Twinking: using particularly useful, low-level items. Collecting thoughts below.
Generally the best accepted twinks are: Sigon's, Angelics, Death's, Cow's. Practically all unique low level items are useful in some capacity as a twink: Rixot's Keen, for example, is probably unrivalled briefly considering its ridiculously low level requirement.
Sigon's full set has some impressive bonuses, but most are frankly unneeded for the period of time they're most useful. Just its helm, boots, and belt grant most of what you need.
Death's gloves and sword--particularly if sword is socketed with a Hel rune--provide very good IAS and also one of the best swords in the early game, easily enough to carry all the way to nightmare.
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Okay, I've been weighing this issue for quite awhile, and I thought it best to get some feedback. Question is - should there be a Diablo IV article?
Now, yes, the elephant in the room is that D4 doesn't exist, hasn't been announced, and might not even be being worked on. All that's known is that there's some game being worked on, but it could be D3X2, a spin-off, or D4 itself. Usually creating articles based on hypotheticals is a road to disaster, considering that they draw in rampant speculation. That said, there are times when I think a hypothetical product is brought up so many times that it becomes kind of necessary, or at least interesting, to log its history. Half-Life 3 is perhaps the most (in)famous example, but D4 is hardly on the …Read more >
As this blog sounds like, we are looking at the powers, feats and strengths of Diablo that he has shown so far, this also includes what is demonstrated in the Lore, Cinematics and In-Game.
Diablo is perhaps the most powerful demon known to Sanctuary. and perhaps the most feared. He has the ability to influence the minds of his victims and latch onto their most crippling fears, using a person's own worst fears against them. He has the ability to turn the fears of Men into actual creatures, and even the smallest of fears provide him with power. Deckard Cain argued that Diablo would always remain the most insidious, and most powerful of all the Evils. Tyrael likewise considered Diablo to be "the worst of the Three."
Deckard Cain wrote that d…
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Several weapons and armor in Diablo II have actual historical counterparts. While it is a fantasy setting and especially the elite tier items are mostly fanciful names with impressive numbers, the developers did borrow a number of names of arms and armor that did exist in ancient and medieval times. While these aren’t seen to be fit as part of the trivia section, I think it is interesting to look at what place these things had in history, and I plan to try to detail most of these in a multi-part blog post. Most of these have articles in wikipedia, and while I'd be loathe to recommend these articles in and of themselves, many of them do provide concise information for history buffs.
While considered the lowest form of protection 6-10 layer…
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In diablo 2 i have a level 26 necromancer who has killed Diablo, What Armours would be best for him? Also should I use wands or keep using the mace's that I am using. My first mace is called blood bringer with 21-36 attack damage, 50% chance at opening wounds and a bunch of resitances. my secound mace does almost the same thing but instead of opening wounds it has a 50% chance to use smashing blow. My necromancer hhas high armour (about 360) but has low fire(16) and cold(5) resitances. I usally use my necromancer as a melee fighter when im soloing but when im with a paliden or barbarian i stand back. in Act V ive ran into issues with my armour and my health(190) as I am taking heavy damage. I would like to not get any new rings as my curre…Read more >
In Diablo 2 what is the best dropped item?Read more >
Is the Diablo Wiki's forum outdated? Yes, yes it is. Does it need to be changed into the shiny new look that is less versatile, but easier to use? That is the important question, the one which you will decide.
It'd be helpful if I linked images of the old versus new forums, but why should I Google those when I could make you do it instead? Maybe some kind soul will do it for both of us and put them in a comment, so scroll down there and see if they did that yet.
Now finagle your little pointer down to that poll box below this sentence and cast your vote. ]]Read more >
There have been a few excellent guides on meteorb (like this ) but there's sooooo much information on them. I'm condensing stuff here for easier reading.
Cold: 20 Frozen Orb, 5 prerequisites, a total of 17 Cold Mastery (including from +skill items)--at least 26 skill points. Don't bother with ice bolt as the synergy's too tiny to matter and your points are scarce. Cold armors are nice but not essential; you can get them from an orb and save some points.
Lightning: 1 Static Field, 1 Telekinesis, 1 Teleport--three skill points.
