Questions tagged [diablo-3]

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 does dual wielding affect my damage output as a demon hunter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When dual wielding weapons, how is damage calculated for skills that do X% weapon damage? I tried out demon hunter after getting a nice 1-hand weapon for the class, when I got ...
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What does error 3004 mean?

While attempting to play the D3 beta, I'm getting error 3004 when attempting to start a game. This is happening after choosing my character, and clicking resume game. This error message is very ...
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Is there a way to check my achievements inside the game?

I saw that is possible to check my achievements in my profile screen (where I can start the game or chose the quest) by right clicking in my hero and choosing achievement. How can I (if possible) ...
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In Diablo 3, while in the cathedral, what can I do with a full inventory?

I'm in the cathedral in Diablo 3. There doesn't seem to be any way back to town, and the concept of a "town portal" seems to have been removed from the game. But my inventory is full and I'm only on ...
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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 do you do Diablo III boss runs?

As waypoints aren't carried over from game to game as in Diablo II, how do you start a new Diablo III game to run a particular boss, or just grind on higher level minions near the end of the act? It'...
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What is the maximum party size and the corresponding monster buffs?

What is the maximum party size (if there is one) in Diablo 3? Additionally, how much of a buff do monsters get when adding party members? "A new ally has joined, but the minions of Hell grow ...
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What is the criteria for “killed X creatures with one blow”?

I seem to occasionally get the "killed X creatures with one blow" bonus, even though I decidedly did not kill X creatures with a single shot. It sometimes happened to me when using "channeled" skills (...
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How do I set a mouse button to a regular attack?

I can't seem to find how to set a mouse button click to a regular attack. How is that done?
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How long do Caltrops last?

If Caltrops are activated their effect last for 6 seconds, matching the skill description. But the skill description doesn't mention how long can the trap remain non-activated on the ground, and ...
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Are runed skills always better than non-runed?

Is there any reason to not rune skills? From their descriptions they simply add additional effects (fire, greater area of effect, adds teleport, etc) and don't suggest any sort of trade-off. They ...
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How can I extend my Destruction sprees?

How can I prolong my destructive rampages? Keeping up a certain average time between smashing this or that, or getting one every few seconds? It 'feels' different than the massacre system, but that ...
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Diablo 3, one purchase for Mac *and* Windows, or one for each?

Today, Diablo 3 went open beta for the weekend, which means I'm finally able to test it on my iMac. I know Blizzard put a lot of work into both platforms so I don't expect them to behave all that ...
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What are the precise differences between “playable” and “optimal”?

When you download the Diablo 3 client there's a "playable" stage and an "optimal" completion. I'm assuming "optimal" includes stuff like higher-quality textures but I could not find any precise ...
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Will Diablo 3 use Steam?

I'd like to use Steam to play Diablo III and track achievements. WIll it use Steam, and will it be available for download through Steam?
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What items can followers use in Diablo 3?

I was reading about the followers on D3 and saw this: Each follower will be able to be equipped with two weapon slots, two ring slots, and also one of their own unique class-specific item. Then ...
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Does Illusionist ability trigger based on current life or max life?

One of the Wizard's passive abilities is called Illusionist: Whenever you suffer more than 15% of your Life in a single hit, the cooldowns on Mirror Image and Teleport are automatically reset. Is ...
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What weapons are class restricted?

This page suggests that the wizard can use: Axes Daggers Maces Spears Swords (Click on the Wizard icon, and all of those weapons are not disabled, meaning that the class can use them.) This Diablo ...
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How is skill damage calculated based on weapon damage?

I understand that spell damage in based on weapon damage, but how? A weapon has both a damage attribute (e.g., 2-3 damage), and a damage-per-second attribute (e.g., 3.0 damage per second). Let's say ...
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Pros and Cons of Buying Diablo 3 hard copy vs digital copy

On May 15th, once Diablo 3 launches, I could try and get it from a local store, or I could reserve a copy of the game in advance; then bring the physical copy home and install it on my computer. I ...
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Diablo 3 Custom Bindings

Does Diablo 3 allow usage of Custom Bindings for Skills and Actions, like World of Warcraft and many other games? I'd like to bind some skills to my mouse buttons. Is this possible on Beta? Anyone ...
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Can I rebind mouse buttons to keys?

