Patch 2.2.0 PTR Patch Notes (Updated 3/10) - Diablo III

Posted by Anuiran on March 10th, 2015 at 6:27 pm
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Last updated March 10 @ 3:15 p.m. PST.

Below you'll find the preliminary PTR patch notes for patch 2.2.0. Please note that this isn't the final version of the patch notes and that some changes may not be documented or described in full detail.

PTR PATCH 2.2.0 - v2.2.0.30252

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PTR-ONLY CHANGES

  • Bug Fixes
    • Items
      • Fixed an issue that prevented pets from benefitting from the damage increase granted by Convention of the Elements (the BlizzCon Elemental Ring)
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Kekegi's Unbreakable Spirit from removing the Spirit cost of Dashing Strike if you have less than 50 Spirit when paired with Raiment of a Thousand Storms
      • Fixed an issue that caused Slave Bonds to roll with fewer primary affixes than intended
    • Adventure Mode
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Pylons from spawning in Greater Rifts

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GENERAL

  • Regular Health Potions have been removed from the game
    • The Health Potion slot on the action bar is now a bottomless Heath Potion that will heal you for 60% of your maximum Life
    • The functionality of Legendary bottomless potions is unchanged
  • Looting a crafting material will now also pick up all other materials of the same type within 20 yards
  • Looting a gem will now also pick up all other gems within 20 yards

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CLASSES

  • Barbarian
    • Active Skills
      • Hammer of the Ancients
        • Skill Rune - Rolling Thunder
          • Should now more reliably hit nearby enemies in front of the Barbarian
      • Rend
        • Skill Rune - Mutilate
          • Bug Fixes
            • Fixed an issue preventing this rune from increasing the damage of itself
      • Whirlwind
        • Radius increased from 8 to 9 yards
        • Can now be cast sooner after using another skill
        • Skill Rune - Dust Devils
          • Dust Devil spawn rate now scales with your Attack Speed
          • Dust Devils now travel in a more predictable path
    • Passive Skills
      • Nerves of Steel
        • Has been redesigned
          • Fatal damage instead reduces you to 15% Life. For 3 seconds afterward, you take 95% reduced damage and are immune to all control-impairing effects
            • This effect may only occur once every 60 seconds

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  • Crusader
    • Active Skills
      • Laws of Hope
        • Active effect duration increased from 3 to 5 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Stop Time
          • Has been removed
          • Replaced with:
            • Promise of Faith
              • Empowering the Law also reduces non-physical damage taken by 25%
      • Punish
        • Skill Rune - Celerity
          • Proc coefficient increased
        • Skill Rune - Fury
          • Proc coefficient increased
        • Skill Rune - Rebirth
          • Proc coefficient increased
        • Skill Rune - Roar
          • Proc coefficient increased

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  • Demon Hunter
    • Active Skills
      • Rain of Vengeance
        • Skill Rune - Anathema
          • Duration reduced from 5 to 2 seconds
            • Note: Total damage dealt is unchanged
          • This rune should now begin dealing damage more quickly
        • Skill Rune - Flying Strike
          • Duration reduced from 5 to 4 seconds
            • Note: Total damage dealt is unchanged
        • Skill Rune - Stampede
          • Duration reduced from 6 to 3 seconds
            • Note: Total damage dealt is unchanged
      • Sentry
        • Now displays a buff icon indicating how many Sentries you have active
      • Smoke Screen
        • Cooldown reduced from 3 to 1.5 seconds
        • This ability does not start its cooldown until after its effects expire
        • Skill Rune - Vanishing Powder
          • Cooldown reduced from 8 to 6 seconds
      • Strafe
        • Can now be cast sooner after using another skill

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  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Dashing Strike
        • Bug Fixes
          • Fixed an issue that prevented Dashing Strike from reliably hitting enemies when used to travel a short distance
      • Deadly Reach
        • Skill Rune - Piercing Trident
          • Bug fixes
            • Fixed an issue that prevented the third hit from always knocking enemies up in the air
      • Mystic Ally
        • Now has the same attack speed as you do
      • Tempest Rush
        • Can now be cast sooner after using another skill
      • Serenity
        • Cooldown reduced from 20 to 16 seconds
        • This ability does not start its cooldown until after its effects expire
    • Passive Skills
      • Near Death Experience
        • Has been redesigned
          • When receiving fatal damage, you instead restore 35% Life and 35% Spirit and are immune to damage and control impairing effects for 2 seconds
            • This effect may occur once every 60 seconds
      • Seize the Initiative
        • Bug fixes
          • Fixed an issue that prevented the attack speed bonus from being granted if your initial attack brought your enemy below 75% Life

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  • Witch Doctor
    • Active Skills
      • Haunt
        • Skill Rune - Consuming Spirit
          • Life per second increased from 2682 to 4291
          • Damage type changed from Cold to Fire
        • Skill Rune - Poisoned Spirit
          • Bug Fixes
            • Fixed an issue that prevented this rune from increasing the damage of itself
      • Hex
        • Hex will now turn all enemies within a 12 yard radius into chickens, instead of just 1 enemy
        • Increased the maximum range for both Hexing enemies and healing friendlies
        • Minimum time between Hex casts by the Fetish Shaman increased from 3 to 4 seconds
        • Duration for which enemies can be Hexed reduced from 4 to 3 seconds
      • Plague of Toads
        • Skill Rune - Rain of Toads
          • Proc coefficient has been reduced
      • Spirit Walk
        • Cooldown reduced from 15 to 12 seconds
        • This ability does not start its cooldown until after its effects expire
      • Soul Harvest
        • Skill Rune - Languish
          • Has been redesigned
            • Now increases your Armor by 30% and reduces enemy movement speed by 80%
      • Summon Zombie Dogs
        • Skill Rune - Final Gift
          • Has been removed
          • Replaced with:
            • Chilled to the Bone
              • Enemies hit or hit by Zombie Dogs are Chilled for 2 seconds and take 10% increased damage from all sources
    • Passive Skills

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  • Wizard
    • Active Skills
      • Slow Time
        • Is now cast at your target location, up to 60 yards away
        • Skill Rune - Point of No Return
          • Stun duration reduced from 3 seconds to 1 second
        • Skill Rune - Time and Space
          • Has been removed
          • Replaced with Exhaustion
            • Enemies caught inside Slow Time deal 25% less damage
        • Skill Rune - Time Warp
          • Damage bonus increased from 10% to 15%
    • Passive Skills
      • Arcane Dynamo
        • Bug Fixes
          • Fixed an issue that caused Nephalem Glory orbs to consume Flash of Insight stacks when picked up
          • Fixed an issue that caused Flash of Insight stacks to be removed when speaking to an NPC

