Diablo III Patch 1.0.2a – v.1.0.2.9858 Released

Around 1pm EST / 9am PDT, Blizzard Entertainment brought servers down to issue a server update according to the in-game message. The patch is now available for download through the Diablo III Launcher.

These are the patch notes:

General

  • Tooltips for the following class abilities have been updated to reflect changes made in patch 1.0.2 and previous hotfixes:

    • Demon Hunter

      • Smoke Screen (Skill Rune – Lingering Fog)

    • Monk

      • Fists of Thunder (Skill Rune – Quickening)

      • Mantra of Healing (Skill Rune – Boon of Inspiration)

    • Wizard

      • Energy Armor (Skill Rune – Force Armor)

    • Nigel Cutthroat has recently fallen on hard times and will now drop lower quality items when slain

    • Gold and quest experience rewards for replaying “Heart of Sin: Get the Soul of Azmodan” have been reduced

    • Gold and quest experience rewards for replaying “Heart of Sin: Go to the Keep” have been removed

    Auction House

    • The maximum duration for posted auctions has been reduced from 48 hours to 36 hours.

 

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  • Thomas Hanna

    This is always the challenge with online multiplayer games, skill set changes will always alter the way builds work. For Insane or higher difficulty levels, you still need a seriously intense build. I’ve loved my demon hunter, and it will be interesting to see how Smoke Screen affects gameplay. Personally, this is part of the reason why I love following the builds constantly being developed by ->these guys<-, as they get updated to reflect the changes and still walk out with skill sets and tactics to be able to compete at Insane, Hell, and even Blizzard levels of difficulty.