How to Get the Most Diablo 3 Gold for the Money – EASY

In-case anyone hasn’t played Diablo 3 in a while and needs a boost to get their gear up to par, here is an easy way to maximize your money when using the real money auction house.

After you put your money into battle net, you can either by gold for .25$-ish per million, or spend 1-2 dollars on the highest level gems and re-list those on the gold auction house for about 20 million gold.  You do the math, but that’s about 350% better than buying gold straight up.  This is the way most people get their gold easily in Diablo 3.

Emeralds I believe sell for the most, but do a little research as the market fluctuates and see for yourself.

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Diablo 3 Dueling & PVP System FAQ

The time has finally come, the D3 PVP dueling patch, is on the public test realms currently.  It will be implemented into the live servers within the next month.  It only took them, I don’t know, a year and change to do it.  Enough of the complaints though! Here is all the information you need about the new PVP system in Diablo 3.

How to duel someone in Diablo 3?  Well you need to go to the PVP zone.

How do you get to the PVP zone? You talk to Nek the Brawler.

Where is Nek the Brawler?  Nek the Brawler is located in New Tristam.

How many people can the new D3 zone support? The new PVP zone can support 2-4 players at once, and is a free for all.

There are four different areas in the PVP zone, which is called Scorched Chapel.  The areas are the church, the river, the lake and the graveyard.

If you die in the dueling world, you resurrect in the same zone.

Death is not permanent for hardcore characters (nor  soft core obviously)

You will not take durability damage while in the PVP zone, which is good because if you get in there with TLN you will be dying, A LOT. 😉

The point of the dueling system is basically for fun and bragging right between friends currently.  Blizzard has stated they didn’t want it to be an E-Sport more of just a fun event and something to do.  Honestly, it will be like Diablo 2’s PVP system, but with less people and a little bit more control.   Balls to the wall and no holds barred.


Little Things You Should Know About the New Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.5

Monster Power must be enabled.

  • Options > Gameplay > Bottom right option under “Interface”
  • Once enabled, you will choose the MP level when picking your starting quest.

Leave your group, retain your stacks

  • If you play in a group, you can now leave the game for a short time and keep your NV stacks. I want to say 5 minutes. As long as someone from your party keeps the game “active”, you can rejoin. This is amazing for posting a fast auction, losing connection, etc.
  • When you disconnect from a game and want to go solo, be sure to right click your character and choose “leave party”. Or else you’ll just keep joining the same game.

Watch Tower has been moved.

  • “The Watch Tower spawn has been moved from the Northern Highlands to the Southern Highlands”
  • The Watch Tower has also been changed. It now has a full size first floor and it seems like the number of elites has been lowered

Easily search for similar items on the auction house

  • When inside the auction house, right click the item you want to sell and choose the find similar option. This will preload your stats into the search fields for you.

Stay tuned for more new features!

When will D3 Patch 1.0.5 be released?

After some research and monitoring the forums and other websites, I believe the next D3 patch, 1.0.5 will be out this upcoming Tuesday or the following.  I cannot wait for this to be out, so many good changes! Cross your fingers!

Main Changes for Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.5 – What to Look forward to in D3?

Sup Nerds! Here are some cool changes coming to the next Diablo Patch – 1.0.5

1. INFERNAL MACHINE! – The infernal machine is a crafting recipe much like uber Tristam in Diablo 2.  You farm the parts(and the pattern once) and then craft the item.  You then can go kill the boss and he will drop a special legendary ring! Puzzle ring! I will have walk through on this soon, step by step in detail.

2. Monster Power! – Monster power now lets you choose how hard you want your monsters to be.  Monster power ZERO is actually -25% of the current monsters health, and then it scales up VERY high from 1-10.  The main thing is health increase, so a normal 30 second rare to kill in act 3 on monster power level 0, will now take lets say 5x as long on monster power 5+ (example).   In addition to the increases health and slight damage increase, once you go to monster power level 1, all monsters are ilvl 63(same as act 3).  So you can actually choose to farm any act and your result will be the same.  You also gain increased magic find and gold find the high you increase the monster power level.  You can find more information about this from the Monster Power chart that is listed on the site, if you are unable to find it just search for monster power at the top search box.

3. Legendary and Set items will have their drop rate doubled in relation to the drop rate now.

4. Inferno monsters are taking another Nerf.  I personally am happy for this, but in all reality it isn’t a huge Nerf because you can use monster power levels to make it hard than it was originally.


That is about all of the major changes.  I am not going to list the class changes as this isn’t a full 1.0.5 patch notes post.  If you are wondering when 1.0.5 will be released, I would put my money on it coming out this Tuesday, or the next!

Diablo 3 Patch Notes for 1.0.4 – Legendary Buff + More

New System added: Paragon Levels-after a player reaches level 60, killing monsters and completing combat challenge streaks (Killing Blow, Massacre, etc)  will begin to award experience towards Paragon levels-there are 100 Paragon levels Every Paragon level will reward you with:Core stats such as Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, and Vitality in amounts similar to what you’d gain from a normal level3% Magic Find and 3% Gold Find
In addition, a distinctive border will surround your character portrait in the in-game party frame to denote your Paragon progression, with a new frame earned after every ten levels. Your Paragon level will also be visible to other players wherever your normal level is shown.
Pets with passive life regeneration (most notably Followers, Zombie Dogs, and Gargantuan) have had their life regeneration greatly increased from levels 30-60Nephalem Valor now grants +15% Bonus Experience per stack, as well as +15%  to Magic Find and Gold Find Magic Find will now cap at 300% (Nephalem Valor bonuses will still stack beyond this cap)Magic Find is no longer averaged among all players in a multilayer game Players can now disable or enable music in the Sound OptionsAdditional Sound Options including Sound Output and Speaker Setup has been addedA new tutorial about “Elective Mode” will now appear when a player enters Nightmare, Hell, or Inferno difficulty for the first time


