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AMA Dev Reddit - Gold Sinks, Set Updates & Cube Recipes

Posted by Suzie Ford on Sep 04, 2015  | Comments

AMA Dev Reddit - Gold Sinks, Set Updates & Cube Recipes - Diablo 3 -

The Diablo 3 team took to Reddit yesterday for an AMA about the recently released 2.3.0 patch and some questions about the future of the game as well. Notable topics included bringing in a useful and desirable gold sink, item set upgrades and whether or not there are secret cube recipes yet to be discovered.

One item of particular interest is the update to Demon Hunters that would essentially give them a viable melee option. According to Richie Marella about update 2.4:

The Shadow's Mantle set is the redesign that I'm the most excited about for 2.4 so far. The idea of a melee-weapon oriented build that doesn't involve bows/xbows has always been in the back of my mind. Here's what it currently looks like:

2pc While equipped with a melee weapon, all damage is increased by 1000%. 4pc Shadow Power gains all runes and lasts forever. 6pc Impale deals 30000% weapon damage to the first enemy it hits.

The idea is that the set is extremely strong on single-target damage, but weak on AoE. To help with that, a new dagger will have the power "Every second, the damage of your next Fan of Knives is increased by 250-300%." To help with movement, a pair of bracers has the power "After using Impale, Vault costs no resource for 2 seconds." That item will allow you to Vault into position to Impale the high-value targets.

Additionally, we're also allowing Demon Hunters to use melee weapons with quivers because the fantasy of this quick-moving assassin build is about speed, not walking around with a shield ;)

Read the full Diablo 3 AMA on Reddit.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom