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 much CDR is required for permanent Vengeance uptime?

In Diablo 3, Demon Hunters have access to the Vengeance skill, which among other things makes the Demon Hunter immune to crowd control and increases his/her damage by 40%. With patch 2.4 adding a ...
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Where is the best place for demon hunting? (kill 100,000 demons achievement)

The Hunter or Hunted achievement requires you to kill 100,000 demons. Where is the best place for demon hunting? It is not about experience/time efficiency; it is just about getting the highest ...
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Diablo 3 - Whats new in the past year? [on hold]

I havnt played D3 in ages and wanted to know whats new in the last year or so. Last time I played I was whirlwind barb with the full set gear to make millions of tornadoes around me. Was pretty ...
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Any tips for beating Malthael as a Wizard on high difficulty levels?

I'm playing solo as a hardcore Wizard on Torment IX, running Tal Rasha's with dual hydras. Usually when I encounter hard boss fights with melee bosses, I'm forced to kite and rely on my hydras + ...
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Paragon “farming” 2.4

Blizzard has massively changed the mechanics of XP gain in 2.4, so the average player gets about as much as they used to, and 4 player XP farming teams get much less. This was largely accomplished by ...
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Will Iceblink be triggered by a weapon's cold damage?

If I do not use any cold skill (crusader), but a weapon with cold damage, will the Chill effect of Iceblink be applied to every attack in order to reliably trigger the damage enhancement of Bane of ...
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Do mirror images benefit from the increased damage of Slow Time: Time Warp?

Do mirror images from the Diablo 3 Wizard Spell "Mirror Images" or "Teleport: Fracture" benefit from the increased damage of the Time Warp rune for Slow Time? theoretical build example: ...
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Does the damage of the “Gem of Efficacious Toxin” stack?

The Gem of Efficacious Toxin has the following attribute: Poison all enemies hit for 2000% weapon damage over 10 seconds. Will an enemy be poisoned by 4000% if hit twice?
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Which legendary gems affect thorns damage?

With the new thorns set for Crusader, I'm wondering which Legendary Gems besides Boyarsky's Chip affect thorns damage. For instance, does the damage amplification from Bane of the Stricken affect the ...
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Which chance does an item have, if the chance is not specified?

For most items the chance of an attribute is specified: Sky Splitter: 15–20% chance to Smite enemies for 600-750% weapon damage as Lightning when you hit them. But for some items it is not ...
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Is it normal that Diablo 3 is very easy

I started playing with a friend of mine and we got to somewhat level 20 and we started to up our difficulty from normal on up. (no idea what it's called exactly) After that we still noticed it was ...
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How to donate gold in Diablo 3?

I play with friends but I also play more than them and consequently I have better stuff and more gold. Since I'm the friendly kind of guy, I want to donate gold to my friends so they can buy better ...
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What happens to the gem when I salvage an item with a gem in it?

I currently have no gold (just went shopping in the auction house... bought me some fancy and expensive weapon), but want to remove a gem from an item since I want to use it in another item. I'm too ...
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Do Shrines affect Followers?

I always assumed they did (your follower runs as fast as you after you trigger a Fleeting Shrine). However, I noticed that my follower's damage did not increase (whereas mine did) after I triggered a ...
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Can the chance to block limit of 75% bypassed?

Provoke increases the change to hit by 50%. If I have already 50%, will I get 100%? Or will it be clipped to 75%?
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How much bonus experience do massacres grant?

In Diablo 3 (PC) the patch 2.4.0 modified the way massacre bonuses worked to give a multiple of the experience you gain from kills during the massacre, instead of some flat amount. The bonus lists ...
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How are all the damage bonuses applied?

I was trying to calculate the relative differences of a few pieces of gear - namely ones that add +damage% to one damage type, and I couldn't figure out how all these damage types are applied. For ...
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How does augmenting ancient items work?

A new recipe to the cube was added with the 2.4 update, which is augmenting ancient items. The recipe is pretty clear, but I saw people ruining their items by adding wrong stats (intelligence on ...
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Is it possible to save a Diablo 3 chat session or save some in game notes

I'd like to take some in-game notes, for example significant items I sold at the AH (with links to the items), some tips or various things I want to remember, etc. For instance by sending chat ...
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What skills/passives proc Tal Rasha stacks, but are not cast for Etched Sigil?

I'm building a character with 6pc Tal Rasha's for 2000% damage (4) Set: Arcane, Cold, Fire, and Lightning attacks each increase all of your resistances by 25% for 8 seconds. (6) Set: Attacks ...
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Do Phalanx Bowmen proc slow/freeze/stun on hit?

When you have say 3% chance to freeze on hit, will enemies hit by Phalanx Bowmen get frozen? I'm mostly curious for interactions with Bane of the Trapped for enemies outside the slow radius.
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What is the best way to get the Avarice conquest?

This is a conquest in Diablo 3 every other season, what is the best way to complete this conquest?
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Uses for excess legendary and set items?

I've got tons of extra legendary and set items and I don't know what to do with them. What are my best options? Just salvage them?
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What is the closest waypoint to Urzael?

I don't remember Act V all that well and I've done a bunch of Google searching that tells me all about the location Urzael is in and details about the fight, but all I really need to know is where the ...
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Do I still need original diablo 3 to play reaper of souls?

