Patch Notes for PTR Diablo III Patch 1.0.8

The first build of Patch 1.0.8 arrives on the Public Test Realm

Patch 1.0.8 on the PTR
Patch 1.0.8 is arriving on the PTR! The first build for Diablo III patch 1.0.8 is now available for the PTR download. Anyone who has the PTR client installed can run it, and receive the update to patch 1.0.8. The first round of 1.0.8 patch notes are now available. Update: This was updated to the official PTR patch notes that were posted, instead of the older version listed in the client.
See the Patch 1.0.8 Guide for the full patch details!

Updates to patch notes can be found in red. Last updated April 23 at 8:00 p.m. PDT.

Below you'll find the preliminary PTR patch notes for 1.0.8. Please note that this isn't the final version of the 1.0.8 notes and that some changes may not be documented or described in full detail.

To provide feedback on these changes, please visit the PTR Feedback forum. To report any issues you experience while playing, please visit the the PTR Bug Report forum. Additional information about the PTR can be found in the PTR FAQ.

PTR PATCH 1.0.8 – v.

These notes will be updated through the course of the testing process. Please be aware some changes may not go live until a new PTR build is released.

Table of Contents


  • Certain areas in Act II and Act IV have received further adjustments to Monster Density
    • The following areas have had their density increased
      • Act IV:
        • Gardens of Hope (1st and 2nd Tier)
        • Hell Rifts
        • The Silver Spire (Levels 1 and 2)
    • The following areas have had the amount of groups spawned reduced, but have had the number of monsters per group increased:
      • Howling Plateau
      • Black Canyon Mines
    • The following areas now have a chance to spawn a very large group of monsters:
      • Dalhgur Oasis
      • The Weeping Hollow
      • Fields of Misery
      • Desolate Sands
      • Howling Plateau
      • Black Canyon Mines


  • Players can now identify all items in their inventory by speaking to Deckard Cain or by using the Book of Cain that can be found near the shared stash in all Acts
  • The cooldown incurred by changing skills outside of town on Inferno difficulty has been reduced to 30 seconds (down from 60 seconds)
  • There is now an option in Video Settings to lock the cursor to the window when in fullscreen windowed mode, if Diablo III is the active window
  • The bonus experience granted by Enlightened shrines is now also calculated multiplicatively
  • The Magic and Gold Find granted by Fortune shrines can now exceed the 300% cap
  • Multiplayer Co-Op
    • Players now receive a 10% bonus to Magic Find, Gold Find, and Experience per additional player in a multiplayer game, up to a maximum of 30% in a four-player game
      • The Magic Find and Gold Find bonuses can exceed their respective 300% caps
      • The Experience bonus can stack with other bonuses from items and Monster Power (the bonuses will stack multiplicatively)
    • A notification is now sent to all players in a multiplayer game whenever a party member engages an Elite monster or Treasure Goblin in combat, and their location will be shown on the mini-map
      • In addition to this, an icon will also appear over player banners in town to indicate if they're in combat with a monster, Elite monster, or Treasure Goblin


  • Bug Fixes
    • The "Massive Blow" achievement should once again be obtainable
    • The "Fallen Angel" achievement now only requires the player to kill Izual within 120 seconds
    • The "Bashanishu" achievement no longer requires the player to use Basic Attack to complete it
    • The "Hero's New Clothes" achievement no longer requires the player to deliver the fatal blow to meet the criteria
    • The "Uncaged" achievement now requires the player to stay alive during the encounter
    • The "Good Eye" achievement now requires the player to stay alive during the encounter
    • Fixed an issue that caused the "Self Sufficient" achievement to sometimes not be awarded the first time a player killed Diablo
    • Fixed an issue that caused the "Death Trap" achievement to not be awarded the first time a player completed the criteria
    • Fixed a bug that prevented monsters killed by a follower or pet, before being attacked by a player, from counting toward achievement criteria


  • User Interface
    • Tooltips in the Auction House will now show an item comparison for a player's currently selected character


  • Matchmaking
    • Players will now be able to search for games that were started on any quest once they have reached level cap
    • Matchmaking "Tags" have been added
      • In addition to selecting your Difficulty, Monster Power, and Quest, players will also be able to choose from the following tags when searching for Public Games: No Tag, Questing, Brawling, and Key Warden
  • Social
    • Players can now add a note about a friend by right-clicking the name in their Friends List
    • Players can now enter a message that will be broadcast to their friends
    • Players can now create multi-user conversations
      • There are multiple ways to start a conversation or invite other players to an existing conversation:
        • To start a conversation, open Public Chat Options, then select Invite Friends > Start Conversation or use the "Start a Conversation" option in the Social window by right-clicking on a friend's name
        • To invite or add friends to an existing conversation, open Public Chat Options, then select Invite Friends or use the "Invite to a Conversation" option in the Social window by right clicking a friend's name and selecting the desired conversation
      • Similar to public channels, private conversations can support up to 99 players
    • A new section has been added to the friends list called "Players Near You"
      • Any player who is on your local network will be displayed here (even if they're not currently your friend)
      • If needed, this feature can be disabled from the Social Options of the Game menu
    • Players may now be marked as a "Party Guide"
      • The Party Guide is assigned to the first person who joins a Public Game
      • If multiple characters join a Public Game at the same time, the game will choose the hero with the highest level or Paragon level to be Party Guide
      • When a Party Guide leaves the Public Game, a new one will be chosen automatically
      • Alternatively, the Party Guide can right click on a party member's portrait and pass them the Party Guide title
      • The Party Guide will have a unique icon that will appear on the mini-map
    • Names in your "Recent Players" list will now expire if they become older than a month
    • Blocked players will no longer appear in your "Recent Players" list


  • Bug Fixes
    • Skeleton King
      • A bug causing The Skeleton King and The King of the Dead to not play an animation when performing their Whirlwind attack should now occur less frequently


  • Barbarian
    • Active Skills
      • War Cry
        • Skill Rune – Invigorate
          • Now regenerates 620 life per second (up from 310)
    • Passive Skills
      • Inspiring Presence
        • Now regenerates 4% of maximum life per second (up from 2%)
        • Now affects all party members
  • Demon Hunter
    • Active Skills
      •    Companion
        • Skill Rune – Boar Companion
          • Now regenerates 310 life per second (up from 155)
      • Rapid Fire
        • Base weapon damage increased from 276% to 438%
        • Hatred cost while channeling has been reduced from to 6 (down from 10)
        • Skill Rune - Bombardment
          • Weapon damage increased from 345% to 414%
          • Explosion radius increased to 8 yards (up from 4)
        • Skill Rune - Fire Support
          • Weapon damage of Homing Rockets increased from 35% to 145%
        • Skill Rune - Withering Fire
          • Now reduces the initial Hatred cost to 10 (up from 5)
      • Sentry
        • Skill Rune – Aid Station
          • Now heals nearby allies for 2% of max life per second (up from 1%)
    • Passive Skills
      • Brooding
        • Now regenerates 2% of maximum life per second (up from 1%)
  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Mantra of Healing
        • Now causes party members to regenerate 620 life per second (up from 310)
          • Skill Rune – Sustenance
            • Now increases Mantra of Healing’s life regeneration to 1240 per second (up from 620)
    • Passive Skills
  • Witch Doctor
    • Active Skills
      • Firebats
        • Now has a larger initial cost but a much lower continual cost while channeling
          • Base weapon damage increased from 180% to 385%
          • Skill Rune – Cloud of Bats
            • Initial damage increased from 234% to 500% weapon damage
          • Skill Rune – Plague Bats
            • Maximum damage increased from 270% to 578% weapon damage
    • Passive Skills
      • Blood Ritual
        • Now regenerates 2% of maximum life per second (up from 1%)
  • Wizard
    • Active Skills
      • Arcane Torrent
        • Base weapon damage increased from 210% to 285%
        • Skill Rune - Arcane Mines
          • Weapon damage increased from 180% to 340%
        • Skill Rune - Cascade
          • Weapon damage of bonus missiles increased from 210% to 285%
      • Archon
        • The duration of Archon should now be extended by assists from players in multiplayer games, in addition to kills
      • Disintegrate
        • Base weapon damage increased from 170% to 220%
        • Skill Rune - Entropy
          • Weapon damage increased from 196% to 253%
        • Skill Rune - Intensify
          • Maximum damage increased from 221% to 286% weapon damage
      • Familiar
        • Skill Rune – Vigoron
          • Now regenerates 620 life per second (up from 310)
      • Ray of Frost
        • Base weapon damage increased from 215% to 280%
        • Skill Rune – Black Ice
          • Ice patch weapon damage increased from 387% to 504%
        • Skill Rune – Sleet Storm
          • Weapon damage increased from 280% to 364%
        • Skill Rune – Snow Blast
          • Maximum damage increased from 280% to 364% weapon damage
      • Teleport
        • Players may now Teleport to any location within range, as long as a path is available
    • Passive Skills
    • Bug Fixes
      • Fixed a bug causing Teleport – Safe Passage to only reduce damage from physical attacks


