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 to stop Diablo 3 background download in game?

I have a somewhat slow internet (2MBs), but the real problem is that I have a really small data cap during the day. I'm currently downloading the game (at night) but since I have a slow connection ...
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A fantomatic treasure goblin is following me

I played my Daemon hunter yesterday (level 38), and since Act IV (High Heavens), a fantomatic treasure goblin is following me everywhere like a companion. I have absolutely no idea from where he comes ...
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How can Diablo appear in Diablo III when his soulstone was destroyed in Diablo II?

I still don't understand this part. In Diablo II Diablo's soulstone is destroyed preventing his return forever but at the end of Diablo III we face him once again. How is this possible?
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How much damage dominance skill can cover?

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/class/wizard/passive/dominance The effect can stack 10 times. Does that mean it can cover 80k damage on it's maximum stacks?
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What counts as crowd control during bossfights?

With Patch 2.0 Some achievements were removed, some other achievements were added. A couple of these new achievements are basically "Kill boss X without using crowd control". What counts as crowd ...
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In loot 2.0 do drop geared depend on our gear quality?

I have a well made wizard with 330k damage. Most drop gears would lower the DPS of course. However, not by much. I also have a demon hunter lvl 60 with a mere 25k DPS. It's amazing how most drop ...
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Why used forked lightning in diablo 3?

The most popular build in diablo 3 for wizard is this: http://diablo.somepage.com/popular/wizard#builds It uses forked lightning and frozen orb But why? Does frozen orb synergy with cold blooded? ...
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Is the Paragon Gold Find bonus exempt from the cap?

In patch 2.0.1, Paragon levels were completely reworked to grant bonus paragon points that you can invest in stats and perks to strengthen your character. One of the options for Utility points is ...
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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 (passive) Cold Blooded apply to enemies if they were frozen by my mirror images and not me?

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do the created mirror images make use of passive effects? theoretical build example: ...
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Do my arcane spells hit harder if my mirror images cast Wave of Force: Arcane Attunement?

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do I get the arcane damage bonus if my mirror images cast Wave of Force: Arcane Attunement or is the bonus linked/limited to ...
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Do mirror images created by the wizard get the bonus from Magic Weapon: Ignite and (passive) Conflagration

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do the created mirror images make use of both effects? theoretical build example: ...
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Do mirror images created by the wizard casting Slow Time: Time Warp increase the damage recieved by 10%?

Using the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture", do the created mirror images make use of this secondary effect? theoretical build example: ...
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As a Demon Hunter, what bonuses should I focus on when spending Paragon Points?

As of the 2.0 patch, the Paragon point system has had a major overhaul. Now, there are four categories and each one has different things to Paragon place points in to. As a Demon Hunter, I see a ...
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Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Digital Deluxe Edition, Skeleton Minion? [closed]

Is there any information known about what this minion is? Will it be like a pet in most MMORPG's and just be a visual sidekick? Or will it be like the Witch Doctor's minions, something that will do ...
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Torment vs. normal for legendary farm [duplicate]

With new patch(2.0) you have different difficulties and despite which difficulty you are on, you are guaranteed a legendary drop when you finish the quest for the first time. And you can reset quests ...
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Does Essence Burn include the explosion damage from Exploding Palm?

The new patch buffed Exploding Palm in a big way. You hit a monster with it, it starts bleeding. Kill it while the bleed is active, it explodes for 50% of it's maximum health. Needless to say, ...
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How does XP bonus from Ruby socketed on helms interact with XP bonus from Torment level? [duplicate]

With the new difficulty system I was wondering for Torment 6 if it was worth putting a Ruby in my helm instead of increasing my survivability with an Amethyst. How does the bonus from the ruby ...
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When is the Crusader class unlocked?

I've found several crusader-specific flails and shields, but when I wanted to start a Crusader, I wasn't able to. I have the expansion pack pre-purchased already. Is the Crusader unlocked upon ...
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Does Strength affect bleeding as Barbarian?

When an item says it procs a certain percentage of your weapon damage, is that damage the base weapon damage or the damage multiplied by your Strength?
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Is there a way to autojoin community chat when I log in?

I'm part of a community in Diablo 3 but when logging in, I often forget to click on the community button and then join the community's chat channel. Based on the low number of people I see in it, I'm ...
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How does the post-2.0 Puzzle Ring work?

Patch 2.0.1 introduced a lot of significant changes to the loot system in the game. One of the significant ones was the revamp to the Puzzle Ring, which now has a new effect: Summon a treasure ...
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How do you survive thunderstorms?

Elite monsters with the new Thunderstorm affix rain lightning bolts down directly on your head. With other affixes, there are usually ways to predict and dodge their attacks. The monster gives you ...
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What triggers thorns?

The only other question about thorns is this one, which does not address several other issues about the mechanics on how it works. In D3, if you dodge or block an attack does thorns still trigger? ...
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In the new Loot 2.0 system, when are a legendary item's stats determined?