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ITEMS

  • +Max Discipline can now roll on Bows and Crossbows, in addition to Hand Crossbows
  • All crafted Rare items are no longer Bound on Account
  • Andariel's Visage
    • Poison nova weapon damage increased from 100-130% to 350-450%
  • Arcstone
    • New Legendary Ring
      • Lightning pulses periodically between all wearers of this item dealing 1000-1500% weapon damage
  • Bane of the Stricken
    • New Legendary Gem
      • Each attack you make against an enemy increases the damage it takes from your attacks by 10% weapon damage
      • The additional weapon damage taken is increased by 1% per rank
      • At rank 25 allied players, followers, and pets also benefit from this effect
  • Blood Brother
    • New Legendary Two-Handed Sword
      • Grants a 10-20% chance to block attacks
      • Blocked attacks inflict 20% less damage
      • After blocking an attack, your next attack inflicts 20% additional damage
  • Boots of Disregard
    • Life per Second increased from 500 to 10000
    • Number of stacks reduced from 8 to 4
  • Bottomless Potion of Amplification
    • New Legendary Potion
      • Increases healing from all sources by 20-25% for 5 seconds
  • Bottomless Potion of the Leech
    • Life on Hit increased from 1500-3000 to 15000-20000 for 5 seconds
  • Bottomless Potion of Mutilation
    • Life on Kill increased from 4000-8000 to 40000-50000 for 5 seconds
  • Bottomless Potion of Regeneration
    • Additional Life gained increased from 25000-45000 to 75000-100000 over 5 seconds
  • Bottomless Potion of Rejuvenation
    • New Legendary Potion
      • Gain 20-30% of your maximum resource when used below 50% Life
  • Bastions of Will
    • (2) Set Bonus
      • Has been redesigned
        • All of your damage is increased by up to 100% based on how much primary resource you have
        • After casting a resource-generating attack or primary skill, gain 50% increased damage for 5 seconds
        • After casting a resource-spending attack, gain 50% increased damage for 5 seconds
  • Captain Crimson's Trimmings
    • (2) Set Bonus
      • Life per Second increased from 2000 to 6000
  • BlizzCon Elemental Ring Convention of the Elements
    • New Legendary Ring
      • Gain 150-200% increased damage to a single element for 5 4 seconds
        • This effect rotates through the elements available to your class in the following order: Arcane, Cold, Fire, Holy, Lightning, Physical, Poison
          • Note: Cold is not included for Crusaders
  • Cord of the Sherma
    • Chaos field duration increased from 2-4 seconds to 3-4 seconds
    • Greatly increased proc chance
  • Corrupted Ashbringer
    • New Legendary Two-Handed Sword
      • Chance on kill to raise a skeleton to fight for you
      • Upon accumulating 5 skeletons, they explode for 300% weapon damage and the sword transforms into Ashbringer for a short time
      • Attacking with Ashbringer burns your target for 6000-6200% weapon damage as Holy
  • Death Watch Mantle
    • Fan of knives weapon damage increased from 200% to 750-900%
    • Chance to explode on hit increased from 15-35% to 25-35%
    • Radius increased from 10 to 20 yards
    • Internal cooldown has been greatly reduced
  • Defender of Westmarch
    • Charging wolf weapon damage increased from 300-400% to 800-1000%
  • Eun-Jang-Do
    • New Legendary Dagger
      • Attacking enemies below 17-20% life freezes them for 3 seconds
  • Fire Walkers
    • Burnt ground weapon damage increased from 100% to 300-400% per second
  • Guardian's Jeopardy
    • (2) Set Bonus
      • Life per Second increased from 2000 to 8000
  • Iceblink
    • New Legendary Gem
      • Your Cold skills now apply Chill effects and your Chill effects now slow enemy movement speed by an additional 5%
      • The additional movement speed reduction is increased by .4% per rank
      • At rank 25 you gain 10% increased chance to critically strike Chilled or Frozen enemies
  • In-Geom
    • New Legendary Sword
      • Your skill cooldowns are reduced by 4-6 seconds
  • Mutilation Guard
    • Gain 10% melee damage reduction
    • Melee damage reduction is increased by 1% per rank
    • At rank 25 while below 50% life, you may move through enemies unhindered
  • Pandemonium Loop
    • On death explosion weapon damage increased from 200-800%
    • No longer rolls against skill proc coefficients
  • Pox Faulds
    • Vile stench weapon damage increased from 240-320% to 450-550%
    • Duration reduced from 10 to 5 seconds
    • Greatly reduced internal cooldown
  • Puzzle Ring
    • The Treasure Goblin helper spawned by this item will now pick up items in a larger radius
    • The Treasure Goblin helper spawned by this item will now run faster when picking up items
    • Bug Fixes
      • Fixed an issue causing players to receive a chat message stating that you have killed a Treasure Goblin when a player with this item equipped died
      • Fixed an issue that caused the Treasure Goblin lore book to be granted to players when they died with this item equipped
  • Ramaladni's Gift
    • Can now stack to 100
  • Sash of Knives
    • Dagger weapon damage increased from 275-350% to 500-650%
    • Increased proc chance from 25% to 100%
  • Schaefer's Hammer
    • Has been redesigned
      • Casting a Lightning skill charges you with Lightning, causing you to deal 650-850% weapon damage as Lightning every second for 5 seconds to nearby enemies
  • Sebor's Nightmare
    • Haunt is now cast on all nearby enemies
      • Note: The spell effect will only be shown on 5 enemies
    • Greatly increased Haunt cast radius
  • Sky Splitter
    • Lightning smite weapon damage increased from 150-180% to 600-750%
    • The internal cooldown has been greatly reduced
  • St. Archew's Gage
    • Has been redesigned
      • The first time an elite pack damages you, gain an absorb shield for 120-150% of your maximum Life for 15 seconds
  • Wyrdward
    • Chance to stun increased from 13-17% to 25-35%
  • Several existing Legendary items have been updated to include a unique Legendary power
    • Note: Existing items will not be affected by the following changes. Only new versions of the items will roll with the added Legendary power.
    • Broken Promises
      • Legendary power added
        • After five consecutive non-critical hits, your chance to critically hit is increased by 100% for 3 seconds
    • Nagelring
      • Legendary power added
        • Summons a Fallen Lunatic to your side every 10-15 seconds
    • Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac
      • Legendary power added
        • Reduces the remaining cooldown of one of your skills by 1 second each time you spend resource
    • Oculus Ring
      • Legendary power added
        • Chance to create an area of focused power on killing a monster. Damage is increased by 35-40% while standing in the area
  • Class-Specific Items
    • Barbarian
      • Bul-Kathos's Oath
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Increases Fury generation per second by 10
            • During Whirlwind gain 30% increased Attack Speed and Movement Speed
      • Immortal King's Boulder Breaker
        • Now rolls +75-100% Call of the Ancients damage as a fifth primary affix
      • Immortal King's Call
        • Now has an additional set piece: Legs
        • Has been redesigned
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Call of the Ancients' melee attacks deal 600% weapon damage in a 15 yard radius
            • Reduce the cooldown of Wrath of the Berserker and Call of the Ancients by 3 seconds for every 10 Fury you spend with an attack
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • New Set Bonus
              • The duration of your Wrath of the Berserker is increased by 0.25 seconds each time an Ancient deals damage
              • While both Wrath of the Berserker and Call of the Ancients are active, you deal 500% increased damage
      • Mortick's Breeches Brace
        • New Legendary Pants Bracers
          • Wrath of the Berserker gains the effect of every rune
      • Seismic Treads
        • New Legendary Boots
          • Ground Stomp causes an Avalanche
      • Wrath of the Wastes
        • New Set
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Increase the damage of Rend by 400% 500% and its duration to 15 seconds
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Rend lasts 400% longer
            • While Whirlwinding you take 40% reduced damage
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Whirlwind deals 400% more damage to enemies affected by Rend
            • Whirlwind gains the effect of the Dust Devils rune and the damage of the Dust Devils is increased to 2500% weapon damage
    • Crusader
      • Hammer Belt (PH Name)
        • New Legendary Belt
          • Justice spawns a Blessed Hammer when it hits an enemy
      • Roland's Legacy
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Every use of Shield Bash and Sweep Attack reduces the cooldown of your Laws and Defensive Skills by 1 second
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Damage bonus increased from 100% to 500%
            • Damage bonus is now multiplicative
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Attack Speed bonus increased from 20% to 30% per stack
      • Drakon's Lesson
        • New Legendary Bracers
          • When your Shield Bash hits 3 or less enemies its damage is increased by 300-400% 150-200% and 50% 25% of the Wrath cost is refunded
      • Omnislash
        • New Legendary Belt
          • Slash attacks in all directions
    • Demon Hunter
      • Gauntlets of the Crashing Rain
        • New Legendary Gloves Belt
          • While Rain of Vengeance is active you take 30-40% reduced damage
          • Rain of Vengeance also summons a crashing beast that deals 3000-4000% weapon damage
      • Natalya's Vengeance
        • Now has additional set pieces: Gloves, and Legs
        • Has been redesigned
          • (4 2) Set Bonus
            • The cooldown of Rain of Vengeance is reduced by 1 second every time you cast a primary skill and by 2 seconds every time you cast a Hatred spender
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Rain of Vengeance deals 100% increased damage
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • New Set Bonus
              • Rain of Vengeance deals 800% increased damage
              • After casting Rain of Vengenace, deal 300% increased damage and take 30% reduced damage for 5 seconds
      • Unhallowed Essence
        • New Set
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Your generators also generate 1 Discipline
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Gain 40% 20% damage reduction and 20% increased damage for 4 seconds if no enemy is within 10 yards of you
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Your generators and Multishot deal 10% 15% more damage for every point of Discipline you have
      • Cluckeye
        • Chicken weapon damage increased from 100% to 500%
        • Enemies hit by the Chicken are now confused for 2 seconds
        • You are probably also confused (amused?) by the fact that your bow, for some reason, shoots Chickens
    • Monk
      • Inna's Mantra
        • Now has additional set pieces: Gloves, and Boots
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Increase the passive effect of your Mystic Ally and the base passive effect of your Mantra by 100%
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • New Set Bonus
              • Mystic Ally casts Cyclone Strike, Exploding Palm, Lashing Tail Kick, Seven-Sided Strike, and Wave of Light when you do
      • Madstone
        • Bug fixes
          • Fixed an issue that caused Exploding Palm to be applied after Seven-Sided Strike did damage
      • Raiment of a Thousand Storms
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Your Spirit Generators have 25% increased attack speed and 500% 250% increased damage
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Dashing Strike now spends 50 Spirit, but refunds a Charge when it does
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Your Spirit Generators increase the weapon damage of Dashing Strike to 5000% 8750% for 3 seconds
              • Dashing Stike now lights up on your action bar when the increased weapon damage is active
      • New Monk Bracer (PH Name) Spirit Guards
        • New Bracers
          • Your Spirit generators reduce your damage taken by 30-40% for 3 seconds
    • Witch Doctor
      • Haunted Girdle
        • New Legendary Belt
          • Haunt releases 1 extra Spirit
      • Homunculus
        • Time to summon a Zombie Dog to your side reduced from 4-6 seconds to 2 seconds
        • Now rolls with +20-25% Sacrifice damage as a fifth primary affix
      • Little Man's Finger
        • New Legendary Ring
          • Gargantuan instead summons three smaller Gargantuans each more powerful than the original
      • Raiment of the Jade Harvester
        • (2) Set Bonus
          • New Set Bonus
            • When Haunt lands on an enemy already affected by Haunt, it instantly deals 5 seconds worth of Haunt damage
        • (4) Set Bonus
          • New Set Bonus
            • Soul Harvest gains the effect of every rune
      • Tiklandian Visage
        • Now displays a buff icon indicating the duration of the Horrify effect
      • Zunimassa's Haunt
        • Now has additional set pieces: Gloves, and Legs
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Your Fetish Army lasts until they die
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • You and your pets take 2% reduced damage for every Fetish you have alive
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • New Set Bonus
              • Enemies hit by your Mana spenders take 100% 150% more damage from your pets for 4 seconds
      • Zunimassa's Legs Belt of Transcendence
        • New Legendary Pants Belt
          • Summon a Fetish Sycophant when you hit with a Mana spender
    • Wizard
      • Delsere's Magnum Opus
        • New Set
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Casting Arcane Orb, Energy Twister, Magic Missile or Shock Pulse reduces the cooldown of your Slow Time by 1 2 seconds
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Enemies affected by your Slow Time take 1250% 2000% weapon damage every second
              • This damage type will be determined by your highest equipped +% Elemental Damage
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Enemies affected by your Slow Time take 500% 750% more damage from your Arcane Orb, Energy Twister, Magic Missile and Shock Pulse
      • Firebird's Finery
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • When you die, a meteor falls from the sky and revives you. This effect has a 300 second cooldown
            • Bug Fixes
              • Fixed an issue that prevented the cooldown debuff from being removed on death
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Your Fire Signature Spells cause up to 3 enemies to explode, dealing 250% 400% weapon damage as Fire to enemies within 10 yards
      • Halo of Arlyse
        • Bug fixes
          • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause Ice Armor - Crystalize stacks to fall off with this item equipped
      • Nilfur's Boast
        • New Legendary Boots
          • Increases the damage of Meteor by 100%
          • Increases the damage of Meteor by 300-400% 200-250% when it hits 3 or less enemies
      • Ranslor's Folly
        • New Legendary Bracers
          • Energy Twister Periodically pulls in enemies within 30 yards
      • Tal Rasha's Elements
        • Now has additional set pieces: Gloves, and Legs
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Damaging enemies with Arcane, Cold, Fire or Lightning will cause a Meteor of the same damage type to fall from the sky. There is an 8 second cooldown for each damage type
              • Now uses the Molten Impact rune when triggered by Fire damage
              • Can no longer be triggered by hitting a destructible object
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Attacks increase your resistance to that element by 100% for 6 seconds
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Attacks increase your damage by 75% 175% for 3 6 seconds. Arcane, Cold, Fire, and Lightning attacks each add one stack (maximum of 4). Adding a stack refreshes the duration]
              • Note: The total damage bonus is now calculated differently
      • Slow Time Hat (PH Name) Crown of the Primus
        • New Wizard Hat
          • Slow Time gains the effect of every rune
      • Gesture of Orpheus
        • Can now roll with +% Arcane, Cold, Fire or Lightning damage instead of just Arcane
        • Slow Time cooldown reduction reduced from 50-70% to 30-40%
    • Several existing class-specific Legendary items have been updated to include a unique Legendary power
      • Note: Existing items will not be affected by the following changes. Only new versions of the items will roll with the added Legendary power.
      • Barbarian
        • Gavel of Judgment
          • Legendary Power added
            • Hammer of the Ancients returns 15-20 Fury if it hits 3 or less enemies
          • Now rolls with +30-40% Hammer of the Ancients damage as a fifth primary affix
        • Skull Grasp
          • Legendary Power added
            • Increases the damage of Whirlwind by 400-450% weapon damage
      • Crusader
        • Ivory Tower
          • Legendary Power added
            • Blocks release forward a Fires of Heaven
      • Demon Hunter
        • Dead Man's Legacy
          • Legendary power added
            • Multishot hits enemies who are below 50-60% health twice
      • Wizard
        • Triumvirate
          • Legendary power added
            • Your Signature Spells increase the damage of Arcane Orb by 60-80% for 3 seconds, stacking up to 3 times
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent Account Bound Legendary item names from being faded out for players who were not eligible to loot them
    • Bonus Armor now properly rolls at an increased value on Ancient items

