Legendary Gems, Character Copy Cooldown, Seasons To Be Enabled Soon, Ramalandi's Gift, Miscellaneous Strings

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Legendary Gems

The datamined info for Legendary Gems suggests that they will have two "special affixes". The Primary one being static (or rolled when the item drops), and the Secondary one being upgradeable by the new Artisan, Urshi - found in the depths of Greater Rifts. It is worth noting they are still not implemented in the current version of the PTR, as the blue post below explains, but should be soon™.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

We're still developing and designing Legendary Gems, so they have not yet been implemented. They're just not ready for testing on the 2.1.0 PTR right now. Once we've fleshed out Legendary Gems a bit more, we'll patch them in with a later PTR build. Each PTR patch will be accompanied by patch notes (published in the PTR launcher and the front page of this site), so just keep an eye on those notes to see when Legendary Gems become available. :)
Legendary Gems are still undergoing significant iteration at this time, so you won't see them available on the PTR right away. The gist is that these gems are infinitely upgradeable, and provide special Legendary powers when socketed into the appropriate gear slot. They can only be socketed into Rings and Amulets, and can be upgraded by completing additional Greater Rifts. The higher you place in a Greater Rift, the more likely your gem will be successfully upgraded. We'll have more details in the future as we continue development on these powerful baubles, so stay tuned!
Source: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/14244559/patch-210-ptr-preview-6-17-2014#greaterrifts

We have compiled a list of these
Legendary Gems and their Primary and Secondary effects.

Gem of Damage after Elite Pack
Primary: Gain 30% increased damage for 20 seconds after killing an elite pack.
Secondary: Increases damage against elites by 20%.

Gem of Increased Damage Against CCed Enemies
Primary: Increase damage against enemies under the effects of control-impairing effects by [VALUE]%.
Secondary: Gain an aura that reduces the movement speed of enemies within 12 yards by [VALUE]%.

Gem of Steady Aim
Primary: Damage you deal is increased by [VALUE]% for every 10 yards between you and the enemy hit.
Secondary: [VALUE]% chance on hit to Stun the enemy for 1 second.

Gem of Primary Skill Hit Harder
Primary: Increase the damage of primary skills by [VALUE]%.
Secondary: Primary skills heal you for 2% of maximum health on hit.

Gem of Mini-Conduit
Primary:15% chance on hit to gain a mini-Conduit buff, dealing [VALUE]% weapon damage as Lightning every second to nearby enemies for 3 seconds.
Secondary: While under the effect of the mini-Conduit, gain [VALUE]% increased movement speed.

Gem of Poison DoT Debuff
Primary: Poison all enemies hit for [{VALUE1}*100]% weapon damage over 10 seconds.
Secondary: All enemies you poison take [{VALUE1}*100]% increased damage from all sources.

Gem of Deep Wounds
Primary: Critical hits cause the enemy to bleed for [VALUE]% weapon damage as Physical over 3 seconds.
Secondary: Gain Blood Frenzy, granting you [VALUE]% increased Attack Speed for each bleeding enemy within 20 yards.

Gem of Holy Smite
Primary: 15% chance on hit to smite a nearby enemy for [VALUE]% weapon damage as Holy.
Secondary: Periodically smite a nearby enemy.

Gem of Increased Attack Speed
Primary: [VALUE]% chance on hit to increase your Attack Speed by 2% for 3 seconds, stacking up to 10 times.
Secondary: Also Gain [VALUE]% Cooldown Reduction per stack.

Gem of Damage Reduction while CCed
Primary: While under any control-impairing effects, reduce all damage taken by [VALUE]%.
Secondary: Heal for [VALUE]% of maximum life when hit by control-impairing effect.

Gem of Pet Crit Chance
Primary: Increase the Critical Hit Chance of your pets by [VALUE]%.
Secondary: Your pets are unkillable.

Gem of Stagger Damage
Primary: 50% of all damage taken is instead staggered and dealt to you over [VALUE] seconds.
Secondary: [VALUE]% chance on kill to clear all staggered damage.

Gem of Goldsplosion
Primary: [VALUE]% chance on killing an enemy to cause an explosion of gold.
Secondary: Gain [VALUE]% increased movement speed for 3 seconds after picking up gold.

Gem of Increased Damage after Spending Resource
Primary: Gain 1% increased damage for 3 seconds after spending primary resource. This effect stacks up to [VALUE times. Gaining a stack refreshes all existing stacks.
Secondary: Gain 1% increased Armor for every stack.

Gem of Reduced Level Requirement - No datamined info for this particular gem.

Clickables in Greater Rifts

The absence of chests, corpses and other clickable containers in Greater Rifts is intended design by the developers, and Vaneras dropped by a thread to explain why.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

First of all, I want to say 2.1 looks nice! I played it only for like 30 minutes now and i'm really liking it! But I've noticed that in greater rifts there aren't any clickables, so Harrington Waistguard became kinda useless. Hope there will be clickables!
Well, I can totally see that the Harrington Waistguard might not be the most useful item to equip in Greater Rifts, but that being said, I doubt that we will get to see much of an increase of clickables in Greater Rifts.

