50+ Useful Tips and Tricks for Diablo 3

Hey again my fellow nerds, here is a great list of useful tips and tricks for Diablo 3. 

Most Veteran players will know most of this, but I’m sure there are still multiple things everyone can get out of this post.  This is a repost from Reddit, and the names in ( *** ) is the contributors name on Reddit. 

The Original post can be found HERE. 

Enjoy and improve your PWN!

1 – CTRL + Mousing over and item on the ground (outside of inventory) shows stats so you aren’t forced it up. (kallell)

Doing this while having your inventory open should compare the item on the ground to what you currently are wearing as well. (broken1000)

2- There is a “force move” (labeled “Move” and is unbound by default) button that is unbound by default. This is helpful for running through packs of monsters and not accidentally clicking and attacking one. (need to manually bind) (kallell)

3- You can link items by bringing up the chat text box and shift + clicking an item, making it easier to show items to people to see if they need them or if you’re in different areas. (twincannon)

4- If you think you have an upgrade for someone you’re playing with, instead of asking him you can inspect him by right clicking his icon on the top-left. (twincannon)

5- Whites/grays sell for next to nothing and really aren’t worth the inventory space outside of the first act, just toss that junk for less town trips (make sure to check the prices in nightmare mode and beyond though, who knows if this will change later on). (twincannon)

6- Buy +2-4 damage magic rings ASAP, they’re pretty overpowered when they become equip able at level 6. Restart the game a few times if they don’t show up, or if they give a poor secondary bonus. (twincannon). Buy @ Radek the Fence: http://i.imgur.com/C0VXGh.jpg (Sf4tt)

7- Never sell magic items to a vendor as the crafting mats will probably sell for more in most cases (will change in retail but in beta, magic stuff sold for 50-75 usually and the essence sold for 150). Also rumors that you can trade the essence upwards, i.e. 10 normal mode essence for 1 nightmare mode one. (twincannon)

8- Don’t waste money on bigger stash early on, make mules to hold items, (twincannon)

9- If leveling up with a friend, designate one of you for leveling up the jeweler artisan (JC is MUCH cheaper) and one for blacksmith artisan, saving half the money required. (twincannon)

Although I don’t remember the exact numbers, the Blacksmith will require about ~700,000 gold to level up to max, while the jeweler will only take about ~45,000. (tolvinar)

10- You can hold left click to run around and simply tap shift to “stutter walk” fire instead of clicking the mouse (holding shift and casting will make you cast the ability in place,), works well for ranged characters to give your clicking finger a bit of a break. (twincannon)

11- If you’ve got a big friends list and don’t want people to join your game without your permission, or just want to play alone, there’s an option to disallow “Quick Join” under social options which is what makes your game show up with a “Join” button for friends (twincannon)

12-If you open your inventory (C or I), and THEN hold ctrl while mousing over the ground loot, it will pop out the compare box instead of just the item’s own stat box. (similar to when mousing over an item in your inventory — shows dps changes, etc.) (exuled)

13- And if you hold ALT it will compare to your off-hand/equip to your off-hand, while in inventory of course. Handy for dual-wielders. Also works on rings. (Nyctalgia)

14- You need to activate lecterns yourself. It is different than a chest as only you can activate your lecterns. If they don’t drop lore they can still drop gold. (rec916)

15- When you are leaving a game and the timer is counting down because you are not in town, your mouse does not work but your keyboard does. You may be frozen and getting beat up while waiting to leave the game but you can still fire off those skills with 1-4. (rec916)

16-Lore books give EXP, make sure to pick up all you can. (Only works on lore books you have not already picked up!) (ethereal4k)

17- Elective mode (off by default). Gives MUCH more customization on where to stick your skills on your bar. (KroBa)

18 – Advanced tool tips (off by default). Shows advanced skill information such as % damage increase and what the skill does (KroBa)

19- While each player gets their own loot and gold drops, the health globes you pick up are shared and will heal other players if they are nearby. (Tolvinar)