Bug Fixes
The achievement “Espionage” can now be completed as the Battlefield Reports lore can now drop in Act IIIThe achievement “A Unique Collection” can now be completed (see the Bug Fixes in the Monsters section for more information)The “Kill Diablo” criteria for the achievement “Death From Afar” has been removed

Auctions can now be cancelled at any point so long as they do not have any active bidsNumber of “Preferred Stats” allowed per search increased from 3 to 6Number of digits allowed in the “Min Value” field for equipment searches increased from 3 to 5″Minimum Damage” has been replaced with “Average Damage” as a searchable statBonus damage is calculated as the Average Damage: (Min Damage + Max Damage) / 2For example, searching for a Bonus Damage of 12 will find an item with 10-14 damage, 12 minimum damage, or 24 maximum damage
Stat increases which come from slotted gems are no longer taken into account when searching for equipmentArmor, DPS, Buyout, and Time Left columns are now sortable in the Search tabThe maximum stack size of gold per listing has been increased from 100,000 to 1,000,000The following message has been added to the Item Purchase screen: “Item properties and values may change over time due to game balancing”Description text has been added or improved for several error messages
UI Improvements
Tooltips have been added for items in the Completed tabTooltips have been added for commoditiesItem Compare tooltips have been added to the Recommended Items pageThe listing price of unsold and cancelled auctions will now display in the Completed tab The Auctions tab and Completed tab will now refresh when a player’s item has been purchased
Bug Fixes
Auction house search filters are now no longer case sensitivePlayers can now search for stats on Legendary items”Attack Speed” is now a searchable affix for quivers”Chance to Blind on Hit” is now a searchable affix for amuletsItems with the “Level Requirement Reduced” affix will now properly appear in search results when specifying the level rangeSearches will now properly filter results according to the set Minimum and Maximum values for “Life per Spirit Spent”Witch doctor’s Corpse Spider bonus is now listed when searching for mojosThe Recommended Items page will now display quivers for demon hunters even if the player has a two-handed ranged weapon equipped

The “Report Spam” option is now available in the main menu when right-clicking on a player’s name (rather than being hidden in the “Report” sub-menu)Reporting another player for chat spam using “Report Spam” option will now also temporarily mute that player for the duration of your login sessionReporting another player for friend request spam using the “Report Spam” option in the Friends List will now also automatically decline that player’s friend requestThe Quick Join window has been improved More information about Global Play (and its restrictions) has been added to the Account tabThe game will now display both on the login and character select screen which region a player is currently logging into
Clicking on achievement toasts will now provide more information about the achievementThe Public chat menu will now indicate which channels a player has already joined/who and /invite commands can now be used in all channels”DND” and “AFK” tags have been added to the “You are now Busy” and “You are now Away” status messages (respectively)Shift-left-clicking on a player’s name will now display the following information: [Name]: [Level][Mode][Class] – [Act (difficulty)] (i.e. “[Pixie]: Level 45 Hardcore Barbarian – Act I (Nightmare)”)Chat Channel and Party message formatting has been updated
Bug Fixes
Fixed a bug that caused items from the Normal gold auction house to display in the Hardcore gold auction house when a player switched between characters during periods of high latencyThe chat commands /p and /party now work correctly when joining Public GamesFixed a crash that could occur when clicking on a link to a fake item that contained more sockets than is possible

Boss rooms have been standardized so that, after the boss fight is complete, players will always be able to do the following:Use Town Portal to leave the roomRe-enter the room again via Town Portal as well as the room’s entrance portal
AbilitiesInsect SwarmProjectiles can now be slowed
AbilitiesBreath AttackPets and Followers should now only take 10% damage from the breath attack
Gas CloudThe rate at which Ghom spawns Gas Clouds has been reduced by approximately 20%The cooldown on Ghom’s Gas Cloud attack has been increased from 6-10 seconds to 10-13 secondsPets and Followers should now only take 5% damage from Gas Clouds
Bug FixesFixed an issue where certain movement skills were granting immunity to Ghom’s gas clouds if cast while inside the cloud (and if the player never left the cloud’s area of effect)
Bug FixesPlayers can no longer bypass the chains that appear during the “Heart of Sin: Kill the Daughters” event
AbilitiesFire BallProjectiles can now be slowed
Bug FixesSkipping Izual’s cut-scene should no longer cause players to become trapped behind his ice barrier Fixed a bug where Izual’s Charge attack would not do any damageFixed a bug where Izual’s Charge attack could damage players twiceFixed a bug where Izual could become immune to damage when at 30% health under rare circumstances
Bug FixesRakanoth is now properly immune to crowd control effects when enraged in Inferno difficulty
Bug FixesDiablo’s Bone Cage debuff will now be properly removed from the player during a phase transition if the cut-scene is skippedFixed an issue where triggering a phase transition while grasped by Diablo could cause both the player and Diablo to become temporarily invisibleFixed an issue that caused Diablo to not summon Shadow Clones of the player if Seven-Sided Strike was cast at the appropriate time

A repair tab has been added to the Blacksmith
Bug Fixes
Gem-combine designs for Amethysts and Emeralds should no longer contain typos

The last follower a player had active in a single-player game will now be restored automatically after leaving a multiplayer gameThe frequency of follower dialog has been reduced

