Diablo III Updates and Hotfixes


diablo 3 Diablo III Updates and Hotfixes

Some of you may have noticed some changes to Diablo III, and with that I will be quoting directly from the Diablo III website! I want you all to know exactly what the changes are going to be, straight from the horse’s mouth so to say. You will be able to see most of the classes actually get a buff and are generally sorted, minus Monks. Monks have actually received a nerf as you may have already been able to tell from playing. Do you think these updates are well-deserved or do you think other changes needed to be made? Have you noticed a difference in playing? Go to their official website so that you can read the notes for yourself.

WARNING: Some of the following hotfixes/updates might contain spoilers if you have not completed Diablo III on Normal mode.

The following are the updates from May 18th


  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Serenity
        • Skill Rune – Tranquility
          • Duration of immunity granted to nearby allies from crowd control effects reduced from 2 seconds to 1 second.


  • Players will no longer remain invulnerable to attacks after defeating Diablo.
  • Players can no longer become stuck during Diablo’s Shadow Grab ability if a player blinds Diablo while Shadow Grab is being cast.


  • Equipping a shield on a follower as a demon hunter will no longer disconnect you from the game.


  • Act I
    • Players can now always interact with Karyna during the quest and quest step “Trailing the Coven: Talk to Karyna” when they resume from a save.
    • Act II
      • The Enchantress will not always appear during the quest and quest step “Shadows in the Desert: Disrupt the Hidden Conclave.”
      • Act IV
        • Tyrael will not always be present for the in-game cutscene during the quest and quest step “Prime Evil: Climb to the Pinnacle of Heaven in the Silver Spire.”

The following updates have taken place on May 22nd.


  • Players will now receive an error message when attempting to remove a gem from an item with no sockets (rather than disconnecting)
  • Players will now properly have their casting interrupted when attacked while performing resurrect on a fallen group member.
  • Resolved over 30 game and service crashes affecting players.


  • Demon Hunter
    • Active Skills
      • Smoke Screen
        • Duration reduced from 2 seconds to 1 second (tooltip will still show 2 seconds)
        • Skill Rune – Lingering Fog
          • Now increases the duration of Smoke Screen to 1.5 seconds (tooltip will still show 3 seconds)
          • Monk
            • Active Skills
              • Fists of Thunder
                • Skill Rune – Quickening
                  • Fixed an issue that was causing spirit regeneration to incorrectly trigger off critical hits from other sources, such as Sweeping Wind.
    • Mantra of Healing
      • Mantra of Healing will now correctly provide only two times the base healing effect for the first 3 seconds after activation, down from the fur times the base healing effect (tooltip will still show the old value)
      • Skill Rune – Boon of Protection
        • A maximum absorption amount has been set to 1000 Life. This skill will be redesigned in an upcoming patch.
        • Wizard
          • Active Skills
            • Arcane Torrent
              • Skill Rune – Cascade
                • Fixed an issue that was causing Arcane Torrent to fire 3 new missiles per kill instead of only 1 new missile per kill.
                • Number of simultaneously missiles generated from this rune will now cap at 10 missiles.
    • Energy Armor
      • Skill Rune – Force Armor
        • Amount of damage absorbed from a single attack will now cap at 100% of a player’s maximum life.


  • The chest spawn in the Town Cellar in Alcanus has been changed from 100% chance to spawn a Resplendant chest to a 50% chance to spawn a Normal chest.
  • Players can no longer dual-wield two-handed weapons.

Now, the updates listed below have taken place on May 23rd.


  • Mehtan the Necromancer and his skeletons can no longer be used to kill other monsters which have been kited to their location before or after the “Restless Sands” event.
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