Crowd Control Changes
Tyvalir has mentioned that the ability to perma-stun enemies is probably going to be removed in a future patch, which is likely to change the impact of zDPS and support builds in higher Greater Rifts. It was already mentioned in a previous Tavern Talk, but it being brought up again now shows us that is something that's still on the table. Read below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)No one wants to play DPS. Why would they when they can gain double more more XP as a support class?Thanks for bringing this up, BeerLeague, and thanks to everyone who's added to the constructive discussion in this thread. This issue is actually connected with the ability to perma-stun enemies, which we'll be looking to remove in an upcoming patch.
In fact, the ability to perma-stun enemies is one of the reasons support builds in Greater Rifts are able to gear heavily toward experience gain while ignoring defensive stats. Regardless of the specific changes we make to stun skills, our goal will be for defensive affixes on gear to become more valuable. This should bring the leveling speed of players using support builds more in line with those using DPS builds.
(Also, in case you missed it, we previously mentioned our goal of addressing perma-stun builds in our last Tavern Talk livestream. At the time, Wyatt mentioned that we're "not cool" with these builds, and would be making changes to them.)
Break the Bank Giveaway
Blizzard is celebrating Diablo 3's third anniversary by giving away 10 Treasure Goblin Banks. Read the rules in the post below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)Diablo III's third anniversary is on May 15, and we're opening up the Blizzard Gear Store vault to celebrate. Join in on the fun and enter to win 1 of 10 Treasure Goblin Banks today!
Designed by the clever swagmasters over at ThinkGeek, the Treasure Goblin Bank is the perfect companion for any loot-hungry nephalem. This battery-powered trickster giggles gleefully with one of six different sounds when you give him your hard-earned gold. Need your loot back? No problem; unlike the garden-variety goblin, this one features a handy coin removal door for swift, slay-free withdrawals.
We'll be randomly selecting 10 lucky winners to take home their very own Treasure Goblin Bank. In addition, everyone who participates in the giveaway will receive a unique, one-time-use code for free global shipping* from the Blizzard Gear Store on their next order. Entering is easy, so what are you waiting for? Just click the button below, fill out the form, and you're good to go!
For more information and official rules, click here. *Some restrictions apply. Visit the Blizzard Gear Store for more details.
Alkaizer's Sweep Roland
Alkaizer has shared his Sweep Roland Crusader build on a video recently. Goes over the needed gear, some skill choices and discusses some possible variations that he will try in the near future. Check it out!