Diablo® III

Reaper of Souls: Everything We Know.

Welcome to the Diablo 3 Community's Tome of Knowledge on the upcoming expansion:

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls.

Take heed, Nephalem. Within, you shall find the information you seek. Or perhaps, it is you who shall become its next scribe?

Stay a while, and listen!

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Latest Update:

22:50 CEST, 17 SEP
    New Class
    > Alterations and additions based on comments.
    Release Date
    > Added a speculative release date, based on when the AH is being shut down.
    New Monsters
    > Added new sub-types of existing monsters.
    Auction House Removed
    > Added a new section informing people that the Auction Houses will be removed, and when.
    Other Information
    > Added and modified some information.

Planned Updates:

Very Soon
    Adding new tidbits of information from your posts.

Soon
    Complete overhaul of the 'New Artisan' section.

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Special Recognition: To DamienJohn, for exceptional efforts in bringing up-to-date, first rate information to the thread with tireless enthusiasm.
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This post is continuously updated as news come in. Feel free to add things in the posts, with a source, and I'll include it. Remember to be respectful, polite, and on topic!

Note 1: Official RoS Links available at the bottom of the post!
Note 2: With or without the expansion, everyone can still play together, as many of these features will come for free in a patch before the expansion:

    08/21/2013 11:53 AMPosted by Grimiku
    We want to implement a lot of the new systems and features in a pre-expansion patch for free. That should include Paragon 2.0, Loot 2.0, Loot Runs, and Nephalem Trials. For now, you'll need to purchase the expansion to play as the Crusader, explore Act V, unlock the Mystic, and level up to 70. These details may change as development moves along, but we want some of the core gameplay improvements to be available for everyone.


DIABLO 3 - REAPER OF SOULS

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INDEX:

    1. RELEASE DATE
    2. NOTABLE CHARACTERS
    3. STORY
    4. NEW ACT
    5. NEW CLASS
    6. CLASS UPDATES
    7. NEW LEVEL-CAP
    8. NEW MONSTERS
    9. NEW ITEMS
    10. AUCTION HOUSE REMOVED
    11. LOOT 2.0
    12. PARAGON 2.0
    13. NEW ARTISAN
    14. FOLLOWERS
    15. SOCIAL FEATURES
    16. NEW ENDGAME OPTIONS
    17. OTHER INFORMATION
    18. USEFUL LINKS

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1. RELEASE DATE

2014

    SPECULATIVE TIME-FRAME - Q1:

  • The AH will shut down on March 18, probably shortly before the expansion pre-patch.
  • We know the Beta may begin this year, making a spring release plausible.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • We don't know which month.
  • Keep in mind that this is an ETA and can change.
  • This thread will be updated once we know the exact date.
  • The console version of RoS will not release simultaneously with the PC version, but there will be one.
  • The BETA will likely begin later this year.

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2. NOTABLE CHARACTERS

Malthael, the former Archangel of Wisdom

    CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Now the Angel of Death.
  • He is the main antagonist of the expansion.
  • 'Grim Reaper'-like figure. Can drain life and devour souls.
  • Transparent, bone-like angel wings, dark and grim appearance. Wielding sickle-like shotel blades.


Tyrael, the Archangel of Justice

    CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Currently an Aspect of Wisdom.
  • Currently mortal.
  • Wields El'Druin, the Sword of Justice.

    DIABLOWIKI ARTICLES:

  • http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Malthael

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3. STORY

    Malthael wants to end the Eternal Conflict once and for all. Regrettably, he also considers humanity to be part of the world's corruption, and seeks to exterminate us. The end times. The Black Soulstone is meanwhile hidden somewhere on Sanctuary by Tyrael and the Horadrim. But as we see in the opening cinematic, Malthael turns up to butcher most of the party and steal the stone, nearly killing Tyrael in the process. Tyrael attempted to strike the Angel of Death down with El'Druin, the Sword of Justice. But much to his surprise, it did not judge Malthael, indicating that his cause is somehow righteous and just. As such, Malthael has the Prime Evil's soul in his grasp. It is yet unknown what is to become of Leah, Adria, Deckard Cain, and Tyrael. All we do know is that Tyrael puts his faith in the Nephalem to stop Malthael. Our journey begins as the mortal angel sends one of the Horadrim, Lorath Nahr, to find the Nephalem.

