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Patch 2.0.1 – Boulder Barbarian Build

YAY! Patch 2.0.1 is here! Boooooooo….my WW Barb build isn’t as good anymore. If that thought process crossed your mind then you are probably looking for a good replacement. I’ve spent the past few days researching the answer to this same question. Trying out different stuff, reading tons of stuff on the internet trying to find something.

The great news is I found this awesome Boulder Barb build that works great! I can’t take credit for coming up with this build. Here’s where I first learned about it. I still feel like I could do some more tweaking/testing with it to make it even better. As with any build this is still totally a work-in-progress.

Watch the video above to see this build in action or click through to see the breakdown.

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D3 Powerleveling 1 – 60 Patch 2.0.1

UPDATE: This has been hotfixed, so this no longer works.

This is by far the fastest way to power level a character in Diablo 3. It really seems to be a by-product of the way monsters scale depending on your level. On the bright side, it really is a great way to catch up a friend to hit level 60 when they are just coming to the game.

Some players might consider this to be over the edge and closely an exploit, so use with caution. I can see Blizzard fixing this with a hotfix pretty soon. I don’t think they want the leveling from 1 to 60 to be so trivial.

Here’s the breakdown of the video above:

  • Have a friend that can do Torment 5 or 6.
  • Start at the very first quest and have your friend kill everything.
  • Only do the quests up until you kill the zombies in the Inn.
  • Lather…Rinse….Repeat!

This usually takes about 15 minutes to get from 1 to 60.

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Diablo 3 Crafting Changes in 2.0.1

Along with the other changes, crafting got a pretty big makeover to help simplify it. At least that’s what I see the reason being. Very much a welcome change in my eyes. Here a breakdown of the crafting changes you probably noticed in patch 2.0.1.

A lot of the crafting materials are totally gone. Don’t worry though, they have been switched to the new crafting materials. If you have a ton of Demonic Essences you probably had a lot of Tome of Secrets. All the different essences that were different at each difficulty level have all been condensed down to these materials.

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Patch 2.0.1 Is Here! Here’s What You Need To Know

Alright! Finally patch 2.0.1 has hit the live servers making Reaper of Souls seem that much closer. This patch is much more than a pre-expansion patch it really changes a bunch of fundamental things in Diablo 3. Loot 2.0, Paragon 2.0, Difficulty changes, Clans and Communities are what’s in store. Click through to read the entire post for the details!