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Thanks for the guide. It was very helpful. Do the leaderboards only apply to Greater Rifts? Or are there leaderboards for other activities?

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On 6/19/2016 at 7:20 AM, Jeph117 said:

Thanks for the guide. It was very helpful. Do the leaderboards only apply to Greater Rifts? Or are there leaderboards for other activities?

The only competitive leaderboard is for Greater Rifts, though Seasons offer a Conquest leaderboard too  - sort of a 'world first' completion of certain harder achievements.

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Great work!

As usual, .. ;-)

 

I would like to suggest another crafting breakpoint at level 15, as you're able to create rare weapons and helmets that are capable of sockets (directly crafted or added by the Mystic afterwards) awaiting the first rubies found.

sam

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On 8/3/2016 at 0:17 PM, NullOrEmpty said:

Great work!

As usual, .. ;-)

 

I would like to suggest another crafting breakpoint at level 15, as you're able to create rare weapons and helmets that are capable of sockets (directly crafted or added by the Mystic afterwards) awaiting the first rubies found.

sam

Thanks for the suggestion! I'll add it in a future iteration of the guide :)

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Guest Bodach

How do I increase my Greater Rift level?  One of the things I have to do in the seasonal journey is "get to" a level 20 greater rift.  But the drop down options for Greater Rift level only go to 14 for me.

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1 hour ago, Guest Bodach said:

How do I increase my Greater Rift level?  One of the things I have to do in the seasonal journey is "get to" a level 20 greater rift.  But the drop down options for Greater Rift level only go to 14 for me.

each time you beat one, it will give you the option of a higher level one.....if you beat it really fast the level goes up a few, I forget how many.....

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35 minutes ago, Guest radar37 said:

each time you beat one, it will give you the option of a higher level one.....if you beat it really fast the level goes up a few, I forget how many.....

Thank you so much

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On 8/12/2016 at 0:26 AM, Guest radar37 said:

each time you beat one, it will give you the option of a higher level one.....if you beat it really fast the level goes up a few, I forget how many.....

Although a bit late to this, but maybe it will be helpful for others: you can unlock higher GRs without doing them with finishing a normal Rift on a certain difficulty (for example if you finish a Rift on T5, you'll unlock GRs up to 22) or getting someone open a higher GR in party

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Guest Markus Ramikin

At level 42 you advise crafting level 60 weapons. This is impossible without Death's Breath to finish levelling the blacksmith, and people keep telling DB doesn't start dropping until level 61. What am I missing? Or was this different at the time you were writing this guide?

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On 1/7/2017 at 0:12 PM, Guest Markus Ramikin said:

At level 42 you advise crafting level 60 weapons. This is impossible without Death's Breath to finish levelling the blacksmith, and people keep telling DB doesn't start dropping until level 61. What am I missing? Or was this different at the time you were writing this guide?

I'm checking right now and the Level 58-61 weapons don't require DB. (They are yellow quality)

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Guest MAMMONMACHINE

I'm new to seasons. Do I need to make one character of each class to get the seasonal legendary gear? Is that hear available only for the season, or does it go into the general gear pool to be available once the season is over? Is there any reason to have more than one seasonal character at a time? I don't have many character slots left and I'm pretty attached to my current characters. Thanks.

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20 hours ago, Guest MAMMONMACHINE said:

I'm new to seasons. Do I need to make one character of each class to get the seasonal legendary gear? Is that hear available only for the season, or does it go into the general gear pool to be available once the season is over? Is there any reason to have more than one seasonal character at a time? I don't have many character slots left and I'm pretty attached to my current characters. Thanks.

I mean, seasonal specific gear doesn't exist anymore. If you want to, you can play 1 character all season and it will become a normal character at the end of the season.

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Guest Minibeast54

Ok, so I'm a noob at diablo so keep this in mind. I personally have no clue what most of the items you talked about were, but whatever. I just want to clear something up.

 

So to sum it up, you create a new character on hard with seasons, start completing all the bounties, try a couple rifts, then when you're a high enough level, greater rifts and doing the season achievements. Craft a lot of things early on to help you get good armor, and that's about it? Except for the kani's cube guide which I will have to look back on this post a lot! Is that it?

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On 2017-03-10 at 5:06 PM, Guest Minibeast54 said:

Is that it?

Pretty much on the right track, do 1 full round of bounties, this gives you recipies and resources to grab bonus XP from Borns craftable set items + Cains craftable set! After the bounty you can simply run normal Nephalem rifts on Hard difficulty all the way to 70, no  point going up 1 difficulty (Hard is +75% while next tier is +100% and takes much longer).

Think I use those sets after my bounty run from lvl 20-60 for the XP. Also you'll find a Leorics Crown after a while and put a red gem in it and you get even more.

At max level just alternate Nephalem and Greater Rift and you'll get paragon levels in no time! :)

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Guest Rynea

"Finally, the set conversion recipe is a relatively inexpensive method of assembling a set through redundant pieces, but cannot produce Ancients, and as such can only be considered an early 70 booster."

Might be outdated. I've rolled ancients with the reroll set option recently for season 10

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Guest LDSilver

That's not accurate. Rerolling set items can't get you an ancient. Upgrading a rare and getting an Ancient set item is entirely possible, however.

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On 4/12/2017 at 8:32 AM, Guest Rynea said:

"Finally, the set conversion recipe is a relatively inexpensive method of assembling a set through redundant pieces, but cannot produce Ancients, and as such can only be considered an early 70 booster."

Might be outdated. I've rolled ancients with the reroll set option recently for season 10

As said above, you can't reroll a set piece and get an Ancient from the Reroll Set option. It's not possible in-game. You might have done so using another recipe.

