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Patch 7.2.5 is now live in the Americas for PC, PS4 & Xbox One. Here are the official patch notes of the live build. Don't forget to check out our guide section, especially the Necromancer Beginner Guide for Season 11.

Deadset has been busy writing our Necromancer Guides. Keep an eye out on our guide section for more updates.

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Diablo III patch 2.6.0 is now live in the Americas for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One! Check out the full PC patch notes below to learn all about the latest changes. To view the console notes, please click here.

PATCH HIGHLIGHTS
  • New Class: Necromancer
    • As a master of the dark arts, you wield the powers of life and death necessary to restore the Balance! Necromancers are powerful spell casters who lay waste to their enemies using curses and reanimation—along with an obedient cadre of pets. This new class employs a controlled gameplay style using the raw materials of life: blood and bone.
      • Note: This class is available through the Rise of the Necromancer pack. For more details, please click here.
  • New Items for the Necromancer
    • Over 30 new Legendary items have been added for the Necromancer class, along with four class-exclusive Sets featuring unique themes. Set Dungeons have also been added for each of the new Sets, providing you new opportunities to test your mettle.
  • New Feature: Challenge Rifts
    • Explore new builds created by your fellow players in a weekly static dungeon! You can access these through the main screen, similar to Adventure Mode and Campaign Mode.
  • New Zones: The Moors & The Temple of the Firstborn
    • The fog-enshrouded Moors and the darkened Temple of the Firstborn can be explored in Adventure Mode through a new waypoint on the Act 2 map.
  • New Bounties: Realms of Fate
    • Four new Waypoints have appeared in Adventure Mode. Each one has bounties to complete. These Realms of Fate are the unintended consequences of the battle between the nephalem and Diablo in the High Heavens.

Important: Please note that you will not be prompted to download Patch 2.6.0 until the patch 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 Patch 2.6.0 is live until those regions have also patched.

Diablo III Patch 2.6.0 - v2.6.0.46006 

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.

Classes [Top]

