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 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. ...
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Can “normal” achievements still be completed with a seasonal character?

With the new seasons in Diablo III, I've started a new seasonal hero, haveing all achievements available for unlocking again. But I didn't complete all the old achievements yet, so if I kill special ...
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Is 2h+shield still viable for crusaders in 2.1?

With the change to -20% damage with 2h+shield to crusaders, I know they upped the amount of damage 2h do so there should theoretically be slightly more damage than before, but it just feels wrong to ...
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Can Torment-only legendaries drop in Greater Rifts?

Can "Torment-only" legendaries drop in Greater Rifts? If so, is it restricted to Greater Rift level 8 (the equivalent of Torment 1) and up?
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When does Cain discuss “Leah and Cain's travel”?

In Diablo 3, when does deckard Cain discuss "Leah and Cain's travel (Act 1)"?
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Does “Holy Cause” only work if my equipped Weapon deals Holy Damage?

I am talking about this passive skill: Judging from the description, it should increase my weapon damage by 10%, no matter which weapon I wield. The heal should only happen if my weapon has a holy ...
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What are the Archon’s abilities?

The description for Archon reads: While in Archon form, your normal abilities are replaced by powerful Archon abilities But no further information is provided. What does that mean, precisely? ...
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100% Bonus to Gold Find

With the release of Patch 2.1.0 for Diablo III and Reaper of Souls, Blizzard also provided a Community Buff: To celebrate the arrival of this major content update, all players [...] will not only ...
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Do Horadric Caches drop all legendaries or only bounty-specific legendaries?

There is a whole bunch of bounty-specific legendaries that only drop in Horadric Caches and for specific Acts in which you performed the bounties. I already got some of those bounty-specific ...
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Is there a point playing Diablo III before the season starts? [closed]

I plan to start a season char right away (on Friday) and right now I don't know if there's any benefit to playing my non season chars. I'm in Europe.
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What statuses count as control-impairing effects?

I just got a nice shiny new legendary gem. Bane of the Trapped, to be exact. Which has, as its primary effect: Increase damage against enemies under the effects of control-impairing effects by ...
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Does Big Bad Voodoo stack?

If there are multiple WDs in party and they all use the Big Bad Voodoo skill: 1) If they have the same rune, does the bonus stack? 2) If they have different runes, do I get bonus from all runes ...
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How can I most efficiently kill a primordial scavenger?

I just made it to the Battlefields of Eternity in Act 5 with my Barbarian and Primordial Scavengers (particularly elite versions) are causing me a real headache. They aren't much of a threat in terms ...
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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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Do Passives stack when added by Hellfire Amulet?

The Hellfire Amulet introduced in patch 2.1 has a secondary affix that adds the effect a random passive ability for your class. If you do this on Monk and get Fleet Footed (Increase movement speed by ...
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What will I miss out on if I play Diablo 3 without Reaper of Souls?

I own the base game of Diablo 3. I didn't really like the "post-Inferno" content of the game, so I stopped playing shortly after I curb-stomped the final boss for the n-th time. I understand now ...
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Do runes override the base effect?

If I use punish and I use a rune with it, do I still get the 15% increased block rate or does the rune perk replace that? For instance, if I use Celerity, do I get 15% block rate increase and 15% ...
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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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Are Hellfire Amulet passives available on other classes?

The Hellfire Amulet introduced in patch 2.1 has a secondary affix that adds the effect a random passive ability for your class. If you do this on Monk and get Fleet Footed (Increase movement speed by ...
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Non-usable magic items

I beat the game on normal, and I have a lot of magic items in my inventory (where potions are found) and cant find anything to do with them (example: Clever dice of invasion). Obviously they have some ...
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Diablo 3, XP bonus due to kill chain [duplicate]

After killing 10 enemies in Diablo 3 on Xbox One just now an "alert" popped up to tell me that (ie. 10 kills) and that I got an XP bonus of 1.5x. Is this bonus retroactively applied to those 10 ...
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How do I use my original account with a new install?

I had Diablo 3 on my computer but then I reset my computer back to factory, lost all my info, and no longer have that disc or key code. So I bought a new copy and key code. Is there any way to upload ...
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What are the red glowing towers in Zoltun Kulle's archives? [duplicate]

They look like this: If I hit them they explode and then reform, and they appear to spit out a bit of blood.
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Are there any tricks to completing the Crumbling Vault?

Last night I came across the Crumbling Vault event while playing my level 19 Witch Doctor solo, (well, the Templar was with me, but yeah...) and I failed it, hard. For the first 30 seconds or so, I ...
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How do I farm cursed chests?

Are there any requisites for them to spawn? Where do I find cursed chests? This are chests that are supposed to give big rewards after beating a group of elites.
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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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Is it feasible to solo farm the Uber bosses?

I'm getting ready to build my Infernal Machines, and I'm trying to decide if I should start looking for groups to run with, or if I can handle the fights solo. Given how time-intesive it is to obtain ...
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How can I link an achievement in the chat?

If I achieve something or get some FoS to my friends in my battle.net chat or in my party chat, how can I do this? Is there a shortcut like Wow?
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How can gold be traded to other players Diablo 3?

So now that the Auction House(s) are down, how can you legitimately trade gold to other players? For example my brother wants the recipe for the new infernal machines and it costs 5,000,000 gold. I ...
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What is so dangerous about Wormhole affix?

In Diablo 3, there is an affix called "Wormhole" that causes you to be moved from one side of a pink circle to another after a second or two of delay. This seems to be by far the most benign ...