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Diablo III Hotfix Improves High-End Drops

Battle.net now offers a list of hotfixes for Diablo III dated today (thanks Chris). The new server-side update addresses some bugs and increases the rate of high-end item drops for Acts III and IV in Hell difficulty and the entirety of Inferno difficulty. Here are the new approximate drop rates:

Items

  • The drop rates for high-end items (items level 61-63) have been increased for Acts III and IV of Hell difficulty and Acts I IV of Inferno difficulty:
    • The new approximate drop rates are as follows:
      • Hell Act III and Act IV
        • iLvl 61: 9% to 13.9%
        • iLvl 62: 1.9% to 3.45%
        • iLvl 63: 0% (no change)
      • Inferno Act I
        • iLvl 61: 17.7% to 23.9%
        • iLvl 62: 7.9% to 12.6%
        • iLvl 63: 2.0% to 4.8%
      • Inferno Act II
        • iLvl 61: 18.6% to 23.3%
        • iLvl 62: 12.4% to 18.6%
        • iLvl 63: 4.1% to 9.3%
      • Inferno Act III and Act IV
        • iLvl 61: 24.1% to 27.1%
        • iLvl 62: 16.1% to 21.7%
        • iLvl 63: 8.0% to 16.3%

Bosses

  • Bosses are now guaranteed to drop at least 1 Rare item for players with 4 stacks of Nephalem Valor and at least 2 Rare items for players with 5 stacks of Nephalem Valor

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10. Re: Diablo III Hotfix Improves High-End Drops Jun 28, 2012, 15:09 Alamar
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 28, 2012, 14:53:
Alamar, if you don't have great equipment, a Throwing Barb(I suggest 2h, but if you have a great 1hander you can go that route) is effective in Inferno.

I appreciate the suggestion... I've considered putting some range in my build (maybe even spear with 'rage flip'), but I'm hesitant to put stuff in a build I'm really not going to want around after the one fight...

However, if I can't take him down anyways, I may as well fiddle and get past the fight just so I can get into Act III (I don't expect Belial to be as bad... Breath is the only time I get hit on the post-snake part). And the breath is avoidable (there's a cheeve for it), but I'm not sure how... I've tried the edges, and stuff doesn't seem to come off CD fast enough (haven't tried Leap).

Your build seems to have all damage passives, and I'm not sure I can cope without some bonus armor/reduced damage.. : )

Course, on the other hand... I can kill the giants... Just with a lot of running and quaffing, so some extra damage likely won't make much of a mitigation difference.

-Alamar
 
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