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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How much does it cost to remove a gem?

I'm starting to get lots of gear with sockets and gems to insert into said sockets. I know you can remove the gems but how much does it cost? I assume it's based on something like the cost of the ...
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In what zone does each event occur in?

There are numerous achievements about completing special events (which are small side quests you can do without impeding on your current quest progress). Also, most if not all include some kind of ...
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Comparing a two-hand weapon with two one-hand weapons in the inventory

When comparing a two-handed weapon in your inventory with two one-handed weapons like this: Are the stats shown taking both one-handers into account, or just the displayed one? Notice that there's ...
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What does the monster suffix “Chains” do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the special abilities the unique/champion monsters can have? There are sometimes champions which are bound together by chains: In my particular example, ...
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Attack Speed Breakpoints In Diablo 3

In Diablo 2, attack rate was calculated in terms of frames. This meant that there were discrete jumps as you broke certain Increase-Attack-Speed breakpoints. In Diablo 3, is there a similar discrete ...
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How can I skip the “Leaving game…” timer?

Sometimes when I'm in a game and I choose to leave, I'm given a 10 second wait, with a button to cancel. Other times, however, I don't get any wait at all - the timer shows up and immediately reads ...
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What's the highest DPS Wizard rotation for a single-target fight?

For some boss fights where the vast majority of the time you're simply beating on a single big baddie, what are the most effective spells (and runes) for the Wizard to use? Such a build might not be ...
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Are unique/elite/champion monster spawns deterministic?

We know that monsters grow stronger when fellow heroes join the fight against the minions of Hell. I assume (but am not sure) because of the monster buffs it increases the number of ...
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Wizard spells and weapon damage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is skill damage calculated based on weapon damage? I just started playing Diablo (first diablo game for me) and I'm trying to understand what makes my spells more ...
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What types of enemies should I seek out to maintain a “Massacre” or “Kill Streak”?

There are lots of enemies that continually generate mobs until they themselves are killed. One of my favorite parts of this game is seeing how large a kill streak I can achieve. It's a great source of ...
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Making Skill Choices

Just started playing Diablo 3 and can't seem to google this question effectively. It looks to me like you automatically gain skills as you level, and at any time you can change the choices you made, ...
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Evasive Fire vs Primary Ability

If I start running low on hatred would there ever be a time where I would chose not to use Evasive fire (recovers 4 energy when used as opposed to 3 of the primary ability) assuming I have enough ...
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How do I unlock dialogues?

Whenever I complete quests or subquests, I immediately go back to town to sell items and see if one of my companions has something new to say. However, it seems awkward that still, quite many ...
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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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How can I tell what level enemies are? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine the level and XP reward of mobs in Diablo III? My armor skill tells me it reduces damage from same-level enemies by X%, however how do I know if I'm ...
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How does Transcendence scale? (The monk passive: spirit spent heals you)

The amount of health per point is going up but I'm now sure what determines it
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How long do I have to change my mind (buyback)?

I've made use of the buyback feature a few times already, but I was wondering how long items remain in the buyback tab before disappearing. Is there a time limit, or do they last until you log out?
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How does Grim Harvest work?

The Grim Harvest rune for the Threatening Shout reads: "Enemies are badly shaken and have a 15% chance to drop additional treasure". What is meant by "treasure" here? Does that mean that the enemy ...
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Is there a way to sort by time remaining in the Auction House?

I have been trying to arrange the time remaining column in the auction house from least time remaining to most time hoping to score a good deal, however I find that I can't click on it. Does anyone ...
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How can you use follower items?

I have gotten some items that are of the type "follower". How do I equip those items? One example of this is called "the trinket". Nothing happens when I try to right click.
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Monster Affix List [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the special abilities the unique/champion monsters can have? I often see other players complaining about the types of monsters they run into, like Mortar Arcane ...
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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 ...
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Are Diablo 3 saves stored in the cloud?

I hop between computers on a pretty frequent basis, so games that store saves in the cloud (a la Steam Cloud) have been a godsend to me. Until this point, I've only played Diablo 3 on one computer. ...
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Can I “reset” the story on a character that has completed it?

I have been playing Diablo 3 with friends and have been annoyed that they feel the need to rush through and skip dialogue. I see that I can go back to Act 1 and start again so that I catch the story, ...
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How can I resize minimap?

In my opinion minimap takes too much space in Diablo 3 upper-right corner. Is there a way to make it smaller? Optionally - is there a way to make minimap behave like in Diablo 2 when it was ...
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Is there a way to tell the Inventory button to stop flashing at me when I pickup new items?

