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The numbers in yellow are in fact Critical hits. I have seen video of player having every number pops (white for normal hits, green + for the healing, etc) but that was probably using a mods (like for WoW) and they are bannable by Blizzard

The damage and healing numbers are actually an option that you can enable from the game menu. It doesn't require any mod. I actually prefer it as I like to know how much damage I'm doing though it does clutter up the display.

I came across my first legendary item today in act 4 normal. Its stats weren't too impressive though.

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The damage and healing numbers are actually an option that you can enable from the game menu. It doesn't require any mod. I actually prefer it as I like to know how much damage I'm doing though it does clutter up the display.

I came across my first legendary item today in act 4 normal. Its stats weren't too impressive though.

Good to know, thanks.

I might give it a try to see. Nephalem Valor buff is crazy to farm money and items. Didn't find any legendary with the buff yet, but lots and lots of rare items (and blues )
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Is it just me or is the Monk far superior to the other chars?

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Is it just me or is the Monk far superior to the other chars?

It's just you :P
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Is it just me or is the Monk far superior to the other chars?

In normal yeah, it is impossible to die with Transcendance (heal you everytime you use spirit) but it all changes in nightmare and hell. Haven't seen Inferno yet but I can only imagine

But it all comes to gear also. My level 33 wizard is also unbeatable. I was soloing a 3 man game without a trouble (having my friend under-leveld followed and another friend using a barb just to be my meatshield for Meteor )
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Is it just me or is the Monk far superior to the other chars?

I recall Blizz saying there is a Monk heal ability that is accidentally overpowered and will getting a major nerf soon.
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In normal yeah, it is impossible to die with Transcendance (heal you everytime you use spirit) but it all changes in nightmare and hell. Haven't seen Inferno yet but I can only imagine

But it all comes to gear also. My level 33 wizard is also unbeatable. I was soloing a 3 man game without a trouble (having my friend under-leveld followed and another friend using a barb just to be my meatshield for Meteor )

Nice to know being as the wizard is useless for the 1st 20 levels.
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I will! We will probably finish Act 4 tonight and give Inferno a shot just to see if we need to modify our strategy/get new gear.

The numbers in yellow are in fact Critical hits. I have seen video of player having every number pops (white for normal hits, green + for the healing, etc) but that was probably using a mods (like for WoW) and they are bannable by Blizzard

And for people feeling bad for not competing Normal yet.. don't... I'm not a typical for Diablo games! Also the 5 days week end I got starting may 17th helped alot... and the fact that my GF is at school monday-thursday night and I... skipped gym for the last 2 weeks LOL!

It is in options under gameplay...thing is if you are playing with others and have a ton of mobs, it could slow down framerates.
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Am I the only one who thinks this game is a little short? Great game. Just find it a bit short. Last act I wouldn't even call an act. More like a very tiny chapter.
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Am I the only one who thinks this game is a little short? Great game. Just find it a bit short. Last act I wouldn't even call an act. More like a very tiny chapter.

It reminds me much of D2. Takes about the same amount of time to plow through, and the last act is also short.

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Am I the only one who thinks this game is a little short? Great game. Just find it a bit short. Last act I wouldn't even call an act. More like a very tiny chapter.

It took me a solid 15 hours to run through the campaign without rushing, and there's endless replayability...so yeah, you're probably the only one.

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It reminds me much of D2. Takes about the same amount of time to plow through, and the last act is also short.

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Was a bit surprised how short the last act was.

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It took me a solid 15 hours to run through the campaign without rushing, and there's endless replayability...so yeah, you're probably the only one.

Sure, there's tons of replay ability but it doesn't feel as if the game is that long. Yes, it gets longer to beat as you play it on harder modes. But I still feel the actual campaign itself should have been just a little bit longer. Maybe the last act being as long as the 1st few could have been enough.

Love the game. Just wanted a little more.
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I recall Blizz saying there is a Monk heal ability that is accidentally overpowered and will getting a major nerf soon.

The Mantra of Healing was nerfed because the first 3 seconds boost was too powerful and people were spamming it to regain health.

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Nice to know being as the wizard is useless for the 1st 20 levels.

Yeah but it seems like the Wizard is sooo powerful against mobs/champions but my boss fights are so much longer.

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Great tactic video on how to handle Inferno:

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Am I the only one who thinks this game is a little short? Great game. Just find it a bit short. Last act I wouldn't even call an act. More like a very tiny chapter.

The 3 first acts are well done and polished with random events and stuff and the fourth just seem... rushed to finish the game which is sad i was able to finish act 4 under 1 hour with my barb (with exploration!) and got an achievement for it

Act 4 should have been longer and less straight foward, IMHO.
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Finally hit Act 4 yesterday and Izual is handing my ass to me. Level 30+ Monk.
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The Mantra of Healing was nerfed because the first 3 seconds boost was too powerful and people were spamming it to regain health.



Yeah but it seems like the Wizard is sooo powerful against mobs/champions but my boss fights are so much longer.



He doesn't kite them well enough



The 3 first acts are well done and polished with random events and stuff and the fourth just seem... rushed to finish the game which is sad i was able to finish act 4 under 1 hour with my barb (with exploration!) and got an achievement for it

Act 4 should have been longer and less straight foward, IMHO.

That's exactly how I felt about the game. Well said.
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Finally hit Act 4 yesterday and Izual is handing my ass to me. Level 30+ Monk.

Could you link to your build? I haven't quite gotten that far with my Monk but I'd like to see what skill/runes you are using. I had no trouble beating him with my DH. Impale is great for bosses/champions!

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Could you link to your build? I haven't quite gotten that far with my Monk but I'd like to see what skill/runes you are using. I had no trouble beating him with my DH. Impale is great for bosses/champions!

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This is off the top of my head. I've been tinkering since this Izual guy stopped me. Up to this point I've had no issues with bosses or sub bosses etc.
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It took me a solid 15 hours to run through the campaign without rushing, and there's endless replayability...so yeah, you're probably the only one.

I must be slow. I get to the beacons on the map and then backtrack leaving no darkness. I've easily put 30 plus hours in up to act 4.
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That's exactly how I felt about the game. Well said.

I've not finished it yet but upon reaching Act 4 I can sense the straight forward nature of it. Almost sad it's nearly over.
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I've not finished it yet but upon reaching Act 4 I can sense the straight forward nature of it. Almost sad it's nearly over.

It's a super quick act. I felt it as I was playing it.
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This is off the top of my head. I've been tinkering since this Izual guy stopped me. Up to this point I've had no issues with bosses or sub bosses etc.

You need more damage. I never liked Tempest Rush with my monk

What I'd suggest is getting rid of Sweeping Wind and the Mystic Ally. The both do low % of your weapon and at level 30, the weapon are around 60 DPS... so something between 20 damage max.... I'd rather use Seven-side Strike which deals 1007% of your weapon every 30 seconds (with rune). Very good on a single target like Izual.

Also, do you need inner sanctuary already? On normal/ little bit of nightmare you can go with only DPS in mind.
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You need more damage. I never liked Tempest Rush with my monk

What I'd suggest is getting rid of Sweeping Wind and the Mystic Ally. The both do low % of your weapon and at level 30, the weapon are around 60 DPS... so something between 20 damage max.... I'd rather use Seven-side Strike which deals 1007% of your weapon every 30 seconds (with rune). Very good on a single target like Izual.

Also, do you need inner sanctuary already? On normal/ little bit of nightmare you can go with only DPS in mind.

I agree with Dashboard though I admit I have been using Mystic Ally. It would be better if they could focus aggro but mobs seem to ignore it. I also like Serenity with Peaceful repose for when you get into trouble. I find Exploding Palm useful too with the rune that causes enemies to take additional damage for champions/bosses.

