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 or 5 Nephalem Valor (NV). I then returned to town and exited the game.

A while later (possibly less than 30 minutes), I started the game again, logged in and quick-joined the same party, still with only the two of us present. I don't recall my NV buff at this point. I bannered to the other player just as an elite was being killed I think. A minute or so later I noticed I had 5 NV stacks, with 28 minutes remaining. The only explanation is that NV stack persist across exiting the game?

After playing further in the party, I left the game and the party and joined a normal public game. At this point, there were no NV stacks.

  • It shouldn't, but it sounds like it might if you rejoin the current game. Would make sense. – Resorath Oct 1 '13 at 20:20
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    a wild guess would be: NV stacks are "saved" if you exit and enter the exact same game. So if you exit one game and join the other one, you will lose all your NV stacks – Novarg Oct 1 '13 at 20:52
  • Yes, that would seem to be the case. However, I would have thought that actually exiting/quitting the game would have terminated all stacks. – SabreWolfy Oct 1 '13 at 20:55

Since patch 1.0.5 (released on Oct. 15, 2012):

"Nephalem Valor stacks are now restored whenever a player rejoins the last multiplayer game he/she was disconnected from"

Full patch notes: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/game/patch-notes/1-0-5

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