DiabloWiki Watch #58: Skills, Passives, and ResourcesPosted 14 August 2011 by Flux
Story time! While recording an episode of the Diablo Podcast on Saturday evening (it focused on early game quests and plot progression, and should be posted Tuesday or Wednesday), conversation turned to useful strategies against the Skeleton King and his vast horde of bonemen. As I’d recently spoken with an attendee at the beta preview event, who had told me of difficulties in fighting Leoric with his Demon Hunter, I started to wonder what level Entangling Arrow was now, and if there were any other low level DH Crowd Control skills.
Tragically, DiabloWiki.net was temporarily inaccessible due to the server move, and I was thus forced to try one of those other Diablo 3 wikis. To my shock (well, not really), none of the others had been updated with any DH skills info since last year’s Blizzcon (and even that coverage was pretty spotty). Worse yet, neither Neinball or The Eliminator, both of whom are active on this site and are quite knowledgeable about Diablo III, were aware that all of the updated, final game skill and passive info had been available in the DiabloWiki since last week, largely thanks to the tireless labor of MrFrye and a few other wiki assistants. “Obviously,” I thought, “if these guys don’t know about the thousands of updates the Diablo Wiki has received in the past couple of weeks, most of the readers won’t either.”
Hence, this news post! (Click to see the Demon Hunter skills. It’s best to use the tabbed navigation at the bottom of the pages for easy navigation throughout the other class skill and passive pages.)
While we now know the names and levels of every skill, active and passive, we don’t have the full descriptions for all of the new active skills. That’s not such a hindrance with the skills, since only the DH has more than one or two new skills. There are a few more passive skills that we don’t yet know the descriptions of, but since the vast majority are reused traits (Why didn’t they just keep calling them “traits” anyway? Much better term than “passive skills.”) they’re pretty well covered as well.
Besides plugging the wiki updates, I wanted to make a post highlighting these HQ pics of the class resources, taken at the media event in late July. The only one we don’t have a brand new picture of is the Barbarian‘s Fury, but it’s easy to imagine. There’s just a single bulb now; the “traffic light” design you can see pictured in the Fury article is long gone; but those old screenshots are useful, since the whole bulb now has the same glowing golden/orange sun looking graphic that the individual balls used to.
And yes, I still have a bunch more cool photos of the interfaces and other stuff to post as they get inputted into the wiki. I’ll try to accelerate the pace of those, starting next week. I have a lovely yang to the yin of the most beautiful thing ever, and it’ll go up Monday for sure.