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You need more damage. I never liked Tempest Rush with my monk

What I'd suggest is getting rid of Sweeping Wind and the Mystic Ally. The both do low % of your weapon and at level 30, the weapon are around 60 DPS... so something between 20 damage max.... I'd rather use Seven-side Strike which deals 1007% of your weapon every 30 seconds (with rune). Very good on a single target like Izual.

Also, do you need inner sanctuary already? On normal/ little bit of nightmare you can go with only DPS in mind.

The rush is badass on those little devils...hold right mouse button and mow them down.

I'll give those suggestions a shot, thanks!
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Also, do you need inner sanctuary already? On normal/ little bit of nightmare you can go with only DPS in mind.

Inner Sanctuary I was using to set up a shop in those big waves. The Safe Haven Rune with its regeneration was helpful.
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The build diversity is real then since we all play our Monk differently

For mine my setup until hell was mostly :

1-Lashing Tail Kick
2-Dashing Strike
3-Seven Sided Strike
4-Mantra of Whatever flotted my boat (Evasion for a long time)

Mouse buttons were always spirit generator. I rocked Fist of Thunder with the Dodge rune a bit with the Mantra of Evasion, Stun on Tail Kick, Dashing Strike stun, Seven Sided Strike stun. Ennemies were stunned and while they could attack me, I would dodge everything

My passive were Transcendance (to regain health when using Spirit. I could spam my kick to get to 100% HP), DW passive and the other mostly Chant of Resonance until late nightmare. (now Switched to DW masterie, Seize the initave for armor and One With Everything for Resists in hell)
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The build diversity is real then since we all play our Monk differently

For mine my setup until hell was mostly :

1-Lashing Tail Kick
2-Dashing Strike
3-Seven Sided Strike
4-Mantra of Whatever flotted my boat (Evasion for a long time)

Mouse buttons were always spirit generator. I rocked Fist of Thunder with the Dodge rune a bit with the Mantra of Evasion, Stun on Tail Kick, Dashing Strike stun, Seven Sided Strike stun. Ennemies were stunned and while they could attack me, I would dodge everything

My passive were Transcendance (to regain health when using Spirit. I could spam my kick to get to 100% HP), DW passive and the other mostly Chant of Resonance until late nightmare. (now Switched to DW masterie, Seize the initave for armor and One With Everything for Resists in hell)

Fun.
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So I got clued into the "Reduced Level Requirement" stat and this morning I found a level 60 weapon usable at level 52 with 710dps, +45% damage.

I spent basically all my gold to buy it, but the price seemed low compared to other similar weapons and so I am pretty sure I will be able to double my investment when I am done with it.

And it should be a good enough weapon to start hacking away at Inferno when I get there.

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So I got clued into the "Reduced Level Requirement" stat and this morning I found a level 60 weapon usable at level 52 with 710dps, +45% damage.

I spent basically all my gold to buy it, but the price seemed low compared to other similar weapons and so I am pretty sure I will be able to double my investment when I am done with it.

And it should be a good enough weapon to start hacking away at Inferno when I get there.

Is there any other mods on the weapon? How much did you spend on it?

I'm looking to upgrade my fist weapon myself (one at 450 DPS the other around 400). Just looking for nice DPS and stats I want : Life on hit, Dex and Vitality... but those are expensive and rare (Ideal would also have Increased attack speed, etc etc, one can dream!)
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I bought it for 300,000. Most of the weapons on that list were going for ~1-2mil so I jumped on it. I am sure I can at least double my money on it when i am finished with it.

The stats on it aside from the high damage were not good. Had high DPS and it had the +45% dmg stat. I would need to check when I get home from work what the other 2 stats were, they were just random crap though, I think there was an elemental resistance or something.

The high damage + nice stat weapons sell for a lot more then 300k and I don't have the kind of money needed to buy those :P

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