Patch 2.6.5 has been released for the start of Season 17. Here are some of the new features:
Season 17 (The Season of Nightmares) launches today simultaneously with the latest Diablo III patch. There are also legendary item updates, new levels of Torment, and a host of quality of life changes along with a ghoulish Seasonal buff!
The other great news is that Diablo III Season 17 players will benefit from the Set bonus provided by the previous season's Legacy of Nightmares. In other words, all can enjoy the advantages of the "no Set" Set and all Ancient Legendary you come across becomes a lot more valuable.
Any classes with particularly strong Legacy of Nightmare builds will have the ability to test new combinations, and especially combinations focussed on the Ring Slots.
At the same time, classes that have historically relied extensively on survivability from their ring slots, will have more leeway to test building-altering Legendaries that don't depend on a given Class Set.
In a first, Blizzard are re-introducing legacy Seasonal Rewards for players who might have missed them the first time. Awards that were previously exclusive to Season 5 will become available to Season 17 participants who progress through this Season journey.
Also, as well as the Pants and Boots slots of the select, Conqueror Set, Diablo III participants will be able to gain a series of portrait frames based on the ghoulish Greyhollow Island.
For pet collectors, in Season 17 you will be able to add the scary but cute Wickerman to your collection.
Players who complete all nine chapters of the Season Journey will be rewarded with a new cosmetic item, which means the Galactic Wings could be yours!
For people in a hurry, the Sprinter and Speed Racer characters return in this season, challenging you to complete all 5 Acts of the campaign in under 1 hour. Greedy Nephalem might be more suited to completing Avarice or Avaritia, where you'll need to rack up a gold streak of 50,000,000 outside of The Vault. The Thrill and Superhuman request that you complete a Greater Rift Level 45 without the assistance of any equipped Set Bonus. It'll be a Season for alt-aholics, as Years of War and Dynasty requires completing a Greater Rift Level 55 with the set bonuses of six different Class sets, while Masters of the Universe and Masters of Sets ask you to complete eight different Set Dungeons.
If you complete Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of the Season Journey, you will be rewarded with three of Haedrig's Gifts. Each Gift contains a few pieces from one of your Class Sets. Players can only unlock one Class Set in this manner per Season across Hardcore and Non-Hardcore.
Here are the sets granted by Haedrig's Gift in Season 17:
First, three new Torment levels are added to the game, so that there's more variety and efficiency in farming for players deep in late-game content.
Higher Torment levels means more experience, gold, and Blood Shards, along with improved rewards from activities like Bounties and Nephalem Rifts. New search functionality added to the Stash (on PC only).
There are a few other small changes coming, such as an Expand/Collapse All button for recipes on Crafters (PC only), most Bounty indicators appearing immediately after entering the Bounty area, and Death's Breath now dropping from Horadric Caches. Season 17 is sure to be the greatest Season yet!
Hi, Diablo III fans! With the still active PTR, we thought we'd share the good news that it has been extended until the 26th of April!
Furthermore, since fans have been sending feedback to the team about the PTR, a patch will be available early next week that comes with some tweaks and bug fixes that are a result of extensive testing from the community and the development team. There's plenty to share in regards to this exciting news, and when the patch is deployed, the patch notes will explain everything.
Patch 2.6.5 Updates
The damage of the Wave of Destruction and Attack Speed will now scale together.
Blessed Shield's damage is increased by 30- to 35-percent for three second when you hit an enemy with it.
Rapid Fire will now also get a damage increase of 250- to 300-percent.
A swirling tornado of bone will now be activated by the Bone Armour, which will increase the Necromancer's damage by 10000-percent and deal weapon damage of 1000-percent to all enemies in proximity.
Every 0.5 seconds you channel Rapid Fire, it will deal an addition 75- to 100-percent damage; and it can multiply up to 4x
Wojahnni Assaulter-acquired stacks will stack at a faster pace
From Friday, the 5th of April, Patch 2.6.5 PTR will be getting rolled out until next week Friday. There might also be a few minor patches, hotfixes, outages and maintenances throughout PTR's course. Your PTR will be made easy with two buffs: double Blood Shard drops and increased Legendary drop rate, allowing you to get any needed class items
Testing will prioritize the following items to keep things focused. Players using new item changes (as listed below) to reach the highest levels of the Greater Rifts. Legacy of Nightmares Seasonal buff experimentation, particularly with those builds with unexpected bugs or interactions.
Quality of Life
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