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On 5/4/2017 at 8:56 AM, Guest LDSilver said:

That's not accurate. Rerolling set items can't get you an ancient. Upgrading a rare and getting an Ancient set item is entirely possible, however.

Thanks for helping to answer :)

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Guest Second Season Charac

Can you create two season characters? I have a season character that's pretty high in season 10. I'm kind of bored with him. I'd like to create a wizard. 

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On 2017-05-27 at 3:19 PM, Guest Second Season Charac said:

Can you create two season characters? I have a season character that's pretty high in season 10. I'm kind of bored with him. I'd like to create a wizard. 

You can create as many seasonal characters as you'd like, however, you only get the free set with the first character.

Some of the Conquests requires you to have multiple characters as well.

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Guest Joshua

Great guide! Thx a lot, Deadset!

On 30.5.2017 at 11:21 AM, Arkpit said:

You can create as many seasonal characters as you'd like, however, you only get the free set with the first character.

 

The free set is bound to the class of the character who starts the season?

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3 hours ago, Guest Joshua said:

The free set is bound to the class of the character who starts the season?

You complete seasonal quests and once you retrieve the item (Headrig's Gift) the items become permanent.

So in an example if you start as a Wizard you get 2 pieces of Tal'Rasha in the first reward and you cannot obtain this reward with any other character again but the items themselves can be stored in the stash for another wizard you make.

If you for some reason change along the way, it is possible to example complete the next stage of the seasonal journey with another class and it will become example, next 2 pieces of Helltooth for Witch Doctor but then you cannot go back and get 2 Tal'Rasha pieces there again.

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      Items
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      Remorseless: While both Wrath of the Berserker and Call of the Ancients are active, Hammer of the Ancients deals 600-800% increased damage. Shukrani's Triumph: Spirit Walk lasts until you attack 3 times or until an elite enemy is within 20 yards of you. Attacks while in the spirit realm deal 75-100% increased damage. Lakumba's Ornament: Reduce all damage taken by 60% if your Soul Harvest stack is at least (1-3), and an additional 2% for each stack of Soul Harvest. Spider Queen's Grasp: Corpse Spiders deals an additional 600-800% damage and releases a web on impact that Slows enemies by 80%. Brood of Araneae: Corpse Spiders deals an additional 75-100% damage, and each spider bite causes the target to take an additional 1% damage from Corpse Spiders for 5 seconds. Spirit of Arachyr (2-piece bonus): Corpse Spiders now spawns with health and attacks twice as fast. Spirit of Arachyr (4-piece bonus): Summon a permanent Spider Queen who leaves behind webs that lasts for 15 seconds and Slows enemies. You take 75% reduced damage while in the web. The Spider Queen is commanded to move to where you cast your Corpse Spiders. Marauder's Encasement (4-piece bonus): Sentries deal 400% increased damage and cast Elemental Arrow, Chakram, Impale, Multishot, and Cluster Arrow when you do, as well as automatically cast your equipped Hatred spenders. Marauder's Encasement (6-piece bonus): Your primary skills, Elemental Arrow, Chakram, Impale, Multishot, Cluster Arrow, Companions, Vengeance, and Sentries deal 12000% increased damage for every active Sentry. The Shadow's Mantle (6-piece bonus): Impale deals an additional 75000% weapon damage to the first enemy hit, and 25000% to subsequent enemies. Bones of Rathma (6-piece bonus): Each permanent active minion increases the damage of Army of the Dead by 1750%, up to 31,500%. Firebird's Finery (2-piece bonus): Disintegrate Ignites enemies, causing them to take 1500% weapon damage per second until they die. When you die, a meteor falls from the sky and revives you. This effect has a 60-second cooldown. Firebird's Finery (6-piece bonus): You gain 2500% increased damage while Ignite is applied to a target. Hitting an Ignited enemy with a non-channeling fire spell deals Ignite damage multiplied by Combustion stacks. Return to Top
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      How to Participate
      To participate in the public test, you must have a Diablo III game license attached to a Battle.net account in good standing (i.e. one that hasn't been suspended or banned). In addition, you will also need to download and install the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app if you have not already done so.
      Step 1: Restart the Battle.net desktop app.
      Step 2: Navigate to the Diablo III tab on the left-hand menu.
      Step 3: On the Diablo III screen, there is a drop-down menu right above the "Play" button (note that this may say "Install" if you do not have Diablo III currently installed). Select "PTR: Diablo III" from this drop-down menu before proceeding.
      Step 4: Click Install to begin the installation process.
      Your PTR account will be created automatically if you do not already have one. The PTR is available in all supported languages, and accounts from all regions are eligible to participate. For additional assistance with installing and launching the PTR, click here.
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      PTR Character Copy
      The option to copy your existing Diablo III characters from your live account to the PTR will be available and can be done directly through the PTR client. However, only one region per account can be copied at a time. So, if you choose to copy characters from your account in a different region, any previously copied PTR characters will be lost.
      Step 1: Log into the live game and then log out.
      Step 2: Log into PTR client and create a level 1 character. After you're done, return to the main character screen.
      Step 3: Click on the "PTR Copy" button located in the upper right-hand corner. (The PTR Copy button will not appear in-game until you have created a new level 1 character.)
      Step 4: Select your region.
      Step 5: Click "Copy." This will copy all characters on your account from the selected region.
      Step 6: You will be disconnected from the PTR client.
      Step 7: Log back in. Your copied characters will be available for play.
      Please note that you can only copy characters from one gameplay region at a time. If you choose to copy characters from a different region, any previously copied PTR characters will be lost. In addition, you can only copy characters over to your PTR account once every 24 hours. Attempting to copy characters before this cooldown is up will result in an error.
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      As this is a test server, please anticipate uneven game performance, and note that restarts and downtime may occur without warning. Thank you, and we look forward to your feedback!
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