    DIABLOWIKI ARTICLES:

  • http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Horadrim
  • http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Soulstone
  • http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Adria
  • http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Leah
  • http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Prime_Evil

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4. NEW ACT

Act V

    KEY ELEMENTS:

  • This act is about as long as Act 2.
  • This act is darker than the other four acts.
  • All Exterior environments are randomly generated, unlike in the other four acts.
  • Seamless transitions between Interior and Exterior areas to create a smooth experience.

    CONFIRMED AREAS:

  • Westmarch, one of the three western kingdoms of Sanctuary; a European medieval setting.
    • Westmarch Overlook.
    • The City of Westmarch.
      • The Wolf Gate.
        • Moldering Waterway.
        • Old Storehouse.
      • Streets of Westmarch.
        • Cathedral Courtyard.
        • Zakarum Cathedral.
      • Survivor's Enclave (CAMP).
      • Mercantile Quarter.
  • The Bloodmarsh, a vile and dangerous swamp outside the city of Westmarch, beneath which Tyrael sought to hide the Black Soulstone.
  • The Pandemonium Fortress, a fortress under angelic rule, located in Pandemonium between worlds.
  • Other, names we don't know the exact locations of.
    • Peddler Alley.
    • Gideon's Court.

    KNOWN QUESTS:

    Orb of Death
  • Objective 1/2 - Destroy the Soul Crucible in Peddler Alley.
  • Objective 2/2 - Destroy the Soul Crucible in Gideon's Court.

    IMAGES (VIEW AT OWN RISK):

  • http://diablo.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/press-11.jpg

    VIDEO INTERVIEWS:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZvBfe3Be3MQ

    DIABLOWIKI ARTICLES:

  • http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Westmarch
  • http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Pandemonium_Fortress

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5. NEW CLASS

Crusader

    LORE:

    In ages past, the Paladins of Zakarum pushed west to spread the faith. This holy crusade culminated in the founding of Westmarch. Meanwhile, an elite force of their order, called the Crusaders, splintered off and travelled east. Now the Crusader is back to purge Westmarch of Malthael's forces. Crusaders are few in numbers, and persist through the ages by taking on apprentices. When a master Crusader perishes, the apprentice takes up his name, shield, role, and sacred charge.

    CHARACTERISTICS:

  • A mid-range class with shields, flails, and heavy armour.
  • Some of its skills can only be used with a shield equipped.
  • While similar to the popular Paladin, the two classes only share two abilities.

    CLASS RESOURCE:

  • Wrath.
  • 100 is normal capacity.

    MAIN STAT:

  • Strength.

    SKILL CATEGORIES:

  • Mouse Skills:
    • Primary.
    • Secondary.
  • Action Bar Skills:
    • Defensive.
    • Utility.
    • Laws.
      • The Crusader's Laws are much like the Paladin's Auras in Diablo 2.
      • They will probably offer player buffs and damage enemies.
    • Conviction.

    KNOWN ACTIVE SKILLS:

    PRIMARY

    • Punish
      > Requires: Shield Equipped.
      > Generates: 5 Wrath.
      Hit your enemy. Your hits increase your sense of combat, which improves your ability to block.

      • Rune 1: Retaliate
        When you block, you do extra damage.
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Slash
      > Costs: 5 Wrath.
      Ignite the air in front of you, damaging all enemies.

      • Rune 1: Long Reach
        Increases the range of Slash.
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Justice
      > Costs: 5 Wrath.
      Throw a hammer of justice at your enemies.

