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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Attack speed and its interaction with various skills

The nonintuitve part of "Increase attack speed by x%" is, it also increases your CAST speed. There are a fair few different type of skills in Diablo3, in addition to the generic "nuke": Channelled ...
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Does Blackthorne's 4-piece set bonus prevent fury gain from molten, plagued, and desecrator?

As a Barbarian with decent damage reduction gear, I often park myself directly in molten, plague, and desecration fields so that my Superstition passive kicks in and fills my fury bar quickly. ...
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How do I resolve this desync issue?

Ever since 1.04 came out, I've managed to desync the game twice. I'm not 100% sure what I did to cause it in the first place, but when it happens, it looks like this: Symptoms include: Unable to ...
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Does the Monk passive skill Unity stack with multiple Monks applying it?

Unity currently reads: "Each ally affected by your Mantras increases your damage by 5%, up to a maximum of 20%, and has 5% increased damage." Let's say you're with 4 allies, at least one of which is ...
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What exactly does the chain lightning effect on my Odyn Son do?

Last night I found a legendary mace, Odyn Son. I'm unclear on how its Chain Lightning ability works, beyond the obvious that there is a 38% chance on hit that it triggers. How is the damage for it ...
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Can I clear the custom “status” without sending an empty broadcast to all my friends?

In the Friends menu next to your status you can broadcast a message to your friends (send a pop-up in their game with your message). This message then sticks next to your status in order to indicate ...
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What increases pet damage?

I've seen the following claims: Attack speed does not increase pet damage 1% attack speed increases pet damage with 1% Crit does not affect pet damage Pet damage is mostly crit damage (may only ...
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Problems with single target dps as fire wizard (d3)

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#aPNOSj!YiSe!cYYcZa That's my build, and I completely decimate rifts on t5 until I come up to a yellow elite or rift boss. My damage is seriously lacking ...
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Entangling Shot - Shock collar

There is another question on the viability of entangling shot. However, this question is about the shock collar rune. Everyone says that even with the increase in damage, it cannot compare to other DH ...
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What is reflected in the Mirrorball?

The Legendary Wizard Source Mirrorball is reflecting something, but I can't tell what it is. I wouldn't be surprised if it was an Easter Egg of some sort. Does anyone know what it is that the ...
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Diablo 3 Follower Bug - Can't progress

I tried to post this question on Battle.net, but because I'm on PS3 I can't link my game and it won't let me. Thanks Blizzard. I've just unlocked Nightmare mode and started playing through on it. I ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Are damage over time effects buffed retroactively from damage buffs?

If I cast Haunt on an enemy and it's ticking along, and then later cast Piranhas on the same enemy (which gives a 15% damage bonus against affected enemies), will Haunt do more damage for the duration ...
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Can Torment-only legendaries drop in Greater Rifts?

Can "Torment-only" legendaries drop in Greater Rifts? If so, is it restricted to Greater Rift level 8 (the equivalent of Torment 1) and up?
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How to unlock Lyndons final quest in D3 RoS

I've done the event where we find Lyndon's brother, now, having the dagger I need to seek Rea. Lyndon's quote was that we would deal with it after it's all over, meaning defeating the final boss, but ...
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How is the vendor sell value of an item calculated

I would like to know the exact mechanics/tables behind the vendor sell value calculation. Obviously higher ilvl and higher stats equates to higher sell value. For clarification: I'm asking the price ...
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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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How is the level of a Greater Rift Keystone decided?

I would like to know 2 things : What determines the level of a Greater Rift Keystone level during the first trial ? What determines how many levels Urushi gives to the next Greater Rift Keystone at ...
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Do Sweeping Wind - Cyclone tornados still proc Life on Hit?

In 2012 Diablo III builds, the Monk's Cyclones generated from Sweeping Wind were considered damage from you rather than summons, and so they proc'd Life on Hit (confirmed here). Is that still the case ...
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Real chance percentage of 'Chance on …' affix in legendaries?

I wonder what the mathematical percentage of 'Chance on ...' affix on some legendary items. For example: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/bovine-bardiche ...
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Carnevil losing DPS of my fetishes?

I just found a Carnevil http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/carnevil My issue is that I think I'm losing the "dagger" dps of my fetishes. Does anyone know the damage is the same as their daggers when ...
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Question about the Grin Reaper Mask

I recently got my hands on one of these from Kedala. Here is the link to the mask: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-grin-reaper It's a cool mask. But does the mimics actually do any damage at all? ...
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How does Spectral Blade affect Hydra?

Spectral Blade combined with Flame Blades gives a buff that increases Fire Damage for 1% on each Stack. Does Hydra get the buff while it is active or if I cast it at say 25 stacks and it drops to 20 ...
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Gargantuan Bruiser Respawning

While I'm in Bastion's Keep (selling items to Botulph the Miner), my Gargantaun Bruiser will occasionally respawn himself. He collapses into the ground and then reappears. The skill is then on ...
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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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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 is the maximum ilvl you can find on vendors/merchants/blacksmith from town or via quest/event?

What is the max ilvl for each vendor/merchant? Do act 1/2/3/4 merchants have different ilvl 'drops'?
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Certain events, are they only associated with bounties?

There are a few events and things within Westmarch Commons that I have been trying to get for the last several days. I have seen some stuff online about them also being associated with bounties. The ...
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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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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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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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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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How is maximum number of affixes affected by difficulty / act / iLvl?

Today I was farming Act II on normal difficulty with 250% magic find bonus trying to find some decent rares. Of 25-30 rare items that I found all armor items had 4 affixes and weapons had 4 to 5 ...
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What is going on with Rain of Vengeance's scrolling text damage?

I'm trying to add in skill damage display to a spreadsheet I made, but I'm having problems reproducing the damage numbers shown in-game specifically for un-runed Rain of Vengeance, RoV-Dark Cloud and ...
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Will Crusader's passive Finery work with legendary gems?

Finery Gain 1.5% Strength for every gem socketed into your gear. Does it also work with the legendary gems introduced in patch 2.1 ?
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Transfer D3-UEE Xbox 360 to D3-UEE Xbox One

I know that if you buy Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox One, you can transfer your old Diablo 3 data from Xbox 360, but if you get Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox 360 and play a while, are you able to ...
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Does “Wave of light” pillar of the ancients, stack?

When playing a Monk, with Wave of Light, Pillar of the Ancients rune... if you drop 3 pillars at the same time, do all 3 pillars hit the enemy for stacked damage?
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Do proc rates affect on-crit effects

For example Battle rage with the rune 'Swords to Ploughshares' has an on-crit effect. So if it's used in combination with Whirlwind 13% proc rate, will the health globe still drop on 8% of the crits ...
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Diablo 3 RoS Damage model

Benchmarking and dmg-prediction gear/spec in D3 is quite difficult... my question is in this "field"... I would like to know how the damage model works regarding the "+ Holy/Fire/Lightning %dmg" and ...
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How does Condemn - Reciprocate work?

The game guide for the skill states: 50% of all damage taken while the explosion is building is added to the damage of the explosion. Is this pre reduction via armor/resistances, post reduction? ...
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Can Entangling Shot - Shock Collar be extended indifinitely?

Now Entangling Shot's duration on an enemy can be extended by shooting Entangling Shot on any enemy before it wears off. Would the damage per second (80% weapon damage over 2 seconds in this patch) ...
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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: ...