Beta Patch 8 – Full Patch Notes

Beta patch 8 is now live and here is what it changed:

General

  • Battle.net BattleTags are now live! To learn more about BattleTags and how to set up yours today, check out the official FAQ (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/4132437). Please note that in order to log into the Diablo III beta, you must create a BattleTag via Account Management.
  • Due to a change in the way we store character data, all characters have been wiped. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, achievements, followers, and artisans.
  • Achievements have been temporarily disabled and will not be available again until a future patch. During this time, characters will be unable to earn new achievements or complete any additional objectives of achievements in progress.
  • Players will now see recommended items for their active character when accessing the auction house Search tab.

Classes

    • Barbarian
      • Active Skills
        • Cleave
          • Ability will now deal 115% weapon damage to all targets caught in its swing, rather than 120% weapon damage to the primary target and 90% weapon damage to secondary targets
        • Revenge
          • Radius increased from 8 yards to 11 yards
    • Demon Hunter
      • Active Skills
        • Bola Shot
          • Hatred generation increased from 2 to 3
          • Damage reduced from 105% to 100%
        • Elemental Arrow
          • Hatred cost increase from 5 to 10
          • Damage increased from 125% to 145%
        • Fan of Knives
          • Speed reduced from 200% weapon speed to 140% weapon speed
        • Grenades
          • Hatred generation increased from 2 to 3
        • Hungering Arrow
          • Hatred generation increased from 2 to 3
          • Damage reduced from 90% to 85%
        • Rapid Fire
          • Initial Hatred cost reduced from 30 to 20
    • Monk
      • General
        • A new skill has been added: Cyclone Strike
          • Available at level 7
          • Costs 75 Spirit
          • Pulls all enemies within 24 yards towards you, followed by a furious blast of energy that deals 275% weapon damage as Holy
      • Active Skills
        • Breath of Heaven
          • Spirit cost increased from 25 to 50
          • Healing amount increased by 200%
        • Crippling Wave
          • Base effect duration increased from 4.5 seconds to 5 seconds
        • Lethal Decoy
          • This skill has been removed
        • Mantras
          • Mantra of Conviction, Mantra of Evasion, Mantra of Healing, and Mantra of Retribution
            • Cooldown removed
            • Now costs 25 Spirit
            • Duration increased from 1 minute to 3 minutes
    • Wizard
      • General
        • Signature spells no longer cost Arcane Power, regardless of level
          • These spells include: Magic Missile, Electrocute, Shock Pulse, and Spectral Blade
        • The order in which skills are awarded from levels 1 to 13 has been slightly adjusted:
          • Arcane Orb is now available at level 3
          • Disintegrate is now available at level 8
          • Electrocute is now available at level 13
          • Shock Pulse is now available at level 5
          • Spectral Blade is now available at level 6
      • Active Skills
        • Diamond Skin
          • Cooldown reduced from 25 seconds to 15 seconds
          • Duration reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds

 

Items

  • The introduction of magical items into the game has been slowed

Monsters

    • General
      • Baby Quill demon health increased from 1% to 25% of normal Quill Beast health (they grow up so fast)
    • Affixes
      • Arcane Enchanted will now appear at level 7, up from level 1
      • Mortar will now appear at a level higher than current beta content
      • Plagued poison cloud duration reduced from 12 seconds to 9 seconds

Quests and Events

    • All quests and events have had their item and recipe rewards removed and will now only award gold and experience on completion
      • This does not affect treasure received from event objects for events like the “Jar of Souls””and only applies to rewards obtained through the quest UI
  • Gold rewards from quests have received a tuning pass

User Interface

  • The Options UI has undergone several improvements, but remains a work-in-progress. Please report any issues in the Beta Bug Report forum.
  • The Friends List has been redesigned to be smaller and more accessible while in other menus and screens
  • The Banner Customization menu has been reworked to improve navigation and usability

Miscellaneous

  • Fire gate damage has been reduced

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