Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Hardware' started by xenios, May 1, 2012.

  1. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey [H]ardForum Junkie

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    If you're stacking +Lightening damage on items, do you now benefit from having a lightening damage roll on your weapon?
     
  2. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I dont think so, weapon damage isn't considered a "skill"
     
  3. VladDracule

    VladDracule [H]ard|Gawd

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    Last night i got the WD helm that increases pet damage (linked a few pages back) It rolled with decent stats but no Crit. I spent 12+ souls, and now each roll is over 1 mil gold. Im not sure whether or not its worth it to keep going when i could make other improvements through crafting with those souls and gold
     
  4. purple_haze

    purple_haze 2[H]4U

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    Hah. I spent 35 souls and over 20 million to roll CHD on my Moonlight Ward for my Wiz. I think blizzard had a thing against me as i kept on re-rolling and kept on seeing my money decrease. After finally get CHD it ended up being 93% CHD great but not worth the money i spent into re-rolling it. The biggest bullshit i found in re-rolling these items is the cost of making ruby gems in order to roll this.
     
  5. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Hold out on re rolling until you have the income to roll again. Not worth it to handicap yourself early on.
     
  6. Z06

    Z06 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Been playing alot of my monk. Got Harringtons Belt (funny, thats my last name). Which in my opinion is pretty OP.

    Strongarm bracers, enemies hit /w knockback take 23% extra damage.


    So I pop Epiphany, use Tempest Rush (with knockback Rune) and just do devastating damage to everything. Open a chest, and +104% damage. Pretty fun build ATM. Still a WIP.

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/nimravus-1216/hero/2006993
     
  7. Drakenfeng

    Drakenfeng Gawd

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    FYI, according to my clan vortex effects count as knockbacks for the purpose of procing Strongarm bracers. This means things like barb's call of arreat (the leap rune) and monk's cyclone strike both proc it.

    I've yet to verify it through personal testing though.
     
  8. Slade

    Slade 2[H]4U

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    This is my T4 run build. Paper stats means jack all. Look at the sets + royal ring to see the boosts I get. ie all of the good ones. I walk t4 and fear very little except for 5 elite mobs and a rift guardian in the a3 tileset on t5, then I fear a lot and maybe die once.

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Slade-1404/hero/5315249

    To run T5, I swap out belt and bracers to Guardian set (bracers have crit chance and 20% fire to go along with 95 and 100 all resist. Offensively, I add either a Dead Man's quiver with 10% crit chance giving me 70% total and 14% cluster damage boost, or for speed of regular attacks with a Danetta's and the stun ability of rattle and roll depending on my play style mood. The guardian's set throws me to 20 mil toughness while retaining 1 mil dps + 52-55% fire damage and 14% cluster. If the deadman's or danetta's veng, I boost to 22.8 mil toughness with the added hp. At t5 a rift guardian perendi will chunk me for 500k damage.

    The hope is to get a perfect trifecta fire magefist or a cindercoat with ar + high fire and reduction.
     
  9. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I believe it works with my bracers when I use my eq set as barb with call of arreat
     
  10. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey [H]ardForum Junkie

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    So what's the purpose of the Raise/Lower Difficulty buttons?

    Every time I've wanted to use them they're greyed out :(
     
  11. StryderxX

    StryderxX [H]ard|Gawd

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    That's an awesome build. Do you have any tips to help me run higher torment levels?

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Stryderxx-1390/hero/2933336
     
  12. ob1

    ob1 2[H]4U

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    Generally, you can only turn up difficulty outside of a game. Use the game settings button prior to actually starting a game and you should see on the right hand side a difficulty section.
     
  13. Slade

    Slade 2[H]4U

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    Life on hit/life steal/vit are the stats I loathe when trying to raise damage.

    Get a royal ring, reduce requirements, start combining gear. Having 4 of 1 set is kinda pointless when a ring exists that allows you to combine multiple sets and pull more set bonus.

    Normal horodic box drops royal rings. Jump into as many normal games and farm boxes. Also possible to get a nice amulet, during my royal ring hunt, I got 5 ammy's. Kept 2.
     
  14. DarkSaturn

    DarkSaturn Limp Gawd

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    Anyone know what is up today? First time I've seen the login queue pop up mid week like this. Downtime scheduled for tonight, related to that?
     
  15. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey [H]ardForum Junkie

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  16. DarkSaturn

    DarkSaturn Limp Gawd

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    From the thread on the b.net forums, sounds like even if you get to the front of the queue it just produces an Error 73 and boots you back out.

    Guess I'll have to play something else. (1st world problems...)
     
  17. Opie

    Opie Gawd

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    I dunno if it really is a first world problem.

    It's Blizzard's mind-bogglingly batshit crazy choice to host the critters online. I finally got around to starting the expansion this weekend and while it finally feels like a Diablo game (i.e. fun) I had no less than three dropouts where I'm swinging at something and there's no connection, only to see 10 seconds later myself swamped by beasts and 75% down on health. The console versions show it's utterly unnecessary to require online hosting. I know this has been beat to death but I'm still shocked that they haven't included the choice for offline play after authentication.
     
  18. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I do have to say that after playing the beginning of the expansion and actually following the story, it's much better done than the rest of the game. I hope it keeps up throughout the rest of act V.
     
  19. Breath_of_the_Dying

    Breath_of_the_Dying [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'm still chasing the moonlight ward with shards, but at least I got an upgraded rare ammy while waiting. 1.5% damage increase from item comparison, and +4% arcane damage over my last rare ammy.

