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Patch 2.0.1 Hotfixevi - Ažurirano 27 Februara, Hotfix Cursed Chest Farminga

Patch 2.0.1 Hotfixevi - Ažurirano 27 Februara
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)
[LIVE HOTFIXES]
General:
  • Crafted Legendaries are now properly Bind on Account items*
  • Players who have preordered Reaper of Souls can now use the Reset Quests button*
  • Fixed a crash that could occur with the Spectral Hound pet*
  • Fixed a crash that could occasionally occur when players received multiple clan member achievement updates at the same time*
Monk:
  • Fixed an issue where Dashing Strike would be removed from player hot bars on login.*
 
Hotfix Chest Farminga
Trenutno popularan exploit farming Cursed Chestova je hotfixovan.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

Powerleveling is a tad too fast right now, which is certainly not intended. We are working on a hotfix that will address this, but we do not intend to kill of powerleveling completely. We generally do not mind powerleveling, just not the way it is happening right now.

So is it safe for us to farm paragon levels on the cursed chest event? Right now it's easy to pull 2-3b xp/h.

At this moment in time I cannot say if there are any plans to take action against those who are powerleveling this way, so all I can say currently is that it would be worth to consider not doing it if you wish to be 100% safe.

Players find clever ways of utilising game mechanics all the time, often in ways that were never even considered by the developers. That is normally not a problem in most cases, but there have been times in the past when a "clever use of game mechanics" gets classified as an exploit after it became widespread, which resulted in action taken against the accounts of players who made use of said exploit. I'm not saying this will happen in this case, but generally speaking, if you have any doubt if certain methods of playing might become classified as an exploit, then it is always the safest option to not do it.
Really? After the chest farming on Inferno after release you have not considered people farming THIS chest? 
Personally I really don't mind people farming that chest, leveling is half the fun but that line just makes you look silly 

I was speaking in general terms with that sentence, and as such I was not referring to this particular method of farming, which is clearly not intended.

If you punish anyone now, I'd consider it unfair.

I can certainly see why you would consider it unfair, but as I said, I do not yet know if anyone will be punished. This is also why I urge people to refrain from doing it now, as that is the only guaranteed way for individual players to avoid such an ugly situation. That said, I doubt we will be taking any serious actions here, it is just that I cannot guarantee that we will not. i.e. better be safe than sorry.

he is saying if you think something is wrong dont do it to be safe nothing more

This. I apologise if it seemed like I was fearmongering, that is not my intention.


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Više Pozadina za Karte Uskoro! Thrall, the Shaman

Više Pozadina za Karte Uskoro!
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Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)
Coming soon to Hearthstone – a new way to show off your proudest accomplishments in-game with alternate card backs! Decorate the backs of your hard-earned cards, each with unique art and a different way to acquire them. You and your opponent can see your card backs in-game as you duel! Collect them all! 
Be sure to keep an eye out for new card backs to add to your collection!

See all of the different card backs here. Click on each card to see how you can get it!

 
Thrall, the Shaman
Peti heroj Warcraft priče objavljen je na zvaničnom sajtu, a on prestavlja Shaman klasu - Thralla!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)
From his humble beginnings as a slave to his rise as Warchief of the Horde, Thrall has cut a path through the history of Azeroth through his courageous actions, unfaltering will, and his mastery of the Elements as a Shaman.  
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The Shaman’s Tale

Thrall has been one of the most influential characters in the Warcraft universe; his intelligence, wisdom, and rationality has helped shaped the Horde into a unified force to be reckoned with.

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Thrall founded the lands of Durotar and its capital city, Orgrimmar, as a sanctuary for orcs who pledged their loyalty to the Horde. Through his wisdom, Thrall has brought different races and backgrounds together under a banner of honor and strength, combining their might to give them hope for the future.
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Tested time and again, Thrall has led his people through many pivotal points in Azeroth’s history, including the freeing of the orcs and their journey to Kalimdor, the Burning Legion’s attack on Mount Hyjal, and the fall of the Lich King.

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After the Shattering of Azeroth that heralded Deathwing’s return, Thrall took the noble and courageous path to bring peace to the raging Elements, endangering himself to save the lands and people he holds dear. Thrall entered the chaotic Maelstrom to stabilize the rift between the Elemental Plane and Azeroth. 

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Before the razing of Azeroth from the Black Dragon, Deathwing, Thrall made the decision to appoint Garrosh as Warchief of the Horde. This brought about a sudden shift to the Horde as a whole, and Garrosh’s rash leadership only served to break the carefully forged alliances that Thrall worked so tirelessly to build over the years. Thrall’s quest to end injustice and tyranny was seemingly never-ending, as someone he once considered an ally and worthy of leading took the Horde into a brutal, war-mongering direction within the normally peaceful lands of Pandaria and beyond. Nevertheless, Thrall is determined to overcome all obstacles and bring peace to his people and all allies to the Horde’s cause.   

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Thrall is rarely without Doomhammer, a stout and imposing weapon that embodies the strength of the orcish people. Despite its intimidating name, Thrall brings hope to the orcish people when he wields it in battle.   

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You can also wield this weapon in Hearthstone, bringing doom upon your opponent or their minions with its innate Windfury power. The elements favor Doomhammer, and Windfury allows you to attack twice in a single turn. Doom, DOOM

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this look into Thrall’s history and his role in Hearthstone. What class would you like to see featured next? Tell us in the comments below!

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Diablo III - Patch 2.0.1 Informacije

Blizzard je sinoć postavio Patch 2.0.1 na Live serverima. Možemo samo reći da igra sada zaslužuje da nosi svoje ime Diablo! U nastavku možete pročitati kompletne izmene. A sve igrače pozivamo radi druženja i igranja da se pridruže klanu AdriaCraft (AC) i Communty Adriacraft!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

Diablo III patch 2.0.1 is currently available for download in the Americas. Check out the full patch notes below to learn all about the latest changes.

Important: Please note that you will not be prompted to download patch 2.0.1 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 2.0.1 is live until those regions have also patched. 

 

Diablo III Patch 2.0.1 - v.2.0.1.22044

The latest client patch notes can be found here.
Visit our Bug Report forum for a list of known issues.

Table of Contents

 

 GENERAL

  • Pools of Reflection have been added to the game
    • Pools of Reflection provide a 25% bonus to experience
    • This bonus persists until you reach a set amount of bonus experience (equal to approximately 10% of the current amount of Paragon experience needed to reach the next Paragon level) or your character dies
    • Gathering additional Pools of Reflection bonuses increases the amount of total experience bonus a character can receive until character death, stacking up to 10 times
    • This experience bonus persists on logout
  • Nephalem Glory has been added to the game
    • Occasionally during battle, monsters will drop Power Globes when damaged or killed
    • Power Globes grant the Nephalem Glory buff, which causes players to deal additional damage in the form of golden lightning bolts and increases their movement speed for a short time
    • This buff can stack up to three times
  • New hero stats have been added to the game
    • These include Toughness, Healing, Splash Damage, Cooldown Reduction, and Resource Cost Reduction
    • Life Steal has been redesigned and is now less effective at higher character levels
      • At level 60, Life Steal is reduced to 10% effectiveness
  • Players now have the ability to resurrect in multiple places when they die in Normal (non-Hardcore) games
    • You may choose to either resurrect at your body, in town, or at the last checkpoint you encountered
    • Players may not resurrect at their body during a Boss encounter
    • Players may only resurrect at their body a maximum of three times in a row
  • Player hit boxes have been adjusted to more closely represent character models
    • Both male and female models of the same class share the same size hit box
  • Followers now automatically level with characters
  • Quests now occasionally grant item rewards when completed during the leveling process
  • Gold can no longer be traded
  • Graphics engine has been updated to support reflections
    • Reflections can be turned on in the Options > Video menu
    • Note: This setting is not recommended for players running minimum system specifications

 BOSSES

  • Many bosses have had their mechanics revisted and retuned
    • The following bosses have received the largest changes to their encounters:
      • Maghda
      • Siegebreaker
      • Azmodan
      • Iskatu
    • In addition, the enrage timers for the following Bosses will only be enabled in Torment I and above:
      • The Butcher
      • Zoltun Kulle
      • Belial
      • Ghom
      • Siegebreaker
      • Rakanoth