Blizz have made it so it's much more likely to get items which are relevant to your character. Whilst overall great, I'm now struggling to gear up my followers. If I find a legendary shield with ...
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What causes a “Community Event Buff”?

I just logged in to play, and was greeted with a Community Event Buff (Your Experience gain is increased by 50%): What causes this? I'm only part of one community, which I created and promptly ...
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How does Frozen Orb work?

As part of the Frozen Orb's animation, it spews ice in all directions, supposedly damaging enemies it touches. I wonder how exactly this works. Does it deal more damage if the orb hits the enemy ...
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What does the “reset quests” option do?

The latest patch introduced a "Reset Quests" option which seems to clear all quest progress and restart the campaign. However, I have it available on some characters and not others. Also, I'm not ...
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What is the visual indication when Hysteria triggers?

What is the visual indication in-game that the Scoundrel's "Hysteria" skill has triggered?
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How does the “Revive at Corpse” option work? [duplicate]

With the new patch 2.0, Diablo 3 introduced multiple ways to revive once you've been killed. One of the options is "revive at corpse". When I've been on this screen, I've noticed that after I've done ...
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How much higher is the legendary drop rate in the Torment difficulties?

The ingame explanation of the different difficulty levels states that the Torment difficulties increase the drop rate of legendaries. But they don't state exactly how large this increase is. I've ...
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Why are some stats on items marked with orange diamond and primary/secondary titles?

So after patch 2.0.1. all items have stats split in to the primary and secondary groups and some of them are marked with orange diamond. What is the logic behind this? It seems too random.
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What is a “physical skill”?

Playing my Barbarian, I recently found Doombringer: That +16% damage from physical skills sounds pretty nice for a Barbarian. However, what actually counts as a physical skill? I assume something ...
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How can I maximize my cooldown reduction?

I'm trying to maximize my cooldown reduction of skills. Is there somewhere where I can find the following information? Is there a list of all item slots where Cooldown Reduction can spawn? Is there ...
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How to level up in Diablo 3 2.0.1?

With the new patch 2.0.1, I'm level 60 and I can't get to level 61. I keep getting paragon levels, but I can't get "normal" levels to get to level 70. How can I gain "normal" XP to actually level up?
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What are bounties and blood shards?

I was changing the difficulty for Diablo 3 when I saw these details: What are bounties and blood shards for? I must have missed some kind of update that tells me what this is all about.
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How Do Cursed Chests Work?

With the new 2.0 update, Blizzard introduced Cursed Chests into Diablo 3. I don't really understand how they work. When I opened the cursed chest I found it triggered an event. A timer started and I ...
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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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Diablo III Installation Size

What is the size of Diablo 3's files with patch 2.01 ? On my computer, the size of Diablo 3's installation (2.01) is about 30 GB (and I haven't download the full patch yet). Is it really so much ...
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How do I farm cursed chests?

Are there any requisites for them to spawn? Where do I find cursed chests? This are chests that are supposed to give big rewards after beating a group of elites.
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How to improve the Magic Find? [duplicate]

With the patch 2.0.1, you no longer can improve your MF with Paragon Level or Nephalem Valor buff. So is there a way to improve that stats without raising the difficulty level or playing in coop ?
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How are the new stat comparisons on items calculated?

With the new patch, the classic 'Life', 'Damage' and 'Proection' have been replaced with a 'Damage', 'Toughness' and 'Healing' comparison. While 'Damage' is fairly straightforward, how are the ...
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What does the Area Damage utility stat do?

In my Paragon tab under utility, there's a stat called Area Damage. What exactly does this do? Does it affect all my aoe skills, add aoe to my normal attacks, or add aoe to all my skills?
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How do you get common debris?

The tooltip for common debris says that you can get it from salvaging "normal" items. Does that mean "white" items? I haven't seen a single one drop since the new patch. Since all the new recipes ...
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Where can I find a Pool of Reflection?

With the latest 2.0.1 update, a new mechanic called a Pool of Reflection has been added to the game that provides a buff that lasts across multiple logins. Where can I find these pools?
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Where is the Auction House?

I thought the Auction House was going down March 18th... I just opened the game after updating to Diablo 3 patch version 2.x and I see no option to open the auction house... Am I missing something?
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How should one weigh Critical Hit Damage when selecting equipment?

What this question basically comes down to is how should I weigh importance of critical hit damage over other types of damage? For instance I found a new ring which gives my wizard more intelligence ...
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How do “stats changes if equipped” work in Diablo 3? [duplicate]

I am a little confused by this preview of the damage that could be done in Diablo 3 Dire Span is reporting to give me +1076 to damage. When equipped however it in fact reduces my overall dam by ...
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Leroic's bone in the fireplace in the manor house [duplicate]

I have ran this with everything I have made, monk, warrior, ect. and I still cannot find this fireplace with the bone in it. Please help
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If you run out of time on Crumbling vault, do you die?

I am on Hardcore mode. If I try to farm the Crumbling Vault event, and do not make it in time...will my character die if I do not finish the event within the timer? Or does it just end the event, ...