      • Rune 1: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Scourge
      > Generates: 5 Wrath.
      Scourge your enemies, surrounding them in threads of hallowed power. The threads cut and bleed enemies they attach to, and will seek out new enemies to latch onto and punish.

      • Rune 1: Bound Fate
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: Razor's Edge
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!


    SECONDARY


    • Shield Bash
      > Requires: Shield Equipped.
      > Costs: 25 Wrath.
      Blasts enemies in front of you.

      • Rune 1: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Fist of the Heavens
      > Costs: 25 Wrath.
      Call a bolt from the sky damaging enemies in the area.

      • Rune 1: Well of Retribution
        Create a well of holy lightning at the target location that will electrocute nearby enemies.
      • Rune 2: Tempest of the Heavens
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: Lightning Rod
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: Reverberation
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Blessed Hammer
      > Costs: 10 Wrath.
      Summons a sacred hammer that revolves around you, damaging enemies.

      • Rune 1: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Blessed Shield
      > Costs: 25 Wrath.
      Hurl a celestial shield through the air, smashing it into enemies and ricocheting it between them.

      • Rune 1: Staggering Shield
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Sweep Attack
      > Costs: 25 Wrath.
      Spread a mystical plague in the air in a large arc, dealing heavy damage on enemies in front of you. (Rough Translation.)

      • Rune 1: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!


    DEFENSIVE


    • Shield Glare
      > Requires: Shield Equipped.
      > Cooldown: 20 seconds.
      Temporarily blind enemies in front of you with your shield.

      • Rune 1: Emblazoned Shield
        Blinded enemies sometimes explode when on low health.
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Judgment
      > Cooldown: 20 seconds.
      Roots enemies to the ground for 4 seconds.

      • Rune 1: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!


    UTILITY


    • Consecration
      > Cooldown: 20 seconds.
      Consecrate the ground around you. You and your allies heal while standing on the consecrated ground.

      • Rune 1: Shattered Ground
        The enemies within the area of effect now also take damage.
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Provoke
      > Cooldown: 20 seconds.
      > Generates: 50 Wrath.
      Taunts the enemy to attack you for 5 seconds.

      • Rune 1: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!


    LAWS


    • Laws of Justice
      > Requires: Shield Equipped.
      > Cooldown: 30 seconds.
      Active: Increases armour for the Crusader and his allies, while Laws of Justice are active.
      Passive: When you block an attack, you and your allies take less damage for a short duration.

      • Rune 1: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Laws of Valor
      > Cooldown: 30 seconds.
      Active: Increases the damage of the Crusader and his allies, while Laws of Valor is active.
      Passive: When you critically hit, you and your allies do more damage for a short duration.

      • Rune 1: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Laws of Fate
      > Cooldown: 30 seconds.
      Active: Increases the speed of the Crusader and his allies, while Laws of Fate is active.
      Passive: When you dodge, you and your allies run faster for a short duration.

      • Rune 1: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Laws of [UNKNOWN]
      > Cooldown: 30 seconds.
      Active: This skill remains a mystery!
      Passive: This skill remains a mystery!

      • Rune 1: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!


    CONVICTION


    • Falling Sword
      > Cooldown: 15 seconds.
      > Costs: 25 Wrath.
      The Crusader is launched in the air to deliver a devastating downward strike on his enemies.

      • Rune 1: Part the Clouds
        You build a storm of lightning as you fall which covers the area you land on, causing lightning strikes to attack enemies under the storm.
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!

    • Heaven's Fury
      > Costs: 40 Wrath.
      Creates an area of holy power that burns and damages enemies.

      • Rune 1: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 2: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 3: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 4: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!
      • Rune 5: UNKNOWN
        This rune remains a mystery!


