Diablo III Beta Patch 9 — v.0.5.1.8101

  • Released 12/20/11

    Bug Fixes

    • Your BattleTag code will now properly appear in the Add Friend dialog box
    • Fixed an issue with promoting players to Party Leader via in-game portraits
    • Fixed an issue where sending out in-game invites to multiple players could sometimes cause the Party Leader's client to freeze when the invites were accepted
    • Fixed an issue where interacting with a character’s banner in a co-op game could cause a player to become momentarily stuck
    • Fixed an issue where rapidly equipping and un-equipping items from your inventory could sometimes cause the inventory UI to lag out
    • Fixed an issue where quickly adding items from a full inventory into the shared stash would not always move the items over correctly
    • Fixed a number of additional issues and crashes that were affecting gameplay


    Diablo III Beta Patch 8 – v.0.5.0.8059
    Released 12/15/11
    General
    • Battle.net BattleTags are now live! To learn more about BattleTags and how to set up yours today, check out the official FAQ (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/4132437). Please note that in order to log into the Diablo III beta, you must create a BattleTag via Account Management.
    • Due to a change in the way we store character data, all characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, achievements, followers, and artisans.
    • Achievements have been temporarily disabled and will not be available again until a future patch. During this time, characters will be unable to earn new achievements or complete any additional objectives of achievements in progress.
    • Players will now see recommended items for their active character when accessing the auction house Search tab.


    Classes
    • Barbarian
      • Active Skills
        • Cleave
          • Ability will now deal 115% weapon damage to all targets caught in its swing, rather than 120% weapon damage to the primary target and 90% weapon damage to secondary targets

        • Revenge
          • Radius increased from 8 yards to 11 yards


    • Demon Hunter
      • Active Skills
        • Bola Shot
          • Hatred generation increased from 2 to 3
          • Damage reduced from 105% to 100%

        • Elemental Arrow
          • Hatred cost increase from 5 to 10
          • Damage increased from 125% to 145%

        • Fan of Knives
          • Speed reduced from 200% weapon speed to 140% weapon speed

        • Grenades
          • Hatred generation increased from 2 to 3

        • Hungering Arrow
          • Hatred generation increased from 2 to 3
          • Damage reduced from 90% to 85%

        • Rapid Fire
          • Initial Hatred cost reduced from 30 to 20


    • Monk
      • General
        • A new skill has been added: Cyclone Strike
          • Available at level 7
          • Costs 75 Spirit
          • Pulls all enemies within 24 yards towards you, followed by a furious blast of energy that deals 275% weapon damage as Holy

      • Active Skills
        • Breath of Heaven
          • Spirit cost increased from 25 to 50
          • Healing amount increased by 200%

        • Crippling Wave
          • Base effect duration increased from 4.5 seconds to 5 seconds

        • Lethal Decoy
          • This skill has been removed

        • Mantras
          • Mantra of Conviction, Mantra of Evasion, Mantra of Healing, and Mantra of Retribution
            • Cooldown removed
            • Now costs 25 Spirit
            • Duration increased from 1 minute to 3 minutes


    • Wizard
      • General
        • Signature spells no longer cost Arcane Power, regardless of level
          • These spells include: Magic Missile, Electrocute, Shock Pulse, and Spectral Blade

        • The order in which skills are awarded from levels 1 to 13 has been slightly adjusted:
          • Arcane Orb is now available at level 3
          • Disintegrate is now available at level 8
          • Electrocute is now available at level 13
          • Shock Pulse is now available at level 5
          • Spectral Blade is now available at level 6

      • Active Skills
        • Diamond Skin
          • Cooldown reduced from 25 seconds to 15 seconds
          • Duration reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds


    Items
    • The introduction of magical items into the game has been slowed


    Monsters
    • General
      • Baby Quill demon health increased from 1% to 25% of normal Quill Beast health (they grow up so fast)

    • Affixes
      • Arcane Enchanted will now appear at level 7, up from level 1
      • Mortar will now appear at a level higher than current beta content
      • Plagued poison cloud duration reduced from 12 seconds to 9 seconds


    Quests and Events
    • All quests and events have had their item and recipe rewards removed and will now only award gold and experience on completion
      • This does not affect treasure received from event objects for events like the "Jar of Souls”"and only applies to rewards obtained through the quest UI

    • Gold rewards from quests have received a tuning pass


    User Interface
    • The Options UI has undergone several improvements, but remains a work-in-progress. Please report any issues in the Beta Bug Report forum.
    • The Friends List has been redesigned to be smaller and more accessible while in other menus and screens
    • The Banner Customization menu has been reworked to improve navigation and usability


    Miscellaneous
    • Fire gate damage has been reduced