Since you are very much racing the clock in Greater Rifts, the developers are trying to keep distractions to a minimum. Things like smashing clickables, picking up drops, and inventory management will cost you valuable time, so we are trying to avoid that by moving all the drops and rewards and such to the boss at the end.

Ramalandi's Gift

Ramalandi's Gift is a consumable that adds a socket and currently drops in the PTR. There were some confirmations as to how the item is intended to work by a blue post.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Lets say I have a chest, with Str, Vit, armor, res all. Can I use this item to get past the 4/2 system and have all its stats PLUS 3 sockets? 
Also, if I have a piece of gear already rolled with sockets, can I re-roll the socket to something else, then use this item to get sockets on it with an extra stat? 
I dont think Ive seen any solid information on this, the description in the patch was vague.
Presently Ramalandi's Gift has an incorrect tooltip and patch note, which makes it very confusing to decipher how it's supposed to work. Also, the item is not yet fully implemented, which means it can't be looted right now (even though it's dropping on the PTR). We're aware of that issue, but we don't have an ETA to share at the moment on when we expect it to be 100% functional.

That said, here's how Ramalandi's Gift is currently intended to work. This is all with the caveat that it's still under development, and potentially subject to change:

  • It will add a socket to an unsocketed weapon
  • It only works on weapons
  • It will work on enchanted weapons, so long as they don't have a socket
  • It effectively adds an item affix in the form of a socket
nless you mean an unsocketed item, that you use the gift on, then change the new sockets made with the gift into another affix, then use the gift again.
which is a total abuse, and i'm HOPING that Blizz saw that possibility coming from miles away and already has a stop gap to prevent that sort of thing.
Great question! (Or consideration.)
  • The added socket provided by Ramaladni's Gift cannot be enchanted.
  • You cannot use Ramaladni's on a weapon more than once.
  • Similarly, you cannot use Ramaladni's on a weapon that already has a socket.
You can, however:
  • Replace a natural socket on a weapon with another primary stat (like VIT or STR or INT), and then use Ramaladni's after.
  • Replace a re-rolled socket on a weapon with another primary stat (like VIT or STR or INT), and then use Ramaladni's Gift after.
  • Enchant a weapon after a socket has been added using Ramaladni's Gift. You just won't be able to re-roll another socket on that particular weapon.
I realize the above may be somewhat confusing, so please let me know if you have any additional questions about this item's functionality.
Edited to add: This is how the item should work under current design. That design may change before PTR ships.

Firebird's Finery

Fellow moderator and official forum MVP Jaetch posted a very nice thread with his thoughts on the Wizard's current situation, and he was assured the devs are definitely not done with Firebird's Finery, and are definitely listening to the PTR feedback on class balance!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

First of all, I want to say 2.1 looks nice! I played it only for like 30 minutes now and i'm really liking it! But I've noticed that in greater rifts there aren't any clickables, so Harrington Waistguard became kinda useless. Hope there will be clickables!
Thanks for the constructive feedback, everyone. Please keep it up! Rest assured I'm going through not only this, but other threads, and collecting as much as I can to pass on (and for other classes as well). 

It's certainly worth mentioning that this is just our first iteration of the 2.1 PTR. There are some features not yet implemented, such as Legendary Gems and activating Seasons for testing, and that goes for other upcoming class and item changes too. 

I also want to call out that Greater Rifts are going to play a big part in helping us identify clear issues, as is your feedback on what you'd like to see. There's currently a bug that's allowing low level Greater Rifts to skew some of this data (and Leaderboards) which we have plans to address. We're looking into the details of this, so as soon as we have more information, we'll let you know!
06/26/2014 10:04 AMPosted by Jaetch
Do we dare talk about Firebird's Finery? That set was a laughingstock of 6-piece sets in the live game. It was slated to be revamped and all that's changed was increasing the damage from 300% over 5 seconds to 2000%. That is not a revamp. That is barely an improvement.
As a quick note, we're already taking a closer look at Firebird's Finery. This was our first pass and we agree that there's more room for work here. In this case, there's also the happenstance that a Fire focus just makes the most logical sense for this particular set ('cause, you know, Firebird's), and we acknowledge that Fire is already an incredibly strong element. You will likely see more iteration on this set in additional PTR patches, so stay tuned and be sure to keep letting us know what you think!

Miscellaneous Strings

A few more interesting strings were found in the game code. There is mention of an "Apprentice Mode", where a low level character joining a high level character's game has his/her stats boosted. What we know so far is that this is a system meant for the console version of the game.

Also worth noting on Seasons, that its specific legendaries cannot be used by non Seasonal characters (there's a string to block that), obviously meant to prevent people from just passing items along while the Season lasts. Also how each Season will have specific Achievements, and the more achievements you complete, the more rewards you will gain when it ends.

