Patch 1.13c & Ladder Season 6

The new patch is out and the new ladder has begun. Good luck getting to the top guys! For a list of suggested builds, see here. Here's a set of the complete patch notes:

Official Blizzard Quote:

Patch 1.13c

A new Mystery has been revealed!

  • Adventurers of Sanctuary are hereby warned once again, that a new challenge
  • awaits you. Within Diablo's Bosses, spanning across the world from the
  • ancient Monastery Catacombs to the Throne of Destruction, is where you'll
  • find what you seek...

Major Bugs

- Fixed an item dupe bug.
- Video improvements for Intel Mac machines with OS 10.5 or greater.
- Fixed an issue where some players could kill other players while in town
- Fixed an issue where some players could disconnect other players when
they had too many active states.
- Fixed two issues where players could stack auras in an unintended way.

Minor Bugs

  • Uber Mephisto now checks for both Uber Baal and Uber Diablo to be killed
  • before spawning summoned minions (Before he would only check for Uber Baal).
  • The game will no longer stop and then restart the game music after the
  • window loses and then regains focus.
  • Fixed an issue where the game window would minimize when running in
  • windowed mode when it lost focus.
  • Fixed an issue where the game window wouldn't center properly when it
  • was created.
  • Fangskin should now properly drop loot in Hell difficulty.
  • Fixed an issue where auras were not re-applied to your mercenary after
  • it was resurrected.
  • Fixed an issue where if you had two items which provided auras to
  • a mercenary and you unequipped one, the aura from the remaining
  • item never became active.
  • Fixed an issue where the Paladin class runeword 'Principle' wasn't
  • having all of its stats applied properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Paladin's Charge ability would become locked
  • out if Holy Shield faded while charging.
  • Fixed an issue where the Barbarian's Leap ability could become locked
  • out if they were hit when they started to leap.

Specific changes/improvements

  • Respecialization is now possible! Completing the 'Den of Evil' quest
  • will now additionally reward 1 free respec which can be saved. Players
  • who have already completed this quest should receive 1 free respec in
  • Hell difficulty.
  • Increased the drop rate of high runes.
  • Support for blit scaling in windowed mode. The game can now be
  • maximized to the largest 4:3 resolution supported (hooray widescreen users).
  • Some rare drop items now have an orange color. i.e. Runes and items
  • required for Uber Tristam.
  • Modified the gold bank limit to be a flat cap not bound by level.
  • Removed the requirements to create a hardcore character.
  • Greatly reduced the explosion damage dealt by Fire Enchanted monsters.
  • Uber Mephisto and Uber Baal's summoned minions no longer give experience.
  • Removed Oblivion Knight's Iron Maiden curse.
  • Hellfire Torch Firestorm proc rate has been reduced to 5%.
  • Users can now toggle the display of text over the Health and Mana
  • globes by clicking on the bottom area of each orb.
  • When creating a single player game, each difficulty button is now bound
  • to a unique key: Normal 'R', Nightmare 'N', and Hell 'H'.
  • The 'Enter Chat' Button in the waiting room is now
  • bound to the 'Enter' key.
  • Added the windows system buttons to the game window (MIN, MAX, CLOSE).
  • Added new command line parameter '-nofixaspect' which allows users to
  • not fix the aspect ratio to 4:3 when maximizing in windowed mode.
  • This lets the game 'stretch' to fill your monitor.
  • Added support for '-sndbkg' command line switch. This enables sound
  • in background.
  • Added the following aliases for pre-existing command line options,
  • '-nosound', '-window', and '-windowed'.

Revised Skill balance for Player Character classes


  • Immolation Arrow - Increased radius of Explosion effect by 33% and
  • Immolation effect by 50%.
  • Immolation Arrow - Explosion effect damage increased by 20%.
  • Immolation Arrow - Increased base duration by 33%.

  • Dragon Claw - Synergy receives 4% additional damage per point of Claw Mastery.
  • Dragon Talon - The bonus to Attack Rating per point has been increased to 35.
  • Shadow Master - Increased resistance range per point from 5-80 to 5-90.
  • Combo points awarded by combo moves now last 15 seconds, up from 9.

  • Whirlwind - Reduced initial mana cost by 50%.
  • Masteries - Changed critical strike chance from 0-25 to 0-35.

  • Blessed Hammer - No longer ignores resistances of undead and demons.


  • Werebear - Damage bonus increased by 15% across all ranks.
  • Werebear - Increased health by 25% and armor by 1% per point.
  • Shockwave - Synergy from Maul adds 5% damage per point.


  • Blood Golem - Removed negative shared life effect (player no longer
  • loses life when the golem takes damage).
  • Corpse Explosion - Increased base damage dealt from 60% - 100%
  • to 70% - 120% of corpses health.
  • Poison Nova - Increased base damage by 15%.


  • Firewall - Synergy receives 1% damage per point of Inferno and
  • 4% per point of Warmth.
  • Blaze - Synergy receives 1% damage per point of Firewall
  • and 4% per point of Warmth.
  • Hydra - Increased base damage by 15% per rank.
  • Hydra - Increased base speed of Hydra projectile.
  • Hydra - Reduced cooldown by 25%.


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