Diablo 3: PTR – Stack Limits on Firebird’s and Invoker’s


In the latest patch the team has done some stack changes to the Wizard Firebird Set and Crusader’s Invoker Set.

Nevalistis gave us some greater details on the forums.

Hey all,

As you know, we’re winding down on Patch 2.4.1’s PTR, as the launch of Season 6 and the launch of the patch is nearly here. We’ve seen a lot of great testing, even after the PTR Feedback forums have come to a close. As a result of this testing, we’ve implemented a couple of changes you’ll notice in today’s patch:

Thorns of the Invoker

  • (2) Set Bonus
  • Damage per stack increased from 25% to 35%
  • Note: The maximum number of stacks has been reduced from 50 to 25

Firebird’s Finery

  • (6) Set Bonus
  • Damage bonus for each enemy burning increased from 25% to 40%
  • Damage bonus when an Elite is burning increased from 600% to 2000%
  • Note: This damage bonus is now limited to a maximum of 60 stacks

The long and short of why this change was made is that we were seeing both sets over-perform, particularly in certain monster distributions. This resulted in a very swingy experience that, over time and in the right conditions, became demonstrably higher than other options. As has continuously been our goal, we are striving for sets to be as close to one another as possible, and these two sets were outliers that rose very late in the PTR process. This makes it very likely that these changes will be going live with Patch 2.4.1.

These changes are intended to both bring these sets back in line with others and make their gameplay experience less dependent on fishing for the right monster distribution. As the PTR Feedback forums are closed, you’re welcome to leave your feedback in this thread instead.

Thanks, as always, for your dedication to testing on the PTR and in sharing your thoughts with us through our development process!

Looks like they will be tweaking the damage output accordingly after this so that all classes can be balanced. Here’s hoping my crusader will fell a little more powerful. She started teetering off at greater rift 71. Probably not enough Caldesann’s Despair buffs on my gear. Let us know what you guys think on the stack buff changes.

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  1. As someone who’s been playing mainly invoker crusader this season and pushing past Grift 75 I can honestly say that in the vast majority of rifts you don’t get much higher than ~30 stacks anyway, so this patch will still end up being a decent overal damage buff and a HUGE single target damage buff. I’ll probably be able to push into Grift 80 and more when it’s deployed on live so I’m quite happy!

  2. So basically they are still continuing with the “hammer down every nail that stands out” approach. That is not fun in a long run.

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