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The Diablo 3 Podcast #86: New Crafting, Item Farming, and Passive Skills

Posted 5 Mar 2013 by

Flux, Neinball, and Sentarius discuss their recent play, passive skill overhauls, Monk builds and O.W.E. changes, new crafting recipes, and what The Hobbit’s Goblin King and all of Diablo’s Act Bosses have unfortunately in common.

Topics covered on this episode of the Diablo 3 Podcast, with their approximate starting times (all subjects are digressed from, as the conversation flows):

  • 0:30 — Neinball and Sentarius intro. Sentarius is a long-time member of the Holy Knights of Westmarch and he describes the guild support features he would most like to see in Diablo 3.
  • 5:35 — Party skills and varying builds for better party play; the guild member guests describe the current options and their desired changes/improvements.
  • 11:20 — Everyone shares their recent Diablo III play activities and priorities. Monks and leveling for Neinball and Flux, Witch Doctoring and Demon Huntering for Sentarius.
  • 17:00 — Monk discussion leads to Barb vs. Monk comparison and why Barbs are so OP at this point, which leads to Monk passive conversation and the lack of +damage options.
  • 22:00 — Monk’s One With Everything debated, pros and cons and switching all your gear to match a new type of resistance.
  • 33:00 — Passive skills discussion. Which are best/worst, which need changes and improvements? All other classes envy the outrageous DPS+ of Barbarian passives; even the ones that under 5% of Barbs use. Refer to the ongoing forum debates about Barbarian, Monk, Demon Hunter, Wizard, and Witch Doctor passives.
  • 42:00 — Farming and item gathering. What does everyone pick up while playing now? Just selected rares? Plus protips for more efficient play and farming.
  • 48:00 — Tempest Rush part time use as a fantastic speed farming boost.
  • 51:20 — New crafting recipes. Which are you using, what have you upgraded, etc? Pickup radius issues. Awesomely fast and fun Witch Doctor build.
  • 1:02:00 — Final thoughts and future system changes in the expansion.
  • 1:05:30 — The Goblin King’s voice in The Hobbit is awful, in exactly an opposite way from how all the Diablo 3 bosses have awful voices.
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