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2h Contribute 1 tip for staying alive in HC [only 1 tip per person] - Never use a wireless mouse / keyboardAltonZ1067 2h
Aug 20 2.0 Patch Q&A for Hardcore Players I see the same questions being asked over and over again in-game, now that the long-awaited 2.0 patch has landed. In the interest of trying to help a few folks, and maybe anticipating some questions they might have down the line, here is my 2.0 Patch Q&A for hardcore players. Probably the question I have been asked the most is... 1. What difficulty level should I start out in? If you're at level 60 and a current, active player with decent gear, you can probably handle Torment-1, but don't start out there! First of all, every single class' skills have gone through very significant revisions, and if you go running off headlong into anything higher than Normal difficulty without pausing first to review your skills and see if they still do what you expect them to do, you could be risking your hero's life. All of the patch notes, and most importantly, all of the class and skill changes can be found here: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/12671560/patch-201-now-live-2-25-2014 Please take a moment to read through the changes for the class(es) you play and see what the devs have done to your former WOTB WW barb or 100% uptime Archon Wizard. Barbarian changes: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/12671560/patch-201-now-live-2-25-2014##Barbarian Demon Hunter changes: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/12671560/patch-201-now-live-2-25-2014##DemonHunter Monk changes: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/12671560/patch-201-now-live-2-25-2014##Monk Witch Doctor changes: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/12671560/patch-201-now-live-2-25-2014##WitchDoctor Wizard changes: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/12671560/patch-201-now-live-2-25-2014##Wizard Once you think you've got yourself settled into a decent skills-build, don't forget to spend your Paragon points! Then, start out in a moderate level, Expert or Master, and make sure you're good to go before risking Torment. Elemental damage really hurts now in higher difficulties, so make sure you have your all-res in a good place. 2. So, what about these account-shared Paragon points? You can hit P from inside a game to access the Paragon interface. You can spend the same points over again into each character you have in hardcore. Here is Blizzard's page with all the Paragon information: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/13020718/ 2a. If I die in hardcore, will I lose paragon levels? You will never lose paragon in hardcore, even if you die and then delete the dead character. The paragon you earn is yours to keep, no matter what. 3. I lost a whole bunch of achievements, and I'm earning achievements again for things I've already done a long time ago. Is the achievement system broken, or what? Actually, it's not. Blizz did remove a lot of achievements because they became outdated with patch 2.0. For example, some of them referenced Nightmare, Hell, or Inferno boss kills. Others referred to crafting materials that have been removed. You still have all of these achievements (even though you lost the points) in your Achievement log (F9 key in-game.) You'll find a new section in the Feats of Strength category with drop-down lists noting all of your previously-earned deeds. The reason you seem to be earning the same ones over again that you had before is because now there is a version of, say, "kill Azmodan on Master difficulty or higher", plus all the variations of the Azmodan achievements such as avoiding his blood pools, taking out the summoning constructs before any minions spawn, et al. So yes, in a way, you are earning the same achievements again, but on Master or higher rather than Hell level or higher. :) 4. Speaking of achievements, I'm in a clan and getting absolutely spammed by achievement messages in my clan channel. Is there any way to turn them off? There are two places where you can turn off (or on) achievement notices for friends and clan-mates. For friends, from in-game, hit ESC > Options > Social and uncheck the "Friend Earns an Achievement" box to turn them off. For clan-mates, go to your clan page (type N in-game) and click on the little round gear-like object on the right-hand side (the tool-tip if you point to it says "News Filters".) Click on the Achievements box to remove the check-mark there, and that will turn off the clan-mate notices. 5. How do I join a clan? There's a button located in the lower right-hand corner of the character selection screen (or you can hit Shift-O from almost anywhere in-game) to bring up the Clans & Communities social interface. Blizz has a nice explanation for all of this here: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/12891941/ (Continued below)Galx74 Aug 20
