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Patch 1.0.8


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Diablo III Patch v1.08 was released May 8, 2013, after several weeks of balancing on the PTR.

This was a major content patch and introduced huge changes to the monster density of Acts 1, 2, and 4, intended to bring those areas up to the farming value of Act Three. These monster density changes are only found in Inferno difficulty, on Monster Power 1 and higher.

Other notable patch changes were buffs to various skills, numerous changes to the game UI, crafting usability improvements, numerous new social and game creation features, and more.

Diablo III Patch 1.0.8 – v.


  • Players can now identify all items in their inventory by speaking to Deckard Cain or by using the Book of Cain that can be found near the shared stash in all Acts
  • The cooldown incurred by changing skills outside of town on Inferno difficulty has been reduced to 30 seconds (down from 60 seconds)
  • The bonus experience granted by Enlightened shrines is now also calculated multiplicatively
  • The Magic Find and Gold Find granted by Fortune shrines can now exceed the 300% cap
  • There is now an option in Video Settings to lock the cursor to the window when in fullscreen windowed mode, if Diablo III is the active window
  • Multiplayer Co-Op
    • Players now receive a 10% bonus to Magic Find, Gold Find, and Experience per additional player in a multiplayer game, up to a maximum of 30% in a four-player game
      • The Magic Find and Gold Find bonuses can exceed their respective 300% caps
      • The Experience bonus can stack with other bonuses from items and Monster Power (the bonuses will stack multiplicatively)
    • A notification is now sent to all players in a multiplayer game whenever a party member engages an Elite monster or Treasure Goblin in combat, and their location will be shown on the mini-map
      • In addition to this, an icon will also appear over player banners in town to indicate if they're in combat with a monster, Elite monster, or Treasure Goblin.[/blue]


Bug Fixes

  • The "Massive Blow" achievement should once again be obtainable
  • The "Fallen Angel" achievement now only requires the player to kill Izual within 120 seconds
  • The "Bashanishu" achievement no longer requires the player to use Basic Attack to complete it
  • The "The Hero's New Clothes" achievement no longer requires the player to deliver the fatal blow to meet the criteria
  • Fixed a bug that prevented monsters killed by a follower or pet, before being attacked by a player, from counting toward achievement criteria

Auction House


  • The stack size for gold sales on the auction house has been increased from 1 million to 10 million

User Interface

  • Tooltips in the Auction House will now show an item comparison for a player's currently selected character


  • Players will now be able to search for games that were started on any quest once they have reached level cap
  • Matchmaking "Tags" have been added
    • In addition to selecting your Difficulty, Monster Power, and Quest, players will also be able to choose from the following tags when searching for Public Games: Monster Slaying, Brawling, and Key Warden
      • Note: When the Brawling tag is selected, your Monster Power selection will not be taken into account


  • Players can now add a note about a friend by right-clicking the name in their Friends List
  • Players can now enter a message that will be broadcast to their friends
  • Players can now create multi-user conversations
    • There are multiple ways to start a conversation or invite other players to an existing conversation:
      • To start a conversation, open Public Chat Options, then select Invite Friends > Start Conversation or use the "Start a Conversation" option in the Social window by right-clicking on a friend's name
      • To invite or add friends to an existing conversation, open Public Chat Options, then select Invite Friends or use the "Invite to a Conversation" option in the Social window by right clicking a friend's name and selecting the desired conversation
  • Similar to public channels, private conversations can support up to 99 players
  • A new section has been added to the friends list called "Players Near You"
    • Any player who is on your local network will be displayed here (even if they're not currently your friend)
    • If needed, this feature can be disabled from the Social Options of the Game menu
  • Players may now be marked as a "Party Guide"
    • The Party Guide is assigned to the first person who joins a Public Game
    • If multiple characters join a Public Game at the same time, the game will choose the hero with the highest level or Paragon level to be Party Guide
    • When a Party Guide leaves the Public Game, a new one will be chosen automatically
    • Alternatively, the Party Guide can right click on a party member's portrait and pass them the Party Guide title
    • The Party Guide will have a unique icon that will appear on the mini-map
  • Names in your "Recent Players" list will now expire if they become older than a month
  • Blocked players will no longer appear in your "Recent Players" list



Active Skills

War Cry (db)

Skill Rune – Invigorate (db)
Now regenerates 620 life per second (up from 310)

Passive Skills

Inspiring Presence (db)

Now affects all party members

Bug Fixes


The sound that plays whenever the ability comes off cooldown is no longer similar to a Legendary item dropping

Male Barbarians no longer run faster than the other heroes while feared

Demon Hunter

Active Skills

Companion (db)

Skill Rune – Boar Companion (db)
Now regenerates 310 life per second (up from 155)

Rapid Fire (db)