All level 60- 62 damage affixes have had their Minimum and Maximum top-end damage values increasedLevel 63 items will still roll the highest potential damage values in the game, but the damage difference between level 60-62 items and level 63 items just won’t be as dramatic as it was beforeNote: This will only impact items created or dropped after patch 1.0.4
Two-handed melee weapons have made more viable:Two-handed melee weapons can now roll their own affixes for core stats as well as higher damage values (as compared to one-handed melee weapons)Core stat values have been increased by approximately 70%Note: This does not affect two-handed ranged weapons
Additional affix changes for two-handed melee weapons include:+ Crit Damage, Life on Hit, Life After Each Kill, and Life Steal values can now roll up to 200% Note: This does not affect two-handed ranged weapons
Note: These changes will only impact items created or dropped after patch 1.0.4
All off-hand items (mojos, orbs, quivers, shields) can now roll Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, and Vitality in the same ranges as Armor and WeaponsNote: This will only affect off-hand items created or dropped after patch 1.0.4
Off-hands can now roll Reduced Level RequirementDrop rate on quivers has been reduced+MaxFury and +MaxSpirit will no longer roll on ranged weaponsMax Block amount on shields with an item level of 59 and higher has been changed so they all provide the same amount of Max BlockRepair costs have been reduced by up to 25% for item levels between 53 and 63Weapon racks have had their weapon drop rate restored to 100%, though weapons are more likely be of Common quality (white or grey items)Destructible objects now have a chance to drop items againThe text color of gems, potions, crafting pages and tomes dropped on the ground has been changed from white to light blueThe maximum stack size of gems has been increased from 30 to 100The gem drop sound effect is now more noticeable
Legendary Items
Significant changes have been made to Legendary items:Custom proc effects have been added to over 50 Legendary items and Set item bonusesAll Legendary items will now roll with at least one of the following affixes to ensure that their DPS is viable: +Elemental Damage, +Attack Speed, +Critical Damage, +%damage, Has SocketsAffix values on Legendary items are no longer demoted and will now roll at their maximum potentialMany lower level Legendary items have had their affix count increased to 6Legendary items based on Uniques from previous Diablo games have received a tuning pass to make their stats more reflective of their ancestors The chance for a Legendary item to drop that’s below an item level of 50 has been increasedItem level 63 Legendary items have been added to the gameLegendary Sets:All item level 61 set pieces have been increased to item level 63 (excluding rings and amulets), and had their base item changed from late Hell/early Inferno to late InfernoClass-specific sets are now guaranteed to have the class’s core stat on every item in the set
Summoned Creatures:Creatures summoned by Legendary item procs should now follow the player or Follower with the item equippedCreatures summoned by Legendary item procs should now have combat awareness similar to FollowersCreatures summoned by Legendary item procs should now their level determined by the Legendary item level
Please note that these changes will only apply to new Legendary items that drop or are created after patch 1.0.4. Legendary items which dropped or were created prior to patch 1.0.4 will remain unchanged (this also applies to items which have not been identified yet). To distinguish these items from one another, new Legendary items will have slightly different names and appearances from those dropped or created prior to 1.0.4.
Squirt the Peddler has permanently moved from the Caldeum Bazaar up to the Hidden Camp, as she heard people liked buying Health Potions up there
Bug Fixes
Legendary items (pre- and post-1.0.4) with the +Attack Speed affix should now work correctlyItems with +Chance to Stun on Hit now have the suffix “of Staggering” instead of “of Devastation”Multiple chests that had a small chance of dropping loot into unreachable locations have been repositioned slightly to prevent this from happeningFixed a bug where Normal chests found in Bastion keep were dropping items from too low of a treasure class (these chests will now drop the same class of items as other Normal chests throughout the game)Fixed a bug that allowed players to see properties of unidentified items

