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 do you resurrect Allies?

There are two achievements that require you to resurrect an Allie in a cooperative game. I have played some coop matches already, but wasn't aware this was even possible. How can you resurrect ...
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Buying Diablo 3 in a different region

I live in EU and my battle.net account is set in EU. I'm going to be on during some days in NY, so I was thinking in buying the game there (US). What happens when I go back to EU and I put the key ...
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Are bounties infinite?

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls introduced Adventure Mode where the player can collect blood shards and rift tokens to keep playing after the campaign is complete. I'm wondering if bounties are infinitely ...
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When do resource-generating skills work on destructible objects?

I've noticed that when attacking an object (e.g. a barrel) with a fury-generating skill as a Barbarian, I generate fury as if I would have attacked a monster. Attacking a barrel with a ...
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Where can I view new lore entries?

My level 2 barbarian was killing zombies right outside of town when a little box in the bottom right appeared which said "New Lore". Since I was in the middle of combat I didn't have time to click on ...
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How does resetting quests for a guaranteed legendary interact with multi-player?

If you reset your quests and play the game all the way through to Diablo and kill him, you will get a guaranteed legendary from his death. That, when playing alone, is simple enough to understand. ...
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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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Does Critical Strike chance have a cap?

In similar way to Dodge, Critical Strike has a certain %X chance to occur. Can I ever reach a 100% critical strike or is there a maximum limit that cannot break? If there is a limit, what is it?
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How are attributes allocated?

Whenever a player levels up, they are granted points in 4 attributes: Dexterity, Strength, Intelligence, and Vitality. Are these stat allocations based on anything the player does or are they set ...
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Barbarian dual-wielding or 2-handed?

I have looked long and hard for a guide to this. Maybe I was searching wrong but I cant seem to find anything. I know how dps is calculated for both, but what are the advantages and disadvantages to ...
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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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Is there a list of the 'levels allowed' range for joining public games of a particular quest and difficulty?

As I've progressed through nightmare, I've noticed that public quests past a certain point are not available for me to join despite being well beyond that quest(currently I am able to join only up to ...
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How long does dropped loot last?

When I'm running through Sanctuary killing the forces of Hell, sometimes I find myself in so much of a hurry that I fail to pickup a particular item or bundle of dropped coins. Assuming I survive the ...
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Can my follower hold the same legendary item as my character?

I know that your character cannot hold two of the same legendary items (such as two Won Khim Lau fistweapons), but what about my follower? If I'm using a Maximus, can I give a second Maximus to my ...
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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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Where is the Ancient Waterway in the Dahlgur Oasis?

I'm in the Dahlgur Oasis and have to find the Ancient Waterway. I had previously explored the entire map, but I don't see where I should be going. Any suggestions for where I should be looking for ...
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How often do shops restock?

If an NPC merchant has no items that are to my liking, how long do I have to wait before the shop restocks it's inventory?
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Do different weapon types have different reach?

Do different weapon types have different reach? e.g. if I use a regular attack with a polearm, will I be able to strike enemies further away than if I use a regular attack with a dagger? And if so, ...
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How often can the templar heal?

Running around as a demon hunter, my templar is the perfect complement. He's definitely saved my life more than once with his heal ability. However, there have been times where he hasn't done it as ...
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Is there a way to tell the AH not to take Gems into account when searching?

It drives me crazy that Auction House search results include gems. For example, if I am looking for a hat with 10+ Magic Find on it and at least 1 socket, I get a ton of results for socketted helmets ...
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How does Devouring Arrow work?

While trying to figure out the math for Hungering Arrow, we discovered that we don't know how the Devouring Arrow rune works: Hungering Arrow: Fire a magically imbued arrow that seeks out targets ...
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When do elite mobs reset to full HP?

When do elite mobs in D3 reset to full HP? Sometimes it happened right after dying the first time. Sometimes it doesn't happen at all and sometimes it happens after dying a few times. In any case ...
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How does “elemental” damage on weapons work with “physical” skills?

Suppose I have a weapon that does 1000 (black) damage and 1000 arcane damage, and I use it with a skill that says "Physical" in the skill tooltip. And I have some gears that says "Physical skills deal ...
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Does Sweeping Wind activate Resolve?

The monk passive Resolve states that "Damage you deal reduces enemy damage by 25% for 2.5 seconds." Does Sweeping Wind activate this effect? I've been taking Seize the Initiative over Resolve due to ...
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Am I misunderstanding Monk's Sixth Sense ability?

I've been trying to set up a crit build on my Monk, so naturally, the Monk's Sixth Sense ability is somewhat attractive for me. Your dodge chance is increased by an amount equal to 30% of your ...
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When does the minimap arrow pointing to a bounty objective appear?

It seems to appear when you get near enough. But also in other cases, for which I can't guess a pattern yet. It could be after some time spent in the map, or after some percentage of the map has been ...
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Can I do anything to improve the damage done by the demon summoned by my follower's Maximus?

My enchantress uses the legendary two-handed sword Maximus, which quite frequently summons a large demon to fight with us. It's quite a handy proc, but I'd like to know if there's any way I can make ...
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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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Can I access the locked house that can appear in the Southern Highlands?

Today I've encountered a building in the Southern Highlands that looks like it should be accessible, but I did not find any way to do that. It has two doors, both can't be interacted with or ...
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Is there any way to flee from a boss fight other than death?

If I'm fighting a major boss in Diablo III (Maghda, Belial, the Big D himself, and so on), is there any way to escape or flee from the arena other than death? Can I quit the game, or yank my ethernet ...
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Can the Diablo 3 game client be copied from one PC to another?

We have downloaded the Diablo 3 game client on one PC at our house. With the other two recent Blizzard games WoW and Starcraft 2 you could just copy the game folder from one PC to another over the LAN ...
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How do you install Diablo III before purchasing a license?

Is it possible to download and install Diablo III before purchasing a license; either online from Blizzard, another retailer, or a physical box with a paper slip with magic numbers on it?
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Is there any way to tell what color an item is dyed?

I picked up a new chest armor from the auction house, and it's a strange shade of blue that I've never seen, and it doesn't seem to match other items from its visual tier in terms of color. I assume ...
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Does Diablo 3 require an internet connection to play solo?

I've heard that Diablo III requires a persistent internet connection even in solo play. Does anyone have any sources to this effect?
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Why have I only found items as high as level 61 even though I am now level 66?

I've played Act V up to Urzael, leveling my monk to 66 at the boss kill. The highest item level of any item I've found is level 61. I would have expected to find higher level items at this point. ...
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Can the walls of a waller elite be broken?

Can the walls erected by a "waller" elite monster type be destroyed using attacks or any thing else?
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How does life on hit work?

I have a witch doctor with +10 life on hit and no other means of restoring life. I had thought that this was self-explanatory, but I am not getting +10 life per hit -- I'm getting +20! So if the flat ...
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What can I use a Feat of Strength for?

I heard that Diablo 3 closed beta players will be getting a Feat of Strength called "One of the Chosen" and a sigil that they can display on their banner. I understand the sigil part, but I couldn't ...
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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 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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Pausing Diablo III

In the original games you could pause single player. In Diablo III, you are always connected and there is no real "single player" mode. Is it still possible to pause the game? I haven't been game ...
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What is the highest critical chance and critical damage that is possible through items alone?

Is it possible to get 100% critical chance through items and how high can my critical damage get? Please explain the gear needed. i.e. Bow with 100% critical damage with socket 100% critical damage = ...
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What are the hidden effects of the nephalem valor buff?

The buff is explained in this question: How does the Nephalem Valor buff work?. It is said that there are hidden effects, and I'd like to know those. From diablo.incgamers.com (Nephalem Valor > Magic ...
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How to complete the gardening achievement?

I'm trying to get the gardening achievement: I went through all of the Gardens of Hope (both tiers) and destroyed all the corruptions I could see. But still I am missing one. Does anyone has a ...
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How to defeat Rakanoth as a Demon Hunter?

I play a Demon Hunter with high DPS but average defense. I usually rely on Caltrops, Vault and the Templar to evade enemies, but I can usually take a few strikes if need be. However, Rakanoth, the ...
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How difficult is Whimsyshire?

I've never been to this place and I was wondering how difficult it was compared to the "real" game (at the same level of difficulty). For instance I killed Diablo in Hell without much trouble, would ...
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As a Barbarian, how to be effective in coop?

I've took a chance to play barbarian during the free open Diablo 3 beta and, while playing solo with it was just fine, I had quite some trouble in co-op. This is slightly concerning, since Diablo ...
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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 determines revive time?

I have noticed the more times I die in a game, the longer I must wait to revive. What is the formula for revive time and is there a cap?