To help prepare Nephalem around the world against the coming invasion, Brady Games is pleased to unveil the official Diablo III Strategy Guide for Console, available in both Signature Series and Limited Edition formats.
For warriors who have already survived the armies of the Burning Hells on PC to those who are new to the world of Sanctuary, this companion book is the key to unlocking the secrets of Diablo III with a hand-hand controller.
For those Diablo 3 PS3 (playstation) and D3 xbox lovers that have been waiting, Blizzard is going to make it worth your while. On Wednesday, they announced the release date for Diablo 3 PS3 and Xbox360 versions for September 3, 2013. Get ready for D3 on the big screen.
Prepare your couch and consider fortifying your living room, because on September 3, Diablo® III will unleash hell on both the PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360®! It pays to be prepared against the forces of the Burning Hells, so get your preorder lined up for the PS3™ or Xbox 360, as added bonuses are in store for those who take the fight for Sanctuary to their big screen TV.
All preorders of the Xbox 360 and PS3™ versions of Diablo® III will include the following diabolically enticing items, available to all five mortal heroes of Sanctuary—be it the Witch Doctor, Barbarian, Wizard, Demon Hunter, or Monk (players who’ve been keeping on top of console-related news will notice that the bounty for preorders has expanded).
I often look around on Reddit and find interesting stories from the members there on different aspect of Diablo 3. Many of the posts deal with lore and other parts of the game to which I have very little interest. If you are on this site you know what we are all about making gold and eventually real money! Anyways–Today I ran across this post on Reddit where a very helpful member broke down the most important stats that we here on Free Diablo 3 Guideworry about. Surely you’ve guessed by now, but in case you haven’t we’re speaking of Gold Find & Magic Find. [in that order btw.]
Many players do not know what their maximum Gold Find and Magic Find numbers should be and this post really sheds some helpful light on the subject. DragonSylver did and excellent job on this post and he deserves all the credit for it. He has stated that he will be updating it more in the coming days and seeing as how these are screen captures they are subject to change. Be sure to check out his Google Document Spreadsheet! HERE
Your build for the Barbarian class is highly determined by the quests you can undertake. Hacking and slashing your way in the game just doesn’t work anymore as it did for Diablo 2.
For starters, do not grind the same monsters or do boss runs over and over again. It produces diminishing returns and Blizzard has set the game up in such a way that the rewards look better if something is done differently. Venturing out is a very good option.
Diablo 3 Barbarian Paragon Leveling
Here is a quick leveling method showing getting a bar of exp at paragon level 31 in less than 4 minutes. At 50mil a level, you could easily level 2 or more times and hour…
A Barbarian is a class that excels when they are in a team. Because most of their attacks are melee, they function well as a tank but are better off with characters to back them up with range attacks and provide support. If you are a low level barbarian, make sure you pair up with someone that provides a lot of healing spells and this will keep your game going longer and stronger.
One of the biggest temptations of a barbarian is to grind through the same pack of mobs over and over again. This might work well in the previous game, but the way the game is setup requires you to diversify your strategy rather than attack the same boss over and over again.
A barbarian must not sit still. Its primary skill is called fury which increases as they deal damage and take damage. Do not wait for your allies to deal the damage as this will hamper your ability to level up. The fury ability also unleashes a huge range of skills that will propel the Barbarian’s damage as well.
Last but not least it is very important to experiment with rune stones. Rune stones diversify the play of the Barbarian greatly and don’t be afraid to try out new things as the damage dealt and mobility can be greatly affected.
A little about me: I’m something of a pro gamer. Any genre of game I’ve spent my life completely dominating. I have a 4:1 kill death ratio or better on every call of duty. I am 2100 elo on League of Legends (that’s top 5% in the world). I’m in the platinum league of Starcraft II. The list goes on and on.
When I picked up Diablo 3, I expected to quickly assert my dominance over it as well. Unfortunately, things did not go as I planned.
Diablo 3 is a very difficult and unforgiving game. I could progress through it just fine, but I never seemed to have enough gold to do everything I’d like to. I wasted countless hours crawling the web, searching for better methods to bring in more gold.
I ultimately stumbled upon the blog of Daniel Chan, which changed my Diablo 3 life.
Daniel Chan is Diablo 3’s first gold billionaire, and his methods have drastically increased my gold income per hour. With his expert guidance, I’m back to being the pro I’m used to being.
I’ve got all my friends jealous and begging for advice again. I think I’ll wait a little while longer before I turn them on to Daniel Chan’s amazing guide. I want to make sure I get a pretty big head start so I can stay ahead of them, haha.