Fire: 1 Warmth, 4 prerequisites, 20 Meteor, 20 Fireball, 10-20 in Fire Mastery, rest in Fire Bolt. How much in fire mastery vs. fire bolt is dependent on how much one uses fire ball vs. meteor: fire bolt benefits fire b…
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The smiter is one of the strongest Paladin builds. Like most conventional paladin builds, one key strength is its near-indestructibility thanks to high resistance potential and huge defense, with good health. The other, most essential strength is its potential to deal tremendous, consistent damage. It's one of the best uber tristram classes IMO. Its biggest weakness is its lack of crowd control and difficulty dealing with physical immunes.
1 point in smite (for PvM). If you run the calculations for maxed smite vs. 1 point of smite, then the largest damage difference (assuming you're running the best gear for damage) comes out to be about a 1,500 damage difference. If you're running most conventional gear, the difference is much small…Read more >
Background: the pages on skills in D2 are missing information post level 20. Some practical and philosophical thoughts on how to tackle the matter are in order.
Level 20 is the soft cap on any skill in D2. However this can be boosted, sometimes significantly. I need to figure out how high this cap is. On my current Javazon I have a total of +15 to skills (bringing my level on maxed skills to 35); I can probably still bump this up by at least about 6 levels in equipment alone, and then another +10 or so with skill-boosting grand charms. So we're looking at a hypothetical max of ~50 for most skills (assuming there's no hidden final cap somewhere). However, there are many problems to this.
The first one is that not every skill will have the sam…Read more >
I've never tried to play along with guides so I'm figuring out what's good for Javazons by myself. I'll leave notes down here and edit as an organic way of gathering my thoughts.
Javazons are great because they can rely completely on skills if they needed to. With enough investment in the required skills it's quite possible to do Hell Baal runs with even the crappiest gear bought from a vendor. That being said, Javazons still benefit greatly from equipment, and go from pretty great to god-tier with the right gear. Truly, the party that never ends.
Strength: If you pick your armor and weapons right, you won't need very much here. The highest I can think of is 156 for a monarch, and then you can subtract a whole bunch of points after you…Read more >
A point of opinion in Diablo II (not sure if hardcore in Diablo III is comparable). Is it ethical to save and quit a hardcore game during a moment where death is not immediate, but is inevitable? That is a scenario where you are completely surrounded with no escape route, can't get into a portal, can't kill the enemies faster than they are killing you, and are running out of healing potions - is it more honorable to die, or is quitting a valid tactic?
I died during this scenario once and when telling a coworker about how frustrating it was to know I was about to die and couldn't do anything about it, he suggested quitting. The thought had not occurred to me at the time, and it made me even more frustrated to think there had been an out I ha…Read more >
If the rumors are true, then I am really hoping that we get to fight Imperius or perhaps see a comeback of someone from the Sin War (maybe Lilith or Inarius, anyone?) as more than just a cameo.
If ihe rumors are false, then would it be a mere daydream to hope that they will release Diablo 4 by the end of this decade at least? Or am I to assume that it will follow the footsteps of Warcraft and become another MMORPG?
Other questions on my mind are what happened to Trag'Oul and can we expect that Ithereal will be murdered in some fashion due to the last line of the Prophecy of the End of Days stating his aparrent demise?Read more >
Although having some serious bugs in its data, yet it's being ethereal because what game could possibly be better than Diablo 1?
What if those major bugs were non-existent?
That would make this game over-ethereal, overwhelmingly heavenly or even absolutely hellish.
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Against the Burning Hells: Diablo III's Road to Redemption with Reaper of Souls
I had the pleasure to attend a talk by Josh Mosqueira; a Lead Game Designer for the Blizzard Diablo team. He wanted to give the folks at GDC a candid look at his journey since he was hired by Blizzard in 2012.
I'll do my best to paraphrase his key points and topics. Be sure to leave any thoughts in the comments below.
The atrocious feedback from the players left the Blizzard devs in a state of depression. The office was similar to a funeral home as the team honestly did not care about the sales records, they wanted the users to love the game they had been working on for 10+ years. The servers were overwhelmed and error 37 became an internet meme. Their BETA test w…
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What does everyone think of Whimsyshire? Rainbows, unicorns, pegasi, and all that?Read more >
What pc Requaraments needed fo diablo 1,2,3.Read more >
Today is a great day.
