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Diablo 3 Patch 2.0.4 now live

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Diablo 3 patch 2.0.4 has gone live, bringing with it a ton of updates and fixes. Below are the overall game tweaks, but you can view the specific class changes over on Battle.net. The Crusader class received the most changes, but that's to be expected given that the class was just introduced last month with the Reaper of Souls expansion.

 GENERAL

  • Greatly increased the survivability of pets summoned by several items and skills, including:
    • Skycutter
    • Maximus
    • The Gidbinn
    • Genzaniku
    • Litany of the Undaunted
    • Call of the Ancients
    • Falling Sword - Rise Brothers
  • All Town hubs have had the placement of the Nephalem Rift Obelisk, Orek, and Kadala adjusted to help reduce the chance of accidental clicking
  • The Blacksmith's Belongings box in Act I no longer has collision

ADVENTURE MODE

  • Nephalem Rifts
    • Nephalem Obelisks now have a short cast time before they activate
    • Adjusted the potential layouts for Sewer and Aqueduct style dungeons to include more randomized options

CRAFTING

  • Level 70 crafted sets no longer require Flawless Royal gems and instead now require Marquise gems
  • The drop rate of unique Legendary crafting materials has been significantly increased
    • This matches the drop rate of Death's Breaths
  • Death's Breaths are no longer required for level 61-70 Rare crafting recipes
  • Bug Fixes
    • Legendary crafted shields now provide the correct amount of Block Value for their level

ITEMS

  • The treasure from Resplendent Chests has been improved to feel more resplendent
  • Malthael is now much more afraid, and will more consistently drop the Reaper's Fear Legendary crafting material
  • Bug Fixes
    • Legendary Follower relics will no longer roll incorrect Primary stats
    • Gloves of Worship no longer grant 60 minute buffs for Empowered or Fleeting Shrines

MONSTERS

  • Damage from ghosts with the Soul Siphon ability has been reduced
  • Poison Enchanted:
    • Duration of each Poison Enchanted globule reduced from 8 to 6 seconds.
    • Maximum number of Poison Enchanted globules has been reduced from 4 to 3 per cast
    • Poison Enchanted is now triggered with more variation in timing from Champion packs
  • The "Kill Malthael" quest is now required to be completed before Malthael will drop loot

QUESTS

  • The Crazy Climber event now requires players to kill the monsters spawned during the event to complete
  • The Jar of Souls event now spawns additional monsters in Torment I and higher
  • The Matriarch's Bones event now spawns additional monsters in Torment I and higher
  • In Campaign Mode, Manglemaw now only drops loot and gives XP before the player progresses to the Chancellor's Tomb quest

USER INTERFACE

  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where game objects were prioritized over chat links in the chat window
    • Fixed an issue where players were sometimes unable to click on chat links at the bottom of the chat window
 
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