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Reaper of Souls Item Sets Illustrated

A fan assembled all six of the class-specific item sets in Reaper of Souls, took pics of them on each gender for each class, and provided views from all angles. It’s quite a useful presentation, and credit to Zeldrin for creating it.

I found it interesting since I’d never actually seen the full sets so clearly. Everyone’s got a few or all of the items from each set, but usually mixed with other gear, some transmogged or vanishing dyed, etc. So here they are, unadulterated and straight from the D3 artist’s tablets to your screen. All the sets (except for Firebird’s, which adds a source) consist of six items: helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, and boots, so visually they are pretty much apples to apples comparisons. So here are Reaper of Souls Item Sets Illustrated:


DiabloWikiLegacy Of Raekor (armory), Barbarian set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, boots.


DiabloWikiArmor Of Akkhan (armory), Crusader set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, boots.

Demon Hunter

DiabloWikiEmbodiment of the Marauder (armory), Demon Hunter set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, boots.


DiabloWikiRaiment of a Thousand Storms (armory), Monk set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, boots.

Witch Doctor

DiabloWikiHelltooth Harness (armory), Witch Doctor set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, boots. (This set apparently lacks the light weight and flexibility of the huge slabs of unrefined steel that the other classes have strapped to their bodies, as both of these weary medical professionals are bent double beneath the weight of their assorted shark teeth, baboon femurs, and coconut shells.)


DiabloWikiFirebird’s Finery (armory), Wizard set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, source, legs, boots. (Firebird’s has a seventh item, a Source, which is the only difference in the slots filled by these sets.)

Diablo 3 “Gear Sets”

This whole presentation reminds me of the hot (pre-game) topic of DiabloWikiGear Sets. We’ve got a big wiki article about them, and “Gear Sets” was a regular news category from 2010-2012, with 29 news items so categorized.

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How Diablo 3 Auction House Botters Got Rich

news-d3ah-botters-richFascinating and very long article by a self-confessed Diablo 3 Auction House botter, talking about how he made over 100k Euros in a year, entirely through buying low and selling high on the AH and RMAH. The article is huge and goes into great detail about everything, including the scripts he used, the multiple machines he had running, and how easy it was to avoid Blizzard’s very lacking anti-botting measures.

The botter’s first attempts were by using a very simple script to scan Auction House listings, one item at a time, and automatically buy ones with stats that exceeded his set parameters, and with a price below his maximum value. This required him to know which items were powerful, what the best stats on them were, how much they’d sell for on the RMAH, etc. It took a lot of work and daily updates to the search scripts, but with millions of players using the AH, many of them without a clue about the actual value of their items, it was shooting fish in a barrel.

I remember in these months I used to search a lot for rare rings or rare amulets. What still comes to my mind is a criteria searching for rare amulets with more than 7 critical hit chance and more than 50 critical hit damage and buying any that cost below 1 or 2 million gold. I sold amulets with these criteria on the RMAH (Real Money Auction House), for tens and sometimes even 100+ euros. Stuff like 7+ crit chance, 50+ crit damage and a high main stat like strength or intelligence + vitality was considered pretty good back then. Trifectas ( crit chance + crit damage + increased attack speed) was even more rare and expensive.

Another popular thing I remember botting the old fashioned way was Chantodo’s force wizard sources. These were great because almost no one seemed to know that the property “Arcane power on critical hit” was actually rare and very valuable. So you could just adjust your bot to search for chantodo’s force sources with arcane power on crit and above a specific damage, choose the minimum price under which the bot would buy any item it found, and you were good to go.

That was the very earliest version of the system, which was active in late 2012. The technology was quickly improved and with better coding his bot became able to search many types of items at once, all with different selected stats and minimum values in them, with different pricing criteria, and he figured ways to keep it refreshing constantly, so it would scan literally every single gold item sale that appeared within seconds of it going on the market.

On January 1st I started selling those sweet sweet presents. And the results were staggering. The money started flowing in immediately. Before, I was searching for 1 variation of 1 single item, for example any Mempo of Twilight with Critical Hit Chance, below the price of 1 million gold. Now, I could search for 100 different variations of Mempo of Twilight, plus hundreds of variations of all other worthwhile items. In the first days though, I only had one bot account, which I was using to bot some legendary items in the “armor” category. Even with this small sample of all possible items though, it was soon obvious to me that I had to buy a very powerful PC which could run more than 1 diablo window, and would also search the Auction House which much higher FPS (Frames per second).

