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the Bastions of Will set, unique_ring_set_001_x1_demonhunter_male. Focus and unique_ring_set_002_x1_demonhunter_male. Restraint. This ring set adds an impressive 2.25 independent damage multiplier as long as you alternate between a primary and spender attacks;

 

 

1.25   not 2.25 multiplier

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the Bastions of Will set, unique_ring_set_001_x1_demonhunter_male. Focus and unique_ring_set_002_x1_demonhunter_male. Restraint. This ring set adds an impressive 2.25 independent damage multiplier as long as you alternate between a primary and spender attacks;

 

 

1.25   not 2.25 multiplier

 

The math figures your own damage (100%) in it!

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the Bastions of Will set, unique_ring_set_001_x1_demonhunter_male. Focus and unique_ring_set_002_x1_demonhunter_male. Restraint. This ring set adds an impressive 2.25 independent damage multiplier as long as you alternate between a primary and spender attacks;

 

 

1.25   not 2.25 multiplier

 

The math figures your own damage (100%) in it!

 

 

 The age old confusion between an increase and a multiplier.

 

Focus and Restraint provide a 125% increase in damage, so it's 125% on top of the 100% you already do (as Deadset said) for a total damage of 225%.

 

A multiplier is a number that gives you your total damage.  So if your damage was 500...

 

500 + 125% = 500 + 625 = 1125 total damage

500 * 2.25 = 1125 total damage

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How come the build doesn't use Sage's Journey, didn't it use to do that in s4? I mean, sure you're damage will most likely be higher using a complete set but this is s5 after all and even with pretty standard gear you're breezing through t10. Unless there is something that I'm unaware about, like a nerf to the Sage's Journey set?

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Just tried this out a couple days ago.  It's a lot of fun!  Still a little fragile and underpowered for T10--T9 is the sweet spot--but with a bit of gear tweaking it will get there.  Problem at T10 is twofold: First, I don't do quite enough damage to reliably one-shot the trash mobs, which keeps the chicken from resetting fast enough and lets the armor from Goldwrap drop off.  Second, I get one-shotted too often by elites.

 

But the speed makes it totally worth it.  Being able to run indefinitely at almost 3 times base speed is amazing, especially for bounties and keywardens. :D

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I just started using this build, and I wanted to only go with Torment 9 just in case. I quickly found out that it's not very sturdy at all, and the damage simply is not there sad.png I was so hyped up to try this build, too! I guess it's back to my Helltooth pet speedrunning build. 

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I just started using this build, and I wanted to only go with Torment 9 just in case. I quickly found out that it's not very sturdy at all, and the damage simply is not there sad.png I was so hyped up to try this build, too! I guess it's back to my Helltooth pet speedrunning build. 

 

I changed it up a bit.  I was not getting any use out of Focus and Restraint because I would normally be in chicken form already as I approached a group of mobs.  Unable to toss a Corpse Spider until *after* I exploded the chicken meant the only time I could use F&R was if I did not one-shot the mobs--and my whole point was to one-shot the mobs.  Maybe there's a better way of playing it, but I wasn't getting it to work.

 

So I went with Convention of the Elements and Unity.  I one-shot the weaker trash mobs no matter which element is boosted by CotE, but for the tougher ones I try to time my explosion with the Poison boost.  Works pretty well.

 

F&R was more useful against tougher elites and Rift Guardians, where there's time to work in the Corpse Spiders.  Here's what I do instead: The rotation of CotE puts Fire and Poison opposite of each other, so there's always an unused element between them.  Change Firebats to a rune that does Fire damage, then hit with Firebats during the Fire cycle.  As soon as the Fire cycle is over, change into chicken form, run grab a health globe if needed, then back in to explode during the Poison cycle.  You now have about 5 seconds to get back to channeling Firebats.  If you've chosen the Cloud of Bats rune, which takes 3 seconds to reach maximum damage, you can start channeling before the Fire rotation hits, so you can be at max damage for the full 5 seconds.  Though you may run out of mana. :D

 

By alternating like this, I find the elites and guardians go down pretty fast.  Plus, I can do good damage while Angry Chicken recharges, and then let my mana recharge while I'm in chicken form.  All while wearing Unity for toughness.