  • Necromancer Skills
    • Primary
      • Bone Spikes
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Generate: 24 Essence.
          • Summon bone spikes from the ground dealing 150% weapon damage per second.
        • Sudden Impact (Physical)
          • Bone spikes stun enemies for 1 second.
        • Path of Bones (Physical)
          • Now unleashes a line of spikes that deals 100% weapon damage. Damage is increased by up to 100% for those further away.
        • Bone Pillars (Poison)
          • Instead strikes the target and up to two nearby enemies with large bone pillars for 150% weapon damage.
        • Frost Spikes (Cold)
          • Leaves a frost patch that reduces the movement speed by 60% for 2 seconds.
        • Blood Spikes (Physical)
          • Enemies bleed for 50% weapon damage over 2 seconds and heal you for 0.5% of your total life over the duration.
      • Siphon Blood
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Generate: 15 Essence each time damage is dealt.
          • Siphon the blood from the targeted enemy dealing 300% weapon damage.
          • Siphon Blood heals you for 2% of your total health every second while channeled.
        • Suppress (Cold)
          • Enemies are also slowed by 75%.
        • Purity of Essence (Physical)
          • Essence gained is increased to 20 while you are at full health.
        • Drain Life (Physical)
          • Increases the amount of health restored to 6% but no longer restores Essence.
        • Power Shift (Poison)
          • Damage is increased by 10% each time damage is dealt. Max 10 stacks.
        • Blood Sucker (Physical)
          • You pull in all health globes within 40 yards while siphoning.
      • Grim Scythe
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Generate: 12 Essence per enemy hit
          • Slash with a summoned Scythe in front of you dealing 150% weapon damage as Physical.
        • Blood Scythe (Physical)
          • Heal for 1% of your health per enemy hit.
        • Execution (Physical)
          • Enemies below 20% health have a 5% chance to be decapitated and instantly killed.
        • Frost Scythe (Cold)
          • Each enemy hit increases your attack speed by 1% for 5 seconds. Max 15 stacks.
        • Dual Scythes (Physical)
          • Slash with two summoned Scythes in front of you dealing 150% weapon damage as Physical and push enemies together.
        • Cursed Scythe (Poison)
          • Enemies hit by the scythe have a 15% chance to be inflicted with a random curse.
    • Secondary
      • Death Nova
        • Base Skill (Poison)
          • Cost: 20 Essence
          • Unleash a Nova that deals 350% weapon damage to all enemies within 25 yards.
        • Tendril Nova (Physical)
          • Now heals you for 1% of your health per target hit and reduces damage dealt to 225%.
        • Bone Nova (Physical)
          • Spines radiate outward and deal 475% weapon damage within 12 yards.
        • Blood Nova (Physical)
          • Spend 10% health to unleash a Blood Nova that deals 450% weapon damage to all nearby enemies within 25 yards.
        • Blight (Poison)
          • Leave a lingering patch of blight on the ground slowing enemies by 60% and causing them to deal 15% less damage for 1 second.
        • Unstable Compound (Poison)
          • Each cast increases the radius of your next Nova by 5 yards up to 2 times.
      • Bone Spear
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Cost: 20 Essence
          • Summon a piercing bone projectile that causes 500% weapon damage to all enemies it passes through.
        • Crystallization (Cold)
          • Each enemy hit has their attack speed reduced by 20% and your attack speed is increased by 3% for 3 seconds stacking up to 10 times.
        • Shatter (Physical)
          • Instead of piercing now detonates on the first enemy hit dealing 450% to all enemies within 15 yards.
        • Blighted Marrow (Poison)
          • Damage is increased by 15% for each enemy Bone Spear passes through.
        • Blood Spear (Physical)
          • Bone Spear turns into Blood Spear. Damage is increased to 650% weapon damage at the cost of 10% health.
        • Teeth (Physical)
          • Launches 5 razor sharp teeth that deal 300% weapon damage.
      • Skeletal Mage
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Cost: 40 Essence
          • Raise a skeleton from the ground to attack your foes dealing 400% weapon damage per attack. Lasts 6 seconds.
        • Gift of Death (Physical)
          • Risen Skeletons leave a corpse behind when they die or expire.
        • Singularity (Physical)
          • Consumes all Essence to summon a powerful minion. The minion’s damage is increased by 3% for every point of Essence consumed.
        • Life Support (Physical)
          • Risen Mages cost 10% health to cast but lasts an additional 2 seconds.
        • Contamination (Poison)
          • Raise a contaminated mage that channels an aura of decay for 100% weapon damage for its duration.
        • Skeleton Archer (Cold)
          • Raise a Skeleton Archer that deals 400% weapon damage.
          • Skeleton Archers increase your attack speed by 3% for 5 seconds each time they deal damage. Max 10 stacks.
    • Blood & Bone
      • Bone Armor
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Cost: 10 Essence
          • Cooldown: 10 seconds
          • Rip bones from nearby enemies, dealing 150% weapon damage, and create armor that reduces damage taken by 3% per enemy hit up to a maximum of 10 enemies. Bone Armor lasts 60 seconds.
        • Harvest of Anguish (Cold)
          • Damage dealt to enemies is increased by 200%.
        • Limited Immunity (Physical)
          • Your armor absorbs all incoming damage for 5 seconds and grants immunity to all control impairing effects.
        • Dislocation (Poison)
          • Enemies hit are also stunned for 2 seconds.
        • Thy Flesh Sustained (Physical)
          • Cost: 20% Health
          • Increases your Life per Second by 10% per target hit.
        • Reap of Anguish (Physical)
          • Bone Armor also increases your movement speed by 1% for each enemy hit.
      • Bone Spirit
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Launch a Bone Spirit that will seek enemies. Deals 4000% damage on impact.
          • You gain a charge every 15 seconds and can store up to 3 charges.  Recharge time is reduced by 1 second for each corpse you consume.
        • Possession (Physical)
          • Bone Spirit will now charm the target for 10 seconds at the cost of 5% health.
        • Panic Attack (Poison)
          • Enemies within 10 yards are feared for 2 seconds when Bone Spirit detonates.
        • Poltergeist (Cold)
          • Increases the maximum number of charges to 4.
        • Unfinished Business (Cold)
          • Bone Spirit explodes dealing 1250% weapon damage to all enemies within 10 yards on detonation.
        • Astral Projection (Cold)
          • Damage is increased by 15% for each enemy that Bone Spirit passes through while seeking its target.
      • Blood Rush
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Cooldown: 5 seconds
          • Cost: 5% Health
          • Shed your mortal flesh and reappear up to 50 yards away.
        • Transfusion (Physical)
          • Heals for 2% of your maximum health for every enemy passed through.
        • Hemostasis (Physical)
          • Removes the health cost.
        • Metabolism (Physical)
          • Blood Rush now has 2 charges, but its health cost is doubled.
        • Potency (Physical)
          • Increases your armor by 100% for 2 seconds after casting.
        • Molting (Physical)
          • Leaves a corpse at your original location when used.
      • Simulacrum
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Cost: 25% Health
          • Cooldown: 120 seconds
          • Create a Simulacrum made of blood that will duplicate your Essence Spenders for 15 seconds.
        • Reservoir (Physical)
          • Your maximum Essence is increased by 100% while your Simulacrum is active.
        • Cursed Form (Physical)
          • While active, your curse skills now apply all three curses.
        • Blood Debt (Physical)
          • Life costs for skills are reduced by 75% while Simulacrum is active.
        • Blood and Bone (Physical)
          • Now also creates a Simulacrum of Bone, but the duration is reduced to 10 seconds.
        • Self Sacrifice (Physical)
          • If you would die with a Simulacrum active, instead the Simulacrum is destroyed and you are fully healed.
    • Reanimation
      • Land of the Dead
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Cooldown: 120 seconds
          • All corpse skills can be used at will for 10 seconds.
        • Invigoration (Physical)
          • Your skills do not cost Essence while Land of the Dead is active.
        • Frozen Lands (Cold)
          • Enemies in the Land of the Dead are periodically frozen.
        • Plaguelands (Poison)
          • Land of the Dead deals up to 5,000% weapon damage to enemies over its duration.
        • Land of Plenty (Physical)
          • You are healed for 2% of your maximum life whenever you kill an enemy while Land of the Dead is active.
        • Shallow Graves (Physical)
          • Every 10 enemies killed extends the duration by 1 second up to a maximum of 2 seconds.
      • Command Skeletons
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Cost: 50 Essence
          • Active: Command your skeletal minions to attack the target and increase their damage by 50% for 5 seconds.
          • Passive: Raise skeletons from the ground every 2 seconds to a max of 7 skeletons. Skeletal minions deal 50% weapon damage per attack.
        • Enforcer (Physical)
          • Reduces the active Essence cost to 25.
        • Dark Mending (Physical)
          • Skeletal minions will heal you for 0.5% of your total health per hit while being commanded.
        • Freezing Grasp (Cold)
          • The target of your command is frozen for 3 seconds.
        • Kill Command (Poison)
          • Now commands your skeletons to explode, dealing 215% weapon damage to enemies within 15 yards.
        • Frenzy (Physical)
          • Commanded skeletons go into a frenzy, gaining 25% increased attack speed for the duration.
      • Command Golem
        • Base Skill (Poison)
          • Cooldown: 45 seconds
          • Active: Command the Golem to the targeted location where it collapses into a pile of 5 corpses.
          • Passive: Raise a Flesh Golem to fight for you. Flesh Golem deals 450% weapon damage per attack.
        • Bone Golem (Physical)
          • Active: The Golem becomes a tornado of bone carrying all nearby enemies to the targeted location and rooting them in place for 2 seconds.
        • Blood Golem (Physical)
          • Active: The Golem sacrifices itself healing you for 25% of your health and reconstructs at the targeted location. As the Golem reconstructs, veiny tendrils damage nearby enemies for 450% weapon damage.
        • Flesh Consuming Golem (Poison)
          • Active: The Golem consumes corpses at the targeted location increasing its damage by 30% per corpse.
        • Decay Golem (Poison)
          • Active: Command the Golem to the targeted location where it collapses into a pile of 8 corpses.
        • Ice Golem (Cold)
          • Active: Command the Golem to launch an icy blast at the target location, freezing enemies for 3 seconds and increasing their chance to be critically struck by 10% for 10 seconds
      • Army of the Dead
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Cooldown: 120 seconds
          • Raise a massive skeletal army to pummel the targeted location dealing 12000% weapon damage in a 15 yard radius.
        • Blighted Grasp (Poison)
          • Skeletal hands raise from the ground damaging enemies within 15 yards for 14000% total weapon damage as Poison over 5 seconds.
        • Frozen Army (Cold)
          • Weapon damage increased to 12000% and they attack all enemies in a line.
        • Unconventional Warfare (Physical)
          • Skeletons will rise from the ground and attack random targets for 50000% total weapon damage over 4 seconds.
        • Dead Storm (Physical)
          • Raise a storm of the dead that surround you damaging enemies for 15500% weapon damage over 5 seconds.
        • Blighted Grasp (Poison)
          • Skeletal hands rise from the ground damaging enemies within 15 yards for 14000% total weapon damage over 5 seconds
    • Curses
      • Decrepify
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Cost: 10 Essence
          • A crippling curse that reduces the enemy units’ movement speed by 75% and reduces damage done by 30% for 30 seconds.
        • Opportunist (Physical)
          • Gain a 3% movement speed increase for every enemy cursed.
        • Borrowed Time (Physical)
          • Gain 1% cooldown reduction for every enemy cursed.
        • Wither (Physical)
          • Damage reduction increased to 40%, but no longer reduces movement speed.
        • Dizzying Curse (Physical)
          • Cursed enemies have a 10% chance to be stunned for 2 seconds when hit.
        • Enfeeblement (Physical)
          • Increase the potency of the movement speed reduction for the first 5 seconds.
      • Frailty
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Cost: 10 Essence
          • A crippling curse that kills enemies with less than 15% health.  Lasts 30 seconds.
        • [Placeholder] Essence Return (Physical)
          • Gain 2 essence when a cursed enemy dies.
        • Volatile Death (Physical)
          • Cursed enemies explode for 100% weapon damage on death.
        • Scent of Blood (Physical)
          • Cursed enemies take 15% increased damage from your minions.
        • Aura of Frailty (Physical)
          • Becomes an aura that curses all enemies within 15 yards.
          • The range of this effect is increased by 50% of your gold pickup radius.
        • Early Grave (Physical)
          • Triggers at 18% life but costs 10% of your life.
      • Leech
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Cost: 10 Essence
          • Curse the target area. Cursed enemies have a chance to heal the attacker when they are struck for 2% of their total health. Lasts 30 seconds.
        • Transmittable (Physical)
          • Enemies that die while cursed will spread the curse to a nearby unaffected target.
        • Sanguine End (Physical)
          • Whenever a cursed enemy dies, you are healed for 200% of your Life per Kill.
        • Cursed Ground (Physical)
          • Now curses the ground, healing you for 1% of your maximum life every second for each enemy in the cursed area.
        • Blood Flask (Physical)
          • Whenever a cursed enemy dies your potion cooldown is reduced by 1 second.
        • Osmosis (Physical)
          • Each cursed enemy increases your life regeneration by 751 per second.
    • Corpses
      • Corpse Explosion
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Target an area exploding all corpses within 11 yards dealing 350% weapon damage to enemies within 20 yards.
        • Final Embrace (Physical)
          • Corpses pull themselves towards the nearest enemy before exploding, but Corpse Explosion now costs 2% life per corpse.
        • Close Quarters (Poison)
          • Now explodes corpses close to you, dealing 325% weapon damage to enemies within 20 yards.
        • Bloody Mess (Physical)
          • Explosion radius is increased to 25 yards.
        • Dead Cold (Cold)
          • Freeze all enemies caught in the explosion for 2 seconds.
        • Shrapnel (Poison)
          • Corpses now explode away from you, hitting all targets in a cone.
      • Corpse Lance
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Target an enemy to summon projectiles from nearby corpses that cause 1750% weapon damage to the target.
        • Brittle Touch (Cold)
          • Enemies become brittle increasing their chance to be crit by 5% for 5 seconds each time they are hit with Corpse Lance.
        • Blood Lance (Physical)
          • Spend 2% of your total health to launch an additional lance from yourself towards the target that deals 250% weapon damage.
        • Visceral Impact (Physical)
          • Stuns the target for 3 seconds.
        • Shredding Splinters (Poison)
          • Each lance slows the target by 10% and reduces its damage by 6% for 10 seconds. Stacks up to 5 times.
        • Ricochet (Physical)
          • Corpse Lance has a 20% chance to ricochet to one additional target.
      • Devour
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Consume corpses within 60 yards to restore 10 Essence per corpse.
        • Ruthless (Physical)
          • Additionally consumes your minions for 10 Essence per minion killed.
        • Voracious (Physical)
          • Reduces all Essence costs by 2% for each corpse consumed for 5 seconds.
        • Devouring Aura (Physical)
          • Becomes an aura that consumes all corpses within 15 yards to restore 11 Essence per corpse.
          • The range of this effect is increased by 50% of your gold pickup radius.
        • Satiated (Physical)
          • Increases maximum life by 2% for 2 seconds for each corpse devoured.
        • Cannibalize (Physical)
          • Each corpse consumed also restores 3% health.
      • Revive
        • Base Skill (Physical)
          • Target an area reviving up to 10 corpses within 20 yards for 15 seconds.
        • Oblation (Physical)
          • Increases the damage of revived creatures by 20% but each Revive now costs 3% health.
        • Personal Army (Physical)
          • Damage taken is reduced by 1% for each revived minion active.
        • Recklessness (Cold)
          • Revived minions deal an additional 150% damage but last 6 seconds. Damage dealt is turned into Cold.
        • [Placeholder] Horrific Return (Poison)
          • When you revive a corpse, enemies within 20 yards run in fear for 3 seconds.
        • Purgatory (Physical)
          • Revived minions degenerate back into a usable corpse at the end of their duration.
  • Necromancer Passives
    • Fueled by Death
      • Consuming a corpse increases your run speed by 3% for 5 seconds.
    • Life from Death
      • Consuming a corpse has a 20% chance to spawn a Health Globe.
    • Stand Alone
      • Increase Armor by 100%, reduced by 10% for each active minion.
    • Bone Prison
      • Bone Spear, Bone Spikes and Bone Spirit have a 30% chance to trap enemies in a Bone Prison for 3 seconds.
    • Commander of the Dead
      • The Essence cost of Command Skeletons and the cooldown of Command Golem are reduced by 30%.
    • Swift Harvesting
      • Increase the attack speed of Bone Spikes, Siphon Blood and Grim Scythe by 15%.
    • Aberrant Animator
      • Your minions gain 200% of your Thorns.
    • Eternal Torment
      • Your curses cost 50% less Essence and last forever.
    • Blood for Blood
      • Picking up a health globe removes the health cost of the next Blood spell. This effect can stack up to 10 times.
    • Blood is Power
      • After cumulatively losing 100% of your maximum Life, all ability cooldowns are reduced by 20%. This effect cannot reduce an ability’s cooldown more than once for each time that ability is used.
    • Draw Life
      • Increases your Health Regen by 10% for each enemy within 20 yards.
    • Extended Servitude
      • Increase the duration of your Skeletal Mage and Revive minions by 25%.
    • Final Service
      • When you take lethal damage, you are sustained preventing all incoming damage for 4 seconds. In addition, you consume minions to heal for 10% of your life per minion. This effect cannot occur more than once every 60 seconds.
    • Grisly Tribute
      • You are healed for 10% of your Life on Hit when one of your minions hits an enemy.
    • Overwhelming Essence
      • Increase your maximum Essence by 40.
    • Rathma’s Shield
      • You cannot lose life for 4 seconds after using Land of the Dead, Army of the Dead and Simulacrum.
    • Dark Reaping
      • While using a scythe gain 2% Essence and Life per kill.
    • Rigor Mortis
      • Blight abilities also slow enemies by 30% and reduce their attack speed by 30% for 5 seconds.
    • Serration
      • Bone Spikes, Bone Spear and Bone Spirit deal 1% increased damage for every 2 yards between you, up to a maximum of 20%.
  • Wizard Skills
    • Mirror Image
      • Simulacrum
        • This rune has been renamed to “Hard Light”

