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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Are +maximum damage and +minimum damage enchantments factored into weapon DPS?

For weapons that have +x minimum damage and/or +x maximum damage such as the Longshot, is the increase in damage already factored into the DPS that's displayed for the weapon? As an example: Weapon ...
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Can I rebind mouse buttons to keys?

I am having a problem with the controls in Diablo 3. Basically, it puts my abilities on my mouse, but I want to use my mouse for movement only. But at the same time, if I move abilities away from my ...
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Enchant Weapon Property: Favor Attack Speed or % Damage?

So I got this new weapon: However, it lacks a socket, so I need to replace a primary attribute with a socket. My question is which primary property should I replace? It comes down to increased ...
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Which parts of Inferno Act 1 actually drop ilvl 63 items?

When I start from the beginning, I don't seem to ever get any - am I just getting unlucky? Does their drop rate change from the beginning of the act to the end?
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What is the “Black Mushroom” item used for?

I got it in the Cathedral. Its description: The witch Adria seeks a black mushroom? I know as much about Black mushrooms as I do about red herrings! - Deckard Cain Is there a meaning behind ...
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How do you prevent friends from joining your game?

When trying to get some solo achievements or when running the game for the first time with a new friend, your other friends can be a bit too friendly and barge in, killing everything or just making ...
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Will I be able to complete Inferno without a group?

It looks like Inferno is going to be pretty hard. (discussion about the inferno difficulty. It starts at 54:33 and lasts about 2 min) My question is whether this difficulty is supposed to be feasible ...
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Is it possible to transfer a Diablo 3 key to another Battle.net account?

I have a friend that purchased Diablo 3, played it, finished it, and doesn't care to play with others. He is no longer interested in the game. Now he is willing to sell me his copy for a fraction of ...
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Are there concrete class roles in Diablo 3?

In some games, notably MMORPGs like World of Warcraft, each character build has a specific role in PvE situations like dungeons and raids. The developers have said that—at higher difficulties—players ...
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How long does dropped loot last?

When I'm running through Sanctuary killing the forces of Hell, sometimes I find myself in so much of a hurry that I fail to pickup a particular item or bundle of dropped coins. Assuming I survive the ...
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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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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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What determines the glow color/particle effects of a weapon?

How are the particle effects (green glow, dark-reddish cloud, dripping blood, lightning, etc.) on weapons in Diablo III determined? Right now I have 2 one-handed weapons equipped, and both have a red ...
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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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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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Why does this item have a legend? Are there others like it?

Is this some kind of special item?
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What is the formula for additional experience on items?

For +experience on items, it seems that the full amount of experience isn't rewarded per kill; instead, it seems based on the monster killed. On the character sheet, bonus experience is listed as "up ...
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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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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 the post-2.0 Puzzle Ring work?

Patch 2.0.1 introduced a lot of significant changes to the loot system in the game. One of the significant ones was the revamp to the Puzzle Ring, which now has a new effect: Summon a treasure ...
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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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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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Best farming place to get ready for Inferno

Recently I've unlocked Inferno and I was uber happy. Until I encountered first group of elites. Now I'm at A1Q3 when I have to go out of the New Tristram from the north exit. And there are always ...
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What is the trigger mechanic for the wizard passive critical mass?

This question is no longer relevant as the skill has been removed from the game as of Patch 2.0.1 Critical Mass is a wizard passive: Critical Hits have a chance to reduce the cooldown of your spells ...
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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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Is there a limit for the bonus experience % that you can get?

Is there a limit for the bonus experience % that you can get? Say you equip Cain's Laurel, socketed with a Star ruby +25% 2 other Cain's set items +30% hellfire ring ...
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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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Does character level determine level of items crafted from legendary/set plans?

I've been collecting set and legendary Blacksmith plans as I level my characters, and I teach each of them to Haedrig as I find them. Recently, though, I've started to notice that only a few of these ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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 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 ...