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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List of Act 4 Curse (Debuff) Effects and Visuals

What are all the curses, which can be cast on a player in Act 4? I've seen little graphical buff icons appear in Hell Act 4, showing "Curse of Mud" I think, amongst others. I have been unable to find ...
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What is the best item to sell at the auction house in the Diablo 3? [duplicate]

I'm kinda new in playing Diablo 3. I want to have an idea on what items are good to sell at the auction house in order for me to earn more gold.
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How exactly does the Diamond Skin skill scale in Diablo 3? [duplicate]

What is the exact formula for the damage absorption value of the skill? I can see how much it absorbs at level 60, but I'm interested in the formula. Is it something like: absorption = baseValue + ...
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How to calculate post-buff archon damage?

I have a CM wizard which is built around the archon skill. When I switch to archon form and press "I", the DPS doesn't change. I know that the skill increases my damage by 300%. But I suppose it ...
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Why do people use Echoing Fury as offhand?

I've seen a few people(WW Barbarians) with Echoing Fury as their offhand weapon, even though their main hand had less damage than Echoing Fury. And as I know(correct me if I'm wrong please), tornado ...
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Does Soul Harvest “Siphon” steal life?

Is the Life the Witch Doctor gains from the "Siphon" rune of Soul Harvest taken from the enemy? Does the enemy's life decrease? Or does the Witch Doctor just gain the Life, without the monster losing ...
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Can I use Battle.Net balance to purchase items from the US/North America RMAH if I'm in the UK? [duplicate]

When I installed Diablo 3 from the us.battle.net website, I didn't know it would default my region to the US. This means that I cannot use the RMAH in North America (where my level 60 Monk is that I ...
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Does closing the D3 launcher reset download progress?

Basically what the title says. It's taking forever for me to download the latest Diablo 3 update, and I'm wondering if I refresh the connection to perhaps get some better speeds, will I be throwing ...
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How do you know how many nephalem valor stacks you have? Is it shown somewhere?

How do you know how many nephalem valor stacks you have? Is it shown somewhere?
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Diablo 3 plus % elemental damage overall or just on that elemental attack?

When an item says "+9% lightning damage" or something similar, does it mean I will get +9% damage regardless of whether I employ lightning damage as offense? Or does it just add the damage on top of ...
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What is the best class for faster grinding and survivability in Diablo 3?

I currently use a Wizard for grinding inferno at mp5 to comfortably grind exp and items. This is relatively fast but sometimes (i'm guessing due to gear) I can run into problems that will hinder the ...
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difference in loot between different monsters

Since even with Monster Power 1 all monsters are level 63, is there any difference in loot from different monsters? I'm now talking only about normal, white, monsters(so not elite or unique). For ...
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Stuck on “Updating setup files…” when installing Diablo 3?

After a reasonable hiatus from Blizzard games, I have decided to reinstall Diablo 3. I used to have it installed and working on this machine and removed my previous install using Add/Remove Programs. ...
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How does stats roll works on item in diablo 3

my question is quite simple : When crafting bracers, amulets, pauldrons or gauntlets for a given stat (int,str,dex or vitality) : the roll of the given stat is for example 201-230 for pauldron. How ...
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How is xp calculated when overleveled? [duplicate]

I'm playing hardcore and always farming a lot, making sure I'm always very high level. But it seems I get much less xp because the mobs are much lower level than me. Does anyone know how this ...
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How often locust swarm jumps?

I also wonder how often they jump. Once per second? Once per tick? What's the point of jumping to 2 enemies in pestilence then if every enemies will get infected anyway? This is for witch doctor ...
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When locus swarm jump does the original still get invected?

I've been playing with locus swarm and it's pretty neat. It says it "jumps" What does it mean by jump? I saw many enemies get infected by one casts of locust swarms. So it's not really jump isn't ...
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My Diablo 3 account has hacked items. Can I get in trouble? [closed]

My Diablo 3 account was hacked, I didn't care until I wanted to play Starcraft II, I couldn't log in because the hacker changed my password and my e-mail, he even put an authenticator in place. I ...
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Downloading Public Test Realm Client

I have a fully updated retail client of Diablo 3 installed. I have downloaded the public test realm (PTR) installer. When I run this installer, it starts to download and indicates it needs 15GB of ...
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Which skills is the Scoundrel using?

This answer indicates that it is not possible to specifically activate follower skills. Does this mean that the follower (a level 27 Scoundrel in my case) will choose which of this four skills to use? ...
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can you use the same account on 2 different cd keys on Diablo 3? [duplicate]

So i got an account with me and my dads characters on it and well i'm planning on getting another cd key so i can play with him, but I don't know if thats possible even with 2 computers on the same ...
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How does the hero knows the identity of Belial?

In Diablo 3 our hero will state that a certain person is Belial. How does the hero know? It's the plot question rather than the game itself. Also, if possible, I'd like the "official" reason. ...
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How can I choose higher difficulty levels after beating Diablo 3 in normal?

I have beat the game in normal in Asia server but when I open the quest list I don't see the higher difficulty. Why? Here is a picture of my quest selection screen;
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How do I recover a Diablo III account without my cell phone?