      KNOWN PASSIVE SKILLS:

    • Indestructible
      You gain 1% armor for every 5% life that you lose.
    • Finery
      Gain 34 All Resist for each gem of different color on your gear, if you have five different gems you'll gain another 34 All Resist.
    • Wrathful
      Wrath regeneration increased by 5% for 3 seconds after a block.
    • Heavenly Strength
      Enable the crusader to hold a 2-handed weapon in main hand, but only if you have a Crusader shield in the other, in addition you lose 10% movement speed.
    • Long Arm of the Law
      This skill remains a mystery!
    • Wrecking Ball
      This skill remains a mystery!
    • Holy Cause
      10% more Holy damage on weapon. Also proc coefficient increased by 10% on Holy weapons.
    • Stand Your Ground
      Increase block chance by 5%, reduce dodge chance by/to X%.
    • Against All Odds
      When surrounded by 4 or more enemies within 15 yards, you gain 10% Crit Chance for 5 seconds.
    • Vigilant
      Increases the regeneration of life (42 in the case of the level 32 in the demo). Increases the regeneration of total life (3%). Reduces all non-physical damage received (-2%).


      IMAGES (VIEW AT OWN RISK):

    • http://diablo.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/press-02.jpg
    • http://diablo.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/press-03.jpg
    • http://diablo.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/press-08.jpg
    • http://diablo.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/press-11.jpg
    • http://diablo.incgamers.com/gallery/data/688/medium/teaser06.jpg


      GAMEPLAY VIDEOS:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PsgUzcAAuUQ


      VIDEO INTERVIEWS:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=e6hy3m_exuA


      DIABLOWIKI ARTICLES:

    • http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Crusader

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6. CLASS UPDATES

    SKILL CHANGES:

  • The currently least-used skills will receive a boost in the pre-expansion patch to make them more interesting choices.

    STAT CHANGES:

  • Toughness - A new stat in the character screen which seems to represent your effective eHP.
  • Run Speed - The cap for this stat might be increased, but it hasn't been confirmed.
  • Item Damage Increase - When comparing two items to see how your damage will improve, the increase is now shown as a percentage number instead of raw damage.

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7. NEW LEVEL-CAP

Level 70

    CONFIRMED ADDITIONS:

  • More skills for all classes.
  • More runes for all classes.
  • More passive skills for all classes.

    CONFIRMED CHANGES:

  • Nephalem's Valor now stacks from at least level 30. At least in the Gamescom demo, but this could have been tweaked specifically for the demo and should not be seen as confirmed yet.

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8. NEW MONSTERS

    NEW MONSTER TYPES:

  • Seraph.
  • Summoner of the Dead.
  • Executioner.
  • Death Maiden.

    ADDED TO EXISTING MONSTER TYPES:

    Wraith:
  • Lesser Soul Seeker.
  • Shadow of Death.
  • Skeleton:
  • Summoned Soldier.
  • Summoned Shield Guard.
  • Summoned Archer.
  • Lamprey:
  • Sewer Serpent.
  • Revenant Humans:
  • Revenant Soldier.
  • Revenant ShieldGuard.

    NEW ELITE AFFIXES:

  • Crossfire - Allows elites to drop lines of fire on the battlefield.

    VIDEO INTERVIEWS:

  • http://www.gamona.de/videos/diablo-3-reaper-of-souls,gamescom-interview-mit-josh-mosqueira-und-christian-lichtner:video,2318264.html
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDbkpjSC8vU
  • http://www.gamona.de/videos/diablo-3-reaper-of-souls,gamescom-interview-mit-josh-mosqueira-und-christian-lichtner:video,2318264.html

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9. NEW ITEMS

    NEW ITEM LEVEL:

  • ilvl 70 - This is the new max level for items.

    NEW WEAPON TYPES:

  • Flail - One-hand Weapon (Crusader Only).
    • Can roll at least one socket.
    • Has 1.40 Attacks Per Second.
  • Crusader Shields - Off-hand Shield (Crusader Only).
    • This type of shield is different from normal shields.
    • Normal shields will still exist in the game.

    NEW ARMOR TIERS:

  • Not 100% confirmed, but is hinted - Will update this section once we know them.

    NEW GEMS:

  • Diamond.
    • Weapon - Increases Damage Against Elites By X%.
    • Helmet - Reduces Cooldown of All Skills by X%.
    • Other - +X Resistance to All Elements.

