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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When is the game saved, and how?

I just disconnected and my quest seems to have been reset to a few minutes before where I currently was. However, it seems like I kept everything in my inventory that I found in meantime. When ...
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How are random properties chosen for items in Diablo 3?

All items crafted by the blacksmith have a number of random magic properties. However, I've tried to create a helm that provides a bonus to Dexterity and failed after 15 tries. Are the properties ...
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Punching Diablo?

One of the Diablo 3 achievements simply says "Punch Diablo." How exactly does one achieve this? Is it a matter of removing all weapons, or is it a class/skill-based feat?
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Do different weapon types have different reach?

Do different weapon types have different reach? e.g. if I use a regular attack with a polearm, will I be able to strike enemies further away than if I use a regular attack with a dagger? And if so, ...
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Does the artisan's level carry through to higher acts?

Before investing a small fortune into levelling up my artisan (currently on act I) I want to know if his level carries through to the next act, otherwise I'll just wait and level him in the last act.
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What goes missing when changing your quest in Diablo 3?

When I go to change my quest in Diablo 3, I get a prompt telling me "Starting a new game with a new quest will overwrite your currently saved progress". What will be overwritten? My checkpoints? ...
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Why does this item have a legend? Are there others like it?

Is this some kind of special item?
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Can I have more than one weapon set?

In diablo 2, I could have two sets of weapons equiped and could easily toggle between them with the W key (a dps set and a mf set). Is it possible to equip multiple sets of weapon in diablo 3, with ...
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What weapons are class restricted?

This page suggests that the wizard can use: Axes Daggers Maces Spears Swords (Click on the Wizard icon, and all of those weapons are not disabled, meaning that the class can use them.) This ...
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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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How does “Increases bonus experience” on items work?

Leoric's Signet, Cain's Fate (set bonus) both give bonuses to experience worded like this: Increases Bonus Experience by X% I don't have either of these to test it out, but I'm curious to see if ...
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Move character between accounts

I'm planning to buy Diablo III for myself. However, I'd like to create a second character for a friend of mine, who is not yet convinced. So I want to let them play that character (in my account) for ...
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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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Can I sell my characters on the Auction House?

I know that it's possible to sell gold, items, and consumables on the various Auction Houses within Diablo 3. I heard some buzz over twitter that Blizzard was looking into also allowing characters to ...
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How does +% damage on weapons work?

Say, for example, I have a weapon with 500 DPS and for stats it says +20% damage, +120 vitality, etc. Is that +20% damage incorporated with the 500 DPS shown or is it 500dps + an additional 20% ...
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What is the trigger mechanic for the wizard passive critical mass?

Critical Mass is a wizard passive: Critical Hits have a chance to reduce the cooldown of your spells by 1 second. Do you know what is meant by "chance" ? It is probably something like an increasing ...
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Is the + weapon damage% included in the displayed damage?

If I have a a weapon that does +10% damage with 10-20 base damage, is the 10% already included in the 10-20 or will really it do 11-22? How does that work with other damage items, such as rings and ...
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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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When can I get Kormac's conversations for the For the Order achievement?

The achievement says to "Listen to all of the Templar's conversations." Most of his conversations seem to be available up until the end, but there are a few that are missable so I would like to know ...
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How are gem prices on the auction house determined?

Gem auctions are finally (re-)enabled for Diablo 3. However, they don't work like all the other auctions: there are no auctions to choose from. Instead, it gives you a unit-price and tells you how ...
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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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What are the locations of the traveling merchants for the Market Research achievement?

The "Market Research" achievement requires that you meet the following traveling merchants: Wandering Tinker Rodger the Alchemist Vendel the Armorsmith Adenath the Curio Vendor Kyr the ...
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Which are the top legendary sets for each class?

In Diablo II each class had its class-specific gold set: the Immortal King for the Barbarian, Trang-Oul's Avatar for the Necromancer, and so on. Is there something similar in Diablo III? If so, are ...
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Which legendary items are more useful than a well-itemized Rare at max level/in Inferno?

