Builds, Guides, and News for Diablo 3

WarCraft 2 Remake in WC3: Reforged WarCraft 2 Remake in WC3: Reforged WarCraft 3: Reforged was always hoped to be a platform for potential mod remakes of the earlier games and much more creativity besides, but after the very rocky launch that seemed to fall to the wayside a bit. But now we have a really great project to look forward to, as Chronicles of the Second War, a WC2: Tides of Darkness remake is in testing and already has 4 missions ready, as well as a cool trailer! Blizzard Blizzard 4 comments Yesterday at 21:08 by Starym
Diablo 3 Season 22 and Patch 2.6.10 PTR Patch Notes Diablo 3 Season 22 and Patch 2.6.10 PTR Patch Notes We have a new season PTR coming on October 1st, with Season 22 focusing on shadow clones of your class helping you out (with various builds of their own) and a fourth Kanai's Cube slot! The class changes focus on Wizards, Crusaders and Witch Doctors, there's plenty of new and changed legendaries, so check out the full post!

We get 2 weeks of the PTR, with the standard legendary drop rate buff, but also a new double Blood Shard buff added as well!
Diablo III D3 12 comments Sep 25, 2020 at 17:11 by BluePosts
Diablo 4 Quarterly Update Topics Detailed Ahead of Post Diablo 4 Quarterly Update Topics Detailed Ahead of Post While we're still waiting for the third Diablo 4 2020 quarterly update we've just gotten some solid information on the contents of the post. Community manager PezRadar went to the Diablo reddit and shared two of the topics that will be covered, saying the primary focus of the update will be the talents and talent tree, more precisely that it will be the "core discussion". We also find out that we will get another look at possibly the most important part of the game once again, itemization, but to a much lesser extent that the talents, with the caveat that it will be the core discussion in update 4. Diablo IV D4 Sep 23, 2020 at 16:10 by Starym
Second Warcraft Movie Rumor Mentioned by Chris Metzen Second Warcraft Movie Rumor Mentioned by Chris Metzen There have been some rumors going around recently about a potential second Warcraft movie that may be in development. These were somewhat vague and just mentioned that the production company for the first movie, Legendary Entertainment, were "already discussing" the next Warcraft movie behind the scenes and that it would wipe the slate clean and start the franchise over. The next rumor had a little more weight to it, coming from a relatively reliable "scooper", Daniel Ritchman via Movie Web, and claimed that the second movie is actually already in development. All related articles mention the poor critical and audience receptions of the first movie, as well as it's success in China and high box office returns from overseas. Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Sep 23, 2020 at 05:27 by Starym
Blizzard Hiring for the Diablo Franchise Blizzard Hiring for the Diablo Franchise It's been quite a while since we heard anything from Diablo 4, as we wait for the third quarterly update which should be arriving by the end of the month. However, there has been some movement on the staff front, in addition to the recent recruitment post for a monetization expert. We have two new job postings to take a look at today, with Global Digital Marketing Manager and a Senior PR Manager positions being available. Diablo Diablo Sep 23, 2020 at 02:48 by Starym
Second Source Allegedly Confirms The Burning Crusade Classic Beta in March 2021 Second Source Allegedly Confirms The Burning Crusade Classic Beta in March 2021 Nano from the Nostalrius project is back with a second source that allegedly confirmed that Phase 6 and Naxxrammas are planned for early December 2020 with The Burning Crusade Classic Beta launching in March 2021, and we also find out that TBC Classic may launch sooner than expected. Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Sep 22, 2020 at 20:20 by Stan
Season 21 Retrospective by Deadset and sVr: Did It Break the Core Game Concepts? Season 21 Retrospective by Deadset and sVr: Did It Break the Core Game Concepts? Season 21 is almost done (although we might be seeing some delays/extensions) and it hasn't been the most popular of seasons, but it did have many unique aspects to it, from the almost-kinda-exploits to the crazy 10K+ gathering of the seasonal stacks outside Greater Rifts, and much more. Today we'll be taking a look back and discussing what the issues with this and similar themes, how they potentially ruin the core concept of the game, how this type of seasonal power should be done in the future and much more. Diablo III D3 Sep 16, 2020 at 17:11 by Starym