Items [Top]

  • Legendary Items
    • Funerary Pick
      • Siphon Blood drains blood from 2 additional targets
    • Trag’oul’s Corroded Fang
      • The Cursed Scythe rune for Grim Scythe now has a 100% chance to apply a curse and you deal 175-200% increased damage to cursed enemies
    • Scythe of the Cycle
      • Your Secondary skills deal 250-300% additional damage while Bone Armor is active but reduce the remaining duration of Bone Armor by 4 seconds
    • Maltorius’ Petrified Spike
      • Bone Spear now costs 40 Essence and deals 375-450% increased damage
    • Bloodtide Blade
      • Death Nova deals 20-30% increased damage for every enemy within 15 yards
    • Reilena’s Shadowhook
      • Every point of Maximum Essence increases your damage by 0.5% and Bone Spikes generates 2-5 additional Essence for every enemy hit
    • Nayr’s Black Death
      • Each different Poison skill you use increases the damage of your Poison skills by 50-65% for 15 seconds
    • Spear of Jairo
      • Your Thorns is increased by 10-15% for every enemy afflicted by one of your curses
    • Lost Time
      • Your Cold skills reduce the movement speed of enemies by 30%. In addition, your movement speed is increased by 4-5% for 5 seconds. Maximum 5 stacks.
    • Bone Ringer
      • The damage bonus of Command Skeletons increases by 25-30% per second they spend attacking the same target
    • Leger’s Disdain
      • Grim Scythe deals an additional 7-10% damage for each point of Essence it restores
    • Iron Rose
      • Attacking with Siphon Blood has a 40-50% chance to cast a free Blood Nova
    • The Johnstone
      • Each corpse consumed in the Land of the Dead grants a stack of Macabre Knowledge. Macabre Knowledge increases the damage of Corpse Lance and Corpse Explosion by 150-200% while outside Land of the Dead.
    • Haunted Visions
      • Simulacrum now drains 5% of your maximum life every second and lasts twice as long
    • Wisdom of Kalan
      • Increases the maximum stacks of Bone Armor by 5
    • Bloodsong Mail
      • While in Land of the Dead, Command Skeletons gains the effect of all runes and deals 100-125% increased damage
    • Requiem Cereplate
      • Devour restores an additional 75-100% Essence and Life. In addition, when Devour restores Essence or Life above your maximum, the excess is granted over 3 seconds.
    • Mask of Scarlet Death
      • Revive now consumes all corpses to raise a minion that deals 125 – 150% more damage per corpse
    • Fate’s Vow
      • Army of the Dead gains the effect of the Unconventional Warfare rune
    • Moribund Gauntlets
      • Your Golem sheds a corpse every second
    • Grasps of Essence
      • When an exploded corpse damages at least one enemy, your Corpse Explosion deals 75-100% increased damage for 6 seconds, stacking up to 5 times
    • Golemskin Breeches
      • Your Golem’s damage is increased by 100-125% and you take 30% less damage while it is alive
    • Defiler Cuisses
      • Your Bone Spirit’s damage is increased by 75-100% for every second it is active
    • Steuart’s Greaves
      • You gain 40-50% increased movement speed for 2 seconds after using Blood Rush
    • Bryner’s Journey
      • Attacking with Bone Spikes has a 20-30% chance to cast a Bone Nova at the target location
    • Dayntee’s Binding
      • You gain an additional 40-50% damage reduction when there is an enemy afflicted by your Decrepify
    • Razeth’s Volition
      • Skeletal Mage gains the effect of the Gift of Death rune
    • Circle of Nailuj’s Evol
      • You now raise an additional Skeletal Mage with each cast and they last an additional 2-4 seconds
    • Prayer of Briggs
      • Uncursed enemies are pulled to the target location when a curse is applied to them
    • Krysbin’s Sentence
      • You deal 75-100% increased damage against slowed enemies or triple this bonus against enemies afflicted by any other type of control-impairing effect
    • Lornelle’s Sunstone
      • Your damage reduction is increased by 0.75-0.95% for every 1% Life you are missing
    • Corpsewhisper Pauldrons
      • Corpse Lance damage is increased by 25-30% for 3 seconds when you consume a corpse. Max 20 stacks.
    • Hellfire Amulet
      • Necromancer passives have been added for this item
    • Halcyon’s Ascent
      • This item now includes a skill for the Necromancer
  • Class Sets
    • Bones of Rathma
      • (2) Set Bonus
        • Your minions have a chance to reduce the cooldown of Army of the Dead by 1 second each time they deal damage
      • (4) Set Bonus
        • You gain 1% damage reduction for 15 seconds each time one of your minions deals damage. Max 50 stacks.
      • (6) Set Bonus
        • Each active Skeletal Mage increases the damage of your minions and Army of the Dead by 250%
    • Trag’Oul’s Avatar
      • (2) Set Bonus
        • Blood Rush gains the effect of every rune
      • (4) Set Bonus
        • While at full life, your healing from skills is added to your maximum life for 45 seconds, up to 100% more.
      • (6) Set Bonus
        • Your Life-spending abilities deal 3300% increased damage but cost twice as much Life. Your healing from skills is increased by 100%.
    • Grace of Inarius
      • (2) Set Bonus
        • Bone Armor damage is increased by 1000%
      • (4) Set Bonus
        • Bone Armor grants an additional 2% damage reduction per enemy hit.
      • (6) Set Bonus
        • Bone Armor also activates a swirling tornado of bone, damaging nearby enemies for 750% weapon damage and increasing the damage they take from the Necromancer by 2750%.
    • Pestilence Master’s Shroud
      • (2) Set Bonus
        • Each corpse you consume fires a Corpse Lance at a nearby enemy
      • (4) Set Bonus
        • Each enemy you hit with Bone Spear reduces your damage taken by 2% up to a maximum of 50%. Lasts 15 seconds.
      • (6) Set Bonus
        • Each corpse you consume grants you an Empowered Bone Spear charge that increases the damage of your next Bone Spear by 3000%
    • Jesseth Arms
      • (2) Set Bonus
        • When the target of your Command Skeletons dies, your skeletons are automatically commanded to attack a nearby target
        • While your skeletons are commanded to attack a target, all of your minions deal 400% increased damage
  • Legendary Gems
    • Zei’s Stone of Vengeance
      • When a pet deals damage with this gem equipped, bonuses are now always granted from the player to the enemy hit instead of from the pet to the enemy.