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ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Packs of Champion Archers in Westmarch now spawn as Revenant Archers instead of Skeletal Archers
  • The drop chance of Rakanishu's Blade has been increased
  • Increased the spawn chance of several extremely rare unique monsters in Act V

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ADVENTURE MODE

  • Areas in which Keywardens are located now have a boss icon on the Waypoint map
    • The icon will indicate whether or not the Keywarden has been killed
    • This is only for level 60+ games
  • Act I
    • Cursed Cellar
      • Farnham now spawns closer to the door
      • Farnham now has the Orbiter and Jailer affixes
      • Farmham now pursues the closest player
  • Act II
    • Ancient Waterway
      • New bounties have been added for the Eastern and Western channels
      • Eastern and Western channels now each have two levels
    • Waypoints
      • New Waypoint added
        • Ancient Waterway
      • Dahlgur Oasis waypoint has been moved down slightly
  • Nephalem Rifts
    • You can now increase your Blood Shard cap by achieving a personal best in Solo Greater Rifts
      • The cap will be increased by 10 shards per Greater Rift level completed
    • Some changes have been made to the way Pylons spawn in Greater Rifts
    • Slightly increased the chance for a couple of extremely rare Nephalem Rift maps to spawn
    • Several new Nephalem Rift maps have been added based on the following zones:
      • Festering Woods
      • Fields of Misery
      • Fields of Slaughter
      • Stinging Winds
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that prevented players who paid a Rift Keystone to enter the Greater Rift from being able to obtain an upgraded Rift Keystone if they were not in the game when the quest advanced to the "Talk to Orek in town" step

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CRAFTING

  • When crafting Gems and items the entire quantity will now be crafted at once

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MONSTERS

  • Rift Guardians
    • Blighter
      • Has been given two new attacks
  • Armored Destroyer
    • The warning time before an Armored Destroyer lands has been significantly increased
    • Armored Destroyer impacts will now knock players away from the landing zone
  • The Merciless Witch (Uber Maghda)
    • Removed enrage timer
    • Reduced the maximum time she can be shielded to 15 seconds
    • Butterfly projectile speed reduced
    • Butterfly projectile duration reduced
  • Nekarat the Keywarden
    • Has been moved from Silver Spire Level 1 to Gardens of Hope 2nd Tier
  • Orlash
    • Now summons shadow clones
    • Has been given a breath attack
    • Now has the Waller monster affix
  • Realmwalker
    • Fixed an issue preventing the portal to the Realm of the Banished from being visible before the Realmwalker was killed
  • Savage Beast
    • Maximum Charge range has been reduced
  • The Skeleton King
    • Will now drop the improved version of Leoric's Crown the first time he has been killed by a hero
  • The Soul of Evil (Uber Diablo)
    • LIghtning breath now targets the closest enemy
    • Mirror image damage has been increased
    • Bone cages now damage you
  • Succubus
    • Bloodstar
      • Removed the armor debuff from this attack
      • The projectiles now move at random speeds
    • Leap cooldown has been reduced
  • Treasure Goblins
    • Three new Treasure Goblins have been added to the game
      • The Insufferable Miscreant, the Gelatinous Sire, and the Gilded Baron
      • The new Treasure Goblins can only be found in Adventure Mode

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User Interface

  • You now must now confirm deletion of a Seasonal item in your mailbox
  • Rift Guardians' positions now always show on the map or minimap regardless of your distance from them
  • The Social Button now opens the Friends list by default, but will remember what was last viewed and will navigate to that screen the next time it's opened

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Patch 2.2.0 PTR Patch Notes

Posted by Anuiran on February 25th, 2015 at 5:32 pm
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Below you'll find the preliminary PTR patch notes for patch 2.2.0. Please note that this isn't the final version of the patch notes and that some changes may not be documented or described in full detail.

PTR PATCH 2.2.0 - v2.2.0.30013

To provide feedback on patch 2.2.0, please visit the PTR Feedback forum.
To report any issues you experience while playing, please visit the the PTR Bug Report forum.
For additional information about the PTR, click here.

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GENERAL

  • Regular Health Potions have been removed from the game
    • The Health Potion slot on the action bar is now a bottomless Heath Potion that will heal you for 60% of your maximum Life
    • The functionality of Legendary bottomless potions is unchanged

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CLASSES

  • Barbarian
    • Active Skills
      • Hammer of the Ancients
        • Skill Rune - Rolling Thunder
          • Should now more reliably hit nearby enemies in front of the Barbarian
      • Rend
        • Skill Rune - Mutilate
          • Bug Fixes
            • Fixed an issue preventing this rune from increasing the damage of itself
      • Whirlwind
        • Radius increased from 8 to 9 yards
    • Passive Skills
      • Nerves of Steel
        • Has been redesigned
          • Fatal damage instead reduces you to 15% Life. For 3 seconds afterward, you take 95% reduced damage and are immune to all control-impairing effects
            • This effect may only occur once every 60 seconds

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  • Crusader
    • Active Skills
      • Punish
        • Skill Rune - Celerity
          • Proc coefficient increased
        • Skill Rune - Fury
          • Proc coefficient increased
        • Skill Rune - Rebirth
          • Proc coefficient increased
        • Skill Rune - Roar
          • Proc coefficient increased

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  • Demon Hunter
    • Active Skills
      • Sentry
        • Now displays a buff icon indicating how many Sentries you have active

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  • Monk
    • Active Skills
    • Passive Skills
      • Near Death Experience
        • Has been redesigned
          • When receiving fatal damage, you instead restore 35% Life and 35% Spirit and are immune to damage and control impairing effects for 2 seconds
            • This effect may occur once every 60 seconds

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  • Witch Doctor
    • Active Skills
      • Haunt
        • Skill Rune - Poisoned Spirit
          • Bug Fixes
            • Fixed an issue that prevented this rune from increasing the damage of itself
      • Hex
        • Hex will now turn all enemies within a 12 yard radius into chickens, instead of just 1 enemy
        • Increased the maximum range for both Hexing enemies and healing friendlies
        • Minimum time between Hex casts by the Fetish Shaman increased from 3 to 4 seconds
        • Duration for which enemies can be Hexed reduced from 4 to 3 seconds
      • Plague of Toads
        • Skill Rune - Rain of Toads
          • Proc coefficient has been reduced
    • Passive Skills

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  • Wizard
    • Active Skills
      • Slow Time
        • Is now cast at your target location, up to 60 yards away
        • Skill Rune - Point of No Return
          • Stun duration reduced from 3 seconds to 1 second
        • Skill Rune - Time and Space
          • Has been removed
          • Replaced with Exhaustion
            • Enemies caught inside Slow Time deal 25% less damage
        • Skill Rune - Time Warp
          • Damage bonus increased from 10% to 15%
    • Passive Skills
      • Arcane Dynamo
        • Bug Fixes
          • Fixed an issue that caused Nephalem Glory orbs to consume Flash of Insight stacks when picked up
          • Fixed an issue that caused Flash of Insight stacks to be removed when speaking to an NPC

