German cosplayer Katana-Eri has posted some photos taken by Natrix of a female Monk Cosplay by her. Amazing costume - check it out below!
JHow's God Mode Barbarian
JHow has put together a Raekor's Barbarian he says is able to breeze through T10, and which can be a good alternative for those looking for a throwback to the good old Furious Charge days. Keep in mind this is a PTR Patch 2.4 build. Check it out!
Today we would like to highlight a few more builds based on what we have available on the Patch 2.4 PTR. A thorns Crusader based on the revamped Invoker's set, and a perma-Vengeance Chakram Demon Hunter. Check them out!
Many players were worried that with the bonus damage from Legacy of Nightmares being reduced, the set could become nonviable. MeatHeadMikhail made a video going over the changes, analyzing how much of an impact they had, giving some tips about its usage and sharing his thoughts on the end result.
There were a couple blue posts recently on the Diablo Reddit. Nevalistis clarified that the inspect feature is meant to show live, updated information on a player's current setup - and will be fixed. Wyatt Cheng explained a bug with the Blessed Ground rune of Heaven's Fury for Crusaders. Read them below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard
AFAIK, the talk is about the interaction between the Heaven's Fury Blessed Ground rune and the Shield of fury affix, as the problem seems to be thle lack of an internal cooldown of the Shield of Fury affix which causes the damage from Blessed Ground rune to stack really quickly and indefinitely, dealing massive and unparalleled damage, especially on the Rift Guardian. If thats the case, this will be a fix instead of a nerf.
This is correct. The interaction with Blessed Ground is a bug. We are looking to fix this interaction but keep the shotgun mechanics intact. This is why we have PTR! No ETA yet. Most of the builds on PTR are within the same ballpark of each other with a handful of mechanics (including Blessed Ground, and the Shadow's Mantle 2-piece) causing large distortions (10+ rift levels) at the top end.
These numbers might be incorrect as theyre from an outdated list, but they might be still correct so Ill try: Decreasing the stacking rate of Heavens Fury - Blessed Ground to about 1/10th of its current value should downgrade it about 7 GR levels. If http://www.d3maxstats.com/skills/ is still correct hor Heavens Fury this could be achieved by expanding Blessed Ground proc coefficient to the ground effect too, so that both, beam and ground effect, have a proc coefficient of 0.05. Then change SoF to have a chance equal to proc coefficient * 2 to apply a stack, Shoptgun is listed with 0.5 so it wouldnt change anything for shotgun, but blessed ground would have a 10% chance to apply a stack so it would be 1/10th compared to now. Or would this be a problem concerning lag because of the high amount of potential proccing chances?
The current thought is to scale the stack rate with your attack speed. Will look at your analysis. We'll see how things go. Thank you! (Reddit)
New 2.4 "Inspect" mechanic - brings up the current hero that the user is playing with, but through the "Profile" view. This is not a live view, is not up to date.
This is actually a known issue, and it's been passed along appropriately. The swap to showing the "Profile" view when using Inspect is intentional, but it is supposed to immediately pull up-to-date information. (Reddit)
Desolacer's Melee DH for Patch 2.4
Desolacer has put together an in depth guide for a melee DH build that uses the revamped Shadow Mantle's set. Its available both in a written and video format, and it's a build that works on softcore and hardcore too. If you are excited about trying this playstyle on Patch 2.4, check it out!
Details on the Build: This build is based on the reworked Shadow's Mantle set and has a unique playstyle on higher Greater Rifts, which makes it even more fun. To play this Impale build, you need all 6 pieces of the Shadow's set, the Chakram quiver and the new dagger "Karlei's Point". Karlei's Point: Impale returns 10-15 Hatred if it hits an enemy already Impaled. You also need area damage on your following items: Rings, Weapon, Gloves and Shoulders. With Paragon points you can get up to 164% area damage. The trick with this playstyle is, to pull a lot of monsters together, focus a big monster which has a lot of hitpoints to permanently spam your Impale on this enemy. If you do that, all enemies around that target will just melt away from your area damage. Use your Chakram to spread your Pain Enhancer and try to stay in meele range to get the attackspeed of the Rank25 Pain Enhancer bonus We have a new legendary affix on the one-handed crossbow "Dawn" which we will use in the Kanai Cube. Dawn gives us 60% cooldown reduction on the skill "Vengeance" The new helmet "Visage of Gunes" is another affix we will use in the cube. It will activate the rune "Dark Heart" of your Vengeance skill, which decreases our damage taken by 50% while Vengeance is active. In combination with the Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac in the cube, we will have 100% uptime on the "Vengeance" skill. Vengeance also got a buff in this patch. While Vengeance is active, we do 40% increased damage.
I managed to get my hands on a video of John Yang's Lightning Talk at BlizzCon 2015. Here, John talks at length about item design and uses specific items that are in the game to illustrate what they've learned over time. The highlighted Legendaries include:
Shard of Hate
Focus & Restraint
Elemental Immunity Amulets
Sunwuko's Set (Patch 2.1)
Nagelring | Unity
Wizard Cosplay by MiciaGlo
Today we would like to highlight this incredible female Wizard cosplay by MiciaGlo, an italian cosplayer. The photo was taken by Marco De Rizzo and the costume was made by her in 1 month and a half. Amazing detail and fidelity - check it out!
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RIP Static Charge?
Quin has made a video talking about the impact of a recent change to the Static Charge rune for Monks, which can potentially make it nonviable on Patch 2.4. It starts out in a quite funny way, but towards the end has some serious thoughts from him on the change. Click the image below to watch it!
Possible Expansion Hints
Deadset recently released a video showcasing and talking about all the new Zones in Patch 2.4. The video focuses quite a bit on the lore of the new areas and their monsters, and he even discusses how the new zones possibly hint at some expansion elements! What do you think of his theory?