The newest PTR patch is now available and playable on the PTR. There aren't that many big game changes, but lots of tweaks to the new item sets and legendaries, along with a few class skills and some changes to how T7-T10 work, especially in public games. Here's a quote about some general changes to monsters, and evidence that poor Stonesinger might finally become a real enemy. Plus melee characters might have a chance against Raziel now. Also, some changes to Reflects Damage, which most players felt was impossible to deal with on higher GRs in v2.3. Monsters Further adjustments have been made to the amount of progress monsters grant in Nephalem and Greater Rifts Rift Guardian health has been slightly increased Stonesinger Now has a specific animation for his knockback attack Reduced the distance of his knockback Fissures now spawn faster has he loses health Reduced fissure duration Fissures now constantly fire mortars Raiziel Electrified affix has been removed Lighting storm strikes now create a charged bolt Lighting storm now strikes more times per cast Can no longer have two lightning storms active at once Can now cast lightning storms more frequently when below 75% health The lightning storm ground visual now persists for the entire duration of the attack Reflects Damage Now has a warning visual for a short time before dealing damage Now reflects damage of the same type that was dealt Now has a very short internal cooldown Damage inflicted has been increased Only one monster in a pack can reflect damage at a time Monsters can no longer reflect damage while afflicted by a Witch Doctor’s Hex It'll be interesting to hear what testers think about the progress through Rifts now. In the first version of S4, I thought the progress bar felt a little sluggish in Rifts (but okay in Grifts). Every time I'd get a good density Rift and start mowing through it, I'd look up at the progress bar thinking I was about done and see it sitting at like 78%. Click through to read the full patch notes, with all the changes and updates in bright red text. PTR PATCH 2.3.0 - v126.96.36.199769 To provide feedback on patch 2.3.0, please visit the PTR Feedback forum. To report any issues you experience while playing, please visit the the PTR Bug Report forum. For additional information about the PTR, click here. Table of Contents: PTR-Only Changes Patch Features Ruins of Sescheron Kanai's Cube Season Journey General Classes Barbarian Crusader Demon Hunter Monk Witch Doctor Wizard Items Class-Specific Items New Seasonal Legendary Items Adventure Mode Nephalem Rifts Bug Fixes Crafting Monsters User Interface Return to Top PTR-ONLY CHANGES Kanai's Cube can now only convert items of sets with a minimum of 3 pieces Torment VII-X can now only be accessed by level 70 characters Torment VII-X public games can now only be accessed by players that meet a Paragon level requirement Torment VII requires a Paragon level over 100 Torment VIII requires a Paragon level over 150 Torment IX requires a Paragon level over 200 Torment X requires a Paragon level over 250 Torment VII-X have new Gold Find bonus values Adventure Mode Horadric Caches now only drop 1 act specific crafting material below level 70 Bug Fixes Fixed an issue that prevented all players in a game from receiving a bonus cache Fixed an issue that caused the Act IV bonus cache to take up less inventory space than intended Items The Helltooth Harness (6) Set damage bonus now applies to the skills cast by Grin Reaper mimics Bug Fixes Fixed an issue that prevented the DoT damage from Wall of Death - Fire Wall and Ring of Poison from refreshing the duration of the Helltooth (4) and (6) Set Bonuses Fixed an issue that prevented the Spirit of Arachyr (4) Set damage bonus from lasting for the entire duration of the toad summoned by Hex - Toad of Hugeness Fixed an issue that caused item repairs to be greatly inflated Fixed an issue that prevented items created by Kanai's Cube from being account bound Fixed an issue that allowed players to upgrade Rare items lower than level 70 to Legendary items Fixed an issue that caused crafted items to have no level requirement Fixed an issue that prevented Kanai's Cube recipes from working with follower items Fixed an issue that caused the buff icon for Archon stacks to disappear when Archon expired with The Swami equipped Fixed an issue