Aug 20 Hardcore FAQ Please Read Hardcore FAQ === How do I make a hardcore character? To unlock the option of making a hardcore character you have to play a softcore(regular) character up to level 10. Once you get to level 10, go back to character creation and create a new character and remember to click the "Hardcore" button under the gender options. (Thanks to Sky for this one) === What are the differences between hardcore and regular(aka: softcore) Diablo 3? The ONLY differences are: -Hardcore achievements -No real money auction house -Different community -If you die, you..... Lose access to your Character Lose all equipped items Lose all items in inventory Lose all items your followers have equipped If it's not listed above it's the same as softcore === I didn't read what was underlined above so I'm curious; do I lose my achievements, stash, my gold, or my artisan progression? No, you lose none of those things. They all persist even if your hardcore hero dies. === Can I share items, gold, artisans, stash between hardcore and softcore heroes? No, nothing is shared between the two game modes ever. You don't use the same auction house and you can't play with other heroes of a different mode. Two Hardcore heroes can play together and share items as long as they are both hardcore though. === My character died but it's not my fault, can I get my character back or at least cry on the forums? No and No. Even if it's lag, a stealth nerf, a blizzard employee comes to your house and covers your eyes, or a bug or glitch kills you at level 59..... You will not get that character back and you can not cry on the forums. You must suck it up because all those things are part of hardcore play. Accept it or don't play it. === How can I have two skills of the same slot loaded at the same time? What you are referring to is called elective mode. It allows you to mix and match ANY skills in any spot. It is not on by default to prevent new players from making simple mistakes in skill choice (like not choosing a signature on a beginning wizard). Elective Mode is enabled by going into options while in game, choosing the game play section, the checking the box next to elective mode. === Is there any way to loot a fallen party member like in Diablo 2? No this is not possible in Diablo 3 all inventory items are effectively lost when you die, however you could *try to throw as many items out of your inventory onto the ground as your hero is in the process of being beaten to death..... Let me know how that works out. === Is there a way to quickly exit the game before I die? No. Unlike Diablo 2 you can not quickly exit the game before that killing blow is dealt. Clicking "exit game" starts a ten second timer after that 10 seconds you will be logged out. The only exception is that there is no log out timer while doing so from the safety of a town. === Do my dead heroes take up my limited number of character slots? They don't have to. Any time after they are dead you can select the option to "Archive" the fallen hero. This will put them into their own list where you can view them at any time. Heroes on the archive list will not count towards your account's 10 character limit. === How can I talk to other hardcore players while in game? You can join the Hardcore Public Chat Channel by clicking the little gear above the chat window -> Click public chat -> Hardcore. If you change to party chat with "/p" you can get back to hardcore with "/c". Also "/?" Gives a list of chat commands. Please ask any other questions in this thread and we will answer them here. These FAQ will be updated as questions are asked. Thanks for reading, eMLiquid Stay Safe and Honor the fallen!eMLiquid163 Aug 20
Jul 17, 2016 ROS: HC Guide to Success Alright with the fast approaching date for ROS release there are a lot unknowns and questions about what will change, so here is some more information about my knowledge of RoS. Here are the main points I'll talk about and what you can do to prepare yourself for a smoother transition into RoS: 1. Paragon and Difficulty Settings 2. Crafting Mats 3. Crafting Plans 4. Act 5 5. Adventure Mode 6. Mystic 7. Bounties 8. Nephalem Rifts 9. Ubers 1. Difficulty Settings We’ve been almost a month into Patch 2.0.x and by far you should have experienced the new Paragon system and new difficulty settings, if you haven’t done it yet, well I don’t need to tell you that you should do it immediately. There are plenty of topics on the Paragon system, so I’ll keep this more on the difficulty settings. Your journey into RoS will start in the beginning of A5 (if you have Diablo already killed) and the first monster you encounter will be lvl61, which means that everything you know about incoming damage in the current difficulty system. If you can comfortably play