 

I also swapped out one of my legendary gems for Esoteric Alteration for more toughness.  But I can't remember if it was Bane of the Powerful or Bane of the Trapped that I replaced.

 

One last thing, I went with Coils of the First Spider for the toughness and healing during Firebats.

 

As I get better gear, I will try changing some of these things back until I find the right balance between damage and toughness.  I still have hopes of speedfarming T10 effectively.

 

Fun fact: While wearing Goldwrap, I killed a Gilded Baron and picked up 43.9 million gold all at once.  I quickly hit "I" and got a screenshot of my toughness--it was 134,009,913,344.  Yeah, 134 billionlaugh.png  Too bad it only lasts five seconds...

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Get a Helltooth set with ring of royal grandeur, add tasker and teo instead of the gloves,use manajuma set as weapons, replace dogs with angry chicken. Travel with angry chicken pop elites with gargantuan frost cleave in 2 second travel further with angry chicken... thats how to speedfarm in 2.4. Rings short man's finger, elements. Cube furnace, mask of jeram.

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Tip: When using Goldwrap, if you have access to a pet that picks up gold for you (like those from a Season reward), make sure to use it.  I started using mine a couple days ago.  It feeds a steadier stream of gold so the toughness bonus is more consistent.  Plus it's great when jailed or walled, unable to pick up gold myself.  I haven't since died from a molten explosion, even if frozen in the middle of 4 of them.

 

And besides...they look comical running fast enough to keep up with the chicken.

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after using this build for about a month, I can solo GR 54 and up to 56 if I change a few things to survive more. I am not a veteran player as this is my first diablo game and only playing for the last 2 months.  I have all ancient gear except my bracers with two augmented with higher intellect  one with +190 and the other with +290.  my base damage is over 1 million. I use slam dance over soul harvest. I also play on PS4 so I don't know if that has any significant changes.  I am looking for ways to take this build to GR 60 but I think I have hit my max as my damage is not enough and my life is so small.  

 

    

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Get a Helltooth set with ring of royal grandeur, add tasker and teo instead of the gloves,use manajuma set as weapons, replace dogs with angry chicken. Travel with angry chicken pop elites with gargantuan frost cleave in 2 second travel further with angry chicken... thats how to speedfarm in 2.4. Rings short man's finger, elements. Cube furnace, mask of jeram.

 

yea... i also use this one... just use regular set of hell garg... and change the weapon to majuma set..., instead i replace soul harvester with angry chicken... no need to change anything... simple.. change from high gr set to speedfarm set in second..

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after using this build for about a month, I can solo GR 54 and up to 56 if I change a few things to survive more. I am not a veteran player as this is my first diablo game and only playing for the last 2 months.  I have all ancient gear except my bracers with two augmented with higher intellect  one with +190 and the other with +290.  my base damage is over 1 million. I use slam dance over soul harvest. I also play on PS4 so I don't know if that has any significant changes.  I am looking for ways to take this build to GR 60 but I think I have hit my max as my damage is not enough and my life is so small.  

This build is not really designed for GRs, but rather for speedfarming regular rifts at Torment 10.  If you do GRs with it, at the very least change out the Goldwrap belt and the Avarice Band ring (in the cube) as they only work when you pick up gold, and there's no gold in a GR.  The other builds that you find under "END-GAME" will go much higher in the GRs though.

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This build is not remotely powerful enough for T10 unless the average person is expected to have fully ancient gear or something. If that is the case then fair enough but for the normal people among us this build is basically for t8 or t9 if you're really careful as it's SO DAMN FRAGILE. I love the build and the idea but advertising it as t10 ready is just kind of misleading in my opinion.