I pick up new items from almost every pack of mobs, so the little Inventory button at the bottom of the screen is almost constantly flashing to tell me I have new items. Is there a way to stop it ...
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What are the strengths and weaknesses of each follower?

I've been playing mostly multiplayer so far, so I haven't had much experience with using followers. But now that I started a new character that I will be playing solo, I will surely need a follower to ...
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Does the Blizzard downloader download cross platform files?

The downloader downloads both Mac and Windows setup programs, which are both very small (< 3MB) and a lot of generic binary files. Are these binary files cross platform? Can I use my Mac and the ...
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Do the parts of exploration achievements for each act reset between logins if you haven't completed them?

On my second time logging in to play (first play-through), on the quest to kill the skeleton king, I decided to also pick up the Act 1 exploration achievements, like A Nice Place to Visit and Thorough ...
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Diablo 3 multiplayer and quest progress?

There's plenty of questions here on multiplayer and questing, but I can't seem to find any answering this particular question. I just joined my brothers game to give him some items, and afterwards I ...
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How can I increase my monks maximum spirit?

The base spirit maximum of 150 is pretty low if you actually want to use those spirit-consuming skills frequently. It can happen easily that you don't have enough left when you're trying to use the ...
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Should I repair my items before I sell them?

Found and bought items always start with a full durability, but sometimes I want to sell and item I have already used for a while and is not fully repaired. For maximizing money gained, should I ...
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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. ...
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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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Is there a way to compare your currently equipped items with those in the auction house?

I'm not seeing a way to do this which makes it hard to decide if I want to buy something for my characters. Ideally I can see the item and then see what items my characters have of the same type ...
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How do I get rid of error 3014?

While I'm still on the fence about supporting Diablo 3 with my money, I have no problem supporting it with my brother's money. Since he's away from his machine quite a bit, he told me to give the game ...
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Whirlwind damage

I am trying to understand how whirlwind works exactly, because the guide explanation is quite obscure... "Deliver multiple attacks to everything in your path for 110% weapon damage". Here are my ...
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Hidden properties of skills?

Playing with my Demon Hunter a bit, it seems like a lot of skills have hidden properties which are not mentioned in the skill description (even in the expanded one). For instance, Hungering Arrow ...
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How to transfer Diablo 3 savegames?

Is there any way I can transfer my current progress in game from one PC to another. During day I am playing on my office computer and in the evening on my personal computer at home? Any idea where the ...
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Does Whimsyshire have a boss?

Does Whimsyshire (the secret level) have a boss(a Super Unique Monster) like the Secret Cow level in Diablo 2 has the Cow King?
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How does the Prism rune for Diamond Skin interact with spells that have a continious cost?

Diamond Skin (Prism) Ray of Frost If you had Diamond Skin active with Prism, how does that affect the upkeep cost of channelling Ray of Frost?
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Why are inventory items occasionally highlighted?

Why is it that items in my inventory are occasionally highlighted as shown below? This happens for items of any rarity, as far as I can tell. What does it mean?
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What hints are we given about the events that happen after Act 3?

At the end of Act 3: During the game, there are many books and journals that give subsequent information to the plot. Some of these are from Deckard Cain. Are we given any hints about what's going ...
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Which Monk spirit-generator skills generates spirit the fastest?

In what order does the Monk's spirit-generating skills generate spirit the fastest? Both with and without all runes unlocked? I use Crippling Wave most of the time, but often find myself out of ...
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Does the Wizard Talent Conflagration work with weapons with +Fire Damage?

The Wizard Passive skill Conflagration causes enemies hit by fire damage to take increased damage: Fire damage dealt to enemies applies a burning effect, increasing all damage done to them by 10% ...
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Are Demon Hunter pets valid targets?

My spider I have from being a Demon Hunter does not have a life bar. Can they be targeted, killed, status effected etc.? Or are they just a dot on wheels?
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What is error 3007?

I have been thrown out of my game and shortly after error 3007 appears and I have to reconnect in order to continue. In solo this is beyond annoying because I have to restart whatever I was doing, in ...
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Is there any kind of practice dummy somewhere that I can test skills on?

Some games have practice dummies (or suitable alternatives) that players can test skills or dps on. Is there anything similar in Diablo III that I can hit repeatedly without killing to test skills ...
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Is there any way to see other player's pet hp bars?

I'm playing a Monk and my boyfriend is a Witch Doctor, and I was wondering if there is any way to see his pet's hp bars so I can heal them if needed. I can see my own pet's hp (yes, I'm calling my ...
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Can I link merchant items in chat?

I tried to shift-click an item a merchant was selling in chat to a friend, however it doesn't work. Is there something special I need to do to link a merchant's item in chat, or is that not possible ...