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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Can I “reset” the story on a character that has completed it?

I have been playing Diablo 3 with friends and have been annoyed that they feel the need to rush through and skip dialogue. I see that I can go back to Act 1 and start again so that I catch the story, ...
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Where can I find the keys and the plans for the infernal machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the key wardens and where are my keys? What are the locations of the monsters that can drop the keys and the plans for the infernal machine introduced in patch ...
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Where do I change the monster power? [closed]

In the new patch for diablo 3 you can supposedly change the monster power at the quest screen, but I am unable to find where you can do that. Does anyone know where to do this?
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What affects projectile speed?

What factors have any effect on the traveling speed of a cast projectile? Is it the same all over, regardless of attack speed or other boni? Are there any skills or equipments which do affect ...
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How much damage dominance skill can cover?

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/class/wizard/passive/dominance The effect can stack 10 times. Does that mean it can cover 80k damage on it's maximum stacks?
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Does (passive) Cold Blooded apply to enemies if they were frozen by my mirror images and not me?

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do the created mirror images make use of passive effects? theoretical build example: ...
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A fantomatic treasure goblin is following me

I played my Daemon hunter yesterday (level 38), and since Act IV (High Heavens), a fantomatic treasure goblin is following me everywhere like a companion. I have absolutely no idea from where he comes ...
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How can Diablo appear in Diablo III when his soulstone was destroyed in Diablo II?

I still don't understand this part. In Diablo II Diablo's soulstone is destroyed preventing his return forever but at the end of Diablo III we face him once again. How is this possible?
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In loot 2.0 do drop geared depend on our gear quality?

I have a well made wizard with 330k damage. Most drop gears would lower the DPS of course. However, not by much. I also have a demon hunter lvl 60 with a mere 25k DPS. It's amazing how most drop ...
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Skill change penalty during a battle

Changing a skill in my skill set could come in handy when fighting bosses. Can I freely change one in my set of skills to use it during a battle without drawbacks? If not, what are the penalties?
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Is the Paragon Gold Find bonus exempt from the cap?

In patch 2.0.1, Paragon levels were completely reworked to grant bonus paragon points that you can invest in stats and perks to strengthen your character. One of the options for Utility points is ...
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How do you get common debris?

The tooltip for common debris says that you can get it from salvaging "normal" items. Does that mean "white" items? I haven't seen a single one drop since the new patch. Since all the new recipes ...
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Do my arcane spells hit harder if my mirror images cast Wave of Force: Arcane Attunement?

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do I get the arcane damage bonus if my mirror images cast Wave of Force: Arcane Attunement or is the bonus linked/limited to ...
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Do mirror images created by the wizard get the bonus from Magic Weapon: Ignite and (passive) Conflagration

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do the created mirror images make use of both effects? theoretical build example: ...
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Do mirror images created by the wizard casting Slow Time: Time Warp increase the damage recieved by 10%?

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do the created mirror images make use of this secondary effect? theoretical build example: ...
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Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Digital Deluxe Edition, Skeleton Minion? [closed]

Is there any information known about what this minion is? Will it be like a pet in most MMORPG's and just be a visual sidekick? Or will it be like the Witch Doctor's minions, something that will do ...
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How does XP bonus from Ruby socketed on helms interact with XP bonus from Torment level? [duplicate]

With the new difficulty system I was wondering for Torment 6 if it was worth putting a Ruby in my helm instead of increasing my survivability with an Amethyst. How does the bonus from the ruby ...
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Torment vs. normal for legendary farm [duplicate]

With new patch(2.0) you have different difficulties and despite which difficulty you are on, you are guaranteed a legendary drop when you finish the quest for the first time. And you can reset quests ...
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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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Does Essence Burn include the explosion damage from Exploding Palm?

The new patch buffed Exploding Palm in a big way. You hit a monster with it, it starts bleeding. Kill it while the bleed is active, it explodes for 50% of it's maximum health. Needless to say, ...
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Does Strength affect bleeding as Barbarian?

When an item says it procs a certain percentage of your weapon damage, is that damage the base weapon damage or the damage multiplied by your Strength?
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After level 60 do we get gold instead of exp?

It seems we do, for completing quests. What about killing monsters?
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When is the Crusader class unlocked?

I've found several crusader-specific flails and shields, but when I wanted to start a Crusader, I wasn't able to. I have the expansion pack pre-purchased already. Is the Crusader unlocked upon ...
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What's included in the collected gold stat?

On the Diablo 3 profile screen, there is a stat called collected gold. What does it include? Gold picked up from the ground? Gold earned from quests? Gold collected from the trade screen? Sales to ...
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What triggers thorns?

