Looking to complete additional conquests in Season 17? If so, Leviathan is showcasing his completion of the Sprinter / Speed Racer conquest as a Solo Demon Hunter! This conquest is notorious for causing completion anxiety in new players; however, Leviathan shows you how it's done without having to rely on other players.
We previously covered news that the Official Diablo Forums will be migrating to the same forum software used on other Blizzard franchises. The migration is now complete, and players can access the new forums here.
Barbarian players within the Diablo community have compiled a comprehensive list of proposed changes for the Barbarian class, which received no changes in the last major patch. Barbarian players have been feeling overlooked in comparison to other classes and want to create a conversation regarding the balance of their favorite class.
In addition to the Barbarian Buff Proposals Website, you can also view their proposed changes on the new Official Forums!
Challenge Rift - Week 107
Challenge Rift Week 107 is live! This week the Challenge Rift features a variety of Necromancer Thorns builds utilizing the Legacy of Nightmares seasonal buff! If you are curious how Challenge Rift builds are chosen each week, you can view this official blog post!
Our featured build guide this week is from content creator Bluddshed! His off-meta LoN Holy Shotgun Crusader utilizing the Season 17 buff is a refreshing and relaxing way to play a powerful Crusader build without having to use the current meta builds! Be sure to check out his guide in the video below!
Challenge Rift Week 106 is live! This week the Challenge Rift features a variety of Demon Hunter builds from Marauder's to an interesting Legacy of Nightmares build! If you are curious how Challenge Rift builds are chosen each week, you can view this official blog post!
Our featured build guide this week is from content creator BigDaddyDen, who is sharing his Legacy of Nightmares Gold Farming Necromancer build! This build utilizes the Season 17 Legacy of Nightmares buff with lots of gold find gear to generate a massive amount of gold. Be sure to check out his build page and video for an explanation on gearing and how to play this build.
Challenge Rift Week 105 is live! This week the Challenge Rift features several Blessed Shield Crusader builds! If you are curious how Challenge Rift builds are chosen each week, you can view this official blog post!
To celebrate our return, we are doing a giveaway through our official Discord server! To enter, first join our Discord server by clicking on the banner below. Then, go to the Announcementschannel and follow the instructions on the giveaway post! We will choosing three winners when the giveaway ends this Sunday! The winners will be able to choose from either the Rise of the Necromancer DLC on PC, or the original Diablo + Hellfire expansion on GoG.com!
Official Forum Migration
The official Diablo forums are migrating to Blizzard's new forum software currently used on their other franchise forums!
As with other Blizzard game titles, the time has arrived for the Diablo III forums to migrate to new forum software.
There are a few important things to note about this migration process:
Existing threads will not be carried over to the new forums
The existing forums will be available in read-only mode for some time after the Forum Migration completes
The same forum categories that you are used to will be available on the new forums
When you log into the new forums for the first time, you’ll be asked to link your Battle.net name to Discourse for use on the new forums – once you link, you’re good to post!
We’re targeting the forum migration to happen between June 24 – July 9th – we are letting the community know early so they can be prepared for the switch to new forums.
We’ll keep the community updated as we get closer to the dates above and post about when the final switch to the new forums will happen.
You may have questions about the upcoming migration. Please feel free to ask them in this thread and we'll do our best to check in and answer as many as we can!
We're looking forward to our shiny new community space and hope to see you there.
Challenge Rift - Week 104
Challenge Rift Week 104 is live! This week the Challenge Rift features several Legacy of Nightmare Witch Doctor builds! If you are curious how Challenge Rift builds are chosen each week, you can view this official blog post!
It brings me immense joy to celebrate with the rest of the Diablo community as we unexpectedly open the doors of DiabloFans once again! Today, DiabloFans joins the Magic Find family alongside MMO-Champion and HearthPwn. Magic Find is a small independent team of people who are passionate about games and are focused on creating a home for the communities surrounding them. Under this new leadership, DiabloFans will have more freedom than ever before to grow and prepare for what's next.
Our focus moving forward will be on the community. We know that DiabloFans is the best place to find and share new builds, so we want to highlight more builds of all kinds on a regular basis. This means that we will be showcasing not only the top builds from the community, but also some of the more wild and interesting builds! On top of that, we want to connect with more of the content creators you know and love to bring their awesome builds to a larger audience!
DiabloFans will continue to be the best place for up-to-date news and announcements surrounding all things Diablo! So much exciting news has happened in the past few months that we missed regarding Diablo, such as the start of Season 17, the original Diablo making its way to GoG, more developers being moved onto the team working on the next Diablo game, and more murmurs from an upcoming Netflix series! We plan to catch up on this news while also looking forward to the exciting future!
Finally, we're excited to announce that we have launched our own official Discord server! This server is the perfect place to chat with other fans of Diablo, find new people to play with, get your questions answered, and stay up to date on the latest news! Everyone is welcome, so feel free to invite all of your friends as well! You can join our official Discord server by clicking the banner below!
