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This week's Challenge Rift 120 revolves around Demon Hunters.
Challenge Rift 120 EU
Visage of Gunes Rakoff's Glass of Life + Gogok of Swiftness (Rank 57) Strongarm Bracers Elusive Ring + Legacy of Dreams (Rank 53) Pandemonium Loop + Pain Enhancer (Rank 61) Karlei's Point + Holy Point Shot Kanai's Cube Powers
Dawn Aquila Cuirass Elusive Ring Skills
VengeanceSeethe ImpaleRicochet PreparationInvigoration Shadow PowerGloom VaultRattling Roll CompanionBat Companion
Sharpshooter Tactical Advantage Custom Engineering Awareness Impale is your main damage-dealing ability. You won't have any problems with toughness this week. You can Vault through Elites to proc your Strongarm Bracers and deal increased damage. Vengeance is going to have permanent uptime thanks to Gogok of Swiftness. For more information on layout, check out Mnemonic's video guide linked below.
Challenge Rift 120 US
Andariel's Visage Dovu Energy Trap Mantle of Channeling Aquila Cuirass Frostburn Sanguinary Vambraces Hellcat Waistguard Depth Diggers Irontoe Mudsputters Convention of Elements + Bane of the Trapped (Rank 76) Unity + Legacy of Dreams (Rank 76) Leonine Bow of Hashir + Sin Seekers Kanai's Cube Powers
Echoing Fury Cindercoat Squirt's Necklace Skills
VengeanceSeethe GrenadeCluster Grenades Rapid FireWithering Fire Rain of VengeanceShade CompanionBat Companion Shadow PowerBlood Moon Passives
Sharpshooter Ambush Grenadier Single Out Spam Vengeance, Companion, and Shadow Power every time they're up. Grenades will do your most damage, so throw them as you walk to kill trash. Use Rapid Fire for high single-target damage output on Elites or the Guardian. Cast Rain of Vengeance on Elites. Here's Raxx with his clear of the rift.
The drop chance of Legacy of Dreams from Greater Rift Guardians will be increased in Season 19. A suggestion has been passed on to the dev team to include the gem, which replicates the Legacy of Nightmares buff, in the Haedrig's Gift cache.
The increased drop chance means the gem will have a higher priority to drop from the Greater Rift Guardians as outlined in the blue post below.
In this post I just want to discuss my views on two different approaches for starting a season, and why adding a reworked Legacy of Dreams gem to the 3rd Haedrig reward makes sense.
As noted, I feel there are two sorts of progressive players in D3. First, you have players that want to take sets, whatever is the most powerful, and just go for it out of the gate. Next, you have a group of players who prefer the slow grind of gathering different pieces of loot for a more player driven build.
Right now, the first option is the only relevant option if you want to compete out of the gate.
By allowing Legacy of Dreams to drop with Haedrigs gift, and re-balancing as a level 50 max gem rather than level 99, you fully open up the option for players to hit the ground running with Legacy of Dreams.
I see absolutely no negative to these two changes, but wanted to see what the community thought?
That’s certainly a thought. I’ll pass the feedback on to the development team.
I will note, however, in the next patch, we are going to increase the drop rate for Legacy of Dreams from Greater Rift Guardians. It’s a little low currently and hopefully that will help with the feeling that this gem is too scarce. We’ll give that a go first and see if we need to re-evaluate after.
Is this to be interpreted as making it drop sooner when you first start collecting the gems?
Correct. While you’ll get it eventually even with bad RNG by process of elimination, this change should make it more likely to drop sooner rather than later.
Again, not guaranteed; random is still random and bad luck still happens. But it should be better after the update.
This week's Challenge Rift revolves around Crusaders. Check out the video guides by Mnemonic and Raxx to get started!
Challenge Rift 119 EU
Thorns of the Invoker Set (5/6) Halcyon's Ascent + Bane of the Stricken (Rank 55) Vigilante Belt Gladiator Gauntlets Stone of Jordan + Bane of the Trapped (Rank 55) Ring of Royal Grandeur + Boyarsky's Chip (Rank 55) Hack + Vo'Toyias Spiker Kanai's Cube Powers
Akarat's Awakening Aquila Cuirass The Flavor of Time Skills
ConsecrationBed of Nails PunishCelerity ProvokeHit Me Iron SkinReflective Skin Steed ChargeSpiked Barding Akarat's ChampionProphet Passives
Iron Maiden Hold Your Ground Finery Heavenly Strength Ignore Consecration, Punish will be your main generator. Use Iron Skin whenever Akarat's Champion is on cooldown for survivability. Use Steed Charge for efficiency. Use Akarat's Champion on cooldown and don't play defensively when in Akarat's form. For more information about the layout and synergies, check out Mnemonic's clear linked below.
