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 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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What is the criteria for “killed X creatures with one blow”?

I seem to occasionally get the "killed X creatures with one blow" bonus, even though I decidedly did not kill X creatures with a single shot. It sometimes happened to me when using "channeled" skills ...
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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 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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Does content scale with level?

In Diablo 3, do the mobs that you face in the world and dungeons scale to meet your level? For example, without taking skills gained during levelling into account, would a Level 8 character breeze ...
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How can I maximize my Magic Find?

What should I wear to maximize my Magic Find? What specific items are ideal for a Magic Find-optimized build? Does any one particular class have better class-specific items with increased Magic Find?
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Drop rates for set / legendary items

Just wondering what the drop rates were for Set / Legendary items, or is it totally random? I imagine they would increase for later acts in Inferno. My monk is comfortable in Act 3 in Inferno, but ...
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Where can you buy half priced potions?

I have heard rumors that you can buy health potions and dyes in Diablo 3 for 50% off the normal price. Where can I find these vendors?
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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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How do you beat Belial in Diablo 3 as a Monk?

Belial is the guy at the end of act 2, and the last part is really hard. I never seem to get his life very low. How do you beat him as a monk?
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What are the advantages of hardcore mode?

I know of the obvious disadvantages (when you die, you're dead), but what are some reasons to create a hardcore character in Diablo 3 besides the increased challenge?
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Is a summoning Witch Doctor build viable in Hell and Inferno?

Summons are fun, however they do not seem viable in Hell or Inferno We recently started Hell, and none of my summons survive more than a hit or two, even the Gargantuan, which is supposed to be the ...
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How can I avoid clicking quite so much?

Diablo games tend to be very click heavy - click to move, click to attack, click to loot. Diablo 3 appears to be continuing this tradition. I find this problematic for a couple of reasons: ...
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What DPS is relevant for a Demonhunter?

I play a Demonhunter and use the Sharpshooter ability which increases my critical hit chance by 3% every second. Usually when I compare weapons it is maxed out at 100% critical hit chance (30 seconds ...
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Can I change the language the game client uses?

If I buy a German retail copy of diablo 3 can I still change it to English? I doubt that English language pack is included with it,will it be downloaded upon the change?
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What are the special effects for each damage type, and when do they trigger?

I've noticed that when I use a weapon with cold damage, every attack "snares" my targets, even when I don't use any skill or item which explicitly snares or slows. I'm guessing this is due to the cold ...
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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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What exactly is a “guest pass” or “starter edition” and how do I give it to a friend?

I've seen "Diablo III guest passes" mentioned as a way to allow friends to experience a "demo" of the game. I have purchased Diablo III but going over my Battle.net account page I cannot find any way ...
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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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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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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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Is there an additional reward for completing all bounties in all acts in a single game?

Compared to, for example, completing 5 bounties in each of 5 different games.
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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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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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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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Is there any way to rename or change the gender of my hero?

I created my hero in a fit of sleep deprivation and named him something I now regret. I can't find any way of changing the hero options I set when I first created my hero, though. Is there any way ...
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Is it possible to manage Battle.net friends out of game?

I just started playing Diablo III and have noticed that, so far, I've only been able to add friends and accept friend requests from in-game. This is a bit frustrating, as I usually chat to my mates ...
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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 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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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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Do stash size increments carry to new characters?

Just started playing, the 10k to increase my stash size appears very costly right now. Does that increase then work for all characters on my account or will I need to spend the 10k+ for each ...
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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 ...