I eventually learn what the curse looked like above my head. Whenever I saw that graphic I immediately portaled home. The main reason why I did this was that my companion suffered all buffs and debuffs. So if I was cursed my companion would die in almost 2 seconds flat. I used the act 2 defensive melee companion so he is always going after things whether I liked it or not. Basically, in Nightmare mode I would pop a town portal up every 20 yards when entering Diablos throne room. Some would say that doesnt sound like fun or that it is too tedious. Trust me when I say when you have a level 80 hardcore toon you learn to take every situation as if its your last.
Back to my initial concern. I would like to know if the infamous curse Iron Maiden will be implemented and what does the curse look like graphically. Will it be a graphic on the mob or over your characters head? If so, what play level (norm, nightmare,hell or iinferno) will mobs start using this curse and what mobs in particular.
If any of you played Hardcore mode you understand my paranoia. I just dont want to get a HC toon to level 50 and find out the hard way. Even with knowing if and what the graphic looks like it still will be a challenge because I will have to deal with those mobs anyway. Just good to know before hand because in D2 this curse was the only reason my melee HC toons died.