 CLASSES

  • Barbarian
    • Active Skills
      • Bash
        • Decreased Fury per Attack from 8 to 6
        • Increased damage from 165% to 170% weapon damage
        • Removed knockback effect
        • Skill Rune - Onslaught
          • Increased total reverberation damage from 50% to 80%
        • Skill Rune - Punish
          • Lowered the damage increase from 8% to 4% for 5 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Instigation
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
          • Now Increases Fury generated per Attack to 8
        • Skill Rune - Pulverize
          • Increased shockwave damage from 38% to 70% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
      • Cleave
        • Increased damage from 140% to 150% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Rupture
          • Increased explosion damage from 85% to 160% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune - Reaping Swing
          • Decreased fury gained from each enemy hit from 3 to 1
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune - Scattering Blast
          • Increased knockback from 9 to 10 yards
          • Increased damage from 60% to 80% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Broad Sweep
          • Increased damage from 175% to 210% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning
      • Frenzy
        • Increased damage from 110% to 120% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Sidearm
          • Increased damage from 110% to 130% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Triumph
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Berserk
          • Increases the duration of the Frenzy effect to 10 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Smite
          • Increased chance to call down lightning from 20% to 30%
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning
        • Skill Rune - Maniac
          • Lowered damage increase from 4% to 2.5% per stack of Frenzy
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
      • Weapon Throw
        • No longer costs Fury
        • Now generates 6 Fury per attack
        • No longer slows enemies
        • Increased damage from 130% to 150% weapon damage
        • Now unlocks at Level 17 (previously 14)
        • Skill Rune - Mighty Throw
          • Increased damage from 169% to 210% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning
        • Skill Rune - Ricochet
          • Decreased ricochet range from 20 to 15 yards
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune - Throwing Hammer
          • Reduced chance to stun from 50% to 30%
          • Lowered stun duration from 1.5 seconds to 1 second
        • Skill Rune - Stupefy
          • Reduced chance to Confuse from 20% to 15%
          • Reduced duration of Confusion from 6 seconds to 3 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Dread Bomb
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Balanced Weapon
          • Increases Fury generated per attack to 8
          • Damage type becomes Fire
      • Hammer of the Ancients
        • Increased damage from 325% to 535% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Rolling Thunder
          • Increased damage from 275% to 505% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Smash
          • No longer strikes a smaller area
          • Increased damage from 406% to 640% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune - The Devil's Anvil
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
        • Skill Rune - Thunderstrike
          • Reduced stun duration from 3 to 2 seconds
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning
        • Skill Rune - Birthright
          • No longer has a chance to drop treasure
      • Rend
        • Increased base damage from 925% to 1000% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Blood Lust
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Heal for 0.5% of your maximum Life per second for each affected enemy
        • Skill Rune - Lacerate
          • Increased damage from 903% to 1350% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Mutilate
          • Increased movement speed reduction from 60% to 80%
        • Skill Rune - Bloodbath
          • Increased damage from 100% to 1000% weapon damage
      • Seismic Slam
        • Damage increased from 240% to 550% weapon damage
        • Now knocks enemies into the air instead of back
        • Skill Rune - Stagger
          • Chance to stun increased from 70% to 80%
          • Stun duration lowered from 1.5 seconds to 1 second
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning
        • Skill Rune - Shattered Ground
          • Damage increased from 288% to 710% weapon damage
          • Changes the knock up effect to a 5 yard knockback
        • Skill Rune - Rumble
          • Increased damage from 60% to 230% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Strength from Earth
          • No longer reduces Fury cost
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Gain 1% of your maximum Life for every enemy hit
        • Skill Rune - Cracking Rift
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Permafrost
          • Create a sheet of Frost that deals 710% weapon damage as Cold and Slows enemies by 60% for 2 seconds
      • Whirlwind
        • Damage increased from 145% to 275% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Dust Devils
          • Damage increased from 40% to 80% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Hurricane
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Pull enemies from up to 35 yards away towards you while Whirlwinding
        • Skill Rune - Blood Funnel
          • Life restored on Critical Hits reduced from 2% to 1% of your maximum Life
        • Skill Rune - Wind Shear
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning
        • Skill Rune - Volcanic Eruption
          • Increased damage from 189% to 325% weapon damage
      • Ancient Spear
        • No longer has a cooldown
        • No longer generates Fury
        • Now costs 25 Fury
        • No longer reduces target's movement speed
        • Increased damage from 185% to 500% weapon damage
        • Now pierces enemies
        • Now unlocks at Level 26 (previously 9)
        • Skill Rune - Grappling Hooks
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Ranseur
          • Enemies hit are knocked back 5 yards
          • Unlocks at Level 29
        • Skill Rune - Skirmish
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Jagged Edge
          • Increases the damage to 640% weapon damage as Fire.
        • Skill Rune - Dread Spear
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Boulder Toss
          • Expend all remaining Fury to deal 20% weapon damage for every point of Fury expended to enemies within 9 yards of the impact location
          • Unlocks at Level 48
        • Skill Rune - Harpoon
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Add a chain to the spear to drag all enemies hit back to you and Slow them by 60% for 1 second
            • Now unlocks at Level 34 (previously 39)
        • Skill Rune - Rage Flip
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Add a chain to the spear to throw all enemies hit behind you and Slow them by 60% for 1 second
            • Now unlocks at Level 59 (previously 49)
      • Ground Stomp
        • Increased range from 12 to 14 yards
        • Skill Rune - Deafening Crash
          • Increased amount of enemy movement speed slowed from 60% to 80%
          • Increased duration of Slow from 3 to 8 seconds
          • Damage type changed to Cold
        • Skill Rune - Trembling Stomp
          • Increased damage from 76% to 575% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed to Fire
        • Skill Rune - Avalanche
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Jarring Slam
          • Enemies hit have a 10% chance to drop a health globe
      • Leap
        • Damage increased from 85% to 180% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Iron Impact
          • Additional Armor gained reduced from 100% to 50% per enemy hit
        • Skill Rune - Toppling Impact
          • Now also increases the damage done by Leap to 450%
      • Sprint
        • Reduced movement speed increase from 40% to 30%
        • Skill Rune - Marathon
          • Reduced movement speed increase from 50% to 40%
          • Reduced movement speed increase duration from 5 seconds to 4 seconds
      • Ignore Pain
        • No longer generates Fury
        • Cooldown increased from 10 seconds to 30 seconds
        • Damage reduction reduced from 65% to 50%
        • Skill Rune - Bravado
          • This skill has been reworked
            • Breaks the effects of Stun, Fear, Immobilize, and Slow when Ignore Pain is activated
        • Skill Rune - Ignorance is Bliss
          • This skill has been reworked
            • While Ignore Pain is active, gain 826 Life per Fury spent
      • Overpower
        • Increased cooldown from 10 seconds to 12 seconds
        • Increased damage dealt from 165% to 380% weapon damage
        • Now unlocks at Level 9 (previously 26)
        • Skill Rune - Storm of Steel
          • Increased damage from 50% to 380% weapon damage for each axe
          • Now unlocks at Level 15 (previously 29)
        • Skill Rune - Killing Spree
          • Reduced bonus Critical Hit Chance from 10% to 8%
          • Reduced duration of bonus Critical Hit Chance from 6 seconds to 5 seconds
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning
          • Now unlocks at Level 23 (previously 26)
        • Skill Rune - Crushing Advance
          • Increased duration of damage reflect from 4 seconds to 5 seconds
          • Now unlocks at Level 32 (previously 42)
        • Skill Rune - Momentum
          • Reduced Fury generated per enemy hit from 12 to 5
          • Now unlocks at Level 39 (previously 48)
        • Skill Rune - Revel
          • This skill has been reworked
            • Increases damage of Overpower to 760% weapon damage as Fire
            • Now unlocks at Level 49 (previously 59)
      • Revenge
        • Reduced amount of damage healed from 5% to 2% of maximum Life
        • Skill Rune - Vengeance is Mine
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Blood Law
          • Increase healing to 4% of maximum Life for each enemy hit
        • Skill Rune - Best Served Cold
          • Reduced Critical Hit Chance increase from 10% to 8%
          • Reduced Critical Hit Chance duration from 12 seconds to 6 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Retribution
          • Increased damage from 286% to 480% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune - Grudge
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning
        • Skill Rune - Provocation
          • This skill has been reworked
            • Increase the maximum number of charges to 3
      • Furious Charge
        • Increased damage from 195% to 360% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Battering Ram
          • Increased damage from 283% to 760% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune - Stamina
          • Fury generated per target hit increased from 8 to 10
        • Skill Rune - Bull Rush
          • All targets hit are now stunned instead of only targets that are critically hit
        • Skill Rune - Dreadnought
          • This skill has been reworked
            • All enemies hit are pulled to your destination
      • Threatening Shout
        • Now unlocks at Level 14 (previously 17)
        • Skill Rune - Intimidate
          • Movement speed reduced increased from 30% to 60%
        • Skill Rune - Falter
          • Attack speed reduction increased from 15% to 20%
        • Skill Rune - Demoralize
          • Taunt duration increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Terrify
          • Increased chance to Fear from 35% to 100%
          • Increased Fear duration from 2.5 seconds to 3 seconds
      • Battle Rage
        • Reduced damage increase from 15% to 10%
        • Skill Rune - Marauder's Rage
          • Damage bonus increase lowered from 30% to 15%
        • Skill Rune - Ferocity
          • This skill has been reworked
            • Increases the duration of Battle Rage to 300 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Swords to Ploughshares
          • Increased chance to cause enemies to drop Health Globes from 5% to 8%
        • Skill Rune - Into the Fray
          • This skill has been reworked
            • Gain 1% Critical Hit Chance for each enemy within 10 yards while under the effects of Battle Rage
      • War Cry
        • Skill Rune - Charge!
          • Increased Fury gained from 40 to 50
        • Skill Rune - Invigorate
          • Increased Life regeneration from 620 to 2025 per second
      • Earthquake
        • Cooldown reduced from 120 seconds to 60 seconds
        • Damage increased from 2000% to 2600% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Giant's Stride
          • Damage increased from 65% to 160% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Chilling Earth
          • Now Freezes enemies instead of Slowing
        • Skill Rune - The Mountain's Call
          • Reduced cooldown from 105 seconds to 50 seconds
          • Damage type changed from Fire to Lightning
        • Skill Rune - Aftershocks
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Molten Fury
          • Increase Earthquake's damage to 4500% weapon damage as Fire
        • Skill Rune - Path of Fire
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Cave-In
          • All enemies within 24 yards are pulled in towards you
      • Call of the Ancients
        • No longer costs Fury
        • Damage increased from 60% to 180% weapon damage
        • Talic can now also use Leap Attack
        • Korlic can now also use Furious Charge
        • Madawc can now also use Seismic Slam
        • Skill Rune - The Council Rises
          • This skill has been reworked
            • The Ancients deal 360% weapon damage as Fire with each attack
        • Skill Rune - Duty to the Clan
          • Duration increased from an additional 20 seconds to 45 seconds
          • Ancients now also gain 200% Armor
        • Skill Rune - Korlic's Might
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Ancients' Blessing
          • Heal for 65% Life when the Ancients are called
        • Skill Rune - Madawc's Madness
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Ancients' Fury
          • Gain 3 Fury every time an Ancient deals damage
        • Skill Rune - Talic's Anger
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Together as One
          • 50% of all damage dealt to you is instead divided evenly between the Ancients. The Ancients' damage turns into Lightning
      • Wrath of the Berserker
        • No longer costs Fury
        • Increased duration from 15 seconds to 20 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Arreat's Wail
          • No longer knocks back enemies
          • Increased damage from 430% to 3400% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Insanity
          • Reduced increased damage from 100% to 50%
        • Skill Rune - Slaughter
          • Increased damage from 155% to 300% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Striding Giant
          • Dodge bonus increased from 60% to 80%
        • Skill Rune - Thrive on Chaos
          • This skill has been reworked
            • While active gain 826 Life per Fury Spent
    • Passive Skills
      • Pound of Flesh
        • No longer increases the chance to find Health Globes
        • Decreased additional Life from Health Globes from 100% to 50%
      • Ruthless
        • This skill has been reworked
          • You deal 40% additional damage to enemies below 30% health
      • Nerves of Steel
        • Reduced amount of Armor gained from 100% to 50% of your Vitality
      • Weapons Master
        • Reduced Swords/Daggers bonus from 15% to 8% increased damage
        • Reduced Maces/Axes bonus from 10% to 5% Critical Hit Chance
        • Reduced Polearms/Spears bonus from 10% to 8% attack speed
        • Reduced Mighty Weapons bonus from 3 to 1 Fury per hit
      • Inspiring Presence
        • Reduced Life regeneration from 2% to 1% of maximum Life per second
      • Bloodthirst
        • This skill has been reworked
          • Each point of Fury spent heals you for 116 Life. Heal amount is increased by 1% of your Health Globe Healing Bonus
      • Animosity
        • Reduced Fury generation bonus from 20% to 10%
      • Superstition
        • Reduced Fury gain from 3 to 2
      • No Escape
        • This skill has been reworked
          • Increase the damage of Weapon Throw and Ancient Spear by 25% against enemies more than 20 yards away from you
      • Relentless
        • Ability now activates at 35% Life, up from 20%
      • Brawler
        • Reduced damage increase from 30% to 20%
      • Juggernaut
        • Increased the reduction of control impairing effects from 20% to 30%
        • Increased Life recovery from 15% to 20%
      • Boon of Bul-Kathos
        • Reduced Earthquake cooldown reduction from 30 seconds to 15 seconds
  • Demon Hunter
    • Active Skills
      • Hungering Arrow
        • Increased base damage from 115% to 125% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Cinder Arrow
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune – Serrated Arrow
          • Increases Hatred generated to 6
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune – Shatter Shot
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning
        • Skill Rune – Devouring Shot
          • Name changed to "Devouring Arrow"
        • Skill Rune – Spray of Teeth
          • Increased AoE explosion damage from 50% to 60% weapon damage
      • Entangling Shot
        • Increased base damage from 90% to 200% weapon damage
        • When Entangling Shot hits an enemy, the Slow effect is now refreshed on all entangled targets
        • Skill Rune – Chain Gang
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Poison
        • Skill Rune – Shock Collar
          • Increased bonus chain damage from 70% to 80% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Heavy Burden
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
        • Skill Rune – Justice is Served
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune – Bounty Hunter
          • Skill has been reworked
          • Increases the Slow amount to 80%
      • Bola Shot
        • Name changed to "Bolas"
        • Skill Rune – Thunder Ball
          • Lowered Stun duration from 1.5 seconds to 1 second
        • Skill Rune – Bitter Pill
          • Damage type changed from Fire to Lightning
        • Imminent Doom
          • Secondary AoE damage type changed from Arcane to Fire
      • Evasive Fire
        • Discipline cost removed
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Shoot a spread of bolts that hits the primary enemy for 160% weapon damage and two additional enemies for 80% weapon damage. If an enemy is in front of you at close range, you will also backflip away 15 yards. You may backflip once per 3 seconds.
        • Now a Primary skill
        • Skill Rune – Parting Gift
          • Increased poison bomb damage from 55% to 150% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Covering Fire
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Increased the damage for all shots from 130% to 160% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Displace
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
        • Skill Rune – Surge
          • Removes cooldown on backflip, but each backflip now costs 2 Discipline
      • Grenades
        • Name changed to "Grenade"
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Throw out a grenade that bounces and explodes for 160% weapon damage as Fire
        • Skill Rune – Cluster Grenades
          • Increased damage from 112% to 200% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Fire Bomb
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune – Grenade Cache
          • Throw out 3 grenades that explode for 160% weapon damage as Fire each
        • Skill Rune – Stun Grenades
          • Name changed to "Stun Grenade"
          • Lowered Stun chance from 25% to 20%
          • Damage type changed from Fire to Lighting
          • Now hurls a single grenade (rather than multiple)
        • Skill Rune – Gas Grenades
          • Increased explosion damage from 95% to 160% weapon damage
          • Increased poison cloud damage from 25% to 120% weapon damage
          • Now hurls a single grenade (rather than multiple)
      • Impale
        • Hatred cost lowered from 25 to 20 Hatred
        • Increased base damage from 265% to 620% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Impact
          • Knockback chance lowered from 65% to 50%
        • Skill Rune – Chemical Burn
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune – Overpenetration
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Poison
        • Skill Rune – Awareness
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune – Ricochet
          • The knife ricochets to 2 additional nearby enemies within 20 yards of each other
        • Changes damage type from Physical to Lightning
        • Skill Rune – Grievous Wounds
          • Increased critical hit damage from 100% to 130% weapon damage
      • Rapid Fire
        • Increased base damage from 438% to 525% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Web Shot
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
        • Skill Rune – Bombardment
          • Increased explosion damage from 414% to 465% weapon damage
      • Chakram
        • Increased base damage from 170% to 380% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Twin Chakrams
          • Increased individual Chakram damage from 114% to 220% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune – Serpentine
          • Increased damage from 230% to 500% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Razor Disk
          • Increase damage from 187% to 380% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Arcane to Physical
        • Skill Rune – Boomerang
          • Increased damage from 230% to 400% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Shuriken Cloud
          • Increased damage per second from 34% to 200% weapon damage
      • Elemental Arrow
        • Increased base damage from 155% to 300% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Ball Lightning
          • Increased damage from 155% to 300% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Frost Arrow
          • Increased damage from 170% to 330% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Screaming Skull
          • Increased damage from 155% to 300% weapon damage
          • Lowered Fear duration from 1.5 seconds to 1 second
        • Skill Rune – Lightning Bolts
          • Increased damage from 155% to 300% weapon damage
          • Lowered Stun duration from 1.5 seconds to 1 second
        • Skill Rune – Nether Tentacles
          • Increased damage from 155% to 300% weapon damage
          • Now returns 0.4% of maximum Life for each enemy hit instead of 3% of damage dealt as Life
      • Caltrops
        • Skill Rune – Carved Stakes
          • Discipline cost reduction changed from 4 Discipline to 3 Discipline
      • Smoke Screen
        • Now has a 2 second cooldown
        • Skill Rune – Displacement
          • Increased movement speed bonus from 35% to 100%
        • Skill Rune – Breathe Deep
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune – Healing Vapors
          • Regenerate 15% Life while invisible
        • Skill Rune – Special Recipe
          • Skill has been reworked
          • Now removes the Discipline cost, but adds a 12 second cooldown
        • Smoke Screen – Choking Gas
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Poison
      • Shadow Power
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Draw in the power of the shadows, gaining 1651 Life per Hit for 5 seconds
        • Skill Rune – Nightbane
          • Skill has been reworked
          • Now slows the movement speed of enemies within 30 yards by 80% for 5 seconds
        • Skill Rune – Blood Moon
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Now increases Life per Hit gain to 3303
        • Skill Rune – Well of Darkness
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Now removes the Discipline cost, but adds a 14 second cooldown
        • Skill Rune – Gloom
          • Incoming damage reduction lowered from 35% to 15%
      • Vault
        • Skill Rune – Action Shot
          • Now shoots 4 arrows for 75% weapon damage, and all shots are guaranteed critical hits
        • Skill Rune – Rattling Roll
          • Now only affects enemies you Vault through
        • Skill Rune – Acrobatics
          • Added cooldown duration lowered from 10 seconds to 8 seconds
      • Preparation
        • Now only restores 30 Discipline when activated
        • Skill Rune – Invigoration
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Permanently increase maximum Discipline by 15 while rune is "equipped"
        • Skill Rune – Punishment
          • Now only restores 75 Hatred when activated
        • Skill Rune – Battle Scars
          • Life gain lowered from 60% to 40%
      • Companion
        • Discipline cost has been removed
        • Skill has been reworked and now has both an active and a passive ability
          • Active: Your raven deals an additional 500% weapon damage on its next attack
          • Passive: Summons a raven companion that pecks at enemies for 100% of your weapon damage as Physical
        • Skill Rune – Spider Companion
          • Skill has been reworked and now has both an active and a passive ability
            • Active: Your spider throws webs at all enemies within 25 yards of you and him, Slowing them by 80% for 5 seconds
            • Passive: Summons a spider companion that attacks enemies in front of him for 100% weapon damage as Physical. The spider's attacks Slow enemies by 60% for 3 seconds.
        • Skill Rune – Bat Companion
          • Skill has been reworked and now has both an active and a passive ability
            • Active: Instantly gain 50 Hatred
            • Passive: Summons a bat companion that attacks for 100% of your weapon damage as Physical. The bat grants you 1 Hatred per second.
        • Skill Rune – Boar Companion
          • Skill has been reworked and now has both an active and a passive ability
            • Active: Your boar charges to you then taunts all enemies within 20 yards for 5 seconds
            • Passive: Summons a boar companion that attacks for 100% of your weapon damage as Physical. The boar increases your Life regeneration by 826 per second and increases your resistance to all damage types by 20%.
        • Skill Rune – Ferret Companion
          • Skill has been reworked and now has both an active and a passive ability
            • Active: Instantly pick up all health globes and gold within 60 yards
            • Passive: Summons a pair of ferret companions that each attack for 100% of your weapon damage as Physical. The ferrets collect gold for you, increase gold found on monsters by 10%, and increase your movement speed by 10%.
        • Skill Rune – Wolf Companion
          • Skill has been reworked and now has both an active and a passive ability
            • Active: Your wolf howls, granting you and your allies within 60 yards 30% increased damage for 10 seconds
            • Passive: Summons a wolf companion that attacks for 100% of your weapon damage as Physical
      • Marked for Death
        • Increased base damage from 12% to 20%
        • Skill Rune – Contagion
          • Now can only affect targets within 30 yards
        • Skill Rune – Grim Reaper
          • Increased divided damage from 12% to 15%
        • Skill Rune – Mortal Enemy
          • Increased Hatred generated from 3 to 4
      • Fan of Knives
        • Hatred cost removed
        • Now unlocks at Level 14 (previously 17)
        • Increase base damage from 320% to 450% weapon damage
        • Affected area increased from 10 yards to 20 yards
        • Lowered Stun duration from 2 seconds to 1 second
        • Skill Rune – Crippling Razors
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune – Pinpoint Accuracy
          • Increases the cooldown to 15 seconds and increases damage to 1200% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Retaliate
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune – Bladed Armor
          • Gain 65% additional armor for 4 seconds
        • Skill Rune – Hail of Knives
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune – Knives Expert
          • Removes the cooldown but adds a 30 Hatred cost
        • Skill Rune – Fan of Daggers
          • Skill has been reworked
          • Enemies are now knocked back and stunned for 2.5 seconds
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning
        • Skill Rune – Assassin’s Knives
          • Increased damage from 70% to 450% weapon damage
      • Spike Trap
        • Now unlocks at Level 17 (previously 22)
        • Increased arming duration from 1.2 seconds to 2 seconds
        • Lowered trap damage from 275% to 180% weapon damage
        • The trap now has a 2 second re-arming time and can explode up to 3 times
        • Skill Rune – Echoing Blast
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Now increase the damage of each explosion to 250% weapon damage and turns the damage into Poison
        • Skill Rune – Sticky Trap
          • Trap now explodes after 2 seconds
          • Increase damage from 404% to 680% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Long Fuse
          • Now increases arming/re-arming time to 3 seconds
          • Lowered damage bonus from 371% to 300% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune – Lightning Rod
          • Increase damage from 275% to 280%
      • Sentry
        • Lowered cooldown from 8 seconds to 6 seconds
        • Increased base damage from 175% to 200%
        • Skill Rune – Spitfire Turret
          • Increased homing rocket damage from 30% to 70% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Vigilant Watcher
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune – Impaling Bolt
          • The turret now fires a bolt with a 100% chance to pierce
        • Skill Rune – Chain of Torment
          • Increased tether damage from 125% to 240% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Aid Station
          • Heal amount lowered from 2.0% to 1.0% of nearby allies’ Life
      • Strafe
        • Increased base damage from 156% to 340% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Emberstrafe
          • Increased damage from 65% to 80% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Stinging Steel
          • Increased bonus damage on Critical Hits from 100% to 130% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Rocket Storm
          • Increased damage of homing rockets from 60% to 90% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Demolition
          • Increased damage of bouncy grenades from 187% to 340% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
      • Multishot
        • Lowered Hatred cost from 30 to 25
        • Increased base damage from 165% to 360% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Fire at Will
          • Hatred cost reduced to 18 (up from 15)
        • Skill Rune – Burst Fire
          • Increased damage from 65% to 200% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Arcane to Poison
        • Skill Rune – Suppression Fire
          • Now limited to a maximum of 6 Discipline gained per Multishot
        • Skill Rune – Full Broadside
          • Increased damage from 215% to 460% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Arsenal
          • Increased rocket damage from 60% to 160% weapon damage
      • Cluster Arrow
        • Lowered Hatred cost from 50 to 40
        • Increased base damage from 225% to 550% weapon damage
        • Increased miniature bomb damage from 100% to 220% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Dazzling Arrow
          • Increased Stun chance from 55% to 100%
          • Lowered Stun duration from 2 seconds to 1.5 seconds
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Lightning
        • Skill Rune – Shooting Stars
          • Increased rocket damage from 175% to 400% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Maelstrom
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Instead of releasing grenades, now releases up to 5 shadow tendrils that each deal 220% weapon damage as Physical to nearby enemies. You gain 1% Life per enemy hit.
        • Skill Rune – Cluster Bombs
          • Increased bomb damage from 230% to 525% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Loaded for Bear
          • Increased damage from 304% to 770% weapon damage
      • Rain of Vengeance
        • Increased base damage from 715% to 1250% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Dark Cloud
          • Increased damage from 792% to 2650% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune – Beastly Bombs
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune – Shade
          • Fire a massive volley of arrows at a large area. Arrows fall from the sky dealing 2400% weapon damage as Lightning over 5 seconds to all enemies in the area
        • Skill Rune – Stampede
          • Damage changed from 120% weapon damage per beast to 4200% total weapon damage across all 10 beasts
        • Skill Rune – Anathema
          • Damage changed from 3300% weapon damage over 15 seconds to 5400% over 5 seconds
        • Skill Rune – Flying Strike
          • Damage changed from 100% weapon damage per Shadow Beast to 3200% total weapon damage over 5 seconds
    • Passive Skills
      • Vengeance
        • Name changed to "Blood Vengeance"
        • Increased Hatred gain from 20 to 30
        • Increased Discipline gain from 2 to 3
      • Cull the Weak
        • Increased bonus damage to Slowed targets from 15% to 20%
      • Brooding
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Gain 1.5% Life regeneration per second for every second you remain stationary, stacking up to 3 times. This bonus is reset 5 seconds after you move
      • Hot Pursuit
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Increases movement speed by 20% for 2 seconds when you hit an enemy
      • Archery
        • Lowered "Bow" bonus from 15% to 8% increased damage
        • Lowered "Hand Crossbow" bonus from 10% to 5% Critical Hit damage
        • Added new bonus: 2nd Hand (or Off-Hand) Crossbow
          • 1 Hatred per second
      • Numbing Traps
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Enemies you Slow or hit by Fan of Knives, Spike Trap, Caltrops, Grenades and Sentry fire have their damage reduced by 25% for 3 seconds
      • Grenadier
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Increase the damage of grenades by 10%. Increase the explosion size of grenades by 20%. Upon death, you drop a giant grenade that explodes for 1000% weapon damage as Fire
      • Sharpshooter
        • Increased Critical Hit change bonus from 3% to 4% every second
      • Ballistics
        • Increased bonus damage to rockets from 50% to 100%In addition, you have a 20% chance to fire a homing rocket for 150% weapon damage when you attack
  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Fists of Thunder
        • Increased Spirit per attack from 6 to 14
        • Increased damage from 110% to 122 % weapon damage
        • Removed knockback effect
        • Skill Rune - Thunderclap
          • Increased damage from 35% to 95% weapon damage
          • Removed teleport
          • Added knockback effect to every third hit
        • Skill Rune - Lightning Flash
          • Increased chance to dodge from 16% to 17%
          • Increased duration from 2 seconds to 3 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Static Charge
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Fists of Thunder applies Static Charge to enemies hit for 6 seconds. Each time and enemy with Static Charget gets hit, there is a chance that every other enemy with Static Charge within 40 yards takes 125% weapon damage as Lightning
        • Skill Rune - Quickening
          • Decreased additional Spirit generated per hit from 15 to 4
        • Skill Rune - Bounding Light
          • Chain Lightning damage increased from 73% to 195% weapon damage
          • Now hits up to 3 additional enemies
      • Deadly Reach
        • Increased Spirit per attack from 6 to 12
        • Decreased damage from 110% to 109% weapon damage
        • Every third hit now has a 50% chance to knock enemies up into the air
        • Skill Rune - Piercing Trident
          • Now increases the chance of every third hit to knock enemies up into the air by 66%
        • Skill Rune - Keen Eye
          • Reduced Armor increase from 50% to 40%
          • Reduced duration of the effect from 4 seconds to 3 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Scattered Blows
          • Now randomly damages enemies within 25 yards
          • Damage decreased from 170% to 156% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Strike from Beyond
          • Decreased additional Spirit generated per Critical Hit from 10 to 3
        • Skill Rune - Foresight
          • Reduced the damage increase from 18% to 15%
          • Reduced the duration of the effect from 30 seconds to 3 seconds
      • Crippling Wave
        • Increased Spirit per attack from 6 to 12
        • Increased damage from 110% to 143% weapon damage
        • Now dazes enemies within 11 yards on every third hit
        • Skill Rune - Mangle
          • Now increases damage to 216% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune - Rising Tide
          • Decreased additional Spirit generated per Critical Hit from 5 to 4
        • Skill Rune - Tsunami
          • No longer increases the movement speed reduction
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
      • Way of the Hundred Fists
        • Increased Spirit per attack from 8 to 12
        • Increased damage from 140% to 192% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Hands of Lightning
          • Now also increases damage to 429% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Fists of Fury
          • Reduced additional damage from 100% over 5 seconds to 60% over 3 seconds
          • Additional damage can now stack several times on the same enemy
        • Skill Rune - Spirited Salvo
          • Increased chance to gain additional Spirit from 15% to 40%
          • Reduced additional Spirit from 15 to 6
        • Skill Rune - Windforce Flurry
          • Reduced damage from 250% to 191% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
      • Lashing Tail Kick
        • Increased damage from 470% to 624% weapon damage
        • Removed knockback effect
        • Skill Rune - Vulture Claw Kick
          • Increased damage from 517% to 624% weapon damage
          • Removed knockback effect
        • Skill Rune - Sweeping Armada
          • Now increases damage to 671% weapon damage
          • No longer increases knockback distance
        • Skill Rune - Spinning Flame Kick
          • Increased damage from 588% to 677% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Scorpion Sting
          • Increased chance to stun from 50% to 85%
        • Skill Rune - Hand of Ytar
          • Increased duration of slow effect from 2 to 3 seconds
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
      • Tempest Rush
        • Increased damage from 155% to 240% weapon damage while running
        • No longer slows enemies
        • Skill Rune - Northern Breeze
          • Now increases damage to 285% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Holy
        • Skill Rune - Flurry
          • Now slows enemies hit by 80%
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
        • Skill Rune - Slipstream
          • Lowered the damage reduction while running from 25% to 20%
        • Skill Rune - Bluster
          • Now adds a knock back effect
          • Now reduces damage of enemies hit by 20% for 1 second
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
      • Wave of Light
        • Decreased initial damage from 829% to 473% weapon damage
        • Decreased additional damage from 96% to 79% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Wall of Light
          • Now increases initial damage to 709% weapon damage
          • Now adds a knockback effect
        • Skill Rune - Explosive Light
          • Decreased damage from 914% to 731% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Blinding Light
          • Increased stun duration from 3 seconds to 4.5 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Pillar of the Ancients
          • Decreased initial damage from 595% to 498% weapon damage
          • Decreased additional damage from 595% to 498% weapon damage
          • Changed damage type from Holy to Physical
      • Blinding Flash
        • No longer costs Spirit
        • Skill Rune - Self Reflection
          • Increased the duration of the blind effect from 4 to 6 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Blinded and Confused
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Blinding Echo
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Searing Light
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Mystifying Light
          • Blinded enemies are also slowed by 80% for 5 seconds.
        • New Skill Rune - Replenishing Light
          • Each enemy you Blind restores 7 Spirit.
        • New Skill Rune - Soothing Light
          • Increases the Life regeneration of allies within the Blinding Flash by 11,966 for 3 seconds
          • The heal amount is increased by 90% of your Life per Second
        • Skill Rune - Faith in the Light
          • Lowered the damage increase from 30% to 29%
      • Breath of Heaven
        • No longer costs Spirit
        • Increased heal amount from 6202 - 7442 to 13,161 - 17,210 Life
        • Heal amount is now increased by 30% of your Health Globe Healing Bonus
        • Skill Rune - Circle of Scorn
          • Increased damage from 80% to 505% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Circle of Life
          • Now increased healing power to 26,321 - 34,420 Life
          • Heal amount is now increased by 30% of Health Globe Healing Bonus
        • Skill Rune - Blazing Wrath
          • Lowered the damage increase from 15% to 10%
          • Lowered duration from 45 seconds to 9 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Infused with Light
          • Lowered the amount of additional Spirit per attack from 8 to 4
        • Skill Rune - Penitent Flame
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Zephyr
          • Allies healed by Breath of Heaven have their movement speed increased by 30% for 3 seconds.
      • Serenity
        • No longer costs Spirit
        • Skill Rune - Peaceful Repose
          • Increased heal amount from 6202 - 7752 to 11395 - 12427 Life
          • Heal amount is now increased by 40% of Health Globe Healing Bonus
        • Skill Rune - Reap What is Sown
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Unwelcome Disturbance
          • While under the effects of Serenity, enemies within 20 yards take 438% weapon damage as Physical every second
        • Skill Rune - Tranquility
          • Increased duration from 1 second to 3 seconds
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Grants a protective shield to allies, redirecting up to 22,677 damage to you
            • Shield amount is increased by 40% of your Health Globe Healing Bonus
        • Skill Rune - Instant Karma
          • Skill has been reworked
            • While under the effects of Serenity, your movement is unhindered.
      • Inner Sanctuary
        • No longer costs Spirit
        • Increased duration from 5 seconds to 6 seconds
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Circle of protection on the ground can now be passed by enemies
          • Allies within the circle of protection receive 55% less damage for the duration of the effect
        • Skill Rune - Safe Haven
          • Increased heal amount from 1550 to 2279 Life per second
          • Heal amount is now increased by 30% of your Life per second.
        • Skill Rune - Sanctified Ground
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Increases duration of Inner Sanctuary to 8 seconds
            • Enemies cannot pass the circle of protection
        • Skill Rune - Forbidden Palace
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Increases damage taken by enemies inside Inner Sanctuary by 30%
            • Lowers the movement speed of enemies inside Inner Sanctuary by 80%
        • Skill Rune - Consecration
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Circle of Protection
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Temple of Protection
          • Allies inside Inner Sanctuary are also immune to control impairing effects.
        • New Skill Rune - Intervene
          • Dash to the target location
          • Grant a shield to allies within 11 yards and then create Inner Sanctuary
          • Shield absorbs up to 16,765 damage for 3 seconds
          • Absorb amount is increased by 28% of your Health Globe Healing Bonus
      • Dashing Strike
        • Skill has been reworked
          • No longer costs Spirit
          • Costs 1 Charge
          • Quickly dash up to 50 yards, striking enemies along the way for 305 % weapon damage as Physical
          • You gain a charge every 6 seconds and can have up to 2 charges stored at a time
        • Skill Rune - Way of the Falling Star
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Gain 20% increased movement speed for 3 seconds when using Dashing Strike