Torment 1 at the moment, as you progress into lvl63-64 and up you will find it harder to survive on T1 and monsters will take longer to kill. The game changes quite a bit as you approach 70. From what I can tell when you reach level 67 the monsters turn into level 70. It was like this on beta pretty much during my time there and I can’t tell if it is bug or not, but monsters skip 67,68 and 69 and just jump up to lvl70, while you’re still using sub 60’s gear. Suggestion here is to stay on lower difficulties as the incoming damage is very different than at 60. Once you reach 70, don’t expect to be able to farm Torment 1 right away. My suggestion: Don’t start on higher difficulty settings, incoming damage doesn’t compare to Patch 2.0.x 2. Crafting Mats Developers have decided that once you reach level 60 a new set of crafting materials will be required to craft and enchant level 61 through 70 gear. Here is what those new crafting materials are: Reuasable parts: These are the result of salvaging white items you find at lvl 61+. Arcane Dust: This is the material that comes out of salvaging blue items in stacks 1 to 3 per blue item Veil Crystal: This is the result of salvaging lvl 61+ yellow items and it comes always as a stack of 1. Forgotten soul: This is the result of salvaging lvl 61+ legendary items and also a drops from Rift guardians, but about that a little later. Forgotten souls are used in enchanting legendary items or crafting the new legendary recipes at lvl 70. Mystic eats them for breakfast and you will most likely be hungry for them constantly. Death Breath: This is the analog of Demonic Essence and drops at lvl 61+ elite packs and it’s drop rate is based on the difficulty settings. It’s a crafting mat that is required to enchant and craft almost every item at level 70. All of these crafting mats are used in crafting and enchanting new end game gear at lvl 61+. In my opinion the most used crafting mat besides Forgotten souls is Arcane dust and it was the mat I was always missing for my enchanting and crafting. Old crafting mats can't be converted to the new ones. Suggestion: You should pick up and salvage every item you find on the ground, it will be used. 3. Crafting Plans Crafting plans that you have found now will not automatically upgrade to their level 70 versions. Each of the plans you can craft now has its level 70 version and it will need to be found before you can craft it. They also come with new set bonuses and special legendary affixes for the most part. There are many new recipes that are level 70 exclusive that are not dropping at the moment. In order to craft any of these new items you will need: - White version of the item you crafting – example Cain’s helm will require lvl 70 white helm - Special crafting reagent that drops from rare spawns (purples) or bosses –Cain’s craft requires Maghda’s soul, a crafting reagent that has a chance to drop from Maghda. My experience shows that difficulty doesn’t reflect on the drop rate and it’s very low. - High level gem and/or decent amount of gold and crafting mats (Veil Crystals, Arcane Dust and/or Reusable parts) – example with Cain is that it requires highest possible gem in the game, which is Flawless Royal and costs about 9.8mil to craft (as of last beta patch). There are 48 new crafting reagents as far as I could tell and there is already a list of locations and monsters that drop them. Once RoS is released and confirmed nothing has changed, I’m sure that topic will be bumped.silentkiller85 Jul 17, 2016
2h HC hero rebirth / recover items **Edit: it seems like the best plan is to combine the below ideas into one idea -earn a 'rebirth' ability once you hit paragon levels -upon death, an automatic and random occurrence takes place, returning 6-8 items to player stash -these items are sent directly to the dead players stash, thereby circumventing pk's.. -you must pay to repair the items at 10% cost per usual. Idea: a) HC heroes should earn 'rebirth' ability as follows: -once you hit level 60 (70) and then recurrent every *5 levels; can have no more than 1 available. -can use to revive fallen hero; if used, lose *5 levels of progress and cannot regain/use again until those levels are regained and you acquire new instance of 'rebirth'. -exists on this continuum, progressively. -for those disconnect/bad days... and/or b) Ally in same game can recover gears from fallen hero as follows: -an ally will approach the deceased and click to 'recover'. -at this point the now deceased will be able to select 6-8 of the 13 items (13 slots for gear, i think) and recover those items; or this will be randomized. -those items will be immediately sent to a new stash tab, specific for these items -once taken from stash, the tab is locked/gone. -if the stash tab is full, recovery cannot occur. please leave thoughts so blues can see agree/disagree is fine, be respectful please.InkEyes33 2h
