Joshua Ussery, also known as F1ghtmast3r, is a skilled knife crafter. Being a Diablo fan, and inspired by the in-game Pig Sticker, he tried to make a real life version of the dagger. He even gave away some details about it over at Reddit. Incredible work, sir!
1074 steel with corrian bolsters and tiger wood handle. Brass Corbys for pins. Convex grind.
Bane of the Stricken Guide
Quin made a quick video guide explaining exactly how the latest Legendary Gem, Bane of the Stricken, works - and its snapshotting properties. Check it out!
Holyknight3000 has been releasing more amazing wallpapers recently, based on different events of the campaign. The one below is based on the Wesmarch Burns during Act V. If you're interested in setting up a D3 themed wallpaper on your desktop, check out his Deviantart Gallery.
Rank #1 4-Man GR 82
Drahque uploaded a video to his youtube channel with his team's clear of a GR 82, which gave them rank #1 on the 4-man leaderboard for Season 4. It's worth noting that they had a Carnevil WD on their composition. Congratulations, guys!
We recently featured a tool that helps players keep track of all the legendary bonuses they have already extracted with Kanai's Cube. smdaegan, its creator, has recently made a few improvements to it - see them below.
I pushed a fairly major update to "Have I Cubed This Yet?" today, which enables better support for all the Non-Seasonal players out there.
The changes that occurred over this last week are:
Added Haunt of Vaxo
Added toggles for the progress bars to show Seasonal or Non-Seasonal (or both)
Settings should now persist correctly
Added an Export/Import feature, allowing people to export their data in text form and import it later. Importing data will override all of your current data, so be careful doing it.
The tabs (and progress bars) are now stickied to the top of your screen while scrolling.
Most of these are quality of life changes. I still want to add a class toggle to constrain the lists (meaning if I select 'Wizard', I'll only see items that can/will drop for me). It's proving to be more time consuming than initially thought, but it's on the list.
Most of the features were implemented due to redditors messaging me and asking for them. If you think this tool is lacking in any area, please feel free to message me and we can discuss it
Deadset's Beginner Guides
After quite a while, Deadset recently started uploading guides again, with a focus on basic information meant to teach the very fundamentals of some classes. If you or a friend recently bought the game because of a sale, his videos are a great source of information. Check them out!
Amazon is having a Digital games sale for Blizzard titles. Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls are being sold for 20 US$ each. If you were waiting to grab one of them, or looking for an opportunity to gift the game to a friend, now might be the time.
New ATI Drivers for D3
A blue post recently suggested that D3 players using ATI graphics cards and having issues could try their new beta drivers, which would allegedly solve the problem. However, while some reported improvements, others saw severe GPU memory leaks - so it might be advisable to wait for a stable release. See the blue post below.
Due to reports of a GPU memory leak, I'd advise users to not try the latest beta AMD drivers at this time. I'll leave the text of my earlier post up for now but please, use caution when using these drivers as they may cause other system issues apparently.
Original post below, please read above warning before using.
For those of you with AMD video cards who have been experiencing issues with the game in the Desolate Sands area among a few others possibly, AMD/ATI has released a new set of beta drivers reportedly resolving the issue.
The AMD Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 15.9 Beta Driver contains the following: AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 15.201.1151
Resolved Issues:  Diablo 3 crashes in the Act 2 Desolate Sands area of the game Please give them a try if you're interested. We suggest following AMD's installation and uninstallation support articles for the drivers.
MHM has put together a quick video going over what he considers to be one of the main uses for the Cow Level for end-game playes - making good use of any Bovine Bardiches you have found recently. Check it out!
As a reminder, if you missed our post yesterday, we featured a Fan Made Necromancer class by Nightcrest87, with complete active and passive skillsets and even some potential Set items. A very high quality and well thought out work - check it out!
Quin is going bonkers this season. He started by getting rank #1 with his main Monk, then recently proceeded to rank #1 with his Crusader and Wizard. Should Alkaizer'sBarbarian be concerned? If you're interested in seeing the highest solo level of those classes, watch the videos below. And to Quin: congratulations, sir!
Crusader Solo Rank #1
Wizard Solo Rank #1
Double Generator Monk Builds
evilrayman made a thread over at Reddit on how Dual Generator Monk builds have been picking up popularity over at the Chinese servers. It has some similarities, but also significant differences compared to the standard generator Monk Build.
Could that mean the end-game meta for the class is heading in a different direction? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
Link (credit: Sayalol, S2 solo monk No.1 on Asia sever)
Wow, anyone else remember the old FoT:SC builds on PTR back when it procced from DoTs like submission, Sweeping Wind, and EP? (It bumped me from Torment 1 to 3, which was a huge back then!) But then they "fixed it" back then to only proc from direct hits; but it looks like FoF's DoT is able to work with it.
In anycase, it seems like SC is proccing off FoT DoT @ 5 times/sec which is scaling pretty well with R2 builds. Something to keep an eye on even though the hit box is somewhat annoying to use. So a combat rotation of WothF>WotHF>FoT 3-hit combo might be the annoying part of this build? (total speculation) (Davlok)
The trick to this build is that you apply static charge to mobs and then use fists of fury to proc it, since it procs static charge so much. You still get the damage amp on the static charge. Fists of fury is also really strong versus single targets with this build. (ImArchBoo)