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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What is Poison Nova?

I found the Legendary Item Andariel's Visage, and one of the properties says: 40% chance to cast a Poison Nova when you are hit. I could observe some green splashing around me when I Leap into a ...
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How does the Smite effect work on Sky Splitter?

I have bought a Sky Splitter from the AH and the weapon description says: 10-20% chance to Smite enemies when you hit them. How does this work exactly? How much and what kind of damage does Smite ...
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is there a table with max stats for all weapons?

I am playing Diablo 3 and find it quite hard to distinguish good items from bad items. Is there a table where i can see, where the max values of the items are listed? I would then keep everything ...
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How Does One Reduce Reflects-Damage Affix Damage?

Elites in Diablo 3 have a "reflects damage" affix. What resist or setup do you need to reduce that damage?
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How to “reset” a game when farm keys with friends

Here is the issue: MP must be more than 1 It must be a party What happen is after I kill the keywarden, I would leave the game. However, there is no option to start a new game. There is only an ...
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Is the key warden part of a quest? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the key wardens and where are my keys? i recently started playing Diablo 3 and of course want to complete the Hellfire quest. Is any of the key wardens part ...
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How do I setup a game with my friends?

It's obviously more efficient to use Infernal Machines together because one set of keys can be used by multiple people at once. But you want to have Monster Power turned on to improve drop rates for ...
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What is the number of different magic properties that a hellfire ring can have? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How are random properties chosen for items in Diablo 3? I am trying to figure out the odds of getting a specific hellfire ring. I know that it gets 4 random magic ...
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I just killed the first Key Warden and can't find key [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the key wardens and where are my keys? I just killed the first Key Warden in the Fields of Misery but do not see a key. He dropped all kinds of items but no ...
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How is +X% dmg to elemental skills being calculated?

I have a WIZ level 60 and I am trying to do a cold-based WIZ which gives a quite high CC. I’m playing now Inferno ACT 1 with MP 1. For gear, I have a couple of legendaries that give me +X% cold dmg ...
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Life steal or LOH better for Sweeping Wind/Cyclone build?

As the title says. I'm currently using a 2-hander build with Wave of Light, but having just sold a very nice amulet for 220m gold, I'm looking to convert to a dual-wield SW build like all the cool ...
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Does Monster Power affect Staff of Herding component drop rates?

I know that Monster Power affects drop rates of a lot of things including the keys, but the pieces of the Staff of Herding pre-dated the MP system. Does a higher MP affect the chance of SoH pieces ...
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Is the Bloodstained Letter bugged?

There are, at the time of this question, 209 threads on Battle.net concerning the Bloodstained Letter lore item needed to complete the Primary Sources achievement. My primary character, a barbarian ...
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Can Barbarians use 2 two-handed weapons in Diablo 3?

Can barbarians dual wield two-handed weapons? My barbarian character is only a level 50 now, but I'm not sure if I can dual wield two-handed weapons at a later level or not - or is there a special ...
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Diablo item drop lost after end credits in public game

I had a full inventory going into the final battle in a Diablo 3 public 4-player game. After we killed Diablo, I ported to town to sell my inventory and make room for the three yummy-looking rares he ...
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What exactly is Chilled in Diablo 3? Does cold damage chilled 100%?

Cold damaged always slow enemies even if done by your scoundrel. Does that means scoundrel's attack, with Buriza, will have 100% chill rate? Buriza is a cold damage weapon. ...
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How does CC work on Goblins? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What crowd control effects work on treasure demons? As of patch 1.0.5, do goblins use the same mechanics that Elites and Champions use? Are they immune to certain CC ...
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Can all items drop anywhere?

In Diablo 2 there were certain items that were known to only drop off of certain bosses, or in certain acts. I see a lot of information about item level of drops in various acts and difficulties, but ...
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What characteristics does sentry inherit from weapon?

I know that as of 1.0.5 sentry does 175% dmg and no crit bit I was planning to try an (engineer) set up as I call it with focus on sentry as the main dmg dealer so I wanted to know what ...
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Diablo 3 Weapon Damage Range

I am building a Diablo III calculator that will have API importing & also user data entry with validation. My issue lies with the latter part since I'm having a lot of trouble reassembling items ...
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How is it possible for an item to have 300+ stat?

I just saw an amulet on the Auction House with 325 Dexterity. I was under the impression that the max was 200, so I went into the DiabloNut affix page and looked for the Dex ones. Apparently you can ...
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Do followers benefit from set bonuses?

Pretty straightforward. If I equip my follower with set items, will he/she gain the set bonuses for multiple set pieces?
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Is it feasible to solo farm the Uber bosses?

I'm getting ready to build my Infernal Machines, and I'm trying to decide if I should start looking for groups to run with, or if I can handle the fights solo. Given how time-intesive it is to obtain ...
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Does monster power affect base dps and armor of items? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can ilvl 59-60 items compete with ilvl 61-63 items? In 1.0.5 turning on monster power makes all levels of inferno items able roll level 63 affixes. Does this ability to ...
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How does the Monster Power bonus experience work with the normal experience bonus?

