Blizzard released the lasts Diablo 3 patch in towards the end of August, introducing a batch of changes and paving the way for Season 18. Read below to learn more about changes brought by the patch and the current state of the game.
The essential trait of the update is the addition of Triune’s Will, a buff system that can be activated randomly when players use their ability. One of three circles will appear, giving a specific bonus.
Triune of Love: Players who are in the circle will deal double damage while the circle is active.
Triune of Determination: Players who are in the circle will spend only half of the regular resource cost for relevant skills.
Triune of Creation: The cooldown of any skills which are used will be reduced while standing in the circle.
Some players questioned the utility of the buff, and the developers decided to offer additional information. In the past seasons a large focus was placed on buffs, which complimented progression through end-game content. The current buff aims to help players to enjoy the adventure through the Season Journey regardless of their current progression level.
The buff will be active from the very start, and it remains relevant during the whole season. It was also mentioned that the patch would bring balance and quality of life improvements for some classes while also encouraging players to experiment more with Kanai’s Cube.
Two items have been enhanced. The flavor of Tie offers a new legendary power, which doubles the length of Pylon effects for the wearer. The Executioner received a new power, which slays anything that has less than 10% health.
In the long run, the patch has been well-received by players, who enjoyed the ability to play more strategically as they try to profit from the benefits offered by the buffs. A new season should be announced in the following weeks, and some hope that it will come with a new class.