Possible Diablo 3 Season 22 Delay and Diablo 4 Q3 Update Possible Diablo 3 Season 22 Delay and Diablo 4 Q3 Update We have a few blue posts for the Diablo franchise, as community manager PezRadar has chimed in on two very high interest issues. Let's start with a possible delay for Diablo 3 Season 22, which should also be about a month and change away if recent season durations are any indication, but this one might take a little longer: Diablo Diablo Sep 09, 2020 at 17:08 by Starym
Diablo Lilith Statue Arrives to Buyers Ahead of October 16 Diablo Lilith Statue Arrives to Buyers Ahead of October 16 The 24.5" Lilith statue has started arriving to buyers ahead of October 16, and Redditor lethalbeaver has shared some images of their statue on Reddit. Diablo IV D4 Sep 07, 2020 at 19:36 by Stan
Remastered Diablo Intro Cinematic Remastered Diablo Intro Cinematic Here's the Diablo intro cinematic upscaled from 320x156 to 8K with enhanced lightning effects and colorization. Diablo Diablo Sep 06, 2020 at 19:58 by Stan
10,000+ Stacks of the Seasonal Buff, With No End in Sight! Wudijo Goes Crazy Stackin 10,000+ Stacks of the Seasonal Buff, With No End in Sight! Wudijo Goes Crazy Stackin' It's time to go off the deep end, as Wudijo has stacked the stackiest amount of stacks ever! The final tally was over 13,000, but they could have gone on and on, only stopping because they'd seen enough. As you'd imagine, this provides some solid 1-shots on pretty much everything in the game, but unfortunately we didn't get to see the GR 150 health get challenged, as the method used to get that high is only doable on regular Nephalem Rifts. Diablo III D3 4 comments Aug 26, 2020 at 21:33 by Starym
Double Bounties Buff Only Available to Seasonal Characters Double Bounties Buff Only Available to Seasonal Characters Some players were wondering why the Double Bounties buff wasn't working for non-seasonal characters on the official forums, so Blizzard clarified the Seasonal buff was never intended for non-seasonal characters. Diablo III D3 1 comment Aug 26, 2020 at 10:40 by Stan
S21 Rank 1 4-man GR 150 Runs for US, EU and Asia: Sub-4 Minute Achieved! S21 Rank 1 4-man GR 150 Runs for US, EU and Asia: Sub-4 Minute Achieved! There have been some pretty blazing GR 150 4-man runs recently, with the US and EU hovering around the 4 and a half minute mark, but they still haven't been able to beat the sub-4 minute best over on the Chinese servers. The video below is actually of an earlier attempt, which seems to have been removed from the Chinese leaderboards, as they finished the rift on 3 minutes and 52 seconds a few weeks ago, while the current Rank 1 on the official Chinese D3 site is sitting at 3 Min 57 sec, with different players, and is more recent. So, we're not quite sure what happened there, but we can still get an idea of the speed involved here: Diablo III D3 Aug 23, 2020 at 03:53 by Starym
The Pacifist Run: Player Finishes Diablo 3 Story Without Doing Anything (No Attacking, Abilities or Followers) The Pacifist Run: Player Finishes Diablo 3 Story Without Doing Anything (No Attacking, Abilities or Followers) So, a pacifist run in a hack and slash Diablo game. Sounds extremely weird and even oxymoronic, right? Not only that, but considering the use of the Hellfire Amulet to facilitate the thorns legendary gem, it also seems pretty easy to do right? As it turns out, there are more limitations to this approach than just enemies, with the largest and most difficult being: DOORS. Basically, Chitor turned Diablo 3 into an old-school adventure game, where he had to scour the game for solutions to issues that came up, and just kept going deeper and deeper, as one solution creates another problem and so on.

If you have 10 minutes to spare, it's really worth a watch without any further spoilers, as there were constant issues surrounding that one problem, and the lengths that Chitor had to go through to get passed one in particular are truly funny and interesting, so just check out the video below. If not, there's a short run through of this particularly unique endeavour under the video.