ALL, every single Unique and Super-Unique monster in Diablo III and Reaper of Souls received as much info as available.
531 total monster. I am frightened to think how long it has been...
Anyway, we are the best Diablo wiki in the world, and are one step closer to staying that way forever.
Regarding the said monsters: there is never a release. Some of them did not get screenshots. Some got screenshots, but did not receive extra info. Some are so rare that nobody even knows what type of monsters they are.
Want to help? Take a look at the list below, and if you see those bastards, before you kill them, take a second and write down what it was all about :P
Details and / or Screenshots of Unique monsters: Snoglatch Grimwield (Hig…Read more >
This guide is meant to address minor issues I've seen on the Diablo Wiki. I may write more of these in the future, it depends on the quality of articles I come across, I suppose.
The subject for today is the overuse of things on the wiki; going beyond that which is helpful, into the realm of redundancy and messiness.
The purpose of this is not to reprimand, but to explain the correct method of doing things. If you've been doing things wrong, don't feel ashamed, just start doing them right.
Stub is the most used maintenance template on the wiki. As of writing this blog, there are 518 pages under Article stubs. Yes, 518 pages. The wiki could certainly use more content, I do not contend this fact, but with such a massive quantity of pages there, …
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I hate to admit it, but apparently I need some help here ) While the Unique Monster pages for Acts I-IV for Diablo III are finished (well, almost, just a few pages need confirmation or could use extra screenshots), I really need some help with UM from Act V. Some of them are rare (so I can't verify their affixes and take extra screenshots). Besides, I am temporarily limited in time, and could use help of someone to assist me in making pages for monsters I already know of. And yes, I too grow lazy sometimes... Considering how many edits I already made.
If you want to offer some help, comment here or on my talk page. Whoever helps, I promise you milk and cookies, or whatever you prefer :)Read more >
While the formatting is a bit b0rked (due to being copied from WordPad and a lack of preamble for certain sections, I think it's possible to tidy it all up into one article and eliminate the others without losing relevant information.
To increase the replay value of the Diablo franchaise, Blizzard made a few simple changes to offer a new challenge to players. Players can accept to play the game in another tier, featuring penalties for their character while making the monsters are more difficult to defeat. The result of adventuring in these tiers not only greater challenge, but also the possibility of greater rewards. This is voluntary and players can choose to return to an easier difficulty level should they so choose. The subsequent ga…
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I would like to invite anyone with Diablo 3 Reaper of souls to add me as friend on PSN and run rifts and bounties for better gear. Level 70 wizard.demon hunter and monk. Please no hacked players i will delete you. PSN name is: Schwaby_Schwab19. Please add me!!Read more >
It's among us, almost there. When it goes live, we will have a LOT of work to do. PTR patch summaries are available, so the approximate list is clear.
Unless someone does anything before me, I will go in the following order: Skill changes (Wiz-DH-random order), Minor changes in gameplay, New items, LGems, other additions and changes.
Any help is appreciated :) Good luck, ladies and gentlemen. Let's not keep our readers waiting for updates, shall we?Read more >
Hello, just another question to anyone who knows of this.
It is possible for Characters to give weapons that you have in your stash and give them to your follower?
Ex. Giving a powerful crossbow to a scoundrel.Read more >
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Hi, I'm knew to Diablo 3, I was wondering about followers, you can recruit them when you meet them. Then at anytime you can dismiss them, but can you rehire them at any time?Read more >
Working together, we completed all Legendary and Set items in game! Patch 2.1 will add more, but as of now, this is it.
Thank you all who helped me shape it, format it, corrected my mistakes, and supported me.
Now, let's go onward with a new quest: time to show these Super Unique and Unique monsters who're the bosses here!Read more >
After over 2 months, I am about to take a short break from Wiki editing.
I am not sure when I come back, most likely by July 26th. Maybe I can do some minor editing, but overall, starting tomorrow night, I am taking a break.
