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Patch 2.6.4 is live
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:37:42 PM »
Just logged on and the new patch is live. I didn't think they would launch it until the new season.

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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 09:58:55 PM »
i haven't even reinstalled the Blizzard launcher on my computer!

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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 08:20:40 AM »
Isn't it basically mega-buffs to everything?  That is pretty much D3 in a nutshell.  Nothing new, we'll just keep buffing everything until we run out of numbers.

EDIT:  Here are the patch notes.  They should have given everyone 5 stash tabs instead of 5 armory tabs.
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PATCH 2.6.4 - v2.6.4.54724

Visit our Bug Report forum for a list of known issues. If you are experiencing technical issues with the patching process, connecting to Blizzard Services after installing the patch, or errors while playing a newly-patched game, please visit our support site or post in the Technical Support forum for assistance.
Table of Contents:

    General
    Greater Rifts
    Seasons
    Class Set Changes
        All Classes
        Barbarian
        Crusader
        Demon Hunter
        Monk
        Necromancer
        Witch Doctor
        Wizard

    General
        Quality of Life
            Philosophy
                For this patch, we wanted to include a few frequently requested Quality of Life changes and focused on better celebrating and indicating Primal Legendary drops.
            Five (5) additional Armory tabs have been added for all characters, bringing the total to 10
            Legendary Potions are no longer stored in player inventory and can be accessed or changed by right-clicking on the potion icon in the action bar
            Greater Rift Keystones are now stored in the Materials tab
                Any existing Greater Rift Keystones in both inventory and stash have been automatically moved
            Primal Legendaries are now marked by a red beam when they drop
            Primal Legendaries on the ground are now indicated by a red pentagram icon on the mini-map
            Primal Legendaries now have a red border and updated background on their icons
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    Greater Rifts
        Philosophy
            The gameplay of micro-managing Paragon points during the course of a Greater Rift doesn't feel like especially engaging gameplay, nor was it consistent with the other existing rules of entering a Greater Rift. In addition, the below change to matchmaking is to make it much easier for all players to find groups for Greater Rifts, as the previous window (only between Greater Rifts) is typically very small.
        Paragon points can no longer be swapped while a Greater Rift is open
        Players can now be matched into public games where a Greater Rift is open
            Players who join in this manner will not be able to enter the active Rift, and players inside the Rift will be able to continue with no additional difficulty scaling until the run has been completed
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    Seasons
        Season 16: Season of Grandeur
            The buff for Season of Grandeur has been implemented
                This buff gives all Seasonal players the legendary power from Ring of Royal Grandeur
                This buff does not stack with additional Ring of Royal Grandeur (either equipped or in Kanai's Cube)
                Unlike previous Seasonal buffs, this buff will not apply to Non-Seasonal players
            When completing a Greater Rift level 70 solo for the first time in a Season, a Primal Legendary is guaranteed to drop from the Rift Guardian
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    Class Set Changes
        Philosophy
            We are taking another tuning pass across all class sets to improve class and set diversity at higher level Greater Rifts. Some of these values have been adjusted per our observations as well as player feedback during the 2.6.4 PTR. Thanks for testing!
        All Classes
            Legacy of Nightmares
                The (2) Set bonus has been increased from 100% to 750%
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        Barbarian
            The Legacy of Raekor
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 2800% to 5500%
            Immortal King's Call
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 1500% to 4000%
            Might of the Earth
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 5600% to 20000%
            Wrath of the Wastes
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 3000% to 10000%
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        Crusader
            Thorns of the Invoker
                The (2) Set bonus has been increased from 140% to 350%
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 5400% to 15000%
            Roland's Legacy
                The (4) Set bonus has been increased from 3300% to 13000%
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 50% increased Attack Speed to 75%
            Seeker of the Light
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 2000% Blessed Hammer damage to 12000%
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        Demon Hunter
            Embodiment of the Maruader
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 3000% to 12000%
            Unhallowed Essence
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 100% to 350%
            Natalya's Vengeance
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 3500% to 14000%
            The Shadow's Mantle
                The (2) Set bonus has been increased from 1200% to 6000%
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 50000% to 75000%
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        Monk
            Uliana's Strategem
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 2100% to 9000%
            Inna's Mantra
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 150% to 750%
            Monkey King's Garb
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 1000% to 1500%
            Raiment of a Thousand Storms
                The (2) Set bonus has been increased from 100% to 400%
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 13000% Dashing Strike damage to 60000%
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 1300% Spirit Generator damage to 6000%
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        Necromancer
            Trag'Oul's Avatar
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 3300% to 3800%
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        Witch Doctor
            Spirit of Arachyr
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 4500% to 9000%
            Helltooth Harness
                The (2) Set bonus has been increased from 1500% to 3000%
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 4400% to 9000%
            Raiment of the Jade Harvester
                The (2) Set bonus has been increased from 560 seconds to 3500 seconds
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 1650 seconds to 10000 seconds
            Zunimassa's Haunt
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 5500% to 15000%
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        Wizard
            Tal Rasha's Elements
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 750% to 2000%
            Delsere's Magnum Opus
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 3800% to 8500%
            Vyr's Amazing Arcana
                The (6) Set bonus has been increased from 50% bonus damage to 100%
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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 02:10:59 PM »
I did a GR 70 fairly easily with just the Legacy of nightmares set. ( The wailing host and litany of undaunted rings)