14h Dungeons D3 would be fine to see something new in D3 dungeons for example, where the enemies are respawned when you leave a dungeon, or something where you have to do directly steps to finish a dungeon.(make it more hard for that people they are bored of Torment 13) and reward drops from the boss at the end of the dungeon. (some new items that make you higher something that has value to farm it out longer and getting progress) Or enemies has immune status like in D2 so players have to change builds. collecting more gears and change it when they need it. just get more progress, new items, location to farm insted of running all day same rifts and just changing level difficult.Kn0ckout0 14h
1d Why play hardcore? So my friend had asked me why I played hardcore, and it took me awhile to come up with what I thought a good answer was. In the end I decided, why play a game where you can't lose. In softcore mode there is no fear or thrill because I know I can just respawn and try again but in hardcore every move counts and death means starting all over and challenges you to get better which I love. So tell me fellow hardcore players why is it you chose to HC mode?Uriell47 1d
1d Be aware! Windows Updates again. Subject line pretty much sums it up. I wonder if at least some of last nights lag deaths were because of this.CuC2 1d
1d Staying paused through disconnects Today I was playing my hardcore barbarian. I was casually 1-hitting white enemies on mp10, no troubles in the world because I had been playing safe the whole time. I noticed the game start to lag so I paused it. About 20 seconds later I get disconnected from the game, but my character is seemingly fine in my character list. Another 10 seconds or so pass and I get disconnected from my account. I log back in and my character is dead. I understand how hardcore is a game mode where unforeseen circumstances outside of the game can and will end with your characters being killed, and there's nothing you can do about it. That being said, the game is able to be paused to make your life easier, and I'd really like to see a patch that fixes the issue of computer crashes and internet drop-outs ending characters. In the 50+ hours it takes to get a hardcore hero to 60, at any point in that time your computer/internet/power has to fail but one time. If it does, then it's likely to be repeated the second play through. Long story short, would it be possible for Blizzard to add in a patch where the game automatically pauses and is able to be resumed when the connection between the client and server is broken? I see no reason for people with the money to afford flawless internet and computers and personal power generators should be given such a huge advantage in hardcore. This would in no way undermine the achievements of any players who don't get crashes/disconnects/power outs, because they obviously didn't have to deal with these issues if they are successful in hardcore. I see the only disadvantage of this to be the effort on Blizzard's part.MiTHMoN26 1d
2d Claiming Haedrig's Gifts I don't know if there is anything that can be done about this, but I think that it should be changed if it can. I am aware and understand that you can only claim one Haedrig's gift set. I completed the first 4 chapters of the season journey on the softcore side, and thought that I would be able to claim the Haedrig's Gift sets on HC. Is that something that is even possible? If it is, I would like to be able to claim them since I already completed the objectives on softcore. Even though I will never claim them, I don't have the opportunity to get them on HC now.ShadeSlayer5 2d
2d A toon with 3 Useable Primals My BamBam Barb has found 3 useable Primals. I usually find No useable Primals or maybe one. Have you built a toon with many useable Primals? How many and which toon? Note: The three primal I found weren't perfect rolls, except for one. But I am using them anyway! LOL (For example, no AR on the Chest Piece)GondorNative2 2d
3d So you think you're a Guardian? (S16) Also known as... So you think you have Armory? So you think you can rank Top 100? Journey: Guardian (Season 16) Class: Barbarian (Hardcore) Build: Whirlwind Paragon: 762 Tier: Greater Rift 89 Solo Rank: 99 Skills... Battle Rage (Bloodshed) Whirlwind (Blood Funnel) Ignore Pain (Bravado) Overpower (Crushing Advance) Threatening Shout (Demoralize) Wrath of the Berserker (Striding Giant) Passives... Ruthless Nerves of Steel Superstition Relentless Boon of Bul-Kathos Kanai's Cube... The Furnace Hexing Pants of Mr. Yan Skull Grasp Gear... Wrath of the Wastes (6) - Wearing 5 set items because of Seasonal event. Mantle of Channeling Pride of Cassius (6 seconds) Convention of Elements Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac Nemesis Bracers Hellfire Amulet Bul-Kathos's Oath (2) Gems... Pain Enhancer (Rank 70) Gogok of Swiftness (Rank 25) Bane of the Stricken (Rank 25) Notes: The last thing we did for journey was level up three gems to Rank 70. Swap Relentless for Rampage to run GR80s. Swap Striding Giant for Insanity to run GR70s (Primal). Aim for 57.91% Cooldown Reduction to Skills. This includes Diamond in Helm. Status Importance... 1. Cooldown Reduction 2. Critical Hit Chance 3. Strength 4. Vitality 5. Resistance 6. Critical Hit Damage 7. Whirlwind Damage 8. Physical Damage 9. Area Damage 10. Attack Speed Other notes: Sometimes lurking around in the Community Channels. Good luck to everyone!Sherwin7 3d
