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 boxFixed an issue with promoting players to Party Leader via in-game portraitsFixed 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 acceptedFixed an issue where interacting with a character’s banner in a co-op game could cause a player to become momentarily stuckFixed an issue where rapidly equipping and un-equipping items from your inventory could sometimes cause the inventory UI to lag outFixed an issue where quickly adding items from a full inventory into the shared stash would not always move the items over correctlyFixed 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