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Came here to see if anyone had a fix for taking forever to kill bosses.

 

Saw all the comments about fragility and not being t10 ready.

 

Will be using a different build.

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 This build is not remotely powerful enough for T10 unless the average person is expected to have fully ancient gear or something...

 

Umm, yeah, that's kind of the idea. These aren't beginner builds. Every speed running build on this site (and mostly throughout the web) was built under the assumption that you're modifying an extant end game set to grind TX faster. These builds don't really work without at least a handful of ancients that have, if not perfect rolls, then all the recommended stats. Most of them have mandatory CDR breakpoints, and the builds just don't click until you hit them.

 

Now granted, this is never outright stated on the guides themselves, and it probably should be, but it's generally somewhere in the comments, in response to a "this build is terrible i die all the time wtf" comment.

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The t10 guides do assume best case scenario for gear (correct rolls on good items), but I do maintain they require nothing extravagant (top tier Paragons, high tier augments and the like). I am quite puzzled anyone is struggling with this Arachyr setup, I'll make a point to do a video demonstration of an average run. Perhaps it's an issue of not rotating the skills well.

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The t10 guides do assume best case scenario for gear (correct rolls on good items), but I do maintain they require nothing extravagant (top tier Paragons, high tier augments and the like). I am quite puzzled anyone is struggling with this Arachyr setup, I'll make a point to do a video demonstration of an average run. Perhaps it's an issue of not rotating the skills well.

I'm particularly interested in how you effectively use Focus and Restraint when you can't cast anything in chicken form (thus your chicken explosion seldom benefits from the buff.)  I use this build for speedfarming T10 now and it's very effective, but I modified it a bit including Unity/CotE instead of F/R.  I also have mostly ancient items and quite a few augments, and I still can't do T10 rifts in less than about 4 minutes, sometimes 3.5.

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The initial burst of Angry Chicken is unlikely to benefit from F&R directly, that much is true - I found the set, skill damage and elemental bonuses sufficient to burst most enemies down. F&R came into play with a quick Corpse Spiders - Firebats combo whenever I was out of Chicken form. If you were to augment the explosion directly, you can definitely make a case for a Poison SoJ / Unity combo, considering how hard it is to time and benefit from CoE in Torments.

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On paper, the build seems like it would work amazingly in the proper hands. I have the set built with decent stat rolls, but 0 ancients. Also, I have a habit of spamming hex so I screw up the rotation, and it takes time to get used to the breakneck speed as well.

Just be patient and give it a few tries.

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The t10 guides do assume best case scenario for gear (correct rolls on good items), but I do maintain they require nothing extravagant (top tier Paragons, high tier augments and the like). I am quite puzzled anyone is struggling with this Arachyr setup, I'll make a point to do a video demonstration of an average run. Perhaps it's an issue of not rotating the skills well.

I'm particularly interested in how you effectively use Focus and Restraint when you can't cast anything in chicken form (thus your chicken explosion seldom benefits from the buff.)  I use this build for speedfarming T10 now and it's very effective, but I modified it a bit including Unity/CotE instead of F/R.  I also have mostly ancient items and quite a few augments, and I still can't do T10 rifts in less than about 4 minutes, sometimes 3.5.

  I used this build without almost none ancient and found that focus and found F&R can really shine when you run into elites, do quick 2 casts of spider and bats, and then quickly reaply chicken explosion. This generally helps in situation when i cant oneshot enemies, also I tried to make it work without avarice band cubed(dropped at maybe 20th try on bounties) but it turns out its core item.

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I used this build without almost none ancient and found that focus and found F&R can really shine when you run into elites, do quick 2 casts of spider and bats, and then quickly reaply chicken explosion. This generally helps in situation when i cant oneshot enemies, also I tried to make it work without avarice band cubed(dropped at maybe 20th try on bounties) but it turns out its core item.