I'm planning to buy Diablo 3 game, and I was just wondering, because I found two diablo's basically, the original and Reaper of souls. My question is : Do I still need original diablo 3 to play ...
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How often do the Diablo 3 forum character profiles update?

Example: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Rhyinn-1349/hero/57466397 How often does this update? Is it every time you log in to Diablo 3? Is it only during a certain time of day? I vaguely remember ...
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What do the colors mean on damage numbers?

I have been using a Holy weapon for most of the game and so I assumed these yellow numbers indicated Holy damage. Now I also have an Arcane weapon, but I never see a color for Arcane damage. Do the ...
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How can I disable the truncated numbers mode added in 2.4 Update?

I updated to 2.4, and it now shows numbers as truncated numbers (10m rather than 10,000,000). It is really bothering me and I want to disable it, can I do it? If so, how can I?
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What are these little blue creatures following me?

I have no idea what it is. I'm a level 12 (almost 13) monk. 4 of these little blue guys have been following me since before I defeated the Skeleton King. What are they?
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What are the parameters on the free seasonal sets?

I know you get 2 set pieces in the new season for reaching level 70, what else do you have to do to get the other 4 pieces? Can you get a free set again if you complete the parameters with a new ...
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Where can I see the bonus of Warhelm of Kassar?

I found a helmet the other day called Warhelm of Kassar, which has a great bonus to Phalanx. I've since 'cubed' this item to get it's power, and have the bonus of "Reduce the cooldown and increase ...
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How can I see the effect of Angel Hair Braid?

Recently I started playing Season 5, and I found an Angel Hair Braid. It has an interesting legendary power. Punish gains the effect of every rune. How can I tell that this effect is being ...
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How do I tell Diablo 3 I no longer want a key binding?

I started up Diablo 3 today for the first time. A few friends were already on it, and I figured, what the hey. Why not. We use Mumble to chat back and forth, so the first thing I wanted to do was make ...
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Is there a limit on the amount of Greater Rift Floors?

I'm playing the style called "fastrifting" lately, which requires me to teleport/vault etc. around and mostly attack elites and elite packs. However, this makes me jump through many GR floors, and I ...
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Where are the entrances to all the set dungeons?

Patch 2.4 added set dungeons, and the entrances to those dungeons are scattered all over the map. I found a bunch of video guides online on how to find all the dungeons but those are long and tedious ...
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How can a Firebird build compete with Tal Rasha's after 2.4?

In patch 2.4, the Firebird set has received a damage boost in the form of +25% damage per burning enemy. But Tal Rasha's also received a boost, now adding +500% damage per stack. This seems horribly ...
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What do the damage colors mean? [duplicate]

With patch 2.4, damage numbers are now compressed but I noticed that some are colored differently than others. What do these colored numbers mean? At first I thought any number in the billions are ...
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Cluster Arrow+Loaded For Bear=low dps, what should i do?

Every time I use Cluster Arrow with the Loaded for Bear rune, my DPS drops from 41K to 16K. what is happening and what should I do?
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What causes Storm Armor to go off?

The Storm Armor skill for the Wizard says: Bathe yourself in electrical energy, periodically shocking a nearby enemy for 175% weapon damage as Lightning. Lasts 10 minutes. But what causes the ...
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Stats of already possesed items changed in patch

As some people may already now, there is a new patch launching for Diablo 3 soon. Reading through patch notes I came upon a change of an item for one of the classes (specifically monk, but question ...
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Can I claim bonuses from old and new versions of a set simultaneously?

In this question someone asked how updated items with new affixes worked, and I answered that items with altered affixes are generally distinct, new items, and that existing items are no retroactively ...
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How do I install Diablo 3 while downloading as little data as possible?

My home internet has data usage caps. I'd like to install Diablo 3 and RoS using as little data as possible. What is the best way to do this? It seems the two options are: Using the Disk - Install ...
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What is the maximum paragon level?

In the Profile window accessible in the hero selection screen under the Heroes tab, there is a progress bar that tells you what paragon level you have and gives you a 'percentage completed' indicator. ...
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Kanai's cube - remove level requirement

If I use Kanai's cube to remove the level requirement, can I give it to a friend or is it only usable by me?
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What item bonuses apply to my follower?

There are a lot of different side effects an item can have, and I assume that things like magic find have no influence on any of "our" found items at all. However, I'm not sure about other things. ...
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Does the pinata always spawn in Whimsyshire?

I've played the Whimsyshire level a few times but only saw the pinata once near the exit stone. Is the chance of it spawning random? If it does, does it always show up near the exit stone?
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Do I earn less experience or items if I have a follower?

In Cathedral Level 3, I have the chance to either fight with or without the Templar. I thought the enemies would grow stronger relative to the size of my party, but typically this is announced by the ...
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How can I restore the skip functionality of the space key?

Recently, when I was playing around with new hotkey settings for Diablo 3, I bound several keys to new functions, inkluding the space key. I then found out, that because of the new space key ...
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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 is the damage to items and the repair cost calculated?

While reparing your items was just a nuisance before patch 1.0.3, at least as long as you didn't die excessively, it is a very significant gold drain now. I'm trying to understand which factors affect ...