Diablo 3 Beta Patch 6 Notes

Diablo 3 Beta Patch 6 is 251mb in size and will go live in about 8 hours. It adds some interesting new elements to the beta as well as reworking a fair chunk of the DiabloWikiMonk‘s skills.

DiabloWikiAuction House

Stackable items can now be purchased and sold on the gold Auction House. These items can be purchased in any quantity provided that the quantity is available for sale, and will pull from multiple auction listings if needed.  Read Azzure’s post on Diablo3Markets for the possible implications of this on trading.


  • Player profiles have been added! These profiles will display important statistics for each of your characters, as well as 3D models featuring their current gear.
    • Player profiles will only be viewable while in the main, character select, and party screens.  They will not be viewable in-game.
    • To access your player profile, click on your hero or press “P”.
    • To view other players’ profiles while in a party right-click on their character.  Player profiles for DiabloWikiReal ID friends can also be accessed by right-clicking on their names in the Friends List.
  • DiabloWikiAchievements are now available for testing.  Please note that for the beta launch of this system, only a limited number of achievements have been included.
    • To view your characters’ achievements, click on the “Achievements” icon located in the lower right or press “Y” at any point while playing.
    • To view another character’s achievements while in a party, right-click on their character and select “Inspect.”



Active Skills

  • DiabloWikiBlinding Flash Spirit Cost reduced from 30 to 10
  • DiabloWikiBlind duration increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds
    • Now has a 15 second cooldown
  • DiabloWikiCrippling Wave Damage reduced from 135% to 110%
  • DiabloWikiDashing Strike Damage increased from 65% to 160%
  • DiabloWikiExploding Palm Explosion damage reduced from 40% to 30% of target’s max health
  • DiabloWikiFists of Thunder Damage reduced 120% to 100%
  • DiabloWikiInner Sanctuary Spirit Cost reduced from 80 to 20
    • Now has a 30 second cooldown
  • DiabloWikiLashing Tail Kick Damage increased from 180% to 225%
    • Cooldown removed
  • DiabloWikiLethal Decoy Damage increased from 110% to 330%
    • Duration reduced from 5 seconds to 1 second
    • Decoy is now summoned directly on top of the Monk
    • Ability now plays a casting animation


Active Skills



  • Monster affixes “Die Together,” “Powerful,” and “Ghostly” have all been removed from the game

I’m looking forward to seeing what DiabloWikiAchievements have made it in to these early stages of the game and then earning them before Flux does.

Also, there will be a full character wipe for the following reason.

As the patch introduces achievements to the game, and we want to ensure that we’re able to obtain as much testing on them as possible, we will be wiping characters with the deployment of tonight’s patch.

We apologize for the late notice, we like to give notice at least a week before we wipe characters, but this decision wasn’t made until just a few moments ago due to finding specific testing gaps and issues we believe would occur if we do not wipe characters.

We appreciate your understanding, and thank you for your continued help in testing Diablo III.

Thanks to Diablolico x64 for the tip.

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    25 thoughts on “Diablo 3 Beta Patch 6 Notes

    1. I’d like to see what achievements they’ve made available. If there is a list anywhere, please let me know

    2. I want to know why they made Lethal Decoy 1 second.  Now it won’t distract any monsters and essentially becomes a straight up nova with a delay.

      • Yup, that’s lame. It was probably overused in Inferno or something. I can see how a 5sec distract can be totally overly good.

        Anyone knows what does affixes did?

          • 5 seconds is excessive huh? Is that why they increased the Blinding Flash blind effect to 5 seconds? 🙄

            1 second on the distract indeed sounds weak and pointless now…

    3. The one second delay on lethal decoy was surprising, but now that I think about it, it just gives the eventual runestone effects more options for diversity.

    4. So, what does the Beacon of Ytar passive do for Lashing Tail Kick now? Will it just be the other 2 skills? If so it’s a waste of a passive. I had a build that used the BoY passive to spam LTK and gain health from Transcendence but now they’ve kinda screwed that up.

    5. Surprised no ones commented on the monster affixes. Die Together in particular sounds really interesting and quite different from D2. I’m assuming Powerful was just ‘extra strong’ and Ghostly was ‘stone skin’ or something similar.

      Wonder why they removed them completely. Makes me wonder if it was some sort of “its too hard for noobs to understand what these affixes mean” thing, because Molten and Ice (or whatever it’s called) are quite obvious what they do. I would have thought  the correct response to that would be to make them Nightmare+ affixes only.

        • A pack of monsters led by the unique with the ‘die together’ attribute could only be brought down to 1 health as long as the unique monster was still alive. I think…

        • A superunique and their minions would share a single HP pool. So if there were 5 in the group, then doing 100 damage to 1 of them would instead be converted to 20 damage to each of them.

      • I was wondering about this too. “Die Together” sounds cool, and the other two sound like basic affixes that you would expect based on D2 for sure…

    6. I really don’t understand all the fuss. Beta is here just to test the servers and bnet infrastructure…

    7. Another big set of changes for the monk.  Just wanted to note that the last patch had around 7-8 changes for the monk list yet contained over 80 changes in total to monk skills.  Would not be surprised if other classes got some changes that didn’t get listed here.

    8. Looking at the change to Lethal Decoy and taking into account Jay Wilson’s recent comment that they wanted to give the monk a new aoe damage bomb that was like the old Circle of Wrath’s damage component, I wonder if they decided to just change Lethal Decoy to that sort of skill instead of what it was… hence why it only lasts 1 second and does much more damage and summons on top of the monk instead of where you are aiming… basically it’s now a holy nova with a tiny side bonus…

    9. I got news last night that I got into the beta for patch 6!!!  And a couple of months ago, i won the Blizzard/Steelseries 20th anniversary contest and won both the Steelseries Diablo 3 mouse and headset as well as the \shift\ keyboard (haven’t received the mouse/headset yet though).  Although this is all great news, i can’t help but feel my luck will run out and I am going to be the only person in the Diablo universe to only get white drops for the rest of time… at least there is an auction house! And Flux, great podcast.  I have listened to most of them and you do a great job.  Keep up the good work!

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