Patch 2.0.5 buffed many things, but most of all the Crusader. Is the class awesome now? Xanth argues that WD is the best class. Community double legendary drop rate should last forever? How would Diablo 3 change with hard caps on Crit Chance and Crit Damage?
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Approximate segment start times:0:30 — Intro and recent play experiences. Why Katniss is the most famous Crusader in the world. How Xanth burned another Witch.9:00 — Crusader buffs galore in Patch 2.0.5. Heavenly Strength is no longer mandatory! Much better class all around.16:00 — D3Y2 Community Buff: Double rift keys and +100% legendary drop rate. (What does +100% mean? Where does that number fit into the legendary drop rate formulae?) Both guests are big fans of the buffed leg drop rate. Should it be permanent? A feature whence cometh ladder seasons?22:00 — Power Leveling details and ethics. Xanth recently zoomed his Witch Doctor and is unrepentant.39:00 — Puzzle Goblins (Treasure Goblins from the Puzzle Ring) are now much improved. Have they strategic value?41: 00 — Why don’t Treasure Goblins have a legendary material only they can drop? What if they only dropped it… when they escaped through their portals?44:00 — Can Rift Guardians drop legendary materials? Why not? Random mats, or the mat assigned to their particularly purple monster type…49:50 — Witch Doctor. Why the lack of love for the actually quite powerful character? Xanth explains their power and why Fetishes now rule.55:30 — Legendary crafting bows have fail stats inherently. Demon Hunters are not pleased. Flux is not pleased.57:30 — Theory crafting! Prompted by a comment by Mortalo, what if there were hard caps on Critical hit Chance and Critical hit Damage, as there were briefly during Reaper of Souls’ development? How would this change builds and gear value? Would it promote diversity in builds and gear? More value on cooldown reduction, Attack Speed, +Elemental damage, etc?
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