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ITEMS

  • +Max Discipline can now roll on Bows and Crossbows, in addition to Hand Crossbows
  • All crafted Rare items are no longer Account Bound
  • BlizzCon Elemental Ring
    • New Legendary Ring
      • Gain 150-200% increased damage to a single element for 5 seconds
        • This effect rotates through the elements available to your class in the following order: Arcane, Cold, Fire, Holy, Lightning, Physical, Poison
          • Note: Cold is not included for Crusaders
  • Boots of Disregard
    • Life per Second increased from 500 to 10000
    • Number of stacks reduced from 8 to 4
  • Bottomless Potion of the Leech
    • Life on Hit increased from 1500-3000 to 15000-20000 for 5 seconds
  • Bottomless Potion of Mutilation
    • Life on Kill increased from 4000-8000 to 40000-50000 for 5 seconds
  • Bottomless Potion of Regeneration
    • Additional Life gained increased from 25000-45000 to 75000-100000 over 5 seconds
  • Bottomless Potion of Rejuvenation
    • New Legendary Potion
      • Gain 20-30% of your maximum resource when used below 50% Life
  • Captain Crimson's Trimmings
    • (2) Set Bonus
      • Life per Second increased from 2000 to 6000
  • Bastions of Will
    • (2) Set Bonus
      • Has been redesigned
        • All of your damage is increased by up to 100% based on how much primary resource you have
  • Guardian's Jeopardy
    • (2) Set Bonus
      • Life per Second increased from 2000 to 8000
  • Puzzle Ring
    • The Treasure Goblin helper spawned by this item will now pick up items in a larger radius
    • The Treasure Goblin helper spawned by this item will now run faster when picking up items
    • Bug Fixes
      • Fixed an issue causing players to receive a chat message stating that you have killed a Treasure Goblin when a player with this item equipped died
      • Fixed an issue that caused the Treasure Goblin lore book to be granted to players when they died with this item equipped
  • Ramaladni's Gift
    • Can now stack to 100
  • Several existing Legendary items have been updated to include a unique Legendary power
    • Note: Existing items will not be affected by the following changes. Only new versions of the items will roll with the added Legendary power.
    • Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac
      • Legendary Power Added
        • Reduces the remaining cooldown of one of your skills by 1 second each time you spend resource
  • Class-Specific Items
    • Barbarian
      • Immortal King's Call
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Call of the Ancients lasts forever
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Call of the Ancients' melee attacks deal 600% weapon damage in a 15 yard radius
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • New Set Bonus
              • The duration of your Wrath of the Berserker is increased by 0.25 seconds each time an Ancient deals damage
      • Mortick's Breeches
        • New Legendary Pants
          • Wrath of the Berserker gains the effect of every rune
      • Seismic Treads
        • New Legendary Boots
          • Ground Stomp causes an Avalanche
      • Wrath of the Wastes
        • New Set
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Rend deals 400% increased damage
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Rend lasts 400% longer
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Whirlwind deals 400% more damage to enemies affected by Rend
    • Crusader
      • Hammer Belt (PH Name)
        • New Legendary Belt
          • Justice spawns a Blessed Hammer when it hits an enemy
      • Roland's Legacy
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Every use of Shield Bash and Sweep Attack reduces the cooldown of your Laws and Defensive Skills by 1 second
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Damage bonus increased from 100% to 500%
            • Damage bonus is now multiplicative
      • Shield Bash Bracers (PH Name)
        • New Legendary Bracers
          • When your Shield Bash hits 3 or less enemies its damage is increased by 300-400% and 50% of the Wrath cost is refunded
      • Slash Belt (PH Name)
        • Omnislash
          • Slash attacks in all directions
    • Demon Hunter
      • Gauntlets of the Rain
        • New Legendary Gloves
          • While Rain of Vengeance is active you take 30-40% reduced damage
      • Natalya's Vengeance
        • Has been redesigned
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • The cooldown of Rain of Vengeance is reduced by 1 second every time you cast a primary skill and by 2 seconds every time you cast a Hatred spender
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • New Set Bonus
              • Rain of Vengeance deals 800% increased damage
      • Unhallowed Essence
        • New Set
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Your generators also generate 1 Discipline
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Gain 40% damage reduction for 4 seconds if no enemy is within 10 yards of you
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Your generators and Multishot deal 10% more damage for every point of Discipline you have
      • Cluckeye
        • Chicken weapon damage increased from 100% to 500%
        • Enemies hit by the Chicken are now confused for 2 seconds
        • You are probably also confused (amused?) by the fact that your bow, for some reason, shoots Chickens
    • Monk
      • Inna's Mantra
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Increase the passive effect of your Mystic Ally and the base passive effect of your Mantra by 100%
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • New Set Bonus
              • Mystic Ally casts Cyclone Strike, Exploding Palm, Lashing Tail Kick, Seven-Sided Strike, and Wave of Light when you do
      • Madstone
        • Bug Fixes
          • Fixed an issue that caused Exploding Palm to be applied after Seven-Sided Strike did damage
      • Raiment of a Thousand Storms
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Your Spirit Generators have 25% increased attack speed and 500% increased damage
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Increases the weapon damage of Dashing Strike to 5000%
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Dashing Strike now spends 50 Spirit, but refunds a Charge when it does
      • New Monk Bracer (PH Name)
        • New Bracers
          • Your Spirit generators reduce your damage taken by 30-40% for 3 seconds
    • Witch Doctor
      • Little Man's Finger
        • New Legendary Ring
          • Gargantuan instead summons three smaller Gargantuans each more powerful than the original
      • Tiklandian Visage
        • Now displays a buff icon indicating the duration of the Horrify effect
      • Zunimassa's Haunt
        • New Set Bonus
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Enemies hit by your Mana spenders take 100% more damage from your pets for 4 seconds
      • Zunimassa's Legs
        • New Legendary Pants
          • Summon a Fetish Sycophant when you hit with a Mana spender
    • Wizard
      • Delsere's Magnum Opus
        • New Set
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Casting Arcane Orb, Energy Twister, Magic Missile or Shock Pulse reduces the cooldown of your Slow Time by 1 second
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Enemies affected by your Slow Time take 1250% weapon damage every second
              • This damage type will be determined by your highest equipped +% Elemental Damage
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Enemies affected by your Slow Time take 500% more damage from your Arcane Orb, Energy Twister, Magic Missile and Shock Pulse
      • Firebird's Finery
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • When you die, a meteor falls from the sky and revives you. This effect has a 300 second cooldown
            • Bug Fixes
              • Fixed an issue that prevented the cooldown debuff from being removed on death
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Your Fire Signature Spells cause up to 3 enemies to explode, dealing 250% weapon damage as Fire to enemies within 10 yards
      • Halo of Arlyse
        • Bug Fixes
          • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause Ice Armor - Crystalize stacks to fall off with this item equipped
      • Meteor Boots (PH Name)
        • New Legendary Boots
          • Increases the damage of Meteor by 100%
          • Increases the damage of Meteor by 300-400% when it hits 3 or less enemies
      • Ranslor's Folly
        • New Legendary Bracers
          • Energy Twister Periodically pulls in enemies within 30 yards
      • Tal Rasha's Elements
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Damaging enemies with Arcane, Cold, Fire or Lightning will cause a Meteor of the same damage type to fall from the sky. There is an 8 second cooldown for each damage type
              • Now uses the Molten Impact rune when triggered by Fire damage
              • Can no longer be triggered by hitting a destructible object
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Attacks increase your resistance to that element by 100% for 6 seconds
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Attacks increase your damage by 75% for 3 seconds. Arcane, Cold, Fire, and Lightning attacks each add one stack (maximum of 4). Adding a stack refreshes the duration
      • Slow Time Hat (PH Name)
        • New Wizard Hat
          • Slow Time gains the effect of every rune
      • Gesture of Orpheus
        • Can now roll with +% Arcane, Cold, Fire or Lightning damage instead of just Arcane
    • Several existing class-specific Legendary items have been updated to include a unique Legendary power
      • Note: Existing items will not be affected by the following changes. Only new versions of the items will roll with the added Legendary power.
      • Barbarian
        • Skull Grasp
          • Legendary Power Added
            • Increases the damage of Whirlwind by 400-450% weapon damage
      • Crusader
        • Ivory Tower
          • Legendary Power Added
            • Blocks release forward a Fires of Heaven
      • Demon Hunter
        • Dead Man's Legacy
          • Legendary power added
            • Multishot hits enemies who are below 50-60% health twice
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent Account Bound Legendary item names from being faded out for players who were not eligible to loot them
    • Bonus Armor now properly rolls at an increased value on Ancient items

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ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Packs of Champion Archers in Westmarch now spawn as Revenant Archers instead of Skeletal Archers
  • The drop chance of Rakanishu's Blade has been increased
  • Increased the spawn chance of several extremely rare unique monsters in Act V

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ADVENTURE MODE

  • Areas in which Keywardens are located now have a boss icon on the Waypoint map
    • The icon will indicate whether or not the Keywarden has been killed
    • This is only for level 60+ games
  • Act II
    • Ancient Waterway
      • New bounties have been added for the Eastern and Western channels
      • Eastern and Western channels now each have two levels
    • Waypoints
      • New Waypoint added
        • Ancient Waterway
      • Dahlgur Oasis waypoint has been moved down slightly
  • Nephalem Rifts
    • Slightly increased the chance for a couple of extremely rare Nephalem Rift maps to spawn
    • Several new Nephalem Rift maps have been added based on the following zones:
      • Festering Woods
      • Fields of Misery
      • Fields of Slaughter
      • Stinging Winds
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that prevented players who paid a Rift Keystone to enter the Greater Rift from being able to obtain an upgraded Rift Keystone if they were not in the game when the quest advanced to the "Talk to Orek in town" step