Challenge Rift 119 US
Armor of Akkhan Set (5/6) Talisman of Akkhan + Bane of the Trapped (Rank 35) Aughild's Power Aughild's Search Captain Crimson's Silk Girdle Captain Crimson's Thrust Unity Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac The Furnace + Frydehr's Wrath Kanai's Cube Powers
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker Illusory Boots Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac Skills
Laws of ValorUnstoppable Force CondemnVacuum ProvokeToo Scared to Run Akarat's ChampionProphet SlashGuard Steed ChargeEndurancez Passives
Heavenly Strength Holy Cause Indestructible Finery Keep Laws of Valor, Condemn, Provoke, and Akarat's Champion up all the time. Condemn does all of your damage. Use Steed Charge to move in between elites. Here's Raxx with his weekly clear of the rift.
Based on a recent job posting brought up by Redditor Shirear, Diablo 3 is now classified as a Classic Game.
Blizzard is looking for a Senior Software Engineer in the latest job listing. The job description mentions Diablo 3 as a Classic Game in addition to Warcraft 3 and Starcraft. It's more than likely that Blizzard will unveil Diablo IV at this year's BlizzCon. You can read the original article linked by Redditor Shirear here.
Some of Blizzard most epic experiences that have brought endless hours of replayability and intense multiplayer battles are now looking for a hero to evolve and carry them into the future. Evolving operating systems, hardware, and online services have made it more difficult to share these experiences.
Whether it’s battling the Zerg in the Koprulu sector, staking your claim in Azeroth, or saving the High Heavens from the wrath of Diablo, these titans are being modernized to new heights and need a versatile champion to embark on this journey with us to create new adventures. You should be spec’d into engineering talents, passion, and armed with fierce hunger to modernize technology.
So, if you like wearing many hats, know small teams are the most effective, and look forward to challenges that will create millions of new adventures for our players: we would love to hear from you.
Driving feature implementation from planning to completion for Starcraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo III. Maintain and grow a production environment in a way that makes the system increasingly stable and resilient. Review logs and monitor data to diagnose and fix issues occurring on the live service. Liaise with embedded and external teams, create relationships and assist with shared initiatives. Participate in service capacity planning, demand forecasting, software performance analysis, and system tuning. Respond to and resolve emergent service problems by debugging systems and services. Diagnose networking, database and OS related problems. Share in off-hour / on-call duties. Requirements
Strong C++ programming skills. Familiar with implementing client/server architecture. A mind towards scalability and performance. Excellent debugging and diagnostic skills. High comfort level working within (and analyzing and improving) an established codebase. Able to work in a collaborative environment with a team of highly skilled programmers. Familiarity with OS, networking and server design concepts. Experience working with Hybrid and public cloud APIs/tech. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Passion for video games and highly motivated. Pluses
Previous experience shipping video game titles or other software. Linux development experience. Database development experience (e.g MySQL). Familiar with Python. Experience working with distributed systems. Networking experience (knowledge of low-level protocols and high-level protocols). Low-level network knowledge and diagnosis including packet capture (e.g., tcpdump, wireshark), routing, firewalls, DHCP, DNS, and NAT busting.
In the latest Challenge Rift, we've got a faceroll Uliana Monk in the US and a Wave of Light Legacy of Dreams Monk in the EU region.
Challenge Rift 117 EU
Tzo Krin's Gaze The Traveler's Pledge Pauldrons of the Skeleton King Magefist Cindercoat String of Ears Pinto's Pride Pox Faulds Fire Walkers Oculus Ring + Bane of the Powerful (Rank 44) Justice Lantern + Legacy of Dreams (Rank 76) Eun-jang-do + Shard of Hate Kanai's Cube Powers
In-geom Leoric's Crown The Flavor of Time Skills
Mantra of SalvationAgility Mystic AllyAir Ally Dashing StrikeBlinding Speed EpiphanyDesert Shroud Wave of LightExplosive Light Cyclone StrikeImplosion Passives
Beacon of Ytar Harmony Sixth Sense Seize the Initiative You're going to be using Wave of Light to kill pretty much everything in sight. There's no point in using Cyclone Strike. There's no need to waste Spirit for activating Mantra of Salvation, just make use of its passive and that's it. Use Mystic Ally when it's off cooldown, it's going to give you 100 Spirit, which is valuable, because you have no Spirit generators. You will gain a toughness bonus from Dashing Strike, use it to move around. Keep Epiphany up at all times. Mnemonic has more information about the layout of this week's rift in the video below!
Challenge Rift 117 US
Madstone Uliana's Stratagem Set (5/6) Squirt's Necklace + Bane of the Trapped (Rank 88) Gungdo Gear Binding of the Lost Stone of Jordan + Esoteric Alteration (Rank 45) Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac + Bane of the Trapped (Rank 90) Lion's Claw + The Fist of Az'Turrasq Kanai's Cube Powers
The Flow of Eternity Spirit Guards Ring of Royal Grandeur Skills
EpiphanyDesert Shroud Mantra of SalvationAgility Seven-Sided StrikeSustained Attack Dashing StrikeBlinding Speed Way of the Hundred FistsAssimilation Exploding PalmImpending Doom Passives
Harmony Near Death Experience Beacon of Ytar Mythic Rhythm This week, we've got a Uliana Monk and Seven-Sided Strike is going to kill everything. Dash around using Dashing Strike) and cast Epiphany whenever it's up. Never use Mantra of Salvation, Way of the Hundred Fists, and Exploding Palm. Check out Raxx's clear for layout and more details.