Adventure Mode [Top]

  • Set Dungeons
    • The user interface has been updated to better explain tier completion requirements
      • With this, the basic completion tier must be finished within the given time limit
    • The time limit to complete a Set Dungeon has been increased to 5 minutes
    • Set dungeon monsters are now tracked on the mini-map when the dungeon begins
    • All Basic Tier monster kill requirements have been lowered
  • Greater Rifts
    • Players who die in solo Greater Rifts can now choose to immediately resurrect. When choosing this option, the time remaining on your death timer will be removed from the remaining Greater Rift time and your cooldowns will be advanced by the same amount.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue which sometimes prevented players from completing the “Clear the Forgotten Well” bounty

Achievements [Top]

  • Terror In The Blood
    • Now requires the player’s health to be at 10% or below instead of 9% or below
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug preventing the Terror in the Blood achievement from triggering once the criteria were met and Diablo was defeated

Monsters [Top]

  • Skeleton Mage
    • Has had its fire damage reduced slightly

Quality of Life [Top]

  • Witch Doctor Gargantuans will now destroy breakables they step on

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Patch 7.2.5 is now live in the Americas for PC, PS4 & Xbox One.

That no WoW post :p

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      The final PTR patch is here and we have the the official 2.6.1 patch notes!
      A very minor set of changes arriving to the PTR today, as this is supposed to be the very last update to patch 2.6.1. It features the return of the Shrouded Moors to the GR tileset, some changes to a WD passive, skill tooltip fixes, as well as the usual legendary and set item tuning.

      You should also check out the latest "First Look: Patch 2.6.1" article for a more general overview of, well, what to expect!
      PTR PATCH 2.6.1 - v2.6.1.47710 (source)
      Last updated October 12 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT.
      Below you'll find the preliminary PTR patch notes for patch 2.6.1. Please note that this isn't the final version of the patch notes and that some changes may not be documented or described in full detail.
       

      PTR PATCH 2.6.1 - v2.6.1.47710
      To provide feedback on patch 2.6.1, please visit the PTR Feedback forum.
      To report any issues you experience while playing, please visit the PTR Bug Report forum.
      Please note that support for Vista / Windows XP will be ending at some point during the PTR. For more info, please see our forum post.
      In order to test Necromancer changes, you will need to have purchased the Necromancer in the live game. The ability to purchase the class on the PTR has been disabled.
      Table of Contents:
      Classes Items Adventure Mode Challenge Rifts Monsters  

