Despite Blizzard having stated from the start, that they didn’t want cookie cutter builds and that they wanted to encourage this by buffing, and not nerfing….their actions have spoken differently.
The two biggest offenders with regards to cookie cutter builds would be the Whirlwind barbarian and the critical mass/WW wizard. Blizzard have decided to handle this, not by making the alternatives more attractive by buffing them, but rather by heavy swings of the nerf bat. They are cutting pretty much all proc-coefficients from the wizard and all procs-coefficients necessary to run a whirlwind barbarian.
Today we have a change of pace in the videos. Normally when when people farm an area they are a bit ahead of the power curve for the area, to be able to farm it quickly and efficiently. However, once in a while you want to try other areas, you might not be geared for.
With patch 1.0.4 we have seen a flurry of activity in the game and old players have returned. This last week has been a rather slow one understandably, but there are some small things to do warrant a mention.
We will get a patch 1.0.5 before patch 1.1
One of the biggest upgrades to come out of 1.0.4 was Trail of cinders being buffed to 1500% of weapon damage. To further add to the slightly overpowered nature of this skill, when patch 1.0.4 first hit, sharpshooter was also bugged, when used with Trail of Cinders. If you had Sharpshooter on, you could let it tick up to 100%, then use Trail of Cinders without proccing Sharpshooter. This led to some pretty fantastic farming using trail of cinders! Essentially you had double damage, since you were always critting! That was fixed pretty fast, but Trail of cinders is still a fun skill….maybe too fun! Continue reading «Trail of cinders will get “bug”-fixed in patch 1.0.5»
Patch 1.0.4 buffed Trail of cinders immensely. Try it out!
The full patchnotes to patch 1.0.4 mentioned a buff to Trail of cinders, so that it will do 1500% of weapon damage over 3 seconds. On the surface it might seem like a lot, but a lot of other skills look good, but turn out sucky. So is this the case with Trail of cinders?
The auction house was improved, elite packs got easier, loot got buffed, classes got buffed and most importantly: paragon levels were introduced!
The 100 paragon levels make sure, that even if your loot sucks at the end of a farming run, you will still have gained quite a bit of paragon XP, so you still have something to show for your time. But how do you level paragon levels fast? Continue reading «Diablo 3 paragon leveling guide»