I will probably go back and try F&R again, when I get done messing around with my new seasonal monk.  As for Avarice Band, I agree--it plus the Goldwrap belt is what makes you invulnerable, and without it, you're fragile.  But did you read my post about gold-gathering pets?  Any of the cosmetic pets now gather gold, and with Goldwrap belt, that's a real advantage.  With a pet, I bet you could get by without Avarice, and even with it, I always use a pet because they can gather gold and boost your armor even when you are frozen or jailed or feared, etc.  With Avarice + pet + Goldwrap I just quit paying attention to any damage sources--including molten corpse explosions--and I practically never die.  I rarely drop below 90% health.

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Is there a Playstyle/Guide Video for this specific build out there? did anyone even tried to use locus swarm with specific runes for easier farming?

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In regards to the speedrun variation of the build, equipping avarice band instead of stone of jordan and cubing ring of royal grandeur to wear swamp land waders would allow you to have both crit stats on the ring while providing the same amount of elemental (poison) damage.

You could also potentially replace locust swarm with sacrifice, as you'd only be giving up pestilence, but wormwood alone could reasonably spread it quickly enough. Despite the fact that you won't have a homunculus, grave injustice with angry chicken could reset the cooldown in a reasonable amouhnt of time, but if not, then you could pick the next of kin rune instead of provoke the pack.

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So is the staff SUPPOSED to have +Dex on it, or is that incorrect? Like a got one with pretty good rolls and I'm wondering if I should be rerolling the +Int to +Dex - thanks

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      Beginner's Guide to Witch Doctors - Levels 1-70 and Guide with the Starting Set, Arachyr  - A guide that will take you through the leveling process efficiently and optimize your Season 16 Witch Doctor with the Haedrig's Gift free set. Arachyr - Firebats Endgame Build  - Requiring minimal upkeep, this build spins a circular, no-aiming-required wave of Firebats obliteration around you. Simple, neat, and utterly effective. Helltooth - Gargantuan Endgame Build  - This staple summoner build offers laid-back playstyle with automated minions, excellent sustain and protective options, and even some space for crowd control. Jade Harvester Endgame Build  - One of the oldest examples of interesting set execution, this melee spellcaster trades the safety of range and hexes for aggressive dives and DoT consumption. Zunimassa Gargantuan Endgame Build - This build thrives behind a thick wall of Fetish summons and is accompanied by lumbering, destructive Gargantuan brutes in a pure minion playstyle. Legacy of Nightmares Spirit Barrage Endgame Build  - Emerging from a convergence of obscure mechanics, this build offers a unique, spell-heavy, bursty playstyle that produces some of the most spectacular visuals of the class. Grasp of the Dead Witch Doctor - a no-cooldown, no-resource take on making corpses rain from the sky; Wizards
      Beginner's Guide to Wizards - Levels 1-70 and Guide with the Starting Set, Vyr  - A guide that will take you through the leveling process efficiently and optimize your Season 16 Wizard with the Haedrig's Gift free set. Firebird (or Tal Rasha) - Meteor - Reaching for the heartstrings of Meteor lovers, this build channels torrents of arcane energy to conjure destructive, burning meteorites into a pure visual feast. DMO - Frozen Orb - Combining the Frozen Orb nostalgia of sorceresses past with the forgotten power of Slow Time wizardry, this build leaves enemies helpless, watching their frozen death creep ever closer. Energy Twister Wizard - a surprisingly undervalued, but horrifyingly potent on the time-bending, whirlwinding destruction from seasons of yore. Vyr Archon - The oldest devotees to the Archon playstyle: Vyr and its complementary Chantodo sets got an awesome boost of power in Patch 2.6.1. Tal Rasha - Explosive Blast - Aside from its distinct cannonade of arcane blasts, this build is very attractive to Wizards due to its ability to include Sage's set for materials farming. Arcane Torrent Tal Rasha - Spawning off the addition of Manald Heal this guide offers not one, but three very fun, tanky, non-Archon lightning variants to build around. Conclusion
      Patch 2.6.4 brings a solid buff across the board for many of the lacking sets. Personally, I'm mostly interested in the buffs to the Legacy of Nightmares ring set, and what new and surprising builds are going to spawn off that. I'm off to trying it out myself, but as always - have fun, and good luck in Season 16!
    • By Starym
      We've already seen the preview for the patch and patch notes, as well as the new Season of Grandeur coming in two days, but the patch itself has now gone live! Check out the patch notes, featuring a lot of set changes, a brand new UI feature highlighting when Primal Legendaries drop, giving them a red beam and a huge and unique map icon, potions removed from the inventory, 5 new armory tabs and GR Keystones stored in the materials tab, a change to paragon point spending and more!
      2.6.4 (source)
      An update to Diablo III patch 2.6.4 is now live in the Americas for PC / Mac! Check out the full patch notes below to learn about all the latest changes. Important: Please note that you will not be prompted to download the patch until it is live in your home region. If you are logging in from a European or Asian client, you will need to wait for this patch to release in that region before it can be installed. Additionally, if your home region is in the Americas, you will be unable to log into Europe or Asia using Global Play after the update is live until those regions have also patched.
       
