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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Which follower to use for Crusader? [duplicate]

Hello I am new to D3 and I am wondering what the best choices would be as to followers. Should I be changing them constantly depending on the situation? Should I be changing them depending on the ...
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What does it mean to “fight through the pain”?

The Burning Axe of Sankis says: Chance to fight through the pain when enemies hit you. What does this do?
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What's the fastest way to get to Queen Araneae?

I hate the bounty for killing the spider queen. That stupid spider cavern is the worst. Is there any way you can get through it faster, or predict where things are going to be?
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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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Is random loot related to damage done/killing blow?

I am struggling with finding good items. I am wondering if it is because I play the game all wrong. I have around 400k damage and play at Torment I/II/III. At level II & III I do very little ...
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Does bonus damage against <Mob type> apply to elite mobs of the same type?

Everything is in title. To clarify a little more, I have the legendary weapon "Pig Sticker", with the two following affix : +30% damage against Humans +25% Damage against Beasts So it gives +25% ...
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How do I regain Arcane Power effectively with my Frozen Orb Wizard?

I'm mainly using a Frozen Orb/Electrocute Wizard at the moment. It works pretty well, but I run out of AP very often. Until recently this wasn't bad enough to actually do much about it, I was somewhat ...
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Barb Whirlwind not procing 'On Melee' Effects

I've noticed that "On Hit" effects proc any time an enemy is hit with a spell of any kind. I guessed that 'On Melee Attack" would be similar, but only when the attack is made with a melee weapon. ...
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Space Dementia Wizard Achievement

What is the easiest way to earn the Space Dementia achievement? Space Dementia Damage 30 enemies with one Black Hole cast.
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How does Epiphany affect skills?

With the new expansion Reaper of Souls, Monk has a new ability 'Epiphany'. It's description is, Have an Epiphany, increasing your Spirit Regeneration per Second by 20 and enabling your melee ...
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How does Shield Bash (Shattered Shield) work?

Shield Bash (Shattered Shield) states that it hits "for 325% weapon damage plus 300% of your shield's Block Chance as damage." I'm not exactly clear on what this means. If I have a block chance of ...
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Does playing with friends increase your ability to gain infernal rings faster?

Assuming the probability of getting key is 25% (torment 1). If playing single, we get: 4 tries per key 4 keys for machine 4 machines per organ 4 organs per ring So a total of 256 attempts, for a ...
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Are damage over time effects buffed retroactively from damage buffs?

If I cast Haunt on an enemy and it's ticking along, and then later cast Piranhas on the same enemy (which gives a 15% damage bonus against affected enemies), will Haunt do more damage for the duration ...
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Can damage over time effects crit?

I've been using a Witch Doctor build that uses Haunt and Locust Swarm, and I've noticed that my damage varies really widely sometimes. Can these spells "crit"? Is that determined on cast or per tick? ...
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Why do Wizards use 1-hand weapons if 2-hand weapons hit harder?

The answers to the question Should we use slow or fast weapon on the wizard? say that many spells, like Blizzard, are not affected by attack speed. So, for better DPS, people should be better off ...
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What is a quick way to farm demon skin on lvl 70? [duplicate]

I found a set plan today, which requires Demon Skin as an ingredient. I was trying to look it up on Battle.Net, but there seems to be no page for that material and most stuff I found on the internet ...
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Legendary plans location (in RoS) [duplicate]

I was wondering, as I'd really want to get my hands on the Plan for the "Cosmic Strand" legendray item, is there any particular location/bosses where one can found the plan for a particular legendary ...
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Changing Paragon Portraits

I just unlocked a new Paragon Portrait and I'm finding that I don't like the look all that much. I've tried right-clicking and looking through options, but I haven't seen a way to change my selected ...
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My crafters are addicted to Death's Breath! How can I help fulfill that need?

That Mystic is such an addict. All I want is to tweak my items, and she refuses to do so much as get up unless I wave one of these under her nose. It's gotten so bad, she sometimes wants two or even ...
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Adventure Mode legendaries on first boss kill

Does the improved boss loot on first kill occur in adventure mode? If so, does it count toward the first kill loot in campaign mode? Since it seems to be tied to resetting the campaign I am not sure ...
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How to determine correct difficulty to play at level 70?

How do I determine which difficulty my level 70 Diablo 3 character should play? The easy answer would be try a few difficulties and see how hard they are and how I feel about playing character X at ...
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Does the name of the rift have any influence on its content?

I have noticed through a variety of playthroughs that many of the Nephalem rifts are named after important figures from the lore of Diablo, for example: Horazon's approach Bartuc's trail While it ...
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How does 50% extra xp weekend stack with other bonuses?

Blizzard is doing a +50% xp weekend in Diablo 3, and I'm wondering if and how it stacks with the other xp bonus' from difficulty tiers. On Expert Additive: (1+difficulty+.5)*base 1k xp monster in ...
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Does attack per second affect Demon Hunter's hatred generation?