I am having a problem with the controls in Diablo 3. Basically, it puts my abilities on my mouse, but I want to use my mouse for movement only. But at the same time, if I move abilities away from my ...
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Mouse in games - Alternative input methods

My shoulder hurts if I use the mouse for more than 30 minutes at a time, that's why I currently only play games with an xbox 360 gamepad. However, with Diablo 3 I will not be able to do that. Does ...
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How does the Rune Skill work in Diablo 3

Alright I've watched so many different videos and seen a lot of different facts about the Rune system in Diablo 3. It all keeps changing I'm not really sure which is the correct answer. I'm hoping ...
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Can I reset the Blacksmith's crafting inventory?

The Blacksmith seems to have reset his inventory upon leveling up, but now he always has the same stuff. Can I get a new list of items to craft? He only has a few rares and I would like to see a ...
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Does weapon speed affect animation speed?

I recently upgraded from a Dagger to a Javelin on my monk - and suddenly, it feels like it takes a lot longer to use my abilities. I checked, and found that the Dagger has 1.5 attacks per second ...
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How do I know my actual damage done to monsters?

Diablo III has been statisticized. I can see every conceivable stat in my inventory screen now including my (estimated) DPS. However, I want to see the damage I'm actually doing to monsters. Every ...
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How does the massacre bonus work?

When running through the dungeon indiscriminately murdering everything that moves, I sometimes get a message that I've gotten a Massacre Bonus when I slaughter an impressive number of enemies in a ...
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How does X% Chance of Finding Magical Items work for a party?

If I have an item with a X% increased chance to Finding Magical Items (3% in this case), does this apply only to me, or does that bonus apply to my party members as well? Could you end up stacking ...
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Should I ever use a normal attack?

I've been playing a Barbarian in the Diablo III beta, and despite the disturbing lack of pants, he's been crackin' skulls and takin' names. I'm wondering, however, if there would be any reason to not ...
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Do I have to stick around to get co-op loot?

I dropped in on a couple co-op games in the beta today and the first thing I noticed was that everyone wasn't running for loot. This is a thing of the past, apparently, as any loot that you can see is ...
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How can I see more detailed information about my skills?

In looking at the skills on my Barbarian, I can't really tell what effect they might have on damage. For instance, I understand that Bash generates 6 rage when I attack, but does the "brutal strike" ...
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Where can I view new lore entries?

My level 2 barbarian was killing zombies right outside of town when a little box in the bottom right appeared which said "New Lore". Since I was in the middle of combat I didn't have time to click on ...
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Will Diablo III beta achievements persist into the retail release?

Has Blizzard mentioned anything about D3 beta achievements and rewards persisting into the retail release? Did they do that for the SC2 beta? I'm digging it but with the prospect of losing my ...
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How do the damage calculations work in Diablo 3?

If a player swings an axe that deals 100 damage at a foe how many hit points will the enemy lose? In Diablo 2 it used to depend on a few things: Attack rating vs defence rating (to decide if it hits ...
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When dual wielding weapons, how is damage calculated for skills that do X% weapon damage?

Consider a barbarian wielding two axes. When he uses the Hammer of the Ancients skill, how is the damage calculated?
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How is listed DPS calculated when dual-wielding weapons?

I was trying out the dual-wielding in Diablo 3, when I noticed really strange. When I equipped my off-hand, which has 0.5 less damage than my main-hand. My overall damage actually went down. So my ...
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How does multiplayer work in Diablo 3?

I was wondering how multiplayer games work in Diablo 3, specifically: Can I create a "normal difficulty" character and then play with my friends who created "hard difficulty" characters? Can I play ...

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