The only other question about thorns is this one, which does not address several other issues about the mechanics on how it works. In D3, if you dodge or block an attack does thorns still trigger? ...
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Is there a way to autojoin community chat when I log in?

I'm part of a community in Diablo 3 but when logging in, I often forget to click on the community button and then join the community's chat channel. Based on the low number of people I see in it, I'm ...
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Can I see what difficulty I am playing?

Once I am in a game can I see what difficulty it is set to in any way without having to go kill something and see what level loot it drops?
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How do you survive thunderstorms?

Elite monsters with the new Thunderstorm affix rain lightning bolts down directly on your head. With other affixes, there are usually ways to predict and dodge their attacks. The monster gives you ...
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How do I know which damage type monsters inflict?

For some sources of damage it is pretty easy to guess what damage type it is. For example, if a monster hits you with a huge ass axe, it's probably physical damage. The burning floors at the butcher ...
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How can I predict the direction and arc of an Arcane Sentry?

Arcane-type enemies throw down purple orbs that sweep a purple laser in an arc. Is it possible to predict the vector of the laser and its sweeping direction so I won't get fried? It appears arbitrary. ...
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How does Frozen Orb work?

As part of the Frozen Orb's animation, it spews ice in all directions, supposedly damaging enemies it touches. I wonder how exactly this works. Does it deal more damage if the orb hits the enemy ...
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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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How can I level up more quickly?

I have now had my first character at level 40 for a while and have started playing another, new, character. The problem is that progress feels awfully slow, and my "overall progress" (for the whole ...
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What is the visual indication when Hysteria triggers?

What is the visual indication in-game that the Scoundrel's "Hysteria" skill has triggered?
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What happens when you die?

Diablo's first and second installments handled death differently, both in terms of exp\gold penalties and also in if you respawned or not or instead had to reload from an earlier point. In Diablo III ...
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How does the “Revive at Corpse” option work? [duplicate]

With the new patch 2.0, Diablo 3 introduced multiple ways to revive once you've been killed. One of the options is "revive at corpse". When I've been on this screen, I've noticed that after I've done ...
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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 see my own profile while inside a game?

While I'm inside a game, I can see my achievements (pressing Y or from esc menu) and I can see my friend's achievements, and also their profiles. But I can't see my own profile? From the main menu I ...
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How do I respec a follower in Diablo 3?

I didn't like the skill I chosen for the first follower I found. Is it possible to respec his skill later on?
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What is a “physical skill”?

Playing my Barbarian, I recently found Doombringer: That +16% damage from physical skills sounds pretty nice for a Barbarian. However, what actually counts as a physical skill? I assume something ...
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Why are some stats on items marked with orange diamond and primary/secondary titles?

So after patch 2.0.1. all items have stats split in to the primary and secondary groups and some of them are marked with orange diamond. What is the logic behind this? It seems too random.
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How do you identify rare items?

I found a yellow Rare item, and it is unidentified. How do I reveal the properties of the weapon? I tried going to Deckard Cain (as you did in the previous 2 games), but he didn't have the option of ...
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How does the Nephalem Valor buff work?

At level 60, the Nephalem Valor buff kicks in. Killing champion packs increase the effect, which gives a boost to gold and magic find, and increases the number of drops from bosses. How many stacks ...
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How can I maximize my Magic Find?

What should I wear to maximize my Magic Find? What specific items are ideal for a Magic Find-optimized build? Does any one particular class have better class-specific items with increased Magic Find?
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How do the Treasure Goblins work?

Every once in a while I'll come across the sneaky devils and they always flee. What determines when they flee (time, distance, etc.) and do I get better loot by killing them faster? Is there ...
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What are bounties and blood shards?

I was changing the difficulty for Diablo 3 when I saw these details: What are bounties and blood shards for? I must have missed some kind of update that tells me what this is all about.
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What does the Area Damage utility stat do?

In my Paragon tab under utility, there's a stat called Area Damage. What exactly does this do? Does it affect all my aoe skills, add aoe to my normal attacks, or add aoe to all my skills?
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How are the new stat comparisons on items calculated?

With the new patch, the classic 'Life', 'Damage' and 'Proection' have been replaced with a 'Damage', 'Toughness' and 'Healing' comparison. While 'Damage' is fairly straightforward, how are the ...
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How to improve the Magic Find? [duplicate]

With the patch 2.0.1, you no longer can improve your MF with Paragon Level or Nephalem Valor buff. So is there a way to improve that stats without raising the difficulty level or playing in coop ?
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Diablo III Installation Size

What is the size of Diablo 3's files with patch 2.01 ? On my computer, the size of Diablo 3's installation (2.01) is about 30 GB (and I haven't download the full patch yet). Is it really so much ...