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CRAFTING

  • When crafting gems and items the entire quantity will now be crafted at once

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MONSTERS

  • Rift Guardians
    • Blighter
      • Has been given two new attacks
  • Armored Destroyer
    • The warning time before an Armored Destroyer lands has been significantly increased
    • Armored Destroyer impacts will now knock players away from the landing zone
  • The Merciless Witch (Uber Maghda)
    • Removed enrage timer
    • Reduced the maximum time she can be shielded to 15 seconds
    • Butterfly projectile speed reduced
    • Butterfly projectile duration reduced
  • Nekarat the Keywarden
    • Has been moved from Silver Spire Level 1 to Gardens of Hope 2nd Tier
  • Realmwalker
    • Fixed an issue preventing the portal to the Realm of the Banished from being visible before the Realmwalker was killed
  • Savage Beast
    • Maximum Charge range has been reduced
  • The Skeleton King
    • Will now drop the improved version of Leoric's Crown the first time he has been killed by a hero
  • The Soul of Evil (Uber Diablo)
    • LIghtning breath now targets the closest enemy
    • Mirror image damage has been increased
    • Bone cages now damage you
  • Succubus
    • Bloodstar
      • Removed the armor debuff from this attack
      • The projectiles now move at random speeds
    • Leap cooldown has been reduced
  • Treasure Goblins
    • Three new Treasure Goblins have been added to the game
      • The Insufferable Miscreant, the Gelatinous Sire, and the Gilded Baron
      • The new Treasure Goblins can only be found in Adventure Mode

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USER INTERFACE

  • You now must now confirm deletion of a Seasonal item in your mailbox
  • Rift Guardians' positions now always show on the map or minimap regardless of your distance from them
  • The Social Button now opens the Friends list by default, but will remember what was last viewed and will navigate to that screen the next time it's opened

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First Look: Patch 2.2.0

Posted by Anuiran on February 20th, 2015 at 7:41 pm
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Patch 2.2.0 is currently in development and coming soon to a Public Test Region near you! Here's a first look at some of the new content and changes you can expect to see and, of course, test to your heart's delight once the PTR is live. 

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*Please note that this is a preview. This information does not reflect all the updates coming in patch 2.2.0 and is subject to change. Some images represent works in progress, and may not be representative of the final product.


Legendary Updates:

New and Improved Sets:

One of our main goals this patch is to introduce more sets that could compete with the most powerful ones currently in the game. To that end, we're debuting three new 6 piece sets in patch 2.2.0—Unhallowed Essence, Wrath of the Wastes, and Delsere's Magnum Opus. You'll be able to take these items for a spin on the PTR (in Wrath of the Wastes' case, literally)!

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In addition, we're redesigning—and, in some cases, adding—bonuses to existing Sets like Zunimassa's Haunt, Raiment of a Thousand Storms, Roland's Legacy, Tal Rasha's Elements, Inna's Mantra, Natalya's Vengeance, and Immortal King's Call. This means a grand total of ten new or revamped play styles to try out!

New Legendary Item Powers:

Sets aren't the only new items you’ll see in patch 2.2.0. We're also adding over 15 new Legendary powers in the form of Legendary gems, armor, rings, and more, as well as updates to existing items. 

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Among these new Legendary powers include the one you, our community, helped create during the BlizzCon Legendary Workshop! We're still finalizing the details on this item (includings its name), and we'll be interested to know what you think once you've had the chance to test it out on the PTR.


Adventure Mode Updates:

New Rift Layouts:

If you've been playing lots of Nephalem or Greater Rifts, you may feel like you've seen them all. Starting in the patch 2.2.0, however, you'll begin seeing some new Rift tilesets based on the Fields of Misery and Festering Woods from Act I, Stinging Winds from Act II, and Fields of Slaughter from Act III. Their map layouts are randomized as well, so they’ll look different each time you explore them. Below, you can see two of these new layouts; the first image is a randomization of the Stinging Winds, and the second is based on the Festering Woods.

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New Bounties:

If you're a fan of Adventure Mode, you'll be happy to hear that you'll soon have over 20 new bounties to discover in Acts II, IV, and V. We're also introducing a brand new type of bounty to the game: Exploration. As the name implies, these new bounties involve exploring an area and finding people who need to be rescued (if they're good guys) or slain (if they're not). You'll see 14 bounties of this type across all Acts in the game.


Class Updates:

Unlike some of our previous patches, patch 2.2.0 will not have a large focus on changes to class skills. While certain skills will be receiving updates, they will be relatively minor in scope, aimed more at fine-tuning current overall balance and providing synergy with some of the new Legendary powers mentioned above. Some of these changes include directly buffing certain skills (like the Crusader's Punish skill and Witch Doctor's Fetish Sycophants skill) as well as implementing some quality of life improvements (like adding an icon that shows the number of active Sentries for the Demon Hunter). 

Class balance is an ongoing endeavor, however, so it’s likely that changes will continue to be made and tweaked through the course of the PTR. 


Quality of Life Updates:

New Goblins to Chase:

For those who never tire of hunting Treasure Goblins, we're introducing three brand new ones to slake your thirst for gobbie slaying. The Gelatinous Sire splits into smaller goblins, the Gilded Baron helps satisfy your never-ending greed for gold, and the Insufferable Miscreant has friends to help him run interference. Be on the lookout, and good luck chasing after them!

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New Cosmetics Window:

Want to take your Spectral Hound for a romp around Sanctuary without worrying about taking up valuable inventory space? Well, now you can! Starting in patch 2.2.0, any cosmetic items you own can be easily selected from a new interface, so all your visual goodies will be a click away. This includes items whose effect is only for looks and which don't directly affect gameplay, like wings, pets, portrait frames, and pennants.

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New File System: CASC

For many years, Blizzard games have used a file format called Mo'PaQ (MPQ for short) as a way to compress and store game files, but it has had a number of technical limitations. To address these, we're switching Diablo III over to our proprietary file format called CASC (Content Addressable Storage Container) in patch 2.2.0.

This new file format has lots of improvements that directly benefit players, including a self-maintaining file structure (which helps prevent errors during installation), a faster and more reliable patching process, the ability to hotfix game client data, and a whole lot more!

The first step in transitioning Diablo III players will be converting existing installs to the new file format when patch 2.2.0 goes live, while using as much of the existing installed data as possible to reduce additional downloads.

Note: This change only applies to the Windows/Mac version of Diablo III and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, and will not affect the console versions of the game.


But What About...

While these are a few of the more noticable adjustments we're making, patch 2.2.0  will also include several additional fixes, quality of life enhancements, and other changes not listed above. We're eager to hear your thoughts and feedback as you try out the patch, and look forward to reading your comments below and in the forums.

See you on the PTR, nephalem!

Patch 2.1.2 Now Live

Posted by Anuiran on January 15th, 2015 at 1:30 am
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Diablo III patch 2.1.2 is now live in the Americas for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One! Check out the full PC patch notes below to learn all about the latest changes. To view our console patch notes, click here

Important: Please note that you will not be prompted to download patch 2.1.2 until the patch is live in your home region. If you are logging in from a European or Asian client, you will need to wait for this patch to release in that region before it can be installed. Additionally, if your home region is in the Americas, you will be unable to log into Europe or Asia using Global Play after patch 2.1.2 is live until those regions have also patched.

Diablo III Patch 2.1.2 - v2.1.2.28709

Visit our Bug Report forum for a list of known issues.

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GENERAL

  • A message will now display in chat when a Treasure Goblin has been killed or escaped
  • Players can no longer go Brawling while a Greater Rift they paid to enter is open
  • The "Monster Kills grant X experience" affix is now multiplied by game difficulty
  • Healing
    • The "Healing" stat on the character sheet has been replaced with "Recovery"
      • Recovery is an estimate of how much Toughness you are expected to be able to recover in combat and is calculated using a combination of your Healing, Life, and Toughness
      • The Healing number will still be viewable in the character sheet if you mouse over the Recovery stat
    • Life per Vitality has been increased from level 67 to 70
    • Base Life at level 70 has been increased
    • Healing from Health Globes has been reduced
    • Pet and Follower Life has been increased
  • Social
    • The total number of players in a Community and in Community chat will now be displayed on the roster page
    • The presence information displayed in Clan and Community rosters, and the Friends List is now more detailed
    • The Clan Roster will now display the duration that a member has been offline
    • The Clan Roster can now be sorted by offline duration

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CLASSES

  • General
    • Improvements have been made to the prioritization of abilities that utilize damage shields (e.g. cheat deaths, absorb shields, and % Damage Reduction)
    • Pets
      • Several monster attacks that are intended to be avoided by players that weren't already dealing reduced damage to pets now deal significantly less damage to pets
      • Fixed an issue that prevented players from being healed by Life per Kill when an enemy was killed by a pet

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  • Barbarian
    • Active Skills
      • Frenzy
        • Skill Rune - Vanguard
          • Movement speed increased from 15% to 25%
      • Furious Charge
        • Skill Rune - Dreadnought
          • Has been redesigned
            • Now grants Furious Charge two charges

