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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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 many different dyes exist and are they permanent?

How many different dyes colors exist? Can they be all bought at the merchants or are there any specials/rare that could be obtained differently? And finally, which equipment categories can be ...
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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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What does the Staff of Herding do?

I have found the Recipe for something called the Staff of Herding. Upon closer inspection it does a measly 3.5 damage per second, but the ingredients to craft it (which include Wirt's Bell, a 100,000 ...
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How do I turn off the loot message?

I've seen this message about 1,000 times: Since I've been playing Diablo 3 for literally a week straight, I really don't need to be told how loot works in multiplayer anymore. How do I turn off ...
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How can I gear my follower post 2.0?

I'm a little confused as to how I'm supposed to gear up my follower since the installation of smart loot in Loot 2.0. My follower still has most pre loot 2.0 items because I have yet to find ...
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How does the automatic monster level adjustment work in Diablo 3?

Starting with the 2.0.1 patch, monsters now level up with your characters. When does this level adjustment take effect? If I level up in the middle of fighting a pack of monsters, do they all level ...
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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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What new systems exist in Diablo 3? [closed]

Diablo's action RPG core has remained the same, and will do so in the third version. But it sounds like they are also introducing a number of new systems that borrow from WoW, Guild Wars, etc. Can ...
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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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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 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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Is there a way to compare your currently equipped items with those in the auction house?

I'm not seeing a way to do this which makes it hard to decide if I want to buy something for my characters. Ideally I can see the item and then see what items my characters have of the same type ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which bosses have an enrage timer and what are their effects?

We already know that the Butcher sets the whole room on fire if you fail to kill him in 3 minutes. Are just the end-of-act bosses that possess an enrage timer? What are their effects? Is the timing ...
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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 ...
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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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Empty spots in the last 2 cities

I just remarked that there is an empty spot in the last 2 cities of the game. I have ended the game on normal, and no crafters took that space. Is it used? or is it just there because something got ...
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Diablo 3, one purchase for Mac *and* Windows, or one for each?

Today, Diablo 3 went open beta for the weekend, which means I'm finally able to test it on my iMac. I know Blizzard put a lot of work into both platforms so I don't expect them to behave all that ...
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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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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 many characters can I have and do they expire?

In Diablo II, you could have any number of characters in offline play. On closed Battle.net, characters could expire if you didn't play them. How does Diablo III limit the number of characters I can ...
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How do I get more rare crafting ingredients?

When I salvage a magic item, sometimes I get a rare crafting ingredient. What are the chances that this will happen? Are there certain items which have an increased chance of this? How can I ...
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How do I know what progress will be lost by changing my quest?

I am currently stuck in Act II Inferno and sometimes I try to get further in the story. Recently I killed Zoltun Kulle and talked to everybody quest related afterwards. Then a friend asked me if I ...
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Where is the Ancient Device for “Wheel of Misfortune”?

What is the Ancient Device? Where can it be found and how it is used in the Desolate Sands (Act 2)? Can it be used multiple times? (How else can I experience its possibilities?)
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How/where can I farm gems?

Are there any areas and/or monsters that have a better chance of dropping gems and what is the highest possible gem quality that can be dropped? How can I maximize my gem farming procedures?
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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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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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Does +percent damage-type increase a percentage of your weapon-damage, or only damage of that type?

For example, the item Tal Rasha's Adjudication randomly has one of the following stats: Adds 5-6% to Arcane Damage Adds 5-6% to Poison Damage Adds 5-6% to Lightning Damage Adds 5-6% ...
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Is there a way to check stat differentials while in the auction house?

This question shows how to compare items in the auction house with what you are wearing, but for me that's not always enough. When I'm comparing a +damage ring with a +attack speed ring with a +stat ...
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Are there any game mechanics that affect gem drop quality?

Does having greater magic find or gold find affect the quality of the gems dropped? If I have a decent amount of magic find and a monster was going to drop a Chipped Ruby, is it possible for the magic ...
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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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Is it intentional that the last blue monster to die carries most of the loot?

After killing many, many packs of "blue" monsters, I've noticed that the last monster in a group usually seems to drop far more loot than his other blue brethren. I can't say that it's always, but it ...
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What do the Skull and Crossbones icons over the heads mean?

We have run across this skull and crossbones icon over a few enemies in Hell difficulty and we don't really know what it is. It doesn't appear to be consistent with effect names on elites. I did ...
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What is the benefit of shields with Demon Hunters?

I'm currently a level 56 Demon Hunter with a crossbow and quiver. The best quivers I've seen give significant damage boosts, although with my bow it's not necessary (able to kill normal mobs ...
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What is the optimal monster power to play at? [closed]

With the introduction of monster power in patch 1.05 and a nonlinear rate of xp/mf/gf/bonus item vs monster health/damage, what is the optimal monster power to play at?
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What happens after level 60?

From all I know level 60 is the maximum level your characters can reach. What exactly are the resulting limitations? Does this mean you get no XP anymore as well, or do those still add up? After ...
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My Blizzard downloader is stuck

So I decided to pre-download Diablo 3 for the release date. My downloader is at 100% and has been for some time. Any idea's on how to unstick it? I tried running the now-complete installer.exe that ...
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Is there PvP in Diablo 3? How does it work?

From my very limited experience during the open beta weekend I couldn't figure out a way to attack other players during the beta campaign. Is this possible in the release or will multiplayer only ...
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Do channeled skills count as one attack?

Mighty Blow grants bonus XP for killing multiple enemies with one attack. Do channeled skills like Tempest Rush, Ray of Frost, and Rapid Fire count as a single attack for this purpose?