20- Hitting “g” will make your banner fly down wherever your mouse is pointing at. Shows off your achievements as well. (Tolvinar)

21- Hitting “f” will bring up your follower’s (templar’s) inventory. Don’t forget to choose his skills and give him equipment! (Tolvinar)

22- Once you begin the fight with Jondar, use town portal and then wait in town for about 2 minutes. Once you go back through the portal Jondar will have summoned about 50 skeletons. They will most likely be in a tight group so you can get big massacre bonuses from this.( Tolvinar) That tip with Jondar will be great if they still have the achievement to kill 20 monsters in a single hit. I never managed that in the beta. (Oneironaut2)

23- Pressing “alt” will make items on the ground show their names for 10 seconds. The time can be adjusted in the options menu. (Tolvinar)

24- Intead of playing with your pinky on the shift key and the rest of your appendages on numbers 1-4 try this. switch the hold key from shift (default) to the spacebar. I felt it more comfortable if I played spacebar instead of shift. (spaceboundmonkeys)

25- Pressing ‘Z’ zooms in on your character until you press it again. (nathanstratton2010)

26- Checking the advanced tooltips option in the game play menus will show additional item information in your inventory while holding CTRL key. (snhender)

27- Numpad 0-9 will make your character say in game phrases (both audible and to chat). (kallell)

28- When hovering over a weapon in your inventory or a merchant it will bring up your currently equipped item to compare. However if you’re dual wielding it will only bring up your primary hand. To quick view the other hand just hold alt. (dextini)

29 -You must be level 10 to do hardcore. (kallell)

30 – Your battletag is what is going to show up in game to your friends. As of now, character names really do not matter outside of the character select screen and in game dialog with NPCs. Pick a battletag that’s easily remembered and that you wouldn’t mind others seeing! (kallell)

31- Patch 1.0.1. bug – Running programs that put an overlay over Diablo III (such as Mumble, Xfire, and MSI Afterburner) can cause Diablo III to crash. Use these overlays at your own risk. (kallell)

32- Treasure goblins will disappear if they are not killed fast enough. Make sure once you see them they become a priority as they can drop vast amounts of gold and loot. (kallell)

33- Gems in game drop up to rank 8 now, ranks 9-14 need to be crafted. (kallell)

34 – Magic find is averaged across group members. IE: if player a has 300 mf, and player B has 100, the MF rate for the group is 200. You get 20% of companion MF(kallell)

35- There is no “procs” for new recipes in crafting. All recipes become available on a rank by rank basis. (kallell)

36- Monster scaling (damage and HP) depends on the difficulty (norm, nightmare, hell, inferno) and players in game. Details can be seen here – http://goo.gl/BBKPU. (kallell) You WILL NOT get more exp per monsters the more players you have in the game. You do however, gain killing speed – theoretically farming monsters faster which in turn gives more exp and loot. (kallell)

37- If you fall behind or wander off away from your party, use your town portal and click their banner to quickly catch up.

38- Make sure to delete your D3 beta entirely (including files in programdata/battlenet) ortherwise your D3 install may not work correctly. (kallell)

39- MAKE SURE TO UPDATE GRAPHIC CARD DRIVERS (and sound card drivers if you have non-integrated ones)! This can have vast improvements on FPS. (kallell)

41- There will be two types of auction houses. RMAH and Gold AH. Gold sounds exactly like what it is. Sell and buy items off the AH with in game gold. With RMAH, you have two options. Send money straight to paypal or use “battle bucks”. If you choose to use battle bucks, the money will reside in your bnet account and can be used for other AH purchases, or blizzard merchandise. YOU CANNOT cash this out. If you intend on getting cash for items, be sure to go the paypal route.(kallell)

42- RMAH will not be available for the first week after launch. (kallell)

43-RMAH: – Blizzard charges $1 + 15% transfer fee to paypal for items.