    NEW LEGENDARY ITEMS:

  • Jawbreaker - Fist Weapon.
  • God Butcher - Flail.
  • Serpent's Sparker - Wand.
  • These are known so far - There will be many more new Legendaries.

    CHANGED LEGENDARY ITEMS:

    All Legendary items are scheduled for a re-design so that they each have a unique purpose for specific builds.

    IMAGES (VIEW AT OWN RISK):

  • http://bbs.d.163.com/data/attachment/forum/201308/24/194341u91du8u5b81c5ybo.jpg.thumb.jpg
  • http://diablo3.judgehype.com/screenshots/gamescom2013/conference/28.jpg
  • http://i.imgur.com/oEQHyc6.png
  • http://s14.directupload.net/images/130821/dzop83qu.jpg
  • http://www.joystiq.com/screenshots/diablo-3-reaper-of-souls/848510/#!slide=848514


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10. AUCTION HOUSE REMOVED

    NO MORE AUCTION HOUSE:
  • It has been officially confirmed that the Gold Money and Real Money Auction Houses will be removed from the game on March 18, 2014.
    • BLIZZARD LINK:

    • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/10974978/


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    11. LOOT 2.0

      'SMART DROPS':

    • Items drop less frequently.
    • When they do, they have a real purpose instead of being screen-clutter.
    • Rare (yellow) and Legendary (orange) items can roll as a 'Smart Drop'.
    • Smart Drop rolls mean that their stats are adjusted for the class your are currently playing.

      BOSS LOOT:

    • The first time you kill a boss, it will drop a guaranteed Legendary item.

      CRAFTING REAGENTS:

    • Common (white) items will now be used as a Mystic crafting reagent.

      TRANSMOGRIFICATION APPEARANCE:

    • Magical (blue) and Rare (yellow) items will now be used for transmogrification looks.

      OTHER:

    • More meaningful legendary drops.
    • Legendaries will be build-changers.
    • Legendaries will drop across all difficulty-levels, with appropriate ilvls.
    • Many looted items will be exclusively Bind on Account.
    • More emphasis on obtaining powerful loot, and less on getting them from the Auction House.
    • Legendary light beams may now contain sparks of light of varying density to let you know of its rarity and potency before even picking it up.
    • The amount of stars now found on an item's information display may indicate its potential with the Mystic Artisan.

      VIDEO INTERVIEWS:

    • http://au.gamespot.com/events/gamescom-2013/loot-20-diablo-iii-reaper-of-souls-6413370/

      IMAGES (VIEW AT OWN RISK):

    • http://diablo.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/arreat_d3_ros_pk_15.jpg

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    12. PARAGON 2.0

      ACCOUNT-WIDE:

    • Paragon Levels are now account-wide, so whichever character you play, you will work towards the same Paragon Level.
    • Paragon Experience can only be earned with level 70 characters.
    • All Paragon Experience you have earned so far in Diablo 3 will be saved and converted into your Account Paragon Level when the changes occur. So you won't lose any of your hard work. The more you play now, the better prepared you will be in the expansion.
    • Presumably, each Account Paragon Level gives you one Paragon Point to spend. (Unconfirmed).

      UNLIMITED PARAGON LEVELS:

    • There is no longer a level cap on Paragon Levels, meaning you will always earn new experience as you hunt for loot.
    • At some point, however, experience gain is likely to get so slow, you will progress very slowly. But you will always progress.