Monsters across the game have had a pass to make their experience and loot rewards more proportional to the effort required to kill them For example, Imps and Tormented Stingers grant less XP and drop less items, but Lacuni Warriors grant increased XP and drop more items
Experience awarded by level 61-63 monsters has been increased by approximately 60%Normal monsters should now drop Magic (blue) items and Rare (yellow) items approximately 4 times more than beforeBonus health granted to monsters in co-op games has been reduced to 75% per additional player for all difficulties:Normal: (no change)Nightmare: 85% → 75%Hell: 95% → 75%Inferno: 105% → 75%
Monster damage and health and drop rates has been adjusted for Inferno as follows:Normal monsters now have a greatly increased chance to drop Magic (blue) and Rare (yellow) items Act IElite monster health reduced by 11%
Act IINormal monster health increased by 4%Elite monster health reduced by 8%Overall damage done by all monsters reduced by 8%
Act III and Act IVNormal monster health increased by 10%Elite monster health reduced by 2.5%Overall damage done by all monsters reduced by 15%
Spine Hewer,  Skeletal Reaper, Skull Cleaver, and Swift Skull Cleaver damage has been reduced by approximately 37%Sarkoth has had his loot quality and health adjusted slightlyQuill Fiends in the Dank Cellar will now drop less additional gold (but will still drop more than other Quill Fiends) and should now properly turn hostile when confronted by a playerBlood Clan Ranged monsters should now run away less often and for shorter distancesMoon Clan Ranged monsters should now run away for shorter distancesSnakeman Casters now have a melee attackSnakeman Casters’ Electric Burst now has a max channeling duration of 7 secondsRockworms should now burrow less frequently after unburrowing, and will unburrow more quickly after burrowingSuccubus blood star projectiles can now be slowedBrickhouse monsters (e.g. Demonic Tremors) should now Arm Shields and enrage less often, and will no longer gain an increase in damage while enragedPossessed monsters can no longer spawn with the Illusionist affixFast mummies (Betrayed, Accursed, and Reviled) can no longer spawn with the Illusionist affixPets and Followers should now only take 10% damage from a Fast mummy’s Poison Death CloudHeralds of Pestilence no longer attack pets and Followers The first and third levels of Leoric’s Dungeon now have a total of five Uniques that can be spawnedReduced the chance of a skeletal Rare pack to spawn in the Cemetery of the Forsaken from 50% to 20%The lone Champion Shaman in the Demonic Trebuchet is no longer considered a ChampionThe treasure goblin spawn has been removed from the Road to Alcarnus
Champions and Rares
Champion and Rare monsters will no longer enrage after prolonged combat, and they will no longer heal to full health after not being engagedJailer can now no longer appear with Knockback, Nightmarish, or VortexInvulnerable Minions has been removed as a possible affix Fire Chains damage has been reduced by 20%Nightmarish monsters will now make players immune to Fear for 6 seconds after the Fear is cast on the playerPlagued, Frozen, and Mortar monsters will now do only 10% of their damage to pets and FollowersShielding monsters will no longer shield if they are the last monster left in the area, and only one monster in a given pack can be shielded at a timeThe spawn points of Arcane Enchanted beams have been adjusted slightly to be more spread out, and their damage has been reduced by approximately 30%Champion and Rare Fallen Lunatics have been removed from both Zoltun Kulle dungeons Swarm monsters now have a more pronounced Champion and Rare appearance
Bug Fixes
Mortar monster projectiles should no longer be aimed within the monster’s dead zoneWaller monsters can no longer spawn walls on top of playersPlagued, Arcane Enchanted, and Electrified minions no longer have resistance to Poison, Arcane, or Lightning damage (respectively)Dark Moon Shaman Champions and Rares now correctly show their affixesDark Moon Shaman’s Empower ability will now properly reduces all types of incoming damageOppressors’ Charge attack will no longer deal damage to players twiceBerserkers now have the proper “blue glow” of ChampionsThe Champion pack at the end of Kyr the Weaponsmith’s event “A Reputation Restored” will now drop loot and give experienceThe common and Champion skeletons that spawn from the treasure chest during the zombie ambush event in Act I, Cathedral level 4 will now drop loot and give experienceThe Goatman Ambush event in the Fields of Misery will now properly spawn a full pack of Champions (instead of just one Champion)The Aspect of Terror will now drop at least one Magic (blue) item, and its clones will now only drop health globesThe Flying Molok can no longer turn invisible and become un-targetableThe Bloated Malachor’s damage has been normalized to be in line with the rest of his other monster variantsKilling Sardar’s illusions will no longer trigger quest completion for “Sardar’s Treasure: Kill Sardar”; the quest will now properly complete when Sardar is slain (this is because Sardar is no longer an Illusionist, and will now only spawn with Vampiric and Nightmarish affixes)It should now be significantly easier to dodge Triune Berserker Power HitsDamage over time spells will no longer prevent certain monsters from dropping health globesA player who is killed by a monster’s Reflect Damage affix will now be able to release his or her corpse and be resurrected by other playersFixed a bug that allowed monsters with multiple affix powers to sometimes to ignore the cooldown timers of those powersFixed a bug where several Unique monsters could not spawn in Act II – The Howling Plateau (this fix now allows players to finish the achievement “A Unique Collection”)

Players will now receive full experience and gold rewards for completing quests for the first time in Nightmare, Hell, and Inferno difficultiesPlayers will no longer receive a quest reward after opening the entrance to the Waterlogged Passage; instead, they will now receive the reward after completing the step “Kill Gavin the Thief” instead (which occurs slightly after)
Bug Fixes
The Quest Select window will now always display the most recently completed quest or quest step, as well as all resumable steps leading up to that point”Trailing the Coven: Talk to Karyna” will now automatically update for players to “Trailing the Coven: Find the Khazra Staff” (even if they have not yet talked to Karyna) when triggering the Lost Wagon sceneThis is to ensure that players are able to receive a quest reward when clicking on the wagon
Players no longer receive Town Portal as a reward during repeated completions of the quest “A Shattered Crown: Take the Skeleton King’s crown from the Chancellor’s Altar” and will now receive gold and experiencePlayers can no longer disrupt the rituals during “The Crumbling Tower: Explore the Lyceum,” which used to prevent players from completing the eventVendel the Armorsmith can no longer be killed by the environment during the event “The Scavenged Scabbard”Skipping the cut-scene during the quest “A Royal Audience: Talk to Emperor Hakan II” as quickly as possible will no longer prevent the quest objective from being updatedThe matchmaking cut-off point for the quest “The Light of Hope” has been adjusted slightly

The ability to drag-and-drop skills in Elective Mode will now only be enabled while the Skill window is openResist values are now taken into consideration when calculating the item comparison “Protection” valueWhen a player cancels out of a Trade window, any items that are under the player’s cursor will also be cancelledA two-second delay will now occur when clicking “Accept” in a Trade window if either player makes any changes to their offering
Bug Fixes
Holding CTRL while mousing over an item on the ground that has socketed gems will no longer cause that item to appear unsocketedPlayers will no longer get disconnected from the game if their Mouse Wheel is bound to the function “Close All Open Windows”

Retina Displays are now fully supportedGame resolutions which match Mac screen aspect ratios now offeredSwitching between Windowed and Fullscreen modes is now fasterAdded a “Help” menu so players can more quickly navigate to relevant support pagesAdded a menu item which allows players to copy system information to their ClipboardAdded a menu item to reveal various games files and folders in Finder
Bug Fixes
Selecting the default resolution settings in Video Options will now correctly reset the resolutionChanging the resolution settings while in Windowed (Fullscreen) mode will now properly change the resolution

