Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around
hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Diablo III

Diablo III's class tweaks, bug fixes, and game changes

9:30 AM on 05.24.2012 // Jim Sterling
  @JimSterling

Blizzard has released a list of hotfixes, finally letting players know about all the quick changes it's made to the game recently. As suspected, the Demon Hunter and Wizard have had their most useful skills downgraded, and the Monk has been controversially nerfed. 

A number of exploits have been fixed, with a few tricks for easy kills and loot no longer viable. Over thirty errors disrupting the game's service have also been addressed, which should hopefully make for a smoother experience all round. 

The full list of fixes can be viewed below, but be warned that there are some quest-specific fixes toward the end that may count as a spoiler. Y'know, if you're so invested in Diablo III's story that you'd actually be mad about that. Stranger things have happened. 

Feel free to peruse the notes as I lament the loss of the thing that let my Demon Hunter survive those damn mortar-powered champions.

General

  • Players will now receive an error message when attempting to remove a gem from an item with no sockets
  • Players will now properly have their casting interrupted when attacked while performing resurrect on a fallen group member
  • Resolved over 30 game and service crashes affecting players

Classes

Demon Hunter

  • Active Skills
    • Smoke Screen
      • Duration reduced from 2 seconds to 1 second (tooltip will still show 2 seconds)
      • Skill Rune - Lingering Fog
      • Now increases the duration of Smoke Screen to 1.5 (tooltip will still show 3 seconds)

Monk

  • Active Skills
    • Fists of Thunder
      • Skill Rune - Quickening
      • Fixed an issue that was causing spirit regeneration to incorrectly trigger off critical hits from other sources, such as Sweeping Wind
    • Mantra of Healing
      • Mantra of Healing will now correctly provide only two times the base healing effect for the first 3 seconds after activation, down from four times the base healing effect (tooltip will still show the old value)
      • Skill Rune - Boon of Protection
      • A maximum absorption amount has been set to 1000 Life. This skill will be redesigned in an upcoming patch

Wizard

  • Active Skills
    • Arcane Torrent
      • Skill Rune - Cascade
      • Fixed an issue that was causing Arcane Torrent to fire 3 new missiles per kill instead of only 1 new missile per kill
      • Number of new missiles generated from this rune will now cap at 10 missiles
    • Energy Armor
      • Skill Rune - Force Armor
      • Amount of damage absorbed from a single attack will now cap at 100% of a player's maximum Life

Items

  • The rare chest in the Town Cellar in Alcarnus will now only spawn 50% of the time, down from 100%
  • Players can no longer dual-wield two-handed weapons


Jim Sterling, Former Reviews Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure JimSterling Tips
Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more   |   staff directory



 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

destructoid's previous coverage:
Diablo III


  Aug 05

Diablo III sold 20 million copies worldwide

The original and Reaper of Souls across all platforms


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!


Wanna Bet? Fall 2015 Finale

Conquest of Elysium 4 - Review

The PlayStation Vita: Twice as Bright

Video Gaming Bits -- Magical Date: Doki Doki Kokuhaku Daisakusen

Cheat Codes Ep. 83: Shut Up

Comments of the Week - Love Love Love

Sonic Generations Mod Retrospective 2 - COLORS

The meaning of The Witness (Part 2 of 3)

Venture into the Borderlands - Epilogue

Pokémon X Review - Fairy Enough

 Add your impressions

 Quickposts
Status updates from C-bloggers

Batthink avatarBatthink
Regarding SMT favourites, mine is Succubus.
Gamemaniac3434 avatarGamemaniac3434
Hey, I here theres some premium blog o' mine just lying around the cblogs right now. Should go pick it up, while its still in stock-which is limited due to artificial scarcity. Also for favorite personas, I am also a big fan of samael. Cool design.
Sir Shenanigans avatarSir Shenanigans
Was going to start The Darkness 2 today but honestly I'm so into The Witcher I'm just going to keep that going, probably for the best, too. LETS GO SKELLIGE CAPN JACK SPARROW UP IN THIS
Nathan D avatarNathan D
Samael for me.
Jinx 01 avatarJinx 01
Am I the only one kinda turned off to Unravel because of the 10/10 score? I tend to see any 10/10 review as bullshit.
SayWord avatarSayWord
Gong Hey Fat Choy! Time to enjoy some delicious Shark Fin soup.
Occams avatarOccams
I've always been rather partial to Satan.
TheAngriestCarp avatarTheAngriestCarp
Every time Nekro changes his avatar, God lets a child in a third-world country starve to death. When will the killing stop, Nekro?
Jiraya avatarJiraya
Undertale ending in anime version (don't watch it if you have not played it yet) !
ikiryou avatarikiryou
Pixie isn't my abfave demon, but this cosplay is hhnnggalicious
TheAngriestCarp avatarTheAngriestCarp
El Dango avatarEl Dango
What if the 'OOSE' thing in the new Bourne poster is deliberate? What if it's like the bad guy or something?
drmcscott avatardrmcscott
No more night Xcom. Cant sleep. No more night Xcom. Cant sleep. WOrk perofmence bad. No moe night Xconm. Nad. Cmat sleep. Hep me! HJkelp me!
Nekrosys avatarNekrosys
SMT demons, huh? There's really only one choice.
Malthor avatarMalthor
One of my favourite demons from SMT is Samael, his death magic and Megido spell are always a great help( Megido especially made him the bane of golden hands in my last P4 playthrough). Plus he looks pretty badass.
FakePlasticTree avatarFakePlasticTree
Favorite demon in Shin Megami Tensei, eh? Oh, I got many but so I'll just pick one for now whom is a beast in the Persona series. Yoshitsune--Hassou Tobi, Heat Riser = Don't fear the REAPER!
Flegma avatarFlegma
Played half an hour of Last Story. Yay, British voices! But the absence of colours makes me want to play other games instead, especially in this greyscale season.
HeyItsDad avatarHeyItsDad
There's not even enough reviews out to give Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth a rating on Metacritic...what's up with this?
ooktar avatarooktar
Dat Booty.
ooktar avatarooktar
more quickposts


Contest!


Seriously

Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme


Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo



Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -