The new Diablo 3 1.0.3 Patch dropped a few days ago. More details here:

A few items I felt interesting:

"Attack Speed bonus values on weapons and armor have been reduced by 50%"

Heard for quite sometime people should stack attack speed, I guess Blizz thought it was too overpowered.

"Magic Find will no longer be considered when looting objects in the environment such as chests, barrels, vases, pots, and corpses"


"The item quality of all components needed to craft the Staff of Herding, as well as the Staff of Herding itself, have been changed from Common to Legendary (i.e. their item names will appear orange in color)"

I have a Staff of Herding now and this doesn't seem to effect it but I don't quite understand this. Can someone with more knowledge chime in on this change? Does this mean all the items drop as non-white or orange? I hope its not harder to get, it was tough as it was.

"Combinations for these ranks now only require 2 gems, down from 3"

This is the best change in the patch.

Many other changes are in the link above, so check it out if you play. Do you think these are mostly good or is this just the long arm of a Blizzard nerf cannon?

hardeyez wrote on 06/30/2012 at 02:54am

The components are now orange... i.e. less likely for you to ignore them :) I've still only found the black mushroom (accidentally very early on in the game, and I almost didn't grab it... because it was white) and purchased the cow bell. One day I'll farm out the rest of the items.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/30/2012 at 05:28am

Yeah farming them isn't too bad but does take time. I had a bear if a time farming the recipie in act 4.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/30/2012 at 05:28am

I think I got all the stuff with help from panickedthumb for some if it in 6 hours?

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