Level 60 characters will no longer receive a “+XP” message when looting a new lore journalDecreased the chance for multiple Sigil rooms in the Gardens of Hope (Tier 2) to spawn at once Fixed a bug that was causing some tiles in the Holy Sanctum not to spawn, preventing players from being able to access the room’s treasure chest


Active Skills        Ancient Spear            Now also roots the target in place for 1.5. seconds            Will now default to Basic Attack if on cooldown
Bash            Fury generated increased from 6 to 8            Weapon damage increased from 150% to 165%            Skill Rune – Onslaught                Weapon damage increased from 22% to 25% per reverberation
Skill Rune – Punish                Bonus damage per stack increased from 6% to 8%
Skill Rune – Instigation                Bonus Fury generated reduced from 6 to 4
Cleave            Weapon damage increased from 120% to 140%            Skill Rune – Reaping Swing                Proc coefficient increased from 0.667 to 0.8
Skill Rune – Broad Sweep                Weapon damage increased from 156% to 175%                Proc coefficient increased from 0.5 to 0.8
Skill Rune – Gathering Storm                Proc coefficient increased from 0.5 to 0.8
Hammer of the Ancients            Weapon damage increased from 200% to 325%            Skill Rune – Rolling Thunder                Weapon damage increased from 155% to 275%
Skill Rune – Smash                Weapon damage increased from 270% to 406%
Skill Rune – The Devil’s Anvil                Proc coefficient reduced from 1 to 0.08
Leap            Can now be used while immobilized by crowd control effects (such as Jailer)                Note: Leap will not break CC effects, but that it can still be used while under the effect
Overpower            Skill Rune – Crushing Advance                Can no longer trigger On Hit procs                Amount of damage reflected increased from 30% to 35%
Rend            Weapon damage increased from 210% over 3 seconds to 700% over 5 seconds            Skill Rune – Lacerate                Weapon damage increased from 271% over 3 seconds to 903% over 5 seconds
Skill Rune – Bloodbath                Weapon damage increased from 60% over 3 seconds to 100% over 5 seconds
Seismic Slam            Weapon damage increased from 155% to 240%            Skill Rune – Shattered Ground                Weapon damage increased from 202% to 288%
Skill Rune – Cracking Rift                Weapon damage increased from 255% to 340%
Weapon Throw            Weapon damage increased from 100% to 130%            Will now default to Basic Attack if the player runs out of Fury            Skill Rune – Mighty Throw                Weapon damage increased 130% to 169%
Whirlwind            Weapon damage increased from 110% to 145%            Skill Rune – Volcanic Eruption                Weapon damage increased from 143% to 188%

Demon Hunter
Active SkillsBola ShotWeapon damage to the primary target increased from 130% to 160%Skill Rune – Thunder BallWeapon damage increased from 130% to 160%
Skill Rune – Acid StrikeWeapon damage of each bola increased from 130% to 160%
Skill Rune – Imminent DoomWeapon damage to the primary target increased from 182% to 216%
CaltropsSkill Rune – Jagged SpikesCan no longer trigger procs
ChakramWeapon damage increased from 150% to 170%Skill Rune – Twin ChakramsWeapon damage increased from 100% to 114%
Skill Rune – SerpentineWeapon damage increased from 203% to 230%
Skill Rune – Razor DiskWeapon damage increased from 165% to 187%
Skill Rune – BoomerangWeapon damage increased from 188% to 230%
Skill Rune – Shuriken CloudWeapon damage increased from 30% to 34%Proc coefficient reduced from 0.333 to 0.125
Cluster ArrowInitial bomb weapon damage increased from 200% to 225%Skill Rune – MaelstromWeapon damage increased from 145% to 165%
Skill Rune – Loaded for BearWeapon damage increased from 290% to 304%
Entangling ShotWeapon damage of base skill and all rune variants increased from 75% to 90%Skill Rune – Shock CollarNow deals an additional 70% weapon damage over 2 secondsWeapon damage % is no longer based on attack speed
Evasive FireWeapon damage increased from 125% to 130%Skill Rune – Covering FireWeapon damage increased from 125% to 130% weapon
GrenadesSkill Rune – Gas GrenadesProc coefficient reduced from 0.5 to 0.165
ImpaleWeapon damage increased from 250% to 265%Skill Rune – Chemical BurnWeapon damage increased from 125% to 220%
MultishotHatred cost lowered from 40 to 30Skill Rune – Fire at WillNow reduces Hatred cost to 15
Rain of VengeanceChanged from 75% weapon damage for 5 seconds to 715% weapon damage over 5 secondsSkill Rune – Dark CloudChanged from 34% weapon damage for 12 seconds to 792% weapon damage over 12 secondsCan now find targets in a larger radius around the player
Skill Rune – Beastly BombsWeapon damage increased from 125% to 245% per bomb
Skill Rune – StampedeWeapon damage increased from 75% to 120% per strike
Skill Rune – AnathemaChanged from 115% weapon damage for 10 seconds to 3300% weapon damage over 15 seconds
Skill Rune – Flying StrikeWeapon damage increased from 60% to 100%
Rapid FireWeapon damage increased from 228% to 276%Skill Rune – BombardmentWeapon damage increased from 276% to 345%
SentryTurret weapon damage increased from 20% to 55%Skill Rune – Chain of TormentMaximum tether length increased to 45 yardsWeapon damage increased from 48% to 80%
Smoke ScreenSkill Rune – Choking GasNow does 700% weapon damage over 5 secondsWeapon damage % is no longer based on attack speed
StrafeWeapon damage increased from 120% to 156%Skill Rune – DemolitionWeapon damage increased from 144% to 187%
VaultSkill Rune – Action ShotWill now always shoot 4 arrows
Skill Rune – Trail of CindersNow leaves a trail of fire behind the player dealing 1500% weapon damage over 3 seconds
Passive SkillsBroodingNo longer requires player to not be damaged for 3 seconds to regenerate 1% of maximum Life per second
Bug FixesRain of VengeanceSkill Rune – AnathemaShadow Beast should now drop the appropriate amount of grenades