Our future is bright and filled with demon slaying, and we can't wait to see everyone in Sanctuary once again.
It is with great sadness that I must announce the closure of DiabloFans. Our site has been a pillar of the Diablo community for many years, but due to the fading interest in current Diablo products and business realities for Curse, it is time for DiabloFans to say farewell.
On March 21st, DiabloFans will be transitioned into Archive Mode. Users will still be able to view content on the site while it is archived, but will be unable to create or edit any existing builds or posts on the site.
Personally, this news is quite surreal. I joined the DiabloFans team in late 2017 as the Community Manager and remained as such until shortly after BlizzCon 2018. During my time as Community Manager, I had the privilege of interacting with some of the most passionate fans of the Diablo franchise. You, the community, have been a constant inspiration with your amazing creativity and passion.
DiabloFans was a site that I used almost daily for many years prior to joining the team, and it was my primary source for finding new and interesting builds in Diablo 3. Without DiabloFans, there will be a great void for many of the other Diablo community sites to fill, but I have no doubt that they will do an excellent job.
I encourage our community to use d3planner to create and share builds in the same way you have used DiabloFans. For those who want to stay up to date and discuss the latest news regarding Diablo, I would suggest the Diablo Subreddit. Additionally, for those looking for more information on the game in general or a way to contribute to the community in a meaningful way, check out the Diablo wiki. Also, feel free to share other community sites in the comments before March 21, 2019!
Thank you for all of your support over the years, and may your future adventures in Sanctuary be filled with plentiful and glorious loot.
Challenge Rift Week 87 is live! This week the Challenge Rift features three different Barbarian builds! If you are curious how Challenge Rift builds are chosen each week, you can view this official blog post!
Challenge Rift Week 86 is live! This week the Challenge Rift features three different Necromancer builds! If you are curious how Challenge Rift builds are chosen each week, you can view this official blog post!
“This book must never be returned to the Coven. They are not worthy of its secrets.”
Witch. Heretic. Traitor. These are among the words used to describe the woman known as Adria, a simple vendor of magical goods who would go on to become one of the vilest monsters to defile Sanctuary.
Villains do not rise overnight, however, and the power Adria sought was the fruit of many years of laborious research. Once a scholar and feared member of the Coven, she stole away with her secrets, fully dedicating herself to the Lord of Terror and his eventual resurrection. Within Diablo: Book of Adria, great knowledge awaits those who would plumb its dangerous depths.
Equal parts tome of lore and beautifully illustrated art book, the Book of Adria contains the witch’s notes on the Coven’s inner workings, various residents of the world of Sanctuary, and even her insights on the High Heavens and the Burning Hells. With an emphasis on the denizens of these realms, this bestiary is bursting with previously unrevealed histories, detailed illustrations, and introspection's that cover the breadth of Diablo’s history.
An invaluable part of any Diablo lore master’s collection, the Book of Adria is now available where most fine tomes are sold—including Amazon and the Blizzard Gear Store. Just exercise caution when perusing its dark rituals. We can’t be held responsible for any inadvertently summoned hellish visitors.
Be warned, nephalem; knowledge is power, and power corrupts.
Challenge Rift Week 85 is live! This week the Challenge Rift features three different Demon Hunter builds! If you are curious how Challenge Rift builds are chosen each week, you can view this official blog post!
With the arrival of Diablo III on Nintendo Switch, tons of new players have joined the fight for Sanctuary—and with new players come familiar questions about the game.
Thankfully, our community of PC and console players has game knowledge in spades! To help these groups connect, we’re creating an ongoing blog compiling helpful information, as well as a handful of helpful posts on social media.
Each week, we’ll highlight the most helpful tips shared by veteran players in the Diablo community. To join in, simply share your tips for new players below or in a comment on our Twitter posts. If you can’t come up with one for the current topic, don’t worry—we’ll cover new ones each week.
Below are a few conversation starters. Have anything to add? Share your tips with the community!
Tip #1: The five item types in Diablo III are Common, Magic, Rare, Legendary, and Set. Legendary and Set are the most powerful and must be identified before use.
Question: What are your item hunting tips for new players?
Tip #2: Don’t forget—you can customize specific gear pieces with the Artisans you find in each town hub.
Question: What are your crafting tips for new players?
Challenge Rift Week 84 is live! This week the Challenge Rift features three Legacy of Nightmare builds for the Crusader! If you are curious how Challenge Rift builds are chosen each week, you can view this official blog post!
Challenge Rift Week 83 is live! This week the Challenge Rift features a Jade Witch Doctor build, and two legacy of nightmare builds! If you are curious how Challenge Rift builds are chosen each week, you can view this official blog post!
The theme for Season 16 is the Season of Grandeur! For the duration of the season, all Seasonal characters will benefit from the legendary power of the Ring of Royal Grandeur. It should be noted that this buff does not stack with additional Rings of Royal Grandeur, whether they be equipped directly on your character or via the Jewelry slot in Kanai’s Cube. Also, this is the first season in which the seasonal buff will not affect non-seasonal characters.
