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 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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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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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 XP/...
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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 abilities allow you to break control impairing effects and other conditions?

Occasionally, I've encountered opponents with the "Jailer" affix, and some bosses seem to have attacks that hold you still (though you aren't frozen). I've discovered the Wizard's Mirror Image, if ...
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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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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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Does playing a low-level quest in Diablo III give me less XP per kill?

If I've skipped to Act II as soon as I can, but I come back eventually and play with a level 3 player, the mobs are very easy. Are they providing me with less XP per mob then I would've achieved if ...
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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 ...
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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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What are the precise differences between “playable” and “optimal”?

When you download the Diablo 3 client there's a "playable" stage and an "optimal" completion. I'm assuming "optimal" includes stuff like higher-quality textures but I could not find any precise ...
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Should I ever use a normal attack?

I've been playing a Barbarian in the Diablo III beta, and despite the disturbing lack of pants, he's been crackin' skulls and takin' names. I'm wondering, however, if there would be any reason to not ...
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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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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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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 much experience is required for each level?

I looked around and I could not find a table of how much experience is required for each level. Various other questions and answers relate experience based on the number of levels gained - but it is ...
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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 couldn'...
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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 can I obtain the “Perfect as Tears” and “Like Stars in the Sky” achievements?

These two achievements require crafting a Radiant Star gem of the four original types: topaz, ruby, emerald, and amethyst. Finding the recipes is no longer an issue because in the 2.0.1 patch, all ...
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How do I tell Diablo 3 I no longer want a key binding?

I started up Diablo 3 today for the first time. A few friends were already on it, and I figured, what the hey. Why not. We use Mumble to chat back and forth, so the first thing I wanted to do was make ...
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How can I access the Auction House from out of game?

I would like to keep tabs on my auctions during the day time while I'm away from the game. Is it possible to access the Auction House in Diablo 3 from the Battle.net website? If so, how?
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Attack speed and its interaction with various skills

The nonintuitve part of "Increase attack speed by x%" is, it also increases your CAST speed. There are a fair few different type of skills in Diablo3, in addition to the generic "nuke": Channelled ...
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Where are screenshots stored on Mac OS X?

I know how to take a screenshot. I Rebound the hotkey, and have been snapping away - or so I thought. I just went to look for my screenshots, and I can't find them. Not in Documents. Not in the ...
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How do I know if a Legendary item can be obtained at Kadala?

Reaper of Soul has introduced with Kadala a system of gambling. I know that you can get legendaries from her but I don't know if every legendary in the game can be obtained by gambling. How do I ...
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What do the colors mean on damage numbers?

I have been using a Holy weapon for most of the game and so I assumed these yellow numbers indicated Holy damage. Now I also have an Arcane weapon, but I never see a color for Arcane damage. Do the ...
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What's the Expected Value of number of runs required for a hellfire ring?

On Monster Power 1, the drop rate for each key 10%. If I do 10 runs, the chance of having one key dropped in these 10 runs is 1-(1-10%)^10, or about 65%. After getting 3 keys, I can try to get a loot ...
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When can I get Lyndon's conversations for 'To Catch A Thief' achievement?

I would like to have a complete list of Lyndon's talk options and when to do them for his talk achievement.
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What are the properties of each stat point?

I know in Diablo III you can no longer assign your attributes, and I know there are four attributes present in the game: Strength Vitality Dexterity Intelligence What are the stat bonuses from ...
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How is the Quality Well in Old Tristram Unlocked?

As the title states, what are the conditions that need to be met for the Quality Well in Old Tristram (Act 1) to become available? For those who do not know what I'm referring to, there is a well that ...
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How do Diablo III regions work?

I live in Australia and was wondering how the Diablo III's regions affect which server I can connect to, and what RMAH I can use. Do I have the choice of South-East Asian servers (I hear pings are ...
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How do different XP bonuses stack in Diablo 3?

Related Questions: How does 50% extra xp weekend stack with other bonuses? Extra experience from equipment What is the formula for additional experience on items? How does "...
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Diablo 3 conversation achievement from Merchants “Sales and tales”

The achievement says to "Listen to all of the towns merchants conversations." Where are all these merchants located and are there any criteria to start the conversation (e.g. quests etc)?
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Does any stat increase my Block Chance?

Most shields I've seen around my level only have around a 15% block chance, although I have seen ones as high as 30% Is this based on any particular stat, or is this a shield-specific value? And is ...
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When can I get Adria's conversations for the Bewitched achievement?

The achievement says to "Listen to all of Adria's conversations." In order to not miss any, I'd like to know when Adria's conversations become available and if and when they become unavailable.
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Is it worth stashing items for twinks?

While playing with my main char I sometimes find some quite good items for my other chars but at higher levels, so I cannot use them immediately. Is it worth stashing them or should I just sell them ...
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What skills provide what elemental damage for elemental exposure wizard?

So we need fire, cold, arcane, and lightning. Say I have sparkflint familiar. Does that give fire? Frozen orb. Okay cold covered Arcane? How do I get arcane? Arcane hydra? Lightning comes from ...
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Does leveling up do damage?

The effect when leveling up has an "explosive" quality to it; and it seems like when I dinged near a mob it got thrown back, but I don't know if it was a (inanimate) corpse or still alive (or undead). ...
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How can I check the total played time of a character?

I want to know where or how I can see how long I have played, so far, a certain character. I tried "/played", like in World of Warcraft, but it doesn't work. Is there a way to find out how long I've ...
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Is there a way to keep my map visible while I walk around?

One of the features I really liked in Diablo 2 was the ability to change your map position. You could either keep it in the upper right hand corner or switch it so that it was over-layed on the screen ...