        • Skill Rune - Flying Side Kick
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Perform a flying kick that has a 40% chance to stun enemies hit for 4 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Quicksilver
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Increases maximum Charges to 3
        • Skill Rune - Soaring Skull
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Barrage
          • The last enemy hit by Dashing Strikes takes additional 498% weapon damage as Physical over 2 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Blinding Speed
          • Increased additional chance to Dodge from 20% to 29%
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
      • Exploding Palm
        • Increased damage from 745% to 1179% weapon damage over 9 seconds
        • Skill Rune - The Flesh is Weak
          • Increased the additional damage taken by enemies hit from 12% to 20%
        • Skill Rune - Strong Spirit
          • Increased the amount of Spirit gained for each enemy caught in the explosion from 5 to 10
        • Skill Rune - Creeping Demise
          • Increased the duration of the slow effect from 3 seconds to 9 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Impending Doom
          • Damage increased from 745% weapon damage over 15 seconds to 2149% weapon damage over 12 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Essence Burn
          • Damage increased from 745% weapon damage over 9 seconds to 1623% weapon damage over 9 seconds
          • Increased burn damage done to enemies caught in the explosion from 60% weapon damage over 3 seconds to 258% weapon damage over 3 seconds
      • Sweeping Wind
        • Increased continuous damage per stack from 20% to 30% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Master of Wind
          • Lowered the increased vortex duration from 20 seconds to 15 seconds
          • Changed damage type from Physical to Cold
        • Skill Rune - Blade Storm
          • Increased the additional damage per stack from 26% to 40% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Inner Storm
          • Increased the amount of Spirit gained per second while at 3 stacks from 3 to 4
        • Skill Rune - Cyclone
          • Decreased the damage done by lightning tornados from 26% to 23% weapon damage
      • Cyclone Strike
        • Increased the maximum number of enemies pulled in from 8 to 16
        • Reduced damage from 313% to 261% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Eye of the Storm
          • Reduced Spirit Cost reduction from 30 to 26 Spirit
          • Damage type changed from Holy to Lightning
        • Skill Rune - Sunburst
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Blast enemies with an explosion that deals 454% weapon damage as Fire.
        • Skill Rune - Wall of Wind
          • Damage type changed from Holy to Cold
        • Skill Rune - Soothing Breeze
          • Increased amount healed from 1240 Life to 4778 Life
          • Heal amount is now increased by 17% of your Health Globe Healing Bonus
      • Seven-Sided Strike
        • Increased damage from 1777% to 5677% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Sudden Assault
          • Increased damage from 2310% to 6477% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Several-Sided Strike
          • Increased the number of strikes from 9 to 10
        • Skill Rune - Pandemonium
          • Increased chance to stun from 25% to 100%
        • Skill Rune - Sustained Attack
          • Reduced the cooldown reduction of Seven-Sided Strike from 23 seconds to 17 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Fulminating Onslaught
          • Increased damage from 254% to 977% weapon damage
      • Mystic Ally
        • Skill has been reworked
          • 30 second cooldown
          • Active: Your mystic ally has its damage increased by 50% for 10 seconds
          • Passive: A mystic ally fights by your side. The ally deals 40% of your weapon damage as Physical per swing. When the ally dies, it is reborn after 5 seconds.
        • Skill Rune - Water Ally
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Active: Your mystic ally performs 7 wave attacks in quick succession, each dealing 190% weapon damage as Cold
            • Passive: A mystic ally fights by your side that infuses your attacks to Slow enemies by 60% for 3 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Fire Ally
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Active: Your mystic ally splits into 10 allies that explode for 149% weapon damage as Fire
            • Passive: A mystic ally fights by your side that increases your damage by 10%
        • Skill Rune - Air Ally
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Active: You gain 100 Spirit
            • Passive: A mystic ally fights by your side that increases your Spirit Regeneration by 2
        • Skill Rune - Eternal Ally
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune- Enduring Ally
          • Active: Your mystic ally sacrifices itself to heal you for 100% of your maximum Life. The cooldown on Mystic Ally is increased to 50 seconds
          • Passive: A mystic ally fights by your side that increases your Life per Second by 1012
        • Skill Rune - Earth Ally
          • Skill has been reworked
            • Active: Your mystic ally turns into a boulder for 8 seconds. The boulder deals 333% weapon damage as Physical every second and rolls toward nearby enemies, knocking them up
            • Passive: A mystic ally fights by your side that increases your Life by 20%
      • Mantra of Evasion
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Costs 50 Spirit
          • Active: You and nearby allies gain an additional 17% increased Dodge Chance for 3 seconds
          • Passive: You and your allies within 60 yards gain 17% increased Dodge Chance
          • Only one Mantra may be active at a time
          • All Skill runes now affect Mantra of Evasion's Passive ability
        • Skill Rune - Wind through the Reeds
          • Movement speed increased from 8% to 10%
      • Mantra of Retribution
        • Skill has been reworked
        • Costs 50 Spirit
        • Active: Increase the amount of damage dealt to 202% for 3 seconds
        • Passive: You and your allies within 60 yards deal 101% of your weapon damage as Holy to attackers when blocking, dodging, or getting hit
        • Only one Mantra may be active at a time
        • All Skill runes now affect Mantra of Retribution's Passive ability
        • Skill Rune - Retaliation
          • Increased damage reflection bonus from 60% to 202% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Holy to Fire
        • Skill Rune - Transgression
          • Attack speed increased from 8% to 10%
        • Skill Rune - Indignation
          • Increased chance to stun from 10% to 20%
          • Increased stun duration from 2 seconds to 3 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Collateral Damage
          • Increased chance for feedback blast from 30% to 75%
          • Increased Holy damage done from 45% to 101%
      • Mantra of Healing
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Costs 50 Spirit
          • Active: Shroud you and your allies with a mystical shield that absorbs up to 9554 damage for 3 seconds. Absorb amount is increased by 15% of your Health Globe Healing Bonus
          • Passive: You and your allies within 60 yards gain 1012 increased Life regeneration. The heal amount is increased by 30% of your Life per Second
          • Only one Mantra may be active at a time
          • All Skill runes now affect Mantra of Healing's Passive ability
          • Skill Rune - Sustenance
            • Increased Life regeneration from 1240 to 2025 Life per Second
            • Heal amount is now increased by 30% of your Life per Second
          • Skill Rune - Boon of Inspiration
            • Increased amount healed when hitting an enemy from 186 to 551 Life per hit
            • Heal amount is now increased by 20% of your Life per Hit
      • Mantra of Conviction
        • This skill has been reworked
          • Costs 50 Spirit
          • Active: Damage bonus is increased to 20% for 3 seconds
          • Passive: Enemies within 30 yards of you take 10% increased damage
          • Only one Mantra may be active at a time
          • All Skill runes now affect Mantra of Conviction's Passive ability
        • Skill Rune - Overawe
          • This skill has been reworked
            • Passive: Increases the strength of Mantra of Conviction so that enemies take 16% increased damage
        • Skill Rune - Intimidation
          • Increased damage reduction from 10% to 15%
        • Skill Rune - Dishearten
          • Increases movement speed Slow from 30% to 80%
        • Skill Rune - Reclamation
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Annihilation
          • Passive: Killing an enemy that is affected by Mantra of Conviction grants you and your allies 30% increased movement speed for 3 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Submission
          • Increased damage done from 12% to 38% weapon damage per second
    • Passive Skills
      • Transcendence
        • Reduced Life per Spirit spent from 62 to 50
        • Now scales with 0.4% of your Health Globe Healing Bonus
      • Chant of Resonance
        • This skill has been reworked
          • The Spirit costs of Mantra activation effects are reduced by 50% and you gain 2 Spirit every second when you have a Mantra learned
      • Seize the Initiative
        • Decreased Armor bonus from Dexterity from 50% to 30%
      • Sixth Sense
        • Increased Dodge chance gained from Critical Hit Chance from 30% to 42.5%
      • Pacifism
        • Has been removed from the game
      • New Passive - Provocation
        • The duration of control-impairing effects on you are reduced by 25%. Whenever you are hit by a Stun, Freeze, Fear, Immobilize or Charm, you gain 15% increased damage for 10 seconds
      • Guiding Light
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Your heals and shields grant increased damage equal to the percentage of Life missing, up to a maximum of 30% for 10 seconds
      • Combination Strike
        • Increased bonus damage from 8% to 10%
      • Near Death Experience
        • Now also increases Health Globe Healing Bonus, Life per Second, and Life per Hit by 35% when Near Death Experience is on cooldown
  • Witch Doctor
    • Active Skills
      • Poison Dart
        • No longer costs Mana
        • Increased damage from 100% to 155% weapon damage and an additional 40% damage over 2 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Splinters
          • Increased damage of each dart from 60% to 65% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Spined Dart
          • Decreased Mana gained from each enemy hit from 29 to 25
        • Skill Rune - Flaming Dart
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Ignite the dart dealing 275% weapon damage as Fire over 4 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Snake to the Face
          • Decreased the chance to Stun an enemy from 30% to 25%
      • Corpse Spiders
        • No longer costs Mana
        • Increased damage from 120% to 216% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Leaping Spiders
          • Increased damage from 144% to 238% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Spider Queen
          • Increased damage from 630% to 1575% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Widowmakers
          • Decreased Mana gained from each hit from 4 to 3
        • Skill Rune - Medusa Spiders
          • Increased the chance for spiders to Slow enemies movement from 25% to 100%
        • Skill Rune - Blazing Spiders
          • Increased damage from 156% to 259% weapon damage
      • Plague of Toads
        • No longer costs Mana
        • Increased damage from 130% to 190% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Explosive Toads
          • Increased damage from 169% to 245% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Toad of Hugeness
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Rain of Toads
          • Increased damage from 130% to 182% weapon damage to enemies in area over 2 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Addling Toads
          • Increased damage from 130% to 190% weapon damage and have a 15% chance to confuse enemies for 4 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Toad Affinity
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Gain 9 Mana every time a toad hits an enemy
        • New Skill Rune - Piercing Toads
          • Mutate to frogs that pierce through enemies for 130% weapon damage as Poison
      • Firebomb
        • No longer costs Mana
        • Increased damage from 110% to 155% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Fire Pit
          • Increased damage from 36% to 60% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Pyrogeist
          • Decreased damage from 640% to 560% weapon damage
          • Increased the number of Pyrogeists that you may have active from 1 to 3
      • Grasp of the Dead
        • Increased Mana cost from 123 to 150
        • Increased damage from 320% to 560% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Groping Eels
          • Increased damage from 416% to 880% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Rain of Corpses
          • Increased damage from 80% to 420% weapon damage
      • Firebats
        • Increased initial Mana cost from 221 to 225 and channeling Mana cost from 66 to 75
        • Increased damage from 385% to 425% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Dire Bats
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Summon fewer but larger bats that travel a long distance and hit for 300% weapon damage as Fire
        • Skill Rune - Vampire Bats
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Firebats no longer has a channeling cost
        • Skill Rune - Plague Bats
          • Increased damage from 578% to 638% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Cloud of Bats
          • Decreased initial damage from 501% to 425% weapon damage
      • Haunt
        • Increased Mana cost from 98 to 200
        • Increased damage from 575% to 1465% weapon damage
        • Damage type changed from Arcane to Cold
        • Skill Rune - Consuming Spirit
          • Increased Life returned per second from 155 to 413
          • Damage type changed from Arcane to Cold
        • Skill Rune - Resentful Spirit
          • Skill Rune name changed from Resentful Spirit to Resentful Spirits
          • Damage type changed from Arcane to Cold
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Releases two spirits with each cast
        • Skill Rune - Lingering Spirit
          • Damage type changed from Arcane to Cold
        • Skill Rune - Grasping Spirit
          • Increased the Slow amount from 30% to 60%
          • Damage type changed from Arcane to Cold
        • Skill Rune - Draining Spirit
          • Increased the amount of Mana returned per second from 20.4 to 25
          • Damage type changed from Arcane to Cold
      • Locust Swarm
        • Increased Mana cost from 196 to 300
        • Increased damage from 360% to 1040% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Devouring Swarm
          • Decreased Mana gained for every enemy affected by the swarm from 37 to 25
        • Skill Rune - Cloud of Insects
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Increases the duration of the swarm to deal 2080% weapon damage over 16 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Searing Locusts
          • Increased damage from 468% to 1480% weapon damage
      • Summon Zombie Dogs
        • No longer costs Mana
        • Increased damage per hit from 9% to 12% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Rabid Dogs
          • Increased damage from 9% to 30% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Burning Dogs
          • Increased damage from 2% to 20% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Leeching Beasts
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Your Zombie Dogs heal you for 100% of your Life On Hit with every attack
      • Horrify
        • No longer costs Mana
        • Skill Rune - Ruthless Terror
          • Increased Mana gained for every horrified enemy from 27 to 55
      • Spirit Walk
        • No longer costs Mana
        • Skill Rune - Honored Guest
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Gain 20% of your maximum Mana when you activate Spirit Walk.
        • Skill Rune - Umbral Shock
          • Increased damage from 310% to 750% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Healing Journey
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Gain 14% of your maximum Life when you activate Spirit Walk
      • Hex
        • No longer costs Mana
        • Skill Rune - Hedge Magic
          • Increased Life healed from 2171 to 4954
        • Skill Rune - Angry Chicken
          • Decreased transformation period from 5 seconds to 2 seconds
          • Increased damage from 215% to 1350% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Painful Transformation
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Toad of Hugeness
          • Summon a giant toad that swallows enemies whole for up to 5 seconds digesting for 31% of your weapon damage per second as Physical
      • Soul Harvest
        • No longer costs Mana
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Feed on the life force of up to 5 enemies within 16 yards. Gain 2% Intelligence for each affected enemy. This effect lasts 30 seconds.
        • Skill Rune - Swallow Your Soul
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Gain Mana and increase maximum Mana by 5% for every enemy harvested
        • Skill Rune - Siphon
          • Increased Life gained for every enemy harvested from 2171 to 4954
        • Skill Rune - Languish
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Reduces the movement speed of harvested enemies by 80% and attack speed by 50% for 5 seconds.
        • Skill Rune - Vengeful Spirit
          • Increased damage from 230% to 630% weapon damage
      • Sacrifice
        • Only summoned Zombie Dogs may be sacrificed
        • Decreased damage dealt by each dog from 275% to 185% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Pride
          • Decreased Mana gained for each sacrificed Zombie Dog from 294 to 60
        • Skill Rune - For the Master
          • Increased Life gained for each sacrificed Zombie Dog from 6202 to 16515
      • Mass Confusion
        • No longer costs Mana
        • Skill Rune - Mass Hallucination
          • Increased damage from 22% to 195% weapon damage
      • Zombie Charger
        • Increased Mana cost from 140 to 150
        • Increased damage from 205% to 560% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Leperous Zombie
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Undeath
          • Increased damage from 205% to 360% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Wave of Zombies
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Explosive Beast
          • Increased damage from 236% to 532% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Zombie Bears
          • Increased damage from 236% to 392% weapon damage
        • New Skill Rune - Pile On
          • Summon a tower of zombies that falls over dealing 800%weapon damage as Physical to any enemies it hits
        • New Skill Rune - Lumbering Cold
          • Zombie winter bears crawl out of the ground and run in all directions, dealing 196% weapon damage as Cold to nearby enemies
      • Spirit Barrage
        • Decreased Mana cost from 108 to 100
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Bombard a target with 4 spirit bolts hat deal 425% weapon damage as Cold
        • Skill Rune - The Spirit Is Willing
          • Decreased Mana gained from 44 to 12
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
        • Skill Rune - Well of Souls
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
        • Skill Rune - Phantasm
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Summon a spectre that deals 675% weapon damage as Cold over 5 seconds to all enemies within 10 yards. You can have a maximum of 3 Phantasms out at one time
        • Skill Rune - Phlebotomize
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Each spirit bolt has 4% chance to charm its target for 4 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Manitou
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Cold
          • Increased damage from 1667% to 2900% weapon damage
      • Acid Cloud
        • Increased Mana cost from 172 to 175
        • Increased initial damage from 115% to 300% weapon damage and following pool damage from 150% to 360% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Lob Blob Bomb
          • Increased damage from 250% to 600% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Slow Burn
          • Increased damage from 300% to720% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Kiss of Death
          • Increased initial damage from 127% to 330% and follow-up damage from 165% to 396%
        • Skill Rune - Corpse Bomb
          • Increased damage from 230% to 525% weapon damage
      • Wall of Zombies
        • No longer costs Mana
        • Decreased Cooldown from 20 seconds to 8 seconds
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Raise a line of zombies 28 yards wide from the ground that attacks nearby enemies for 200% weapon damage as Physical over 4 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Pile On
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Dead Rush
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Wrecking Crew
          • The line of zombies taunt the enemies to attack them
        • New Skill Rune - Offensive Line
          • Knock all enemies behind the wall
      • Gargantuan
        • No longer costs Mana
        • Skill Rune - Wrathful Protector
          • Increased damage from 110% to 575% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Big Stinker
          • Increased damage from 15% to 45% weapon damage
      • Fetish Army
        • Increased damage of Fetish attacks from 20% to 180% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Tiki Torchers
          • Increased damage of Fetish casters attacks from 15% to 85% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Head Hunters
          • Increased damage of Fetish attacks from 20% to 130% weapon damage
    • Passive Skills
      • Spiritual Attunement
        • Decreased the amount by which the Maximum Mana is increased from 20% to 10%
      • Gruesome Feast
        • Increased the duration of the Intelligence bonus from 10 seconds to 15 seconds
      • Zombie Handler
        • Skill has been reworked
          • You can have 1 additional Zombie Dog summoned at one time. The health of your Zombie Dogs and Gargantuan are increased by 20%