Active SkillsCrippling WaveSpirit generated increased from 6 to 7
Cyclone StrikeProc coefficient increased from 0 to 0.125
Dashing StrikeWeapon damage increased from 100% to 160%
Exploding PalmChanged from 220% weapon damage over 3 seconds to 745% weapon damage over 9 secondsSkill Rune – Impending DoomDuration increased from 6 seconds to 15 seconds.
Lashing Tail KickWeapon damage increased from 200% to 235% (this also benefits Sweeping Armada, Scorpion Sting, and Hand of Ytar)Skill Rune – Vulture Claw KickWeapon damage increased from 220% to 258%
Skill Rune – Spinning Flame KickWeapon damage increased 240% to 294%
Mystic AllyCan no longer trigger procs
Seven-Sided StrikeWeapon damage increased from 777% to 1777% over 7 hitsSkill Rune – Sudden AssaultWeapon damage increased from 1007%to 2309% over 7 hits
Skill Rune – Several-Sided StrikeThe 2 extra hits now also increase the total duration of the spell (which increases the amount of time that you are invulnerable)
Skill Rune – Fulminating OnslaughtWeapon damage of each explosion increased from 111% to 254%
Sweeping WindSkill Rune – Master of WindIncreased the duration of the vortex from 10 to 20 seconds
Tempest RushWeapon damage increased from 50% to 85%
Wave of LightWeapon damage of initial strike increased from 215% to 390%Skill Rune – Wall of LightWeapon damage bonus to initial strike increased from 312% to 566%
Skill Rune – Explosive LightWeapon damage increased from 285% to 430%
Skill Rune – Pillar of the AncientsWeapon damage on both the initial strike and delayed explosion increased from 210% to 280%
Way of the Hundred FistsSpirit generated increased from 6 to 8Skill Rune – Fists of FuryNow does 100% weapon damage over 5 seconds
Passive SkillsExalted SoulNow also generates 1 Spirit per second
Fleet FootedMovement speed bonus no longer counts toward the 25% movement speed increase cap
The Guardian’s PathTwo-handed weapon Spirit generation bonus increased from 25% to 35%
Bug FixesExploding PalmFixed a bug that allowed players to gain multiple rare item drops from a single Champion or Rare pack by killing all remaining monsters in the pack at the same time using Exploding Palm
Mystic AllyAll Mystic Ally variants are now summoned with full health
Wave of LightFixed an issue that was causing enemies affected by Wave of Light to not always receive the full damage