4d I love hardcore play because... It adds an element of risk. You can screw up and if you do screw up you can die and if you die you lose everything you're wearing. Basic concept we're all familiar with. What I absolutely hate is when you work so hard on a character and then the game kicks you in the middle of a run and you have to watch yourself die in clan chat from the character select screen. If I die because of my own hubris, fine. This just gets me though. Done for this season, done playing wow. We'll see if Blizzard can extract itself from the clutches of it's abusive owner and then perhaps they'll do something worth loving again. That's all from me.Bivren0 4d
6d Is there a console cheat? Just saw a video claiming you can cheat hc death while on console. Not sure if it was a troll but it looked legit. If real Blizz needs to fix or hc is broken.EVISR8R10 6d
6d Ps4 HC PL please Ps4 need HC PL please! Gamertag... Hatecrime79RomeyMFrome0 6d
6d SWITCH Hardcore SWITCH Hardcore friends needed. Currently have a torment 6+ crusader. Add me, or add your gamer tag below! SW-8102-7016-4538FlynnHunter1 6d
6d Same connection, high ms for one person? Hey My brother just rip'd in a GR 110 due to 1k ms.. What I am wondering is what is causing this since we both share the same internet connection and I had no ms lag.. Anyone knows something?Ormus1 6d
Feb 12 Hardcore Rewards Are Hardcore Season Journey Rewards obtained even after completing with a seasonal account thats not hardcore? If it's possible to receive the rewards on a hardcore after claiming it on a normal seasonal acc how should i go about getting it on my hardcore? if it isnt possible i think blizzard should make it possible seeing that hardcore accounts are different since they do not share a bank with normal seasonal accounts making them its own category.Buffalo3 Feb 12
Feb 11 Crusader Death (Eridani) - 130 hours and i totally believe that's not a lot of hours for most of you veterans here, but the sting is real. i haven't looted any primals, haven't completed a whole set yet, but got to bank a few greens with this first character. i wasn't drunk, felt good about my AOE build on Greater Rifts, but died to a bounty Urzael. to be more specific, i had killed him, his death announcement was in my message box, but either i was "standing in fire" or on fire at the time, but i died shortly after he did. 130 hours ago, i returned to this game after years away and enjoyed a character that banked legendary and green gear for other alts, and put up a decent start of 220 paragon. my next crusader will be also named "Eridani", because that is our crusader way, from apprentice to master. live and die. brothers.Kwan12 Feb 11
Feb 11 Latency I need to just upload a screenshot when back in home. But... Do you guys even noticed the difference between SC Latency and HC Lateny... Its not about I died or not (Actually not :D atm lucky) But hell the latency difference beats me. SC ~27 ms HC ~57 ms ^^. Like for what ? :D Yes its exactly 30ms difference between, at least for me... Not speaking about new weird client wtf's.. Like on SC, no problem to do 4 man without even fps drop. but HC? ... I had to restart between Grift's ^^ And just after I left my Keys, i was about to test in on SC. and it was gone wth.. Today... 4 man grift... client Restart needed again up^^. SC Nothing. What the.Dryadelder1 Feb 11
Feb 10 Sherwin -Barb question Howdy Sherwin, (any other notorious Barb connoisseur feel free to chip in) I was wondering what's your go to, both skill and gear set up when going for the 2min achievement or speedfarming. Your preferred speed barbarian build you use? (If it's easier for you to set up a snapshot on one of your barbs, we can look at your profile too) Kind Regards,Mfatal2 Feb 10
Feb 9 X box Hc X box HC any here plays there? I just started playing hc on x box and have seen only 1 person :/ Nobody play hc ?Paladin4 Feb 9