-For commodities Blizzard charges 15% for the item itself, and another 15% transfer fee to paypal.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL $0.30 + 2.9% paypal fee Formulas:

Items

(Sale Price – 1)*(1-Blizzard to Paypal Transfer Fee) = Profit

(Sale Price – 1)*(1-.15) = Profit

Commodities

(Sale Price)(1-Blizzard Commodities Fee)(1-Blizzard to Paypal Transfer Fee) = Profit

(Sale Price)(1-.15)(1-.15) = Profit

What are commodities? Crafting materials (from salvaging items), gems, and gold.

Additional info and calculation tables – http://tinyurl.com/bnfmwfg (kallell)

44-The official authenticator should be out today (May 14th) for 6.50 + S. However, you can always get the mobile app for free on any smartphone. (kallell) **Furthermore at the very least, make sure you sign up for mobile alerts. That way you get texted if anything is changed on your account (password, personal info, etc) Info and signup is here – http://tinyurl.com/7mu68rz (kallell)

45 – Dual wielding gives 15% attack speed bonus. (riraito)

46- The best magic finding will be from killing rares around the world rather than simply boss farming (unlike d2). Every rare pack you kill, you gain a (stacking) Nephalem valor buff which increases your gold and magic find. Dying or switching runes removes this buff. Only kicks in after level 60(kallell)

47-You can re-assign the 1234 keys to QWER (good for MOBA players)(riraito)

48 – Bosses have enrage timers. Inferno only? (kallell)

49 – Press X to show hp bars of every individual monster (altzan)

50- each vendor sells specific types of items that are generated when the game is created. If you want different items then remake the game.(riraito)

51-Unless they changed it from beta, magic (blue) items sold by vendors have unlimited stock. A cheap blue item can be a useful source of crafting materials if the auction house is too expensive.(tolana)

52-EXP chart basics:

If the level difference is less than 5, there is no penalty

if the level difference is between 5-10, there is a small penalty (10%, 20%, 30%,…)

If the level difference is more than 10, you’ll only receive 5% experience (95% penalty)

You only get “bonus” exp from monsters 6 levels below you. You gain increased (over 100% by default) exp by killing monsters up to 3 levels above you.

53- Activating ‘Letterbox’ mode in options will allow you to play in 16:10 if you have a 16:9 monitor. This means you will have more horizontal visibility. (Space-Dementia)

54 – Not as much of a tip as just personal preference…Remap my skills to , W,.A, D and potion to Q and/or E.

This way I can keep my hand in standard wasd position and have easy access to shift, alt, ctrl, skills and pots. No, need to reach for number keys.

I usually put my “oh shit” skill on space bar since my first instinct near death is to press every button. (hsmith711)

 

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Diablo 3 Monster Affixes for Nightmare, Hell and Inferno Monsters

When you are running nightmare, hell and inferno modes in D3, you really need to know what you are going up against, because sometimes those yellow rare mobs can pwn you, ez pz.

Here is the list of rare monster affixes which will explain in better detail what the rare monsters will do when you come across them while playing Diablo 3.

Arcane Enchanted – Monsters enchanted with Arcane Enchanted trait deal additional arcane damage and have the ability to summon orbs which fire rotating arcane beams

Avenger – When a Champion group imbued with Avenger arrives, the death of each group member imbues the remaining Champions with added power/size as they wreak their frenzied vengeance on the Hero

Desecrator – A monster with Desecrator trait creates a glowing void zone beneath the targeted hero that damages the hero. Desecration will activate a few seconds after it appears on the floor, giving you time to get out of the void zone. (Darksaiyan)

Electrified – A monster with the Electrified trait has higher lightning resistance, deals additional lightning damage and discharges sparks across the floor in random directions when stuck.

Extra Health – This trait bestows the imbued monster with extra HP

Fast – This makes monsters run, attack and cast magic faster

Fire Chains – Champion backs are attached by a fire chain. The Hero suffers damage if he touches or even gets near one of the fire links.