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  • Demon Hunter
    • Active Skills
      • Chakram
        • Skill Rune - Serpentine
          • Damage type changed from Poison to Cold
      • Evasive Fire
        • Skill Rune - Parting Gift
          • Damage type changed from Poison to Physical
      • Grenade
        • Skill Rune - Gas Grenades
          • Has been removed
          • Replaced with "Cold Grenade"
            • Leaves behind a puddle of cold on the ground that Chills enemies for 3 seconds
            • Deals Cold damage
      • Multishot
        • Skill Rune - Suppression Fire
          • Has been redesigned
            • Now causes Multishot to knockback the first 2 enemies hit
      • Sentry
        • Has been redesigned
          • Cooldown has been removed
          • Now has 2 charges, with a recharge time of 8 seconds
            • Recharge time is affected by cooldown reduction
        • Hatred cost reduced from 30 to 20
      • Smoke Screen
        • Cooldown increased from 2 to 3 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Choking Gas
          • Has been removed
          • Replaced with "Vanishing Powder"
            • Removes the Discipline cost
            • Increases the cooldown to 8 seconds
      • Spike Trap
        • Skill Rune - Echoing Blast
          • Damage type changed from Poison to Cold
    • Passive Skills
      • Custom Engineering
        • Has been redesigned
          • Now increases the maximum number of charges and active Sentries from 2 to 3
      • Night Stalker
        • Has been redesigned
          • Now causes your primary skills to generate an additional 4 Hatred

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  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Epiphany
        • Bug Fixes
          • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause players to get stuck on a wall when teleporting with Epiphany

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  • Witch Doctor
    • Active Skills
      • Haunt
        • Skill Rune - Grasping Spirit
          • Has been removed
          • Replaced with "Poisoned Spirit"
            • Haunted enemies take 20% increased damage from all sources
            • Damage type changed from Cold to Poison

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  • Wizard
    • Active Skills
      • Hydra
        • Significantly increased the amount of Hydra attacks per cast
        • Attack Speed now affects how fast each Hydra head attacks
        • Weapon damage reduced from 195% to 165%
        • Skill Rune - Arcane Hydra
          • Weapon damage reduced from 245% to 205%
        • Skill Rune - Blazing Hydra
          • Damage dealt over time no longer scales with Attack Speed
          • Weapon damage reduced from 185% to 155%
        • Skill Rune - Frost Hydra
          • Weapon damage reduced from 275% to 255%
        • Skill Rune - Lightning Hydra
          • Weapon damage reduced from 305% to 255%
        • Skill Rune - Mammoth Hydra
          • Weapon damage reduced from 400% to 330%

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ITEMS

  • Life on Hit and Life Regeneration have been increased by 25% at all levels
  • The rarity of the rarest Legendary items in the game has been reduced
  • The stack size of Crafting Materials and Gems has been increased from 1000 to 5000
  • Ancient items have been added to the game
    • Ancient items are more powerful versions of Legendary items
    • Ancient items roll from increased value ranges for certain affixes
    • Ancient Mojos, Orbs, and Shields roll with increased Damage or Shield Block values
    • Ancient items can now drop at Torment I or higher
      • The drop chance will increase with each Torment level
    • Any Legendary or Set item has a chance to be dropped or crafted as an Ancient item
    • Legendary or Set items purchased from Kadala have a chance to be an Ancient item
  • Band of Untold Secrets
    • No longer drops
  • Bottomless Potion of Fear
    • New Legendary potion
    • Fears enemies within 12 yards for 3-4 seconds on use
  • Broken Crown
    • Legendary power added
      • Whenever a gem drops, a gem of the type socketed into this item also drops
        • The additional gem that is dropped will be of the same quality level as the original gem that was dropped
    • Note: Existing versions of this item will not be affected. Only new versions of the item will roll with the added Legendary power.
  • Shard of Hate
    • Legendary power is no longer affected by Proc coefficients
    • Can now proc more frequently
  • Class-Specific Items
    • Barbarian
      • The Legacy of Raekor
        • (2) Set Bonus
          • The first enemy hit by Furious Charge takes 100% additional damage
        • (4) Set Bonus
          • Furious Charge gains the effect of every rune
        • (5) Set Bonus
          • Enemies hit by Furious Charge take 3000% weapon damage over 3 seconds
          • Note: This DoT cannot crit. Instead, your Critical Hit Chance and Critical Hit Damage will be calculated into its damage.
    • Demon Hunter
      • Embodiment of the Maruader
        • Philosophy note: These changes are intended to shift a large portion of the damage from the Sentries to the Demon Hunter in order to promote more active gameplay. These changes should be a slight net increase in power once you become accustomed to the new playstyle.
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Companion calls all companion types to your side
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • Sentries now cast your Hatred spenders every time you do
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Your generators, Chakram, Cluster Arrow, Elemental Arrow, Impale, and Multishot deal 100% for every Sentry you have active
      • Helltrapper
        • The Caltrops, Sentries, and Spike Traps summoned by this item can no longer exceed the normal cap of those skills
    • Monk
      • Monkey King's Garb
        • Philosophy note: With only some minor adjustments to supporting gear, build, and playstyle, Monks with four pieces of the updated Monkey King's Garb should be able to match or even exceed their previous best Greater Rift time and level. With a complete optimization of the new Set bonuses, Monks should easily (or at least reliably) exceed their previous best Greater Rift time and level.
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Casting Cyclone Strike, Exploding Palm, Lashing Tail Kick, Tempest Rush, or Wave of Light causes a decoy to spawn that taunts nearby enemies and then explodes for 1000% weapon damage
            • Decoy explosion now deals the damage type of your highest +% Elemental Damage
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • When your decoys explode, you gain a buff that increases the damage of Cyclone Strike, Exploding Palm, Lashing Tail Kick, Tempest Rush, and Wave of Light by 500% for 3 seconds
      • Sunwuko's Shines
        • Now rolls with a guaranteed empty socket rather than Attack Speed
    • Witch Doctor
      • Carnevil
        • Bug Fixes
          • Poison Darts cast by Fetishes should now properly benefit from your +% Poison Dart damage
    • Wizard
      • Firebird's Finery
        • (6) Set Bonus
          • The infinite DoT no longer deals damage to Rift Guardians if the player gets too far away
          • Going back within the allowed range should resume the DoT damage
  • New Seasonal Legendary Items
    • Note: The following Seasonal items will be not be available to PC players until Season 2 begins. These items will also be exclusive to Seasonal characters until the conclusion of Season 2.
    • New Legendary Gems have been added
      • Esoteric Alteration
        • Gain 10% non-Physical damage reduction
        • Upgrade rank grants: +0.5% non-Physical damage reduction
        • Rank 25 unlocks: While below half Life, your resistances to Cold, Fire, Lightning, Poison, and Arcane are increased by 75%
      • Gem of Ease
        • Monster kills grant +500 experience
          • This is multiplied by the difficulty multiplier
          • This is intended to be an exorbitant amount of experience for a low level character
          • For example:
            • A level 1 monster grants 40 experience
            • A level 55 monster grants 8,700 experience
            • A level 60 monster grants 18,700 experience
        • Upgrade rank grants: +50 experience per kill
        • Rank 25 unlocks: Level requirement reduced to 1
      • Molten Wildebeest's Gizzard
        • Regenerates 10,000 Life per Second
        • Upgrade rank grants: +1000 Life per Second
        • Rank 25 unlocks: After not taking damage for 4 seconds, gain an absorb shield for 200% of your total Life per Second
    • Class-Specific Items
      • Crusader
        • Belt of the Trove
          • New Legendary Belt
          • Every 6-8 seconds, Bombardment is cast on a random nearby enemy
      • Demon Hunter
        • Odyssey's End
          • New Legendary Bow
          • Enemies snared by Entangling Shot take 20-25% more damage from all sources
      • Wizard
        • Halo of Arlyse
          • New Legendary Ring
          • Your Ice Armor now provides 50-60% Melee Damage Reduction and automatically casts Frost Nova whenever you take 10% of your Life in damage
      • Several existing class-specific Legendary items have been updated to include a unique Legendary power
        • Note: Existing items will not be affected by the following changes. Only new versions of the items will roll with the added Legendary power.
        • Barbarian
        • Monk
          • Gungdo Gear
            • Legendary power added
              • Exploding Palm's on-death explosion applies Exploding Palm
        • Witch Doctor
          • Wormwood
            • Legendary power added
              • Locust Swarm is cast on a nearby enemy every second
              • Now rolls with +20-25% Poison skill damage as one of its four primary affixes
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that allowed damage from Gem of Efficacious Toxin to be reflected back onto the player
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the damage bonus from Bane of the Trapped from being applied to enemies that are Blinded or Charmed
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Invigorating Gemstone from correctly reducing your damage taken while Frozen or Blind
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Invigorating Gemstone from correctly healing you when you are hit by a Blind effect
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the damage bonus from Bane of the Trapped from increasing the damage dealt by clones created by the Monkey King's Garb

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ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Season 2 Conquests have been added
  • The Lord of Bells is no longer required to complete "You're Not The Boss Of Me"