Witch Doctor
General        Base Mana regeneration increased from 20 per second to 45 per second        The spellcasting animations for the following skills have been modified to allow the effect to occur quicker and for the player to move sooner after casting: Acid Cloud, Corpse Spiders, Firebomb, Locust Swarm, Poison Dart, and Zombie Charger
Active Skills        Acid Cloud            Range increased from 45 yards to 50 yards            Now deals 115% weapon damage plus 150% weapon damage over 3 seconds (up from 100% weapon damage followed by 75% weapon damage over 3 seconds); also benefits Acid Rain            Skill Rune – Lob Blob Bomb                Now increases base damage of Acid Cloud to 115% weapon damage                Slime weapon damage increased from 25% to 50% per second
Skill Rune – Slow Burn                Now increases base damage of Acid Cloud to 115% weapon damage, and deals and additional 300% weapon damage over 6 seconds
Skill Rune – Kiss of Death                Cloud of acid weapon damage increased from 110% to 126%                Weapon damage done to enemies who remain in the affected area increased from 83% to 165%, and damage is now dealt over 3 seconds
Skill Rune – Corpse Bomb                Weapon damage increased from 200% to 230%                When casting Acid Cloud, your witch doctor will no longer attempt to walk closer to targets that are out of range
Corpse Spiders            Will now inherit +Critical Damage bonuses from the player            Can now proc Life on Hit for the player            Are aware of enemies from further away            Have increased speed when pursuing enemies            Skill Rune – Spider Queen                Changed from 16% weapon damage per second for 15 seconds to 630% weapon damage over 15 seconds                Tooltip has been updated to clarify that you may only have one Spider Queen active at a time
Firebats            Weapon damage increased from 150% to 180%            Skill Rune – Plague Bats                Maximum weapon damage increased from 225% to 270%
Skill Rune – Hungry Bats                Weapon damage increased from 280% to 350%
Skill Rune – Cloud of Bats                The damage of the bats will now increase by 20% (up from 10%) every second, up to a maximum of 100% additional damage (up from 50%)
Firebomb            Weapon damage increased from 85% to 110% (this benefits all runes except Pyrogeist)            Skill Rune – Fire Pit                Changed from 8% weapon damage for 3 seconds to 36% weapon damage over 3 seconds                Proc coefficient reduced from 0.67 to 0.067
Skill Rune – Pyrogeist                Changed from 140% weapon damage over 3 seconds to 640% weapon damage over 6 seconds                Tooltip has been updated to clarify that only one column of flame can be active at a time
Gargantuan            Gargantuan survivability has been increased:                Maximum Life now scales with the player’s Maximum Life                    At level 60, the Gargantuan will receive an additional 50% of the player’s Maximum Life
The amount of damage a Gargantuan can take from a single hit is now capped. The cap scales with the player’s level, and is further reduced by the player’s Armor and Resistance.
Weapon damage increased from 25% to 100%, but can no longer trigger procs            Skill Rune – Humongoid                Weapon damage increased from 32% to 130%
Skill Rune – Wrathful Protector                Weapon damage increased from 55% to 110%
Skill Rune – Bruiser                Weapon damage increased from 100% to 200%
Grasp of the Dead            Now does 320% weapon damage over 8 seconds            Skill Rune – Death is Life                Now has a 10% chance to produce health globe or summon a Zombie Dog
HorrifyCooldown reduced from 20 seconds to 16 seconds
Plague of ToadsMana cost reduced from 34 to 12
Poison DartSkill Rune – Spined DartMana return on hit increased from 24 to 29
Skill Rune – Flaming DartWeapon damage increased from 160% to 180%
Spirit BarrageWeapon damage increased from 190% to 230%Skill Rune – Well of SoulsWeapon damage increased from 30% to 65% for each of the bonus projectiles
Skill Rune – Manitou
Changed from 28% weapon damage every second for 20 seconds (for a total of 560% weapon damage) to 1667% weapon damage over 20 secondsSearch radius for targets has been increased from 20 yards to 30 yardsProc coefficient reduced from 0.5 to 0.125No longer shows a buff icon
Spirit WalkSkill Rune – Umbral ShockWeapon damage of explosion increased from 85% to 310% but is no longer increased by attack speed
Skill Rune – SeveranceChanged from 100% weapon damage per second to 450% weapon damage over 2 seconds
Soul HarvestSkill Rune – LanguishMovement speed reduction increased from 60% to 80%
Skill Rune – Vengeful SpiritWeapon damage increased from 70% to 230%
Summon Zombie DogsZombie Dog survivability has been increased:Now also receive 35% of the player’s Maximum LifeThe amount of damage a Zombie Dog can take from a single hit is now capped. The cap scales with the player’s level, and is further reduced by the player’s Armor and Resistance.
Cooldown reduced from 60 seconds to 45 secondsSkill Rune – Rabid DogsProc coefficient has been reduced from 1.0 to 0.10
Skill Rune – Burning DogsProc coefficient has been reduced from 1.0 to 0.05
Wall of ZombiesNow does 800% weapon damage over 5 seconds
Zombie Charger
Skill Rune – Leprous ZombieChanged from 25% weapon damage for 3 seconds to 240% weapon damage over 3 seconds
Skill Rune – Wave of ZombiesWeapon damage increased from 72% to 115% per zombie
Passive SkillsCircle of LifeChance to summon a Zombie Dog when an enemy dies increased from 5% to 30%
Grave InjusticeMana and Life gain increased from 1% to 2% of their maximum values whenever a nearby enemy dies
Rush of EssenceNow returns a flat amount of Mana over 10 seconds (49 Mana at level 60)
Spirit VesselSpirit realm duration reduced from 3 seconds to 2 secondsHeal increased from 10% to 15% of player’s maximum LifeWhile in the spirit realm, players can now walk through enemy monsters
Vision QuestVision Quest has been redesigned and now grants 30% increased Mana regeneration for 5 seconds after doing damage with Corpse Spiders, Firebomb, Plague of Toads, or Poison Dart
Tribal RitesNow also benefits Gargantuan, Mass Confusion, and Summon Zombie Dogs
Bug FixesCorpse SpidersSkill Rune – Leaping SpidersSpiders will now always leap to their target as soon as it’s in range

Active SkillsArcane TorrentArcane Power cost reduced from 20 to 16Weapon damage increased from 175% to 210%Skill Rune – Death BlossomProjectiles are now less random
Skill Rune – Arcane MinesWeapon damage increased from 150% to 180%
Skill Rune – CascadeWeapon damage increased from 175% to 210%
ArchonSlow Time duration increased from 8 seconds to 15 secondsSkill Rune – Arcane DestructionWeapon damage increased from 450% to 1600%
Diamond SkinSkill Rune – Mirror SkinAmount of damage reflection increased from 50% to 100%
Skill Rune – Enduring SkinDuration bonus increased from 8 seconds to 9 seconds
Skill Rune – Diamond ShardsWeapon damage increased from 155% to 210%
ElectrocuteWeapon damage increased from 80% to 90%  (this also benefits Chain Lightning, Forked Lightning, and Surge of Power)Skill Rune – Forked LightningWeapon damage increased from 46% to 55% per charged bolt
Skill Rune – Lightning BlastWeapon damage increased from 80% to 86%
Skill Rune – Arc LightningWeapon damage increased from 80% to 115%
Energy TwisterProc coefficient reduced from 0.25 to 0.125
Explosive BlastSkill Rune – Time BombWeapon damage increased from 293% to 315%
HydraSkill Rune – Arcane HydraWeapon damage increased from 28% to 60% per Arcane Orb
Skill Rune – Lightning HydraWeapon damage increased from 34% to 64%
Skill Rune – Frost HydraWeapon damage increase from 31% to 36%Cone width changed from 15 yards with a 60 degree spread to 35 yards with a 30 degree spread
Skill Rune – Mammoth HydraWeapon damage increased from 22% to 67%
Ice ArmorIncreased the likelihood that attackers will be Frozen rather than ChilledSkill Rune – CrystallizeArmor bonus per stack increased from 15% to 30%
Skill Rune – Jagged IceWeapon damage as Cold increased from 100% to 130%
MeteorWeapon damage increased from 200% + 60% over 3 seconds to 260% + 60% over 3 secondsSkill Rune – Molten ImpactWeapon damage increased from 260% +78% over 3 seconds to 390% + 90% over 3 seconds
Skill Rune – Meteor ShowerWeapon damage increased from 80% to 104%  for each smaller Meteor
Skill Rune – CometWeapon damage of initial hit increased from 240% to 312%
Shock PulseSkill Rune – Fire BoltsWeapon damage increased from 136% to 152%
Skill Rune – Lightning AffinityArcane Power restored per pulse increased from 2 to 3
Spectral BladeSkill Rune – Impactful BladesNow guarantees to Slow the movement speed of enemies by 80% for 1 second (rather than a 5% chance to cause Knockback and Slow the moment speed of enemies by 60% for 1 second)
Skill Rune – Siphoning Blades
Arcane Power restored per hit increased from 1 to 3
TeleportSkill Rune – CalamityWeapon damage increased from 75% to 265%
Bug FixesCold BloodedTooltip has been updated to clarify that all damage is increased by 20% to Frozen or Chilled targets, not just Cold damage (functionality of the skill has not changed)