  • X1_EnchantHelpConsole - Train the Mystic to unlock new Enchant Slots and Transmog looks.
  • X1_EnchantHelpConsole_title - Unlocking Enchants
  • X1_ConsoleMaps - Use {icon:l1, 2.5} or {icon:r1, 2.5} to cycle between the Local, Act, and Sanctuary map.
  • X1_ConsoleMaps_title - Maps
  • X1_MailBox - Send and receive mail at mailboxes.
  • X1_MailBox_title - Mailbox
  • X1_ApprenticeMode - You have joined a game with a higher level character. Your stats have been boosted for the duration of your session.
  • X1_ApprenticeMode_title - Apprentice Mode
  • X1_SpecialCraftingMats - Some crafting plans require special materials that can only be acquired by killing specific monsters. The item description will tell you what monsters to hunt.
  • X1_SpecialCraftingMats_title - Special Crafting Material
  • X1_LegendaryTransmog - Identifying a Legendary item for the first time will unlock it as a new transmogrify look at the Mystic.
  • X1_LegendaryTransmog_title - Legendary Transmog
  • X1_SeasonalHero - A new Season is active! Create a Seasonal Hero to compete with friends and reap exclusive rewards!
  • X1_SeasonalHero_title - Seasonal Hero
  • X1_NonSeasonalItem - Non-Seasonal Items can only be used by Non-Seasonal Heroes. Switch to or create a Non-Seasonal Hero to access this item.
  • X1_NonSeasonalItem_title - Non-Seasonal Items
  • X1_SeasonalItem - Seasonal Items can only be used by Seasonal Heroes. Switch to or create a Seasonal Hero to access this item.
  • X1_SeasonalItem_title - Seasonal Items
  • X1_Leaderboards_PersonalBest - Your personal best and rank are listed above each Leaderboard. Improve your personal best to rise the ranks!
  • X1_Leaderboards_PersonalBest_title - Personal Best
  • X1_Leaderboards_Filters - You can use the Leaderboard filters to change between types and between seeing where you rank amongst your Friends, your Clan, or the entire region.
  • X1_Leaderboards_Filters_title  Leaderboard Filters
  • X1_Achievements_Seasons  Season Achievements can only be unlocked while on a Seasonal Hero and will only increase your Seasonal Achievement Point Total. The higher your Seasonal Achievement Point Total, the more rewards you receive.
  • X1_Achievements_Seasons_title  Season Achievements
  • X1_Achievements_Conquests  Conquests are difficult Season-only achievements. The first 1000 players to unlock each Conquest will have their names immortalized on a Leaderboard until the Season ends.
  • X1_Achievements_Conquests_title  Conquests
  • X1_Leaderboards  Open up the Leaderboards to see where you rank amongst your Friends, your clan, or the entire region!
  • X1_Leaderboards_title Leaderboards
  • SeasonRewardTitle1 Transmogrify   
  • SeasonRewardTitle2 Legendaries 
  • SeasonRewardTitle3 Leaderboards & Conquests
  • SeasonRewardTitle4 Banner Rewards  
  • SeasonCreateHeroButton Create Season Hero 
  • SeasonRewardSubTitle1 Level to 70
  • SeasonRewardSubTitle2 Collect 
  • SeasonRewardSubTitle3 Conquer 
  • SeasonRewardSubTitle4 Earn

Character Copy Cooldown

In order to test the PTR settings, the player has to "copy" his profile from a specific region into the PTR server. That feature had a 72 hour cooldown period, but that's being reduced to 24 hours today.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Based on player feedback and the desire to provide a more optimal testing environment, we've reduced the cooldown for PTR character copies from 72 hours to 24 hours, effective immediately.

  • This means that if you copy over your characters to the PTR today, you will be able to copy them again after only 24 hours.
  • This also means that if you have a character copy cooldown active right now, it's time has been reduced to 24 hours and may have already expired as a result.
To find out how to copy characters over to the PTR, click here.

PTR Leaderboards Reset

The PTR Greater Rift Leaderboards will be wiped shortly, due to a bug which allowed players to create low level Greater Rifts, which in turn made leaderboards' results not very legit.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

In order to address a bug allowing players to create Greater Rifts below level 70, PTR Leaderboard data will be wiped later this afternoon (June 26). 

There will be a short interruption of service as we apply a hotfix to remove the ability to create less than level 70 Greater Rifts and clear out the Leaderboard data. This downtime should last no longer than 30 minutes. Please note that there may be an increase in game queues during this time.

Since these changes are being applied via a hotfix, players who attempt to open a Greater Rift in a game that is less than level 70 will not receive a validation error and may be disconnected from the game if they continue attempting to open such Rifts. 

Thank you for participating in the PTR and for your patience and understanding as we work to resolve these issues.

Seasons To Be Enabled Soon

Seasons are currently disabled at the Public Test Realm, but it looks like it won't be too long until they are enabled for testing, judging from a blue post earlier today.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

m not able to download PTR yet, but tell me, the season/s are not availaible in current PTR 2.1 ?
aykm ?
wot is the reason to release PTR 2.1 if not included ladder/season........ cant believe this.
Seasons are currently disabled on the PTR, but it should not be long now until you can have a go at testing them :-) 

When Seasons have been enabled on the PTR we will provide an update in the official PTR patch notes.



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