    It puts me at just over 3million elemental elite dps!! Of course this is standing still self buffed, but thats how archons roll!
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/deliverer-1886/hero/3900763
     
  20. cougarsoccer

    cougarsoccer Gawd

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    If I get one more broken crown instead of a mask of jeram or Quetzalcoatl for my wd I'm gonna rage pretty hard. Think I'm at 5 broken crowns now
     
  21. Suprfire

    Suprfire 2[H]4U

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    No more Broken Crowns eh...

    Incoming Leorics Crown ;)
     
  22. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    I think so, too, but the ending was extremely disappointing in my opinion...
     
  23. VladDracule

    VladDracule [H]ard|Gawd

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    Thats nothing. Last night alone im trying to get the gloves that increase pet attack speed. Last night, in one night, i spent about 1k shards on gloves, and i got 9...NINE! of the gloves that create the shield (im at work cant figure out the name). The only other leg i got was Gladiator gauntlents which were an OK upgrade, except i spent 10 souls trying to roll for crit
    damage.
     
  24. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Good old st archews gloves..
     
  25. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    I got both yesterday from Kadala. RNGesus shined his light on me!
     
  26. VladDracule

    VladDracule [H]ard|Gawd

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    How were your stats on Mask? I got one a few days ago but it wont roll crit for the life of me. My next roll is up to 4.5 mil. There really should be a limit on the number of the times the same stat rolls
     
  27. Viper16

    Viper16 [H]ard|Gawd

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  28. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    It didn't roll crit % unfortunately, but it has a socket. I am currently wearing an Int/Vit/AR/Crit % Mask of Jeram with no socket. I want Int/Defense_Something/Crit with a socket, I can get that with the new one presuming the Mystic is kind.

    The game is taunting me because I had a good Mask of Jeram long ago and melted the wrong one when I got a second one (oops).

    The Quetzalcoatl doesn't have Crit % OR a socket, I can't decide what to do with it :(

    I came up with this trying to keep track of what stats to shoot for on each piece of gear:

    [Helm]
    Primary Stat
    (Vit / AR / Arm)
    +Crit %
    Socket

    [Shoulder]
    Primary Stat
    Vit
    (AR / Arm)
    +Skill Damage

    [Amulet]
    Primary Stat
    +Elemental (or + Damage?)
    +Crit %
    +Crit Damage

    [Gloves]
    Primary Stat
    +Crit %
    +Crit Damage

    [Chest]
    Primary
    Vit
    (AR / Arm)
    3 Sockets

    [Bracers]
    Primary
    (AR / Arm)
    +Crit %

    [Legs]
    Primary
    Vit
    (AR / Arm)
    2 Sockets

    [Rings]
    Primary
    (+IAS / +Damage / +Elemental)
    +Crit %
    +Crit Damage

    [Boot]
    Primary
    (Vit / AR / Arm)
    +Speed
    +Skill Damage (?)

    [Weapon / Off hand]
    Best possible items for spec, socket on weapons
     
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  29. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    DiabloProgress takes into account passives and set bonuses, but not Paragon Points. I think.
     
  30. VladDracule

    VladDracule [H]ard|Gawd

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    Are you running a sycophants build? If so from what i read Increased Attack Speed has a pretty high priority
     
  31. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    I was playing a +Fire Damage build with Sycophant support. For the last few days I've been trying out a Confusion Plague of Toads/Group Support build (which utterly fails when I die first :p). That build use Syocphants as well, since they are universally good with a decent Mask of Jeram.

    IAS is still a priority with Sycophants (mostly to get them spawned faster), however it is less important since pets now benefit from +Crit Damage. If my options were +Crit Damage on an Amulet or +6% IAS, I'd definitely take the +Crit Damage. If the options were IAS or +Damage on an Amulet, I would take the IAS.

    Getting Crit % and Crit Damage on the slots where it is possible is really critical (pun!) to doing a ton of damage.
     
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  32. Parja

    Parja [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Indeed it is, as attack speed is a direct multiplier in both the generation rate of fetishes as well as their damage.

    Damage calc for sycophants is...
    [weapon damage] x [1 + (Intel / 100)] x [ APS ] x [ 1.8 ] x [% Phys Element*] x [% Elite] x [%CHC&%CHD]

    *: % Phys Element = Actual Phys Element % + Mask of Jeram Damage % (for some reason...not sure if it's a bug or intended)
     
  33. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    Wrathful Protector also has a built in modifier for [ APS ] x [ APS ] when doing the damage calculation. That gets modified by +Fire % and gets treated like a spell. But still valid information for anyone who likes huge crits and is working on IAS gear...
     
  34. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey [H]ardForum Junkie

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    So what's the highest dps 2-hander y'all have seen? Got a legendary 2-handed crossbow to drop last night, 1700 dps, vs my rare 1-hand at 1600 dps... still doesn't seem like they increase damage enough.
     
  35. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders 2[H]4U

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    They can get pretty insane.. My Maximus was around 2860dps and I'm sure that's nowhere near the upper limits.
     
  36. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    That's a very nice maximus. I've only ever found 2600ish ones.

    Also highest dps 2 hander I've seen has over 3000 DMG.
     
  37. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Okay thanks. I guess the one i got was just crappy :*(
     
  38. Drakenfeng

    Drakenfeng Gawd

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    I believe a perfectly rolled Blackguard http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/blackguard can get 3100 DPS.
    This is due to the fact that %damage on weapons only affects black damage, not elemental. Probably a bug but that's how the game currently works.

    'Black damage' being the base weapon damage + "increased damage" mod, not elemental damage of any kind.
     
  39. Intel_Hydralisk

    Intel_Hydralisk [H]ardness Supreme

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    It is a bug and is getting fixed.
     
  40. Z06

    Z06 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Highest 2hander i seen was my Warmonger, which was over 3000 Damage. Its now 2913.2 since i took out the +atk speed.