Seems like I miss the 2.1 launch, or at least a new PTR build. So good luck starting the respective articles :)
Also, for 2.1 items, please check out this sample I made: User:Pryamus/Sorrowful Countenance. Need ideas to improve it. So far it has 3 seasonal indicators: the first paragraph, the note below the item type, and the separate line in the template box.
See ya all in 2 weeks ) or maybe earlier.Read more >
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I've been putting this off for a long time, but I've create a quote template for epigraph use. An example of internal and external sourcing can be found on the Demon Hunter and Exorcist pages respectively. Before you say anything, yes, this was ported from the SC wiki (of which I'm also an admin), and I've been putting off using it due to the different styles of the two. However, I would like to contend the following points:
- Use of a template will standardize how epigraphs appear. There's been too much inconsistancy.
- It looks better (personal preference, but I'd rather deal with a small "src" than a small no. sticking out).
- Flavor text for items and manuscript transcriptions remain as is (e.g. for items the text still remains at the bottom of…
Many of the monster articles are still missing lore entries.
Is there any place on the Internet where one can access all of them? Except for, of course, listening to it in-game and then typing manually.Read more >
After all this time, I DID get that Bottomless Potion of the Leech. It shiny ) and fashionable. Pink in color.
To celebrate this, I want to create a brand-new article on whatever topic we miss. If anyone proposes, I will do it. If no one will, I promise to click a 'Random Article' button until I find a stub kitty, then write it no matter what would that be.
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Dunno why, but every time in try to do something with the game or with the wiki in the last couple of days, I am performing as poorly as I never did before. Usually that does not happen.
So please, forgive me for any mistakes I make in that period, hopefully it will be over soon.
I wonder what's in the movies tonight...Read more >
There was a time when Diablo was one of my favorite things. Diablo 2 was the *perfect* game: it aged better than all of its contemporaries, and most of the games that came after it, too.
In the process of sequel-making, there's always this risk of failing to duplicate whatever it was that made you a success to begin with. Diablo 2 succeeded; but its successor, Diablo 3, did not.
I did my due diligence, though: I played through the game once. I endured the stupidity of the new storyline, the crass money-making scheme built into the game by its twin demons of shoddy random drop generation and "auction house." I was one of the ones who sat on day one and waited endless hours just to play this flawed, always-online game that dared lay claim to …Read more >
I noticed that in Diablo I they were everywhere: crosses on shrines, temple with crosses, crosses on graves; demonic pentagrams etc. Even the icon of the Holy Bolt spell.
In Diablo II, it was to a lesser degree, but still there, including the said icon.
In Diablo III, crosses are replaced with abstract symbols, and pentagrams with hexagrams.
Why do you think it happened? Were Zakarum symbols canceled when it became corrupted? ))Read more >
This blog is just to answer a few questions about the Great Evils, they are both Prime Evils and Lesser Evils. They each have an aspect. Does that make them an embodiment of those aspects?
Ex. Diablo's Aspect is The Lord of Terror, does that make him a representation or personification of Terror?Read more >
Goddammit, I just got the recipe!
And of course it took 23 MILLION gold and all my supply of the armorplates to craft bracers. Now I need shoulders... Where am I supposed to get another 23 million gold and bunch of reagents from rare-spawn wraiths?
Well, I hereby promise I will fill in articles on Aughild's Authority set as soon as I get my shoulderpads )Read more >
If you're a console gamer and you have yet to jump on the Diablo III bandwagon, August 19th is the date to keep an eye on -- Blizzard announced today that it plans to release Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The expansion will feature everything from the original release, in addition to the expansion Reaper of Souls, available on consoles for the first time. We're not sure what makes the version so "evil" (maybe the jewel case animates in the night and loots your home or attacks your pets), but we'll take Blizzard's word for it.