that prevented several item affixes from being restricted to the proper classes Fixed an issue that caused Chantodo's Resolve set bonus stacks to reset when taking a portal Monsters Further adjustments have been made to the amount of progress monsters grant in Nephalem and Greater Rifts Rift Guardian health has been slightly increased Stonesinger Now has a specific animation for his knockback attack Reduced the distance of his knockback Fissures now spawn faster has he loses health Reduced fissure duration Fissures now constantly fire mortars Bug Fixes Fixed an issue preventing the Mac client from launching Return to Top PATCH FEATURES New Feature: The Ruins of Sescheron The frozen wasteland that is the Ruins of Sescheron are now open for exploration! Filled with new enemies, traps, and environmental hazards, you'll be able to explore the region and learn more about what befell the barbarians of Mount Arreat. Explore the Immortal Throne and obtain the ultimate treasure: Kanai's Cube. To learn more about The Ruins of Sescheron, click here. New Feature: Kanai's Cube Kanai's Cube is a new artisan that offers a slew of new recipes to fully customize your items and catalogue your Legendary powers. Several recipes are available to players immediately upon acquiring Kanai's Cube: Extract Legendary Power: Destroy an item to add its Legendary power to your catalogue of collected powers. Once a power has been extracted, it can be equipped to your character without the need to equip the item. Players may have one Weapon, one Armor, and one Jewelry power equipped at a time. Players may only equip powers from items that their characters can normally equip and use. Reforge a Legendary Item: Completely re-rolls a Legendary item as though it had dropped for the first time. This includes any powers that may have been previously enchanted on the item. Note that reforged items may re-roll as either Ancient or non-Ancient, so reforge at your own discretion! Upgrade Rare Item: Upgrades the quality of a level 70 Rare item to Legendary. This item will roll as a randomized Legendary that shares that item's equipment type. Convert Set Item: Converts a Set item to a randomized piece of gear from the same Set. For example, if you convert a pair of Asheara's Finders, you could get Asheara's Custodian, Asheara's Pace, or Asheara's Ward in return. Remove Level Requirement: Removes the level requirement from an item, allowing it to be equipped by a character of any level. Convert Gems: Converts 9 of any color gem to 9 of any other color. Convert Crafting Materials: Converts 100 normal, magic, or rare Crafting Materials to 100 of another type of non-legendary Crafting Material To aquire Kanai's Cube, visit Zoltun Kulle in New Tristram, Hidden Camp, Bastion's Keep Stronghold, or The Survivor's Enclave in Adventure Mode. He'll be quite pleased to guide you on your way. To learn more about Kanai's Cube, click here. New Feature: Season Journey Each player approaches a new Season a little differently and we wanted to celebrate individual player successes. Beginning in Season 4, you'll be able to track your personal progress through the Season Journey interface. A player's Season Journey is divided into chapters, each with their own descriptive goals and achievements. The further you advance in your Season Journey, the more difficult the milestones become and you'll find there are challenges for every level of player. Completing the highest level Tiers will unlock new portrait frame rewards to celebrate your accomplishments. This feature will be available for testing once Season 4 begins on the PTR. To learn more about Season Journey, click here. Return to Top GENERAL Torment VII-X difficulty levels have been added to the game Experience gained, including all sources of Bonus Experience, is now averaged across all players in a party that are eligible to receive experience Crowd control resistance cap has been increased from 65% to 95% This now applies to immobilize effects as well Non-elite monsters can now benefit from crowd control resistance All monsters other than bosses, Rift Guardians, or certain large monsters (like Mallet Lords) are now vulnerable to knockback effects Knockback effects are now subject to crowd control resistance rules and monsters will become immune to knockback at 65% resistance All hard crowd control effects (e.g. blind, charm, fear, knockback, stun) now automatically apply 20% crowd control resistance regardless of the duration Lantern Oil and Barrel Stack traps can now deal damage and stun or knockback enemies Vendors now only sell Magic amulets and rings Gems that drop below level 61 have been condensed into 5 tiers The values of these remaining early gems have been adjusted so they feel more powerful Return to Top CLASSES Several skills can now be assigned to Left Mouse Button: Barbarian Battle Rage Ignore Pain Sprint Threatening Shout War Cry Wrath of the Berserker Crusader Akarat's Champion Iron Skin Provoke Demon Hunter Companion Preparation Monk Blinding Flash Breath of Heaven Epiphany Mystic Ally Serenity Witch Doctor Hex Horrify Wizard Diamond Skin Energy Armor Familiar Ice Armor Magic Weapon Storm Armor Many pets have received adjustments to their collision so that they more closely match their model Barbarian Active Skills Battle Rage Skill Rune - Ferocity Has been redesigned Now increases movement speed by 10% Skill Rune - Swords to Ploughshares Now also heals your pets Cleave Skill Rune - Scattering Blast Now knocks enemies up into the air instead of back 10 yards Enemies that land no longer knock other enemies back Frenzy Skill Rune - Vanguard Now grants 5% movement speed per stack of Frenzy Leap Now breaks roots when cast Threatening Shout Skill Rune - Falter Has been redesigned Enemies take 30% increased damage from all sources for 6 seconds War Cry Skill Rune - Veteran's Warning Dodge chance bonus increased from 15% to 30% Passive Skills No Escape Damage bonus increased from 20% to 30% Minimum distance reduced from 20 to 15 yards These bonuses now also apply to Avalanche Relentless Resource Cost Reduction granted reduced from 75% to 50% Now doubles your Life per Spirit Spent while active Return to Top Crusader Active Skills Blessed Hammer Skill Rune - Icebound Hammer Damage increased from 380% to 460% weapon damage Chance to explode increased from 10% to 35% Freeze duration reduced from 2 seconds to 1 second Icebound Hammer now goes away when it explodes Falling Sword You will now arrive at your targeted location sooner after casting Falling Sword You can now cast again sooner after casting Falling Sword Judgment Skill Rune - Conversion Has been removed Replaced with: Debilitate Enemies in the judged area deal 40% reduced damage for 6 seconds Return to Top Demon Hunter Active Skills Spike Trap Initial arming time reduced from 2 to 1.5 seconds Re-arming time reduced from 2 to .5 seconds You should now feel less of a delay when casting Spike Trap Skill Rune - Echoing Blast Damage increased from 420% to 575% weapon damage Enemies hit are now Frozen for 3 seconds Frozen enemies take 20% increased damage Skill Rune - Lightning Rod Trigger range increased from 8 to 10 yards Lighting now arcs from any triggered trap to any armed traps within 75 yards All enemies hit take 880% weapon damage over 10 hits Skill Rune - Long Fuse Now deals all damage in a single explosion for 930% weapon damage Enemies hit will now be Stunned for 2 seconds Skill Rune - Scatter Re-arming time reduced from 2 to .5 seconds Skill Rune - Sticky Trap Damage increased from 800% to 915% weapon damage Arming time reduced from 2 seconds to 1 second Range reduced from 16 to 12 yards Passive Skills Hot Pursuit Duration increased from 2 to 4 seconds Leech New Passive Skill Gain 18,705 Life on Hit Heal amount increased by 75% of your Life per Kill Available at level 60 Numbing Traps Duration increased from 3 to 5 seconds Return to Top Monk Active Skills Dashing Strike Now breaks roots when cast Return to Top Witch Doctor Active Skills Acid Cloud You can now cast again sooner after casting Acid Cloud Skill Rune - Corpse Bomb Damage increased from 525% to 620% 700% weapon damage Skill Rune - Lob Blob Bomb Damage from individual blobs can now stack Big Bad Voodoo Skill Rune - Ghost Trance Now reduces damage taken by 20% Corpse Spiders Skill Rune - Blazing Spiders Spiders now return 3 Mana on hit Skill Rune - Widowmakers Now increases the total damage to 700% weapon damage Firebats Damage increased from 425% to 475% weapon damage Initial Mana cost has been removed Channeling Mana cost has been increased from 70 to 125 Mana Skill Rune - Cloud of Bats Damage radius increased from 8 to 12 yards Reduced the channeling duration required to reach maximum damage Skill Rune - Hungry Bats Damage increased from 635% to 750% weapon damage per bat Skill Rune - Plague Bats Final damage increased from 638% to 660% 720% weapon damage Reduced the channeling duration required to reach maximum damage Skill Rune - Vampire Bats Damage type changed from Fire to Physical Firebomb Skill Rune - Ghost Bomb Damage type changed from Fire to Cold Grasp of the Dead Damage increased from 560% to 760% weapon damage Skill Rune - Desperate Grasp Cooldown reduced from 6 to 4 seconds Skill Rune - Grasping Eels Damage increased from 880% to 1360% weapon damage Skill Rune - Unbreakable Grasp Now also removes the Mana cost Hex Now has an animation and summons the Shaman or Toad at your cursor location The summoned Shaman now stands in the location where it was summoned Summoned Shamans' cast range increased from 25 to 50 yards Damage bonus increased from 10% to 15% Skill Rune - Angry Chicken Damage type changed from Physical to Poison Skill Rune - Hedge Magic Damage type changed from Physical to Cold Skill Rune - Jinx Damage bonus increased from 10% to 30% Damage type changed from Physical to Poison Skill Rune - Toad of Hugeness Has been redesigned Every second for 5 seconds, the toad pulls in the farthest enemy within 45 yards, swallows him for 0.5 seconds, then spits him back out, leaving the enemy with a debuff that deals 750% weapon damage over 5 seconds and increases damage taken by 25% Skill Rune - Unstable Form Weapon damage increased from 135% to 500% Mass Confusion Skill Rune - Devolution Chance to summon a Zombie Dog increased from 30% to 100% Skill Rune - Mass Hallucination Weapon damage increased from 195% to 400% Skill Rune - Mass Hysteria Maximum number of enemies Stunned increased from 6 to 10 Skill Rune - Unstable Realm Cooldown reduced from 45 to 30 seconds Plague of Toads Skill Rune - Piercing Toads Damage type changed from Poison to Physical Skill Rune - Toad Affinity Damage type changed from Poison to Cold Soul Harvest Gaining additional Soul Harvest stacks will no longer remove all existing stacks and will instead be added to them. Any new stacks over 5 will replace the stack with the shortest remaining duration. Skill Rune - Soul to Waste Has been redesigned Now grants 5% Movement Speed per stack Wall of Zombies Has been removed Replaced with: Wall of Death Raise a wall of Zombies 28 yards wide from the ground that blocks enemies and attacks them for 800% weapon damage as Physical over 6 seconds The damage area has been increased to more closely match the visual You can now cast again sooner after casting Wall of Death Skill Rune - Communing with Spirits Summon a 15 yard radius spectral ring that deals 1400% weapon damage as Cold over 6 seconds, Chills all enemies who walk through by 60%, and reduces their damage done by 25% Skill Rune - Fire Wall Summon a fire wall 40 yards wide for 8 seconds that burns enemies who walk through, dealing 1000% weapon damage as Fire over 4 seconds Skill Rune - Wall of Zombies Increase the width of the wall of Zombies to 50 yards and knock all enemies back behind the wall Skill Rune - Ring of Poison Summon a 15 yard radius ring for 5 seconds that poisons nearby enemies, causing them to take 1200% weapon damage as Poison over 8 seconds Skill Rune - Surrounded by Death Raises a circle of zombies from the ground that traps and attacks nearby enemies for 1000% weapon damage as physical over 4 seconds Zombie Charger Casting animation has been slightly sped up You can now cast again sooner after casting Zombie Charger Skill Rune - Explosive Beast Explosion damage increased from 532% to 580% 680% weapon damage Explosion radius increased from 9 to 12 yards Skill Rune - Lumbering Cold Damage increased from 196% to 200% 280% weapon damage Skill Rune - Pile On Damage increased from 800% to 880% weapon damage Skill Rune - Undeath Damage increased from 360% to 480% weapon damage Skill Rune - Zombie Bears Damage increased from 392% to 400% 520% weapon damage Passive Skills Bad Medicine Damage reduction increased from 20% to 25% Duration increased from 3 to 5 seconds Blood Ritual Mana costs taken from Life increased from 10% to 20% Confidence Ritual New Passive Skill You deal 25% additional damage to enemies within 20 yards Fierce Loyalty Half of the 30% Movement Speed bonus is now granted while you have a Zombie Dog, Gargantuan, or Fetish following you, even if they are in combat Physical Attunement Has been removed Replaced with: Swampland Attunement Grants you and your pets 120 resistance to Physical, Poison, Fire, and Cold per enemy within 20 yards Spiritual Attunement Mana regeneration increased from 1% to 3% 2% per second Vision Quest Mana regeneration bonus increased from 30% to 40% Bug Fixes Fixed an issue that prevented reapplication of Haunt - Poisoned Spirit from applying the +20% damage taken buff Fixed an issue that prevented Fetishes summoned by The Gidbinn from counting towards the Zunimassa's Haunt (4) Set Bonus Fixed an issue that caused each Firebats - Hungry Bats bat to deal half the listed damage Return to Top Wizard Active Skills Archon Arcane Strike knockback effect has been removed Arcane Blast cooldown has been removed Skill Rune - Slow Time Now also causes your Arcane Blast and Arcane Strike abilities to Freeze enemies for 1 second Passive Skills Unstable Anomaly Has been redesigned When you receive fatal damage, you instead gain a shield equal to 300% 400% of your maximum Life for 5 seconds and release a shockwave that knocks enemies back and Stuns them for 3 seconds. This effect may occur once every 60 seconds Return to Top Bug Fixes Fixed an issue causing many pets to regenerate less Life per Second than intended Return to Top ITEMS Cooldown Reduction and Resource Cost Reduction can now roll on normal Shields Azurewrath Aura damage increased from 30-40% to 500-650% weapon damage per second Aura now also affects Demons Now knocks enemies into the air instead of knocking them back Fulminator Lightning rod damage increased from 167-222% to 444-555% weapon damage per second Now rolls with a guaranteed primary stat instead of Attack Speed Hellfire Amulet Now rolls with a guaranteed socket Stone of Jordan Once again rolls with +Maximum Resource as a secondary stat for all classes Thorns of the Invoker This set now only drops for Crusaders Class-Specific Items Barbarian Bracers of Destruction New Legendary Bracers Seismic Slam deals 300-400% increased damage to the first two 5 enemies it hits Bracers of the First Men New Legendary Bracers When Hammer of the Ancients hits an enemy, gain 75-100% increased attack speed for 3 seconds Hammer of the Ancients attacks 50% faster and deals 150-200% increased damage Fjord Cutter Chilling aura proc chance increased from 20-30% to 100% Fury of the Ancients New Legendary Shoulders Call of the Ancients gains the effect of the Ancients' Fury rune Pride of Cassius Now also extends the duration of Ignore Pain - Mob Rule Crusader Gabriel's Vambraces New Legendary Bracers When your Blessed Hammer hits 3 or less enemies 75-100% of its Wrath cost is refunded Guard of Johanna New Legendary Crusader Shield Blessed Hammer damage is increased by 200-250% for the first 3 enemies it hits Johanna's Argument New Legendary Flail Increases the attack speed of Blessed Hammer by 100% Seeker of the Light New Set (2) Set Bonus Every use of Blessed Hammer that hits an enemy reduces the cooldown of Falling Sword and Provoke by 1 second (4) Set Bonus You take 50% less damage for 8 seconds after landing with Falling Sword (6) Set Bonus Increases the damage of Blessed Hammer by 750% and Falling Sword by 250% 500% Demon Hunter Hunter's Wrath New Legendary Belt Your Hatred generators attack 30% faster and deal 30-40% increased damage Wraps of Clarity New Legendary Bracers Your Hatred generators reduce your damage taken by 30-35% for 5 seconds Yang's Recurve New Legendary Bow Multishot attacks 40% faster Rolls with +30-40% Resource Cost Reduction Monk Binding of the Lost New Legendary Belt Each hit with Seven-Sided Strike grants 3-3.5% damage reduction for 7 seconds Shenlong's Spirit (2) Set Bonus The damage of your Spirit Generators is increased by 1% 2% for each point of Spirit you have When reaching maximum Spirit, all damage is increased by 300% 100%, but you no longer passively regenerate Spirit and 65 Spirit is drained every second until you run out of Spirit Uliana's Strategem New Set (2) Set Bonus Every third hit of your Spirit Generators applies Exploding Palm (4) Set Bonus Your Seven-Sided Strike deals its total damage with each hit (6) Set Bonus Your Seven-Sided Strike detonates your Exploding Palm Witch Doctor Coils of the First Spider