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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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 ...
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What does the “goatman drum” do?

While wondering the Southern and Northern Highlands in act 1, I'm occasionally encountering a "goatman drum" item: I've also seen Goatmen actually walk up to it and start drumming, though I ...
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Is there a way to make the forge categories remembered?

When I open the forge dialog, I can see various item categories, and I can click the "fold" button (highlighted below) to hide and un-hide them: This is incredibly useful, since that list does tend ...
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Does Dodge have a cap?

I am playing monk and I would like to evaluate a dodge build but I have a doubt. Probably 100% dodge cannot be reached and it should be a cap somewhere. I searched through different forums and there ...
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How does Dodge work exactly?

Dexterity increases the chance to dodge, and as a Monk I also have a mantra available that also increases the dodge chance. I'm wondering how useful a high dodge value actually is and if I should take ...
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Can you access the secret level in Diablo 3 more than once per difficulty?

In the secret Cow level of Diablo 2, if you don't kill the Cow King, you can go back as many times as you want by creating the portal in a new game of that difficulty. Can you access/farm the secret ...
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How can I get the most out of Sweeping Wind?

Sweeping Wind seems like a pretty amazing skill. It does a nice amount of AoE and is potentially persistent if you can keep hitting foes. I want to ensure it stays persistent at max stacks as much ...
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Who are the voice actors for the player characters and followers?

IMDb lists some of the voice actors and their parts—including the very recognizable Wizard Princess Azula and Malcolm Reed the Templar—but only has the Wizards, and female Demon Hunter and ...
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As Demon Hunter, What First Skill Should My Templar Use

I'm playing as a Demon Hunter, mostly solo'ing to this point. I just acquired a Templar as the NPC in my party and have a choice of a first skill. The choices are Ability either to heal me or the ...
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Do health wells, chests, and other interactive objects that allies use count towards the achievements?

Achievements such as "Slice of life" and "Chestmaster 2000" require that you interact with a certain number of interactive objects. These objects appear to all players in co-op, and seem to benefit ...
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What's the shortcut in Diablo 3 to show item to a party without dropping it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I link an item in the chat? I saw people show their items to party ingame on stream... I think it's really useful shortcut. Does anybody know?
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Where can I most efficiently buy all items for the “Shut up and take my money” achievement?

The "Shut up and take my money" Achievement requires that you buy one of each item from merchants. There are a lot of items on the list that my class doesn't use, and I am unfamiliar with. Is there ...
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Are 2-handed weapons ever worth it?

The only 2-handed weapons I have seen so far have been at most only a point or two higher in damage than a 1-handed weapon. Why would I ever want a 2-handed weapon instead of two 1-handed ones? It ...
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Where are the books that the templar wants from the Tomb of the Skeleton King?

During my run through of the Skeleton King's crypt I found books with Loric's story (2) and several from the scribe. The templar I met insisted that if we found any books about his order that they ...
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How can I track “Magic Weapon”s cooldown?

The Wizard's magic weapon states that it increases damage by 10%, lasts 5 minutes. However it doesn't give a duration timer near my health orb like similar buffs. How do I know when my magic weapon ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to lock my skills?

Due to some... overly enthusiastic mouse-clicking, I have now accidentally removed a skill from my bindings in the middle of combat several times. Is there a way to lock my selection in to prevent me ...
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How much more armor is required to maintain the same % damage absorption for each level of monster?

Like World of Warcraft, given the same amount of armor, the physical damage % absorbed by your armor diminishes as you fight higher level monsters. Does anyone know how much this is diminished by for ...
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What is the max number of sockets for each equipment type?

Since you can add sockets to an item, it is possible for an item to have more sockets than what it dropped with. What is the maximum amount of sockets that each equipment type can support? Can the ...
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How does increased Magic Find work with chests?

I have some equipment that I can swap in as-needed to boost magic find instead of more useful mods. Normally I end up not using the MF pieces much, as I'd rather focus on killing mobs instead. ...
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How far ahead can I skip in multiplayer games, and are there any disadvantages to doing so?

As usual, some of my friends are racing ahead through the story while I'm stuck at work earning a living. Now, I'm aware that you can't join somebody who is playing a later act, but what about joining ...
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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?)
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What is the best area to farm the Chestmaster 2000 achievement?

To receive the "Chestmaster 2000" achievement, you must open a lot of chests. Chestmaster 2000 Open 2000 chests. I'm sure most will get this achievement eventually, just by regular ...
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Does follower equipment carry over difficulties?

I have recently completed Normal mode and moved onto Nightmare. With this, all of my followers will have to be re-acquired. Do equipment and spells carry over to each difficulty? I'm assuming yes, ...
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Is there any way to rename or change the gender of my hero?

I created my hero in a fit of sleep deprivation and named him something I now regret. I can't find any way of changing the hero options I set when I first created my hero, though. Is there any way ...
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Can I manually activate my follower's skills?

My Templar follower has a skill that lets him heal me, which I was hoping would be good in extended fights against strong enemies. However, he doesn't seem to care that I'm taking damage, and only ...
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How does experience work in groups of heroes with different levels?

While "XP is simply shared", when in a group with characters that are of wildly different levels (say 5 and 10), sometimes it seems like the high level character is quite effective in suppressing ...
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Is there any practical purpose to breaking stuff? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any benefits to blowing everything up? I'm exploring the Cathedral, and occasionally I'll swing and miss at an enemy and bust the fragile stone railings along ...
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Why did the Fallen Star wake the undead?

The Fallen Star in Act I is not in and of itself demonic, so why did it crashing into the Tristram Cathedral cause minions of hell to burst forth? Was it intentionally directed to impact there? If ...
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Do all monsters of a given level reward the same XP?

At the moment there is no way to conclusively determine a monster's level other than the XP rewarded from killing it, relative to your player's level according to How do I determine the level and XP ...
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When will I get my followers?

I'm still at the very beginning of Diablo 3, and I wonder when I will get my followers... Do they come all 3 at the same time, or do they come in one by one? I do think I'll have a hard time soloing, ...
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What causes Familiar to disappear?

The Wizard skill, "Familiar", summons a small helper that helps you attack enemies and cannot be hit. There doesn't seem to be a spell duration on it (no icon indicator as far as I can tell), but I ...
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How is follower DPS calculated?

When I equip my follower with a weapon his DPS value changes. But his DPS value is far lower than the weapon's DPS. How is the follower's DPS determined? Is it only some percentage of their weapon's ...
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How much health does my Mystic Ally have?

I cannot see the exact amount of heath my Mystic Ally has. I tried having it take damage to see if it would show a health bar (similar to monster's health), but this did nothing. How do I know how ...
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Why do Mighty Blow and Massacre not always give experience point bonuses?

I've noticed that sometimes I'll get notices that I achieved a Massacre or a Mighty Blow, but without the bonus experience that normally goes with it. What causes me to miss out? I know it is ...
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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?
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How to get the remaining follower conversations?

I've just finished Diablo III and try to get the Listen to all <...> conversations for the followers. However, no matter if I talk to them while they are hired or not, some options are not ...