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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Will I level “too fast” if I clear each map completely?

I tend to be a completionist, so I've been fully clearing each map and dungeon. (I've also run through some areas more than once due to disconnections.) I complete all the events and optional ...
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Level at which you start gaining Paragon experience

I keep reading everywhere that you start gaining Paragon Experience, for Paragon Levels, from Level 60 - if you have Diablo 3. Also, I keep seeing that you start earning this at maximum level, which ...
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What exactly does the chain lightning effect on my Odyn Son do?

Last night I found a legendary mace, Odyn Son. I'm unclear on how its Chain Lightning ability works, beyond the obvious that there is a 38% chance on hit that it triggers. How is the damage for it ...
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How to unlock Lyndons final quest in D3 RoS

I've done the event where we find Lyndon's brother, now, having the dagger I need to seek Rea. Lyndon's quote was that we would deal with it after it's all over, meaning defeating the final boss, but ...
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Area with Infinite Enemies?

I'm pretty new to Diablo 3, just got it last week. I am wondering if there is an area in-game that has unlimited enemies. Such as a spot where the demons keep spawning until you recover an artefact or ...
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Do the shields of Magic Weapon Deflection and Dominance stack?

I'm using Magic weapon Deflection and Dominance (passive) at the moment but I'm not really sure whether they stack. In other words: Do I get more shields this way, or is one skill just wasted here? ...
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To Clan, or not to Clan?

What are the benefits and/or the intended point in being part of a Clan in Diablo III ?
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How can I determine the effective Protection from a shield?

Is the block % and block absorption of a shield included in the calculated Protection value for that shield? If not, is there an easy way to determine which shield will provide better average damage ...
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What counts as crowd control during bossfights?

With Patch 2.0 Some achievements were removed, some other achievements were added. A couple of these new achievements are basically "Kill boss X without using crowd control". What counts as crowd ...
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Are all skills affected by elemental damage increase?

In Diablo 3, all skills have an element assigned to them (physical, cold etc.). What I'm wondering is what happens if a skill does not do direct damage? For example: Mantra of Conviction, Inner ...
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Animations and cutscenes not showing in Diablo 3

I've been playing diablo 3 for a while now and i've noticed something: Sometimes when i level up, it doesn't show that "Level Up" picture with which runes and abilities i've unlocked. And when i ...
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Where is the best place for demon hunting? (kill 100,000 demons achievement)

The Hunter or Hunted achievement requires you to kill 100,000 demons. Where is the best place for demon hunting? It is not about experience/time efficiency; it is just about getting the highest ...
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Where and when can Treasure Goblin rifts appear?

Can you only find a Goblin Rift in Adventure Mode? Similarly, can treasure goblins found within Nephalem Rifts open up a Goblin Rift portal, or can only goblins found outside of Rifts open portals? I ...
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Where did clans go from Diablo 3 RoS?

Currently I'm in a clan in Diablo 3 RoS, but now I would like to create my own clan. So I looked for information on the internet and found an article "Reaper of Souls™ First Look: Clans and ...
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Can I stay at same level of greater rift?

It seems i can either upgrade my keystone or upgrade my gem. Is there a way to get my current keystone back at the end of the greater rift?
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Is the Bloodstained Letter bugged?

There are, at the time of this question, 209 threads on Battle.net concerning the Bloodstained Letter lore item needed to complete the Primary Sources achievement. My primary character, a barbarian ...
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Where do I find the RoS Keys? [duplicate]

I recently found the level 12 plan for The Infernal Machine in Reaper of Souls. Where do I find the components to make one of them? It requires the following keys to craft: Key of Bones Key of ...
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Where are the key wardens and where are my keys to create a Hellfire Ring/Amulet/Infernal Machines?

In order to obtain the Infernal Machine to persue a Hellfire Ring or Amulet, one has to work their way through the Uber Boss system of harvesting keys and organs to produce a legendary ring (official ...
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How to obtain Rakanishu's Blade after patch 2.0?

Before patch 2.0, Rakanishu's Blade was a guaranteed drop from Avatar of Rakanishu (or event reward?) on Normal. Now, tiered difficulties being removed, how does one get Rakanishu's Blade? Will ...
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What's the fastest/easiest way to get Forgotten Souls?

What is the fastest/easiest way to get Forgotten Souls? Right now I have quite a few legendary materials, but not a single Forgotten Soul, so I can't craft any of these level 70 legendaries.
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Does the passive skill Unity apply to your follower/mystic ally?

Unity currently reads: Each ally affected by your Mantras increases your damage by 5%, up to a maximum of 20%, and has 5% increased damage. Does Unity apply to your follower and/or to your Mystic ...
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How do I get to the new “Cow Level” in Reaper of Souls?

There have been reports of a new "Cow Level" that seems to only be accessible via Nephalem Rifts: Are the Rifts fixed in terms of ...
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How do you calculate damage when no weapon or items are equipped?

I'm trying to build yet another awesome calculator, and have run into an issue. I can't figure out the right way to calculate damage when no items are equipped? All the calculators I've seen require ...
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What is the difference between types of chests?

So far, I've seen normal Chests, Bloody Chests, Treasure Chests, Exquisite Chests, Resplendent Chests, and Cursed Chests. Normal Chests seem just that, and the Resplendent Chests drop quite a bit ...
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Problems with single target dps as fire wizard (d3)

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#aPNOSj!YiSe!cYYcZa That's my build, and I completely decimate rifts on t5 until I come up to a yellow elite or rift boss. My damage is seriously lacking ...
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How does the Rune Skill work in Diablo 3

Alright I've watched so many different videos and seen a lot of different facts about the Rune system in Diablo 3. It all keeps changing I'm not really sure which is the correct answer. I'm hoping ...
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Are follower items worth keeping if I never play solo?

