Diablo III Monsters Breakdown @ PlanetDiablo

Acolyte from PlanetDiablo sends heads up about their breakdown on 21 monsters that have already been revealed in Diablo III media. This can be informative to some fans who have missed some of the interviews or media.
Standard Monster Classes
Below you will find a listing of all known monster classes in the game, progressively growing as more information is released, explaining features that offer distinction to other enemies.
Each monster class has a set of types within it, the Dark Cultist class containing types such as the Dark Summoner and Dark Vessel. These different types have distinct statistics in terms of hit points, resistance levels, and special abilities. Additionally, each type is generally found in distinct areas of the game, later varieties naturally becoming better equipped to take down your hero or heroine.

As one might expect, Diablo III comes loaded with a large variety of demonic, undead, and animal-based foes serving the desires of evil. A number of these monster classes return from previous games in the series, while others act as spiritual successors; the Gnarled Walkers are an excellent example following in the root-steps of Thorned Hulks. Of course, the game is host to many new monsters like the Dune Thresher.

Comments

  • #1 tenaciousg
    cool some of those i didnt even know were shown up until now thanks!
  • #2 DesmondTiny
    Cool! Thats awsome
  • #3 Illuvatar
    This is just taken from the 19 mins of gameplay, and one which was in the bestiary (the dune thresher). That amounts to 21 different types of units, now that's good. Some strategy games that i have seen haven't got that many in the whole game. It looks promising if the numbers increase at this rate throughout the game.
  • #4 Jackzor
    When was the leaper shown in anything? Otherwise, nice list despite the part where I already knew about them lol.
  • #5 FingolfinGR
    good summary. i trust it will be updated with the newest additions in the bestiary and the new videos from BlizzCon, eh?
  • #6 Vadoff
    Interesting, monsters seem much smarter than in Diablo II.
  • #7 Latherion
    yeay! I'm excited. :D
  • #8 iEv0
    Nice mix of monsters thus far. Seems like they have improved the AI, we saw a few monster combos in the trailer and I can only imagine what they will come up with during the rest of development. Looks like we will have to adventure more carefully.
  • #9 diacriticals
    Looking good, let's hope they keep it up and insert even more in the final game
  • #10 VladDracul
    Yea I don't remember seeing the leaper. Hopefully they arn't gonna be quiet as annoying as they were in d2. Or atleast not as glitchy.
  • #11 Kenzai
    I didnt notice that there were so many monster classes just in the trailer.

    Though we have yet to see the dune thrasher in action. (gameplay, not just animation)
  • #12 thecowking
    I will be bringing as much new info back from BlizzCon as I can!

    And of course, so will the DiabloFans staff who are attending! It should be a blast!
  • #13 Dimebog
    Can I know who from the Diablofans staff will be attending this years Blizzcon?
  • #14 thecowking
    Quote from "Dimebog" »
    Can I know who from the Diablofans staff will be attending this years Blizzcon?


    As far as I know:

    Umaro, Silversurfnstud, Thasador, Mockery, and Medievaldragon
  • #15 Zeyphon
    Looking cool, lots of variation. Just a shame those damned Leapers are back because I tend to play melee characters.
  • #16 blizter
    Quote from "Zeyphon" »
    Looking cool, lots of variation. Just a shame those damned Leapers are back because I tend to play melee characters.


    Well good thing that the barbarian have a range of 10 yards.
  • #17 Thrasher
    Nothing new.
    But is good to see all the information gathered together.
    I just wish that Blizzard update it in their page (only 5 monsters? oh boy)

    They could put Siege Breaker info, but I believe Abd never met one, lol.
  • #18 CapKosmaty
    yup, the leapers were there, i hoped that they would be more similar to the scavengers in diablo 1, but no.... they just keep jumpin'
  • #19 Thrasher
    Quote from "CapKosmaty" »
    yup, the leapers were there, i hoped that they would be more similar to the scavengers in diablo 1, but no.... they just keep jumpin'

    Yeah, scavengers were a pain in the ass, don't be surrounded! Hit recovery!
    Really a mess...
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