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Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.4 is Looking Good

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm by Justin Cavender

Diablo 3 has quite an interesting patch in the works. Diablo Fans posted a few details in the developer blog, giving each us a taste of what’s to come. For those folks starting a new game on the inferno difficulty, this update should add a few minutes to their character’s life.

Developer Blog – 1.0.4 Systems Preview
The first of many developer blogs has just been posted! Check below for a quick bullet point recap. However I strongly suggest checking over the full post! Patch 1.0.4 is currently targeted for the fourth week in August.

  • Magic find and gold find will no longer be averaged in multiplayer games.
  • Monster health will now be a flat increase of 75% health (per player), regardless of the difficulty in multiplayer.
  • No more enrage timers on elites.
  • Elites will no longer heal to full health
  • They are increasing the health of normal monsters (but increasing the drop of magic or rare items by a factor of four), and lowering the health of champions and rares to shrink the gap between them.
  • They are adjusting fire chains and shielding, and REMOVING Invulnerable Minions.
  • They want to make all items that drop be good, however this is not something they can fully do in 1.0.4. However weapons of ilvl 61 and 62 can now roll damage that extends all the way to top ilvl 63 weapons
  • To help with the dual-wielding  and two-handers, they will be adding a new set of stronger affixes
  • Reducing repair costs of high-end items by 25%

Players may argue “nerfing” the elite demons is not the answer for making a better game. Perhaps those players weren’t murdered countless times by demons with shields, chains, and invulnerable minions. Patch 1.0.4 is just around the corner, and those unkillable elite packs are going down.

    • Da Voo Doo

      FINALLY! I hate those stupid enrage timers. Especially when I have to tweak my spells for survivability. I can kite those fools all over the map, they just kill me when they enrage for taking too long.

    • Mr. The Plague

      I can't wait to see if players complain about making the game easier.

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