Blizzard Confirms More Diablo 3 Bugs/Features in Patch 2.0.5


Seems like a lot of little things went weird with the latest patch, as Blizzard replies to more bug reports with “yes, we know, working on it.” See our previous Patch 2.0.5 bug-documented posts here and here and here.

Not a bug to start with, but a useful clarification on this week’s D3Y2 anniversary buff:

The Anniversary buff does not affect Kadala’s loot
Grimiku: You’re correct! The anniversary buff does not influence the Legendary drop rate from Kadala or Horadric Caches. It’s good to keep this in mind as you adventure through Sanctuary over the duration of the anniversary celebration.

Note that the patch buffed legendary drop rates from caches independent of this anniversary week buff, but only for caches earned on DiabloWikiTorment 2 and above.

On to the bugs. The DiabloWikiNemesis Bracers that cause a Champion pack to spawn whenever a shrine is triggered have a bug that’s causing them to only summon one type of enemy every shrine in each act.

Nemesis Bracers spawn predetermined champ?

The champ spawned by my nemesis bracers inside rifts are always Fallen Masters. Why doesn’t it spawn more types?
Tsarnis: This is indeed a bug that we are aware of. Thanks for the reports about this!

A follow up to a bug we posted about yesterday; Blizzard has hot-fixed the extra damage Plagued effects were dealing.

Elite ground attacks ninja-buffed to majorly OP

Go near a Plagued or DiabloWikiDesecrator pool and barely touch it, your hit points will drop faster than Hogan’s wrecking ball in custard.
Grimiku: Some of the ground effects are doing too much damage currently, and we intend to tone them down. We don’t have an ETA to share yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do.

I have a little more information to share with all of you about this, so here we go. 🙂 Plagued was doing higher damage than we intended, and we found the error. The good news is that it was something that could be addressed in a hotfix, and we implemented that fix last night. So, at this time you should no longer be experiencing extra deadly plague pools, but your regularly scheduled deadly plague pools instead.

Finally, some infos about a Witch Doctor thingie involving those little naked dudes with knives.

Can we please get a number indicating the amount of fetishes we have summoned? Since they just overwrite each other after 15. I don’t want to keep respawning new ones while they are dpsing. Thanks blizzard!!
Grimiku: Currently, fetishes summoned through the DiabloWikiFetish Sycophant passive are replacing the oldest fetishes, and that includes those summoned by Fetish Army. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, except that many Witch Doctors now have very powerful fetishes being summoned through Fetish Army, and those bonuses do not apply to fetishes summoned through the passive (as noted in the quote!). The good news, though, is that this is a bug that we intend to fix in patch 2.1.

Our plan is to separate the fetish cap for each these skills, so that new fetishes summoned with the Fetish Sycophants passive will only replace older fetish sycophants. Fetishes summoned through Fetish Army will remain for the duration of Fetish Army (possibly forever for those of you with the Zunimassa 4 piece bonus).

I like the new WD skills and zoomancer options and keep meaning to play some more WD in RoS, but there never seems to be time. It sucks not being 18 forever. That said, I live vicariously, and one of my favorite verbal typos is when someone pronounces this skill “fetish psycho-pants”. Which 1) always makes me laugh, and 2) sounds like an awesome WD-class legendary item for the legs slot.

How goes your D3 play, on WD or otherwise? Is the D3Y2 buff influencing you to play more this week/weekend? Do you wish it included DOUBLED exp also? Or is rolling bounties and stocking up Rift Keys, while finding more legs as well, good enough for an anniversary celebration?

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  1. I’ve been lurking this site since Diabloii days, and may have not ever commented…until today when I read “fetish psycho-pants” and literally burst out laughing. Thanks for the content and funnies 🙂

  2. Nope, not quite convincing me at all yet. Not even roll a new character. It’s not quite enough and I still feel RoS is incomplete since it came out of beta.

  3. I got a Hero of Storm alpha invite, so D3 can suck it.

    Also, I was really bored of D3 all week and since patch have had zero desire to play.

    /shrug

    1.08 was the best patch, again.

  4. Been doing bounties last 2 days. Now they say the chance is not affected by the buff 🙁

    • that’s the problem with these “100% Increased Legendary Bonus!” things. It’s too vague. In my mind, every legendary, no matter where it comes from should be twice as likely to drop with this bonus but obviously their implementation is different.

      Ah well, it’s still great and I got my first Akkhan piece!

  5. I am having a blast with RoS so far and this year’s anniversary buff is much more amazing than last year’s but I don’t have enough time this week.

    I wish they would implement something similar to the anniversary buff for ladders/seasons , having a weekend buff that increases XP or drop rate or blood shards or amount of goblins(goblin pairs) would be amazing and an encouraging feature to be in a ladder other than just legendaries(which are also amazing).

    I am glad with RoS and how the new team is handling D3 , haven’t had the time to play anything else since RoS came out and I don’t wanna play anything else for now.

  6. Man, is there something going on with enchanting? I just took a non-enchanted rare from 0 enchants to over 638k per enchant and I’ve yet to see a single roll of Lashing Tail Kick and yet I’ve seen TONS of similar rolls (seeing Sweeping Wind dmg when I already have it).

    I’m up to over 2.6 mil per roll on my GNK and I haven’t seen crit chance of ANY kind either!

    Is this just my bad luck or is this shit broke?

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