If you've already been playing through the original Diablo III on your home console of choice, fret not -- legacy players will have no trouble transferring t…
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Just got the datamined info for Wizards:
Force Weapon : Increase the damage bonus of Magic Weapon to 20% damage. (No longer has a chance to Knockback)
Molten Impact : Greatly increases the size and increases the damage of the Meteor impact to 1648% weapon damage as Fire and the molten fire to 549% weapon damage as Fire over 3 seconds. / Adds a 15 second cooldown. (Now also increases size of Meteor)
Slow Time : Archon form can cast a Slow Time that follows you. / Archon abilities deal Cold damage instead of Arcane. (Damage element now specified)
Pure Power : Decrease the cooldown of Archon to 100 seconds. / Archon abilities deal Lightning damage instead of Arcane. (Damage element now specified)
Combustion : An explosio…Read more >
I will hardly rest until the wiki is complete (will it ever be?), and will do as many contributions as I can. However, since I am not omnipowerful, and I have many more things to do, I will focus on Wizard-related items, mechanics etc. for now. Once I am done with it, we'll see what happens next. After all, it's my primary class and I at least have some idea on how the mechanics work...
Generally, I am formatting the existing articles to have more or less same appearance, and adding new ones, mostly those that are missing since the introduction of RoS.
Please do not remove clarifications (everything that is not a copy-paste or rephrasements of the official Game Guide information), unless it is contrary to Wiki rules, speculation, or you thin…Read more >
Okay, this is gonna be fun.
Never expected myself to write so much... Well, I apologize in advance for:
- Inaccuracies (normally I am trying to check the information, but it's not always possible, curse you Belial!)
- Spelling mistakes and typos (English is not my native language, in particular, I have trouble figuring out past tenses and adding 'a' / 'the' before nouns)
- Speculation (many of the plot-related details are only implied, and while quite blatant, they may be too theoretical)
- Poor citations (well... problem for everyone, it's hard to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if it's not there)
Good luck to everyone reviewing my contributions! You're going to need it...Read more >
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Diablo 3: phoenix costumes
Mystic's exclusive suite. Including deputies, gloves, legs, head, shoulders, torso, legs, total 7. Four sets of results for the CD300S rebirth skill, a kind of slick feeling. Six sets of results provide very good AOE damage, professional brush map, playing Diablo 3 gold gold,
(2) pieces: +500 Intelligence (4) parts: When you die, a meteorite will fall from the sky makes you alive. This effect has 300 seconds cooldown (6) Parts: Was killed by enemy fire damage would be an explosion and fire at nearby enemies, causing 300% weapon damage over 5 seconds
BlizzCon 2014 has been announced. Tickets now on sale.Read more >
What's up guys?! This Warmachine here and I would like to know if there was a possibility of a spin-off series of Diablo. After watching Diablo III: Wrath video, that got me thinking if there might be a series based from this very awesome game we have played today. If there was really a series, its animation might be anime-styled much like Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Might be a very good show in my mind if that ever really happened like that.
P.S.: However it's just a crazy idea of mine, so feel free to comment about it. Thanks!Read more >
Continuing on the discussion of demons post-D3:
- The Heavens seem to be in a better position than the Hells in that for all the damage done, they at least possess strong leadership.
- My guess is that the Reapers will collapse, as comparatively few Reapers seem to be self-aware (mostly, if not only its angelic members), and they've lost both Malthael and Urzael. And with the Black Soulstone destroyed, Malthael's plan is kinda shattered (pun intentional).
- I doubt the Nephalem will lead them. I...really dunno what'll happen post-RoS. They may pull another Dark Wanderer on us, but I doubt it.
- Malthael won't be reborn. There'll be a new Aspect of Wisdom, but reborn angels are still different individuals. It's iffy if there'll ever be an Aspect of Wis…
In true April Fool's fashion, Blizzard has come out swinging.
Though truth be told, I never heard of any rumors concerning Wirt being Belial. 0_0Read more >
UPDATE: We have a winner!
Congratulations to Hpshout, who won our random drawing from all the eligible candidates! A big thanks to everyone who entered, and have fun with Reaper of Souls!
Greetings, Diablo Wiki members!
As I'm sure you saw, we're running a little contest today to find the very best Diablo III Class build out there. We're talking about the most ruthless, OP, Min/Max build you can think of, the kind of build a Diablo 3 speedrunner (do those exist?) would use. The winner will receive a copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls for the PC/Mac.
Unfortunately this contest is only open to citizens of the UK because of legal reasons. If you're not from the UK and would still like to pitch in, please do, but please make a note that you're no…
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On March 25, 2014, the first expansion to Diablo III, Reaper of Souls, went live. Death awaits...Read more >