      • Blood Ritual
        • Decreased Mana costs paid with Life from 15% to 10%
        • Decreased maximum Life per second regeneration from 2% to 1%
      • Rush of Essence
        • Increased Mana returned by spells over 10 seconds from 49 to 100
      • Grave Injustice
        • Skill has been reworked
          • Gain 1% of your maximum Life and Mana and reduce the cooldown of all of your skills by 1 second when an enemy dies within 20 yards
  • Wizard
    • Active Skills
      • Magic Missile
        • Increased damage from 125% to 170% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Charged Blast
          • Increased damage from 163% to 240% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Split
          • Increased damage for each missile from 56% to 80%
          • Now unlocks at Level 31 (previously 13)
        • Skill Rune - Penetrating Blast
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Attunement
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Glacial Spike
          • Cast out a shard of ice that explodes on impact, causing enemies within 4.5 yards to take 175% weapon damage as Cold and be frozen for 1 second. Enemies cannot be frozen by Glacial Spike more than once every 5 seconds
          • Unlocks at Level 13
        • New Skill Rune - Conflagrate
          • Missiles pierce through enemies and cause them to burn for 55% weapon damage as Fire over 3 seconds. Burn damage will refresh all existing stacks of Conflagrate to its maximum duration
          • Unlocks at Level 52
        • Skill Rune - Seeker
          • Increased damage from 138% to 211% weapon damage
          • Now unlocks at Level 42 (previously 52)
      • Shock Pulse
        • Increased damage from 150% to 194% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Explosive Bolts
          • Increased explosion damage from 105% to 184% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Lightning to Cold
        • Skill Rune - Fire Bolts
          • Increased damage from 195% to 274% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Piercing Orb
          • Increased damage from 105% to 214% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Lightning Affinity
          • Renamed to Power Affinity
          • Damage type changed from Lightning to Arcane
          • Hits now restore 2 Arcane Power, down from 3
        • Skill Rune - Living Lightning
          • Increased damage from 53% to 165% weapon damage
      • Spectral Blade
        • Increased damage from 165% to 168% weapon damage
        • Damage type changed from Physical to Arcane
        • Skill Rune - Deep Cuts
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Impactful Blades
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Healing Blades
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Siphoning Blade
          • Increased damage from 53% to 168% weapon damage
          • Hits now restore 2 Arcane Power, down from 3
          • Now unlocks at 24 (previously 35)
        • Skill Rune - Thrown Blade
          • Increased damage to 231% weapon damage
          • Now unlocks at 35 (previously 57)
        • New Skill Rune - Flame Blades
          • Changes damage type to Fire
          • Each enemy hit increases the damage of your Fire spells by 1% for 10 seconds
        • New Skill Rune - Barrier Blades
          • With each cast, gain a protective shield for 3 seconds that absorbs 8253 damage
        • New Skill Rune - Flame Blades
          • Changes damage type to Fire
          • Each enemy hit increases the damage of your Fire spells by 1% for 10 seconds.
        • New Skill Rune - Ice Blades
          • Chilled enemies have a 5% chance to be Frozen and Frozen enemies have a 5% increased chance to be critically hit by Spectral Blade
          • Unlocks at Level 57
      • Electrocute
        • Increased damage from 90% to 138% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Chain Lightning
          • Increased maximum number of hit enemies from 6 to 10
        • Skill Rune - Forked Lightning
          • Lowered damage from 55% to 44% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Lightning Blast
          • Increased damage from 86% to 140% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Arc Lightning
          • Increased damage from 115% to 310% weapon damage
      • Ray of Frost
        • Now affects enemies within 5 yards of the first enemy hit
        • Increased damage from 280% to 510% weapon damage
        • Slow effect now lasts 3 seconds, down from 4
        • Skill Rune - Numb
          • Now has a 10% chance to Freeze enemies for 1 second
          • Slow effect now lasts 3 seconds, down from 4
          • Now unlocks at 15 (previously 7)
        • Skill Rune - Snow Blast
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Enemies hit by Ray of Frost now take 15% increased damage from Cold for 4 seconds
            • Now unlocks at 53 (previously 15)
        • Skill Rune - Cold Blood
          • Skill now costs 11 Arcane Power, up from 10
          • Now unlocks at 7 (previously 28)
        • Skill Rune - Sleet Storm
          • Increased damage from 364% to 375% weapon damage
          • The Storm now grows up to a 22 yard radius
        • Skill Rune - Black Ice
          • Increased damage from 504% to 1204% weapon damage
          • Now unlocks at 28 (previously 53)
      • Arcane Orb
        • Decreased Arcane Power cost from 35 to 30
        • Increased damage from 200% to 381% weapon damage
        • Increased range from 10 yards to 15
        • Skill Rune - Obliteration
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Now increases the speed of the orb
            • Reduces the area of effect to 8 yards
            • Increased damage from 260% to 509% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Arcane Orbit
          • Increased damage from 80% to 236% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Arcane Nova
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Tap the Source
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Celestial Orb
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Spark
          • Lob an electrified orb over enemies that zaps them for 349% weapon damage as Lightning and increases the damage of the next Lightning spell you cast by 2% for every enemy hit
        • New Skill Rune - Scorch
          • Launch a burning orb that deals 221% weapon damage as Fire. The orb leaves behind a wall of Fire that deals 734% weapon damage as Fire over 5 seconds
        • New Skill Rune - Frozen Orb
          • Create an orb of frozen death that shreds an area with ice bolts, dealing 393% weapon damage as Cold
      • Arcane Torrent
        • Increased damage from 285% to 573% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Death Blossom
          • Increased damage from 670% to 1452% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Arcane Mines
          • Increased damage from 340% to 688% weapon damage
          • Increased movement and attack speeds reduction from 30% to 60%
        • Skill Rune - Cascade
          • Chance reduced from 100% to 12.5%
          • Increased damage from 285% to 582% weapon damage
      • Disintegrate
        • Increased damage from 220% to 511% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Chaos Nexus
          • Increased damage from 44% to 115% weapon damage
          • Now unlocks at Level 48 (previously 30)
        • Skill Rune - Volatility
          • Increased damage from 395% to 750% weapon damage
          • Now unlocks at Level 30 (previously 39)
        • Skill Rune - Entropy
          • Increased damage from 235% to 649% weapon damage
          • Now unlocks at Level 39 (previously 48)
        • Skill Rune - Intensify
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Enemies hit by Disintegrate now take 15% increased damage from Arcane for 4 seconds
      • Frost Nova
        • Cooldown reduced from 12 seconds to 11 seconds
        • Freeze time reduced from 3 seconds to 2 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Shatter
          • Increased chance from 50% to 100%
        • Skill Rune - Cold Snap
          • Cooldown reduced from 9 seconds to 7.5 seconds
          • Now also increases the Freeze time to 3 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Frozen Mist
          • Increased damage from 160% to 915% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Deep Freeze
          • Critical Hit Chance bonus reduced from 15% to 10%
        • Skill Rune - Bone Chill
          • Increased damage taken by enemies from 15% to 33%
      • Diamond Skin
        • Now lasts 3 seconds, down from 6
        • Damaged absorbed increased from 10854 to 14368
        • Skill Rune - Crystal Shell
          • Damaged absorbed increased from 21707 to 28736
        • Skill Rune - Prism
          • Arcane Power cost reduction increased from 7 to 9
        • Skill Rune - Mirror Skin
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Sleek Shell
          • Increases your movement speed by 30% while Diamond Skin is active
        • Skill Rune - Enduring Skin
          • Now lasts 6 seconds, down from 9
        • Skill Rune - Diamond Shards
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Arcane
          • Increased damage from 210% to 863% weapon damage
      • Slow Time
        • Duration increased from 8 seconds to 15 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Miasma
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Time and Space
          • Slow Time is now cast at your target location up to 60 yards away
          • Unlocks at Level 29
        • Skill Rune - Time Warp
          • Damage increase reduced from 20% to 10%
          • Now unlocks at 39 (previously 29)
        • Skill Rune - Time Shell
          • Now reduces the cooldown to 12 seconds
          • Now unlocks at 23 (previously 39)
        • Skill Rune - Perpetuity
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Point of No Return
          • Enemies that enter or leave the Slow Time area are stunned for 3 seconds
          • Unlocks at Level 47
      • Teleport
        • Removed Mana cost
        • Skill Rune - Safe Passage
          • Duration increased from 4 seconds to 5 seconds
          • Damage reduction decreased from 30% to 27%
        • Skill Rune - Calamity
          • Damage reduced from 265% to 252%
          • Now stuns nearby enemies for 1.5 seconds
      • Wave of Force
        • Skill has been reworked, and now no longer repels projectiles, knock back nearby enemies or Slow enemies
        • Cooldown removed
        • Damage type changed from Physical to Arcane
        • Increased damage from 200% to 351% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Impactful Wave
          • Skill Rune has been reworked
            • Now adds a 5 second cooldown
            • Wave of Force repels projectiles back toward their shooter, knocks back nearby enemies and Slows them by 60% for 3 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Force Affinity
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Forceful Wave
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Teleporting Wave
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Exploding Wave
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Debilitating Force
          • Enemies hit deal 10% reduced damage for 3 seconds
          • Unlocks at Level 22
        • New Skill Rune - Arcane Attunement
          • Each enemy hit increases the damage of your next Arcane spell by 2%
          • Unlocks at Level 32
        • New Skill Rune - Static Pulse
          • Damage type changed to Lightning
          • Enemies hit by Wave of Force take 15% increased damage from Lightning for 4 seconds
          • Unlocks at Level 39
        • New Skill Rune - Heat Wave
          • Damage type changed to Fire
          • Increase the damage to 427% weapon damage
          • Unlocks at Level 49
      • Energy Twister
        • Increased damage from 360% to 1000% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Mistral Breeze
          • Damage type changed to Cold
          • Changed reduced casting cost from 20 Arcane Power to 28 Arcane Power
        • Skill Rune - Gale Force
          • Damage type changed to Fire
          • Skill Rune reworked
            • Enemies hit by Energy Twister now take 15% increased damage from Fire for 4 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Raging Storm
          • Increased damage from 360% to 1935% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Wicked Wind
          • Increased damage from 252% to 743% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Storm Chaser
          • Damage type changed to Lightning
          • Now grants Lightning Charges instead of Wind Charges
          • Instead of a Giant Energy Twister, when releasing the Lightning charges you will cast a bolt of lightning
          • Increased damage from 75% to 196% weapon damage per charge
      • Hydra
        • Increased damage from 28% to 66% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Arcane Hydra
          • Increased damage from 60% to 111% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Lightning Hydra
          • Increased damage from 64% to 138% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Venom Hydra
          • Has been removed from the game
        • Skill Rune - Frost Hydra
          • Increased damage from 36% to 108% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Mammoth Hydra
          • Increased damage from 67% to 178% weapon damage
        • New Skill Rune - Blazing Hydra
          • Summon a Blazing Hydra that spits bolts of Fire that burn enemies near the point of impact, dealing 108% weapon damage as Fire over 3 seconds. Burn damage can stack multiple times on the same enemy
          • Unlocks at level 38
      • Meteor
        • Mana cost reduced from 50 to 40
        • Increased damage from 260% to 501% weapon damage
        • Increased damage over time from burn effect from 60% to 167%
        • Skill Rune - Molten Impact
          • Increased damage from 390% to 1648% weapon damage
          • Increase damage over time from 90% to 549%weapon damage
          • Now unlocks at 58 (previously 29)
        • Skill Rune - Star Pact
          • Casting cost reduced from 35 Arcane Power to 30 Arcane Power
        • Skill Rune - Meteor Shower
          • Increased damage from 104% to 228% weapon damage
          • Now unlocks at 48 (previously 43)
        • Skill Rune - Comet
          • Increased damage from 312% to 590% weapon damage
          • Increased damage from the mist cloud from 72% to 197% weapon damage
          • Now has a 20% chance to freeze enemies for 1 second upon impact
          • Now unlocks at 43 (previously 48)
        • Skill Rune - Liquefy
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Lightning Bind
          • If the initial impact causes a Critical Hit, the electrified Meteor duration is increased to 8 seconds and enemies are Immobilized for 5 seconds. Meteor's damage turns into Lightning
          • Unlocks at Level 29
      • Ice Armor
        • Freeze and Chill effect now lasts 3 seconds, up from 2
        • Duration increased from 120 seconds to 10 minutes
        • Skill Rune - Chilling Aura
          • Movement speed reduction increased from 30% to 80%
        • Skill Rune - Jagged Ice
          • Increased damage from 130% to 189% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Ice Reflect
          • Increased chance from 25% to 40% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Frozen Storm
          • Reduced damage from 30% to 28% weapon damage
      • Storm Armor
        • Increased damage from 100% to 147% weapon damage
        • Duration increased from 120 seconds to 10 minutes
        • Skill Rune - Reactive Armor
          • Increased damage from 70% to 189% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Thunder Storm
          • Increased damage from 130% to 194% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Shocking Aspect
          • Increased damage from 35% to 51% weapon damage
      • Magic Weapon
        • Duration increased from 5 minutes to 10 minutes
        • Damage type changed from Physical to Arcane
        • Skill Rune - Electrify
          • Increased damage from 10% to 61% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Force Weapon
          • Increased damage bonus from 15% to 20%
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Arcane
        • Skill Rune - Venom
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Ignite
          • Attacks burn enemies, dealing 86% weapon damage as Fire over 3 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Blood Magic
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Deflection
          • When you perform an attack, gain a protective shield for 3 seconds that absorbs 1651 damage
      • Familiar
        • Increased damage from 20% to 179% weapon damage
        • Duration increased from 5 minutes to 10 minutes
        • Skill Rune - Vigoron
          • Has been removed from the game
        • New Skill Rune - Icicle
          • The Familiar's projectiles have a 35% chance to Freeze the enemy for 1 second
        • Skill Rune - Cannoneer
          • Increased damage from 20% to 240% weapon damage
      • Energy Armor
        • Duration increased from 120 seconds to 10 minutes
      • Explosive Blast
        • Increased damage from 225% to 616% weapon damage
        • Damage type has been changed from Physical to Arcane
        • Skill Rune - Unleashed
          • This skill has been reworked
            • Increases the damage of Explosive Blast to 970% weapon damage
            • Damage type has been changed from Physical to Arcane
        • Skill Rune - Time Bomb
          • Increased damage from 315% to 1039% weapon damage
          • Damage type has been changed from Physical to Arcane
        • Skill Rune - Short Fuse
          • Increased damage from 225% to 909% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
        • Skill Rune - Obliterate
          • Increased damage from 225% to 760% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Arcane
        • Skill Rune - Chain Reaction
          • Increased damage from 97% to 320% weapon damage per explosion
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Fire
      • Mirror Image
        • Images now taunt for 1 second when they are summoned
        • Mirror Image health increased from 25% to 50% of your total Life
        • Spells cast by Mirror Image now do 10% of the damage done by your own spells
        • Skill Rune - Simulacrum
          • Increased the amount of Mirror Image health from 100% to 200% of your own
        • Skill Rune - Duplicates
          • Reduced number of extra Mirror Images from 5 to 4
          • Mirror Images now taunt for 1 second
          • Mirror Image health increased from 25% to 50% of your total Life
        • Skill Rune - Mocking Demise
          • Increased damage done on death explosion from 45% to 309% weapon damage
          • Damage type changed from Physical to Arcane
        • Skill Rune - Extension of Will
          • Mirror Image health increased from 29% to 100% of your total Life
        • Skill Rune - Mirror Mimics
          • Increased amount of damage done by Mirror Images from 10% to 20% of the damage of your own spells
      • Blizzard
        • Increased damage done over 6 seconds from 510% to 807% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Grasping Chill
          • Increased the amount Blizzard slows enemies from 60% to 80%
        • Skill Rune - Frozen Solid
          • Increased chance to Freeze enemies from 20% to 40%
          • Reduced Freeze duration from 3 seconds to 1.5 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Snowbound
          • Reduced the casting cost of Blizzard from 20 to 13 Arcane Power
        • Skill Rune - Stark Winter
          • Increased damage from 510% to 941% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Unrelenting Storm
          • Increased damage from 680% to 1296% weapon damage
      • Archon
        • Increased duration of Archon from 15 seconds to 20 seconds
        • Reduced Armor and Resistance bonus from 40% to 20%
        • Now also increases damage done while in Archon form by 20%
        • Killing an enemy no longer increases the duration of Archon
        • Every enemy killed now grants a 6% damage bonus for the remaining duration of Archon
        • Skill Rune - Arcane Destruction
          • Increase damage done by the explosion from transforming into Archon from 1600% to 3680% weapon damage
        • Skill Rune - Teleport
          • Reduced cooldown of Teleport while in Archon form from 10 seconds to 3 seconds
        • Skill Rune - Slow Time
          • This skill has been reworked
            • Can now cast a Slow Time effect that follows you
        • Skill Rune - Improved Archon
          • Reduced damage increase of Archon abilities from 25% to 22%
    • Passives
      • Power Hungry
        • This skill has been reworked
          • Being healed by a health globe causes the next Arcane Power Spender you cast to be cast for free. You can have up to 10 charges of Power Hungry
      • Blur
        • Reduced melee damage reduction from 20% to 17%
      • Evocation
        • Increased cooldown reduction from 15% to 20%
      • Prodigy
        • Increased amount of Arcane Power granted by Signature spells from 4 to 5
      • Illusionist
        • This skill has been reworked
          • When you take more than 15% of your maximum Life within 1 second, the cooldowns on Mirror Image, Slow Time and Teleport are automatically reset. When you use Mirror Image, Slow Time, or Teleport, your movement speed is increased by 30% for 3 seconds
      • Cold Blooded
        • Reduced damage bonus versus Chilled and Frozen targets from 20% to 10%
      • Conflagration
        • This skill has been reworked
          • Fire damage dealt to enemies applies a burning effect, increasing their chance to be critically hit by 6% for 3 seconds
      • Paralysis
        • Increased chance for Lightning damage to stun targets from 8% to 15%
      • Galvanizing Ward
        • This skill has been reworked
          • As long as you have not taken damage in the last 5 seconds you gain a protective shield that absorbs the next 12551 damage
      • Temporal Flux
        • Increased amount enemies are Slowed by Arcane damage from 60% to 80%
        • Reduced duration of Slow from 3 seconds to 2 seconds
      • Critical Mass
        • Has been removed from the game
      • New Passive - Dominance
        • Killing an enemy grants a shield that absorbs 2477 damage for 3 seconds. This effect can stack up to 10 times. Refreshing Dominance will set the shield to its maximum possible potency and each stack will increase its total duration by 0.5 seconds
      • Arcane Dynamo
        • Reduced amount of additional damage to your next non-Signature spell from 75% to 60%