According to this chart the Monster Power levels give a bonus to experience. There is also experience of fighting monsters of a higher level than you. Which experience bonus gets applied first or ...
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“Health link”, “Shielding” and damage reduction

As we now, elite monsters with the "Health Link" skill share part of the damage they receive with the rest of the monsters in their group. Then there is also the "Shielding" skill, which makes the ...
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Where do I change the monster power? [closed]

In the new patch for diablo 3 you can supposedly change the monster power at the quest screen, but I am unable to find where you can do that. Does anyone know where to do this?
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Where do I find the talk “Victory” for the “Everybody Loves Shen” Achievement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When can I get Covetous Shen’s conversations for the Everybody Loves Shen achievement? How to find the conversation “Victory” needed for the “Everyone Loves Shen” ...
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Diablo3 Cutscenes - Watch them again? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I view cinematics I’ve unlocked? In Diablo3, sometimes my computer locks up during the cutscenes, so they aren't so fluid (and other times they play ...
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Can I farm more than one of each key before crafting my Infernal Machine(s)?

I plan on farming Act 1 for a while, as I've done so much Act 3 farming I'm quite bored with it. I've added Fields of Misery to my farming path once I get 5 NV stacks, so I can get my first key. ...
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How can I craft The Hellfire Ring? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the key wardens and where are my keys? Where can I find the keys and the plans for the infernal machine? What are the components, where can I get them, and ...
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Where can I find the keys and the plans for the infernal machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the key wardens and where are my keys? What are the locations of the monsters that can drop the keys and the plans for the infernal machine introduced in patch ...
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What's “Bonus Item” in Diablo 3?

So I haven't actually played Diablo 3 in a long time, and I'm curious about the new update. Seems like there's now a "+Bonus Item" for the new Monster Level System. Does anyone know what's that ...
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Can ilvl 59-60 items compete with ilvl 61-63 items?

With 1.0.5, items now roll affixes based off of the level of the monster that dropped them, rather than based off of the ilvl of the item. However, I'm not exactly sure that I understand what this ...
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How to find the conversation “Victory” needed for the “Everyone Loves Shen” achievement (added in Patch 1.0.5)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When can I get Covetous Shen’s conversations for the Everybody Loves Shen achievement? As of patch 1.0.5, this answer is not completely consistent with the list I see in ...
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What events grant a stack of Nephalem Valor?

As of 1.0.5: Major in-game events will now grant one stack of Nephalem Valor when completed by a level 60 character in Inferno difficulty What counts as a major event?
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What is the optimal monster power to play at? [closed]

With the introduction of monster power in patch 1.05 and a nonlinear rate of xp/mf/gf/bonus item vs monster health/damage, what is the optimal monster power to play at?
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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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Can Archon Beam Shoot Through Wall?

Archon beam is the right click stuff when you turned into archon as wizard. It definitely can when the wall is created by the monster. When it's a regular wall, the result is not clear. I can't see ...
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How would switching difficulty affect my character?

If I am a Lv.60+3 Demon Hunter playing through the campaign on Inferno and want to go back and play through the campaign on a lower difficulty, will I, for example, lose any stats on my character?
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How much XP do Rare monsters and Champions give?

I am currently farming with an archon build, and am averaging 8 to 10 million xp an hour. Sometimes, though, I get killed by a rare monster or champion. Should I bother finishing the job, or should ...
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How to get Tear Down This Tower achievement?

This is the one where you let Siegebreaker destroy 6 towers near the demon gate in Act 3. But where exactly is this gate? I tried letting him destroy the towers in the arena where you fight him, but ...
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Help with item stats! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the Damage stat on the character sheet actually mean? How is DPS Calculated? How is the weapon damage on this weapon calculated? Is the + weapon damage% included ...
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What are the differences between the regular and uber bosses? What strategies are effective?

Jay Wilson stated in his interview that the Uber versions of the bosses would not simply be increased hp/damage versions of the existing bosses, but that they would not create totally new bosses ...
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How does Trail of Cinders work (both 1.04 and 1.05) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is skill damage calculated based on weapon damage? In 1.04, Trail of Cinders does 1500% over 3 seconds. Some say that this does not reset SharpShooter. What Skills ...
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Why won't my escape key work in the keybindings?

I'm having this really strange problem that I just can't seem to figure out. My escape key won't bind. In fact, the option for using the escape key is simply grayed out in the keybindings menu: I ...
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What are the equations for calculating armor values on the character sheet and armory profile?

The main purpose of this question is to be able to enter a series of armor values for gear, and then calculate a value that exactly matches the character paper-doll screen and the armory value for any ...
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Are some items in diablo 3 bugged? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are +maximum damage and +minimum damage enchantments factored into weapon DPS? I'm trying to calculate the DPS of an item in diablo 3 Here is the item I'm watching. ...
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What's the best way to harvest organs from the Infernal Machine?

It's clear that key farming will be an exercise on its own, but after key farming, what strategies are effective in farming the organs? For example in Diablo 2 it was well known that you wanted to ...
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Where are the key wardens and where are my keys to create a Hellfire Ring?

In order to obtain the Hellfire Ring, one has to work their way through the Uber Boss system of harvesting keys and organs to produce a legendary ring (official blog post). To create the infernal ...