farm?

There are many different repeatable bosses in D3. Some of them are easier than others (Belial isn't hard to defeat if you know the encounter and dodge his attacks). So what bosses are probably good ...
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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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Where do I retrieve items bought at the Auction House?

I bought an item on the auction house a while back. Where do I get it?
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Where are all the waypoints?

Is there a list of waypoints in Diablo 3? I seem to be going long periods without finding one, and end up wondering whether there are any in the zones I'm passing through or if I'm just missing them, ...
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What does 1 intellect translate to damage for a wizard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is skill damage calculated based on weapon damage? I am currently comparing items to see which is better and the bonus difference is damage or intellect... If an ...
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What does the Damage stat on the character sheet actually mean? How is DPS Calculated?

The Damage stat on the character sheet is... not very well explained. I have trouble understanding why some items make it go up or down. It says I do 184.52 damage, but my weapon only does 34 DPS ...
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Who is Leah, exactly?

Leah is kind of a central NPC in Diablo 3, and she seems to have an extensive history with Deckard Cain, often calling him "Uncle." However, the game is pretty light on details as to who she is, ...
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Can enemies frozen by something other than Frost Nova trigger Shatter when killed?

Frost Nova's Shatter rune claims that "A frozen enemy that is killed has a 50% chance of releasing another Frost Nova." Meanwhile, Ice Armor causes melee attackers to be chilled or frozen for 2 ...
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Does followers' gear remain after switching between followers?

I currently have the Templar follower, kitted out nicely. He's the only follower I've used on my Wizard, so I want to experiment with the other two. If I recruit a different follower and then switch ...
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How can I teach a plan to my blacksmith?

I got a Plan: Staff of herding in the ACT IV. My Blacksmith is at level 4, but I tried to use it and didn't work. How can I do that?
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Do merchants sell the same items to everyone in multiplayer?

When playing with my friends, what do we see when browsing the merchant's wares?
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Is Primary Stat Worth More Than Weapon Damage?

I'm on Act 1 of Nightmare difficulty with my Witch Doctor, and i have a weapon that has +150 intelligence and 20.6 DPS. yet i can make an axe at the smith that has 45+ weapon dps. is giving up that ...
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Is the Secret Level worth farming for equipment?

Now that a secret level is confirmed, is it as good as the old Secret Cow Level in Diablo II in terms of drops? Does the heavy cost involved in getting there (150,000+ gold) make it worth (equipment ...
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Are Resplendent Chests worth farming?

You can often find Resplendent Chests in the bottom of optional dungeons, and sometimes randomly on the field. Are these chests worth constantly looking for, or is there a cap to the types of items ...
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Are certain Acts better for finding equipment than others?

In Diablo II, killing mobs in certain dungeons/areas resulted in different sets of equipment. Is this still the case in Diablo III, or do the higher Acts result in better equipment than the lower ...
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Are Boss drops still better than ones you find while randomly dungeon crawling?

In Diablo II, it was widely accepted that repeatedly killing the Act bosses on Hell difficulty (along with a few other certain areas) yielded the best equipment. However, I remember recalling that the ...
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Does Rakinishu's Blade have a special purpose?

I found Rakinishu's blade at an event in act II, does it have any purpose, or is it just a sort of Easter egg / in joke?
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How can I exit/leave a party in the main menus?

When in the main menu screen, is there a way to leave or disband the party without logging out? I can't find any such options (as party leader or otherwise).
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Is it better to spread magic find across a party?

We expect, based on Diablo 2 and a tweet from Bashiok that there's a diminishing return formula for magic find (though the details are still unclear), and that magic find is averaged across a ...
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How can I bring or rush a friend into Nightmare mode?

I have a friend up to Normal Act 3 in his own game, but I'd like to bring him into Nightmare Act 1 with me. He says he wouldn't be able to join my Nightmare party, though we haven't tried this yet. (I ...
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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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Can I idle out of a game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to leave my character idling if I suddenly have to go? I was playing with friends and left to do an errand, and I was still in town when I returned about a ...
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What happens after level 60?

From all I know level 60 is the maximum level your characters can reach. What exactly are the resulting limitations? Does this mean you get no XP anymore as well, or do those still add up? After ...
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How can I configure Diablo 3 to remember my health bar settings?

Every time I launch the game, I have to turn this setting back on.
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Can I enter Whimsyshire if I follow someone in my party with the Staff of Herding?

I wanted to know, if everybody in my group can access Whimsyshire in Diablo 3, when only I have the staff of herding? Or does everybody need to have this staff?
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What Follower should I pick to complement the skills of my class? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the strengths and weaknesses of each follower? With every class, what follower should I take so his general skills will complement mine? For example, as a ...
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How can I make my follower cut it out with all the jibber jabber?

During the first playthrough, I enjoyed my follower's bits of dialog as we adventured since it was all new, but as I continue on through nightmare, I'm getting really sick of hearing the same things ...
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What happens to the enemy's health after you die?

I have seen this post about death in D3 but it does not answer my question above. If you are alone or in a party, pull some enemy or enemies, then do a bunch of damage, but do NOT kill them, what ...
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Does resurrecting allies prevent the durability penalty for dying?

I just learned from this question that it's possible to resurrect allies. We also know from this question that the penalty for dying is a 10% degradation in durability. If you revive/resurrect an ...