Joe Shely

Joe Shely

Joe Shely is a senior game designer for Diablo III.


Shely played the original Diablo, and played Diablo II while in college. In the latter, he played as a Frost Sorceress,[1] and a Necromancer.[2]

Shely began work on Diablo III shortly after the original release. He worked on Reaper of Souls, working on monsters, bosses, systems, Adventure Mode, and Greater Rift tuning.[1] He also worked on the monster design for Greyhollow Island.[3]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2017-01-04, Developer Insights: 20 years of Diablo. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2017-01-23
  2. 2017-06-30, Behind The Necromancer. YouTube, accessed on 2017-07-03
  3. 2015-12-11, PATCH 2.4.0 PREVIEW: GREYHOLLOW ISLAND. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-12-16

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