Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls Sale, BNet Linking Issues Fixed, More Veiled Crystals and Stormshield Update, Stampede 2.1.1 Guide

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Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls Sale

Diablo 3 and its expansion Reaper of Souls are both with a 50% discount from today until Monday, October 6! So if you are one of those who were waiting for a worldwide sale to get your hands on the expansion, or even on the standard game itself, now is your chance!

Save 50% on Diablo III and Reaper of Souls

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

The mortal realms need heroes, and now—for a limited time only—you can save 50% on the digital PC editions of Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set!

Hurry though, this offer ends Monday, October 6 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. If you still haven't joined the battle against the Lord of Terror and the Angel of Death, your hour has come at last.

BNet Linking Issues Fixed

A hotfix went live earlier today to fix the BNet linking issues that we mentioned yesterday. From the reports Blizzard received so far it appears the issue has been solved. See the blue post below.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Greetings everyone,

UPDATE 9/30 - The fix for this issue went in this morning, and from the reports I've seen so far it appears that we're back on track. We'll continue to keep our eyes on this, and encourage you to let us know here if you continue to run into any issues withlinking your Sony Entertainment Network and/or Xbox LIVE accounts to your Battle.net account.

Thanks all, may the Treasure Goblins treat you kindly!

More Veiled Crystals and Stormshield Update

The hotfix to increase the amount of rare materials dropped by monsters has gone live, and players have a decreased shortage of Veiled Crystals now. Also, on a somewhat similar subject, Stormshield's affix display bug was fixed with Patch 2.1.1, and it should be dropping normally now.

Originally Posted by Blizzard

  • The number of Rare crafting materials that drop from monsters (including Rift Guardians) has been greatly increased (9/30) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Stormshield Dropping Normally
Update: The display issue with Stormshield has been fixed. As a result, the ability for this item to drop has been re-enabled in patch 2.1.1 (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Stampede 2.1.1 Guide

The Crusader Stampede build should be no strange to most hardcore Diablo 3 players by now. Deadset has put together a very complete video guide on the subject matter, with quite a few comments on the mechanics of the skill, what can reduce its effectiveness and other important things to keep in mind while playing this build.

While we have featured a similar video in previous news, this particular video has a more organized formatting and some unusual tips, a useful source for anyone looking to start a Crusader or just learning a bit more about the build. Watch it below!

And while we are at it, we have an interesting post made by Mannercookie, another expert Crusader player, on the video - talking about how he believes the build can be optimized even further!

Hi Deadset,

Nice video, and here's a few things I would like to add.

Despite what the masses use, Gogok is not the best choice of gem for this build imo. I personally use both banes + pain when I run this inside grifts. 35% damage during entire rift beats out a small APS buff when pain enhancer already provides extreme APS buffs, if you time properly you will also have 35% buff majority of the RG fight and 15% the rest which also beat out 15% AIS (only like .8 APS).

Positioning is key and it's very important to keep enemies within 20 yards when you are in combat to take full advantage of pain enhancer's buffs which are much stronger than gogok's 15% APS. You do not need the CDR bonuses if you maintain 56, you also do not need to run long arm if you manage your wrath properly and gear properly. The fear rune on provoke is absolutely the best if you learn to control the range and use of it.

This is a very skillful build to play if you are trying to maximize it's DPS potential, simply spamming the skill off-screen into masses of mobs is not optimal play-style if you are trying to achieve good timing.


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