      PARAGON POINTS:

    • Account Paragon Levels will award Paragon Points.
    • Paragon Points can be invested into the different character stats, allowing you to tweak your characters' strengths and weaknesses.
    • Paragon Points that you've earned are accessible to all your characters.
    • They can be reset and re-distributed in case you want to try different builds or make up for a lacking stat on a character.
    • All Paragon Points are spent individually by each character, so you can focus on the needs of each specific character.
    • You can place up to 50 Paragon Points in either of the available stats.
    • The bonus you get from each type of stats is balanced to make sure nothing gets overpowered, for instance: a Paragon Point placed in Dexterity gives you 5 effective Dexterity points in-game, whereas a Paragon Point placed in Attack Speed will only give you 0.20% extra attack speed in-game.
    • Because levelling will get really slow past a certain point, due to the sheer amount of experience needed to level up at that stage, it is unlikely that you will be able to fill all of these character stats with Paragon Points. This means meaningful choices for you.
    • At the moment, there are no costs associated with resetting and re-distributing these Paragon Points.

      KNOWN PARAGON POINT STATS:

    • Core.
      • Intelligence +5 [0/50].
      • Strength +5 [0/50].
      • Dexterity +5 [0/50].
      • Vitality +5 [0/50].
    • Attack.
      • Crit Chance +0.2% [0/50].
      • Crit Damage +1% [0/50].
      • Attack Speed +0.2% [0/50].
      • Cooldown Reduction +0.2% [0/50].
    • Defense.
      • Health % [0/50].
      • Resist All [0/50].
      • Armor [0/50].
      • Dodge % [0/50].
      • Block Chance % [0/50].
    • Utility.
      • Movement Speed [0/50].
      • Gold Pick-up Radius [0/50].

      PARAGON LEVEL CALCULATION (VIEW AT OWN RISK):

    • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmzO6xRID7bYdHkwbGFNOXFqMGtQX3dSUTZGZUdoWFE#gid=0

      IMAGES (VIEW AT OWN RISK):

    • http://bbs.d.163.com/data/attachment/forum/201308/24/1957266azn56lqfbd5agtl.jpg.thumb.jpg
    • http://diablo3.judgehype.com/screenshots/gamescom2013/conference/29.jpg

      TWEETS:

    • https://twitter.com/Lylirra/status/373897341935165440

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    13. NEW ARTISAN

    Mystic

      CONFIRMED SERVICES:

    • Transmogrification.
      • Changes the appearance of an item of your choosing.
      • Unlock new looks by giving Magical items to the Mystic.
    • Enchanting.
      • Re-rolls one affix of your choosing on a Legendary or Rare items
      • This process makes item BoA.
      • Possibly requires Common items as reagents.
      • The stat you've chosen to re-roll will do so based on your current level. Example: If the item is ilvl 63, and you are level 70, the new stat will be appropriate for level 70.
      • Enchanting costs (gold and materials) will scale.

      EXISTING ARTISANS:

    • Will receive new plans and designs.

      IMAGES (VIEW AT OWN RISK):

    • http://i1.2pcdn.com/node14/image/article/201308/21/20130821064032a0dk4ulztyvumuce.jpg

      TWEETS:

    • https://twitter.com/Lylirra/status/372755903172587520

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    14. FOLLOWERS

      SIDE-QUESTS:

    • Act V will have interesting side-quests for your followers, allowing you to get to know more about them.
    • We'll get to meet the Scoundrel's brother, for instance.

      OTHER INFORMATION:

    • There won't be any new followers in the expansion.

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    15. SOCIAL FEATURES

      GENERAL INFORMATION:

    • There will be new and improved social features in the expansion, which are yet to be unveiled.

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    16. NEW ENDGAME OPTIONS

      MODES OF PLAY:

    • Adventure:
        • Loot Runs.
          • This is a new feature with completely randomized 5-15 minute dungeons, forcing you to re-think strategies. Everything from weather to monsters will be completely random.
        • Bounties.
          • This feature is still a mystery.
        • Exploration.
          • This feature is still a mystery.
    • Normal:
        • Act 1-5.
          • There is presumably a mode for the normal type of play, and I'll specify is like this for now.

      WORLD CONTENT:

    • Nephalem Trials:
      • Portals appearing randomly in the world, left by other Nephalem as a way to challenge themselves.
      • Challenge-based encounters.
      • Waves of enemies, increasingly difficult.
      • A number of Resplendent Chests as reward for a good performance.