I made a multishot DH with almost random ancients, it was a lot of fun to do a 70 without a complete set.

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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 02:12:10 PM »
Anybody have any HC advice for this patch?

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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 08:59:39 PM »
Anybody have any HC advice for this patch?

Don't die.

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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2019, 09:20:38 AM »
Anybody have any HC advice for this patch?

If you are starting at level 1, make sure you know when your near death passive unlocks, and use it as soon as it is available. Make sure you roll vit on some items where you would normally go for CHC/CHD/AS, etc. Don't do it everywhere, of course, but at least take a cursory glance at vit and life so you have some toughness. If you aren't playing as in Int character, go with diamonds in your chest and pants as needed.

And never ever ever touch the evil urns!  :P

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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2019, 09:59:11 AM »
Evil urns are so pretty.

I was wondering about the Gifts.  Is there one that is more suitable for HC?  I am leaning towards doing a Wiz.  As I have never gotten one to 70 before.

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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2019, 10:53:21 AM »
Evil urns are so pretty.

I was wondering about the Gifts.  Is there one that is more suitable for HC?  I am leaning towards doing a Wiz.  As I have never gotten one to 70 before.

I ran a HC wizard last season and was able to hit the leaderboards early and often. I think I safely hit a 73 near the end without really focusing on pushing. Tal Rasha is very tanky once you have the jewelry, but apparently Vyr's is the starter set.

WD is also a very safe choice, due to all the minions that act as cannon fodder for you. IK for barbs is also a safe bet, since you get permanent immortals to keep you company.
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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2019, 01:16:49 PM »
IK for barbs is also a safe bet

+1. tanky, versatile.
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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2019, 04:47:02 PM »
Demon Hunter Impale build is pretty tanky. You move from pack to pack and leave/avoid trash.

There are a couple of Monk builds as well that I enjoyed playing HC, particularly the wave of light. It's a screen killer and has decent toughness.

I had a HC Wizard a long time ago and really enjoyed playing it but that was before several major changes to the sets. I've tried DMO and it is tanky but finicky.

Another good option is to see what HC builds are pulling on the Leaderboards, particularly the GR level needed to get on the leaderboard since most of those folks won't have 4,000+ paragon.

One place where I have real trouble in HC is if I go for Kanai's cube too soon. There are so may little poison throwing bugs that they often drive me completely off the floor.

Lastly, if in doubt, run away.

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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2019, 05:45:15 PM »
got my gr100, hc IK barb. :D
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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2019, 06:23:50 PM »
got my gr100, hc IK barb. :D
Congrats!

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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2019, 09:38:15 AM »
That is impressive.

I'll have to dig up your profile.

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Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2019, 09:43:44 AM »
Found it.  Impressive.  You are almost completely HC.