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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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 ...
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When crafting it always says x random magic effects, is there a way to affect the outcome of this?

I've crafted items that give me strength and intelligence which seem like a waste if I'm a monk so should I salvage the item and try again? Is there a way I can influence this so I get items that have ...
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Does content scale with level?

In Diablo 3, do the mobs that you face in the world and dungeons scale to meet your level? For example, without taking skills gained during levelling into account, would a Level 8 character breeze ...
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How do I complete the Destroyer of Destiny achievement?

The Destroyer of Destiny requires that you destroy all 4 Activated Pillars in the Royal Crypt at once. This can obviously only be done when going to face the Skeleton King. The pillars are placed a ...
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Diablo 3 party system and skipping content

When I join my friends game, I was on the very beginning of act 2 and he was on part 7 of act 2. It put me on his quest cause I joined his game I guess. I played for awhile until we almost beat act 2. ...
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What determines low health for the Survivor achievement?

As per the title, the Survivor achievement says to survive combat with low health 250 times. But how low is low?
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As a barbarian what are my [best] health regeneration options?

Are barbarian health regeneration options limited to health potions and the occasional magic item that restores health at x per second?
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Is there any way to reach this chest off the bridge in the Howling Plateau?

I'm exploring the Howling Plateau and have found a seemingly inaccessible chest, just to the side of a wooden bridge over a small gorge: I'd dismiss it as a cute background decoration except that ...
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Is it possible to arrange the books alphabetically in your Journal?

It's nice of Blizzard to keep a record of whatever books I have collected so far, but for an organized soul like me, it just kills me to not be able to arrange the books in an order I'd like. The only ...
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Are books generated randomly or are they found in set places?

In my journal, I see the books that I've collected so far, however, some of them are still missing (for example Kulle's Journal Part 3). Are books generated randomly across different dungeons or are ...
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When does Adria speak about “Suffering” and “The War's End” in Act 3?

I'm looking to hear Adria's dialogue on "Suffering" and "The War's End" but I can't seem to get her to want to talk about anything but Azmodan. She is in the armory with Leah working on the Black ...
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Is there any benefit to not runing a skill?

In Diablo 3 you can rune each skill once you get to an appropriate level. I notice that quite often the first rune you learn is "improved damage". Is there any benefit in not runing a skill, or ...
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How can I protect myself against knockback?

I'm currently in the middle of Act III with my monk and spend a lot of my time not hitting the enemy because I'm too busy being knocked into the air by my enemies. They seem to have a very high chance ...
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What are the different types of shrines and their effects in Diablo 3?

So far I've noticed a shrine that offers a speed increase, gold find and magic find increase, and damage reduction. What are the other types and their effects?
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Do shrine effects/buffs stack?

If I activate two shrines in quick succession, do I get the full effects of both for their respective durations, or does the last shrine buff supplant all previous shrine effects?
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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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What are the precise effects of the Fortune shrine?

The randomly-found Fortune shrine "greatly" increases the change to find magic items and gold: What does this "greatly" actually mean? What are the precise effects? And does it depend on character ...
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Diablo 3 open followers window

In Diablo 2 you could view your follower's stats by pressing "o". Is there a similar shortcut in Diablo 3?
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How does Snare effect work?

There are some skills that cause a Snare effect to enemies. It seems they move slower for a certain time; do you know the exact percentage of movement reduction? Does Snare causes other effect other ...
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Do followers trigger traps?

When I have a follower and there's a location-based trap trigger on the ground (e.g. tripwires that activate a springing spiked log), do my followers trigger the trap if they pass over the trigger, or ...
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Does Critical Strike chance have a cap?

In similar way to Dodge, Critical Strike has a certain %X chance to occur. Can I ever reach a 100% critical strike or is there a maximum limit that cannot break? If there is a limit, what is it?
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Does Impending Doom decreases Exploding Palm's DPS?

The skill description of Exploding Palm reads: Cause a target to Bleed for 745% weapon damage as Physical over 9 seconds. The description of its Impending Doom rune reads: Increases the ...