Season 16 begins on Friday, January 18 at 5:00 p.m. PsT in North America, 5:00 p.m. CET in Europe, and 5:00 p.m. KST in Asia. For time conversion, see this site.
The starter sets awarded by Haedrig's Gift for Season 16 are listed below. Completing chapter 2, 3, and 4 of the Season Journey will reward you with three Haedrig's Gifts. Each gift contains a few pieces from one of your Class Sets. You may only unlock one Class Set in this manner per season across Hardcore and Non-Hardcore.
Barbarian – Immortal King’s Call
Crusader – Seeker of the Light
Demon Hunter – Natalya’s Vengeance
Monk – Uliana’s Stratagem
Necromancer – Trag’Oul’s Avatar
Witch Doctor – Spirit of Arachyr
Wizard – Vyr’s Amazing Arcana
Patch 2.6.4 Changes
Patch 2.6.4 added many new quality of life changes, and the patch also makes sweeping balance changes to many of the existing class sets! You can view a complete list of changes here. See below for a highlight of the much requested quality of life changes:
Five (5) additional Armory tabs have been added for all characters, bringing the total to 10
Legendary Potions are no longer stored in player inventory and can be accessed or changed by right-clicking on the potion icon in the action bar
Greater Rift Keystones are now stored in the Materials tab
Any existing Greater Rift Keystones in both inventory and stash have been automatically moved
Paragon points can no longer be swapped while a Greater Rift is open
Players can now be matched into public games where a Greater Rift is open
Players who join in this manner will not be able to enter the active Rift, and players inside the Rift will be able to continue with no additional difficulty scaling until the run has been completed
Primal Legendaries are now marked by a red beam when they drop
Primal Legendaries on the ground are now indicated by a red pentagram icon on the mini-map
Primal Legendaries now have a red border and updated background on their icons
Level With A Cause
#LevelWithACause (#LWAC), a coalition of streamers from both Twitch and YouTube, will be uniting once again for a 6th charity fundraising event during the first three days of the Season 16 in Diablo 3. These streams will be viewable on several Twitch and Youtube channels. Viewers will be directed to donate to Save The Children during these livestreams.
#LWAC was founded prior to the start of Season 11 of Diablo 3 and has been a mainstay of the opening weekend of each new season since. The LWAC team has raised over $40,000 to date for deserving charities such as St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Take This, and Save The Children. LWAC hopes to continue to grow and raise even more money for charities in the future. If you are a streamer looking to participate, more info can be found on the LWAC website.
In the U.S. and around the world, Save The Children gives children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, they are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. They do whatever it takes to save children, transforming their lives and the future we share.
We’re pleased to announce four new books coming to stores this fall. Whether you’re into Hearthstone, Diablo, or World of Warcraft (or all the above), there’s something special waiting for you within the pages of these collectible volumes.The Art of Hearthstone: Year of the Kraken
Something stirs in the dark . . .
The second volume of The Art of Hearthstone dives deep into the Year of the Kraken, the first year of Hearthstone’s standard format. Enjoy 144 pages consisting of hundreds of illustrations from the corruptive cults of Whispers of the Old Gods, the glamourous disco of One Night in Karazhan, and the turf wars of Means Streets of Gadgetzan. Year of the Kraken goes into detail on the Hearthstone team’s artistic process for card art, game boards, and other visual designs, while also exploring the challenges and triumphs of creating a game enjoyed by millions of players around the globe.
Purchase the first volume today on the Blizzard Gear Store or at your favorite local bookstore.The Art of Diablo
For more than 20 years, the artists behind Diablo have conjured new visions of the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, built nightmarish corridors filled with monsters and demons, and unleashed swarms of malevolent creatures upon players worldwide. The Art of Diablo plunges into the concept, design, and environmental art that has defined the world of Sanctuary and the Eternal Conflict at the core of the Diablo series.The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft
The drums of war thunder once again . . .
Over the course of World of Warcraft’s 15-year history, each new chapter in the game’s story has been bolstered through an array of epic cinematics; The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft goes behind the scenes with the team who built these movies. With never-before-seen concept art and accounts of the creative and technical process, this is the definitive visual gallery of how countless artists helped bring the world of Azeroth to life in incredible detail and motion.
World of Warcraft Pop-Up Book
Choose your faction, pick your weapon, and prepare for an astonishing vision of the world of Azeroth like you’ve never seen before!
Built by best-selling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart, the World of Warcraft Pop-Up Book brings the beloved locations of Warcraft to life, from the classic faction hubs of Orgrimmar and Stormwind, to the battle-scarred lands of Lordaeron and Teldrassil, and even the new capital cities of Kul Tiras and Zandalar!
Each page unfolds into an eye-popping treat, depicting iconic sites with brand-new art and interactive pieces.
Keep an eye on your local booksellers or online shops for when pre-sales go live.