Diablo 3 – Paragon System and Levels – How Does it work?

As of D3 Patch 1.0.4, there will now be paragon levels.  What are paragon levels you ask? Well, once you obtain level 60, you will then be maxed level, but all your experience gained from that point forward will be sent into your paragon levels, which will ultimately take you from levels 1-100.

What are the benefits to the paragon system and gaining levels? Well here is what they do.

  1. It will give you something to work towards every time you log into the game.
  2. You will gain the same amount of stats (strength, dexterity, intellect, etc.) as you would from gaining a normal level when going from 1-60.
  3. You will gain 3% gold find and 3% magic find (Capped at 300% mf & gf total)

This system basically just makes the game more fun, and gives people who aren’t satisfied with grinding items all day, a reason to still login and have a good time playing, and then logging off and knowing they are almost to the next paragon level.

When you level up your Paragon levels you will also receive a new portrait every 10 levels.  Your Paragon levels can be seen by players as well.

Scamming Methods in Diablo 3 to Watch Out For – Don’t get Scammed Bro!

Here Are Some Common Scamming Methods in Diablo 3 to Watch Out For

1. Unid Items Method – As hopefully everyone already knows, there is a glitch in D3 that allows you to see what stats an Unid item has before you identify it. So, do not buy unid items currently!
2. Fiery Brimstone Stacking scam –  I’ve seen many people do it with Fiery Brimstone’s. They are able to use a script to reduce the stack number before the trade goes all the way through. Be Warned!
3. Deleting Zero’s from Gold Trading –  It is hard to count the zero’s when its 20 million or so, so just take extra caution when trading in trade windows.

4. Cancel Trade Trick – Many people are trying to cancel the trade to trick you into dropping the item: Only works if you drag your item instead of right clicking.

Basically the end rule just comes down to take your time and double check everything, right click items into the trade window, don’t drag, don’t buy unid items, and try to just use the Auction House.

Boot Danger’s Personal Likes & Dislikes in Diablo 3

So I have been playing Diablo 3 since it released a few months ago. I have two level 60 characters with over 400 hours played total. I played Diablo 2 for over ten years, and have thousands of hours played on it. I consider myself a pretty knowledgeable player when it comes to the franchise.

Here are the things I do enjoy about Diablo 3

1. Graphics – I like the graphics, they are an improvement upon classic D2, which one would hope would be the case. Although don’t think I wouldn’t trade graphics and cut scenes for better game play anyway.
2.Skills – The skill system is great, it does take a slightly kick to the longevity of the game compared to D2, but it is nice to just pick any skills and try new things. I can remember so many times on Diablo 2 that I accidentally put too many points into strength, and would have to remake my character.
3. Loot – I am semi-happy about the loot system, but also unhappy. I currently do Act 1 magic find runs on my wizard, and I enjoy it, but rarely, 3-4 months into the game, do I find something worth a decent amount of gold. I do think this should be improved.

Things I think could use Improvement in Diablo 3.

1. Loot – This is two parts. We need more loot choices. Like how Legendary items have other stat choices than rares, we need either better legendaries or yellows to receive more diversity in stats. The game honestly, stat on item wise, is like wow. You start with 100 int 20 vit 10 mf gloves > upgrade to 150 int 50 vit 15 mf gloves. There is some diversity to this statement but if you looked at D2’s items compared to this you would understand.
a. Loot part 2 – Better loot needs to drop. Honestly Diablo 2 was great because of the loot, and that is what kept people around for the most part. I understand why Diablo 3’s loot system is like it is, because of the Auction House more people will show off and sell their loot as compared to Diablo 3.
2. Inferno Act 2/3/4 Difficulty – Honestly this isn’t a huge deal to me, act 1 is the perfect balance of challenge I feel. In act 2 I honestly get slaughtered, I can get through it if I really wanted, but every time I’ve tried I rage quit 30 minutes later. My wizard has 33k life, 45k dmg, 400 all resits, and 20% crit and 190% crit dmg. These are pretty decent stats I think. I am not a bad player, not amazing, but I am a veteran gamer of everything. A slight tweak I feel would improve the game more than hurt it.

So these are a few things I like and dislike about D3, it didn’t grab my attention like Diablo 2 did back in the day, but I can’t complain as I’ve paid the game off using the RMAH and have so many hours invested. One thing to remember is that it is still a new game, and I do believe Blizzard will eventually tweak many many things, but only time will tell. Until then, play it, if you get tired of it, take a break, and come back later!

Diablo 3 Weapon Comparison Online Tool

It can be hard to figure out if weapon A or Weapon B is better…

but lucky for us all someone has created an awesome calculator that does the hard work of calculating weapon damage for us!

The Weapon Comparison Tool can be found HERE (