Diablo® III

Firebird's Finery: Everything we know

Here's what I got so far...

  • Wizard set
  • Torment-only
  • It is not the archon set
  • 7 pc. total
  • Comprised of: offhand, helm, glove, boot, shoulder, chest, pants
  • 2 pc. bonus: 500 int
  • 4 pc. bonus: Meteor revives you on death with 300 second cooldown
  • 6 pc. bonus: Killing enemy with fire = 300% weapon damage explosion over 5 seconds to nearby enemies
  • The set bonuses appear to be very weak compared to the numerous legendary affixes you would have to pass up to complete the set.
  • will add more stuff to the list.

    Screenshots:
    OH looted by Melkor
    http://i.imgur.com/FL7G72C.jpg

    Chest looted by Arhaeus
    http://i.imgur.com/avf45Zq.jpg

    Questions:
    -Does the fire explosion eliminate the slain enemy, making it unrevivable, like disintegrate?
    -Does the 4 pc. bonus prevent HC death?

    Edit: April 15, 2014 a.k.a. tax day.
    Unless some kind of revolutionary info comes out, like them scrapping the garbage set bonuses and replacing them with something actually useful, or the 2 remaining questions get answered, this may be the last update for a while.

    This thread was made waaay back in PTR/beta days so we no longer need people posting screenshots and whatnot. The items are in the game guide complete with the stock stat rolls, here:

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/firebirds-breast
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/firebirds-down
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/firebirds-eye
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/firebirds-pinions
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/firebirds-plume
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/firebirds-talons
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/firebirds-tarsi

    I think Jaetch's mentioned, either in chat or on the forum--can't remember, that the 300% weapon damage explosions stack. That's nice and all but it's still an on-kill mechanic. As with all on-kill mechanics it does nothing vs. strong elites, rift guardians, bosses. Seems kinda silly to stack up 6 set items just to get some pretty explosions while shelving items such as cindercoat, magefist, andy's visage, or even boots with cool utility stats like Illusory or Ice Climbers, hell even Fire Walkers for MOAR FIRES. Those items will directly increase your DPS with fire spells and/or make things run more smoothly in the case of ICs or IBs and they never turn off. Of course, that's my opinion, yours may differ.
    Edited by ChangBooster#1510 on 4/15/2014 1:15 PM PDT
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    It's going to have high int. It's going to have a phoenix logo with fire stuff in a firey thingy ... man CB, do I have to explain everything >.<
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    "Calls forth an EPIC hero that defends the Firebird at all times."

    http://memeful.com/meme/RpL6DvR

    Ahem, for you oldies...

    http://memeful.com/meme/d3Epm5M
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    OK, we've determined it's going to have int, thank you for that, kiza.

    And FL0Maxx apparently thinks that Night Rider is not old enough to appeal to oldies. That's somewhat off topic but I do appreciate the support.

    This isn't the imfamous archon set is it?
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    No, I think that is vyr's arcana.

    I think the 4 piece is a meteor that revives you when you die, and 6 piece procs explosions when you kill things with fire.

    I got this info from melk.
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    Archon set is tentatively named Arcane Wraps set.
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    Okay, added some stuff to the OP. What we really need is a screenshot of a piece of the set.
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    you will never find them all
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    http://i.imgur.com/FL7G72C.jpg

    That source was looted by Melkor. I believe PieHole also found one a while back. That fire bonus damage... I think they meant for that to be "Fire skill bonus," not legacy elemental %.

    I found the chest piece, but I've since salvaged it for a Forgotten Soul (this was before they upped the drop rates and allowed Rift Guardians to drop Forgotten Souls).
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    Edited by Jaetch#1861 on 2/1/2014 2:54 PM PST
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    kiza, you were right! It does have int...added some more info.

    How about that 4 pc. bonus. Do you guys like it or would you rather see something offensive/defensive that is active all the time instead of a free revive?
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    would be fun if they would like add an animation of sort when you completed the whole set with a burning phoenix wing or something or a trail of fire when you run like firewalker

    but knowing blizz...........
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    02/01/2014 02:59 PMPosted by ChangBooster
    kiza, you were right! It does have int...added some more info.

    How about that 4 pc. bonus. Do you guys like it or would you rather see something offensive/defensive that is active all the time instead of a free revive?

    Since it's a Firebird/Phoenix set, the whole reviving thing fits the theme. I like it.
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    Cool looking set.
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    Yes, it does fit with the theme...

    That being said we have a passive that as far as I know does the same thing with a much lower cool down.
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    The set is pretty cool I suppose. I don't know why they had to make the 4 piece so cool. It entices death. The 6 set sort of makes me think you can ignite a whole field of enemies on fire. Fire damage spreads fire damage and all that.
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    I feel like the 4 pc. will revive you, i.e. you still die, lose durability, are taken out of the action for a couple seconds whereas UA prevents death. That how I read it anyway...anyone know for sure?
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    02/01/2014 05:13 PMPosted by ChangBooster
    I feel like the 4 pc. will revive you, i.e. you still die, lose durability, are taken out of the action for a couple seconds whereas UA prevents death. That how I read it anyway...anyone know for sure?


    Do we know for sure? We don't.

    Is it more likely that blizz used an already existing mechanic rather than coding for an entirely new one? I strongly think so.
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    If they think people are going to give up 6 Legendary affixes for that lame !@# 6p bonus, they're sadly mistaken.
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    02/01/2014 05:46 PMPosted by Malakai
    If they think people are going to give up 6 Legendary affixes for that lame !@# 6p bonus, they're sadly mistaken.


    But you actually turn into a flaming phoenix when you die (I guess.)

    Well, our prime set items have always had bad bonuses... what else is new.

    More info:

  • Firebird Feet: Firebird's Tarsi, looks like it goes to 750 primary, still a 4+2 item, no special effects
  • Firebird Source: Phoenix Orb, as above. I haven't seen damage rolls much above 320-350, but that's an improvement over D3V.
  • Arcane Wraps set bonus: (2) +500 int (4) enables all Archon runes
  • Cain's Insight set bonus: (2) +8% attack speed (4) +100% MF, +50% exp
  • The Triumvirate still seems like the BiS source, as it appears that it can roll up to +30% elemental damage.
    Edited by mou#1752 on 2/1/2014 8:22 PM PST
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    We can also assume there will be a set for each elemental damage since we have seen arcane and fire damage sets so far ... Remains to be seen the ice and lightning ones ... : )
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