Feb 8 advice on Crusader build - currently doing GR level 27's - total cool down reduction 39.28% - critical hit chance 43.60% - area damage 50% (not sure if this is relevant) Leoric's Crown (11.5 % cool down gem with 84% bonus) Bracer of Fury (384% increased Heaven's Fury damage to blinded mobs) Legacy of Nightmares set (with Level 25 Bane of the Powerful and Bane of the Trapped Gems - increase damage against enemies under the effects of control-impairing effects by 22.5%) Pox Faulds (Ancient pants) - nothing notable except for Ancient bonus for LoN The Final Witness (Ancient shield) - reduced cool down of 8% and 360 degree Shield Glare Pauldrons of Akkhan (Ancient shoulder) - nothing notable except for Ancient bonus for LoN Fate of the Fell (mace) - 2 additional Heaven's Fury rays and damaged increased by 433% Cubed powers - reduced cool down of Heaven's Fury by 50% / Oculus Ring 85% damage buff (but don't really enjoy standing in a random area) __________________ thanks in advance for your feedback, i'm a returning player and am interested in how i can improve performance. my GR strategy for this build is just running to mobs, blinding, and casting Heaven's Fury with very little melee activity... the Blinding isn't that critical to the damage output at this GR level so far.Kwan0 Feb 8
Feb 7 New player and advice rant So I am playing Diablo 3. I did some of the campaign on soft core but got kind of bored. I want to try hardcore and I have reasons that are weird. So I like self development and every loss or pain helps be better and stronger as a human being. I know I am going to die a lot in hardcore. I will try my best but also not feel too bad about losing my characters. So what are some good tips for hardcore ? I read a few posts saying that I should have some side gear to catch up to speed. Do paragon points reset after every season ends ? I am excited. Thanks for reading. Love love.Anthony3 Feb 7
Feb 7 LF People to play with HC!! Hi guys, I got first character to 70 with the season set (WD) i realy would like to do some rift runs and such Anyone interested?jeroni3 Feb 7
Feb 6 New to HC, need wizard advice So I'm relatively new at running HC, and after having a number of characters killed off, got a wizard to the point where he can run Torment 10 greater rifts. I'm not sure how to know when I can keep pushing the difficulty up though. I keep hearing that at some point if people touch you at all you die, and I'm not sure I'm prepared enough for that. (I'm on PS4 so can't link, but this is pretty much what I'm doing: https://www.d3planner.com/162363569 ) I'm running that set of rings where you get 100% damage for each ancient legendary. Most of the things I am using (with a few exceptions) because they are the only ancient i have for that slot. Also am using the Gizzard & Esoteric Alteration, both around level 40). Seems like I read this ring set isn't the best, but I've tried the real wizard sets, and don't really like how any of them play except for Tal Rasha's, and I am using that on my SC wizard, so I want to do something different. So for the most part, I'm just using the Deathwish sword with Disintegrate, and Meteor buffed with the 600% meteor boots gets cast automatically with Etched Sigil in the cube. All the other skills I'm using passive boost skills (shield, magic weapon, familiar). So my wizard SEEMS pretty powerful, but I don't know ... it kind of sucks that the only way I can get an upgrade at all is if I get an ancient legendary drop :(Neuro8 Feb 6
Feb 6 Hardcore 3.0 NextGen Ideas Just wanted to capture some thoughts and suggestions Blizzard might want to use for a 3.0 major patch for Diablo 3, specifically, related to Hardcore mode. This is just a basic idea, but if anyone has additional ideas feel free to sound off below. Current Mode Benefits - Specific Hardcore achievements and heightened play style New Mode Benefits: Increased gold and experience, scaled. That is, if you play on Normal (100% exp/gold), you instead get 150%, assuming perhaps a 1.5x increase. This would be scaled, such that, if you play on Expert at 200%, you would instead get 300%. As Torment difficulties go up, so does the benefits as the added risk of dying increases. Additional hero models. You can customize your hero with a variety of unique customizations including, but not limited to, Face, Height, Weight, Hair, Eyes, Skin, etc. Now, while this could easily be used on any game mode with a 3.0 update, it may have more benefit for Hardcore being that if they die, that unique character would appear in the halls. A fun customization feature. Increased Rare/Immortal/Set item drop chance. The simple fact of Hardcore being so extreme should account for you getting a higher chance at better items than standard gameplay. I would argue this should scale based on difficulty, such that, the drop chance would be increased by 1% scaled such as if Standard Normal drop chance for a Rare Sword is 2% for condition xyz, then Hardcore would have this at 3%. Scaled upwards by +1% increase per difficulty, a Torment 1 difficulty would have this at +5% drop rate. Unique set items. Hardcore players also should have the chance to get special unique set loot once they hit Level 70. Another "thank-you" for sticking around with a Hardcore character till then. Special PvP battles whereby a Hardcore hero can fight another Hardcore hero, and only 1 survives. As it stands now, PvP is for anyone, but no deaths are permanent. This would be a special condition only for Hardcore heroes who wish to battle to the death. The victor would, beyond some sort of bragging rights, some sort of unique tracker to identify how many hardcore heroes they've taken out. Thoughts?OmegaWeaponX6 Feb 6