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ADVENTURE MODE

  • The New Tristram town hub now has an improved layout
    • Note: The changes apply to Adventure Mode only
  • Whimsydale is now more rewarding
  • Bounties & Events
    • Bounties that were disabled after Patch 2.1.0 have been re-enabled
    • The following events have received several changes, including changes to their completion requirements
      • A Miner's Gold
      • The Jar of Souls
      • The Matriarch's Bones
      • The Miser's Will
      • The Scavenged Scabbard
    • Clear the Barracks
      • Changes have been made to the first floor of The Barracks to make it easier to locate the second floor
  • Nephalem Rifts
    • Players can no longer resurrect at checkpoint
    • Players now resurrect at corpse after a delay
      • The respawn timer will increase with every death
    • The amount of Gold and Experience awarded upon completion of a Greater Rift has been increased
    • Many maps have received changes to the way their layouts can be generated for Nephalem and Greater Rifts
    • Monsters
      • Monster density has been increased in several Greater and Nephalem Rifts
      • Monster damage in Greater Rifts level 26 and higher has been reduced
      • The following Rift Guardians have received several changes; they should less be frustrating, but still dangerous
        • Bloodmaw
          • Bloodmaw presented an unchallenging and unfair fight due to a combination of one-shot damaging abilities, stuns, and AoE damage. His Leap attack has been modified to address these concerns, but will trigger more often to make the fight feel more dynamic.
        • Erethon
          • Erethon has received minor changes to his dash attack. The AoE element has been replaced with a ranged attack to give more challenge to ranged characters.
        • Rime
          • Rime was an unfair opponent for melee players. The fight has been restructured so that his AoE can no longer overlap and the duration of each has been reduced. In addition, his ranged attack should be more threatening to ranged characters.
    • Pylons
      • Pylons are now less likely to spawn next to each other
      • Conduit Pylon
        • Now deals damage based on player Weapon Damage
        • Now attacks a limited number of targets
        • Will now attack the same target less frequently
      • Shield Pylon
        • Now reflects damage back to attackers
      • Speed Pylon
        • Duration has been increased from 30 seconds to 1 minute
        • Now knocks enemies into the air and deals damage to them
        • Now breaks Waller for the full duration
        • Now breaks destroyable objects (e.g. Doors, Barrels, etc.)
    • Realm of Trials
      • The time between waves has been shortened
      • Minor changes have been made to the types of monsters that can spawn
      • Rewards now scale based upon the rank of the Keystone you receive
      • Keystone of Trials no longer plays the Legendary item sound, or displays the Legendary item minimap icon when dropped
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Follower skills to be changed while in a Greater Rift

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CRAFTING

  • Blacksmith
    • Salvage All will no longer salvage items that are currently Transmogrified or have gems socketed

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FOLLOWERS

  • Templar
    • Bug Fixes
      • Fixed an issue that caused Inspire to grant an incorrect amount of Wrath regeneration

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MONSTERS

  • The Extra Health and Vampiric monster affixes have been removed from the game
  • Anarch
    • Maximum dash range has been reduced
    • Now has a short dash that will be used at close range
  • Corrupted Angel
    • Maximum dash range has been reduced
    • Unholy Shield has been removed
  • Inferno Zombie
    • Reduced this monsters XP, damage and survivability to bring it in line with other zombies
  • Punisher
    • Maximum leap range has been reduced
    • Stun duration has been reduced
  • Treasure Goblins
    • New Treasure Goblins have been added to the game
      • Be on the lookout for the Gem Hoarder, the Blood Thief, the Odious Collector, and Malevolent Tormentor
      • The new Treasure Goblins can only be found in Adventure Mode
    • Now always appear in front of a portal
    • Now have a special minimap icon
    • Now only drop their best loot on Torment I difficulty or above
    • Some changes have been made to the way Treasure Goblins try to escape

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Patch 2.1.2 PTR Patch Notes (Updated 12/8)

Posted by Anuiran on December 8th, 2014 at 8:21 pm
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Last updated December 8 @ 7:00 p.m. PST.

Below you'll find the preliminary PTR patch notes for patch 2.1.2. Please note that this isn't the final version of the patch notes and that some changes may not be documented or described in full detail.

PTR PATCH 2.1.2 - v2.1.2.28709

To provide feedback on patch 2.1.2, please visit the PTR Feedback forum.
To report any issues you experience while playing, please visit the the PTR Bug Report forum.
For additional information about the PTR, click here.

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PTR-ONLY CHANGES

  • Items
    • The minimum range that an affix can roll on an Ancient Item has been increased
    • Wizard
      • Fixed an issue that prevented DoT damage from building up toward the infinite Firebird's DoT
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the initial damage done by a Fire spell from counting toward the Firebird's DoT
  • Adventure Mode
    • The Gold and XP rewards for completing a Rift of Trials have been significantly reduced
  • Achievements
    • Conquests
      • Boss Mode
        • Iskatu is no longer required for this Conquest
      • Worlds Apart
        • Iskatu is no longer required for this Conquest
  • Monsters
    • Treasure Goblins
      • Special Treasure Goblin packs will now spawn with a mixture of random special goblins and regular goblins

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GENERAL

  • A message will now display in chat when a Treasure Goblin has been killed or escaped
  • Players can no longer go Brawling while a Greater Rift they paid to enter is open
  • The "Monster Kills grant X experience" affix is now multiplied by game difficulty
  • Healing
    • The "Healing" stat on the character sheet has been replaced with "Recovery"
      • Recovery is an estimate of how much Toughness you are expected to be able to recover in combat and is calculated using a combination of your Healing, Life, and Toughness
      • The Healing number will still be viewable in the character sheet if you mouse over the Recovery stat
    • Life per Vitality has been increased from level 67 to 70
    • Base Life at level 70 has been increased
    • Healing from Health Globes has been reduced
    • Pet and Follower Life has been increased
  • Social
    • The total number of players in a Community and in Community chat will now be displayed on the roster page
    • The presence information displayed in Clan and Community rosters, and the Friends List is now more detailed
    • The Clan Roster will now display the duration that a member has been offline
    • The Clan Roster can now be sorted by offline duration

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CLASSES

  • General
    • Improvements have been made to the prioritization of abilities that utilize damage shields (e.g. cheat deaths, absorb shields, and % Damage Reduction)
    • Pets
      • Several monster attacks that are intended to be avoided by players that weren't already dealing reduced damage to pets now deal significantly less damage to pets
      • Fixed an issue that prevented players from being healed by Life per Kill when an enemy was killed by a pet

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  • Barbarian
    • Active Skills
      • Frenzy
        • Skill Rune - Vanguard
          • Movement speed increased from 15% to 25%
      • Furious Charge
        • Skill Rune - Dreadnought
          • Has been redesigned
            • Now grants Furious Charge two charges

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  • Demon Hunter
    • Active Skills
      • Chakram
        • Skill Rune - Serpentine
          • Damage type changed from Poison to Cold
      • Evasive Fire
        • Skill Rune - Parting Gift
          • Damage type changed from Poison to Physical
      • Grenade
        • Skill Rune - Gas Grenades
          • Has been removed
          • Replaced with "Cold Grenade"
            • Leaves behind a puddle of cold on the ground that Chills enemies for 3 seconds
            • Deals Cold damage
      • Multishot
        • Skill Rune - Suppression Fire
          • Has been redesigned
            • Now causes Multishot to knockback the first 2 enemies hit
      • Sentry
        • Has been redesigned
          • Cooldown has been removed
          • Now has 2 charges, with a recharge time of 8 seconds
            • Recharge time is affected by cooldown reduction
        • Hatred cost reduced from 30 to 20
      • Smoke Screen
        • Cooldown increased from 2 to 3 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Choking Gas
          • Has been removed
          • Replaced with "Vanishing Powder"
            • Removes the Discipline cost
            • Increases the cooldown to 8 seconds
      • Spike Trap
        • Skill Rune - Echoing Blast
          • Damage type changed from Poison to Cold
    • Passive Skills
      • Custom Engineering
        • Has been redesigned
          • Now increases the maximum number of charges and active Sentries from 2 to 3
      • Night Stalker
        • Has been redesigned
          • Now causes your primary skills to generate an additional 4 Hatred

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  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Epiphany
        • Bug Fixes
          • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause players to get stuck on a wall when teleporting with Epiphany

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  • Witch Doctor
    • Active Skills
      • Haunt
        • Skill Rune - Grasping Spirit
          • Has been removed
          • Replaced with "Poisoned Spirit"
            • Haunted enemies take 20% increased damage from all sources
            • Damage type changed from Cold to Poison

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  • Wizard
    • Active Skills
      • Hydra
        • Significantly Greatly increased the amount of Hydra attacks per cast
        • Attack Speed now affects how fast each Hydra head attacks
        • Weapon damage reduced from 195% to 165% 105%
        • Skill Rune - Arcane Hydra
          • Weapon damage reduced from 245% to 205% 130%
        • Skill Rune - Blazing Hydra
          • Damage dealt over time no longer scales with Attack Speed
          • Weapon damage reduced from 185% to 155% 100%
        • Skill Rune - Frost Hydra
          • Weapon damage reduced from 275% to 255% 135%
        • Skill Rune - Lightning Hydra
          • Weapon damage reduced from 305% to 255% 135%
        • Skill Rune - Mammoth Hydra
          • Weapon damage reduced from 400% to 330% 295%