      CLASSES
      Barbarian Skills Battle Rage Bloodshed Has been redesigned: Deal damage equal to 20% of your recent Critical Hits to enemies within 20 yards every 1 second. Note: Bloodshed caused performance issues when encountering high enemy density, particularly when combined with Whirlwind, Pain Enhancer, and Gem of Efficacious Toxin. Ground Stomp Jarring Slam Added a maximum threshold on the number of health globes that can spawn in a given time. Crusader Skills Blessed Hammer Limitless Has been redesigned: Increase the damage of Blessed Hammer to 640% weapon damage as Holy and increase its area of effect by 20 yards. Note: The extra projectiles created by this rune were causing performance issues in cases with high enemy density. Monk Skills Tempest Rush Flurry Reduced the maximum number of stacks from 500 to 100 Necromancer Skills Command Skeletons Commanding your Skeletal Warriors will break crowd control effects on them Skeletal Warriors will no longer die after taking too many hits Design Philosophy: When we were first designing Command Skeletons, we wanted to capture the feeling of being an undead commander by having skeletons regularly spawn around the Necromancer and charge into battle during combat. It created a cool visual, but as the class evolved through Set bonuses and Legendary powers, it became clear that this visual began to hinder gameplay for some builds. Skeletal Warriors now have the same defenses as all other pets in the game. Devour Voracious Resource cost reduction stacks granted from this rune will now stack and are no longer overridden from multiple casts. Simulacrum Added a glow to the skill icon to indicate when Simulacrum is active. Skeletal Mage This skill will now display the duration of the oldest mage raised as a buff in addition to the total number of mages active Design Philosophy: This change is largely to provide transparency to players on the duration of their mage armor. This will be especially useful to players using the Bones of Rathma set. It’s our goal that players will no longer feel compelled to refresh their Skeletal Mage counter when they’re already at max. Bone Armor Essence cost removed Can now be cast while moving Army of the Dead Frozen Army The pulsing damage from this rune has been spread out Design Philosophy: This was done to ensure enemies within range are evenly hit and to better align with the visual. This will result in more targets being hit more consistently for the stated weapon damage amount. Necromancer Passives Fueled By Death The movement speed bonus from this passive can now exceed the 25% cap Life from Death Added a maximum threshold on the number of health globes that can spawn in a given time. Witch Doctor Skills Soul Harvest Adding a stack or refreshing Soul Harvest now refreshes all stacks of Soul Harvest. Witch Doctor Passives Creeping Death Increased the duration of Haunt, Locust Swarm, and the damage amplification of Piranhas when this passive is active from 3600 to 14400 16800 19800 seconds Note: There is currently a bug preventing this passive from affecting Piranhas; this will be fixed in an upcoming PTR patch Wizard Skills Arcane Orb Frozen Orb Create an orb of frozen death that shreds an area with ice bolts, dealing 393% 950% weapon damage as Cold Increased projectile travel distance from 30 to 45 40 Bug Fixes Fixed an issue which prevented Army of the Dead from sometimes triggering when the player is immediately afflicted by a monster’s crowd control after casting it Fixed an issue where enemy monsters could heal themselves when striking another monster afflicted by Leech Fixed a bug which caused Skeletal Mages to sometimes spawn up in the air Fixed an issue where the firewall left behind by Arcane Orb – Scorch was not dealing damage Fixed an issue which caused Skeletal Mages to lose their target when players used Command Skeletons to attack the same target Fixed an issue which caused connection issues when players used a channeling skill while attempting to force move at the same time Fixed an issue where your pets would double dip from the damage bonus granted by Wolf Companion (PTR Only) Fixed an issue with Battle Rage - Bloodshed where the damage from critical hits was not being scaled by the proc coefficient of the power doing damage Fixed an issue where the advanced tooltip for Bone Armor - Dislocation did not correctly state the rune did Poison damage Fixed an issue where Furious Charge would inherit the elemental damage type on your weapon when Vile Ward was equipped, as opposed to the damage type of the rune you chose Fixed an issue where Bone Armor: Dislocation did not apply the movement and attack speed reduction provided by Rigor Mortis Fixed an issue where Monk players could reset the Blood is Power cooldown for Necromancers allowing them to gain more cool down reduction than intended Fixed an issue where Creeping Death was not correctly affecting the duration of the Piranha’s damage debuff Fixed an issue where the tooltip for Spike Trap - Impaling Spines did not display its correct damage type Fixed an issue where the tooltip for Bone Armor - Harvest of Anguish did not display its correct damage type Return to Top
      ITEMS
      General Many Legendary and Set items have had their drop chance increased Legendary Items Barbarian Band of Might After casting Furious Charge, Ground Stomp, or Leap, take 50–60% 60-80% reduced damage for 8 seconds Bracers of Destruction Seismic Slam deals 300–400% 400-500% increased damage to the first 5 enemies it hits. Bracers of the First Men Hammer of the Ancients attacks 50% faster and deals 150–200% 300-400% 400-500% increased damage Fury of the Vanished Peak No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Seismic Slam damage as an inherent affix. Can still roll 10-15% as a random affix. Reduces the Fury cost of Seismic Slam by 40-50% and increases its damage by 400-500%. Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Gavel of Judgement No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Hammer of the Ancients damage as an inherent affix. Can still roll 10-15% as a random affix. Hammer of the Ancients returns 20–25 Fury if it hits 3 or fewer enemies. The damage of Hammer of the Ancients is increased by 400-500% 600-800% and it returns 25 Fury if it hits 3 or fewer enemies Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Note: The Legendary power on this item is currently not functioning; this will be fixed in an upcoming patch Girdle of Giants Seismic Slam increases Earthquake damage by 80–100% 200-250% for 3 seconds. Skull Grasp Increase the damage of Whirlwind by 250–300% 400-500% 300-400% Standoff Furious Charge deals increased damage equal to 200–250% 400-500% of your bonus movement speed. Crusader Blade of Prophecy No longer rolls a bonus to Condemn damage as an inherent affix. Two Condemned enemies also trigger Condemn's explosion and the damage of Condemn is increased by 350-450% 600-800%. Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Bracer of Fury Heaven's Fury deals 150–200% 300-400% increased damage to enemies that are Blinded, Immobilized, or Stunned. Denial Each enemy hit by your Sweep Attack increases the damage of your next Sweep Attack by 30–40% 100-125%, stacking up to 5 times. Faithful Memory Each enemy hit by Falling Sword increases the damage of Blessed Hammer by 50-60% 60-80% for 10 seconds. Max 10 stacks. Fate of the Fell Gain two additional rays of Heaven’s Fury. Heaven's Fury gains two additional rays and has its damage increased by 150-200% 375-500% Frostburn No longer smart drops for Crusader. Frydehr’s Wrath No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Condemn damage as an inherent affix. Can still roll 10-15% as a random affix. Condemn has no cooldown and has its damage increased by 450-600% 600-800%, but instead costs 40 Wrath. Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Golden Flense No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Sweep Attack damage as an inherent affix. Sweep Attack restores 6 Wrath for each enemy hit and has its damage increased by 225-300% Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Gyrfalcon’s Foote Removes the resource cost of Blessed Shield and increases Blessed Shield damage by 400-500% 275-350%. Jekangbord No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Blessed Shield damage as an inherent affix. Can still roll 10-15% as a random affix. Blessed Shield ricochets to 6 additional enemies and has its damage increased by 300-400% 225-300%. Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Demon Hunter Dead Man’s Legacy No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Multishot damage as an inherent affix. Can still roll 10-15% as a random affix. Legendary power now also increases Multishot damage, now reads Multishot hits enemies below 50-60% health twice and its damage is increased by 125-150% 150-200%. Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Karlei’s Point The damage of Impale is increased by 60-80% 225-300% 300-375% and Impale it returns 10–15 Hatred if it hits an enemy already Impaled. Lord Greenstone’s Fan Every second, gain 160–200% 300-400% increased damage for your next Fan of Knives. Stacks up to 30 times. Manticore No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Multishot damage as an inherent affix. Can still roll 10-15% as a random affix. Reduces the Hatred cost of Cluster Arrow by 40-50% and increases its damage by 250-300%. Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Yang’s Recurve Multishot attacks 50% faster and its damage is increased by 125-150% 150-200%. Wraps of Clarity Your Hatred Generators reduce your damage taken by 30–35% 40-50% for 5 seconds. Monk Binding of the Lost Each hit with Seven-Sided Strike grants 3.0–3.5% 4-5% damage reduction for 7 seconds. Balance No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Tempest Rush damage as an inherent affix. Can still roll 10-15% as a random affix. The damage of Tempest Rush is increased by 450-600% and when your Tempest Rush hits 3 or fewer enemies, it gains 100% Critical Hit Chance.. Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Cesar's Memento Enemies take 300–400% 600-800% increased damage from your Tempest Rush for 5 seconds after you hit them with a Blind, Freeze, or Stun The Fist of Az’Turrasq Exploding Palm's on-death explosion damage is increased by 250–300% 400-500%.  Incense Torch of the Grand Temple No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Wave of Light damage as an inherent affix. Can still roll 10-15% as a random affix. Reduces the Spirit cost of Wave of Light by 40–50% and increases its damage by 450-500%. Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Scarbringer The damage of Lashing Tail Kick is increased by 300% 450-600% to the first 7 enemies hit Spirit Guards Your Spirit Generators reduce your damage taken by 30–40% 45-60% for 3 seconds. Necromancer Bloodsong Mail While in the Land of the Dead, Command Skeletons gains the effect of all runes and deals 100–125% additional damage and gains the effect of the Enforcer, Frenzy, Dark Mending and Freezing Grasp runes. Bloodtide Blade Death Nova deals 20–30% 80-100% increased damage for every enemy within 15 25 yards.. Dayntee’s Binding You gain an additional 40–50% damage reduction when there is an enemy afflicted by your Decrepify any of your curses. Defiler Cuisses Your Bone Spirit's damage is increased by 75–100% 400-500% for every second it is active. Fate’s Vow Army of the Dead now deals an additional 200-250% damage and gains the effect of the Unconventional Warfare rune. Golemskin Breeches Your Golem's damage is increased by 100–125% and You take 30% less damage while it your Golem is alive and the cooldown on Command Golem is reduced by 20-25 seconds. Leger’s Disdain Grim Scythe deals an additional 7–10% 65-80% damage for each point of essence it restores. Lost Time Your cold skills reduce the movement speed of enemies by 30%. In addition, your movement speed is increased by 4–5% 8-10% for 5 seconds. Maximum 5 stacks. Maltorius’ Petrified Spike Bone Spear now costs 40 Essence and deals 375–450% 550-700% increased damage. Mask of Scarlet Death When paired with the Revive: Purgatory rune, the mega-revived monster will drop the same number of corpses were used to create it on death. This item will now attempt to give preference to the strongest monster to become the mega-revive when selecting a group of corpses. Nayr’s Black Death Each different poison skill you use increases the damage of your poison skills by 50–65% 75-100% for 15 seconds. Scythe of the Cycle Your Secondary skills deal 250–300% 350-400% additional damage while Bone Armor is active but reduce the remaining duration of Bone Armor by 4 seconds. Steuart’s Greaves You gain 40–50% 75-100% increased movement speed for 2 10 seconds after using Blood Rush. The Johnstone Each corpse consumed in the Land of the Dead gGrants a 50 stacks of Macabre Knowledge when Land of the Dead expires. Macabre Knowledge increases the damage of Corpse Lance and Corpse Explosion by 150–200% while outside Land of the Dead. Witch Doctor Bakuli Jungle Wraps Firebats deals 150–200% 250-300% increased damage to enemies affected by Locust Swarm or Piranhas. Mask of Jeram Pets deal 75–100% 150-200% increased damage. Staff of Chiroptera No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Firebats damage as an inherent affix. Can still roll 10-15% as a random affix. Firebats attacks 100% faster, and costs 70-75% less Mana, and has its damage increased by 150-200% 125-150%. Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. The Short Man’s Finger Gargantuan instead summons three smaller gargantuans each more powerful than before that have their damage increased by 500-650%. Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Note: There is currently a bug which causes the new and old versions of the ring to not work when both are equipped; this will be fixed in an upcoming PTR patch Wizard Deathwish While channeling Arcane Torrent, Disintegrate, or Ray of Frost, all damage is increased by 30–35% 250-325%. Etched Sigil Your Arcane Torrent, Disintegrate, and Ray of Frost also cast one of your other damaging Arcane Power Spenders which deal 125-150% increased damage every second. While channeling Arcane Torrent, Disintegrate, or Ray of Frost, the damage of your Arcane Power Spenders is increased by 125-150% and you also cast one of your other damaging Arcane Power Spenders every second. Halo of Karini You take 45–60% 60-80% less damage for 3 4 5 seconds after your Storm Armor electrocutes an enemy more than 30 15 yards away Nilfur's Boast Increase the damage of Meteor by 200% 600%. When your Meteor hits 3 or fewer enemies, the damage is increased by 275–350% 675-900% Orb of Infinite Depth Each time you hit an enemy with Explosive Blast your damage is increased by 4% 8-10% and your damage reduction is increased by 15% 20% for 6 seconds. This effect can stack up to 4 times. Ranslor’s Folly Energy Twister does 225-300% more damage and periodically pulls in lesser enemies within 30 yards. The Grand Vizier No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Meteor damage as an inherent affix. Reduces the Arcane Power cost of Meteor by 50% and increases its damage by 30% 375-500% 300-400% Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Triumvirate Your Signature Spells increase the damage of Arcane Orb by 150–200% 300-400% for 6 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. Unstable Scepter No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Arcane Orb damage as an inherent affix. The damage of Arcane Orb’s is increased by 350-450% and its explosion triggers an additional time.. Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Wand of Woh No longer rolls Legendary-strength bonus to Explosive Blast damage as an inherent affix. The damage of Explosive Blast is increased by 300-400% and 3 additional blasts are triggered after casting Explosive Blast. Note: Existing versions of this item will also be changed to include the damage roll in the orange text, but will always roll a damage roll equal to the previous maximum possible. Set Items Barbarian Immortal King’s Call (6) Set While both Wrath of the Berserker and Call of the Ancients is active, you deal 400% 750% 1500% increased damage. Might of the Earth (6) Set Increase the damage of Earthquake, Avalanche, Leap, Ground Stomp, Ancient Spear and Seismic Slam by 1200% 3000% 5600%. The Legacy of Raekor (4) Set Furious Charge gains the effect of every rune and deals 300% 500% 1000% increased damage. (6) Set Every use of Furious Charge increases the damage of your next Fury-spending attack by 750% 1500% 2800%. This effect stacks. Every use of a Fury-spending attack consumes up to 5 stacks. Wrath of the Wastes (4) Set During Whirlwind and for 3 seconds after, you gain 50% damage reduction and your applied Rends deal triple damage. (6) Set Whirlwind gains the effect of the Dust Devils rune and all Whirlwind damage is increased by 800% 1700% 3400% 3000%. Bul-Kathos' Oath (2) Set Increases Fury Generation by 10 15 During Whirlwind you gain 30% 45% increased attack speed and movement speed Crusader Armor of Akkhan (6) Set While Akarat's Champion is active, you deal 600% 900% 1000% 1300% 1500% increased damage and take 15% 20% 50% less damage. Roland's Legacymonke (4) Set Increase the damage of Shield Bash and Sweep Attack by 2500% 3300%. Seeker of the Light (6) Set Increase the damage of Blessed Hammer by 1250% 1500% 2000% and Falling Sword by 500% 1000%. Thorns of the Invoker (2) Set Your Thorns damage now hits all enemies in a 15 yard radius around you. 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(6) Set Each corpse you consume grants you an Empowered Bone Spear charge that increases the damage of your next Bone Spear by 3000% 4000% 3300%. In addition, Corpse Lance and Corpse Explosion damage is increased by 1500% 2000% 1650%. Trag’Oul’s Avatar (6) Set Your Life-spending abilities deal 3300% increased damage but cost twice as much Life. Your healing from skills is increased by 100%. Witch Doctor Helltooth Harness (2) Set Enemies hit by your primary skills, Acid Cloud, Firebats, Zombie Charger, Zombie Dogs, Gargantuan, Grasp of the Dead, Piranhas, or Wall of Death are afflicted by Necrosis, becoming Slowed, taking 1500% weapon damage every second, and taking 20% increased damage from your attacks for 10 seconds. (6) Set After casting Wall of Death, gain 1400% 1700% 5100% 3700% 4400% increased damage for 15 seconds to your primary skills, Acid Cloud, Firebats, Zombie Charger, Zombie Dogs, Gargantuan, Grasp of the Dead, Piranhas, and Wall of Death. Note: This set bonus is being temporarily disabled to fix an issue with the set. It will be re-enabled in a later PTR patch. Note: The damage bonus for you against enemies affected with Necrosis causes performance issues when encountering high density. This change is not intended to be a nerf and, when coupled with the six-piece change, should be a net buff for the complete set. This change should not change the gameplay style of this set. Raiment of the Jade Harvester (2) Set When Haunt lands on an enemy already affected by Haunt, it instantly deals 120 480 560 seconds worth of Haunt damage. (6) Set Soul Harvest reduces damage taken by 50% for 12 seconds and consumes your damage over time effects on enemies, instantly dealing 300 1200 1400 1650 seconds worth of remaining damage. Spirit of Arachyr (6) Set The damage of your creature skills is increased by 2400% 4500% 3900% 4500%. Creature skills are Corpse Spiders, Plague of Toads, Firebats, Locust Swarm, Hex, and Piranhas.  Zunimassa's Haunt (6) Set Enemies hit by your Mana spenders take 2500% 5500% increased damage from your pets for 8 seconds. Wizard Delsere’s Magnum Opus (6) Set Enemies affected by your Slow Time and for 5 seconds after exiting take 3500% 4100% 3800% increased damage from your Arcane Orb, Energy Twister, Explosive Blast, Magic Missile, Shock Pulse, Spectral Blade, and Wave of Force abilities. Firebird’s Finery (6) Set Your damage is increased by 120% 200% 150% 250% 200% and damage taken reduced by 3% for each enemy that is Ignited. This effect can stack up to 20 times. You always receive the maximum bonus whenever a nearby Elite monster is Ignited. Vyr’s Amazing Arcana (6) Set Increased number of Archon stacks gained when hitting with an Archon ability from 1 to 2 You also gain Archon stacks when you hit with an Archon ability. Archon stacks now also reduce damage taken by 0.15% and have their damage bonus increased to 18% 25% 50% Chantodo's Resolve (2) Set Every second while in Archon form you expel a Wave of Destruction, dealing 350% 600% 1000% weapon damage to enemies within 30 yards Every time you hit with an attack while not in Archon form, 350% 600% weapon damage is added to the Wave of Destruction, stacking up to 20 times Other Items Shields acquired by Necromancer players can now properly roll the +Max Essence affix Bug Fixes Fixed an issue where Mimics created from Rabid Strike were not correctly inheriting the player’s bonus damage from Lashing Tail Kick, Seven Sided Strike, Cyclone Strike, Exploding Palm and Wave of Light. Fixed an issue where after dying, the pet damage bonus granted from Jesseth Arms could sometimes be lost if skeletons are re-commanded onto the same target. Fixed an issue preventing the free Blood Nova granted by the Iron Rose from correctly granting the damage bonus from the Trag’Oul’s six-piece bonus. Fixed an issue causing certain items to drop for the Necromancer which are not able to be equipped by the class. Fixed an issue preventing Necromancer primary skills from taunting enemies when Boyarsky’s Chip is equipped. Fixed an issue which prevented the +% Thorns damage bonus granted by Aberrant Animator from applying correctly to items such as the Spear of Jairo Fixed an issue where you would not gain the buff from Crystal Fist when you had the buff from Channeling Pylon and Raiment of a Thousand Storms equipped (PTR Only) Fixed an issue with Etched Sigil where the internal cooldown for casting another spender was scaling with the item’s damage roll (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where minions summoned by the Demon Hunter's Companion skill would double dip on damage from the (6) Set bonus on Embodiment of the Marauder (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where Gargantuan would double dip on damage from the (6) Set bonus on Helltooth Harness (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where Hydra would double dip on damage from the (6) Set bonus of Tal Rasha's Elements Fixed an issue with the (2) Set power of Vyr's Amazing Arcana where your Arcane Blast and Arcane Strike would not Freeze enemies unless you had the Slow Time rune chosen (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where equipping certain Legendary items to a follower would cause performance issues (PTR Only) Fixed an issue which caused the change to Dayntee's Binding to incorrectly affect existing versions of the item Fixed an issue where the Wave of Destruction was doing slightly less damage than intended (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where the Legendary power on Gavel of Judgement was not being applied when the item was equipped (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where the equipping the new version and then the old version of The Short Man's Finger would result in no Legendary power from either being applied (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where the legacy version of the Legendary power on Dayntee's Binding did not upgrade to the new version of this item’s power in Kanai’s Cube (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where you could equip the legacy and new version of the Legendary power on Gavel of Judgement at the same time (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where every rune except for Shattering Throw was not benefitting from the increased damage from Akkhan’s Leniency (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where where Lashing Tail Kicks cast by mimics spawned by Rabid Strike were not having their damage increased by Scarbringer (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where the new version of Fate's Vow was not displaying the correct visuals per rune selected with Army of the Dead (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where Fate's Vow was not providing the maximum bonus to Army of the Dead when used in Kanai’s Cube (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where it was possible to reach zero HP and live when using Haunting Visions and Simulacrum (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where the damage over time effect left on the ground by Meteor was not being increased by the legacy version of Nilfur’s Boast. 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      ADVENTURE MODE
      Rifts Reduced the number of deadends when Rifts choose the Temple of the Firstborn tileset Increased the amount of experience and Rift progress granted by the Hematic Disciple Increased the amount of experience and Rift progress granted by Blazing Guardians Increased the amount of experience and Rift progress granted by Smoldering Constructs Reduced the fog effect in the Shrouded Moors tilesets in Rifts The Shrouded Moors tileset and the large Temple of the Firstborn tileset can no longer be selected for Greater Rifts The amount of experience and Rift / Greater Rift progress that Shock Towers provide has been increased Shield Pylons no longer reflects damage back to attackers Note: Reflecting damage back to attackers caused performance issues when encountering high density. Return to Top
      CHALLENGE RIFTS
      Increased the amount of materials that the Challenge Rift Cache drops The Challenge Rift Cache now always drops 10 Death’s Breath Return to Top
      MONSTERS
      Bug Fixes Fixed a champion spawn rate issue for certain monsters required for the achievement ‘We Are the Champions’. The following monsters were adjusted and should spawn with the same frequency as other champion packs: Fallen Conjurer Fallen Peon Fallen Cur Fallen Grunt Fallen Overlord Fallen Slavelord Return to Top
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    • By Stan

