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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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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What attack does the Wizard do when attacking with a spell while out of Arcane Power?

I've noticed that if my Wizard runs out of Arcane Power while I'm spamming an ability that costs arcane power, I start shooting little white dots at the enemy which do damage. This surprised me ...
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Are bosses guaranteed to drop two yellow items the first time I kill them on normal?

A comment here suggests that Whenever you kill a boss for the first time (on normal difficulty only), it is guaranteed to drop at least 2 rares: One general rare and one specifically suited ...
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Do Rare Items have set colors?

I recently found a set of Rare Boots and discovered upon wearing them that they were a most garish shade of yellow. Do Rare items have an alternate default color scheme from magical (blue) items, or ...
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How are attributes spread in each specific class?

Every class gets a certain amount of points per level up. How are these points distributed in each of the five classes?
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Is there any limitation as to which character can identify an item in Diablo 3

During one of the quests, my co-op partner( with level 10 Demon Hunter as the character) was rewarded with a rare item. Apparently he wasn't able to identify the item(there was no option for him to do ...
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Is it possible to have more than 4 Zombie Dogs?

I'm playing a sacrifice build Witch Doctor, and recently added Mass Confusion with Devolution rune. However, I have yet to get any additional zombie dogs from killing a confused opponent. Each time, ...
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What can I walk through using Spirit Walk?

Once again, the skill description for Spirit Walk leaves a bit to the imagination. What exactly does it mean that my movement is unhindered? Does it negate any movement slowing effects? Does it ...
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What is an effective strategy for farming yellow+ drops?

At what point in the game do yellow drops become more common. Currently I am finding them mostly from bosses like the Skeleton King and that is about it. It would seem that these items are generally ...
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What abilities allow you to break control impairing effects and other conditions?

Occasionally, I've encountered opponents with the "Jailer" suffix, and some bosses seem to have attacks that hold you still (though you aren't frozen). I've discovered the Wizard's Mirror Image, if ...
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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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What are the Pros and Cons of Using Two Handed Weapons as a Monk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Monks and the effectiveness of 2-handed weapons I am leveling as a monk on Diablo 3, so far, i've managed to use Daibos as weapons (i've found a rare one). My question ...
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Marked For Death - everyone or just me?

The demon hunter skill Marked For Death has this description: Marks an enemy. The marked enemy will take 12% additional damage for the next 30 seconds. Does this damage increase apply for other ...
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What clips my wings?

I have the Collector's Edition of Diablo 3 and I love the little set of angel wings you get. I notice that when I log into the game again I have to re-use my item to apply the wings to my character. ...
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Can equipment be dyed in a trade window?

Collector Edition dyes are account bound and cannot be traded, however can they be used in a trade window to dye someone else's gear? I do not have the CE dyes, but can see myself potentially wanting ...
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How can I change the difficulty?

Is there a way to change the difficulty back to normal after you've started a game on nightmare?
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How can I access the Auction House from out of game?

I would like to keep tabs on my auctions during the day time while I'm away from the game. Is it possible to access the Auction House in Diablo 3 from the Battle.net website? If so, how?
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When does Leah discuss “Tristram”, “Leah's Childhood”, and “About the Temple”?

Leah only appears to discuss quests and the same three topics before the big incident, after which she only speaks of her power. When can we dialogue about "Tristram", "Leah's Childhood", and "About ...
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Where can I find Report from Wortham and Villager's Journal?

I (and it seems like a lot of other people) am missing two quest lore reports for an achievement: "Report from Wortham" (the first) and "Villager's Journal" (the last). Where can I find them? By ...
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How do +damage mods work when dual wielding?

There are rings, shields and many other non-weapon items that give a small boost to damage. If someone wears say a ring with +3-5 dmg, and dual wields - does this mean that it will give the full ...
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Can the Collector Edition Dyes be transferred between users?

I'm a bit fussy about my character's appearance, and always want to look my best when slaying hordes of demons. I read that there are two collector-edition dyes I do not have (Beige and Dark Grey), ...
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How can I correct missing lore achievements?

Through various instances of downtime or pseudo-downtime (where the servers were being worked on and "you may cause some interruption in communication, ability to log in, use of in-game features, and ...
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Do activated abilities queue?

I've often noticed as I spam the mouse buttons, that the ability I am trying to activate doesn't seem to occur immediately, and instead may take a second or two while I finish other animations. Does ...
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How do I most effectively generate Fury?

Each of the Barbarian primary abilities generate "X Fury per attack". Fury is then used by the secondary abilities, and if you mash the right mouse button like me your beefy Man or woMan will soon be ...
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How accurate is the character sheet dps value?