      PATCH 2.6.4 - v2.6.4.54724
      Visit our Bug Report forum for a list of known issues. If you are experiencing technical issues with the patching process, connecting to Blizzard Services after installing the patch, or errors while playing a newly-patched game, please visit our support site or post in the Technical Support forum for assistance.
      Table of Contents:
      General Greater Rifts Seasons Class Set Changes All Classes Barbarian Crusader Demon Hunter Monk Necromancer Witch Doctor Wizard General Quality of Life Philosophy For this patch, we wanted to include a few frequently requested Quality of Life changes and focused on better celebrating and indicating Primal Legendary drops. Five (5) additional Armory tabs have been added for all characters, bringing the total to 10 Legendary Potions are no longer stored in player inventory and can be accessed or changed by right-clicking on the potion icon in the action bar Greater Rift Keystones are now stored in the Materials tab Any existing Greater Rift Keystones in both inventory and stash have been automatically moved Primal Legendaries are now marked by a red beam when they drop Primal Legendaries on the ground are now indicated by a red pentagram icon on the mini-map Primal Legendaries now have a red border and updated background on their icons Return to top Greater Rifts Philosophy The gameplay of micro-managing Paragon points during the course of a Greater Rift doesn't feel like especially engaging gameplay, nor was it consistent with the other existing rules of entering a Greater Rift. In addition, the below change to matchmaking is to make it much easier for all players to find groups for Greater Rifts, as the previous window (only between Greater Rifts) is typically very small. Paragon points can no longer be swapped while a Greater Rift is open Players can now be matched into public games where a Greater Rift is open Players who join in this manner will not be able to enter the active Rift, and players inside the Rift will be able to continue with no additional difficulty scaling until the run has been completed Return to top Seasons Season 16: Season of Grandeur The buff for Season of Grandeur has been implemented This buff gives all Seasonal players the legendary power from Ring of Royal Grandeur This buff does not stack with additional Ring of Royal Grandeur (either equipped or in Kanai's Cube) Unlike previous Seasonal buffs, this buff will not apply to Non-Seasonal players When completing a Greater Rift level 70 solo for the first time in a Season, a Primal Legendary is guaranteed to drop from the Rift Guardian Return to top Class Set Changes Philosophy We are taking another tuning pass across all class sets to improve class and set diversity at higher level Greater Rifts. Some of these values have been adjusted per our observations as well as player feedback during the 2.6.4 PTR. Thanks for testing! All Classes Legacy of Nightmares The (2) Set bonus has been increased from 100% to 750% Return to top Barbarian The Legacy of Raekor The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 2800% to 5500% Immortal King's Call The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 1500% to 4000% Might of the Earth The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 5600% to 20000% Wrath of the Wastes The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 3000% to 10000% Return to top Crusader Thorns of the Invoker The (2) Set bonus has been increased from 140% to 350% The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 5400% to 15000% Roland's Legacy The (4) Set bonus has been increased from 3300% to 13000% The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 50% increased Attack Speed to 75% Seeker of the Light The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 2000% Blessed Hammer damage to 12000% Return to top Demon Hunter Embodiment of the Maruader The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 3000% to 12000% Unhallowed Essence The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 100% to 350% Natalya's Vengeance The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 3500% to 14000% The Shadow's Mantle The (2) Set bonus has been increased from 1200% to 6000% The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 50000% to 75000% Return to top Monk Uliana's Strategem The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 2100% to 9000% Inna's Mantra The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 150% to 750% Monkey King's Garb The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 1000% to 1500% Raiment of a Thousand Storms The (2) Set bonus has been increased from 100% to 400% The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 13000% Dashing Strike damage to 60000% The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 1300% Spirit Generator damage to 6000% Return to top Necromancer Trag'Oul's Avatar The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 3300% to 3800% Return to top Witch Doctor Spirit of Arachyr The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 4500% to 9000% Helltooth Harness The (2) Set bonus has been increased from 1500% to 3000% The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 4400% to 9000% Raiment of the Jade Harvester The (2) Set bonus has been increased from 560 seconds to 3500 seconds The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 1650 seconds to 10000 seconds Zunimassa's Haunt The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 5500% to 15000% Return to top Wizard Tal Rasha's Elements The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 750% to 2000% Delsere's Magnum Opus The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 3800% to 8500% Vyr's Amazing Arcana The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 50% bonus damage to 100% Return to top
    • By positiv2
      This thread is for comments about our Imperius guide.
    • By Starym
      The Diablo 1 anniversary event has returned (with very little notice) and we get to explore the cathedral levels, kill some cultists and get our hands on unique transmogrification effects, achievements, portraits, pets, and more! There's also retro vision, to make Diablo 3 look more like it's predecessor and you get to be fresh meat again as well! Check out all the details and head on in there right now, as the event has just started and will last through January 31st.