Base weapon damage increased from 276% to 438%
Hatred cost while channeling has been reduced from to 6 (down from 10)
Skill Rune - Bombardment (db)
Weapon damage increased from 345% to 414%
Explosion radius increased to 8 yards (up from 4)
Skill Rune - Fire Support (db)
Weapon damage of Homing Rockets increased from 35% to 145%
Skill Rune - Withering Fire (db)
Now reduces the initial Hatred cost to 10 (up from 5)

Sentry (db)

Skill Rune – Aid Station (db)
Now heals nearby allies for 2% of max life per second (up from 1%)

Passive Skills

Brooding (db)

Now regenerates 2% of maximum life per second (up from 1%)


Active Skills

Mantra of Healing (db)

Now causes party members to regenerate 620 life per second (up from 310)
Skill Rune – Sustenance (db)
Now increases Mantra of Healing’s life regeneration to 1240 per second (up from 620)

Passive Skills

Guiding Light (db)

Damage bonus increased from 16% to 20%

Witch Doctor

Active Skills

Firebats (db)

Now has a larger initial cost but a much lower continual cost while channeling
Base weapon damage increased from 180% to 385%
Skill Rune – Cloud of Bats (db)
Initial damage increased from 234% to 500% weapon damage
Skill Rune – Plague Bats (db)
Maximum damage increased from 270% to 578% weapon damage

Passive Skills

Blood Ritual (db)

Now regenerates 2% of maximum life per second (up from 1%)


Active Skills

Arcane Torrent (db)

Base weapon damage increased from 210% to 285%
Skill Rune - Arcane Mines (db)
Weapon damage increased from 180% to 340%
Skill Rune - Cascade (db)
Weapon damage of bonus missiles increased from 210% to 285%

Archon (db)

The duration of Archon should now be extended by assists from players in multiplayer games, in addition to kills

Disintegrate (db)

Base weapon damage increased from 170% to 220%
Skill Rune - Entropy (db)
Weapon damage increased from 196% to 253%
Skill Rune - Intensify (db)
Maximum damage increased from 221% to 286% weapon damage

Familiar (db)

Skill Rune – Vigoron (db)
Now regenerates 620 life per second (up from 310)

Ray of Frost (db)

Base weapon damage increased from 215% to 280%
Skill Rune – Black Ice (db)
Ice patch weapon damage increased from 387% to 504%
Skill Rune – Sleet Storm (db)
Weapon damage increased from 280% to 364%
Skill Rune – Snow Blast (db)
Maximum damage increased from 280% to 364% weapon damage

Teleport (db)

Players may now Teleport to any location within range, as long as a path is available

Passive Skills

Galvanizing Ward

Now regenerates 620 life per second (up from 310)

Bug Fixes

Teleport (db)

Skill Rune – Safe Passage (db)
Fixed a bug causing the rune to only reduce damage from physical attacks



  • Players can now queue up multiple items and gems at a time to be crafted, so long as they possess the necessary materials
  • Players can now craft items using materials located in the shared stash


  • Salvaged item information will no longer be displayed in the chat log
  • Players can now disable the confirmation dialog when salvaging items of Rare quality

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug preventing players from salvaging an item by dragging it onto the Blacksmith's anvil icon




    • Loyalty
      • Now regenerates 310 life per second (up from 155)



  • Players should now encounter more monsters in Acts I, II, and IV in Inferno difficulty when playing at Monster Power 1 or greater
  • In multiplayer games, the increase in monster hit points per additional player has been reduced to 50% (down from 70%)
  • The damage dealt by the fire pool left by Blazing Guardian attacks has been reduced by 50%, but its minimum damage has been increased
  • Poison damage dealt by Brood Hatchlings has been reduced by 40%
  • Damage dealt by Tormented Stingers has been reduced by 75%
  • The health of normal Spiderlings has been reduced by approximately 68%
  • The health of Elite Spiderlings has been reduced by approximately:
    • 4.5% for Champions
    • 3% for Rares
    • 9% for Rare minions

The following monsters have their experience and chance to drop loot modified to better align with their hit points:


  • Nekarat the Keywarden now has a chance to drop a random Key (of Destruction, Hate, or Terror) in addition to the Infernal Machine plans
  • All Keywardens will now only appear in Inferno difficulty


Bug Fixes

  • Skeleton King
  • * The Skeleton King and The King of the Dead will now play an animation when performing their Whirlwind attack

Bug Fixes

  • Monsters with the Avenger affix now correctly gain +25% damage each time a monster in their pack dies
  • Monsters with the Vampiric affix now correctly heal for 200% of their damage done in all difficulties



  • Experience earned by completing a quest is now granted to players that have reached the level cap

User Interface


  • A maximum of eight buffs and debuffs will now be displayed on the UI
    • The maximum number of debuffs that will be displayed is three

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug preventing damage numbers from being displayed if a monster was affected by a (transformation) spell such as Hex.