Community Creation of the Week: The Spear of Valor Caleb Neal has created an incredibly detailed and true to original Solarion, the Spear of Valor. Check out the gallery for some really nice pictures.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/241110-community-creation-of-the-week-the-spear-of-valor/' battle='http://us.battle.net//d3/en/blog/7634967']This week's community spotlight shines on Caleb Neal, a Blizzard game enthusiast who also happens to be one hell of a prop artist. Whether you're on Team Angiris Council, a costumer yourself, or just want to see some great Diablo fan art, you won't want to miss his rendition of the archangel Imperius' weapon of choice. Check it out below.
While it may not have been forged in the heart of a dying star or felled scores of demons alongside the Heavenly Host, this replica is certainly worth of its namesake. To learn more about this piece and other works in progress by Caleb Neal, head on over to his website at http://fabricatordjinn.wordpress.com/.
Diablo III: Heroes Rise, Darkness Falls
Blizzard has shared a bit more information on their upcoming eBook, that we mentioned some time ago. It's going to include five stories: one for each of the character classes in Diablo 3.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' battle='http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/7628986/']Author: Blizzard Entertainment (Various) Format: eBook Release Date: November 27, 2012
This eBook anthology collects five dark tales based on Diablo III’s character classes—the barbarian, demon hunter, monk, witch doctor, and wizard — which were originally published on the Diablo III website prior to the game’s release. This collection also includes two never-before-available short stories set in the Diablo universe that shed more light on the shadow-shrouded world of Sanctuary.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard']Staff of Herding Plans Can't Be Dropped
Thanks for bringing up this issue! We definitely want players to be able to drop the Staff of Herding plans, so we’ve put this bug in our "to do" list. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Magic Weapon Rune: Blood Magic Slightly Bugged
Just to follow up, it turns out that the “Details” page of the hero sheet is not displaying accurate information whenever Wizards use Blood Magic, and that's a bug we plan on fixing. In practice, however, the skill is still working correctly with channeled damage over time spells like Archon: Disintegrate and Ray of Frost.
(Also, as others have pointed out, Life Steal does suffer an 80% reduction in Inferno, which reduces it to 0.3%.)
Act II Cinematic
I like hearing what people pick out as their favorites in these. My favorite part of the Act II cinematic is when Leah takes Tyrael's hand. For some reason, seeing the size difference just makes me chuckle…and then shudder a little at the thought of being hit with something like that. Definitely don’t want to make enemies with Wisdom. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Barbarian Render by Ali Jalali
Jalali Ali, a freelance character artist, has created this amazing Barbarian render. Check out his site for a few more shots of the Barbarian, plus many more of his very awesome creations.