 CRAFTING AND ARTISANS

  • Crafting has received several quality of life changes
    • Crafting materials have been condensed into two item level tiers: 1-60 and 60-70
      • This change is to reduce the amount of stash space consumed by crafting materials and simply older crafting recipes
      • All crafting materials currently in character inventories and stash have been converted accordingly
    • All crafted items will now roll with stats appropriate to the character crafting them, using the Loot 2.0 Smart Drop system
      • Please note that items designed to roll specific stats, such as the Archon Armor patterns, are exempt from this system
    • Items purchased from vendors are now flagged as such, and cannot be salvaged

 DIFFICULTY

  • The difficulty system has been completely revised
    • Nightmare, Hell, and Inferno modes have been removed
    • Difficulty is now dynamic and monsters will level up with your characters
    • There are now five difficulty settings to choose from: Normal, Hard, Expert, Master, and Torment (1-6)
      • Normal, Hard, and Expert are immediately available
      • Master unlocks upon completing Act IV
      • Torment unlocks upon reaching level 60
      • Torment level also includes a difficulty slider, offering an additional six adjustments with increasing rewards and more powerful monsters
      • Each level offers new bonuses and rewards, visible in the difficulty selection menu
    • You can now lower your difficulty setting in-game
      • However, increasing your difficulty still requires exiting your current game
      • This option is disabled in Hardcore mode
    • To account for these changes, monster density has been adjusted across all Acts