Diablo III D3 12 comments Aug 22, 2020 at 15:19 by Starym
Diablo PC Review from 1997 Diablo PC Review from 1997 Here's another blast from the past. It's a PC review of the original Diablo game from the Computer and Video Games Magazine UK, Issue 185, from April 1997. Diablo Diablo 5 comments Aug 21, 2020 at 09:16 by Stan
Diablo 3 Ban Wave: August 17th Diablo 3 Ban Wave: August 17th Blizzard confirmed they had banned many Diablo 3 accounts for botting and cheating in multiple regions. Diablo III D3 Aug 18, 2020 at 12:16 by Stan
Diablo 4 Hiring Monetization Director, Fenris Updated and More Diablo 4 Hiring Monetization Director, Fenris Updated and More We have a couple of news bits from the Diablo 4 universe to share, which may indicate that the game is coming along nicely and we maybe won't have to wait 3-500 years to see it. First off Blizzard are hiring a director of Business Performance, but the focus in the recruitment post is on creating the overall business model for the game and especially post-launch monetization. Now, we've known D4 would have microtransactions ever since they announced it, with cosmetics for the mounts and probably more, so it makes perfect sense that they'd need someone in charge of the business side of that. Despite many players being afraid that Blizzard will (eventually) offer MTXes for power itself, they've firmly stated that's never going to be the case. Diablo IV D4 6 comments Aug 17, 2020 at 14:15 by Starym
Carbots Diablols 2 Episodes 2-4 Carbot's Diablols 2 Episodes 2-4 We have some more Diablols to share, as Carbot has made 3 new videos since the last time we checked in! Once more we get some really accurate and true depictions of the various scenarios tha happen in D2, from the high level player coming to a game an throwing out free loot and causing mayhem, some Blood Raven action as she faces off against a very fluffy druid, with a very authentic Amazon getting frustrated with the multiplayer loot system, and finally some very electrifying Rakanishu action. Diablo Diablo Aug 16, 2020 at 15:04 by Starym
Introducing Icy Wiki Introducing Icy Wiki We've recently launched Icy Wiki, which we aim to transform into a network of high-quality gaming-related wikis for multiple game titles. Icy Veins Icy Veins 7 comments Aug 13, 2020 at 11:38 by Stan
Season 21 Bonus Buff: Double Bounties, Extended Future PTRs Season 21 Bonus Buff: Double Bounties, Extended Future PTRs Some good news today, as the promised extra buff has arrived to Season 21 and we're getting double Horadric Caches! Each time you complete a bounty you'll be getting 2 chests, both affected by the difficulty you're playing at. This will not affect the Challenge Rift cache. The event starts in under an hour, at 8PM CEST, 11AM PDT.

We also found out that future PTR test cycles will be longer, with an extra week of actual PTR testing when a new season comes.
Diablo III D3 2 comments Aug 10, 2020 at 17:06 by Starym
First Season 21 Barbarian GR 150 Clear (Rank 1) First Season 21 Barbarian GR 150 Clear (Rank 1) After the recent Demon Hunter 150 clears, it's time for the second class to break that barrier in Season 21, as we now have a Barbarian max rift clear! Redditor Nexrate has done it, and done it twice it seems, as his first 150 clear was lost to some bugs on the leaderboards, but the second one remained.The build is a modified Rend Wrath of the Wastes, with Zei's instead of Stricken, using the seasonal power to clear everything up, with the big challenge being getting that snowball at the end (and aiming it properly) to finish off the boss in time, with the Coundiut before the boss spawned helping out a bit as well. Diablo III D3 Aug 10, 2020 at 13:45 by Starym
Diablo 2 4K60 Upscaled Gameplay: 4 Acts Sorceress Diablo 2 4K60 Upscaled Gameplay: 4 Acts Sorceress The remaster-bait continues, as we have another 4K 60 FPS upscaled Diablo 2 video, but this time much more extensive, as the first one was only the first 15 minutes of the game. We see the sorceress go through all 4 of the base game's acts (and poke around vendors in act 5, just to get us teased). It's looking damn good and, as many community members have mentioned, this is pretty much what they'd want out of a remaster, just more modern graphics with maybe a touch of quality of life improvements, like the stash sizes. Blizzard Blizzard Aug 07, 2020 at 14:59 by Starym