While channeling Firebats, gain 60000-80000 Life per Hit Gain 30% damage reduction while channeling Firebats Jeram's Bracers New Legendary Bracers Wall of Death can be cast up to twice again within 2 seconds before the cooldown begins Increases the attack speed of Wall of Death by 30% Note: This will not be reflected in the item's tooltip Helltooth Harness Has been redesigned (2) Set Bonus Enemies hit by Wall of Death any skill listed in the (6) Set Bonus are afflicted by Necrosis becoming Slowed and taking 2500% 1000% weapon damage every second for 10 seconds Necrosis causes afflicted enemies to take 15% increased damage from all sources (4) Set Bonus After applying Necrosis to an enemy, you take 50% reduced damage for 10 seconds (6) Set Bonus Enemies afflicted by Necrosis take 800% After casting wall of Death you gain 300% increased damage to your primary skills, Acid Cloud, Firebats, Gargantuan, Grasp of the Dead, Piranhas, Wall of Death, Zombie Charger, and Zombie Dogs for 12 seconds This effect stacks up to 3 times Manajuma's Way Has been redesigned (2) Set Bonus Your Hex - Angry Chicken explosion damage is increased by 100% and slain enemies trigger an additional explosion Your Hex - Angry Chicken now lasts 15 seconds and movement speed as a chicken is increased by an additional 100% Spirit of Arachyr New Set (2) Set Bonus Summon a permanent Spider Queen who leaves behind webs that deal 1500% 2500% weapon damage per second over 5 seconds and slows enemies. The Spider Queen is commanded to move to where you cast your Corpse Spiders. (4) Set Bonus Hex gains the effect of the Toad of Hugeness rune. While Toad of Hugeness is active, you take 40% reduced damage. After Toad of Hugeness finishes his meal, you will heal for 10% of your maximum Life per second for 10 seconds. (6) Set Bonus The damage of your creature skills is increased by 500% 800%. Creature skills are Corpse Spiders, Firebats, Hex, Locust Swarm, Piranhas, and Plague of Toads. The Spider Queen's Grasp Now rolls with +45-60% Corpse Spider damage SuWong Diviner New Legendary Staff Acid Cloud gains the effect of the Lob Blob Bomb rune Rolls with +45-60% Acid Cloud damage Zunimassa's Haunt Has been redesigned (2) Set Bonus Now also reduces the cooldown of Fetish Army by 80% Wizard Chantodo's Resolve Has been redesigned (2) Set Bonus Every second while in Archon form you expel a Wave of Destruction, dealing 350% weapon damage to enemies within 30 yards Every time you hit with an attack while not in Archon form, 350% weapon damage is added to the Wave of Destruction, stacking up to 20 times Vyr's Amazing Arcana Has been redesigned (2) Set Bonus Archon gains the effect of every rune (4) Set Bonus Has been swapped with Fazula's Improbable Chain Archon stacks also increase your Attack Speed, Armor and resistances by 1% You automatically start with 50 Archon stacks when entering Archon form (6) Set Bonus You also gain Archon stacks when you hit with an Archon ability Several existing class-specific Legendary items have been updated to include a unique Legendary power Note: Existing items will not be affected by the following changes. Only new versions of the items will roll with the added Legendary power. Barbarian Arreat's Law Legendary power added Weapon Throw generates up to 15-20 additional Fury based on how far the enemy hit is. Maximum benefit when the enemy hit is 20 or more yards away. Demon Hunter Izzuccob Has been removed Replaced with Valla's Bequest Legendary power added Strafe now pierces Note: Demolition will only pierce once Witch Doctor Scrimshaw Legendary Power added Reduces the Mana cost of Zombie Charger by 30-40% Rolls with 30-40% increased Zombie Charger damage Wizard The Swami Legendary Power added The bonuses from Archon stacks now last for 15-20 seconds after Archon expires New Seasonal Legendary Items Note: The following Seasonal items will be not be available to PC players until Season 4 begins and will be available exclusively to Seasonal characters until the conclusion of Season 4 Bane of the Stricken New Legendary Gem Each attack you make against an enemy increases the damage it takes from your attacks by 1.0% Damage bonus is increased by 0.1% 0.02% per rank Gain 25% increased damage against Rift Guardians and bosses at rank 25 Barbarian Dishonored Legacy New Mighty Weapon Cleave deals up to 300-400% increased