Wyatt Cheng on Arcane Torrent, Aesthetically, What is Your Favorite Armor Set?, Blue Posts

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    Wyatt Cheng on Arcane Torrent
    A few things about Wizards' skill Arcane Torrent seem to not be clear to some players and Wyatt Cheng made some detailed clarifications on them on Reddit today.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Is the Arcane Torrent damage per missile fired, or per second?
    It's per weapon attack period, which is the same for all skills that are in this vein whether it be Tempest Rush, Whirlwind, Disintegrate, Rapid Fire, or what have you.
    So, if you have a 2.0 attack speed, then your weapon attack period is 0.5 seconds, so you are doing X% weapon damage every 0.5 seconds.
    This is analogous to a more standard attack such as Magic Missile or Bash, which also list their damages as per weapon attack period. It just tends to be more obvious that is what's happening in those cases because your character animates over the course of the attack period to provide clear delineation points.

    Could you explain how it works specifically with Arcane Torrent and a 1.0 attack speed one?
    Arcane Torrent baseline says it does 210% weapon damage. This means it does 210% weapon damage for every attack period of your weapon.
    If your weapon has a 1.0 attack speed, then it means your weapon goes through one attack period every second. Therefore your attack period is 1.0 seconds, and you'll do 210% weapon damage every 1.0 seconds or 210% weapon damage per second.
    If your weapon has a 1.4 attack speed, then it means your weapon goes through 1.4 attack periods every second. Therefore your attack period is 0.714 seconds, and you'll do 210% weapon damage every 0.714 seconds or 294% weapon damage per second. (Reddit)




    Aesthetically, What is Your Favorite Armor Set?

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    There are quite a number of set pieces and Legendary armor items in Diablo III, over a hundred and fifty, in fact! Worn together, many of these sturdy pieces of armor can convey a wide variety of perks and set bonuses to a daring hero. But more importantly: many of them also make striking fashion statements.


    If the relative strength of your armor was not a concern, and you could freely don your hero with whatever armor you wished for maximum visual satisfaction, we want to know: In terms of pure aesthetics, what is your favorite armor set in Diablo III?


    In-game armor images supplied by Goons

    Leave a comment below to let us know, or respond on Facebook or Twitter!




    Blue Posts

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    XP from Quests on Inferno
    We know that every little bit of XP helps, so coming soon in patch 1.0.8, level 60 players who complete quests will earn experience towards Paragon levels. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Still No Release Date for 1.0.8
    Development of patch 1.0.8 is well under way, but it includes far more than just mob density changes. If you're curious about all the details, you can find the latest PTR patch notes for patch 1.0.8 here.

    We highly encourage players to take part in the patch 1.0.8 PTR and offer us their constructive feedback and bug reports so that we can make patch 1.0.8 the best possible patch it can be before it goes live. That said, we don't have a release date announced for the patch yet, but we're working on it just as quickly as we can. :) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    When Does an Item Roll?
    Items roll their stats the moment they are dropped, and identifying them has no effect on those stats. If you want to read a little more about items, here is a link to the Items and Equipment section of the game guide. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
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    Wyatt Chang, reddit troll.

    Never posts on the actual forums because Blizzard is so scared of their players.
  • #3
    If you're interested in seeing all of the armor sets or you've forgotten what they look like, Calavera666 made a thread (a year ago from tomorrow lol) showing all of the armor tiers!
    http://www.diablofans.com/topic/39534-full-list-of-base-amor-sets-with-pics/

    My favourites are:
    Barbarian - Warlord Plate set
    Demon Hunter - Sovereign Mail set
    Monk - Leather Doublet set
    Witch Doctor - Archon Armor set
    Wizard - Warlord Plate set
    Bashiok - Blizzard Representative - 08/01/2011 -"So how many skill combinations are there now? Well taking into account 6 active skills, all the rune combinations, and 3 passives we currently expect each class to have roughly 2,285,814,795,264 different build combinations."

    "Hey, I thought you'd like the witty irony of grub-on-glowie violence!"
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    Quote from Highborne_D2

    Wyatt Chang, reddit troll.

    Never posts on the actual forums because Blizzard is so scared of their players.


    Wouldn't you be?
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    1.0.8 Release Date Prediction: May 14th 2013
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    Quote from Ryude

    1.0.8 Release Date Prediction: May 14th 2013
    and patch 1.1 will be May 14th 2014!
    Bashiok - Blizzard Representative - 08/01/2011 -"So how many skill combinations are there now? Well taking into account 6 active skills, all the rune combinations, and 3 passives we currently expect each class to have roughly 2,285,814,795,264 different build combinations."

    "Hey, I thought you'd like the witty irony of grub-on-glowie violence!"
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    Quote from Ducha

    If you're interested in seeing all of the armor sets or you've forgotten what they look like, Calavera666 made a thread (a year ago from tomorrow lol) showing all of the armor tiers!
    http://www.diablofan...sets-with-pics/

    My favourites are:
    Barbarian - Warlord Plate set
    Demon Hunter - Sovereign Mail set
    Monk - Leather Doublet set
    Witch Doctor - Archon Armor set
    Wizard - Warlord Plate set


    Thanks for providing the link.

    When are we going to be able to alter a rare armor's appearance to whatever we want? This would be one of the best features ever!

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    They've said they want it to happen, but there's nothing specific about it yet. Was reminded a few days ago.
    http://www.diablofan...-on-blue-posts/


    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Travis already noted that we're working on a similar system (that's not just armor dyes):
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6679558168#7 :)

    So, yes! Still very much something we're working on, even though it hasn't been mentioned in the Q&A.

    :)
  • #9
    Does attack speed help out regular DoTs, or is Haunt still beyond useless?
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    Quote from Highborne_D2

    Wyatt Chang, reddit troll.

    Never posts on the actual forums because Blizzard is so scared of their players.


    The players are on reddit as well. The best community is never the official one.
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