I've noticed how 2-hand and 1-hand weapons can have the same DPS, but very different attack speed making attacks per second more or less frequent. Hatred generation skills' descriptions don't say if ...
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How does attack speed affect damage for various skills?

Summon an Arcane Hydra that spits Arcane Orbs that explode on impact, dealing 111% weapon damage as Arcane to enemies near the explosion. So it seems that fast hitting weapon don't make hydra ...
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Is avalanche much better than earthquake?

Damage is the same 4400 % Cooldown of avalanche is much better. Also you can cast avalanche far, but not earthquake. Yet I somehow feel that earthquake hurt enemies more. My barb has 250k dps and ...
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How can I search Diablo 3 profiles by name

Does anyone know of a way that I can search for Diablo 3 profiles by name and view them? I mean looking at character, items, played time, etc. I couldn't find such functionality on battle.net.
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Is it possible to reroll multiple stats on an item?

Is it possible to reroll 2 different stats on an item? Or even all stats on an item?
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What does this goblet icon mean?

Upon going through my quests to make I had completed everything, I noticed that some of quests had a strange goblet icon in front of them. What does this mean?
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Does volcano avalanche really have 3 times the damage of the other runes?

Or I must be missing something. Volcano avalanche hit 4400. The other ones hit for 1600. That seems like a pretty obvious choice there. There are other runes that let you stack stuff to 3. But the ...
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Blazing Hydra vs Arcane Hydra

What's the advantage of Blazing Hydra compared to Arcane Hydra? It looks like they both do the same thing except that blazing hydra damage is a little lower and the damage is delayed by 3 seconds. ...
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Does sparkflint familiar emit fire damage or arcane damage [duplicate]

This is the explanation Sparkflint Summon a fiery Familiar that grants you 10% increased damage.
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In Marked for Death Grim Reaper

Do all enemies in 20 yards got hit by extra 15% or is the 15% damage divided among them. Say there are 20 enemies within 20 yards. Do all of them get 15% damage or do all of them get 15/20% damage? ...
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How to disable F keys? (F1-F9)

Specifically the F9 key. I use the F9 key bound to a mouse button to talk in Teamspeak since it has little interference with most games. Diablo 3 has F9 bound to open the achievements menu and ...
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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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Does paragon level increase Magic Find?

I've read the post on Blizzard's web site. It only mentioned about gaining passive points as you gain Paragon levels. Does Paragon level give any other benefits in Paragon 2.0, such as increased Magic ...
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Do the Orange Stars indicating a legendary drop appear on the quick (TAB) map?

Last night in a bounty run, I quickly had to return to town because my inventory was full, and when I portaled back to my group, I saw that a legendary had dropped in an area where my group had ...
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What are the effects of the different pylons?

Pylons appear in Nephalem Rifts and appear to basically be a souped up version of the shrines, but last for less time. So far I have seen stones that: Provide damage immunity Boost damage output ...
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Can I use infernal machine in all difficulties?

I'm new to the game. I got all the requirements to craft an infernal machine playing the Master difficulty. I want to know if it is possible to use it while at hard difficulty. In fact, I am afraid of ...
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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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How can I disable the auto-pickup of Health Potion?

I recently picked up a Bottomless Potion of the Leech and I do not need Health Potion anymore. However, the game still auto pickup health potion for me and this is annoying. How can I disable that?
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Do enemy abilities level up at the same time as player abilities in Diablo 3? [duplicate]

I ask because I want to out level the enemies in some way when playing hardcore expert difficulty to avoid death (I am not an expert, but I play that way for fun), but i have noticed that while ...
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How much damage does the Fallen Champion from Genzaniku do?

The Legendary Axe Genzaniku has an affix "Summon a Fallen Champion" but after some searching I haven't been able to determine his damage. I don't see any explanation on the official blizzard page. ...
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Does Inspiring Presence affect Threatening Shout - Demoralize

Does Inspiring Presence increase the taunt time of Threatening Shout - Demoralize from 4 seconds to 8 seconds?
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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 are the potential rift bosses?

Last night, while doing some Nephalem rifts, I encountered both "The Butcher" and "Zoltun Kuule" as rift bosses, only they were renamed slightly (The butcher had a different name, and a subtitle of ...
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Are there act specific legendaries from the horadric cache?

Up until this point, I thought that the Pauldrons of the Skeleton king was act 1 only but I was wrong. What are the legendaries that can only be obtained from a specific act's bounty bag? Is the ...
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what crusader skills benefit from health globe bonus affix?

I heard that some skills (Wrathfull passive for example) benefit from the Health Globe Healing Bonus affix. How can I know which skills benefit from that stat? Is there any rule?
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Adventure Mode Questions [duplicate]

Does anyone have specific details on what the bonus means next to a couple of the acts in adventure mode? Is there any benefit to completing all of the bounties in all of the acts in a single game in ...
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Are rifts different if you open them in different acts?

In the new expansion, does it matter which act you are in when you open a rift? Does it change anything if you open a rift in a different act?