      Also, you can check out our event guide right here.
      The Darkening (source)
      Diablo’s anniversary is right around the corner, along with the Darkening of Tristram event! Whether you’re a series veteran craving nostalgia, or a newcomer hungry for your first taste of the franchise’s past, this annual loving homage to the earliest days of Diablo is for you.
      Read on for more, including a closer look at the anniversary dungeon and its unique rewards.

       
      Stop the Cultists
      Your journey begins on the trail of a group of mysterious cultists causing trouble in Sanctuary. As you hunt them down in Adventure Mode, you’ll uncover clues leading to a portal into Tristram’s past, and the terrifying darkness that took hold of the town so many years ago. . . .

       
      Explore the Cathedral
      Follow the clues and you’ll soon find yourself in a realm of glorious RetroVision™, where an all-too-familiar cathedral looms. Explore the depths and you’ll discover familiar enemies and iconic items, all brought to life in the Diablo III engine. Meanwhile, deep beneath the catacombs, the Dark Lord himself awaits any intrepid adventurer who dares to challenge him. . . .

       
      Discover Precious Loot
      What is a Diablo game without shiny new loot to call your own? Completing activities in the anniversary event yields unique transmogrification effects, achievements, portraits, pets, and more.
      While some rewards are easy to find, others may have you scouring every nook or unlocking every achievement before you can get your hands on them. Can you earn them all? There’s only one way to find out!

       
      Your Journey Begins…
      Exclusive rewards and challenging enemies await you, but they won’t last forever! The cultists have begun appearing since December 31 at 4 p.m. PST, and the portal opens January 3 at the same hour. Both parts of the event end January 31 at 4 p.m. PST.
      Enter the dungeon, reap your rewards, and survive the evils within—or die in the process, never to be heard from again. . . .
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