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Season 22 PTR Phase 2 Is Live: Shadow Clones and 4th Kanai's Slot!

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Phase 2 of the Diablo 3 Season 22 PTR is underway now, and it's on to the seasonal power! The Shadow Clones we get to play with are the main focus, as well as the massive 4th Kanai's Cube slot, so get on over to the test realm and test these crazy things out! You can also check out the full PTR patch notes here.

Here's the modified skill list for the clones as well. 

Blizzard LogoPTR Phase 2 (source)

Seasons

The shadows, they are moving, and they seem… animated. It is as though they have a will of their own. Whatever this trickery is, perhaps you can use it to your advantage. Let’s see what the demons say when you fight side by side with your own shadow!

Shadows of the Past: Activating a Shrine/Pylon will spawn in a shadow clone of your class. This clone will randomly have 1 out of 3 predetermined builds. This clone's power will scale with your character and will last for 1 minute or if your character dies. See below for the shadow clone variations that can spawn when activating.

Developer's Note: We appreciate and gathered feedback regarding the initial list of skills from the clones. We have decided to remove all hard crowd control effects from all kits and balanced each of the build variants to not have a potential buff that is more beneficial than the other 2 in the same class.

Witch Doctor

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Grasp of the Dead - Rain of Corpses Wall of Death - Fire Wall Haunt - Poisoned Spirit 
Piranhas - Zombie Piranhas Firebomb - Flash Fire Spirit Barrage - The Spirit is Willing
Acid Cloud - Kiss of Death Acid Cloud - Corpse Bomb Wall of Death - Communing with Spirits
Zombie Charger - Zombie Bears Piranhas - Zombie Piranhas Piranhas - Zombie Piranhas
Corpse Spiders - Medusa Spiders Zombie Charger - Explosive Beast Acid Cloud - Slow Burn
Locust Swarm - Diseased Swarm Spirit Barrage - Well of Souls Grasp of the dead - Unbreakable Grasp

Wizard

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Arcane Orb - Frozen Orb Meteor - Molten Impact Arcane Orb - Obliteration
Frost Nova - Bone Chill Arcane Orb - Scorch Disintegrate - Volatility
Blizzard - Unrelenting Storm Explosive Blast - Short Fuse Wave of Force - Debilitating Force
Energy Twister - Raging Storm Blizzard - Apocalypse Slow Time - Exhaustion
Explosive Blast - Obliterate Wave of Force - Heat Wave Energy Twister - Raging Storm
Ray of Frost - Black Ice Disintegrate - Convergence Meteor - Star Pact

Barbarian

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Seismic Slam - Rumble Battle Rage - Marauder's Rage Battle Rage - Ferocity
Threatening Shout - Falter Threatening Shout - Falter Threatening Shout - Falter
Avalanche - Volcano Wrath of The Berserker - Insanity Leap - Launch
Earthquake - Molten Fury Sprint - Run Like the Wind Wrath of The Berserker - Insanity
Wrath of The Berserker - Insanity Whirlwind - Dust Devils Bash - Pulverize
Ancient Spear - Boulder Toss Rend - Lacerate Hammer of The Ancients - Rolling Thunder

 

Monk

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Lashing Tail Kick - Sweeping Armada Fists of Thunder - Static Charge Exploding Palm - Essence Burn
Seven-Sided Strike - Fulminating Onslaught Way of the Hundred Fists - Hands of Lightning Seven-Sided Strike - Sudden Assault
Inner Sanctuary - Intervene Crippling Wave - Concussion Lashing Tail Kick - Spinning Flame Kick
Epiphany - Soothing Mist Lashing Tail Kick - Vulture Claw Kick Sweeping Wind - Fire Storm
Breath of Heaven - Circle of Scorn Dashing Strike - Barrage Wave of Light - Explosive Light
Wave of Light - Empowered Wave Sweeping Wind - Blade Storm Epiphany - Inner Fire

Necromancer

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Land of the Dead - Plaguelands Land of the Dead - Plaguelands Land of the Dead - Plaguelands
Frailty - Early Grave Frailty - Early Grave Frailty - Early Grave
Army of the Dead - Dead Storm Army of the Dead - Blighted Grasp Bone Spirit - Poltergeist
Corpse Explosion - Final Embrace Corpse Lance - Ricochet Corpse Lance - Blood Lance
Bone Spear - Blood Spear Bone Spear - Blighted Marrow Bone Spear - Shatter
Death Nova - Blood Nova Death Nova - Blight Death Nova - Bone Nova

Demon Hunter

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Marked for Death - Valley of Death Marked for Death - Valley of Death Marked for Death - Valley of Death
Caltrops - Jagged Spikes Rain Of Vengeance - Dark Cloud Rain Of Vengeance - Shade
Fan of Knives - Assassin's Knives Cluster Arrow - Shooting Stars Cluster Arrow - Maelstrom
Chakram - Twin Chakrams Multishot - Arsenal Impale - Overpenetration
Vengeance - Side Cannons Vengeance - Personal Mortar Chakram - Serpentine
Impale - Ricochet Elemental Arrow - Immolation arrow Elemental Arrow - Frost Arrow

Crusader

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Akarat's Champion - Fire Starter Akarat's Champion - Hasteful Akarat's Champion - Rally
Falling Sword - Superheated Iron Skin - Flash Falling Sword - Rapid Descent
Sweep Attack - Blazing Sweep Blessed Shield - Shattering Throw Heaven's Fury - Split Fury
Consecration - Shattered Ground Consecration - Bathed in Light Fist of the Heavens - Retribution
Bombardment - Annihilate Blessed Hammer - Limitless Iron Skin - Explosive Skin
Condemn - Reciprocate Condemn - Unleashed Condemn - Shattering Explosion


Rewards: Two unique new rewards, a portrait frame, and a pet will be granted to players who complete the Season 22 Guardian Journey.

Kanai’s Cube: Additionally, the Kanai’s Cube will have a fourth slot this season. This fourth slot will have the choices of the first 3 slots but will not stack with any of them. The intent is to provide players with creative flexibility to their character builds.

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