Frozen – Monster with the Frozen affix can summon frost orbs that grow and eventually explode causing cold damage and applying a Chill and a Freeze debuff

Health Link – Health Link reduces the amount of damage taken by the champion with that trait by linking his HP to that of all other Health Link champions in the area

Horde – Horde increases the squad of minions that spawn with a rare monster, crowding the battlefield

Illusionist – The Illusionist trait imbues a creature with the ability to create clones of itself at much lower health levels

Invulnerable Minions – Monsters imbued with this trait arrive with a squad of indestructible puppet minions and an expanded heath pool

Jailer – This trait gives monsters the ability to immobilize the Hero in a conjured prison

Knockback – Knockback allows monsters to push back the player a short/long distance with each connecting blow, whether it be ranged or melee. Also, slows player. (OMGBBQLOL)

Missile Dampening – Creatures imbued with the trait generate a reddish sphere around themselves. Any projectile entering this sphere moves 90% slower than normal

Molten – Monsters that spawn with this trait deal extra fire damage. In addition, they leave trailing pools of lava that deal fire damage over time. Any non-minion monster killed with this trait leaves a time bomb that will explode after 3 seconds, dealing large amounts of fire damage

Mortar – Monsters with mortar can lob several fireballs that deal splash damage on impact. Mortar lobs a burst of 3 fireballs towards the player, even over obstacles, but will always lob over a character in melee distance. (Darksaiyan)

Nightmarish – Nightmarish monsters have a chance to fear the player on hit and can be triggered from both melee and ranged attacks

Plagued – Monsters enchanted with Plagued leave pools of poisonous green goo around them for 9 seconds

Shielding – This trait gives the monster a brief period of invulnerability to all forms of damage. Shielding mobs have green glow around them before they activate the shield. (Darksaiyan)

Teleporter – Gives the monster the ability to teleport to a nearby location

Reflect Damage – When you strike a Reflect Damage imbued foe with any attack, you suffer automatic damage in return

Waller – Monsters with Waller can summon earthen walls between the player and the monster, or sometimes behind the player to prevent escape. Waller mobs are different between elites and champions. Elite (boss with minions) create a box around the players to keep them in a general area, while champion packs create single walls in front or behind the player. (Darksaiyan)

Vampiric- This trait allows monster to literally feast on the damage they inflict to you by turning it into health for themselves

Vortex – Grants the ability to forcibly pull the player right next to the monster but does not pull player through objects.

The Best Diablo 3 Magic Find Guide

Hey Friends of The Little, Diablo 3 Pwning, Nerd!

 

I’m guessing you came here to learn how to magic find in the most proficient way, so, let TLN assist you!

 

If you are trying to find The Best Diablo 3 Magic Find Guide, Your at the right place…

 

I’m about to pwn you noobs up with some hard facts about magic finding!

1. Always kill everything!

2. Don’t solo kill everything, kite em, group em, aoe em!

3. Harder the difficulty the better, duh!

4. If you see a good chest, DONT OPEN IT! Clear the area, then put on max magic find gear, with the max stacks from boss kills, then open it! Cha-Ching! (Remember if you reset your skills your magic find boss stacks reset) If you find a chest in Inferno, you can spam general chat, or a forum, and make people pay 10-25k just to join in and collect on loots from it.  Make sure they have some Magic find though as it gets averaged out between the group.  (if you have 200 magic find, and someone joins with 0, it drops to 100% magic find)

5.  Places that you have to go out of your way for, like hidden caverns, will have the most rare yellow spawns, which are great for magic finding!

6. Magic find gear isn’t everything, but try to get enough magic find to get good items in hell/inferno while still maintaining adequate stats to stay healthy, and alive.

7. Use the Auction house! Don’t pay crazy prices, set a gold maximum and get the gearz! You would be surprised how cheap some rare items, and even legendaries are.

