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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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, ...
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Can you display the name of monsters in general?

Is there a way to get the monsters to display names above their head in-game. I am in Hardcore and it would help to see the names of the enemies well ahead of time.
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In Diablo 3, are Barbarians ever able to Dual wield 2 handed weapons? [duplicate]

I know they can dual wield single handed weapons, are they ever able to dual wield the two handed weapons, as in some other games?
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Does co-op allow continued persistent gameplay?

Can two LAN PC's play Diablo 3 together via Co-Op in a persistent, continual game? I know the online allows for match making and mission based gameplay, but is there a way to start a fresh game with ...
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Questions pertaining to “Disciples of the Night” achievement?

Do you have to have two level 60 demon hunters on your account at the SAME time, or do you just have to achieve level 60 with two different ones. For example, can you make one to level 60, delete ...
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What should I do with my excess gold? [closed]

With the auction house closing soon, and with an expansion coming out sometime this year, what should I do with my gold? I suspect that once the Auction House closes, gold will drastically fall in ...
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Is it possible to decline all friend requests?

As title says: is it possible to decline all friend requests in a few clicks? Currently I have 70+ requests and all of them are from bots, offering me in-game-gold and items. That's kinda ...
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If I pre-purchase D3 RoS Deluxe Edition will I receive the bonus content for other Blizzard games before it's release?

I want to pre-purchase Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Deluxe Edition, but I want to know if I'll receive Wow and SC2's content now. Thanks for the help!
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What are the chained things in the Tower of the Cursed?

In the Tower of the Cursed in Diablo III there are what look like huge demons chained in the depths that you can see from the walkways. What exactly are they? Is there lore related to them? This ...
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Where is the Decaying Crypt?

I always hear about the Decaying Crypt, but which act is it in? How can I get access to it from a way-point?
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Diablo III Lazarus's Grimoire Missing Bug

A Page from Lazarus's Grimoire is dropped after witnessing the beheading of Queen Asylla in The Cursed Hold. Source... http://diablo.gamepedia.com/A_Page_from_Lazarus%27s_Grimoire The problem ...
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Paragon Levels in D3: Reaper of Souls [closed]

Since Reaper of Souls was announced I wondered what will happen to the current characters' paragon levels. Will the combined paragon experience from all chars be used for the new global paragon ...
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Easter egg in act 2(desolate sands) [duplicate]

How do you get the portal in act 2 in the center of the desolate sands to work? If you press the stone to the left of it it does nothing... What do you do to get it to actually do something?
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How do I find or earn higher level weapons in Diablo 3?

Someone gave me a Spectrum Sword (Attack of 38k and 15 properties with it). I've seen other people with similarly awesome weapons and armor like this, so I'm wondering can I earn or find items like ...
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Floating DPS and character screen DPS

The DPS indicated on the character screen for a character is just over 30,000. The DPS indicated by the floating white "damage" numbers seem to be lower than this number. I've read some answers here, ...
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Does the Keywarden in Act 4 randomly drop keys? [duplicate]

I was hunting for the infernal machine plans in act 4, and instead of dropping the plans the keywarden dropped the key of hate. I was on monster level 2 I, don't think that matters, just wondering if ...
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Does Nephalem Valor Persist Across Game Exit

I started D3 and logged into the game. My level 60(7) Barbarian was selected and I quick-joined a game with a level 60(4) character. Only the two of us were in the game. After some game-play, I had 4 ...
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DPS vs min/max damage for Demon Hunters

I've read that for a demon hunter the weapon with the higher min/max dmg is better than the weapon with higher DPS but lower min/max dmg. Is this true? Because the DPS number from the character screen ...
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What is the maximum gold find that can be obtained from each type of follower?

Gold find, magic find and bonus experience for the follower adds a 20% to your total. From rings and an amulet the follower can get 100% more gold find, so you get 20% more gold find. What is the ...