damage based on percentage of missing Fury Crusader Sacred Harness New Legendary Belt Judgment - Debilitate is cast at your landing location when casting Falling Sword Demon Hunter The Demon's Demise New Legendary Hand Crossbow Spike Trap - Sticky Trap spreads to nearby enemies when it explodes Monk Lion's Claw New Legendary Fist Weapon Seven-Sided Strike performs an additional 7 strikes Witch Doctor Henri's Perquisition New Mojo The first time an enemy deals damage to you, reduce that damage by 45-60% and Charm the enemy for 3 seconds Wizard Fazula's Improbable Chain New Legendary Belt Has been swapped with Vyr's Amazing Arcana (4) Set Bonus You automatically start with 40-50 Archon stacks when entering Archon form Archon stacks also increase your Attack Speed, Armor and resistances by 1% Return to Top ADVENTURE MODE Bounties There will now only be 1 bonus act per game Completing a bonus act will now award an extra cache with that awards gold, bloodshards, and crafting materials Upon completing the bonus act a new bonus act will be activated The starting bonus act now changes every hour Horadric Caches and bonus caches now contain an act specific crafting material starting at level 70 Horadric Caches now contain a guaranteed Legendary item or Set recipe (if available) Individual bounties no longer award Blood Shards, they are now contained in the bonus cache Horadric Caches now contain gold Time until the helpful locator ping for an objective shows up has been reduced from 5 minutes to 1 minute Second floor bounties will now show 15 remaining enemies instead of 5 Nephalem Rifts Conduit Pylon Duration has been increased from 15 to 30 seconds in Greater Rifts Conduit now deals damage based on your current difficulty level or Greater Rift tier Conduit now deals reduced damage to bosses and Rift Guardians Nephalem Rifts no longer require Keystones The Realm of Trials has been removed from the game Generic Greater Rift Keystones now drop and can drop at any difficulty level Greater Rift tiers are now selected via a dropdown menu The maximum rift tier that can be selected is: Your previous best, or one tier higher than the highest Greater Rift you have successfully completed The amount of progress required to complete a Nephalem Rift or Greater Rift has been increased The option to upgrade a keystone upon successful completion of a Greater Rift has been removed You may now only upgrade Legendary Gems if you complete a Greater Rift before time expires Monster damage in Greater Rifts above tier 25 has been significantly reduced The number of Blood Shards dropped in Greater Rifts above tier 42 has been increased The number of guaranteed Legendary items dropped in Greater Rifts starting at tier 50 has been increased Keywardens now drop Infernal Machines instead of keys; existing keys will be converted into their corresponding machine types upon login Infernal machines only drop for players who are in the same area Infernal Machine crafting recipes have been removed from the game Bug Fixes Fixed an issue that prevented players who were in a game where a Greater Rift was in progress, but were not participating in the rift from changing their skills Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent The Hell Portals bounty from being completed Return to Top CRAFTING Low level crafting materials have been removed from the game Crafting costs and crafting material drop rates have been adjusted to have more parity between the different materials Blacksmith Magic and Rare recipes no longer drop Additional Magic and Rare recipes have been added to fill in gaps while leveling A new filter option has been added that displays items relevant to your level and class Crafted Legendary and Set items no longer require a Legendary crafting material Level 70 crafted Legendary and Set items now require act-specific crafting materials instead of a Forgotten Soul Crafting costs have been standardized across slots Cain's Memory and Cain's Insight now have more relevant affixes Return to Top MONSTERS Jailer Damaged has been reduced by 50% Duration increased from 1 second to 1.5-2.5 seconds The cooldown between monsters in the same pack casting Jailer has been greatly increased Poison Enchanted Monsters in the same pack now have a shared cooldown on casting this ability Monsters now only cast 1 poison bomb at