 EVENTS

  • Cursed Objects
    • Chests and Shrines around Sanctuary now have a chance to be cursed, starting an event once they are inspected
    • Like other events, completing a Cursed Chest or Shrine provides a small gold and experience reward, as well as either a Radiant Chest or a random Shrine buff
    • These events offer a variety of challenges, including endless monster waves, timed events, and potentially spawning bosses out in the open world
  • Infernal Machines
    • Torment level difficulty is now required to use Infernal Machines

 ITEMIZATION (LOOT 2.0)

  • Itemization has undergone a major overhaul:
    • Legendary and Set items are now Bind on Account
      • Players in multiplayer games may trade Legendaries and Set Items they find with others who were present for the drop for up to 2 hours after the item is acquired
    • The Smart Drop system has been implemented
      • All items that drop have a chance to roll as "Smart Loot"
      • Smart Loot items roll intelligently based on the character being played (example: A Wizard is more likely to find items with Intelligence or bonuses to Wizard skills than a Barbarian)
      • Class specific items will no longer roll stats inappropriate to their class (example: Intelligence will no longer appear on Mighty Weapons or Belts)
    • New item affixes have been added to the game
      • This include Splash Damage, Cooldown Reduction, Resource Cost Reduction, +% damage to Physical damage skills, and specific Class Skill Bonuses
    • Item properties have been separated into two categories: Primary and Secondary
      • Primary Stats include: Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, Vitality, Critical Hit Damage, Critical Hit Chance, Attack Speed, Life per Second, Armor, +% Life, Bonus Damage to Elites, Bleed Damage, All Resistance, Sockets, and all new affixes listed above
      • Secondary Stats include: Gold Find, Thorns, Bonus Experience per Monster Kill, Chance for (Fear, Stun, Blind, Freeze, Chill, Slow, Immobilize and Knockback), Ignore Durability Loss, Bonus Healing to Health Globes and Potions, Bonus Pickup Radius, Single Resist, Life After Kill, and Level Requirement Reduction
      • This is to prevent stats that directly and indirectly increase character power from competing with one another
    • Stat ranges on items have been narrowed significantly (example: instead of an item having a stat range of 1-200 Strength, its range might now be something like 140-200)
    • Legendary powers now roll in a range, instead of a static amount
      • Example: The Legendary Spirit Stone “The Laws of Seph” has the legendary affix “Using Blinding Flash restores [75-100] spirit”
    • Players can now view the stat ranges of items by pressing and holding CTRL while an item's tooltip is open
    • All Legendary items have been reworked with one or all of the above points in mind
    • Potions have been condensed to a single type; they now provide 60% of your total health when consumed
      • All Potions currently in character inventories or stashes will be converted to the new Potion type

 MONSTERS

  • Monster affixes have been revisited and retuned
    • Arcane Enchanted
      • Spawn effect now shows which direction it will start rotating
    • Desecrator
      • Damage now begins low, but quickly ramps up to its maximum damage
    • Frozen
      • Increased the number of Frozen crystals spawned by monsters with this affix
      • Frozen no longer increases how many crystals are spawned based on the number of players in the game
      • Frozen crystals now deal area of effect damage over time to players as they build up to their explosion
    • Jailer
      • Now does a small amount of damage when applied to the player
    • Vortex
      • Now does a small amount of damage when applied to the player
    • Mortar
      • Now has an outer impact area that does less damage than the center of impact
      • Now detonates if they vertically hit a wall
    • Plagued
      • Monsters with this affix now sometimes drop a pool under players as well as under themselves
    • Reflects Damage
      • No longer reflects a portion of incoming damage
      • Now reflects a fixed amount of damage per attack
    • Elite and Champion monsters now have five new possible affixes
      • Frozen Pulse: A shard of ice follows targets around before freezing in place and pulsing cold damage in a small area
      • Orbiter: A nexus of electrical energy appears, surrounded by additional balls of lightning that orbit in a large area
      • Poison Enchanted: Summons globules of poison matter that spread in a cross pattern, dealing damage to those caught in their wake
      • Thunderstorm: A powerful bolt of lightning strikes the ground, emanating a small wave of electrical energy
      • Wormhole: A pair of portals appears, dealing damage as it tears unfortunate targets from their location and transports them elsewhere
  • Monster density has been revisited
    • Density has been retuned around the new difficulty system
    • Elite and Champion packs can now spawn in a larger variation of pack sizes
  • Wasp projectiles can now be dodged and blocked

 PARAGON (PARAGON 2.0)

  • The Paragon leveling system has been completely revamped
    • There is no longer a cap on the number of Paragon levels a player can gain
    • Paragon levels are now account-wide and shared across all characters
      • Note that Paragon levels are tracked independently between Hardcore and Normal modes
    • Players no longer gain static bonuses upon achieving Paragon Levels and bonuses currently earned by players have been removed
    • Players now earn Paragon points each level to spend in one of four separate categories: Core, Offense, Defense, and Utility
      • Players with existing Paragon levels have been granted the appropriate number of points to distribute amongst these categories
    • With these changes in mind, the Paragon leveling curve has been updated
    • Note that all Paragon experience earned across all characters prior to this patch has been totaled and recalculated into your new account-wide Paragon level
      • Paragon points can be allocated by clicking the Paragon button in the Character Paper Doll and Inventory screen (Default Hotkey C)

 SOCIAL FEATURES

  • Clans and Communities have been added to the game
    • Clans
      • Anyone may create a Clan, and doing so gives access to the Clan window (default hotkey N)
      • Joining or creating a clan displays your clan tag next to your name
      • Clan members can view the Members Roster, a private chat channel, and a News & Info tab for Clan affairs and information in the Clan window
      • Clans support up to 120 members and require an invitation to join
      • Players may only be a member of one Clan at a time
    • Communities
      • Anyone may create a Community, and can view their Community details in the Social tab (default hotkey SHIFT + O)
      • Community members have access to their Members Roster, a dedicated chat channel, and a News & Info tab for sharing stories and Community information
      • Players may join any number of Communities they wish
      • Communities do not have a membership limit; however, if the number of members exceeds 100, only Officers and above will be displayed in the Members Roster
      • Communities can be designated as Private or Public; Private Communities require invitation to join
      • Communities are organized by categories, including but not limited to Classes, Regional, and Game Type

 USER INTERFACE

  • Several quality of life changes have been applied to the User Interface
    • The Difficulty and Game Creation menus have been completely redone
    • The in-game Menu has been revised
    • The waypoint list has been replaced with a waypoint map
    • Skill tooltips now show damage type if Advanced Tooltips are enabled
    • Several new social options have been added to support Clans and Communities
      • These can be accessed in the Options > Gameplay menu
    • New chat colors associated with Clans and Communities have been added
    • There is now an option to enable icons for dropped items instead of text
      • This can be enabled in the Options > Gameplay menu
    • There is now an option to automatically skip all cut scenes
      • This can be enabled in the Options > Gameplay menu
    • Item labels for Gold piles are no longer displayed
      • This is to reduce visual clutter; values are still displayed when gold is picked up

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Hearthside Chat - Art with Ben Thompson

Hearthstone Lead Artist, Ben Thompson, objavio je blog, gde možemo videti proces izrade Hearthstone bitnih vizualnih komponentata za collectible karte.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

Lead Artist Ben Thompson helps bring to life the charming, physical feel of Hearthstone through his work. In today's blog post, Ben shares his insights on the creation process and artistic approach of one of Hearthstone's most important visual components: the Collectibles.

Hearthstone's approach to how a collectible card game is played is pretty unconventional, so it would stand to reason the art for such game would follow suit. A lot of thought and consideration went into how a game like this looks, feels, and most importantly, plays from a visual perspective. Having Hearthstone look as good and as epic as it played was super important to each of us. This is the first blog post looking at Hearthstone from an artistic perspective, and we thought it would be interesting to go back and look at the origins of some specific aesthetics in the game. First and foremost among these are the collectibles themselves. Early in development, conversations centered on the need to make the collectibles for this game as compelling as possible. After all, these pieces represent the minions that make up your army, the weapons and spells by which you do battle, and even the heroes themselves. All of this and more make the collectibles some of the most important visual components in the game. Early on, the sky was the limit and there were no hard-and-fast rules to follow, just the desire to chase whatever sounded awesome to its ultimate conclusion. The key was to iterate quickly and to never let any one idea become too precious. The results of this exercise were varied and included voodoo dolls, gear-driven contraptions, magical jars, moonwells and even papercraft minions. All of these and more made for a variety of hits and misses when judged against their functionality as game pieces. 

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 As we weighed the pros and cons of these early attempts, we learned a lot about what we did and did not want from the collectible. We knew we wanted it to feel like a physical object, that it should definitely feel valuable. But we also knew that the game should absolutely feel as though it belongs in the world of Azeroth. Phrases like “epically charming” and “delightful surprise” were beginning to creep into our game vocabulary, and some of these first collectibles were instrumental in that shift. 

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 Next we tried a version that embraced the card motif of the collectible, and focused on a simplified, easy-to-read design. These were similar in many ways to cards you see in CCG's today, save that we weren’t constrained by the need to produce these in the real world, allowing for richer materials to be used. They worked better from a readability perspective, but ultimately lacked that spark of "awesome" that we needed to find if these were to be the defining assets in the game. They did however confirm that the cards as a base visual are hard to beat. Everyone intuitively knows what a card is and how it works, and we would continue to leverage this innate knowledge in future designs. 

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 We experimented with a variety of rare and wonderful materials, stacking them on one another and creating an intricately crafted game piece that would make the finest craftsmen in Azeroth gnash their teeth in jealousy. Sadly, it was we who would gnash our teeth as it became obvious you could only fit a couple of these on the play space at one time, and that they were so visually complex that they drew all the attention from the most important parts of a collectible—the attack, health, and casting cost. 

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 We tried a round that, for the first time, asked the question: "What if the cards changed states after leaving your hand and entering the play field?" We also experimented with the collectibles sharing a visual theme with the race of the character represented in the card. Below are a couple examples with a gnome and a night elf. Additionally, there were some early stabs at spell and weapon cards. The resulting board ended up a bit overwhelming to players as they worked to look past the confusing variety of frames. However, we loved the way the state change embraced the digital space, and worked to integrate that into future versions.

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Ultimately we asked ourselves what were the most important pieces of information to convey to the player: the numeric values, the card title, and the card art. Once these three elements were addressed, anything else was seen as a bonus. With that in mind, we worked out a concept that fulfilled all three requirements while simultaneously keeping the in-game asset as simple as possible. The resulting lineup was a hit with the team and ultimately would become the foundation for the collectible as we know it today.

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 So there you have it! We've walked you through a somewhat abbreviated look at the growing pains Hearthstone has gone through from an art perspective. Here you see the minion, spell, and weapon cards as they look in the game today. Of course, it didn’t take long for the team to ask what our “premium” versions of these would look like. After all, with the freedom provided us by the digital space, we could do so many things . . . gild them in the finest gold . . . animate the card art. . . . But that’s a story for another time. 

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 -Ben Thompson, Hearthstone Lead ArtistFollow Ben Thompson on Twitter @BenThompsonArt or his website at BenThompsonArt.com

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Warlords of Draenor Developer Intervju, Patch 5.4.7 Hotfixevi - 24 Februar, Stari AV, Blue Teme

Warlords of Draenor Developer Intervju
Par Warlords of Draernor developer intervjua uradjeno je prethodne nedelje, tako da za danas imamo intervju sa Hazzikostas koji je uradio videogameszone.de. Mi smo kao i uvek izvukli najbitnije detalje, ali preporučujemo da preslušate kompletan intervju.
 
 
Originally Posted by Videogameszone
Beta / Misc
  • Beta is Soon™
  • The team has been working hard since Blizzcon to make the content. The team has even added another boss to the Highmaul raid since Blizzcon!
  • Gul'dan isn't the threat in Warlords of Draenor, Grommash and the Iron Horde are. Gul'dan might even be an ally against them.

Classes and Races
  • Casters have slightly too many instant cast spells, especially healers that can keep themselves alive without ever using a spell with a cast time.
  • Melee used to be the masters of damage on the move compared to ranged, but over time ranged got more and more abilities that allowed them to do damage on the move.
  • Many classes will have talents that change depending on your spec. For example, From Darkness, Comes Light is really two talents built into one spell. This results in either talents that are bland or talents that do two separate things.
  • When it makes sense in Warlords of Draenor one spec may have one talent option, while another spec will have access to another. Almost all of the Level 100 talents work this way, and some older talents will also work like this.
  • For example, the Mage Bomb talent row could have all three bomb spells consolidated into one talent, which gives the mage a bomb based on their spec. This would free up two spaces on that row for more talent choices.
  • No brown skin for Orc players is planned right now, but the team has heard all of the player interest in subraces.

Dungeons and Scenarios
  • Mists of Pandaria Heroic dungeons were too easy for many players, which was somewhat necessary due to not having Normal difficulty dungeons at Level 90. Warlords of Draenor fixes this by having both Normal and Heroic dungeons at Level 100.
  • Normal dungeons will likely be similar to the Mists of Pandaria Heroic dungeon difficulty, while Heroic will be more challenging.
  • Raid Finder will be balanced around players having gear from Normal difficulty dungeons.
  • Gear progression will likely use Normal difficulty dungeons to gear up for Raid Finder and Heroic difficulty dungeons to gear up for Normal difficulty raids.
  • The Challenge Mode daily quest in Warlords of Draenor will give you a piece of epic gear that is on par with or better than Raid Finder loot, even before Raid Finder and maybe even the raids are open. This is awarded to anyone who completes the dungeon, meaning that there is no time requirement.
  • Warlords of Draenor leveling will make use of some solo scenarios at the end of a zone, similar to what we saw on Isle of Thunder.