A little while ago, my cell phone was stolen. Two days ago, I formatted my hdd and backed up my Diablo III folder. However, when I tried to log in, I was told that my account has been locked for ...
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Slain enemies rest in pieces in Diablo III

I've seen this affix on a couple of legendaries and I don't understand what the affix does. I mean, on Fire Walkers, there's trail of fire which actually does a little damage (I've seen this for ...
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Barbarian Throwing Weapons

After using the Level 14 Barbarian skill "Weapon Throw" in Diablo 3 with a Carver equipped, I presume that the weapon is magical? This is nothing like the "throwing weapons" from Diablo 2, in which, ...
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What are the attack speed breakpoints for a critical mass wizard?

When playing a critical mass wizard, attack speed is an important stat because it increases the amount of tornadoes that you can cast. But attack speed also increases the tick rate of the tornadoes, ...
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How exactly was Zoltun Kulle nerfed to stop abuse?

Before there was a way to gain levels quickly, keep repeating Zoltun Kulle quests again and again (usually with a friend). I've heard it no longer works. What changes did Blizzard make to make sure ...
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When gaining level should we just kill enemies or do quests? [duplicate]

In Diablo3 I used MP 10 when leveling and earn 70k per hour. Then I just go back to MP 0 and do quests and do 400k per hour. However, when paragon levelling most people just kill monster. Why?
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Can I play on on multiple servers without affecting my existing characters from a single account?

I regularly game with different groups and while I have played exclusively on the US servers to this point I have some interest in gaming with friends in Europe on the EU server. We've seen that you ...
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D3 Unable to join Act 2 public game on Hell difficulty [duplicate]

I've got a lvl52 Wizard, with whom last night I've finished Act1 on Hell difficulty. I was able to do that in a public game. Now I'd like to join a public game for Act2, but its greyed out :( Are ...
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Can you still earn the diablo 3 kerrigan wings if you buy Starcraft 2 now?

Is this still possible or was it only for pre-ordering?
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Diablo 3 constant freeze lag spike, but low ping and constant FPS [closed]

I'm sorry if tech support is outside the context of this site. If so you may close this question. Just recently I've started getting lag spikes. I used to get this lag spike all the time but only ...
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Does Diablo III continue to download patches during gameplay?

To be more precise, in the case where a player downloads Diablo III or is patching Diablo III and starts playing it as soon as it becomes "Playable", but well before it hits "Optimal", does Diablo III ...
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Barbarian PVP Build and Gear

Now the PVP Mod has opened, I was wondering which skills/passives/gear are most efficient in PVP as a Barbarian. Are there any particularly effective combos against different classes? What are the ...
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Can I view my follower's items out of a game?

Can I view my follower's gear when I'm not in a game? It's pretty annoying to shop for my merc's gear in the AH without being able to see it quickly...
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When crafting the new armor recipes introduced in 1.0.7, what is the best plan to use for each slot?

There are different stat affixes that affect the maximum stat attribute roll for each armor piece. If we look at all the possible affixes for the Strength stat: "Ruthless" (max +100 Vit and Str) ...
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How do I see how long I've been playing a particular hero? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how long it takes to bring a character from 1-60 using the most optimal gear in the game. However, I can't seem to figure out how to see how long I've been playing that hero ...
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Where is the Gravedigger's Log in Diablo 3 [duplicate]

In order to complete the Historian of Tristram achievement I'm trying to find the "Gravedigger's Log" world lore book in Act I. Can someone give me some pointers on where to find it?
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Which melee(Monk/Barbarian) skills can't be dodged?

With the addition of brawling in 1.07, its now possible for players to fight each other, and thus the dodge attribute of some classes (i.e. DH and Monk) now becomes a major factor in some matches in ...
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What is a black weapon?

I have heard the term floating around as related to min-max damage increased weapons, especially in relation to the new ruby effects in the 1.07 PTR. What is a black weapon?
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How much damage should an end-game barbarian do?

I've been playing several characters in Diablo 3, but my first and furthest along is my barbarian. Recently, a friend (monk) and I have started making key-runs in order to craft the Hellfire Ring. ...
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What is this green number on my Mystic Ally's icon?

When I summon a Mystic Ally with my Monk, it has a green '1' in the bottom left of its icon graphic: Surely it's not the amount of Mystic Ally's that I have summoned, because you can only summon 1 ...
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Does Grave Injustice reduce the cooldown on Spirit Vessel?

Is there any evidence, stated by Blizzard or others, that the cooldown of Spirit Vessel is reduced whenever Grave Injustice is triggered?
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Journals missed even though I'm thorough

I would like to know why I miss some journals/satchels. I am very thorough when I search through my map and I'm often surprised to see that after I pick up Journal 1, I then pick up Journal 10. To ...
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Satchels are not giving journals

I would like to know why sometimes I find a satchel (like the Hunter's Satchel), and even though I haven't collected all of them (i.e. I might have missed one on the way), it only provides me with ...
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Diablo 3 Monster Curses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the special abilities the unique/champion monsters can have? I have a Wizard, Witch Doctor and Demon Hunter, all of which are very early in Act I. Sometimes a ...
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Is there anything particularly good about legendary items in Diablo 3?

I've almost got 2 lvl 60 chars and have only just found my first legendary item, and well, I wasn't that impressed. I thought I may have just been extremely unlucky in my find and so I took a look at ...
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How can I increase my maximum mana?

I've been playing on Inferno for a while now, and I constantly feel like I'm running out of mana during fights. I understand that mana will never be unlimited and I'll have to use some conservation ...
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Diablo 3 Skill Progression

I don't understand how (or if) skills scale up with character level. I have two low-level characters in Diablo 3. One of the skills my Demon Hunter character uses is Withering Fire, which I like ...