Feb 5 RIP Fury My beloved monk. We had a good run. PC crashed and Fury was killed by a Blazing Ghoul.... a Ghoul that is blazing, ...like a blazing ghoul. Harsh. (Google "Blazing slang" if you're unsure why I'm stuck on it). I don't know what those ghouls are blazing in GR 81 but must be good. It blazed me to straight to the Hall of Fallen Heroes. Had a couple good primals equipped too. No oh Blizzard fix your servers, no Blizzard I'm entitled to a restore my character I'm special and entitled, paying customer yaddiya. None of that. Had good fun on this char. It's gone now and the loss is bitter sweet. We shall remember Fury and move on. We play Hardcore to remember we are but mortal. Primals, ancients, all returns to the grave, to dust and ashes. (Though we get reborn at the mere press of a button) I consider myself lucky this is only the 3 char that died and I've been playing Diablo since it was out.Mfatal10 Feb 5
Feb 5 Season 16 Success or Failure? I personally think it's a success. I mean obviously Blizz never going to add anything super new or valuable to this game so you have to take what you can get. I think the changes are nice and I had fun first like 10 days of season. I got overconfident though and RIP'd twice already lol. Idk... It's my fault for RIPs but I was already getting bored anyways and the rips didn't help. So although I liked the changes I feel like the continued damage creep just make season feel quicker & quicker and I am already done after 2 weeks of play. I usually can manage 3-4 weeks lol. Your thoughts?Dukus2 Feb 5
Feb 5 Help with HC class pick I've already completed all my goals in S16 softcore, and watched a couple YouTube videos of Bludd playing HC so now I'm itching to play HC as well. I want to avoid DH. What are good options/builds to play in HC? I'm thinking WW barb or tal meteor wiz? My only gripe is that the DR from storm armor is a tad finicky. What about lightning archon? Is it strong this season? I'm thinking that the archon stacks make it quite tanky, right? I saw that the rank 1 wiz in HC is rocking a LON meteor set, so maybe that's something to work towards once I complete my vyrs set? Would love some thoughts on this.unhomie1 Feb 5
Feb 4 I've just finished the season HC and solo, P580, no deaths. I thought it would be much harder but I didn't figure in the new buffs properly. Really enjoyable, only procced my passive twice, once stomped by Bloodmaw, the other being too adventurous. Blizz should probably have made the season harder to allow for the buffs, and the previous power creeps too. What to do for the next month and a half? Play my DH in groups I suppose.Scourge7 Feb 4
Feb 4 Need help Xbox hardcore begging! Can anyone help me Xbox hardcore please please please! Tag is Armyready2jump! New after years and just died at 69 with my wizard. Not looking to sit another 7 hours and solo pleaaaseDanteForge0 Feb 4
Feb 3 Died without proccing So I just died without proccing on my DH. Was hitting some elites, and I just without proccing died immediatelly. One moment I was 100% hp, then 0%. So I didnt get the 50% and the 2s smoke screen window, and the red screen also didn't appear. I was just slain. Quick google gave me this: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/d3/topic/14057516120 So after years this is still going on strong. I dont this should be acceptable, and losing all progress is kinda disheartening to say the least. And I did lose a lot. I understand this is HC, but could we fix a bug which is going on for years now according to various reports?flashvoker5 Feb 3
Feb 1 Awareness not working Just died without proc it... It did not proc AT ALL.... This is a VERY BASIC bug and it happens all the time... I am tired of it...hirata5 Feb 1
Jan 31 Returning player Returning for season 16...it's been a while since I played. What is the most efficient way to level up nowadays during seasons?Speranza8 Jan 31
Jan 31 Question about 'Darkening of Tristam' event. Can you play the 'Darkening of Tristam' event in Hardcore mode? and if so, at what level? I'm new to Hardcore, still in Adventure Mode even. So just curious. The red pentagram popped up initially but disappeared when I dropped the difficulty level on my Hardcore character. Is it once-a-day, perhaps? Blizzard keeps changing the rules, so I'm clueless.Marrok5 Jan 31