That’s all the tips I have, but if you want more detailed information on spots, builds, and percentages of what drops where, so you can get the most out of your time, please check out The Best Diablo 3 Magic Find Guide!  I have receive a review copy from T-DUB himself and out of the other guides I have reviewed I honestly rate this one the best, and it’s the most affordable.

A great thing about purchasing his guide is that it’s worry free, 60 days and you can request a refund very simply.

You definitely don’t need a gold guide, but if you are looking to become rich, and/or sell on the Real Money Auction House, you will want to get one.

If you don’t want to spend any money, check back often as I am always doing research and posting great methods I come across them!

Hope this help my fellow little nerds out, please comment if you have any questions!

What is the Best Diablo 3 Guide?

Hey again my Nerd Brothas! Here is the best diablo 3 guide that I have come across thus far!

I’ve made millions of this guide already and I’m still in Hell act 3. Hope that is something you can somewhat base upon how much you’ve farmed or gotten, I’m still not 60 either, only 58 as I have too much on my plate and play casually.

If you haven’t already figured out, Diablo 3 is a somewhat short game, but a HUGE game.  What makes it huge? How about the randomness and rarity of certain bosses and items.  This increases the possibility for some “better payout” spots and hidden gems. If you are serious about Diablo 3 and maybe even plan to make some money from the Real Money Auction House, then you will need some help!

I have been researching since Beta up until now on what the best Diablo 3 guide would be.  I have gotten review copies from all the top names in power-leveling and gold farming.

I’m not going to go into too much detail, as all of them are good Diablo 3 guides, but only one is the best diablo 3 guide!

I am going to go ahead and say from my experience, the guide that was the most useful, taught me the most new things, and the most profitable guide,would have to be Diablo 3 Gold Secrets by Marko.  I enjoyed this guide 100% and if I had purchased it and not gotten a review copy, I would of had zero regrets about purchasing it as with it’s methods, and the real money auction house, you seriously have no reason to not make at least 10-20 dollars a day playing pretty casual(1-2 hours a day).

You can make your own decision on it here, but for everything you get, don’t cross it off your list just yet!

I hope this helps you out, please check my other posts for free information about speedleveling, gold finding, and magic finding, enjoy! Please comment with any criticisms or thanks, or questions!!

The Best Diablo 3 Power Leveling and Speed Guide

Hello My Fellow Little Nerds!

 

I want to share with you a couple of reasons why it sucks to be at a low level in Diablo 3.

First off, Diablo 3 is a game about items, 90% of the end game will be about magic finding the best gear, and also, making money, but that just circles around to once again, having the best gear.

Low level characters don’t make the minimum requirement to use good unique and set items because their stats are not up to par yet, hence you can’t magic find efficiently. It hurts your character progress and it takes up space in your backpack.

You can try and get something cool from the auction house, but it wouldn’t work for you until much later because you can’t use it.

You can’t go on quests with your higher level friends

It’s like being a ‘feeder’ in League of Legends or Dota2.

People will always need to watch your back. You become an easy target for the mobs. Your team mates need to spend more healing spells on you to keep you alive.

And worst of all, you do not contribute as much damage for the team.

You cannot play at their level and the worst case scenario is that they will be forced to leave you behind.

You can’t use the best skills for your character

Everyone knows that the best stuff are all at the end.

Back in the ol D2 days, people were dying to get whirlwind for the Barbarian(early d2 days). Endless grinding and killing all day just to get that. Pfft, no thanks.

You can prevent all that with Jonathan Bradley Smith’s latest power leveling guide called Diablo 3 Speed.

 

You must learn from him experience.

It contains cutting edge information that will propel you to level 60 in no time because it contains a step by step fast track to max out your character.
Gone are the days of killing the same mob over and over again for XP, this great method laid out in detail in the guide, GUARANTEES that you will be above your friends level, with at least 33% less playtime.

If you want to do things the smart way, be sure to check out his guide because you don’t want to be left behind and get called a noob! :P

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