Diablo 3 features a four difficulty system, whereas its predecessor only had 3 difficulties. In addition to the standard difficulty sets of normal, nightmare, and hell, Diablo 3 adds in the Inferno difficulty once you beat Hell. Inferno is much more challenging than the other difficulties. It is meant to be the ultimate test of your Diablo 3 mettle. It is estimated that only a small percentage of Diablo 3 players will ever beat the final act of the Inferno difficulty setting.
Diablo III Azmodan Inferno Difficulty Kill Barbarian POV
Inferno is a huge step up from the Hell difficulty for several reasons. Your resistances really matter for the first time once you reach Inferno. Elemental and other non-physical damage types will be coming at you from a variety of sources. Just having high armor or vitality statistics will not be enough to make it through inferno. Without massive amounts of resistances you will be spending the vast majority of your time waiting to revive.
Another reason Inferno is so difficult is because the unique and champion mobs have 4 properties on them. It is not uncommon to find a group of champion mobs with a property combination like jailer, vortex, arcane, desecrator. These big combinations can cause huge problems for players, sometimes forcing them to reload the game and hope for a different combination of content generation.
The game shifts rapidly into more of a team dynamic when you reach Inferno. It is simply too hard to push forward alone with all of the increased difficulty. With the aid of your fellow players, you can work together to combat the greatest challenges Diablo 3 has to offer in its new Inferno Difficulty setting.
Power leveling is highly desired by many when it comes to playing Diablo 3.
A player might be tempted to spend a lot on cash on items since the auction house in Diablo 3 allows them to use real money to buy items (with Blizzard getting a cut from every transaction).
The best gear may produce better results.
However, spending too much money on gear in the auction house is not the best way to do so even if you have all the money in the world to spare. At the end of the day, it is better to save that money because there are many ways to get the best gear in the game using the natural way.
For starters, questing in the right direction offers a better progression for each character even if going back to the same spot as before and killing the same monster over and over again seem very enticing.
Blizzard has changed the way the game runs now and what worked for Diablo 2 no longer applies in Diablo 3.
The returns on ‘boss runs’ is not the same as well because Blizzard is now encouraging players to diversify their playing style rather than go for repetitive grinding.
There are also higher difficulty modes in the game like the ‘inferno’ level which yield better drops for the player.
Another way to be more efficient at the game is to leverage on higher level players who are able to take on monsters that give larger experience (XP) gains. This method of leveling will help you to jumpstart your character in the initial stages.
You can also consider guides written by experienced players as they reveal what is the most effective path one must undertake if they do not wish to beat around the bush. This is also very effective for players who do not want to spend 16 hours in front of the computer each day to level up.
The Witch Doctor is a very diverse character. It is a spell caster that uses voodoo magic to cause pain and rain hell on their enemies.
They are not necessarily like the Necromancer class but they do rely on a lot of poisons and damage dealing abilities that are similar.
One of the ways to kill mobs quickly is to learn how to hit and run. They have skills like poison dart, horrify and acid clouds which deal damage over time. This means that your opponents are not killed instantly and it is important to keep them away from you while the poisons and damage take its course.
Mind control is a very good spell for crowd control as it turns enemies upon each other and they make it much easier for you to pick them off.
Be sure to buff up some defensive equipment on your character because it is very important to survive. You are not like a Barbarian or a Monk. The character is more frail and you need to employ a lot of strategy especially when you are climbing up the higher levels.
Learn to hide behind your minions like the Fetish army or Zombie followers. Like its predecessor the Necromancer, summoning your monsters to do your bidding is winning half the battle already while you blast away at your enemies with your spells.
You can even summon your own zombie dogs and get them to explode at your enemies. Timing is really important.
Learn to stay alive using soul harvest. Keeping yourself alive using these means will help you to survive longer in battle without running back and forth to down to reload on items.
Remember not to stick in one area and grind monsters for too long. You might be tempted to do so, but remember that there will always be better rewards if you venture out.
The following is an important article regarding Diablo 3′s “End-Game.” Essentially Bashiok as admitted that the way the game is now is unsustainable because there is little incentive to continue playing the game. Redoing old content over and over with no purpose behind it is just not many persons idea of fun–myself included.
Lately I have been playing a bit less Diablo 3 because of this very thing they are addressing. Thankfully they have plans to fix this!
Here is the article:
Blizzard Community Manager, Bashiok, has been discussing Diablo 3′s endgame on their official forums. Posting on the “Endgame Solutions” thread, he’s admitted that “the item hunt is not enough for a long sustainable end-game.” Players have criticised Diablo 3′s repair costs and difficulty spike at higher levels, saying it becomes something of a grind.
Diablo 3 scored 90% on PC Gamer. Tom described it as a “phenomenally good game, immediately fun to play and enduringly compulsive, albeit for very different reasons than the rest of the series.”