      Patch 2.6.1 is just around the corner and we're taking a closer look at some of its highlights in terms of skills and itemization.
      The main goal of Patch 2.6.1 is balance. Many class sets have been revisited and updated. Raekor & Uliana's Stratagem received numerical tweaks in power. Wrath of the Wastes got a damage boost and the damage reduction from the 4P set bonus lasts an additional 3 seconds. Blessed HammerLimitless has been redesigned, because it caused performance issues in high density areas. Arcane OrbFrozen Orb can now benefit from Audacity & Power Hungry passives, because its range has been increased to 40 yards. The vast majority of updates to Legendary items are number tweaks. Blizzard plans to deploy the last Patch 2.6.1 build to PTR this Thursday.
      - Update: Here are the probably final 2.6.1 patch notes.
      Blizzard (Source)
      The latest patch for Diablo III is on its way! Read on to learn more about incoming class set updates, skill changes, and balance passes coming in Patch 2.6.1.
      Class Set Revisions
      Following the release of the Necromancer, the theme of this patch is (appropriately) balance. We’ve taken a top-down look across all class performance in Greater Rifts, and made several changes to bring as many gameplay styles as close in line to each other as possible. Targeting the most popular or requested builds, we started with Class sets, and you can expect buffs coming your way no matter which hero is your favorite.
      While some sets, like Legacy of Raekor or Uliana’s Strategem, have simply received numerical tweaks in power, others have had minor functionality tweaks that make a big difference. For example, if you’re a big fan of spinning to win, you should revisit the Wrath of the Wastes set. In addition to getting a boost in damage, the damage reduction provided by the 4-piece set bonus now lasts an additional 3 seconds, making plenty of room to toss out a Rend without feeling too vulnerable.

