Expansion - Reaper of Souls officially announced!

Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 8/21/13 03:36 AM #1
Posts: 938

Malthael is the main boss of the expansion. You can see him in the opening cinematic trailer.

New Level Cap - 70
* New runes and skills for all classes.

New Class - Crusader
* Uses Flails as Weapon
* Similar to Diablo 2's Paladin

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/621757_10152168511369478_1749185200_o.jpg

New Monsters

Loot 2.0:
* Game changing items
* Rumor - Legendaries will be bind on equip.

"Summon a treasure goblin who picks up normal quality items for you. After picking up 40 items, he drops a rare item with a chance for a legendary"
http://i.imgur.com/yCTJA2T.jpg

When Dashing Strike hits an enemy more than 25 yards away, it's Spirit cost is refunded.
http://i.imgur.com/C6enLss.jpg

Chance on kill to summon a Hydra at the enemy's location.
http://i.imgur.com/NbIzgMd.jpg

A Dead Man's Legacy scaled to level 70.
http://i.imgur.com/KjoJKa9.jpg


New act - Westmarch

New artisian - The Mystic
* Enchants items to change an items stats
* Transmogrify items to change their look

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Loot runs
* Entirely randomized dungeons that take around 15-20 minutes
* Random boss at end

Paragon Levels 2.0
* Paragon Levels are now account wide
* Paragon Points can be spent on various stats like STR/VIT/DEX/INT, movement speed, crit chance, etc.
* No Paragon Level Cap

http://images.scribblelive.com/2013/8/21/7ddbf428-4dfd-4c06-a2be-34a561879134_800.jpg

Boxart

http://www.pcgamesn.com/sites/default/files/diablo%203%20reaper%20of%20souls%20box%20art_0.jpg

Sleep time for me now ~.~
Posted by Member Mehsiah on 8/21/13 03:48 AM #2
Posts: 248

Haha I stayed up myself, going to sleep shortly.

Just from the looks of this, AH is already in a frenzy (reason I stayed up, lol). 21k FS Rubies cost around 43m right when the "Crusader" came out, in less then minutes, 21k jumped up to 53mil. I scooped up 100,000+ before all of it happened in hopes that they keep going up to 6k like Emeralds are.


Pretty pumped for the Expac, whenever it comes, sadly tho, Im upset about my gear. :(
Posted by Member ninjax on 8/21/13 04:41 AM #3
Posts: 600

GamePlay Video
Posted by Member ninjax on 8/21/13 04:59 AM #4
Posts: 600

Stormsheilds likley skyrocket!
Posted by Member nuhertz on 8/21/13 06:14 AM #5
Posts: 512

I was wrong about level cap, right about Paragon. And I'm so freaking excited! This looks awesome!
Posted by Member tsukiyomi on 8/21/13 07:56 AM #6
Posts: 118

What happens to characters who are already well beyond the current level cap? If you're a paragon 100 will you need to start grinding again for 10 more base levels?
Posted by Member Baldy on 8/21/13 08:01 AM #7
Posts: 706

The Paladin is BACK, bitches!!!!

The Pally was the first character I played in D2. I am stoked for this and am happy that they are bringing a character that uses shields into the mix. Hopefully the damage output limit (because of the shield) is somehow worked around so that this isn't strictly a support character.

Fist of the Heavens is back, too....WoOt WoOt!!!!
Posted by Member nuhertz on 8/21/13 08:44 AM #8
Posts: 512

@tsukiyomi

I would hope that any character with paragon would convert to level 70. Your Crusader will have to hit 70 first. :)

Who knows.
Posted by Member ecocd on 8/21/13 09:15 AM #9
Posts: 1059

So this is pretty much everything we've all been asking for. I'm really surprised they didn't save some of this for DLC. Still room for Stash space and character slots as microtransactions and extended PvP as DLC, but overall really surprised they're committing to so much with this expansion.

Over 1k posts = spent way too much on here and know way too much about mechanics and AH strategies.
Posted by Member Stacov on 8/21/13 09:26 AM #10
Posts: 10

Looking good, will they even try to update / patch diablo 3 or spend all there time on the xpac? to get it out sooner.

would really like a offline mode lagging while playing = bad
Posted by Member Mehsiah on 8/21/13 10:10 AM #11
Posts: 248

Posted by Stacov at 08/21/2013 09:26 AM

Looking good, will they even try to update / patch diablo 3 or spend all there time on the xpac? to get it out sooner.

would really like a offline mode lagging while playing = bad


Blues have stated that the major patch will be free prior to the expac. So I wouldnt say were getting the patch anytime soon. Usually a month or 2 before an WoW expac they did the same thing.
Posted by Member tsukiyomi on 8/21/13 10:21 AM #12
Posts: 118

http://i.imgur.com/NbIzgMd.jpg

Wait...are there going to be 1-handed items with that kind of DPS? That's absolutely insane.
Posted by Member mentok1982 on 8/21/13 11:04 AM #13
Posts: 324

Here is a clearer picture of the Paragon point screen:
http://diablo3.judgehype.com/screenshots/gamescom2013/conference/29.jpg
Posted by Member mentok1982 on 8/21/13 11:07 AM #14
Posts: 324

New class:

Crusader

- A mid-range class with shields, flails, and heavy armour.
- Very paladin-esque.

