Why the Crusader is great, plus Patch 2.2.0 changes, including the massive Barbarian IK set buffs. Also Rift changes on the PTR, Blood Shard cap increases, new LGems, and why double Unity has gone obsolete. Featuring Katniss, N3rdwards, and Flux.

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #167: Crusader & Massive Barb Buffs

  • 1:30 — Katniss’ recent Crusader ill-fortune. N3rdwards exults over the Wizard’s Slow Time set now working nicely.
  • 10:00 — Buffs to Crusader set. Can Roland’s outperform Akkhan’s when the patch goes live?
  • 19:00 — What’s going on with the massive buffs to the Barbarian’s Immortal King set?
  • 27:00 — Amazing new Legendary Rings and LGems are making the RoRG/SoJ/Unity trifecta optional?
  • 32:00 — All the patches and game improvements are a clever scheme to build player satisfaction and excitement for another expansion pack?
  • 37:00 — Faster Rifts on the PTR due to Purple Orbs and instant Rift closure… why bugs? Everyone loves those features.
  • 40:00 — No Pylons in Rifts was a bug, but should it come back as a feature? Make GRifts pure skill rather than Shrine fishing? What’s with the super-easy Josh Mosqueira Rift guardian?
  • 48:00 — Season Two ending “soon.” Surprised how soon Blizzard announced that? Is Season Two dead already?
  • 51:00 — Blood Shard cap increased via completing higher Greater Rifts? Like or dislike?
  • 55:00 — Blizzcon 2015 date announced, one week after Halloween. Good timing? Making plans already?
  • 57:00 — Diablo 3 expansion will be announced… before Blizzcon?
  • 1:03:00 — Why all not-want sets have “thorns” in the title. Plus, “moo!”

  • The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

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