      VIDEO INTERVIEWS:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8r9n08yJDM

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    17. OTHER INFORMATION

      OTHER NEW CONTENT:

    • Larger Stash.
    • Possibly a new Secret Level (akin to the Secret Cow Level and Whimsyshire).
    • More Character slots (unknown how many).
    • Difficulty Levels (Normal, Nightmare, Hell, Inferno) and Monster Power (1-10) are likely to receive an update in some form.

      DESIGN FOCUS:

    • More endgame variety.
    • Improved loot.
    • Better character customization.
    • A darker game; assets, story, and so on are all more Gothic and grim.

      CONFIRMED NOT TO BE IN THE EXPANSION:

    • There are no classes beyond the Crusader planned for this expansion.
    • Act V is the only new act in this expansion.
    • Transitioning between Acts will remain the same.
    • PvP still discussed, but nothing solid for now.
    • 4 Players remains the max amount of a game.
    • The always online-requirement will remain.

      FIXES:

    • Transitions between external and internal locations are now seamless.

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    18. USEFUL LINKS

    Official RoS Links:

      Gameplay Videos:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGp5dkJdi0w

      Cinematic Videos:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb7QJwQ58T0

      Reaper of Souls Website:
    • http://us.battle.net/d3/en/reaper-of-souls/


    Unofficial RoS Coverage:

      Eurogamer (Live Text):
    • http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-08-21-live-blizzard-gamescom-conference

      incgamers (General Announcement Coverage):
    • http://diablo.incgamers.com/blog/comments/diablo-iii-expansion-reaper-of-souls-confirmed

      Diablo3xNews (Full Announcement Presentation in HD):
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oHiQTxOvoXM

      PlayersCutTV Yes / No Interview with Josh Mosqueira:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaP6aWGzWp0

      Curse Entertainment Interview with Kevin Martens and Christian Lichtner:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEuPeRb--Ck

      GameStar Interview with Josh Mosqueira:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJqfW59s628


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Thanks to everyone who contribute information in their posts! Much obliged.
Edited by Cyberbard#2464 on 10/2/2013 3:23 AM PDT
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its a joke??
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No. It's not a joke. It's the truth
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yeah yeah yeah!!! fck yeah!!

http://diablo.incgamers.com/blog/comments/diablo-3-expansion-reaper-of-souls-confirmed
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Text stream here:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-08-21-live-blizzard-gamescom-conference
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08/21/2013 02:53 AMPosted by Fumbari
Basically same game with more !@#$load. No pvp?


Lol, calm down, these are barely the first bits of information.

The OP is not complete expansion description :)
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Confirmed, no joke. This is live as we speak.
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Loot drops less, but the drops are better and more meaningful.


You'll get Smart Drops - every time one drops, there's a chance its stats are tweaked to suit the character you're playing.
Edited by Darlynn#1750 on 8/21/2013 3:00 AM PDT
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Screenshot of evil Maltheal

http://images.scribblelive.com/2013/8/21/452ebd7b-729e-4064-ac28-f537fb580abf_400.jpg


And screen shot of the new class Crusader.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/621757_10152168511369478_1749185200_o.jpg
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I want to know the stats on God Butcher!
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Text stream here:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-08-21-live-blizzard-gamescom-conference
Everyone on right now needs to be seeing this here.
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What so loot 2.0 only on X-pack ? if yes i sell my account good by bl;izard
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08/21/2013 03:03 AMPosted by STING
What so loot 2.0 only on X-pack ? if yes i sell my account good by bl;izard


Did you think they'd give you anything meaningful free? lol... funny stuff
on a side note, they claim a darker game, wonder if I'll still have to use DarkD3. hmmmm
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http://s14.directupload.net/images/130821/dzop83qu.jpg

New legendary.
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No PARAGON cap, OMG!!!
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Waiting for Necromancer
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youtube time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb7QJwQ58T0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGp5dkJdi0w

videos are out!!!
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