Class Resource:
- Wrath.

Main Stat:
- Strength.

Known abilities:
- Shield Bash.
- Fist of the Heavens.
- Sweep Attack.
- Blessed Shield.
- Blessed Hammer.
- Shield Flare.
- Falling Sword.
- Law of Valour.
- Slash.
- Judgement.
- Heaven's Fury.
- Punish.
- Justice.
- Scourge. Scourge your enemies, surrounding them in threads of hallowed power. The threads cut and bleed enemies that they attach to, and will seek out new enemies to latch onto and punish.

Known runes:
- Fist of the Heavens - Tempest of the Heavens.
- Fist of the Heavens - Well of Retribution (Lightning AoE).
- Fist of the Heavens - Lightning Rod.
- Fist of the Heavens - Reverberation.
- Scourge - Bound Fate.
- Scourge - Razor's Edge.

Known passive abilities:
- Indestructible.
- Finery.
- Wrathful.
- Heavenly Strength.
- Long Arm of the Law.
- Wrecking Ball.
- Holy Cause.
- Stand Your Ground.
- Against All Odds.
- Vigilant.

Screenshots:
http://diablo.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/press-02.jpg
http://diablo.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/press-03.jpg
http://diablo.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/press-08.jpg
http://diablo.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/press-11.jpg

Gameplay Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PsgUzcAAuUQ
Posted by Member nuhertz on 8/21/13 11:21 AM #15
Posts: 512

@mentok1982 @anuiran Frontpage/guide material here. Good stuff, thanks for the synopsis!

Make those screenshots and videos links though. :)
Posted by Member mentok1982 on 8/21/13 11:28 AM #16
Posts: 324

Posted by nuhertz at 08/21/2013 11:21 AM


Make those screenshots and videos links though. :)


I forgot you can do that here. I am too used to posting on the official forums.
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 8/21/13 12:20 PM #17
Posts: 938

Reaper of Souls website. I also got access to some better quality photos, just gonna post the best ones here.

http://i.imgur.com/mZCSVKR.png

http://i.imgur.com/C6MgwUJ.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/V6K0RGV.jpg
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 8/21/13 12:57 PM #18
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http://i.imgur.com/Xu1QGA5.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/y4gL3SY.jpg
Posted by Member Mehsiah on 8/21/13 12:58 PM #19
Posts: 248

What Im wondering, is the Crusader gonna be a lvl 1 start or like WotLK (DK's) starting at a certain lvl...
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 8/21/13 01:00 PM #20
Posts: 938

http://i.imgur.com/LsyApX6.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/2q8oeYa.jpg
Posted by Member ecocd on 8/21/13 01:00 PM #21
Posts: 1059

Are we getting more character slots? If it's difficult, impossible or time consuming to respec a hero's Paragon points, then we're going to have specialized heroes. A CM Wiz is going to be specc'ed very different from a Meteor/Hydra/Blizzard/Archon Wizard. It already takes too long to swap all of the equipment when switching between builds, but to have to re-spec 30, 50 or 100 Paragon points too? Shoot me now.
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 8/21/13 01:02 PM #22
Posts: 938

Posted by Mehsiah at 08/21/2013 12:58 PM

What Im wondering, is the Crusader gonna be a lvl 1 start or like WotLK (DK's) starting at a certain lvl...


Although I have no confirmation, it is safe to say they will start at level 1.

Posted by ecocd at 08/21/2013 01:00 PM

Are we getting more character slots? If it's difficult, impossible or time consuming to respec a hero's Paragon points, then we're going to have specialized heroes. A CM Wiz is going to be specc'ed very different from a Meteor/Hydra/Blizzard/Archon Wizard. It already takes too long to swap all of the equipment when switching between builds, but to have to re-spec 30, 50 or 100 Paragon points too? Shoot me now.


I am hoping you can save presets for builds, just like in WoW.
Posted by Member Mehsiah on 8/21/13 01:02 PM #23
Posts: 248

Might actually try and buy the Collectors Edition. Im down for some Devilish Wings.
Posted by Member Mehsiah on 8/21/13 01:06 PM #24
Posts: 248

Posted by ecocd at 08/21/2013 01:00 PM

Are we getting more character slots? If it's difficult, impossible or time consuming to respec a hero's Paragon points, then we're going to have specialized heroes. A CM Wiz is going to be specc'ed very different from a Meteor/Hydra/Blizzard/Archon Wizard. It already takes too long to swap all of the equipment when switching between builds, but to have to re-spec 30, 50 or 100 Paragon points too? Shoot me now.


Also Im wondering about Paragon Lvls. Account wide is fine by me, cater to those casual.
It was stated that if you have 3 100 Plvl toons that youd get all those pts to spend for your accomplishment before the Expac. So what is stopping people from getting 5-10 plvl 100's?

I could easily just make all barbs, level them up, wait til expac, get my pts, delete the "alts" and be GG from the start...
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 8/21/13 01:15 PM #25
Posts: 938

Loot 2.0 video!

It has some really interesting stuff, common items will be used in a new crafting system.

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