I'm wondering how much I should be trusting the character sheet dps value. Are there certain stats/skills that it ignores? What should be I taking into account when comparing dps values?
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On Wizard, Is it better to use Magic Weapon or Familiar(sparkflint)?

So the Wizard gets the skill Magic Weapon that raises your dmg by 10% and this IS reflected in your DPS rating when you cast it. A few levels later you get the Familiar which eventually gets ...
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Where can I find specific dye colors?

So far all of Act I merchants have sold Green, Brown, or White dyes, while all of Act II merchants have sold Green, Brown, White, or Blue dyes. The number of different colors for sale, and which ...
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How do armor, resistances and missile/melee damage reduction interact?

How do damage reduction from armor, damage reduction from resistances, and missile/melee damage reduction interact? For example, let's say I have X armor which translates to x% damage reduction ...
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How does health globes drop work?

I am trying to understand if there is a logic in health/life globes drops in order to setup a correct strategy in monster killing order. Are they completely random in chance and "size"? Are there ...
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How/where can I farm gems?

Are there any areas and/or monsters that have a better chance of dropping gems and what is the highest possible gem quality that can be dropped? How can I maximize my gem farming procedures?
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What do all the dye colors look like?

There's a wide variety of dye colors, but there doesn't appear to be a way to preview dye colors. I'd love to be able to see what they all look like; Screenshots would be great!
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Is there a cap on resistances?

In Diablo II, there was a cap of 75 set on all resistances (though certain items could increase that cap). Is there a similar cap in Diablo III, or am I free to increase my resistances willy-nilly?
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In co-op, when does the level difference XP penalty kick in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does experience work in groups of heroes with different levels? I know that, if you're playing with a character who's significantly higher level than you, you ...
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Is there any way to sprint? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I run faster? Occasionally in dungeons, I find myself needing to backtrack to fully explore the level. Since it doesn't appear that the enemies respawn, this is ...
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Is there any way to tell what color an item is dyed?

I picked up a new chest armor from the auction house, and it's a strange shade of blue that I've never seen, and it doesn't seem to match other items from its visual tier in terms of color. I assume ...
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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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How do I get Blacksmith Plans in Diablo 3?

I just learned from looking at the official Diablo 3 site that there are a variety of Blacksmith Plans that you have to require in order to craft certain rare and legendary items. I have not seen any ...
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How do I access the Diablo 3 auction house?

I've heard that the auction house is available both via in-game menus (whether playing a game or not) and over Battle.net. However, I can't figure out how to access it through either approach, and ...
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How do attacks work in Diablo III?

Does Diablo 3 use a single-roll attack table, or does each possibility get rolled separately. For instance, on a single roll table, any given attack has X% chance to hit, Y% chance to crit, Z% chance ...
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What's Evasive Fire's threshold range?

I've been using Evasive Fire and Steady Aim, and I've been wondering - if Evasive Fire doesn't trigger, does it mean Steady Aim applies? Or more generally, what's the maximum range to the monster ...
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How do I complete the Cursed Captives achievement?

The Cursed Captives achievement says to free 6 prisoners in 120 seconds in the Cursed Hold (which is obviously Act I). I have tried this several times and always been quite over 2 minutes. The ...
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What happened to the heroes from Diablo 2?

I know that the warrior hero from first Diablo became the Dark Wanderer and Diablo himself in Diablo 2; the rogue became Blood Raven and the the Sorcerer became the Summoner impersonating Horazon, and ...
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Playing through an external hardrive

I can't install games on my computer from work. Its locked with a password so i can't really download anything onto it. Can anyone tell me if i can i play diablo 3 having installed the game on an ...
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Is there any way to reduce the cooldown time of potions?

It looks like they're all 30 seconds...either through skills or equipment, are there any abilities that reduce this cooldown?
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Why is my Wizard taking so much damage?

I'm primarily playing single player, and I've noticed that at the very end of Act I/beginning of Acti II the amount of damage that I'm taking from enemies has dramatically spiked. Whenever I'm near a ...
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How does follower system work in multiplayer?

What happens to followers when playing multiplayer? Can they be used?
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What bind-on-equip items exist in Diablo III, if any?

None of the equipment I've found so far in Diablo III is "bind on equip" (to borrow a term from World of Warcraft), in the sense that once it's been equipped it can't be traded to another player. Is ...
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As a caster (Witch Doctor or Wizard) is there any benefit to strength or dexterity items?

Do either of these statistics provide any tangible benefit for casters (possibly excluding melee-spec wizards)? Or are they just wasted points?
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As a monk what magical attributes should I care about the most on weapons and jewelry?

This refers to items I find and items I craft. There are a lot of attributes on items from extra fire damage to strength to intelligence and it's hard to compare what I'm currently wearing with what I ...
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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 ...