The Diablo 3 Podcast #181: Patch 2.3 Item Sets

Patch 2.3 coming very soon to the PTR, so more analysis, including new and improved Item Set properties from datamining. Also T7-T10 scaling issues, shared LGems, and purist mode Hardcore? Featuring Aahz, N3rdwards, and Flux.

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The Diablo 3 Podcast #181: Patch 2.3 Item Sets

  • 0:30 — Intro, gay marriage, heat waves, and why Aahz is stuck playing a Crusader this season.
  • 4:45 — N3rdwards’ Wizard progress and Aahz defends the Crusader.
  • 8:00 — Kanai’s Cube 3 items to boost current build? Power creep from Cube vs. removal of perma-CC abilities.
  • 18:00 — With removal of Greater Rift keys (and the time to earn them in Wave of Trials) will just doing GRs repeatedly be OP in rewards?
  • 24:00 — Torment 7-10 changes speculation. Scaling more per level than T1-T6? Keywarden (MachineWarden?) drop odds? What about drops that are 100% now in T6?
  • 31:60 — Can Kanai’s Cube enable Legendary Gems shared account-wide? Do players want that?
  • 36:30 — How about a purist Hardcore mode. No shared paragon/stash/LGems, etc. Ironborn Ironman HC?
  • 42:00 — Infernal Machine reworked. HFA now socketed! Other changes not yet revealed?
  • 46:00 — Datamined patch 2.3 item set info. New sets for Crusader and WD look awesome. “Here I am, and you’re my Spider Queen, oh yeah.”
  • 59:20 — Why doesn’t Bliz do better teasing upcoming cool new content and patches?
  • 1:02:00 — Monk set is OP and doomed to PTR nerfing.

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    1. Hi all,

      So… this is probably a stupid question, but I have been thinking about the Unity ring and Kanai’s Cube.

      Many (including this podcast) are saying that they will put Unity in the cube, and extract its powers. But the legendary property is: All damage taken is split between *wearers* of this item.

      So my question is: Throwing Unity in the cube, and using its legendary fix – does that equate to WEARING the item?

      • I’ve been thinking the same thing Jamme. I would assume that the bonus would function just like it does when you’re actually wearing the item (since that’s how all other bonuses are working)…so I would assume that if you have 2 players in the game that each had a unity in the cube, you’d be sharing damage.

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      anyways, apart from the occasional warcry etc. for my WW barb, I just press “D” basically throughout the whole game.

    3. HAD to come on to add:

      When I was listening to the podcast last night and one of you mentioned that Blizzard would totally release the PTR right after you guys did the podcast (which meant you guys will have to do a new update all over again) and I logged in today to see “PTR now Live”… I lol-ed. 😀

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