  • General
    • Players can now craft multiple items and gems at a time within the same tier, so long as they possess the necessary materials
    • Players can now craft items using materials located in the shared stash
  • Blacksmith
    • Salvaged item information will no longer be displayed in the chat log
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug preventing players from salvaging an item by dragging it onto the Blacksmith's anvil icon


  • Templar
    • Skills
      • Loyalty
        • Now regenerates 310 life per second (up from 155)


  • General
    • Players should now encounter more monsters in Acts I, II, and IV in Inferno difficulty when playing at Monster Power 1 or greater
    • In multiplayer games, the increase in monster hit points per additional player has been reduced to 50% (down from 70%)
    • Damage dealt by Tormented Stingers has been reduced by 75%
    • The damage dealt by the fire pool left by Blazing Guardian attacks has been reduced by 50%, but it's minimum damage has been increased
    • The health of normal Spiderlings has been reduced by approximately 68%
    • The health of Elite Spiderlings has been reduced by approximately:
      • 4.5% for Champions
      • 3% for Rares
      • 9% for Rare minions
    • Poison damage dealt by Brood Hatchlings has been reduced by 40%
    • Experience granted by the following monsters has been reduced:
      • By 75%:
        • Brood Hatchlings, Cavern Spiders, Spiderlings, Stygian Crawlers, and Tormented Stingers
      • By 50%:
        • Bile Crawlers, Doom Wraiths, Shade Stalkers, Shadow Vermin, Skeletal Crawlers, and Spine Lashers
    • The chance for the following monsters to drop loot has been reduced:
      • By 50%:
        • Bile Crawlers, Doom Wraiths, Shade Stalkers, Shadow Vermin, Skeletal Crawlers, and Spine Lashers
      • By 25%:
        • Brood Hatchlings, Cavern Spiders, and Spiderlings
    • Keywardens
      • Nekarat the Keywarden now has a chance to drop a random Key (of Destruction, Hate, or Terror) in addition to the Infernal Machine plans
      • All Keywardens will now only appear in Inferno difficulty
    • Bug Fixes
      • Monsters with the Avenger affix now correctly gain +25% damage each time a monster in their pack dies
      • Monsters with the Vampiric affix now correctly heal for 200% of their damage done in all difficulties


  • General
    • Experience earned by completing a quest is now granted to players that have reached the level cap


  • General
    • A maximum of eight buffs and debuffs will now be displayed on the UI
      • The maximum number of debuffs that will be displayed is three
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug preventing damage numbers from being displayed if a monster was affected by a spell such as Hex


  • The sound that plays whenever a Barbarian's Overpower ability comes off cooldown is no longer similar to a Legendary item dropping
  • Male barbarians no longer run faster than the other heroes while feared.

These are the first preliminary patch notes for patch 1.0.8, so there may be additions to the patch notes as the PTR continues. The biggest amount of testing, once the PTR servers are up, will be with the increase in monster density across most of the game. We'll have more information on patch 1.0.8 as the PTR is available, and throughout the testing process!
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