PTR Patch Notes 2.6.1 - v2.6.1.46946

Official Notes

Blizzard has posted the updated patch notes for the 2.6.1 PTR


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Forums)


  • Monk Skills
    • Tempest Rush
      • Flurry
        • Reduced the maximum number of stacks from 500 to 100
  • Wizard Skills
    • Arcane Orb
      • Frozen Orb
        • Create an orb of frozen death that shreds an area with ice bolts, dealing 393% 950% weapon damage as Cold
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where your pets would double dip from the damage bonus granted by Wolf Companion

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    • Frostburn
      • No longer smart drops for Crusader.
    • Lord Greenstone’s Fan
      • Every second, gain 160–200% 300-400% increased damage for your next Fan of Knives. Stacks up to 30 times.
  • Set Items
    • Wrath of the Wastes
      • (4) Set
        • During Whirlwind and for 3 seconds after, you gain 50% damage reduction and your applied Rends deal triple damage.
    • Crusader
      • Armor of Akkhan
        • (6) Set
          • While Akarat's Champion is active, you deal 600% 900% increased damage and take 15% 20% 50% less damage.
      • Thorns of the Invoker
        • (2) Set
          • Your Thorns damage now hits all enemies in a 15 yard radius around you. Each time you hit an enemy with Punish, Slash, or block an attack your Thorns is increased by 35% 115% 70% for 2 seconds.
            • Note: There is currently an issue which causes the actual Thorns increase to be 35% instead of 70%; this will be fixed in an upcoming PTR patch
        • (6) Set
          • The attack speed of Punish and Slash are increased by 50% and deal 800% 1600% 2700% of your Thorns damage to the first enemy hit.
    • Demon Hunter
      • Natalya’s Vengeance
        • (6) Set
          • After casting Rain of Vengeance, deal 500% 750%2500% increased damage and take 60% reduced damage for 10 seconds.
    • Wizard
      • Firebird’s Finery
        • (6) Set
          • Your damage is increased by 120% 200% 150% and damage taken reduced by 3% for each enemy that is Ignited. This effect can stack up to 20 times. You always receive the maximum bonus whenever a nearby Elite monster is Ignited.
      • Vyr’s Amazing Arcana
        • (6) Set
          • Increased number of Archon stacks gained when hitting with an Archon ability from 1 to 2
          • You also gain Archon stacks when you hit with an Archon ability. Archon stacks now also reduce damage taken by 0.15% and have their damage bonus increased to 18%.
      • Chantodo's Resolve
        • (2) Set
          • Every second while in Archon form you expel a Wave of Destruction, dealing 350% 600% weapon damage to enemies within 30 yards
          • Every time you hit with an attack while not in Archon form, 350% 600% weapon damage is added to the Wave of Destruction, stacking up to 20 times
  • Bug Fixes
    • (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where minions summoned by the Demon Hunter's Companion skill would double dip on damage from the (6) Set bonus on Embodiment of the Marauder
    • (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where Gargantuan would double dip on damage from the (6) Set bonus on Helltooth Harness
    • (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where Hydra would double dip on damage from the (6) Set bonus of Tal Rasha's Elements
    • Fixed an issue with the (2) Set power of Vyr's Amazing Arcana where your Arcane Blast and Arcane Strike would not Freeze enemies unless you had the Slow Time rune chosen
    • (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where equipping certain Legendary items to a follower would cause performance issues
    • (PTR Only) Fixed an issue which caused the change to Dayntee's Binding to incorrectly affect existing versions of the item
    • Fixed an issue where the Wave of Destruction was doing slightly less damage than intended
    • (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where the Legendary power on Gavel of Judgement was not being applied when the item was equipped
    • (PTR Only) Fixed an issue where the equipping the new version and then the old version of The Short Man's Finger would result in no Legendary power from either being applied
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    • Rifts
      • The Shrouded Moors tileset and the large Temple of the Firstborn tileset can no longer be selected for Greater Rifts
      • The amount of experience and Rift / Greater Rift progress that Shock Towers provide has been increased


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