Jan 27 Hardcore, impossible to play... I just lost my second hardcore hero for error 1016. Impossible to play while this company does not solve its server problems. It's no use coming to ask this or that because it's no use, the problem is yours, and how can not solve it, and easier to blame on a video drive, network, or a problem from my internet provider. It turns out that several friends of my class and who are on my list of friends, have the same problem. While this game continues in this "open beta" it is impossible to play either in Hc or soft. Then do not know why they are losing players, if at least these errors were solved, I would not mind the lack of new content, just let us play, simple.Mazo20 Jan 27
Jan 27 Been Away for Two Years Been Away for Two Years I started cold turkey with a hardcore character on the Asian servers, and it's great to be back. But I can't get the reward for getting all 7 Cultist Papers. I looked it up, and it is supposed to be automatic. What am I doing wrong?Johnsdad2 Jan 27
Jan 26 Need suggestions for items to gamble I'm new to hardcore. Right now I have a 70 Demon Hunter that has a complete Nat set and 2 spare Nat set pieces. (4 pieces are sitting in my stash) I'm in process of getting a gem of ease and leveling it up. I can do Torment 7 with very little risk as I can one shot almost anything as long as my rain bonus is active. I got super lucky and got a Yangs and Dead Man's Legacy already (one was season legendary upgrade, DML was a drop) My build right now is multishot. What should I gamble?Iffy505 Jan 26
Jan 25 Inspect Archived Heroes Hi, Just disc died with my favorite hc hero. Is there a way to archive it and still be able to inspect it ? Or am i forced to waste a slot to do so ? I saw another thread where they claimed of a bug allowing to do so, but it doesnt seem to work for me (I just killed a lev 10 hero to test). Thanks.Nite1 Jan 25
Jan 24 The Real HC Elites look the same as every other monster and a demons aura cannot be seen beyond 20 yards. Items cannot be crafted, nor rare items upgraded, and it costs blood-shards to repair unique items. Health globes do not heal the player but instead add to the strength of your health pot; at 100% it becomes a rejuvenation pot. Players spend an equal percentage of blood to cast a spell if they run out of mana. Would you survive under these rules?LordOfMagic4 Jan 24
Jan 23 Trying to unlock Aventure for HC Could use some love if anyone would be willing to kill Malth for me, ran through the entire campaign yesterday in Non HC by mistake (7 hours), didnt realize it doesnt unlock for both Non HC and HC. Playing on PC, USA.Veniym4 Jan 23
Jan 23 Please help identify key HC builds Like most people, I have a lot of post-season mail. I'm trying to be really ruthless with my salvaging, but I'm afraid of destroying items important for the builds I need. So basically, I need to identify which builds are key (just for the 4 classes I've played in HC), what their HC variations are, and thence which items to keep. I'm thinking, I want to keep two sets per class, with a backup of all items for their bounty, rift and Greater rift variations. Then, apart from some key items (Nems, F+R, LoN stuff), I can scrap everything else. Here's my initial list. Please post links (if possible) or just the names of the builds you think I should be keeping for HC. Demon Hunter: UE Multishot for farming; Shadow Impale for pushing; Chakram Marauder for tanking. Witch Doctor: Helltooth Gargantuan for pushing, Helltooth Chicken for farming???, plus something else? Wizard: Tal Vyr?, what else? Crusader: Thorns Akkhan?, what else? As you can see, I'm a bit lost. I find it hard to tell which builds on diablofans are actually good (esp. for HC), and I don't trust that Icy-Veins caters to HC at all. Please help!Starlite14 Jan 23
Jan 22 What do I need to farm T13? Hello, I can safely farm T10 on my monk but not sure what else I can do to farm T13 without worrying about dying. Do I need more paragon? Augments? Any pointers would be awesome. Thanks!iLOVEBEER1 Jan 22
Jan 22 Need Frands Hey guys, getting back into D3 for a bit to try the Necromancer out. Only problem is none of my "friends" play anymore... If you are an active player and looking for someone to run with hit me up Swisha#1734Swisha10 Jan 22
Jan 22 Trash Bug! Died HC BEWARE https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=fr5wkOxHHxABrandon4 Jan 22
Jan 20 Need help Xbox one! Anyone want to power level me? Xbox one tag Armyready2jump. Please and thank you!DanteForge0 Jan 20
Jan 20 Died while drunk new player here yesterday I got drunk and later that night started playing,saying !@#$ it,I'll try going into torment 8 GR s. pulled two elite packs,failed to execute rotation correctly got killed,because my passive was on cooldown. just throwing it out there,don't play while drunkTseredian14 Jan 20
Jan 20 HC **JohnnyDeath1 Jan 20