Raids
  • Highmaul is very non-linear, with a layout that is similar to Firelands (open outdoor area with some optional bosses before the two final bosses).
  • Blackrock Foundry has a layout that is similar to the second part of Icecrown Citadel, with three wings of three bosses each. You can do the wings in any order you want, gaining access to Blackhand after all three are complete.
  • Less linear structures work better for players and feel better, so that is what will be used going forward.
  • There isn't a separate raid tier for each Warlord, and we may even see two or three in the first raid tier.

World Bosses
  • Attempts at creating a hard World Boss haven't worked out very well.
  • Sha of Anger may have been the most successful world boss in Mists of Pandaria. It was accessible, felt epic, and you could see him while leveling.
  • Three different world bosses are planned for Patch 6.0. Initially one boss may be available, with Highmaul quality loot. Then a few weeks later, a second world boss could unlock that drops Foundry quality loot. Much later in the tier, a third world boss could unlock that drops some Heroic raid quality gear.
  • If a world boss gives rewards that are better than anything you could get if you aren't a high end raider (Ordos), it diminishes the importance of raid zones. If rewards aren't that good, players will start raiding and the world boss won't be relevant anymore.

Ion
  • Finally joining Twitter has been nice, as it gives Ion a direct channel of communication with players and a way to share information with players. He doesn't want to share much new information about the expansion there though, as he feels it should come through the official sites.
  • Ion was a practicing lawyer for several years, as well as a hardcore WoW player from Day 1. He got to know some of the devs through playing and offering feedback, applied to Blizzard, and now he is the Lead Encounter Designer.
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Patch 5.4.7 Hotfixevi - 24 Februar
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)
Classes
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Resolved an issue where using an instant cast spell while under the effects of Spectral Guise was incorrectly causing the cooldown for Psychic Horror to reset.

Pet Battle
  • Resolved an issue where players on some Battlegroups were unable to queue for PvP Pet Battles.
  • Elemental pets should now correctly be taking less damage while the Sandstorm effect is active.

Stari Alterac Valley
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)
Man, lots of nostalgia thinking about oldschool AV. I spent a LOT of time in there during Classic. Spending hours pushing back and forth until finally we were able to overtake a bunker and just get that minor foothold, and then scrambling to defend it... good times.

It's a feeling we'd definitely like to bring back to the game in some way. We're not sure that today's AV is really the best place to do that though. When you queue for a random battleground, you generally expect that battle to last maybe 15-20 minutes or so. It wouldn't really feel great to see your queue pop, click to join, and then see the AV loading screen and know you could be in there for hours.

But like I said, we definitely want to see those huge battles in WoW again. Ashran (our new world PvP zone in Warlords) takes a ton of inspiration from those early Alterac Valley battles. It's designed to be an epic tug-of-war style battle, where you can either take direct part of the battle on the front lines, or work towards various other objectives that will support your faction in the main push. It's not a quick fight that's over in under an hour -- it's something that could take days before either side can claim a real victory, and you're rewarded for just participating even if you're not there for the final push.

We really want Ashran to hit that same chord that Alterac Valley did when it was first added, and we think we can pull it off. Can't wait for you guys to get your hands on it.

You could bring back the old AV by simply removing it from the random battleground queue and making a queue system solely for AV. Or you could keep the current fast version in the random BG queue, and bring back the old version as a "Classic Alterac Valley" queue that isn't part of the random BG. I don't honestly think it would be all that hard for you guys to implement, considering you must have the old Alterac Valley files still on hand at Blizz HQ.
That's something we've talked about. It's still a possibility, but it's not quite as easy to pull off as just restoring some old files. Remember, the game has changed a lot over the past 9 years. We'd rather spend that time working on something brand new.

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Classes
Thoughts on Searing Totem with a CD? HST has been a rewarding design. Seems essential for totem to feel meaningful.
Unlike healing cooldowns, DPS cooldowns, especially short ones, are mostly used on CD. Much less interesting. Even maintenancey. (Celestalon)

When making new abilities, do you prefer to design around art assets you already have, or to get new ones made up for them?
Prefer to get new ones, as time allows. Feels more special, impressive, and fun when you get something new, not recycled. (Celestalon)
We have to recycle art assets sometimes due to the realities of game development, but we try to minimize it, and hide it as we can. (Celestalon)
IMO recycled art is a good thing if it results in extra dungeons and bigger raids
Spell FX and dungeons/raids/scenarios/world/etc are *usually* different artists. (Celestalon)

Are there any combat concepts that you avoid when designing because the engine doesn't handle them well, or at all?
Hmm... Well, we've learned what limitations to respect (as few as they are). For example, reliance on split second reaction times. (Celestalon)

What do you think about this idea: Spells that instead of having a set cast time, becomes stronger the longer you cast them?
It's something we've toyed with. Hard (but not impossible) to design interesting choices of when you want to let it go off. (Celestalon)
Most spell designs would either be optimal to let loose right away, or after as long as possible. Fun ones would be in between. (Celestalon)
What about arcane blast stacks on a smart heal? If you spam it, you go oom quickly, but you have that burst option.
Saving Grace ends up with similar gameplay to that. (Celestalon)

when designing stuff, what sort of ping do you allow for? eg we average 200-300 from Australia yet usa is sub 100
We try to make sure the game feels playable for up to 500ms, but fudge it occasionally if we're short on other choices (AR). (Celestalon)

What is the defensive value of vengeance?
It does things like increase the healing of Word of Glory, the absorption of Shield Barrier, etc. (Celestalon)
Why not completely remove vengeance? Why does a tank need to get hit hard to be effective?
So that things like Shield Block and Shield Barrier can stay competitive with each other. (Celestalon)

Will the change to vengeance in WoD make it once again extremely painful to level as a tank? -10 internet points if thats a yes.
No, opposite. A) You have basically no vengeance while questing/soloing. B) Tank damage will be *MUCH* higher without Vengeance. (Celestalon)

but won't that mean that doing solo content/leveling in tank spec will be a burden again?
Not at all. Your damage will be *much* higher without Vengeance. (Celestalon)

Character / Items
Will there be any difference between a heroic, normal or flex heirloom weapon while leveling a character up to 100?
While leveling, yes. Higher tier is stronger. The gap narrows as you level, until they're identical at level 100. (Celestalon)
Do we know how they'll compare to gear available at L100 (ending quest gear, pre-raid blues, etc.)?
I believe tweeted details on that. I think they were equal to dungeon blues? Not sure, offhand. (Celestalon)

Art
Would <3 visible backpacks beltsatchels potions poisons. Check out this custom fan model. http://t.co/sXMWskUego
I like your ideas man, and that backpack is great. Thanks for taking the time to make these suggestions. (artofcgrobinson)

Would you happen to know if Moonkin form models are being tweaked in WoD to complement character model updates?
They are not. (holinka)

PvP
Instead of "Rank 1" titles being awarded to the top 0.1% would it not make more sense to just give it to the top 40 in 3s, 65 in 5s
Different regions have different numbers of players (holinka)

With the high BF currently, I think it's fine even in arena. Not all that different from Void Shift or UE+NS/GHW.
They are balanced around not having it. It doesn't make sense to make it usable then make it unusable a patch later. (holinka)

Will we see any changed in divine shield and lay on hands in arena? In my opinion Lay on hands should be able to use then bob.
Agree that at current tuning, LoH wouldn't be outrageous, but as soon as Warlords hits we'd have to change it back. (holinka)

Can you tell me why target marking is disabled in arena groups?
it's disabled on player targets in general (holinka)
Is there a gameplay reason for that though? Or better said would it be problem to enable it?
Yes, visibility mechanics in the game that marking would render moot. Line of sight being the most obvious one. (holinka)

little Q: What if "swap spec" become an instant ability(CD) usable in combat? i fell would be nice4PvP.
We don't want people switching specs in combat. (holinka)

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Patch 2.0.1 Sutra na Live serverima, Reaper of Souls - Pre-Order Loot Nagrade

Patch 2.0.1 Sutra na Live serverima
 
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Reaper of Souls - Pre-Order Loot Nagrade
Ukoliko Pre-Orderujete ili kupite Diablo III Reaper of Souls nastavak do 31 Marta, kao poklon dobićete Wings of Valor, krila Imperiusa na svim vašim karakterima, kao i besplatnog otključanog heroja Demon Huntera u Heroes of the Storm, nove Blizzardove MOBA igre koja tek treba da krene u Beta test uskoro!
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Behold! Two epic new bonus items have just been spotted in the mortal realms, both of which will be granted in the future to anyone who pre-purchases the Reaper of Souls™ expansion digitally on Battle.net, or anyone who redeems a Reaper of Souls retail game key on or before March 31, 2014

Check them out below:

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Wings of Valor: Summon the radiant wings of the Archangel of Valor for your characters in Diablo III.

Valla the Demon Hunter: Unlock Valla the Demon Hunter in Heroes of the Storm—our upcoming free-to-play online team brawler featuring iconic Blizzard characters, fast-paced combat, and epic battlegrounds.


If you've already digitally pre-purchased the Reaper of Souls expansion, either as the standard edition or the Digital Deluxe Edition, then you're all set! These bonus items will be granted to your Battle.net account as follows:

  • The Wings of Valor will be automatically sent to your existing and any newly created Diablo III characters via an in-game notification starting March 20, 2014.
  • Valla the Demon Hunter will be available once Heroes of the Storm has been officially released. Note that Heroes of the Storm is still deep in development and does not have an announced release date, but you can stay tuned to the official game site for future updates. Note also that pre-purchasing Reaper of Souls does not guarantee a spot in the eventual Heroes of the Storm alpha or beta tests.

If you pre-order Reaper of Souls at a retail store—either a physical standard edition or physical Collector's Edition—be sure to redeem your Reaper of Souls game key via your Battle.net account on or before 11:59 PM PST on March 31, 2014. If you redeem your game key after that date, your pre-order loot will be consumed by the fires of the Burning Hells and lost forever. While you have six days from the time the expansion launches on March 25 to the time you must enter your code, to be safe, you should secure your preorder today and be ready to input your game key on launch day.

For more information on the upcoming March 25 launch of Reaper of Souls, be sure to check out the official expansion website, and keep your demon-weary eyes glued to www.diablo3.com for the latest news on the game.

Until then, slay well, Nephalem.

- The Diablo III Team


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Legende Hearthstone Beta Sezone 3 - Treća Nedelja

Treća nedelja Beta sezone 3 je završena, i Blizzard je objavio Top 100 rangiranih igrača evropskog i američkog regiona.
 
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1 kitkatz 2 DKZombie 24
XzaM 3 Innerlol 1
58 Ksapa 4 Nighthavk 6
monk 5 zRusheR
3 Zoombuh 6 ran
1 TMNTWEBB 7 Wandal 2
3 Zaun 8 anTpaRo
7 zRusheR 9 July
10 Victim 10 Giena 4
5 StrifeCro 11 Bibilicious 4
2 Terence 12 oRioN 3
2 DasKlumpital 13 NabUttE
2 ballerwizard 14 Setzer
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4 Sender 17 GreenSheep
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Briggles 20 Sidi
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Ehulk 22 Nvx 6
Trickz 23 Moldran 5
2 chalobisbal 24 Montano 11
2 Futna 25 Twi
42 Muirhead 26 Hcrush
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Stabbay 30 debos 11
24 RubinZoo 31 Shylst 9
39 hydre 32 Ubi 9
CookiesOP 33 Frusciante
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shane 35 StahpItBlizz 11
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Zirconan 37 Ontamu
10 TreebornFrog 38 Luvingit
KickingTheTV 39 XFied 20
56 thegwalls 40 Nylaxina 15
Pkughost 41 wtk300 14
Chran 42 Spo 37
midoringo 43 FrostHD
13 Azure 44 UberRushung
6 token 45 Imbajimba 17
Gambit01 46 TikkiTavi 17
Sutty 47 Pz012
Vork 48 Necro
17 KuonGK 49 Persius
Kingof2v1 50 cecicup 20
Coopy 51 Via
JAB 52 Knazpa
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zoobzone 54 Dralnu
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Newt 59 Mahone
Scroll 60 Ness
iAmUrPapi 61 rapperrico
Portex 62 Dalok
Lalond 63 Wuaschtsemme
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29 Rathalos 65 CookMySock
Chill 66 Pipz
Demn 67 Nepho 23
31 WeedWizard 68 nevermore 23
ArimosTX 69 Dots
66 paradise 70 Stirgan
zGGLeoz 71 Viffor 25
Eason 72 Gainsay 4
Ace 73 pOlaren
Wandal 74 Smash
2 bma 75 Aeko
kierpanda 76 Bigsrol
Hammiee 77 Meso 29
Catharsis 78 Kolori 5
tashi 79 Vovan 16
Pierce 80 FallinSky 14
Esco 81 Mirari
Irronman 82 Drako
23 Admirable 83 Kharn
GameBoy 84 NiggySmalls
24 PandaBear 85 ThijsNL
Elanshin 86 Huixaatana
47 Lotusx 87 GaninkwOw
47 Excellent 88 DrHoeh 39
nucks 89 Toshiro
DarkAngel 90 Dangoshin
Hòme 91 Inquisor
TheOne 92 FoxTheFeared 36
Ratisil 93 Twixzorz
Yolkix 94 belives
ZeroTBK 95 Thanatos
Philo 96 kalhspera 36
SecretAsnMan 97 Aluthiel
52 Pinpingho 98 HEALELE
52 Giraffe 99 toL
Torcaden 100 rajta 38

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