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Genre: Role-playing (RPG), Hack and slash/Beat 'em up

Diablo IV

1.1.4 Build #45128 (All Platforms)

Gameplay Updates

  • The total experience bonus from the Urn of Aggression season blessing has been increased from 8% to 20%.

Developer’s Note: We increased the total experience bonus of Urn of Aggression to make the Season Blessing more impactful and to help players seeking Level 100 get there a little faster.

Bug Fixes

Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue where the screen reader didn’t read enemy names.

Quests and Events

  • Fixed an issue where the Lorath's Polearm and Strange Amulet items from the Missing Pieces quest couldn’t be picked up after dropping them and re-entering town while mounted.
  • Fixed an issue where progression for the Remembering the Goose quest could be blocked if the player teleported using the Town Portal or exited the game immediately after placing Tavish's dagger.
  • Fixed an issue where the Retching Mass event did not reward Gold upon completion.
  • Fixed an issue where progression for the Poisoned Hearts quest could be blocked if the player left the area in the middle of Aneta's dialogue with Vera.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where a dialogue option for Kres couldn’t display properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Season Journey's completion percentage in the Season menu would display the progression percentage of the last viewed Chapter instead of the active Chapter.
  • Fixed an issue where the notification stating your Inventory is full could appear unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue where credit would not be received for completing a Malignant Tunnels Season's Journey objective if the heart at the end was not captured.
  • Fixed an issue where the voice over lines did not play for the following taunt Emotes:
    • I Will End You
    • You Will Die!
    • I will Rip Your Soul Apart
    • Die!
    • Prepare for Oblivion
  • Various visual, performance, and stability fixes.

1.1.4 Build #45125 (All Platforms)

Gameplay Updates

  • The total experience bonus from the Urn of Aggression season blessing has been increased from 8% to 20%.

Developer’s Note: We increased the total experience bonus of Urn of Aggression to make the Season Blessing more impactful and to help players seeking Level 100 get there a little faster.

Bug Fixes

Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue where the screen reader didn’t read enemy names.

Quests and Events

  • Fixed an issue where the Lorath's Polearm and Strange Amulet items from the Missing Pieces quest couldn’t be picked up after dropping them and re-entering town while mounted.
  • Fixed an issue where progression for the Remembering the Goose quest could be blocked if the player teleported using the Town Portal or exited the game immediately after placing Tavish's dagger.
  • Fixed an issue where the Retching Mass event did not reward Gold upon completion.
  • Fixed an issue where progression for the Poisoned Hearts quest could be blocked if the player left the area in the middle of Aneta's dialogue with Vera.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where a dialogue option for Kres couldn’t display properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Season Journey's completion percentage in the Season menu would display the progression percentage of the last viewed Chapter instead of the active Chapter.
  • Fixed an issue where the notification stating your Inventory is full could appear unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue where credit would not be received for completing a Malignant Tunnels Season's Journey objective if the heart at the end was not captured.
  • Fixed an issue where the voice over lines did not play for the following taunt Emotes:
    • I Will End You
    • You Will Die!
    • I will Rip Your Soul Apart
    • Die!
    • Prepare for Oblivion
  • Various visual, performance, and stability fixes.

1.1.3 Build #44582 (All Platforms)

Gameplay Updates

Monsters

Crowd Control Sources

We have made various changes to Monster Abilities and Elite Affixes that apply Crowd Control effects, including

  • Cold Enchanted Elites that attack in quick succession (Ex: Ghost Archers and Snake Brutes) will no longer proc the Cold Enchanted on every hit.
  • Chilling Wind will spawn overlapping walls less often.
  • The Stun ability from the Cannibal Gorger can now be more easily avoided.
  • Increased the cooldown on the Cold Goatman Ice Pillars.
  • Reduced the amount of Chill applied from the Cold Spider attack.
  • Reduced the Stun duration from the Nangari Snake Eyes from 1.5 to 1.25 seconds.
  • Other changes that reduce how often the player can be targeted by Crowd Control

Developer’s Note: These changes are aimed at the player having less time being Crowd Controlled and receiving more recovery time after being Crowd Controlled, especially at higher World Tiers.

General

  • The death explosion from Fire Enchanted monsters releases 1 less wave and deals 20% less damage.
  • The damage from the Bloated Corpsefiend’s charge attack has been reduced by 14%.

Miscellaneous

  • Affixes on items will now sort consistently.

Developer’s Note: We're adjusting how Affixes are displayed on item tooltips in Season of Blood. This change will lay the foundation for our ongoing work of making random Affixes easier to compare.

  • The Seasonal and My Class filters in the Codex of Power menu now remember the setting previously selected by the player.
  • Navigating the Glyph Upgrade menu on controller will now feel more natural.
  • Achievements, Trophies, and Challenges with shared unlock criteria across platforms now transfer via cross-platform progression.

Bug Fixes

Season of the Malignant

  • Fixed an issue where the Shadow Clone provided by the Caged Heart of Trickery displayed an improper tooltip in Fields of Hatred.
  • Fixed an issue where Crowd Control effects could be applied to the Shadow Clone from the Caged Heart of Trickery and then carried over to the player.
  • Fixed an issue where the Caged Heart of the Calculated would not trigger its stun effect if the cast skill was Imbued.
  • Fixed an issue where monsters could open the door to the chamber where Varshan is encountered in the Ravening Pit.
  • Fixed an issue where the Echo of Varshan quest would not be completed after defeating Varshan if the player previously died to him.
  • Fixed an issue where completed Season Journey objectives displayed in the Recently Completed section of the Challenges menu.
  • Fixed an issue where the rewards for defeating Varshan the first time wouldn't go to the player's Stash if they were missed.
  • Fixed an issue where Echo of Varshan did not have a guaranteed Legendary drop chance after Level 35.
  • Fixed an issue where Cormond would not appear after defeating Varshan during the Cold Hard Truth quest if the party leader was killed during the fight.

Gameplay

  • When the following Skills and Powers were applied by a player on a monster, other players were unexpectedly able to benefit from that effect. This issue has been fixed.
    • Skills and Passives
      • Decrepify
      • Shadowblight
      • Twisting Blades
      • Shatter
    • Paragon Nodes and Glyphs
      • Hemorrhage
      • Exploit Weakness
      • Revenge
      • Dominate
      • Fang and Claw
      • Deadraiser
      • Amplify
  • Fixed an issue where a Druid player's inventory could fill up with Spirit Blessings, blocking progression for Quests that had items associated with them.

Developer’s Note: Druidic Spirit Offerings can now be dropped from the Quest Inventory, allowing other Quest items to be picked up.

  • Fixed an issue where players could lose Aberrant Cinders upon entering a Cellar.
  • Fixed an issue where players could become temporarily stationary when trying to evade immediately after casting a channeled spell (Ex: Incinerate or Lightning Storm).
  • Fixed an issue where Treasure Goblins did not drop a guaranteed Legendary item when defeated between Levels 15 and 40.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple bosses were not guaranteed to drop legendary items at level 35 and beyond.

User Interface

  • Fixed an issue where the disbanding of a clan prompt directed the player to enter the clan's name instead of using the provided code.
  • Fixed an issue where the quest marker for searching the Records Room during the Answers in the Ashes quest wouldn't disappear after advancing past the objective.
  • Fixed an issue where the Blessed Mother Departed objective referenced the wrong name for the Echo of Hatred dungeon.
  • Fixed an issue where two overlapping icons would display for Cormond's Workbench in the Dry Steppes.
  • Fixed an issue where progress notifications for untracked Whispers could repeatedly display the same update.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where mounted NPCs could appear to be riding an invisible horse. (GHOST HORSES?!?)
  • Fixed an issue where Classes that can't equip daggers could equip the Skeleton Key, the dagger rewarded for completing the Dead to Rights quest.
  • Fixed an issue where progression could be blocked during the Jewel of the East quest in Co-Op Play.
  • Fixed an issue where the Spirt of the Lost Grove Druid class quest could have its progression blocked if the player joined a Party after activating the last stone.
  • Fixed an issue where Rogues could use Concealment to skip a phase of the Echo of Lilith encounter.
  • Various performance and stability improvements across all platforms.

1.1.2 Build #43953 (All Platforms)

Gameplay Updates

  • The wait time for a Malignant Monster to spawn after activating a Malignant Heart in the world has been reduced from 5 to 2 seconds.
  • Players are now in the Trade Channel by default. Navigate to the in-game settings to opt-out.

Bug Fixes

Dungeons and Events

  • Fixed an issue where Nightmare Dungeons could be repeated by promoting other party members to leader.
  • Fixed an issue where the Gathering Legions event could stop progressing even after defeating all nearby enemies.

Druid

  • Fixed an issue where Boulders cast with the Aspect of Metamorphic Stone equipped would not deal more than 100% damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the Agitated Winds malignant power would trigger when breaking destructible objects.
  • Fixed an issue where the Aspect of the Alpha Werewolf companions could float above the ground.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where the Fury Against Fate quest couldn't be completed.
  • Fixed an issue where Iron Skin Elixirs could be obtained indefinitely by repeatedly accepting and abandoning the Desperate Remedies quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the Call of the Ancients quest would not progress if the party leader was dead when the boss was defeated.
  • Fixed an issue where the Call of the Ancients quest would not progress if Gharl was killed before his dialogue was triggered.
  • Fixed an issue where side quests for crafting items could direct the player to the wrong NPC.

User Interface and User Experience

  • Fixed an issue where white lines were appearing on the World Map.
  • Fixed an issue where the Season Journey menu could malfunction when finishing a chapter.
  • Fixed an issue where the notification for the World Boss appearance would malfunction if the player hadn't unlocked Whispers of the Dead yet.
  • Fixed an issue where linking an item in chat wouldn't display properly in the Battle.net app.
  • Fixed an issue where the Holding Back the Flood quest marker would display on Dungeon exits but not on the world map.
  • The tooltip for the Caged Heart of Determination had its description updated to clarify that it specifically reduces resource draining effects from enemies.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where the A Boon in the Tide Season Journey objective could not be completed as expected.
  • Fixed an issue where teleporting to a Dungeon entrance could be done while using invincibility-granting skills (Ex: Blood Mist).
  • Fixed an issue where some interactable objects—particularly corpses— could not be interacted with.
  • Fixed an issue where mount skills were sometimes not available after leaving a city.
  • Fixed an issue where the Calculated malignant power would consume the stun effect on non-damaging abilities.
  • Fixed an issue where Druids, Necromancers, and Rogues could not gamble for Helms at the Unsavory Oddities vendor in Fields of Hatred towns.
  • Fixed an issue where you could not replace an equipped Wrathful Heart with another Wrathful Heart.
  • Fixed an issue where the frost effect of the Penitent Greaves didn't display properly in the final campaign boss arena.
  • Fixed an issue where quest items could randomly appear in town.
  • Various stability and performance improvements.
  • Various other miscellaneous fixes to Shop Cosmetics.
  • The Caged Heart of Tal'Rasha and Caged Heart of the Great Feast now match their tooltip and are correctly calculated as multiplicative instead of additive.

1.1.2 Build #43969 (All Platforms)

Gameplay Updates

  • The wait time for a Malignant Monster to spawn after activating a Malignant Heart in the world has been reduced from 5 to 2 seconds.
  • Players are now in the Trade Channel by default. Navigate to the in-game settings to opt-out.

Bug Fixes

Dungeons and Events

  • Fixed an issue where Nightmare Dungeons could be repeated by promoting other party members to leader.
  • Fixed an issue where the Gathering Legions event could stop progressing even after defeating all nearby enemies.

Druid

  • Fixed an issue where Boulders cast with the Aspect of Metamorphic Stone equipped would not deal more than 100% damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the Agitated Winds malignant power would trigger when breaking destructible objects.
  • Fixed an issue where the Aspect of the Alpha Werewolf companions could float above the ground.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where the Fury Against Fate quest couldn't be completed.
  • Fixed an issue where Iron Skin Elixirs could be obtained indefinitely by repeatedly accepting and abandoning the Desperate Remedies quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the Call of the Ancients quest would not progress if the party leader was dead when the boss was defeated.
  • Fixed an issue where the Call of the Ancients quest would not progress if Gharl was killed before his dialogue was triggered.
  • Fixed an issue where side quests for crafting items could direct the player to the wrong NPC.

User Interface and User Experience

  • Fixed an issue where white lines were appearing on the World Map.
  • Fixed an issue where the Season Journey menu could malfunction when finishing a chapter.
  • Fixed an issue where the notification for the World Boss appearance would malfunction if the player hadn't unlocked Whispers of the Dead yet.
  • Fixed an issue where linking an item in chat wouldn't display properly in the Battle.net app.
  • Fixed an issue where the Holding Back the Flood quest marker would display on Dungeon exits but not on the world map.
  • The tooltips for the Caged Heart of Tal'Rasha and Caged Heart of the Great Feast now correctly state that their bonuses are additive instead of multiplicative.
  • The tooltip for the Caged Heart of Determination had its description updated to clarify that it specifically reduces resource draining effects from enemies.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where the A Boon in the Tide Season Journey objective could not be completed as expected.
  • Fixed an issue where teleporting to a Dungeon entrance could be done while using invincibility-granting skills (Ex: Blood Mist).
  • Fixed an issue where some interactable objects—particularly corpses— could not be interacted with.
  • Fixed an issue where mount skills were sometimes not available after leaving a city.
  • Fixed an issue where the Calculated malignant power would consume the stun effect on non-damaging abilities.
  • Fixed an issue where Druids, Necromancers, and Rogues could not gamble for Helms at the Unsavory Oddities vendor in Fields of Hatred towns.
  • Fixed an issue where you could not replace an equipped Wrathful Heart with another Wrathful Heart.
  • Fixed an issue where the frost effect of the Penitent Greaves didn't display properly in the final campaign boss arena.
  • Fixed an issue where quest items could randomly appear in town.
  • Various stability and performance improvements.
  • Various other miscellaneous fixes to Shop Cosmetics.

1.1.1 Build #43794 (All Platforms)

Class Balance Updates

Hello wanderer, welcome to Patch 1.1.1!

We’ve made quite a few balance adjustments to Classes. Our goals with this patch are as follows:

  1. We want to improve the effectiveness of Sorcerers and Barbarians while addressing the following for each Class:
    • Sorcerer
      • Improve late-game survivability, mostly through Paragon Board improvements.
      • Adjust some Class mechanics to move away from “Kiss-Curse” effects—this is where the player gains power but loses power somewhere else.
    • Barbarian
      • Speed up the flow of combat in the early game by increasing Fury generation on Basic Skills.
      • Add late-game excitement by increasing the power of Unique items.
  2. Strengthen builds that aren’t reaching a high power level.
  3. Diversify the use cases for Legendary items and other effects that are overly situational.

Skills

  • Bash
    • Fury gained increased from 11 to 13.
  • Flay
    • Fury gained increased from 10 to 13.
  • Enhanced Frenzy
    • Fury gained increased from 2 to 3.
  • Lunging Strike
    • Fury gained increased from 10 to 12.
  • Double Swing
    • Damage increased from 40% to 50%.
  • Enhanced Rupture
    • Damage increased from 45% to 70%.
  • Enhanced Charge
    • Damage increased from 30% to 60%.
  • Mighty Charge
    • Vulnerable duration increased from 2 to 4 seconds.
  • Violent Upheaval
    • If Upheaval damages at least 2 enemies or a Boss, you gain Berserking for 2 seconds, increased to 3 seconds if it damages at least 4 enemies.

Passives

  • Aggressive Resistance
    • Damage reduction increased from 3% to 4%.
  • Gushing Wounds
    • Bleed damage dealt based on Critical Damage bonus increased from 100% to 115%.
    • Bleed damage when Overpowering increased from 11% to 70%.
  • Unconstrained
    • Berserking damage bonus increased from 25% to 35%.
    • Updated the tooltip to more clearly reflect this Key Passive’s value
  • Walking Arsenal
    • Bonus damage duration increased from 6 to 8 seconds.

Legendaries

  • Aspect of Ancestral Force
    • Damage increased from 32-50% to 40-58%.
  • Death Wish Aspect
    • Thorns increased from .5-.75 to .65-.85.
  • Aspect of Unrelenting Fury
    • Core Skill cost to refund increased from 10-20% to 20-30%.
    • Additional functionality:
      • Cost refund also granted when hitting Bosses.
  • Aspect of Ancestral Charge
    • Damage increased from 50-100% to 75-125%.
  • Aspect of Burning Rage
    • Damage increased from .22-.28 to .3-.38.
  • Aspect of Bul-Kathos
    • Damage reduction while in Earthquakes increased from 5-15% to 15-25%.
  • Earthquake Aspect
    • Damage bonus in Earthquakes increased from 5-15% to 15-25%.

Uniques

  • Fields of Crimson
    • Damage increased from .18-.34 to .22-.38.
    • Damage that enemies take standing in pools increased from 15% to 20%.
    • Rupture Cooldown Reduction affix replaced with Bonus Critical Strike Damage.
  • Hellhammer
    • Damage increased from .6-.8 to .85-1.1.
    • Burning duration increased from 3 to 4 seconds.
    • Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies affix replaced with Bonus Critical Strike Damage.
  • Ramaladni’s Magnum Opus
    • Physical Damage affix replaced with Vulnerable Damage.
  • 100,000 Steps
    • Attacks reduce Evade’s cooldown affix replace with bonus Evade charges.
    • Damage against Stunned affix replace with bonus Movement Speed.
  • Battle Trance
    • Basic Skill Damage affix replaced with Cooldown Reduction.
    • Bonus Attack Speed to other skills increased from 10-20% to 35-45%.

Skills

  • Fundamental Invigorating Strike
    • Energy threshold increased from 50% to 75%.
  • Primary Forceful Arrow
    • Every third cast pierces enemies.
  • Enhanced Caltrops
    • Damage bonus increased from 3% to 5%.
  • Poison Trap
    • Damage increased from 344% to 396%.
  • Supreme Rain of Arrows
    • Rain of Arrow’s first wave Knocks Down enemies for 3 seconds.

Passives

  • Victimize
    • Lucky Hit chance increased from 35% to 45%.
  • Rugged
    • Damage Reduction against Damage over Time effects increased from 6/12/18% to 9/18/27%.
  • Siphoning Strikes
    • Lucky Hit chance increased from 75% to 85%.

Legendaries

  • Aspect of Elusive Menace
    • No longer requires hits to be from Close enemies.
  • Aspect of Quickening Fog
    • You automatically drop a Smoke Grenade at the end of Dash. Smoke Grenades reduce Dash’s cooldown by .4-.6 seconds per target hit, up to 2-3 seconds.

Uniques

  • Windforce
    • All Stats affix replaced with Vulnerable Damage.
  • Word of Hakan
    • Ultimate Damage affix replaced with Cooldown Reduction.

Skills

  • Earth Spike
    • Spirit gain increased from 11 to 13.
  • Claw
    • Spirit gain increased from 11 to 12.
  • Storm Strike
    • Spirit gain increased from 14 to 15.
  • Wind Shear
    • Spirit gain increased from 13 to 14.
  • Maul
    • Spirit gain increased from 15 to 17.
  • Wolves
    • Passive damage increased from 7.8% to 11%.
    • Active damage increased from 110% to 135%.
  • Enhanced Wolf Pack
    • Damage bonus increased from 20% to 25%.
  • Brutal Wolf Pack
    • Attack Speed bonus increased from 20% to 25%.
  • Ferocious Wolf Pack
    • Fortify amount increased from 5% to 8%.
  • Ravens
    • Passive damage increased from 13% to 20%.
  • Brutal Ravens
    • Additional functionality:
      • Increase the passive damage of Ravens by 40%.
  • Rabies
    • Damage over time increased from 76% to 110%.

Paragon

  • Lightning Resilience Rare Node
    • Maximum Life bonus increased from 4% to 6%.

Legendaries

  • Aspect of Metamorphic Stone
    • Spirit cost reduced from 60 to 50.
    • Damage dealt increased from 80-100% to 100-120%.
  • Aspect of the Alpha
    • Damage increased from 75-100% to 90-115%.
  • Mangled Aspect
    • Resource gain increased from 1 to 3.

Class Mechanic

  • Overload
    • Lucky Hit Chance increased from 20% to 40%.

Skills

  • Flickering Fire Bolt
    • Fire Bolt generates 2 Mana when hitting an enemy.
  • Enhanced Fireball
    • Casting Fireball increases its radius by 50%.
  • Destructive Fireball
    • Fireball’s Critical Strike Damage is increased by 20%. This bonus is increased to 30% if Fireball hits at least 3 enemies.
  • Greater Chain Lightning
    • Each time Chain Lightning bounces, it deals 5% increased damage for its duration.
  • Destructive Chain Lightning
    • Chance to form Crackling Energy increased from 25% to 30%.

Passives

  • Vyr’s Mastery
    • Damage bonus increased from 10% to 15%.
  • Esu’s Ferocity
    • Additional functionality:
      • Both bonuses are also granted for 3 seconds when hitting a Boss with a Critical Strike.
  • Combustion
    • Your Burning effects deal x20% increased damage, plus an additional x2% increased damage per unique source of Burning you have applied to the enemy.

Paragon

  • Searing Heat Legendary Node
    • Casting Fireball or Meteor increases your Critical Strike Chance by 5% for 5 seconds, up to 15%.
  • Ceaseless Conduit Legendary Node
    • Increase Crackling Energy’s damage from 2% to 3% per 20 Intelligence the player has Reinforce Rare Glyph.
  • Territorial Rare Glyph
    • Damage reduction increased from 10% to 15%.
  • Warding Rare Glyph
    • Damage reduction increased from 13% to 25%.
  • Keeper of Flames Rare Node
    • Damage reduction increased from 4% to 5%.
    • Bonus damage reduction increased from 4% to 5%.
  • Smoldering Embers Rare Node
    • Damage reduction from burning enemies increased from 4% to 5%.
    • Bonus damage reduction from burning enemies increased from 4% to 5%.
  • Guarded Rare Node
    • Damage reduction from Vulnerable enemies increased from 4% to 5%.
    • Bonus damage reduction from Vulnerable enemies increased from 4% to 5%.
  • Oppressive Rare Node
    • Damage reduction from Vulnerable enemies increased from 4% to 5%.
  • Lightning Resilience Rare Node
    • Maximum Life bonus increased from 4% to 6%.

Legendaries

  • Serpentine Aspect
    • You may have 1 additional Hydra active, and Hydra’s duration is increased by 14-24%.
    • This now also affects Hydra’s Enchantment Effect.
  • Aspect of Conflagration
    • Bonus Burning damage increased from 20-30% to 20-40%.
  • Aspect of Engulfing Flames
    • Bonus Burning damage increased from 30%-40% to 60%-80%.
  • Aspect of Three Curses
    • Increase the Critical Strike Damage of Meteor and Fireball by 20%-40%. Double this bonus against Healthy enemies.
  • Flamewalker’s Aspect
    • Bonus Movement Speed duration increased from 4 to 6 seconds.
  • Gravitational Aspect
    • Ball Lightning orbits around you and deals 15-25% increased damage.
  • Aspect of Unbroken Tether
    • Additional Chain Lightning bounces increased from 2 to 4.
  • Recharging Aspect
    • Each time Chain Lightning bounces, you gain 1.5-3 Mana.
  • Charged Aspect
    • Bonus Movement Speed duration increased from 4 to 8 seconds.
  • Aspect of the Bounding Conduit
    • Bonus Movement Speed increased from 20-25% to 25-30%.
  • New Legendary - Mage-Lord’s Aspect
    • Increase Vyr's Mastery Key Passive's Damage Reduction by 6-9% for each Close enemy, up to 18-27%.
  • Aspect of Frozen Orbit
    • Damage increased from 20-30% to 30-40%.
  • Storm Swell Aspect
    • Bonus damage increased from 11-20% to 21-30%.
  • Snowveiled Aspect
    • Unstoppable duration increased from 2-3 seconds to 3-5 seconds.
    • Additional functionality:
      • Also grants 10% bonus Armor for 3-5 seconds.
  • Incendiary Aspect
    • Lucky Hit: Damage from your Pyromancy skills has up to a 12-17% chance to restore 10 Mana.
  • Snowguard’s Aspect
    • While within your own Blizzard and for 3 seconds after leaving it, you take 20-25% less damage.
  • Aspect of Concentration
    • Mana Regeneration increased from 20-30% to 40-50%.
    • Duration requirement to gain its benefit reduced from 3 to 2 seconds.

Uniques

  • Gloves of the Illuminator
    • Damage penalty reduced from 65-55% to 45-35%.
    • Damage to Stunned affix replaced with Lucky Hit: Change to Restore Resource.
    • Illuminator’s first bounce occurs much closer to the player.

Skills

  • Enhanced Bone Spirit
    • Cooldown reduction increased from 6 to 7 seconds.

Paragon

  • Wither Legendary Board
    • Willpower requirement for bonuses reduced from 50 to 40.
    • Bonus damage per 40 Willpower increased from 2.5% to 4%.

Legendaries

  • Aspect of Empowering Reaper
    • Damaging enemies with Sever has a 10-20% chance to spawn a pool of Blight under the target that deals 20-60% bonus damage. This effect can only happen once every 3 seconds.
  • Aspect of Exposed Flesh
    • Lucky Hit: Up to a 10% chance to generate 30-50 Essence when hitting a Vulnerable enemy.
  • Aspect of Decay
    • Damage increased from 20-40% to 25-45%.
  • Aspect of Torment
    • Essence Regeneration increased from 20-30% to 90-170%.
  • Hulking Aspect
    • Legendary category changed from Resource to Utility.
    • Chance for Golem to reduce its cooldown increased from 1-4% to 2-5%.
    • Chance to Golem to spawn a corpse increased from 0.5-2% to 1-2.5%.

Uniques

  • Greaves of the Empty Tomb
    • Intelligence affix replaced with Bonus Movement Speed.

Minions

  • The following attacks now deal reduced damage to Druid Companions and Necromancer Minions:
    • Balrog
      • Fire Breath
    • Elite Affixes
      • Fire Enchanted
      • Electrified Obelisks
      • Shock Lance

Gameplay Updates

Monster Density

We are increasing monster density in Nightmare Dungeons and in Helltide.

  • Bosses above Level 60 will have more health. Examples:
    • Bosses at Level 60 and below remain unchanged.
    • Bosses at Level 80 have 50% increased health.
    • Bosses at Level 100 have 100% increased health.
    • Bosses at Level 120 have 120% increased health.
    • Bosses at Level 150 and above have 150% increased health.

Bosses and Events

Developer’s Note: We are making adjustments to the health values of high-level boss monsters.

  • Level 35 and higher boss monsters will now have a 100% chance to drop a Legendary item.
  • Treasure Goblins now have an increased Legendary item drop chance from Level 6-14 and guarantee a Legendary item drop starting at Level 15.
  • Legion Events are now more rewarding and guarantee a Legendary item drop starting at level 35.

General

  • We have made multiple improvements on how damage and other effects interact with active barriers.
    • Bonus damage or bonus effects that are applied on-hit or when dealing damage will now apply that same effect through barriers.
      • Ex: The Exploit Paragon Glyph will now apply Vulnerable to enemies that have an active barrier.
    • Cheat death effects will now work properly when the player has an active barrier.
    • This also affects PvP play.
  • Varshan will now break through any Bone Wall segments he dashes through.
  • The cost for refunding Skill and Paragon Points has been reduced. The reduction starts small at lower Levels and hits a maximum of 40% at Level 100.
    • Ex: Level 50 - 12%, Level 60 - 18%, Level 70 - 24%, Level 80 - 30%.
  • We've increased the stack limit for Elixirs from 20 to 99.
  • An additional Stash Tab can now be purchased at the Stash with gold.
  • We have restored the cast time for Leave Dungeon back to 3 seconds.

Developer’s Note: Leave Dungeon ability was being used as another method of easy escape from danger in dungeons, particularly for Hardcore players. However, we recognize that this is outweighed by the downside of the game feeling less responsive. We’ve heard your feedback, and are reversing this change.

  • The following Nightmare Dungeon affixes have been removed:
    • Resource Burn
    • Backstabbers
    • Empowered Elites (Cold Enchanted)

Malignant Hearts

  • Caged Heart of Spellbreaking
    • Changed to: Upon taking Elemental Damage, gain 10-20% Damage Reduction for 5 seconds.

Generic Unique Items

  • Temerity
    • + All Stats affix replaced with Max Life.
    • Barrier is now based on maximum Life.
    • Now properly accounted by conditions checking for the player having a Barrier.

Bug Fixes

Accessibility

  • Screen Reader support for reading class icons has been added.
  • Fixed an issue where the Screen Reader wouldn't read out capitalized, accented letters, or special characters.

Cooperative Play

  • Fixed an issue where progression in the Final Straw quest could be blocked during Co-op play.
  • Fixed an issue where only the first player could activate Points of Interest during Co-op play.
  • Fixed an issue where using a Town Portal while attempting to enter a dungeon would cause both players to get stuck during Local Co-Op play.
  • Fixed an issue where follower NPCs could not function properly in scenarios where players were mounted during Local Co-Op play.
  • Fixed an issue where the quest progress tracker of other players wouldn't display properly in certain situations during Local Co-Op play.
  • Fixed an issue where the Season Info would not properly display when Player 2 created a new character during Local Co-Op play.
  • Fixed an issue where a player engaged in conversation with an NPC would see a black screen if another player in their party teleported away.

Dungeons

  • Fixed an issue where progression in the Seaside Decent Dungeon could be blocked when the Butcher or a Treasure Goblin spawned behind the barrier.
  • Fixed an issue where the Determination malignant power wouldn't function against the Resource Burn affix for Nightmare Dungeons.
  • Fixed an issue where the Resource Burn affix for Nightmare Dungeons was applying from close enemies and not just distant enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where the Boss in the Den of the Blighted could be damaged through the fog wall.
  • Critters, non-combative creatures,in Nightmare Dungeons with the Death Pulse affix will no longer explode on death (this explosion was never dealing damage).
  • Fixed an issue where players could leave their Party after dying in a Nightmare dungeon, re-enter their party, and then re-enter the dungeon and not have their revives count towards the Dungeon's revive cap.
  • Fixed an issue where Animus carriers killed before the Animus objective was triggered would not drop Animus, blocking dungeon progression.
  • Fixed an issue where the Reset Dungeon button often malfunctioned.
  • Fixed an issue where Keeper Xor'lim sometimes would not drop Garan's Key in the Garan Hold Nightmare Dungeon.

Gameplay

Barbarian

  • Fixed an issue where Charge didn't carry all enemies hit along with the Barbarian.
  • Fixed an issue where Lunging Strike could cause the player character to get stuck under the ground.
  • Fixed an issue where the bonus Critical Strike chance granted by the Focused Rage malignant power could be consumed by non-combat skills.
  • Fixed an issue where the Aspect of Berserk Ripping wouldn't cause targets to bleed when Berserking.

Druid

  • The tooltip for the Moonrage malignant power now also communicates the power's additional Lucky Hit chance of spawning a wolf when damaging a boss.
    • This tooltip now properly communicates that it grants +3 ranks to Wolves.
  • Fixed an issue where Call of the Wild and Aspect of the Stampede were not properly affecting the passive portions of Companion skills and the active portion of Wolves.

Necromancer

  • Fixed an issue that caused more Blood Orbs than intended to be active at the same time. Blood Orbs now function like Crackling Energy in that they cap at 30.
  • Fixed an issue where guaranteed Overpower attacks from the Rathma's Vigor key passive were not benefiting from the Paragon Legendary Node Bloodbath.
  • Fixed an issue where the automatic Corpse Explosion casts from the Sacrilegious malignant power could ignore the damage reducing effect from the power when using unenhanced Corpse Explosion.
  • Fixed an issue where the Untimely Death aspect only increased Overpower damage on the Blood Lance that was cast and not other lanced targets.
  • Fixed an issue where when the Decrepit Aura Malignant Power was equipped twice, the power with the lowest number of near enemies required to activate was not the one that would trigger.
  • Fixed an issue where shields held by a Necromancer would cover their face in loading screens.
  • Fixed an issue where the Necromancer’s Imperfectly Balanced passive could only have 1 point allocated to it.
  • Fixed an issue where the Decrepit Aura malignant power wouldn't trigger when mounted.

Rogue

  • Fixed an issue where Poison Trap could be infinitely cast without spending Energy by using the Concealment skill near zone transition areas.
  • Fixed an issue where the Shadow clone's taunt effect from the Trickery malignant power could Taunt other players in PvP, and the taunt was not breakable by Unstoppable effects.

Sorcerer

  • Fixed an issue where the Elemental Dominance passive didn't function correctly when using Core and Mastery skills that dealt Damage over Time.
    • Ex: A meteor cast at above 50 mana that would take you under 50 mana would not get the full damage bonus.
  • Fixed an issue where the Omnipower Malignant Power wouldn't properly consume additional mana, which would then not trigger other interactions with additional resource consumption.
    • Ex: the damage reduction from the Mana Shield passive.
  • Fixed an issue where the Omnipower malignant power was inconsistently launching the appropriate number of projectiles. In addition, the tooltip has been updated to better describe the power.

Developer’s Note: The previous tooltip was a bit misleading as it did not consume the entirety of your mana pool. It will consume as much as it can depending on the number rolled on the affix.

  • Fixed an issue where the effects from the Dark Dance malignant power would reset the Align the Elements passive.
  • Fixed an issue where the random location teleport effect from The Oculus could cause players to get stuck in the environment.

General

  • Fixed an issue where the speed increase from the Spur skill while mounted was slower on Controller than Keyboard and Mouse.
  • Fixed an issue where Invasion portals spawned during certain Helltide events could be pushed off screen with Fear effects.
  • Fixed an issue where Paragon Rare Nodes would sometimes not provide bonuses with stat-boosting gear.
  • Fixed an issue where continuously enchanting an item could result in having the same stat show repeatedly in subsequent re-rolls.
  • Fixed an issue where post-death damaging effects ignored the damage reduction from stats of close or distant enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where mounting your steed while moving would behave erratically when playing on console.

Monsters

  • Fixed an issue where Elite enemies with the Teleporter affix could teleport from off-screen and deal excessive damage.
  • Fixed an issue where Tusked Charger enemies could still damage the player after dying.
  • Fixed an issue where the Corpse Spawn enemy wouldn't attack the player.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mahjoob monster was more difficult to defeat than intended.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where progression would be blocked during the Reject the Mother quest if the player left the game and came back.
  • Fixed an issue where Quest objectives could be missed while mounted during the Desperate Remedies quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the Fury Against Fate quest could have its progression blocked.
  • Fixed an issue where the Quest tracker pin would not be visible outside of the zone where the Ruins of Faith quest was located.
  • Fixed an issue where the Gore-soaked barricade could become indestructible after exiting and returning to the Cellar during the Fury Against Fate quest.
  • Fixed an issue where players could repeatedly fight Varshan during the final Seasonal quest by resetting the Dungeon where he spawns.

Season of the Malignant

  • Fixed an issue where the Prudent Heart malignant power would not trigger while mounted.
  • Fixed an issue where the Dark Dance malignant power could behave as if the player was damaging themselves, which could apply other effects that occur when the player deals damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the Invoker of Varshan recipe could be lost.
    • For any player that lost the recipe, it can be acquired from any malignant kill after the seasonal quest line has been completed.
  • Fixed an issue where the Barber malignant power would absorb damage from all other players and not just the player with it equipped.
  • Fixed an issue where the Urn of Bargaining season blessing was increasing the enchant costs for items.
  • Fixed an issue where the Dark Dance Malignant Heart could kill the player. It will no longer consume life if the player does not have enough life to pay.
  • Fixed an issue where effects that build up from dealing damage, such as Rogue's Inner Sight, wouldn't properly build up while the effect from the Barber Malignant Heart was active.

Shop and Battle Pass

  • Fixed an issue where the Arise emote’s visual effects wouldn’t appear when playing on low graphical settings.
  • Fixed an issue where the Dagger Tap emote for Rogue from the Battle Pass would lock player movement for its duration.
  • Fixed an issue where the female Necromancer animation for the Cage Puppetry emote had visual errors in the preview.
  • Fixed an issue where the Phantasm Walker cosmetic set had multiple visual errors, such as clipping.

UI

  • Fixed an issue where text was missing when speaking to Kres during the Tangled Memories quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the subtitles during the Light Extinguished quest were out of sync with the voiced dialogue.
  • Fixed an issue where the tooltip would show the wrong name for Wrathful Malignant Hearts when equipping two rings with the heart socketed in it.
  • Fixed multiple issues with text description inconsistency in Shop Bundles.
  • Fixed an issue where the Scroll of Amnesia tooltip referenced stat points instead of Paragon Points.
  • Fixed an issue where the tooltips for the Social and Miscellaneous tabs in the action wheel were mismatched.
  • Fixed an issue where the tooltip for Battlepass emotes would erroneously describe the Emotes as Shop emotes instead of Seasonal emotes.
  • Fixed an issue where the Coldiron Aegis displayed as supporting all classes, even though not all classes can use shields.
  • Fixed an issue where the timer for Whispers could display incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Stele of Velkhova and Hero Overwhelmed headstones were missing names in the Wardrobe.
  • Fixed multiple Localization issues.
  • Fixed an issue where the button highlights for controller would disappear after dismissing the Buy More Platinum prompt while navigating the Battle Pass menu.
  • Fixed an issue where The Hero list could not be re-ordered.
  • Fixed an issue where the player’s displayed death marker on the minimap was inaccurate compared to where their corpse was.
  • Fixed an issue where the quest markers would display incorrectly if the player left the area and returned during the Answers in the Ashes quest.
  • Fixed an issue where Mount Armor and Trophies wouldn't update when selecting other Mounts in the Stable Master Vendor menu.
  • Fixed an issue where controller button highlights could disappear in the Stablemaster’s menu.
  • Fixed an issue where the Battle Pass interface would not properly navigate to the appropriate tier after tier skipping.
  • Fixed an issue where the Die! Emote from the battle pass displayed its name incorrectly.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where the Reins of the Bloody steed would reappear in the Stablemaster’s menu after it was already acquired.
  • Fixed an issue where opening multiple Clan Profile windows would cause a crash.
  • Fixed an issue where a certain Necromancer hairstyle would intersect the character's neck in cutscenes.
  • Fixed an issue where Audio from Cormond could be heard even if the player was far away from him during the Enter the Forest Clearing quest step.
  • Fixed an issue where the weather effect and map color change to denote Helltide would persist after Helltide ended.
  • Fixed an issue where skipping the initial cutscene after creating a new character could cause a crash.
  • Fixed an issue where the Bloody Liquid Steed was not always rewarded after defeating Echo of Lilith.
  • Various other visual, stability, and performance improvements for all platforms.

1.1.0c Build #43487 (All Platforms)

  • Fixed an issue where several Focus off-hand items could only have an aspect imprinted on them once.
  • Fixed an issue where combining the Dark Dance and Punishing Speed Malignant Powers could cause the player to stun themselves.
  • Fixed an issue where the Grim Reward Season Journey objective could be repeated by dropping and picking up the same stash.
  • Fixed an issue where the Werebear and Werewolf fur color was too bright in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where movement on specific controllers was often not functioning correctly.
  • Updated the activation of the Premium Battle Pass with a confirmation pop-up.
  • The default focus (the button the controller will first highlight) on the Battle Pass screen is now the Season Journey button.
  • Fixed multiple instances where players were encountering crashes.
  • Further stability improvements.
  • Fixed an interaction with the Agitated Winds Malignant Heart power which led to automatic Cyclone Armor casts to ignore its own cooldown.
  • Acquiring or re-allocating Seasonal Blessings will now clear the vendor buyback inventory.

1.1.0b Build #43391 (All Platforms)

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Gameplay Updates

Season of the Malignant

Items

  • Malignant Hearts will now always grant armor that directly maps with their item power.

World Tiers

  • Removed the level requirement for World Tiers III and IV.

1.1.0a (All Platforms) Build #43333 (PC) and #43223 (Console)

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New Unique items and Legendary Aspects

New Unique items and Legendary Aspects have been discovered in Sanctuary. Use them to enhance your characters in the Eternal or Seasonal Realm. These Unique items can be obtained from World Tier IV and the Legendary Aspects can be obtained from any World Tier.

6 Unique Items

General

  • Ahavarion Spear of Lycander (Uber Unique Staff – World Tier 4): Gain a random Shrine effect for 10-20 seconds after killing an Elite enemy. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.

Developer’s Note: Ahavarion Spear of Lycander is an extremely rare drop. We wish you luck in recovering it from the armies of the Burning Hells.

Barbarian

  • Azurewrath (Unique Sword): Lucky Hit - Your Core Skills have up to a 20% chance to Freeze enemies for 3 seconds and deal 0.75-1.5 Cold damage to them.

Druid

  • Fleshrender (Unique One-Hand Mace): Debilitating Roar and Blood Howl deal 0.5-1.0 damage to Nearby Poisoned enemies.

Necromancer

  • Lidless Wall (Unique Shield): Lucky Hit - While you have an active Bone Storm, hitting an enemy outside of a Bone Storm has up to a 5-25% chance to spawn an additional Bone Storm at their location. Each of your active Sacrifice bonuses increases the chance by 25% and the total number of additional Bone Storms you can have by +1.

Rogue

  • Eaglehorn (Unique Bow): Penetrating Shot has a 30-80% chance to fire an arrow that bounces off walls and scenery. Hitting enemies from behind with Penetrating Shot will make them Vulnerable for 3 seconds.

Sorcerer

  • The Oculus (Unique Wand): Gain the effect of the Teleport Enchantment for free. When you Evade using Teleport Enchantment, you are taken to a random location.

Developer’s Note: The Azurewrath and Fleshrender Unique Items have flat damage effects, which scale with power. For example, at 820 Item Power, Azurewrath deals between 3359-6718 damage.

7 New Legendary Aspects

General

  • Audacity (Utility Aspect): When there are at least 5 Close enemies, Stun them for 2-4 seconds. This can only occur once every 20 seconds.
  • Craven (Mobility Aspect): You gain 20-40% increased Movement Speed when moving away from Slowed or Chilled enemies.

Barbarian

  • Ancestral Charge (Offensive Aspect): Charge calls forth 4 Ancients who also Charge, dealing 50-100% of normal damage.

Druid

  • Subterranean (Offensive Aspect): Poison Creeper’s active also casts Landslide in a circle around you. Earth Skills deal 10-20% increased damage to Poisoned enemies.

Necromancer

  • Gore Quills (Offensive Aspect): Blood Lance will consume Blood Orbs to also conjure lances from them. Each additional Blood Lance deals 20-50% of normal damage and prioritizes targeting un-lanced enemies.

Rogue

  • Pestilent Points (Offensive Aspect): Every third cast of Puncture is Poison Imbued with 100-150% of normal potency.

Sorcerer

  • Searing Wards (Offensive Aspect): After spending 200-100 Mana your next Firewall is free to cast and will destroy incoming Small Missiles.

Bug Fixes

Accessibility

  • Made various improvements from an accessibility perspective—primarily, many fixes to the Screen Reader where it failed to read specific elements.

Challenges

  • Fixed multiple issues where specific Challenges wouldn’t provide the proper proper rewards or could not be completed.
  • Fixed multiple issues where certain Challenges could be progressed through unintended means.
  • Fixed multiple issues where players could gain progress for certain Challenges through the actions of other nearby players.
  • Fixed multiple instances where activities that should count towards the criteria for some Challenges were not counted.
  • Fixed an issue where players would not receive notifications for when one of their friends completed a Challenge.
  • Fixed an issue where Feats of Strength were not accounted for when calculating Challenge completion percentage.
  • The Feat of Strength, Final Slayer of the First Mother, now requires you to slay the Level 100 Pinnacle boss solo. The Silence is Hellish challenge remains unchanged.
  • Fixed an issue where The Feats of Strength, One of the First and Earliest Experience, did not display all the titles they rewarded.

Cooperative Play

  • Fixed an issue where the camera wasn’t functioning properly when players were far apart in Local Co-Op.
  • Fixed an issue where NPC conversation boxes would overlap if multiple Local Co-Op players talked to the same NPC at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where the Rogue's Inner Sight would only fill up for one of the players in a Co-Op session.
  • Fixed an issue where the Dark Potential challenge would be granted to both players when either player completed it, regardless of the other player's progress.
  • Fixed multiple instances where quest progress would not properly synchronize, or quest progression could be blocked for Local Co-Op players.
  • Fixed multiple issues that occurred during cutscenes for Co-Op players.

Dungeons

  • Fixed an issue where the player would not be able to receive enough animus to progress through the Hallowed Ossuary dungeon.
  • Fixed an issue where the Stone carving in the Fallen Temple capstone dungeon would duplicate.
  • Fixed an issue where the Monster Regen affix in a Nightmare Dungeon would also affect structures in that dungeon.
  • Fixed an issue where the Goatman and Shambling Corpse enemies would continuously respawn in the Forsaken Quarry dungeon.
  • Fixed an issue where the Sentinel enemies would not have weapons in the Bastion of Faith dungeon.
  • Fixed an issue where the Bastion of Faith dungeon could sometimes not be completed.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could respawn behind a barrier in the Fallen Temple capstone dungeon.
  • Fixed an issue where the map for the Crusader's Cathedral dungeon was incomplete.
  • Fixed an issue where the Curse of Indolence and the Curse of the Weak would stack even while the player was dead in the Fallen Temple capstone dungeon.
  • Fixed multiple instances where the Fog Door could not be progressed through in some dungeons.
  • Fixed an issue where the Monster Thorns affix in Nightmare Dungeons was reflecting Physical damage, it will now properly reflect non-physical damage.
  • Fixed an issue where Blood Boils would not properly spawn in the Kor Dragan Barracks dungeon.
  • Fixed an issue where Traps would deal more damage than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where level scaling in the Level 100 Pinnacle dungeon was inconsistent.
  • Fixed an issue where the Awakened Glyphstone wouldn’t spawn if the party leader left the dungeon before the dungeon was completed.

Gameplay

Barbarian

  • Fixed an issue where the number of enemies to defeat for the Barbarian Class quest Masters of Battle was not displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where Iron Maelstrom could be cast more than 3 times rapidly casting War Cry.
  • Fixed an issue where stacking the Berserk Ripping, Skullbreaker, and Anemia aspects would allow the player to deal extreme amounts of damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the outer edge of the quakes granted to Hammer of the Ancients via The Aspect of Ancestral Echoes was dealing far more damage than intended.

Developer’s Note: We recognize this adjustment is a significant decrease to the Hammer of the Ancients Barbarian build, but we do not want its strength to be reliant on an underlying bug.

Druid

  • Fixed an issue where Earth skills and the Pulverize skill would consume two Overpower buffs simultaneously.
  • Fixed an issue where the bonus effect on Blood Howl from Nighthowler's Aspect would apply twice to Wolf companions but not at all for Ravens.
  • Fixed an issue where Provocation passive stacks wouldn't update properly after adding more points to it.
  • Fixed an issue where the automatic transformation from Insatiable Fury would cause the Ursine Strength key passive to not proc consistently.
  • Fixed an issue where the Enhanced Pulverize buff would not remove itself while in town.
  • Fixed an issue where seeking Tornados produced by Stormchaser's Aspect would not deal damage.
  • Fixed an issue where Ravens' passive damage did not improve after the skill was upgraded.
  • Fixed an issue where Rabies would deal no damage while standing very close to an enemy.
  • Fixed an issue where Stormclaw's Aspect allowed Shred to do extreme amounts of damage.

Necromancer

  • Fixed an issue where Necromancers could not obtain daggers from the Purveyor of Curiosities.
  • Fixed an issue where the Necromancer’s Minions would have their life bonuses deactivated while in town.
  • Fixed an issue where Bone Spear cast through Chilling Wind from an Elite enemy would increase the number of generated Echoes for that cast.
  • Fixed an issue where Enhanced Bone Spear could cause erratic movement.
  • Fixed an issue where cancelling Blood Mist when it's already off Cooldown would immediately recast it.

Rogue

  • Fixed an issue where Shadow Step wouldn’t trigger the Aspect of Uncanny Treachery if the target was killed.
  • Fixed an issue where Advanced Penetrating shot would not knock down other players in PvP play.
  • Fixed an issue where Twisting Blades would not come back when the ability killed a Bloated Corpsefiend enemy.
  • Fixed an issue where the Dash skill would not move the full distance if targeting an enemy while using a controller.
  • Fixed an issue where the Eldritch Bounty Paragon node granted bonus resistances incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where Rapid Fire had an extra arrow VFX that behaved erratically.
  • Fixed an issue where the Awakened Glyphstone wouldn't spawn for Rogue players using Improved Barrage.

Sorcerer

  • Fixed an issue where the Firebolt Enchantment effect did not contribute to the Combustion key passive.
  • Fixed an issue where the passive stacks generated by Align the Elements could partially reset in an unexpected way.
  • Fixed an issue where casting Deep Freeze would prevent the Ice Shard Enchantment effect from triggering.
  • Fixed an issue where Aspect of Control was applying its damage bonus 3 times for Staggered bosses.
  • Fixed an issue where the Gravitational Aspect was appearing weaker on two-handed weapons or amulets.
  • Fixed an issue where the Enchantment effect for Chain Lightning had no visual tracking bonus and could also unexpectedly drop off.
  • Fixed an issue where Incinerate would immediately cost 30 mana when cast in addition to the consistent channeling mana cost. Incinerate now properly only costs mana as it is being channeled.

General

  • Fixed multiple instances where players could unnaturally teleport during boss encounters.
  • Fixed an issue where a chest in the Western Ways could be interacted with infinitely.
  • Fixed an issue where the Eriman NPC couldn’t be interacted with in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where otherwise breakable objects in the world would not be broken when evading through them.
  • Fixed multiple instances where the player could avoid damage from bosses if they positioned themselves in a specific location.
  • Fixed an issue where Forged Relics could not be interacted with.
  • Fixed an issue where monsters with a Cold, Bleeding, Burning, or Corruption affix would freeze players in 1 hit in Nightmare Dungeons with the Cold Enchanted affix.
  • Fixed an issue where Cold Enchanted monsters froze players more often than intended in higher World Tiers.
  • Fixed an issue where a chest could spawn that would provide infinite loot.

Helltide and the Fields of Hatred

  • Fixed an issue where the player could be damaged by the Helltide firestorm while standing in Jirandai.
  • Fixed an issue where enemies resurrected by Shamans would continuously drop Aberrant Cinders in Helltide.
  • Fixed an issue where Chain Lightning could bounce infinitely between the caster and other player characters standing in a Fields of Hatred town.
  • Fixed an issue where Crackling Energy could hit other players in a Fields of Hatred town. (We know, shocking!)
  • Fixed an issue where players could not see other players that they should when re-entering the Alzuuda Fields of Hatred Zone.
  • Fixed an issue where certain areas in the Fields of Hatred would be incorrectly flagged as a Town, rendering players unable to cast Skills while still being able to be damaged.

Items and Aspects

  • Fixed an issue where the Cost reduction bonus from the Ring of Starless Skies could unexpectedly drop off.
  • Fixed an issue where the Aspect of the Protector would trigger its barrier effect after destroying a breakable object.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ring of Misfortune had incorrect stats.
  • Fixed an issue where the Ember Staff weapon didn’t apply the bonus damage to Crowd Controlled enemies, which is inherent for all Stave-type weapons.
  • Fixed an issue where any character menu interaction would reset the bonus granted by the Inner Calm aspect.
  • Fixed an issue where the Maximum Life affix on the Mark of the Conclave quest item was scaling improperly.
  • Fixed an issue where Aspect power would also increase when upgrading an item at the Blacksmith.
  • The level requirement for Sacred Items will now cap at level 60.
  • The level requirement for Ancestral Items will now cap at level 80.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mother's Embrace Unique Ring did not trigger properly with several abilities.

Monsters

  • Fixed an issue where items of higher power than intended were dropping from rare monsters.
  • Fixed an issue where the Warg's jumping attack dealt no damage when passing through the player.
  • Fixed an issue where the Pitiless Gur monster would endlessly run around in circles.
  • Fixed an issue where the lightning-enhanced Champion Goatman would fail to deal damage to the player.
  • Fixed an issue where monsters with the Suppressor Affix would be immune to damage from abilities that started initially outside the immunity circle (Ex: when a Barbarian started a Whirlwind cast before getting within proper range of the Suppressor monster).
  • Fixed an issue where clones of a monster with the Suppressor affix could also have the Suppressor affix.
  • Fixed an issue where Treasure Goblins would behave erratically if initially engaged from a long distance.
  • Fixed multiple other issues where monster behavior could not perform properly and could be exploited in some cases.

Quests and Events

  • Fixed an issue where the progress bar could not fill during the Caravan Under Siege event.
  • Fixed an issue where the Putrid Remains enemies could remain idle during the Defiled Ground event.
  • Fixed an issue where Champion enemies could not spawn during the Ancient Obelisk event.
  • Fixed multiple issues where using Traversals could cause Elite and Boss monsters to disappear during multiple events.
  • Fixed an issue where Radiant and Greater Radiant chests would not spawn when completing the Fearful Bones event.
  • Fixed an issue where the Cursed Chest event could not be completed.
  • Fixed an issue where the Defiled Ground even in Hawezar would have a respawn point much further away than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where unique drowned enemies spawned during events in the Forgotten Coastline could be invulnerable to damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the Suppressor Monster Affix's effects would be active on containers and furniture inside the dungeon during the Remnants quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could teleport through the Ancient Gate and block progression during the Storming the Gates quest.
  • Fixed an issue where progression could be blocked during the Flesh and Blood quest.
  • Fixed an issue where quest dungeons did not reset if the associated quest was abandoned.
  • Fixed an issue where the quest tracker would be missing if the player re-entered the game during the Picking Through the Bones quest.
  • Fixed an issue where not enough monsters would spawn to fulfill the requirements for completing the Hungering Necrolyte's Cache quest.
  • Fixed an issue where an enemy was missing when progressing through the Lost Archives dungeon during the Legacy of the Magi quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the Immemorial Inscription could not be read during the Augury of Bones quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the player character couldn’t face to speak to an NPC when initiating dialogue for multiple quests.
  • Fixed an issue where the ghost body of Bakira could remain visible after being defeated during the True Potential Rogue class quest.
  • Fixed an issue where outside party members could influence the progression of the Bad Blood quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could be blocked from reentering the boss’ area after dying during the fight against Elias in the Piercing the Veil quest.
  • Fixed various other issues where quest progression could be blocked.

User interface and User Experience

  • Fixed an issue where the mini-map didn’t accurately depict the game world during the The Blind Eye quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the map was incomplete for the Loch Raeth region in Scosglen.
  • Fixed an issue where a portion of the map was invisible in the Exalter Terrace dungeon.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mad Bomber title would not display for enemies encountered through the Whisper of the same name.
  • Fixed an issue where articles in the News Feed could not be opened using Mouse & Keyboard.
  • Fixed an issue where the You have cross network play enabled message was being sent to chat each time a campaign quest objective was completed.
  • The Cult Leader Paragon passive no longer appears above hostile Minions in PvP.
  • Fixed an issue where the bonus from the Ballistic Aspect displayed +0 to skills instead of +2 on the bonus bar.
  • Fixed an issue where Sigil sorting was inconsistent between Inventory and the Stash.
  • Fixed an issue where the Social tab on the Action Wheel editing window would be skipped when navigating on Controller.
  • Fixed an issue where the amount of gold would not properly display when trading gold in large quantities.
  • Fixed an issue where item comparison numbers would be inaccurate if the item in question had a Gem socketed that granted a stat that was also present on the base of the item.
  • Fixed an issue where images would not properly load in the News Feed on the main menu.
  • Fixed multiple issues with Map Pin functionality.
  • Fixed multiple issues where Quest and Whisper markers weren't displaying properly.
  • Various improvements to the consistency and clarity of Messaging, Skill description, and Tooltips.
  • Various other UI and UX Improvements.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where the Completion music for defeating Avarice could start playing before the boss was defeated. (Always confirm your kills before celebrating, wanderers)
  • Fixed an issue where players couldn't send Battle.net friend requests to friends playing on console.
  • Fixed an issue where players could confirm if Hardcore mode was enabled after logging in with a new character.
  • Fixed an issue where players that haven't unlocked a higher World Tier could be invited into a higher World Tier party.
  • Fixed an issue where players couldn't transfer leadership of a Clan.
  • Fixed an issue where the sender of the party invite would not be informed that the invite failed due to incompatibility with campaign prologue progress.
  • Fixed an issue where Nafain's spear would duplicate in the cutscene where the player picks it up.
  • Fixed an issue where Meshif's camel made no noises.
  • Fixed an issue where there was no sound when Lorath kicks Meshif awake.
  • Various other Improvements.

Loading Screen Updates

We've added more dynamic loading screens with the release of Season of the Malignant. This includes adding more assets to the loading screen, such as your player character.


Gameplay Updates

General

  • Altar of Lilith Unlocks are now account wide.
  • Map discovery is now account wide.
  • Whispers will no longer reward Sigil Dust.
  • Overall loot quality has been significantly improved for Silent Chests.
  • The channel time for the Leave Dungeon ability has been increased from 3 to 5 seconds.
  • We have generally reduced the tendency for many monsters to move around in combat, so that melee characters don't have to chase down their enemies as much.
  • Added DualSense Edge™ wireless controller support for PC.
  • Renown Value Adjustments:
    • Side Quest Renown reward values increased from 20 to 30.
    • Dungeon Renown reward values increased from 30 to 40

Developer’s Note: This change is retroactive and the additional renown gain will be applied to characters who have already completed side quests and dungeons.

World Tier

  • World Tier II has had the following bonuses added:
    • Bonus Gold: Increased from 15% to 20%.
    • Monsters now drop 15% more items.

Developer’s Note: We like where World Tier II has landed overall but are increasing its reward pace to better align with its difficulty.

  • Level scaling inside dungeons and most overworld territories has been adjusted in World Tiers III and IV. Monsters will begin to trail behind the player in Level after a certain point (up to a maximum of 5 Levels behind). This change does not affect World Bosses, Legion Events, Fields of Hatred, Helltide, or Nightmare Dungeons.

Developer’s Note: We want to give players a better sense of their power progression and mastery over the world while still challenging themselves with structured End Game activities.

World Tier III Example:

  • If the the player's Level is below 55, the monster's Level is 55.
  • If the player’s Level is 56-60, the monster’s Level is 55.
  • If the player’s Level is 61, the monster’s Level is 56.
  • If the player’s Level is 62, the monster’s Level is 57, etc. (from this point the monsters will always be -5 until World Tier III's max monster Level of 70).

World Tier IV Example:

  • If the player’s Level is below 75, the monster’s Level is 75.
  • If the player’s Level is 76-80, the monster Level is 75.
  • If the player’s Level is 81, the monster’s Level is 76.
  • If the player’s Level is 82, the monster’s Level is 77, etc. (from this point the monsters will always be -5).

Experience

  • Reward experience for completing Whispers in World Tiers III and IV has been significantly increased.

Developer’s Note: We have observed that the experience bonus rewarded for killing higher level monsters escalates too fast when compared to the relative challenge involved. We still want to reward players for taking on this challenge by encouraging them to participate in powerleveling together instead of one player killing enemies while another member of their Party waits at the dungeon’s entrance.

  • We are adjusting bonus experience rewards for killing monsters that are a higher Level than the player.
    • Pre-Season of the Malignant bonuses:
      • 1 Level higher: +15%.
      • 2 Levels higher: +20%.
      • 3+ Levels higher: +25%.
    • Post-Season of the Malignant:
      • 1.5% bonus per Level up to 10 Levels.
        • Ex:
          • +1 level: +1.5%.
          • +2 levels: +3%.
          • +10 levels: +15%.
  • We are also adjusting experience rewards for monster Level offsets for higher World Tiers.
    • Current World Tier Level offsets
      • World Tier II: Up to +3.
      • World Tier III: Up to +10.
      • World Tier IV: Up to +100.
    • We are changing this to
      • World Tier II: Up to +3 (Unchanged).
      • World Tier III: Up to +6.
      • World Tier IV: Up to +10.
    • For Example:
      • You are Level 1. Your friends bring you to World Tier IV and leave you at the entrance of a dungeon. They start killing Level 100 monsters.
        • Prior to Season of the Malignant, you get:
          • (Level 100 Monster XP) * (1 + 25%)
        • After Season of the Malignant, you get:
          • (Level 11 Monster XP) * (1 + 15%)

Helltide

Developer’s Note: We're looking to increase the danger in Helltide's risk-reward gameplay by making the monsters a bit more challenging and the Tortured Gift of Mysteries harder to open.

  • Helltide monsters are now 3 Levels higher than the player instead of 2.
  • The Tortured Gift of Mysteries chest has had its cost increased to 250 Aberrant Cinders from 175.
  • All interactable objects in Helltide zones now have a small chance of dropping Aberrant Cinders.

Balance Updates

Developer’s Note: As our community continues to battle the Burning Hells, the builds emerging from new players have shocked and delighted us. We've chosen to focus Season of the Malignant’s balance updates on clear itemization disparities over redesigns of Class features. The Class changes are largely focused on numeric increases to Skill Upgrades and Legendary Aspects that players haven't yet found compelling. Additionally, we're changing Critical Strike Damage Paragon Glyphs to empower all damage—instead of only Core Skills—to enable more build strategies.
There are also a few Class stat decreases on sources which grant extreme amounts of damage, healing, or Unstoppable. In general, we prefer build-specific changes to be bonuses instead of decreases, but we feel these changes are necessary for the overall health of the game. Diablo IV is a game that is continually evolving through its Seasons, thus the adjustments we make will evolve with them.

The following balance updates apply to both the Seasonal and Eternal Realm.

Skills

  • Violent Double Swing Vulnerable duration increased from 1 to 2 seconds.
  • Furious Upheaval damage bonus per stack increased from 3% to 5%.
  • Power Charge Cooldown reduction is now capped to 3 targets, for a maximum of 9 seconds of Cooldown reduction.
  • Tactical Ground Stomp Fury gain increased from 25 to 40.
  • Enhanced Death Blow's damage bonus to Bosses increased from 100% to 150%.
  • Enhanced Steel Grasp Vulnerable duration increased from 2.5 to 3 seconds.
  • Enhanced Rupture damage increased from 30% to 45%.
  • Warrior’s Rupture Attack Speed bonus increased from 20% to 30%, and duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds.
  • Fighter’s Rupture healing increased from 15% to 18% Maximum Life.

Passives

  • Hamstring now only Slows Healthy enemies, and Slow amount increased from 10/20/30% to 20/40/60%.
  • Cut to the Bone Bleeding damage bonus to Vulnerable reduced from 6/12/18% to 5/10/15%.

Paragon

  • Wrath Glyph's bonus now affects all damage instead of just Core Skills.

Aspects

  • Relentless Berserker's Aspect Berserking duration increased from 1 to 2 seconds.
  • Battle-Mad Aspect Beserking duration increased from 1-2.5 to 2-3.5 seconds.
  • Brawler's Aspect damage increased from 1-1.3 to 1.5-1.8.
  • Aspect of Burning Rage damage increased from .08-.14 to .22-.28.
  • Aspect of the Iron Warrior Damage Reduction increased from 15-25% to 18-28%.
  • Slaking Aspect Lucky Hit Chance increased from 30-50% to 40-60%.
  • Aspect of Ancestral Echoes Lucky Hit Chance increased from 40-50% to 50-60%.
  • Weapon Master's Aspect Lucky Hit Chance increased from 32-50% to 37%-55%.

Items

  • Gohr's Devastating Grips now explodes every 2 seconds or after it ends, and its hit cap has been removed.
  • Fields of Crimson Bleeding damage bonus increased from 10% to 15%.

Skills

  • Enhanced Claw Attack Speed bonus increased from 10% to 15%.
  • Stormstrike Damage Reduction reduced from 25% to 15%.
  • Boulder damage increase from 33% to 46%.
  • Savage Trample Spirit gain increased from 20 to 40.
  • Prime Lacerate healing increased from 3% to 5%.
  • Cataclysm Lightning damage increased from 64% to 77%, and Tornado damage from 19% to 23%.
  • Supreme Cataclysm Vulnerable duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds.
  • Prime Cataclysm duration increased from 2 to 4 seconds.
  • Prime Grizzly Rage now grants Unstoppable for 6 seconds instead of while active.

Passives

  • Provocation threshold required for guaranteed Overpower reduced from 35/30/25 to 24/20/16 seconds.

Spirit Boon

  • Masochistic now also requires a Lucky Hit chance of 75%.
  • Prickleskin Thorns increased from .1 to .15.
  • Iron Feather Maximum Life increased from 10% to 14%.
  • Bolster Fortify increased from 10% to 15% of Maximum Life.
  • Overload damage increased from .2 to .25.

Paragon

  • Spirit Glyph's bonus now affects all damage instead of just Core Skills.

Aspects

  • Aspect of the Calm Breeze Lucky Hit chance increased from 5-10% to 7-12%.
  • Balanced Aspect Maximum Spirit increased from 30-50 to 60-80.
  • Aspect of the Tempest damage bonus increased from 7-15% to 10-18%.
  • Skinwalker's Aspect healing increased from .05-.1 to .07-.12.
  • Symbiotic Aspect Cooldown reduction reduced from 4-8 to 3-5.
  • Aspect of the Stampede damage bonus increased from 10-20 to 16-26%.
  • Shepherd's damage bonus increased from 6-8% to 6-10%.

Items

  • Insatiable Fury Werebear Skill Ranks increased from 2 to 3.
  • Mad Wolf's Glee Werewolf Skill Ranks increased from 2 to 3.

Skills

  • Initiate’s Decompose Slow increased from 30% to 50%.
  • Paranormal Sever casts required for Vulnerable reduced from 4 to 3.
  • Enhanced Blood Surge Healing increased from 2.5% to 3% of Maximum Life.
  • Enhanced Blood Lance damage reduction for piercing reduced from 15% to 10%.
  • Bone Prison initial Essence gained increased from 15 to 25.
  • Abhorrent Iron Maiden healing increased from 5% to 7% of Maximum Life.
  • Golems move faster and unhindered through enemies when their Cooldown is activated.
  • Supreme Blood Wave leaves behind Blood Orbs earlier in its path.
  • Raise Skeleton, Corpse Explosion, and Corpse Tendrils range for auto-targeting Corpses on mouse and keyboard increased by 50%.
  • Raise Skeleton Skeletal Priest bonus damage increased from 20% to 30%.
  • Raise Skeleton Skeletal Priest healing increased from 10% to 15%.

Passives

  • Evulsion bonus damage to Vulnerable reduced from 6/12/18% to 5/10/15%.
  • Transfusion Minion healing increased from 15/30/45% to 20/40/60%.
  • Drain Vitality Lucky Hit Chance increased from 25% to 30%.
  • Amplify Damage increased from 3/6/9% to 4/8/12%.

Book of the Dead

  • Necromancer's minions will now automatically re-summon after respawning during a World Boss fight.
  • Skeleton Warrior Defenders Upgrade Thorns inherited increased from 40% to 50%.
  • Shadow Skeleton Mage Upgrade attacks required for an additional shadow bolt reduced from 5 to 4.
  • Bone Skeleton Mage Upgrade Fortify amount increased from 11% to 20%.
  • Iron Golems Upgrade attacks required for Slam attack reduced from 5 to 4.

Paragon

  • Essence Glyph's bonus now affects all damage instead of just Core Skills.

Aspects

  • Splintering Aspect Bone Shard damage bonus reduced from 50-100% to 30-60%.
  • Aspect of Plunging Darkness bonus damage increased from 50-100% to 75-125%.
  • Coldbringer's Aspect blizzard cooldown reduced from 10 to 8 seconds.
  • Aspect of Hungry Blood chance to fire a Blood Lance increased from 10-20% to 13-23%.
  • Blood-soaked Aspect damage increased from .15-.2 to .24-.31.
  • Aspect of Ultimate Shadow damage increased from .16-.22 to .43-.48.
  • Aspect of Grasping Veins Critical Strike Damage bonus reduced from 30-60% to 20-40%.
  • Osseous Gale Aspect bonus Bone Storm duration increased from 4-8 to 5-10 seconds.
  • Aspect of the Damned damage bonus increased from 30-40% to 40-50%.
  • Blood-bathed Aspect Echo damage reduction reduced from 70-60% to 60-50%.
  • Aspect of Reanimation Skeletons damage bonus increased from 20-30% to 30-40%.

Items

  • Bloodless Scream Essence gained increased from 2-5 to 7-10.
  • Deathless Visage damage increased from .25-.35 to .28-.38.

Skills

  • Advanced Rapid Fire duration increased from 3 to 5 seconds.
  • Caltrops cast speed increased by 15%.
  • Enhanced Cold Imbue Lucky Hit Chance increased from 30% to 40%.
  • Enhanced Smoke Grenade damage bonus increased from 15% to 20%.
  • Methodical Dash maximum Cooldown reduction increased from 3 to 4 seconds.
  • Concealment Stealth duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds.
  • Enhanced Dark Shroud's chance to not be consumed increased from 10% to 14%.
  • Supreme Death Trap Cooldown reduction increased from 10 to 12 seconds.

Passives

  • Victimize Lucky Hit Chance increased from 30% to 35%.
  • Siphoning Strikes now also requires a Lucky Hit chance of 75%.
  • Rugged Damage Reduction against Damage over Time effects increased from 5/10/15 to 6/12/18.
  • Mending Obscurity healing per second while Stealthed increased from 3/6/9% to 4/8/12%.
  • Aftermath Energy restored increased from 25/50/75 to 30/60/90.

Paragon

  • Combat Glyph's bonus now affects all damage instead of just Core Skills.
  • Eldritch Bounty Legendary Node duration increased from 6 to 9 seconds.

Specialization

  • Preparation's Ultimate Cooldown reduction increased from 4 to 5 seconds.

Legendary Aspects

  • Aspect of Volatile Shadows damage increased from .1075-.193 to .2-.27.
  • Icy Alchemist's Aspect Chill increased from 15% to 25%.
  • Shadowslicer Aspect damage increased from 25-35% to 80-100%.
  • Toxic Alchemist's damage increased from 0.080-0.13 to .11-.16.
  • Vengeful Aspect Lucky Hit Chance increased from 30-50% to 40-60%.
  • Aspect of Imitated Imbuements duration increased from 5 to 9 seconds.
  • Aspect of Stolen Vigor healing increased from .02-.06 to .04-.08.
  • Aspect of Lethal Dusk Life of Kill duration increased from 4 to 6 seconds.
  • Aspect of Noxious Ice bonus damage increased from 10-25% to 14-29%.
  • Aspect of Elusive Menace Dodge chance increased from 1-5% to 3-7%.

Items

  • Skyhunter's Energy gain increased from 15-25 to 20-30.
  • Grasp of Shadow Lucky Hit Chance increased from 20-30% to 24-34%.

Skills

  • Enhanced Charged Bolts damage increased from 24% to 30%, and now benefits from Skill Ranks.
  • Destructive Charged Bolts Damage Reduction increased from 20% to 25%.
  • Destructive Incinerate Damage Reduction increased from 20% to 25%.
  • Ice Blades cast clean up has been tightened, allowing players to act after its cast sooner.
  • Firebolt initial damage increased from 10% to 18%.
  • Wizard's Firewall maximum increased Mana Regeneration increased from 25% to 35%.
  • Wizard's Blizzard Core Skill Mana cost reduction increased from 10% to 20%.
  • Supreme Deep Freeze Cooldown Reduction increased from 50% to 100%.

Passives

  • Elemental Dominance now also affects Mastery Skills instead of just Core Skills.
  • Potent Warding duration increased from 3 to 9 seconds.
  • Protection Barrier duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds.
  • Align the Elements Damage Reduction per second increased from 1/2/3 to 3/6/9.
  • Mana Shield Damage Reduction increased from 5/10/15% to 7/14/21%.
  • Devouring Blaze bonus Critical Strike damage reduced from 10/20/30% to 7/14/21%.
  • Devouring Blaze bonus Critical Strike damage to Immobilized reduced from 25/50/75% to 10/20/30%.
  • Fiery Surge Mana Regeneration increased from 10/20/30% to 15/30/45%.

Paragon

  • Destruction Glyph now affects all damage instead of just Core Skills.

Enchantments

  • Spark Enchantment chance to form Crackling Energy increased from 10% to 14%.
  • Frozen Orb Enchantment chance to be cast increased from 20% to 30%.
  • Incinerate Enchantment cooldown reduced from 18 to 14 seconds.
  • Hydra Enchantment Mana threshold reduced from 300 to 200.

Legendary Aspects

  • Aspect of Efficiency Mana cost reduction increased from 10-20% to 15-25%, and now also affects Mastery Skills.
  • Aspect of Armageddon damage increased from .205-.25 to .35-.4.
  • Aspect of Shattered Stars damage increased from .15-.2 to .2-.25.
  • Serpentine Aspect Hydra duration reduction reduced from 30-20% to 20-10%.
  • Glacial Aspect Ice Spikes bonus damage to Frozen reduced from 25% to 15%.
  • Glacial Aspect Ice Spikes damage increased from .2-.3 to .25-.35.
  • Aspect of the Frozen Tundra Ice Spikes damage increased from .25-.35 to .3-.4.
  • Aspect of the Frozen Wake Ice Spikes damage increased from .2-.3 to .25-.35, and Chill increased from 10% to 15%.
  • Aspect of Biting Cold chance to apply Vulnerable to Frozen enemies increased from 25-35% to 30-40%.
  • Encased Aspect Life and Mana restore per second increased from 10-20% to 20-30%.
  • Stable Aspect chance for a free cast increased from 5-10% to 7-12%.
  • Aspect of Splintering Energy chance to spawn an additional Lightning Spear increased from 11-20% to 41-50%.
  • Aspect of the Unbroken Tether chance for additional Chain Lightning chains increased from 25-35% to 30-40%.

Items

  • Gloves of the Illuminator Fireball damage reduction reduced from 65-75% to 55%-65%.
  • Esu's Heirloom Critical Strike Chance from Movespeed increased from 15-25% to 20-30%.
  • Esadora's Overflowing Cameo chance to release a lightning nova increased from 10% to 15%.

General

Aspects

  • Aspect of Disobedience maximum stacks reduced from 100 to 60, reducing maximum Bonus Armor % from 25%-50% to 15%-30%.
  • Aspect of Retribution bonus damage to Stunned reduced from 20-40% to 10-20%.
  • Exploiter's Aspect bonus damage to Unstoppable reduced from 20-50% to 20-40%.
  • Starlight Aspect Resource restore increased from 10-20 to 20-40.

Items

  • The Butcher's Cleaver Slow increased from 40-75% to 61-75%.
  • Drop Rate Adjustments:
    • Increased bonus to drop Ancestral and Sacred items in Nightmare Dungeons from +5% to +10%.
    • Removed a 20% chance to drop an extra equipment item from Elite monsters outside of Nightmare Dungeons and Helltide.
    • Increased chance to drop an extra equipment item from Elite monsters in Nightmare Dungeons and Helltide by +10%.
    • Nightmare Dungeons now have a 50% chance to drop a 2nd Legendary item upon completion.
    • Nightmare Dungeons now give 3 rare items upon completion, up from 1.

Monsters

  • Increased monster HP scaling from 85% to 100% bonus per extra player in a party.

Miscellaneous

  • Adjusted the scaling of the Greed Shrine to improve its effectiveness throughout the game.
  • World bosses now drop potions more often.
  • There is no longer a limit to how many materials you can refine into higher materials at once.

Item Affixes

Developer’s Note: Many Affixes are too efficient and are outshining alternatives. We’re looking to refine the outliers, improve the number of meaningful choices on competitive slots, and increase the overall flexibility of items. We know these changes will reduce the total amount of possible power a character can possess, so we'll be monitoring how these changes affect players’ ability to conquer expected milestones throughout the Season.

We’re increasing the availability of the Affixes below to make them easier to include in different builds.

  • Control Impaired Duration Reduction: Can now appear on Pants.
  • Barrier Generation: Can now appear for all Classes. It will also begin dropping later in the game.
  • Lucky Hit Chance while You Have a Barrier: Can now appear for all Classes. Reduced by ~12% when on Helm and ~20% when on Amulet or Offhand.
  • Mastery Skill Damage: Newly added; can appear on Sorcerer Weapons. Scales identically to Core Skill Damage.
  • Resistance to All Elements: Can now appear on Shields.

Developer’s Note: The Core Stat bonus on Weapons has been overperforming, so we're pulling back on this bonus.

  • Strength: 50% Stronger when on Weapons -> 25% Stronger when on Weapons.
  • Dexterity: 50% Stronger when on Weapons -> 25% Stronger when on Weapons.
  • Intelligence: 50% Stronger when on Weapons -> 25% Stronger when on Weapons.
  • Willpower: 50% Stronger when on Weapons -> 25% Stronger when on Weapons.

Developer’s Note: Cooldown Reduction affixes often felt mandatory due to their raw power. We imagine Cooldown Reduction will remain a highly desirable stat, but the penalty for not prioritizing it won’t be as harsh.

  • Cooldown Reduction: Reduced by ~30%.
  • Imbuement Skill Cooldown Reduction: Reduced by ~30%.
  • Trap Skill Cooldown Reduction: Reduced by ~30%.

Developer’s Note: We're seeing Critical Strike Damage and Vulnerable Damage often viewed as a hard requirement for a build's success in Diablo IV. We believe this is a step towards allowing more builds to flourish and will continue to make changes in support of this goal.

  • Critical Strike Damage: Reduced by ~17%.
  • Lightning Critical Strike Damage: Reduced by ~17%.
  • Critical Strike Damage with Bone, Earth, Imbued, and Werewolf Skills: Reduced by ~17%.
  • Vulnerable Damage: Reduced by ~40%.

Developer’s Note: Disparities in inherent affixes can rule some Weapons out before the rest of their stats are even rolled. These are receiving harsher reductions than their normal affix counterparts to increase Weapon flexibility.

  • Critical Strike Damage (Inherent on Swords): Reduced by ~50%.
  • Vulnerable Damage (Inherent on Crossbows): Reduced by ~65%.

Developer’s Note: Damage Bonus to Crowd Controlled Enemies was overperforming relative to the ease of activating it versus stricter, Crowd Control type-specific affixes.

  • Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies: Decreased by ~30%.
  • Damage to Frozen Enemies: Increased by ~20%.

Developer’s Note: We have seen that skillful players are frequently slaughtering monsters many levels above their own. We want to support this, but the current situation is beyond what we believe is correct for the long-term health of the game. To chase this goal, we're shifting power to many offensive Affixes from defensive Affixes. We know this will make our end game content more deadly, particularly for those chasing our pinnacle boss, an encounter not meant for the faint of heart. Overcoming the pinnacle boss will take every ounce of grit you can muster and all tools at your disposal. We will continue to evaluate feedback from the community and make changes to our combat mechanics.

  • Physical Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Fire Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Cold Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Lightning Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Poison Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Shadow Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Non-Physical Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Physical Damage Over Time: Increased by ~40%.
  • Fire Damage Over Time: Increased by ~40%.
  • Shadow Damage Over Time: Increased by ~40%.
  • Damage with Two-Handed Bludgeoning Weapons: Increased by ~25%.
  • Damage with Two-Handed Slashing Weapons: Increased by ~25%.
  • Damage with Dual-Wielded Weapons: Increased by ~25%.
  • Damage with Ranged Weapons: Increased by ~25%.
  • Damage with Skills that Swap to New Weapons: Increased by ~25%.
  • Damage while in Human Form: Increased by ~25%.
  • Damage while Shapeshifted: Increased by ~25%.
  • Blood Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Bone Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Brawling Skill Damage: Increased by ~33%.
  • Companion Skill Damage: Increased by ~33%.
  • Conjuration Skill Damage: Increased by ~33%.
  • Cutthroat Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Darkness Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Earth Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Frost Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Imbued Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Imbuement Skill Damage: Increased by ~33%.
  • Marksman Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Pyromancy Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Shock Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Storm Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Summoning Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Trap Skill Damage: Increased by ~33%.
  • Weapon Mastery Skill Damage: Increased by ~33%.
  • Werebear Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Werewolf Skill Damage: Increased by ~25%.
  • Total Armor: Reduced by ~30%.
  • Attack Speed for 4 Seconds after Dodging an Attack: Increased by ~20%.
  • Damage for 4 Seconds after Dodging an Attack: Increased by ~20%.
  • Total Armor while in Werebear Form: Reduced by ~25%.
  • Total Armor while in Werewolf Form: Reduced by ~25%.
  • Damage Reduction from Close Enemies: Reduced by ~20%.
  • Damage Reduction from Distant Enemies: Reduced by ~20%.
  • Damage Reduction from Enemies that are Bleeding: Reduced by ~25%.
  • Damage Reduction from Enemies that are Burning: Reduced by ~25%.
  • Damage Reduction from Enemies that are Poisoned: Reduced by ~25%.
  • Damage Reduction from Enemies that are affected by Shadow Over Time: Reduced by ~25%.
  • Damage Reduction while Fortified: Reduced by ~25%.

1.0.4 (All Platforms) Build #42942 (PC) and #42880 (Console)

Bug Fixes

Gameplay

  • Fixed an issue where the damage multiplier for Enhanced Frozen Orb wasn't applying correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where enemies with the Vortex affix would deal damage through Immunity.
  • Fixed an issue where the Elixir of Expertise was reducing resource cost by 10% instead of the displayed 20% value.
  • Fixed an issue where the damage bonus from the Paragon Subdue Glyph would be applied to any target instead of only Vulnerable targets.
  • Fixed an issue where the Barbarian's Whirlwind ability would briefly stop channeling when a Cooldown skill was cast while using it.
  • Fixed an issue where the guaranteed Overpower buff from the Barbarian’s Earthstriker's Aspect would be consumed upon gaining any other buff.
  • Fixed an issue where the player character would freeze when using the Rogue’s Shadow Step skill if used outside the range of your intended target.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could not rotate when casting a Channeled Skill if using a one-hand weapon with no off-hand item equipped.
  • Fixed an issue where the Cursed Scrolls in Fields of Hatred had a lower cooldown than the displayed 5-minute cooldown.
  • Fixed an issue where Aspects that deal flat damage imprinted through the Codex of Power scaled with player level instead of item power.
  • Fixed an issue where the Necromancer’s Shadow Mages weren’t applying extra shadow damage through the Shadowblight Key Passive.
  • Fixed an issue where Cheat Death effects would not trigger if you died while mounted.

Quests and Dungeons

  • Fixed an issue where a traversal wouldn't appear during the The Blind Eye quest, blocking progression.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mother's Judgement enemy would spawn before the player entered the encounter during the Whispers from the Past quest.
  • Fixed multiple issues where Quest progress would be blocked if the player used a Town Portal during specific sequences.
  • Fixed various other issues that prevented progression for multiple Quests.
  • Fixed an issue where the Forgotten Depths dungeon had one fewer prisoner to release than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where teleporting to Wejinhani during the Witch of the Wastes quest would force the player to drop the Vial of Quicksilver, despite the town being an allowed area for the quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the Cultist's Refuge, Howling Warren and Luban’s Rest dungeons couldn't be completed if the Butcher appeared and was not killed.
  • Fixed an issue where Treasure Goblins slain in a Nightmare Dungeon with the Death Pulse Affix would deal significantly more damage than intended with its post-death explosion.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mirage quest couldn't properly be completed.

UI

  • Fixed an issue where the QR code used for account linking on console was improperly sized, which made scanning it difficult.
  • Fixed an issue where the Imprint cost for Legendary Aspects would be inaccurately displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where players on Console would be unable to navigate the Shop after using the Buy More Platinum button.
  • Fixed an issue where the Upgrade Glyph tab wouldn't close after moving away from the Awakened Glyphstone.
  • Fixed an issue where a Skill unlocked by item contribution did not have an Assign Skill button in its tooltip.
  • Fixed an issue where trading a partial stack while playing with a controller would display a full stack in the tooltip.
  • Fixed an issue where the Weekly Reward Cache for defeating a World Boss would display as available if there was an active Whisper for defeating the boss, even when the Cache had already been claimed previously.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where the NPC Arlo couldn't be interacted with.
  • Fixed an issue where the Fields of Hatred Killer Cosmetic Set was missing helmets for Druid, Necromancer, and Rogue.
  • Fixed an issue where the cost of the Sturdy Saddle Cosmetic from the Stable Vendor would scale with the player character's Level.
  • Fixed an issue where players could lure the Seething Abomination boss in the Alzuuda Fields of Hatred zone to a location where they could damage it, but it couldn't damage them.
  • Fixed an issue where Mount Cosmetics would not properly display if applied while actively mounted.
  • Fixed an issue where the camera would pan from the point of death back to the respawn point instead of instantly moving for players in Local Co-Op.
  • Fixed an issue where the player and NPC would disappear during a dialogue sequence if the player was actively under the effect of a Conduit shrine. (Demonic trickery strikes again!)
  • Various Localization fixes.
  • Various other interface and accessibility Improvements.
  • Further stability, performance, and visual improvements across all platforms.
  • Fixed an issue where transmogs on off-hand Items for Sorcerers would reset upon performing any Inventory action.

Gameplay Adjustments

  • Helltide chests can now drop Unique items.
  • The bosses Vhenard, Brol, and Cyhrach have had their health pools and damage output reduced.
  • The cap for crafting materials has been increased from 9999 to 99999.