He also made a fortune buying items that people mislisted in gold instead of RMT. That seems impossible, but the article has literally dozens of screenshots of spectacular items listed at 150 or 200 gold, when clearly the seller meant to list them at those prices… in EUROS! And no, the conversion rate of Diablo 3 gold to real money wasn’t exactly 1-to-1…

First I bought one more account and started using 2 accounts which were botting for legendary Armor. Why another one botting the same subset of items? Take another look at the screenshots above.

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Diablo 3 2.0.1 PTR access problems

Posted 12 Dec 2013 by

With the news of the Diablo 3 2.0.1 PTR opening earlier for one and all, players have been dashing to get their PTR accounts up and running and trying tpo access the PTR in the launcher.

There are problems however as the button to create a PTR account on Diablo 3 BattleNet account page does not actually exist. Blizzard commented:

Thanks for the reports, folks! We’re looking into the issue where players cannot see the “Beta: Reaper of Souls” option when in the desktop app (and after successfully creating a PTR account)

It is thought that if you already have an account set up this button will not show. I have tested this after removing a previous PTR install and the button is indeed missing. An additional note from Blizard read:

- If you’ve participated in any previous Diablo III PTR, the “Create PTR account” button may not appear. This is because you’ve already created a PTR account and can therefore skip this step.

    • Make sure you’re double-clicking on your D3 game license in Account Management and not just highlighting it or just clicking it once.
    • In order to access the PTR, you must use the desktop app. The previous PTR client will not work and cannot be used to access the Patch 2.0.1 PTR.

Having already removed the old PTR files from the system here, the option in the launcher is still not available so there is a problem with this.

Update #4:

Post 1.

Thanks for all the reports regarding character copy issues! We’re tracking that issue here.

Post 2.

Thanks for the reports! Are you folks being directed to this link whenever attempting to use the PTR Copy feature?

That last link is dead right now unfortunately but Blizzard are also working on that.

PTR Character Copy Workaround


There is currently an issue with the PTR character copy banner that is causing it to be obscured by other UI elements on the Diablo III PTR client home screen.

While we do not have an ETA for a fix for this, we have identified two viable workarounds for this issue. Performing either of these sets of actions will cause the “upgrade” banner to be replaced with a PTR character copy banner:

  1. Exiting and then re-entering both the Desktop App and Diablo III PTR game client
  2. Entering a game and then exiting back to the home screen.

We are currently working on getting a more convenient solution in place, but for now these are viable workarounds and should allow you to get your existing characters copied to the PTR.

Update #3:

Update: It appears that Issue #2 may be resolved!

Please try restarting your desktop app, navigating to the Diablo III page using the left-hand side menu, and then clicking on the drop-down selector above the Play/Install button. You should now see an option that says PTR: Diablo III. Click this option; the PTR data should immediately begin downloading.

This is what you should see. If not, the problem is not resolved for you.

battlenet desktop application

Update #2:

We are aware of and currently investigating two issues where players are having trouble accessing the 2.0.1 PTR:

Issue #1: After creating a PTR account in your Account settings, the download link for the PTR displays a page indicating there is no download available.

Workaround: In order to access the PTR, you’ll need to download the desktop app. While a link may not be available on the download page, you can still download the desktop app directly from this page after you’ve created a PTR account. (Note: If you’ve participated in any previous Diablo III PTR, the “Create PTR account” button may not appear. This is because you’ve already created a PTR account.)

Issue #2: When logging into the desktop application, the “Beta: Reaper of Souls” option in the drop-down menu above the “Play” button is not available.

Workaround: None available at this time.

We don’t currently have additional details or an ETA for when these issues will be resolved, but they remain a priority for our teams and we will update this thread as more information becomes available.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to resolve these issues as soon as possible.

Update: #1 Blizzard are apparently also trying to track issues via this thread on BattleNet.

If you are having problems let us know in the comments.

Note: If you are in the beta or on the PTR then look for ‘IncGamers Community‘ (case sensitive) to meet up with other windswept and interesting people from the Diablo: IncGamers’ community.

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