once Individual monster cooldown has been slightly reduced Reflects Damage Now has a warning visual for a short time before dealing damage Now reflects damage of the same type that was dealt Now has a very short internal cooldown Damage inflicted has been increased Only one monster in a pack can reflect damage at a time Monsters can no longer reflect damage while afflicted by a Witch Doctor's Hex Champion packs with the Waller affix can no longer summon a wall within 3 yards of another wall The experience and rift progress granted by several monsters has been adjusted to be more inline with the difficulty required to kill them Fire Chains damage radius has been decreased to more closely match the visual effect Armor Scavenger Armor mechanic has been redesigned Damage has been slightly increased Health has been slightly reduced Burrow time has been slightly increased Corrupted Angels can no longer dash over terrain that cannot be walked on Winged Assassins and Executioners can now be killed while casting and recovering from their leap attacks, but cannot be killed while in midair Winged Assassins, Urzael, and Executioners no longer deal damage if they are killed during their leap attacks Rockworm Now spawn in a burrowed state Must wait a minimum of 4 seconds after surfacing before they may burrow again Sand Sharks must wait a minimum of 4 seconds after surfacing before they may burrow again Rift Guardians Most monsters are no longer allowed to shoot projectiles at targets in melee range Monsters that shoot projectiles will now always aim them at a player, but projectiles can still collide with pets Some monsters maximum ranges have been reduced to make sure they can no longer shoot players from off screen Monsters that use ranged attacks will now make more of an effort to get to a range where they can use them Monsters that charge now target random players Monsters that run away now only do so when approached by players and can now do so less frequently Rift Guardian health has been significantly lowered Eskandiel Wave attack range has been increased Wave attack now has a longer animation before it is cast Orlash Clones may no longer change direction while using their breath attack Orlash will now summon three clones starting at 50% Life Clones duration has been increased Clones will now use their breath attack as soon as they are summoned Melee attack damage has been slightly reduced Greatly reduced the damage radius of Orlash's breath attack Raiziel Electrified affix has been removed Lighting storm strikes now create a charged bolt Lighting storm now strikes more times per cast Can no longer have two lightning storms active at once Can now cast lightning storms more frequently when below 75% health The lightning storm ground visual now persists for the entire duration of the attack Sand Shaper Cyclone duration has been reduced Cyclone damage radius has been decreased Will now summon Cyclones at random distances from himself Stonesinger No longer spawns clones Now summons stone turrets that fire mortars Now has a charge that does not deal damage Melee attack damage has been significantly reduced Now has a knockback Bug Fixes Fixed an issue that caused Eskandiel's wave attack to hit players standing behind him at very close range Fixed an issue that prevented Wasp projectiles fired by Elite Sand Wasps from dealing more damage Fixed an issue that prevented Tethrys' ground AoE from dealing reduced damage to pets Fixed an issue that prevented Orlash's breath attack from dealing reduced damage to pets Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent Corrupted Angels' dash attack from damaging players Fixed an issue that caused the damage from Arcane Sentry to be very slightly out of sync with its visual effect Return to Top USER INTERFACE Right clicking a player on a Leaderboard and selecting view hero details will now display a snapshot of the character at the time of the entry Return to Top [source]http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/19814212/[/source] Looks like a lot of pretty good changes. I'm surprised they didn't tweak more the Cube recipes; that change to Reroll Set Item is about the laziest thing they could have done to prevent easy/cheap perfect Ancients for every two-set recipe... which isn't to say it won't work? Continue reading the Original Blog Post.