My girlfriend and I bought Diablo 3 specifically so that we could play couch co-op mode on Xbox 360. We have no interest in playing online or either of us playing solo. Since we're always in co-op ...
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What's up with Snitchler, the giant treasure goblin?

I had gotten a bounty to kill Snitchler in Act 3. When I got to him, I found out that he is actually a HUGE treasure goblin. He acts very much like a normal goblin. You engage him and he picks up his ...
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Bul Kathos's Wedding Band Effect

How does the Bul Kathos's Wedding Band effect, "You drain life from enemies around you", work when you are level 70? Does it count as Life Steal, and thus is useless or does this get around that ...
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How do I leave the Vault?

When you get transported to the Vault, after the boss fight beyond the goblin portal, is there way to leave that doesn't involve using a town portal? I was in the middle of a bounty when I got ...
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Do Templar skills benefit from increase to physical skill damage?

Are all of the Templar follower's skills considered physical element? Does he benefit from +% physical skill damage on his gear? Do his normal attacks benefit?
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How much dodge do I get per point in Dexterity?

For the first 100 points of Dexterity, it seems I get 0.1% chance to dodge per point. After that, however, it starts getting into decimal numbers and I can't figure out the exact equation. What are ...
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How does Indestructible interact with Akarat's Champion Prophet?

Indestructible When you receive fatal damage, you instead become immune to damage, gain 35% increased damage and gain 107284 Life per Kill for 5 seconds. This effect may occur once every 60 ...
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Does the numbing traps passive from multiple Demon Hunters stack?

The numbing traps passive text reads: Enemies you Slow or hit with Fan of Knives, Spike Trap, Caltrops, Grenades, and Sentry fire have their damage reduced by 25% for 3 seconds. Let's say you're ...
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Does numbing traps reduce damage from elite affixes?

The numbing traps passive text reads: Enemies you Slow or hit with Fan of Knives, Spike Trap, Caltrops, Grenades, and Sentry fire have their damage reduced by 25% for 3 seconds. Does this damage ...
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What's the benefits of doing Adventure Mode/Bounties compared to Rifts?

I am new to the end-game and I am trying to understand the pros and cons of doing adventures + bounties vs rifts. According to this post: What is the point of Nephalem Rifts? Rifts seems far ...
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How does Berserker Rage interact with Boulder Toss?

Berserker Rage gives 25% damage when fury is near full, and Boulder Toss uses your entire fury bar for huge amounts of damage. How does these two skills interact? Do you get the large increase in ...
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What counts as knockbacks for Strongarm Bracers?

Strongarm Bracers have the secondary property that any knockbacks increase damage 20-30% for 5 seconds. What counts as knockbacks for purposes of the damage increase? A number of skills pull ...
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What are all the status effects and what do they mean?

I've seen numerous different status effects pop out of enemies. Some are somewhat self explanatory, but others are not. A few of the effects I have seen: Snared Rooted Block Attack Slowed Frozen ...
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What salvages into what?

What items turn into what when you salvage them?
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Does Cull the Weak from different demon hunters stack?

If there are multiple demon hunters in my game running Cull the Weak, will the effect stack? Does it stack additively?
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What is the timed treasure cave in desert - Act 2?

Near the beginning of Act 2 while I was spelunking in the desert, I came across a cave that someone was standing outside of. He spoke of there being a treasure buried inside, but when I entered the ...
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Does the number of Grifts done affect the drop rates of the next ones?

I have been farming as much greater rift boss to get the gems / legendary. So I was waiting until below 4 minutes to make sure I get the next level key. I was running with my friends and some of them ...
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Does Blackthorne's 4-piece set bonus prevent fury gain from molten, plagued, and desecrator?

As a Barbarian with decent damage reduction gear, I often park myself directly in molten, plague, and desecration fields so that my Superstition passive kicks in and fills my fury bar quickly. ...
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What are the requirements to unlock the seasonal transmorg reward?

In one of the latest blogs about Patch 2.1, Blizzard said that we can unlock a seasonal transmogrification set by competing in the season. Seasons offer unique rewards and new challenges for ...
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Is there a downside to throwing Greater Rift time trials?

Greater Rifts only drop loot from the Rift Guardians, but that loot is quite good, and apparently even level 1 Rifts drop Torment-only loot. Since the Rifts get progressively more difficult, and ...
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How should one weight elemental damage compared to other damage stats?

With the new system of elemental damage, I was wondering when given the choice (for a reroll at the Mystic) if I should pick elemental damage over another historical damage stats (like Crit Chance or ...
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How long does a Diablo 3 Season last? [closed]

We know what happens to your characters, EXP, items, gold, etc. at the end of the Season in the new Diablo 3 mechanic. However I've not been able to locate a good source stating how long we'll have ...
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Is phalanx damage affected by critical hit chance or damage?

This reddit post suggests that critical hit chance carries over to your WD pets but critical hit damage is fixed at 50%. Is this the case for 2.1 Phalanx bowmen? I noticed some Lord Commander Phalanx ...
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Diablo 3 party system and skipping content

When I join my friends game, I was on the very beginning of act 2 and he was on part 7 of act 2. It put me on his quest cause I joined his game I guess. I played for awhile until we almost beat act 2. ...