Diablo 3 Update 2.0.5 Tweaks All Character Classes Among Others Changes

By   /   May 15, 2014

Diablo 3 system update 2.0.5 is now live and it brings a number of changes to the character classes of the game with a lot more.

The major change in the update is the tweaks and adjustments that are received by the character classes. It doesn’t matter which class you play as, after this update you will notice a number of differences in the gameplay.

Following are some of the adjustments made to the characters in the latest patch:

Barbarian

To better support character builds based on a specific damage type we are changing the damage type of a few select runes. This is an ongoing goal – additional changes may be made in the future to any of our classes to make damage types an interesting consideration for character building.

Crusader

Crusaders should be the toughest class in the game and currently they are not. We’ve increased the 15% damage reduction to 30% to match that of the Monk and Barbarian. In addition we are removing the movement speed penalty on Heavenly Strength while also changing Fervor to be a very strong passive for Crusaders who want to play with a 1-handed weapon. Together these changes should solidify the Crusader fantasy of a powerful tank wielding a giant shield.

Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter survivability is lower than we would like. While the Demon Hunter is not as tough as other classes, this can be frustrating when taken to an extreme. The change to the Awareness passive is a first step; we will be keeping an eye on this and making additional changes as needed in the future.

Monk

To better support character builds based on a specific damage type we are changing the damage type of a few select runes. This is an ongoing goal – additional changes may be made in the future to any of our classes to make damage types an interesting consideration for character building.

We want to give Monks more options for spending their Spirit. The damage on Wave of Light is being increased to encourage its use as an alternative to the existing popular Spirit spenders.

Witch Doctor

To better support character builds based on a specific damage type we are changing the damage type of a few select runes. This is an ongoing goal – additional changes may be made in the future to any of our classes to make damage types an interesting consideration for character building.

Wizard

To better support character builds based on a specific damage type we are changing the damage type of a few select runes. This is an ongoing goal – additional changes may be made in the future to any of our classes to make damage types an interesting consideration for character building.

For the full 12 paged patch notes of the newly released Diablo 3 Update 2.0.5, head over to the official website of the game.

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