Activision Blizzard CFO Optimistic About Diablo Immortal Activision Blizzard CFO Optimistic About Diablo Immortal Activision Blizzard Chief Financial Officer Dennis Durkin said the popularity of Call of Duty Mobile proves that the company is heading the right direction developing games for mobile, and he is optimistic about the future of Diablo Immortal too. Blizzard Blizzard 7 comments Aug 05, 2020 at 16:42 by Stan
Wudijos Road to Rank 1 GR 150: A Full-time Job, 5.5K Keys, Many Near Misses and More Wudijo's Road to Rank 1 GR 150: A Full-time Job, 5.5K Keys, Many Near Misses and More After Wudijo's recent Rank 1 and World 2nd GR 150 clear, beating his World First clan-mate by almost 5 minutes, he's made a video detailing his journey to the top. We find out some truly impressive stuff: his refusal to simply grind paragon levels to make the task easier, the fact he plays along side a full-time job and had to sacrifice a lot of sleep, we get to hear about the many near-misses and how he had to learn to perfectly play around the seasonal theme, the fact it took him twice as many keys as he thought it would (5.5K), the fact he used 60 keys an hour, the fact he used as many keys as last season, when he was pushing on 6 classes and a lot more! Diablo III D3 1 comment Aug 05, 2020 at 02:19 by Starym
Diablo: Immortal Mid-year Update Diablo: Immortal Mid-year Update Here comes a big update after the new footage we saw earlier, with Wyatt Cheng, the lead dev, giving us the overview on updates for the game. Similar to the recent Diablo 4 update, this one focuses on the internal playtest, where other Blizzard staff from across the world get to try the game out. We get some nice new images and gifs to check out as well: Diablo Immortal Diablo Immortal Aug 04, 2020 at 22:08 by Starym
Diablo Immortal Internal Testing Coming Soon Diablo Immortal Internal Testing Coming Soon A company playtest for Diablo Immortal is coming soon. Diablo Immortal Diablo Immortal Aug 04, 2020 at 21:55 by Stan
Activision Blizzard Q2 2020 Financial Report Activision Blizzard Q2 2020 Financial Report It's time for some financials, as the second quarter of 2020 gets a look! As expected, the impact of the global pandemic and stay at home orders increased player interest in WoW, as its reach and engagement grew once again. Interest in the Shadowlands was also high, with many new pre-orders, and franchise engagement is the highest this decade for a pre-expansion period. Meanwhile, Blizzard overall had the same amount of monthly active users as in the first quarter. Blizzard Blizzard Aug 04, 2020 at 20:57 by Starym
Old Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction Trailer Upscaled to 4K Old Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction Trailer Upscaled to 4K It's time for more Baal after his recent Diablo: Immortal appearance! We see a lot of upscales coming and going, but it's always great when they not only improve the video quality, but also remind us of some less familiar trailers and cinematics. That's exactly what we have today, as an E3 2001 trailer for LoD, which even I don't remember, and while it's mostly pieces of the expansion's intro cinematic, we have some great new Baal voiceover, as well as a whole lot of Worldstone shots that aren't present in the game. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Aug 02, 2020 at 15:47 by Starym
Fastest Season 21 Solo Demon Hunter Greater Rift 150 Clear By Wudijo Fastest Season 21 Solo Demon Hunter Greater Rift 150 Clear By Wudijo Wudijo scored the world's fastest Solo Greater Rift 150 in time in Season 21 with his Demon Hunter after 5,500 used keys and weeks of attempts. Congrats! Diablo III D3 Aug 02, 2020 at 10:48 by Stan
Blizzard at Gamescom 2020 Blizzard at Gamescom 2020 Gamescom is going digital this year and Blizzard confirmed their digital participation in the event. Blizzard Blizzard 7 comments Aug 01, 2020 at 19:41 by Stan
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