      The Necromancer isn’t left out either; if you enjoy the bloody gameplay of Trag’Oul’s Avatar, the double-life cost from the 6-piece set bonus has been removed. Hardcore players may now feel a bit more comfortable experimenting with this set, enabling oodles of gore-tastic gameplay.  

      Skill Changes
      While most of the incoming changes are focused on items, there were some skills that needed tweaks to improve their overall performance. Skills are the stage upon which balance is built, so we identified a number of them that would benefit from more careful tuning and improved in-game performance .
      For example, Crusaders with a hankering for hammers will find that the Blessed Hammer (Limitless) rune has been redesigned. The additional projectiles were causing performance issues in high density areas, so we’ve compensated by increasing both the rune’s base damage as well as its area of effect.

      Other changes were more straightforward. We noticed, for example, that Arcane Orb (Frozen Orb) could not benefit from either the Power Hungry or Audacity passives due to its ideal explosion range. We’ve increased its range to 40 yards to make the intent of this skill’s synergies clearer.

      Item Revisions
      Like the changes made to class set items, we’ve targeted many Legendary items to help with tuning. The large majority of these are number tweaks, but keep an eye out for a few exceptions with broader updates!







      Patch 2.6.1 is well on its way and will make game play options more diverse than ever! What classic build are you looking forward to revisiting? Is there a play style you’ve always wanted to try that you plan on giving a whirl? Let us know in the comments below, or ask your questions about the upcoming patch. We’ll see you in Sanctuary!
    • By Stan

      Blizzard announced the release date of Season 12 and they're aiming to release the last Patch 2.6.1 PTR build this Thursday. 
      Season 12 starts on November 9. To find out more about Haedrig's Gift sets and rewards, have a look at our Season 12 overview. The last build focuses on bug fixes, tooltips and some community feedback requests. Stay tuned for more information.
      Blizzard (Source)
      Originally, this was scheduled to be our last patch. However, after continued observation of performance on the PTR (and passing on some additional feedback), we're in the process of generating a new build to release for testing sometime next week. We're going to aim for a Thursday release, but (as you all know is usually the case) that's a tentative date.

      The changes we're making were, primarily, bug fixes in tooltips and other behind the scenes needs... but while we were at it, there were a few last community feedback requests we saw in response to our last PTR patch. Some of those changes were low risk, so we're going to move forward with them. I look forward to seeing your feedback after the patch next week!
    • By Starym

       
      The end of Season 11 post is here and along with the usual instructions on what to expect and what happens when a Season ends, we also got the S11 end dates and, more importantly, S12 start dates! So get ready for October 20th, clear all your missing Conquests until then and prepare for Season 12, coming on November 9th!
      End of Season 11 (source)
      Here we are again, nephalem. As we prepare to close out another Season in Diablo III, it's time to take a moment to remember what you have achieved and ensure that you're ready for the next.
      If you haven't experienced the end of a Season, there's a lot to know about what happens to your gear, your progress, and your characters. Don't fret! We're here to give you a full overview of what to expect when the current Season ends and the next one begins.
      Table of Contents:
      Season Rollover Conquests Leaderboards Season End and Start Dates  
        The Season Rollover
      If you've played through a Season before, you'll know that all the gold, gear, and Paragon levels you earned don't just disappear. But what exactly happens to all that hard-earned progress when a Season ends? The short answer is that you get to keep just about all of it.
      Here's a list of all the rewards from this Season you can expect your non-Seasonal heroes to enjoy:
      Heroes
      Seasonal heroes will be converted to either non-Seasonal Normal or Hardcore mode heroes, as appropriate. There's no need to delete any characters to make room for them; your Seasonal heroes will continue to use the same slot they currently occupy in your roster after the rollover. You’ll also be able to use Season Rebirth to convert any non-seasonal character into a Seasonal level 1 character once the next Season begins.  
      Gold
      Any gold you earn during the Season will transfer to your non-Seasonal heroes.  
      Paragon Experience
      The total amount of Paragon experience earned is the amount that rolls over, but not the raw total Paragon levels that you gained. For example, if your Seasonal heroes reached Paragon 300, and your current non-Seasonal heroes are already Paragon 400, your new non-Seasonal Paragon level will still be less than Paragon 700, since Paragon levels require more experience to earn the higher you go.  
      Blood Shards
      Similar to the way it works with gold, any Blood Shards you have available at the end of the Season will transfer to your non-Seasonal heroes. If your non-Seasonal heroes are currently at the Blood Shard cap, any Blood Shards you earn once the Season ends will temporarily ignore the cap. You can spend these at your leisure; however, you can’t pick up any additional Blood Shards until you are below the current cap.  
      Items
      Items that are currently equipped on a hero or in that hero's inventory will stay on that hero as it moves to a non-Seasonal game mode. Items that are in your Seasonal stash will be sent through the in-game mail system to your non-Seasonal heroes. These items can be claimed by any non-Seasonal hero up to 30 days from the time you first log in after the Season ends. To access these items on PC, enter a game and hit the Mail icon located in the lower left corner of your screen to open your inbox. Console players can do the same by visiting the mailbox found in any town hub. If you’ve unlocked Primal Ancient items by completing Greater Rift 70 on a Seasonal hero, you’ll also be able to obtain them on non-Seasonal heroes after the Season ends (if you have not previously unlocked them for non-Seasonal heroes).   
      Artisan Progress and Recipes
      If your Seasonal Artisans are a higher level than your non-Seasonal Artisans at the end of the Season, their level will transfer to your non-Seasonal Artisans. Any recipes you have on your Seasonal Artisans that are not available to your non-Seasonal Artisans will be transferred as well.  
      Shared Stash
      Any Shared Stash slots or tabs you purchase during a Season that are not currently available to your non-Seasonal heroes will be transferred accordingly.  
      Achievements
      Any achievements or achievement progress made during the Season is automatically applied to your non-Seasonal achievement profile. This happens in real time and does not require the Season to end first. Your achievement point total is also updated appropriately throughout the Season.  
      Kanai's Cube
      After the Season rollover, any Legendary Powers unlocked using Kanai’s Cube on a Seasonal Character will become available on non-Seasonal characters as appropriate. At the start of a new Season, Seasonal characters will not have access to any Kanai’s Cube Legendary Powers unlocked during previous Seasonal or non-Seasonal play.  
      Season 10 Rewards
      All players who reach level 70 on a hero in Season 11 will unlock exclusive transmogrification appearances for pants and boots. These appearances will unlock immediately upon hitting level 70 on a Seasonal hero, and will be available on Seasonal and non-Seasonal heroes alike (even before the Season concludes). To access your new appearances, simply visit Myriam the Mystic and open the Transmogrification tab. In addition, players can earn portrait frames and an exclusive pennant for completing various chapters of the Season Journey. Note: All heroes, rewards, and progress will convert to the appropriate non-Seasonal game mode. Any items, gold, Paragon experience, achievements, Artisan levels or recipes, Stash space, and Blood Shards earned on Normal Seasonal heroes will transfer to your Normal non-Seasonal heroes when the Season is over. Similarly, anything you’ve earned on Hardcore Seasonal heroes will transfer to your Hardcore non-Season heroes instead. 
        Season 11 Conquests
      Unlike other rewards, Conquests do not roll over at the end of the Season (because they aren’t available to non-Seasonal heroes). This also means that your non-Seasonal Achievement point total will not be affected by any Conquests you earn during a Season.

       
      Season 11 Leaderboards
      Once the Season ends, all Seasonal Leaderboards will be wiped and you’ll be unable to attain new Leaderboard ranks until the next Season begins. The results of the previous Season’s Leaderboards will remain available for viewing in-game for PC players. Once the new Season begins, PC players can view a handy dropdown menu to compare current and previous Season records. Similarly, console players will be able to view their rank for the previous Season.
      PC players can also view current and past Leaderboards on our website.

      In addition, the non-Seasonal Greater Rift Leaderboards on PC will be wiped sometime after the end of the Season. However, players on this platform can immediately compete in the currently active Era with their non-Seasonal heroes (including those who have just rolled over), and will not have to wait for the start of the next Season. 
       
      Season 11 End & Season 12 Start Dates
      You can sort through your rollover rewards and review your progress on the Leaderboards between Seasons. It’s a great time to reflect on the accomplishments you’ve made and enjoy the fruits of your pre- and post-Season loot hunts!
      Season 11 will be ending on the following dates and times:
      North America: Friday, October 20 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT  Europe: Friday, October 20 @ 5:00 p.m. CEST Asia: Friday, October 20 @ 5:00 p.m. KST Season 12 will begin about four weeks afterward on the dates below:
      North America: Thursday, November 9 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT  Europe: Thursday, November 9 @ 5:00 p.m. CEST Asia: Thursday, November 9 @ 5:00 p.m. KST Note: Season 12 will begin on a Thursday to ensure there is adequate time to respond to potential issues with Seasons before the weekend begins.
      For time zone assistance, check out this handy guide. We look forward to seeing you in Season 12!
       
       
      Ready for the Rollover?
      How have you fared during Season 11? What was the highest Greater Rift you reached? Did you complete any Conquests? Any other exciting accomplishments to share?
      Let us know in the comments!