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ITEMS

  • Life on Hit and Life Regeneration have been increased by 25% at all levels
  • The rarity of the rarest Legendary items in the game has been reduced
  • The stack size of Crafting Materials and Gems has been increased from 1000 to 5000
  • Ancient items have been added to the game
    • Ancient items are more powerful versions of Legendary items
    • Ancient items roll from increased value ranges for certain affixes
    • Ancient Mojos, Orbs, and Shields roll with increased Damage or Shield Block values
    • Ancient items can now drop at Torment I or higher
      • The drop chance will increase with each Torment level
    • Any Legendary or Set item has a chance to be dropped or crafted as an Ancient item
    • Legendary or Set items purchased from Kadala have a chance to be an Ancient item
  • Band of Untold Secrets
    • No longer drops
  • Bottomless Potion of Fear
    • New Legendary potion
    • Fears enemies within 12 yards for 3-4 seconds on use
  • Shard of Hate
    • Legendary power is no longer affected by Proc coefficients
    • Can now proc more frequently
  • Several existing Legendary items have been updated to include a unique Legendary power
    • Note: Existing items will not be affected by the following changes. Only new versions of the items will roll with the added Legendary power.
    • Broken Crown
      • Legendary power added
        • Whenever a gem drops, a gem of the type socketed into this item also drops
          • The additional gem that is dropped will be of the same quality level as the original gem that was dropped
  • Class-Specific Items
    • Barbarian
      • The Legacy of Raekor
        • (2) Set Bonus
          • The first enemy hit by Furious Charge takes 100% additional damage
        • (4) Set Bonus
          • Furious Charge gains the effect of every rune
        • (5) Set Bonus
          • Enemies hit by Furious Charge take 3000% weapon damage over 3 seconds
          • Note: This DoT cannot crit, your Critical Hit Chance and Critical Hit Damage will be calculated into its damage
    • Demon Hunter
      • Embodiment of the Maruader
        • Philosophy note: The following changes are not intended to be a nerf to Demon Hunters or the Embodiment of the Marauder set and additional tuning may be necessary
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Now increases the damage of your Hatred generators by 40% for every Sentry you have active
          • (6) Set Bonus
            • Sentries now cast your Hatred spenders every time you do and deal 100% increased damage
      • Helltrapper
        • The Caltrops, Sentries, and Spike Traps summoned by this item can no longer exceed the normal cap of those skills
    • Monk
      • Monkey King's Garb
        • Philosophy note: With only some minor adjustments to supporting gear, build, and playstyle, Monks with four pieces of the updated Monkey King’s Garb should be able to match or even exceed their previous best Greater Rift time and level. With a complete optimization of the new Set bonuses, Monks should easily (or at least reliably) exceed their previous best Greater Rift time and level.
        • Has been redesigned
          • (2) Set Bonus
            • Casting Cyclone Strike, Exploding Palm, Lashing Tail Kick, Tempest Rush, or Wave of Light causes a decoy to spawn that taunts nearby enemies and then explodes for 1000% weapon damage
            • Decoy explosion now deals the damage type of your highest +% Elemental Damage
          • (4) Set Bonus
            • When your decoys explode, you gain a buff that increases the damage of Cyclone Strike, Exploding Palm, Lashing Tail Kick, Tempest Rush, and Wave of Light by 500% for 3 seconds Enemies hit by the decoy explosion take 500% more damage from your Cyclone Strike, Exploding Palm, Lashing Tail Kick, Tempest Rush, and Wave of Light abilities for 3 seconds
      • Sunwuko's Shines
        • Now rolls with a guaranteed empty socket rather than Attack Speed
    • Witch Doctor
      • Carnevil
        • Bug Fixes
          • Poison Darts cast by Fetishes should now properly benefit from your +% Poison Dart damage
    • Wizard
      • Firebird's Finery
        • (6) Set Bonus
          • The infinite DoT no longer deals damage to Rift Guardians if the player gets too far away
          • Going back within the allowed range should resume the DoT damage
  • New Seasonal Legendary Items
    • Note: Seasonal items will be available exclusively to Seasonal characters until the conclusion of Season 2
    • New Legendary Gems have been added
      • Esoteric Alteration
        • Gain 10% non-Physical damage reduction
        • Upgrade rank grants: +0.5% non-Physical damage reduction
        • Rank 25 unlocks: While below half Life, your resistances to Cold, Fire, Lightning, Poison, and Arcane are increased by 75%
      • Gem of Ease
        • Monster kills grant +500 +1,000 experience
          • This is multiplied by the difficulty multiplier
          • This is intended to be an exorbitant amount of experience for a low level character
          • For example:
            • A level 1 monster grants 40 experience
            • A level 55 monster grants 8,700 experience
            • A level 60 monster grants 18,700 experience
        • Upgrade rank grants: +50 +1 experience per kill
        • Rank 25 unlocks: Level requirement reduced to 1
      • Molten Wildebeest's Gizzard
        • Regenerates 10,000 Life per Second
        • Upgrade rank grants: +1000 Life per Second
        • Rank 25 unlocks: After not taking damage for 4 seconds, gain an absorb shield for 200% of your total Life per Second
    • Class-Specific Items
      • Crusader
        • Belt of the Trove
          • New Legendary Belt
          • Every 6-8 seconds, Bombardment is cast on a random nearby enemy
      • Demon Hunter
        • Odyssey's End
          • New Legendary Bow
          • Enemies snared by Entangling Shot take 20-25% more damage from all sources
      • Wizard
        • Ranslor's Folly
          • New Legendary Bracers
          • Energy Twister periodically pulls in an enemy within 30 yards
            • An enemy can only be pulled in this way once every 5 seconds
          • Note: These are currently still using the place holder name "Energy Twister Bracers"
        • Halo of Arlyse
          • New Legendary Ring
          • Your Ice Armor now provides 50-60% Melee Damage Reduction and automatically casts Frost Nova whenever you take 10% of your Life in damage
      • Several existing class-specific Legendary items have been updated to include a unique Legendary power
        • Note: Existing items will not be affected by the following changes. Only new versions of the items will roll with the added Legendary power.
        • Barbarian
        • Monk
          • Gungdo Gear
            • Legendary power added
              • Exploding Palm's on-death explosion applies Exploding Palm
        • Witch Doctor
          • Wormwood
            • Legendary power added
              • Locust Swarm is cast on a nearby enemy every second
              • Now rolls with +20-25% Poison skill damage as one of its four primary affixes
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that allowed damage from Gem of Efficacious Toxin to be reflected back onto the player
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the damage bonus from Bane of the Trapped from being applied to enemies that are Blinded or Charmed
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Invigorating Gemstone from correctly reducing your damage taken while Frozen or Blind
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Invigorating Gemstone from correctly healing you when you are hit by a Blind effect
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the damage bonus from Bane of the Trapped from increasing the damage dealt by clones created by the Monkey King's Garb

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ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Season 2 Conquests have been added
  • The Lord of Bells is no longer required to complete "You're Not The Boss Of Me"

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ADVENTURE MODE

  • The New Tristram town hub now has an improved layout
    • Note: The changes apply to Adventure Mode only
  • Whimsydale is now more rewarding
  • Bounties & Events
    • Bounties that were disabled after Patch 2.1.0 have been re-enabled
    • The following events have received several changes, including changes to their completion requirements
      • A Miner's Gold
      • The Jar of Souls
      • The Matriarch's Bones
      • The Miser's Will
      • The Scavenged Scabbard
    • Clear the Barracks
      • Changes have been made to the first floor of The Barracks to make it easier to locate the second floor
  • Nephalem Rifts
    • Players can no longer resurrect at checkpoint
    • Players now resurrect at corpse after a delay
      • The respawn timer will increase with every death
    • The amount of Gold and Experience awarded upon completion of a Greater Rift has been increased
      • Known Issue: Greater Rifts from level 26 on are currently more rewarding than intended and will be adjusted
    • Many maps have received changes to the way their layouts can be generated for Nephalem and Greater Rifts
    • Monsters
      • Monster density has been increased in several Greater and Nephalem Rifts
      • Monster damage in Greater Rifts level 26 and higher has been reduced
      • The following Rift Guardians have received several changes; they should less be frustrating, but still dangerous
        • Bloodmaw
          • Bloodmaw presented an unchallenging and unfair fight due to a combination of one-shot damaging abilities, stuns, and AoE damage. His Leap attack has been modified to address these concerns, but will trigger more often to make the fight feel more dynamic.
        • Erethon
          • Erethon has received minor changes to his dash attack. The AoE element has been replaced with a ranged attack to give more challenge to ranged characters.
        • Rime
          • Rime was an unfair opponent for melee players. The fight has been restructured so that his AoE can no longer overlap and the duration of each has been reduced. In addition, his ranged attack should be more threatening to ranged characters.
    • Pylons
      • Pylons are now less likely to spawn next to each other
      • Conduit Pylon
        • Now deals damage based on player Weapon Damage
        • Now attacks a limited number of targets
        • Will now attack the same target less frequently
      • Shield Pylon
        • Now reflects damage back to attackers
      • Speed Pylon
        • Duration has been increased from 30 seconds to 1 minute
        • Now knocks enemies into the air and deals damage to them
        • Now breaks Waller for the full duration
        • Now breaks destroyable objects (e.g. Doors, Barrels, etc.)
    • Realm of Trials
      • The time between waves has been shortened
      • Minor changes have been made to the types of monsters that can spawn
      • Rewards now scale based upon the rank of the Keystone you receive
      • Keystone of Trials no longer plays the Legendary item sound, or displays the Legendary item minimap icon when dropped
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Follower skills to be changed while in a Greater Rift

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CRAFTING

  • Blacksmith
    • Salvage All will no longer salvage items that are currently Transmogrified or have gems socketed

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FOLLOWERS

  • Templar
    • Bug Fixes
      • Fixed an issue that caused Inspire to grant an incorrect amount of Wrath regeneration

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MONSTERS

  • The Extra Health and Vampiric monster affixes have been removed from the game
  • Anarch
    • Maximum dash range has been reduced
    • Now has a short dash that will be used at close range
  • Corrupted Angel
    • Maximum dash range has been reduced
    • Unholy Shield has been removed
  • Inferno Zombie
    • Reduced this monsters XP, damage and survivability to bring it in line with other zombies
  • Punisher
    • Maximum leap range has been reduced
    • Stun duration has been reduced
  • Treasure Goblins
    • New Treasure Goblins have been added to the game
      • Be on the lookout for the Jewel Hoarder, the Blood Thief, the Odious Collector, and another Malevolent little bugger
      • The new Treasure Goblins can only be found in Adventure Mode
    • Now always appear in front of a portal
    • Now have a special minimap icon
    • Now only drop their best loot on Torment I difficulty or above
    • Some changes have been made to the way Treasure Goblins try to escape

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