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The Diablo patch 2.7.0 PTR has been updated with changes to followers, items and some bug fixes, and you can check the all out below. If you want to see all of the 2.7.0 notes and not just the most recent update, head on over here

Blizzard LogoUpdated Patch Notes (source)

Follower Updates

  • Follower ability tooltips now display the current value of scaled abilities rather than the range.
  • Vanish, Fate's Lapse, and Guardian now have a higher priority than player's cheat death skills.
  • Vanish, Fate's Lapse, and Guardian now display a debuff icon while on cooldown.
  • Fixed a bug to make Follower Relics that reduce the cooldown by 50% now affect Vanish, Fate's Lapse, and Guardian.
  • Updated Vanish description to provide clarity.

Developer's Note *Update: These updates should provide additional clarity into the benefits followers are providing to players.
 

Scoundrel

  • *Skill Rework - Vanish
    • When you take fatal damage, the Scoundrel conceals you from enemies for 3 to 7 seconds based on the Scoundrel's Dexterity, and prevents your death allowing you to escape your death.
       

Items

Item Changes

  • Bones of Rathma 2-Piece Set: Your minions reduce the cooldown of Army of the Dead by 1 0.25 second each time they deal damage. Your skeletal warriors spawn faster, and your revived minions no longer expire.
  • Bones of Rathma 6-Piece Set: Each active minion increases the damage of Army of the Dead and Bone Spirit by 1000% 500%, up to 8500%.
  • Defiler Cuisses: Bone Spirit's damage is increased by 400% to 500% for every second it is active and will also freeze enemies on impact. Maximum of 5 seconds.
  • New item* Bonds of C'Lena: Army of the Dead and Bone Spirit deals 300% to 400% increased damage. Bone Spirit deals an additional 2% increased damage for 5 seconds each time Army of the Dead hits an enemy. Bone Spirit deals 300% to 400% increased damage and deals an additional 2% increased damage for 10 seconds each time Army of the Dead hits an enemy. Maximum of 500 stacks

Developer's Note: We recognize that the Bones of Rathma set plays similarly to other Necromancer builds. Our goal is to preserve the fantasy of the set while maintaining diversity among the Necromancer sets.

Developer's Note *Update: Initially multiple legendary powers were left uncapped to see how players would utilize them, however we didn't anticipate for Army of the Dead to be able to cast as frequently as it was. This totally dominated how the set was played and also resulted in permanent invincibility. We're attempting to address this and we'd love for players to try out the new changes and provide additional feedback.

  • Firebird's Finery 2-Piece Set: When you die, a meteor falls from the sky and revives you. Disintegrate Ignites enemies, causing them to take 3000% weapon damage per second until they die. Disintegrate Ignites enemies, causing them to take 7500% weapon damage per second until they die. When you die, a meteor falls from the sky and revives you. This effect has a 60-second cooldown.
  • Firebird's Finery 4-Piece Set: You gain 80% damage reduction and 4000% increased damage while Ignite is applied to a target. Casting Disintegrate adds Combustion stacks that reduce the cooldown of Teleport by 2% per stack. Stacks up to 50 times. Casting Disintegrate adds Combustion stacks that reduce the cooldown of Teleport by 1% per stack. Stacks up to 100 times. You gain 80% damage reduction while maintaining Combustion stacks.
  • Firebird's Finery 6-Piece Set: Hitting an Ignited enemy with a fire spell other than Disintegrate deals Ignite damage multiplied by Combustion stacks. You gain 4000% increased damage while Ignite is applied to a target. Hitting an Ignited enemy with a non-channeling fire spell deals Ignite damage multiplied by Combustion stacks.

Developer's Note: Firebird’s Finery is due for a rebirth. We have overhauled the set to breathe new life into it while still allowing the player to incinerate the forces of Hell. 

Developer's Note *Update: The original intent of this set redesign was not to use channeling abilities as the main source of damage so we adjusted the 2-piece and 6-piece bonuses. We increased the Combustion tick rate to make it easier to maintain stacks and to make the set less cumbersome to play. Additionally, we appreciate the community's catch of the unintended overlap between Tal Rasha's Elements and Firebird's Finery. It was fun while it lasted, but it has to go.

  • Gears of Dreadlands 6-Piece Set: Hungering Arrow pierces a maximum of 2 times while wearing the Gears of Dreadlands. Your primary skills deal 15,000% increased damage. 
  • The Ninth Cirri Satchel: Hungering Arrow is guaranteed to pierce and also deals 450% to 600% increased damage. Hungering Arrow can only pierce up to 3 times.

Developer's Note: We toned down the number of pierces Hungering Arrow can perform while Gears of Dreadlands is equipped to address concerns when interacting with Missile Dampening.

Developer's Note *Update: The initial change was targeted towards Gears of Dreadlands using Hungering Arrow, which severely nerfed its performance and also didn't fix the same issue across other sets. The new fix is now on the core legendary power that Hungering Arrow relies on, and Gears of Dreadlands' power has been adjusted to compensate and also encourage other primary abilities.

  • Blackthorn's Jousting Mail: Replaced one primary minor property with a random elemental damage affix.

 

Bug Fixes

  • General: Updated text on Blackthorne's Jousting Mail item descriptor
  • Demon Hunter: Fixed a bug where Hungering Arrow - Shatter Shot pierced more than intended. 
  • Wizard: Fixed bug where the Firebird's Finery 6-piece bonus was not interacting with Wave of Force - Heat Wave and the base Hydra's attacks.
  • Wizard: Fixed a bug where the Deathwish damage bonus was not always applying correctly while Channeling.
  • Leaderboard: Fixed a bug where players could be placed on the "No Six Piece Set" Leaderboard when having a Class Set equipped.
  • Leaderboard: Fixed a bug that caused the bottom of the Leaderboard UI to be cut off.
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