“Hindsight is 20/20 I suppose, but we believed pre-release that the item hunt would be far more sustainable, and would work to be a proper end-game for quite a while. That didn’t turn out to be true, and we recognize that,” said the community manager in a later post. Diablo 3′s in-game and real-money auction houses have been controversial additions since they were announced, forcing players to go shopping before they tackling Sanctuary’s highest level beasts.
“Diablo III is not World of Warcraft” admits Bashiok.
“We’re not going to be able to pump out tons of new systems and content every couple months,” he continues. “There needs to be something else to keep people engaged, and we know it’s not there right now.”
Interestingly, Bashiok references Diablo’s unreleased PVP component as a possible solution to the lack of late game. That’s due to hit in patch 1.1 which doesn’t yet have a release date.
“We’re working toward 1.0.4, which we’re really trying to pack with as many fixes and changes we can to help you guys out (and we’ll have a bunch of articles posted with all the details as we get closer), and we’re of course working on 1.1 with PvP arenas” said the Blizzard employee.
“I think both those patches will do a lot to give people things to do, and get them excited about playing, but they’re not going to be a real end-game solution, at least not what we would expect out of a proper end-game. We have some ideas for progression systems, but honestly it’s a huge feature if we want to try to do it right, and not something we could envision being possible until well after 1.1 which it itself still a ways out,” he continued.
Are you still playing Diablo 3? Does it feel like there’s something missing?
For today’s tip we are focusing more on buying rather than selling. Flipping is the term that most use. You are buying up items for cheap and selling them at a normal price. A lot of people live by the mantra of buy low, sell high. That works well, but you can also buy really low and sell at a discount if you are good and no what you are looking for. So now you are asking yourself; What am I looking for?
One Simple Gold Strategy to Get You Started
The answer is simple. You are looking for those auctions that are going to be expiring within the next 10-30 minutes. You want to buy all those up as often as you can. They key though, and I put a major emphasis on this, is to bid on those items and not buy them outright. The reason being that people will always structure their auctions around the buyout and not the bids. So you may see an item with a buyout of 10,000 gold, but a bid of 500 gold. This is insane profits for you with little work involved.
This strategy isn’t all that risky, but just like any, there are things you should be looking for or at the very least be aware of.
What are the things I should watch out for?
The items you are buying are obviously not selling. It is up to you to determine the reason for that. Probably the most common is because the buyout price is too high. Often times people pick up a rare item and assume that it is valuable when its not. I have said this so many times already on this site and I can’t say it enough. You need to be colorblind with your auctions. Sell the stats, not the colors.
Is there a market for the item you are buying? Many items don’t sell because they are just junk and no one will find use for them. This doesn’t mean you cannot buy these items yet though! When you are dealing with level 60 items you can still buy them for salvaging provided the price of essences and other crafting materials are at the right price. Don’t buy any of these unless you are bidding on it and spending less than 1500-1700 gold. This is a bit arbitrary for me but that is where I aim for based on the profits I desire when doing something like this. I list this as a danger because unless you understand the numbers you stand to lose money doing this and it is never a guarantee.
Some gear just isn’t worth that much and thus it will have a low bid. If you see an item that has a low bid and buyout this is what you should do. First apply the first two tips to it. Is it worthless? Do its stats work for any class? If those two criteria don’t work for it just let it go. If you are in the business of making gold you aren’t in the business of small money returns so move on to the bigger stuff. Why take up your precious slots on the AH with gear that is only going to get you 1-2,000 gold? It’s not worth it.
What are the benefits and things I should be looking for with this strategy?
Un-Gemmed gear! Can you say goldmine? Seriously–if you can get a piece of gear for 500 gold that has a gem slot in it and has stats that cater to one another you just struck oil. You could get an item for 500 gold andGem it with a cheap gem and list it for the same price and sell it in minutes!
Weapons. Weapons sell the best in Diablo 3. This is because people are replacing their weapons much more often than their gear. If you want a quick turnaround find that cheap weapon that is about to expire. Within 20 minutes you could have a 15,000+ gold profit for less than 2 minutes of work.
VERY IMPORTANT–Every piece of gear that you buy you should double check its stat value on the RMAH. If you just got it for 500 Gold you could possibly make $0.50-1.00 profit on it if you sold it on the RMAH. Most of the profits outside of selling my own obtained gear was made this way on the RMAH. Buying items for gold and selling them for cash makes you feel pretty damn cool let me tell you!
The biggest benefit to following this strategy is that you are making large chunks of gold for just a minute or so of work!
This strategy requires very little gold. Spending at little as 500 gold could get you 15,000+ in return.
Starting out in Diablo 3 is tough and with this strategy you will be rolling in the gold before you know it and moving on to the high priced markets and serious RMAH profits. Enjoy!