Posted by Caitlyn Muncy on Aug 21, 2012

Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.4 Notes

It’s almost here! The new patch for Diablo 3 is just around the corner, and there are lots of big changes on their way in. This is going to be a massive patch, and is hopefully one that will only improve the game.

The Paragon levels are likely the most exciting for level 60 players, as they now have the chance to keep gaining experience and more levels. There will be 100 of these, and each level will give you boost in your core stats, and improved Magic and Gold Find. You’ll also get a fancy border for your character’s portrait. Your pets with passive life regen will have improved regen from levels 30-60. Nephalem Valor bonuses give you +15% bonus experience per stack, and that will add on to the Magic Find 300% cap. Magic Find will no longer be averaged for all players in multiplayer games, and you can now enable or disable the music and sound options.

There will be bug fixes for achievements: “Espionage” and “A Unique Collection”. The “Kill Diablo” criteria for the “Death From Afar” achievement has been removed. The Auction House is also seeing a tune-up, as you can now cancel an auction at any point so long as they don’t have any bids on them. You will also find that:

  • Number of “Preferred Stats” allowed per search increased from 3 to 6
  •     Number of digits allowed in the “Min Value” field for equipment searches increased from 3 to 5
  •     “Minimum Damage” has been replaced with “Average Damage” as a searchable stat
  •         Bonus damage is calculated as the Average Damage: (Min Damage + Max Damage)/2
  •         For example, searching for a Bonus Damage of 12 will find an item with 10-14 damage, 12 minimum damage, or 24 maximum damage.
  •     Stat increases which come from slotted gems are no longer taken into account when searching for equipment
  •     Armor, DPS, Buyout, and Time Left columns are now sortable in the Search tab
  •     The maximum stack size of gold per listing has been increased from 100,000 to 1,000,000
  •     The following message has been added to the Item Purchase screen: “Item properties and values may change over time due to game balancing”
  •     Description text has been added or improved for several error messages
  •     UI Improvements
  •         Tooltips have been added for items in the Completed tab
  •         Tooltips have been added for commodities
  •         Item Compare tooltips have been added to the Recommended Items page
  •         The listing price of unsold and cancelled auctions will now display in the Completed tab
  •         The Auctions tab and Completed tab will now refresh when a player’s item has been purchased

Bug Fixes

  •         Auction house search filters are now no longer case sensitive
  •         Players can now search for stats on Legendary items
  •         “Attack Speed” is now a searchable affix for quivers
  •         “Chance to Blind on Hit” is now a searchable affix for amulets
  •         Items with the “Level Requirement Reduced” affix will now properly appear in search results when specifying the level range
  •         Searches will now properly filter results according to the set Minimum and Maximum values for “Life per Spirit Spent”
  •         Witch doctor’s Corpse Spider bonus is now listed when searching for mojos
  •         The Recommended Items page will now display quivers for demon hunters even if the player has a two-handed ranged weapon equipped

Battle.net will also see some reworking:

  • The “Report Spam” option is now available in the main menu when right-clicking on a player’s name (rather than being hidden in the “Report” sub-menu)
  •     Reporting another player for chat spam using “Report Spam” option will now also temporarily mute that player for the duration of your login session
  •     Reporting another player for friend request spam using the “Report Spam” option in the Friends List will now also automatically decline that player’s friend request
  •     The Quick Join window has been improved
  •     More information about Global Play (and its restrictions) has been added to the Account tab
  •     The game will now display both on the login and character select screen which region a player is currently logging into
  •     Chat
  •         Clicking on achievement toasts will now provide more information about the achievement
  •         The Public Chat menu will now indicate which channels a player has already joined
  •         /who and /invite commands can now be used in all channels
  •         “DND” and “AFK” tags have been added to the “You are now Busy” and “You are now Away” status messages (respectively)
  •         Shift-left-clicking on a player’s name will now display the following information: [Name]: [Level][Mode][Class] – [Act (difficulty)] (i.e. “[Pixie]: Level 45 Hardcore Barbarian – Act I (Nightmare)”)
  •         Chat Channel and Party message formatting has been updated

Bug Fixes

  •         Fixed a bug that caused items from the Normal gold auction house to display in the Hardcore gold auction house when a player switched between characters during periods of high latency
  •         The chat commands /p and /party now work correctly when joining Public Games
  •         Fixed a crash that could occur when clicking on a link to a fake item that contained more sockets than is possible

Many of the bosses and classes will be seeing some changes as well:
Boss rooms have been standardized so that, after the boss fight is complete, players will always be able to do the following:

  •         Use Town Portal to leave the room
  •         Re-enter the room again via Town Portal as well as the room’s entrance portal


  •         Abilities
  •             Insect Swarm
  •                 Projectiles can now be slowed


  •         Abilities
  •             Breath Attack
  •                 Pets and Followers should now only take 10% damage from the breath attack

Gas Cloud

  •                 The rate at which Ghom spawns Gas Clouds has been reduced by approximately 20%
  •                 The cooldown on Ghom’s Gas Cloud attack has been increased from 6-10 seconds to 10-13 seconds
  •                 Pets and Followers should now only take 5% damage from Gas Clouds

Bug Fixes

  •             Fixed an issue where certain movement skills were granting immunity to Ghom’s gas clouds if cast while inside the cloud (and if the player never left the cloud’s area of effect)


Bug Fixes

  •             Players can no longer bypass the chains that appear during the “Heart of Sin: Kill the Daughters” event


  •         Abilities
  •             Fire Ball
  •                 Projectiles can now be slowed


Bug Fixes

  •             Skipping Izual’s cut-scene should no longer cause players to become trapped behind his ice barrier
  •             Fixed a bug where Izual’s Charge attack would not do any damage
  •             Fixed a bug where Izual’s Charge attack could damage players twice
  •             Fixed a bug where Izual could become immune to damage when at 30% health under rare circumstances


Bug Fixes

  •             Rakanoth is now properly immune to crowd control effects when enraged in Inferno difficulty


        Bug Fixes

  •             Diablo’s Bone Cage debuff will now be properly removed from the player during a phase transition if the cut-scene is skipped
  •             Fixed an issue where triggering a phase transition while grasped by Diablo could cause both the player and Diablo to become temporarily invisible
  •             Fixed an issue that caused Diablo to not summon Shadow Clones of the player if Seven-Sided Strike was cast at the appropriate time

If you want to know more about the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Wizard, Witch Doctor, and Monk, follow the respective links. There have also been changes to crafting, followers, items, monsters, quests, the user interface, improved functionality for Mac users, and overall Bug Fixes. For a detailed listing of these changes, go here.

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