Legendary items in Diablo 3 max out at level 62. This means that, strictly speaking, a Legendary item in any given slot, will not be the best item available in that slot. As with all things however, ...
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Where can you buy half priced potions?

I have heard rumors that you can buy health potions and dyes in Diablo 3 for 50% off the normal price. Where can I find these vendors?
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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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Witch Doctor build for Inferno?

I am in the beginning of Inferno and I am having a bit of trouble some places, I have been using the zombie bears build (this or a variant of it), while the damage is very nice and it is a very good ...
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Most effective late-game XP farming?

Spoiler warning! Don't read if you haven't completed the game! I've completed Hell but am currently level 59 and farming xp as fast as I can to start Inferno. Because I'm a relatively squishy class ...
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What is “The Black Rock Ledger” good for?

I recently got a page of "The Black Rock Ledger". It cannot be sold and except reading its text it does not seem to have any other purpose (except wasting stash/inventory space). Should I keep this ...
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How do you install Diablo III before purchasing a license?

Is it possible to download and install Diablo III before purchasing a license; either online from Blizzard, another retailer, or a physical box with a paper slip with magic numbers on it?
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When can I get Haedrig's conversations for the Hassling Haedrig achievement?

The achievement says to "Listen to all of the Blacksmith's conversations." Because some of these are missable, I'd like to know when Haedrig's conversations first become available and if and when ...
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What determines how much experience you get from a kill?

Someone told me that monsters don't give a static amount of experience; if that's true, what determines how much experience you get from a kill? What's the exact equation?
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What crowd control effects work on treasure demons?

What sort of crowd controlling effects (snares, stuns, confusion, etc) actually work on treasure demons? Does it vary by difficulty?
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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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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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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 is the strategy in using Zombie Dogs and Sacrifice?

I unlocked the Sacrifice ability of my Witch Doctor a few days, but I haven't used it at all because I don't understand how to use it effectively. When dealing with a throng of enemies, I'd prefer to ...
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How do the damage calculations work in Diablo 3?

If a player swings an axe that deals 100 damage at a foe how many hit points will the enemy lose? In Diablo 2 it used to depend on a few things: Attack rating vs defence rating (to decide if it ...
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Is combining gems worthwhile?

The upper tier gems are very desirable items to obtain for top tier players. Is it worth it to combine gems in the lower tiers to build up to them (obviously upper tier gems must be combined or ...
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What does dropping your banner do?

When I press G on the keyboard, my character summons down my banner on the spot. It hangs around for a few seconds, then disappears. What is the purpose of this?
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Does Whimsyshire drop better loot than other areas?

I like to put on Magic-Find gear and go farm for good items, however I've been feeling a bit disheartened lately because of the hours spent re-running acts with over 200% magic find, and only finding ...
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How does multiplayer work in Diablo 3?

I was wondering how multiplayer games work in Diablo 3, specifically: Can I create a "normal difficulty" character and then play with my friends who created "hard difficulty" characters? Can I play ...
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What is an Enrage timer?

I've seen it mentioned that some of the Diablo 3 bosses have an enrage timer? What exactly does that mean? Are there any bonuses for killing one that is enraged?
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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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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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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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How can I run faster?

So slow. I see that sprint was removed since Diablo 2, but is there any way to run faster (e.g., a run/walk toggle, a keyboard shortcut, a magic item perk, shrines, potions)? If so, what, and where ...
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Bashiok nerfed my class. I want to kill him. Where do I find him?

I have the Blade. I want the achievement. And besides, Bashiok is a smug jerk and killing him would be satisfying. I know he's a rare spawn, but what kind of mob is he a variant on? In which ...
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How many different dyes exist and are they permanent?

How many different dyes colors exist? Can they be all bought at the merchants or are there any specials/rare that could be obtained differently? And finally, which equipment categories can be ...
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What does the Staff of Herding do?

I have found the Recipe for something called the Staff of Herding. Upon closer inspection it does a measly 3.5 damage per second, but the ingredients to craft it (which include Wirt's Bell, a 100,000 ...