Boon of Hoarder Replacements Found in Greater Rifts

Blizzard Blues on the latest progress in the patch 2.1.2 PTR

Diablo III Legendary Gem - Boon of the Hoarder
Not every copy of the Boon of the Hoarder will be found in The Vault, as replacements can be obtained in Greater Rifts. The latest Blizzard Blues topics discussed that, along with progress on the patch 2.1.2 PTR. More fixes were made for the Demon Hunter Marauder class set bonuses, as one of the class sets updated in patch 2.1.2. Other topics included Ancient versions of Hellfire Ring and Hellfire Amulet items, and saving Horadric Caches for patch 2.1.2.

Extra Boon of the Hoarder Legendary Gems from Greater Rifts
The Boon of the Hoarder Legendary gem is unlike other Legendary gems. Obtaining that specific gem requires finding The Vault, which can be entered through portals that occasionally spawn from Treasure Goblins. However, once one Boon of the Hoarder gem has been obtained through the Vault, replacement copies can be found like other Legendary gems, from Greater Rifts.
Stealth change? I just picked up a Boon of the Hoarder from a Grift. Hopefully this is intended.

This should only happen if you've previously found a Boon of the Hoarder. Primarily, we want to make it easier for Hardcore characters to reacquire one should they lose it to a Hardcore death.

So, in any event, you'll need to find the Vault at least once before you can acquire a Boon of the Hoarder.

Ancient Hellfire Amulets and Hellfire Rings
The new Ancient Items in patch 2.1.2 will be available for all Legendary items, including the crafted Hellfire Ring and Hellfire Amulet. It is already hard enough to get a Hellfire Amulet with great stats and a useful passive skill on it, so obtaining one of those that is Ancient will be a rare occurrence indeed.
Posted by: Coins

I saw on a blue post that you could get ancient items from crafting. Can anyone confirm that we can get an ancient hellfire ring and amulet?

Yes, I can!

Any Legendary has a chance to roll as Ancient. This includes both the Hellfire Amulet and the Hellfire Ring (as well as Horadric Cache-specific Legendaries, like Ring of Royal Grandeur). It's worth noting, though, that the Ancient modifier does not alter Legendary affixes.

In short, an Ancient Hellfire Amulet won't give you additional passives. However, applicable stats, like Dexterity or Life on Hit for example, will benefit from the Ancient upgrade.

Hoarding Horadric Caches
The Horadric Cache from bounties can contain specific Legendary items. It won't help to hoard up caches before patch 2.1.2 arrives in the hopes of getting Ancient Legendary items, though, since only new caches will have those uber items.
Posted by: Riffmaster

Hi Neva. Regarding cache servers... If we farm them now and open them when the next patch hits live, can the specific legendaries from these farmed caches roll as ancient items?

Good question. The answer is no. Caches acquired prior to the 2.1.2 Patch will not have a chance to drop Ancient items after the launch of 2.1.2 Only caches acquired after the patch launches will have a chance to drop Ancient items.

Focused Feedback for Patch 2.1.2
The latest PTR build brought more changes to the class sets that are being updated in patch 2.1.2. They are part of the focused feedback, that the developers are looking to obtain from players on the PTR. There was also a hotfix on the PTR specifically to take cace of a lingering issue with the Demon Hunter Marauder set.
The original post has been updated with our latest round of Focused Feedback topics. They are as follows:

  • Changes to the Embodiment of the Marauder set
    • Philosophy Note: The following changes are not intended to be a nerf to Demon Hunters or the Embodiment of the Marauder set and additional tuning may be necessary
    • Has been redesigned:
      • (2) Set Bonus
        • Companion calls all companion types to your side

        • (4) Set Bonus
          • Sentries now cast your Hatred spenders every time you do

        • (6) Set Bonus
          • Your generators, Chakram, Cluster Arrow, Elemental Arrow, Impale, and Multishot deal 100% for every Sentry you have active

  • Changes to the Monkey King's Garb set
    • Philosophy Note: With only some minor adjustments to supporting gear, build, and playstyle, Monks with four pieces of the updated Monkey King’s Garb should be able to match or even exceed their previous best Greater Rift time and level. With a complete optimization of the new Set bonuses, Monks should easily (or at least reliably) exceed their previous best Greater Rift time and level.
    • Has been redesigned:
      • (2) Set Bonus
        • Casting Cyclone Strike, Exploding Palm, Lashing Tail Kick, Tempest Rush, or Wave of Light causes a decoy to spawn that taunts nearby enemies and then explodes for 1000% weapon damage
        • Decoy explosion now deals the damage type of your highest +% Elemental Damage

      • (4) Set Bonus
        • When your decoys explode, you gain a buff that increases the damage of Cyclone Strike, Exploding Palm, Lashing Tail Kick, Tempest Rush, and Wave of Light by 500% for 3 seconds

  • Changes to the Legacy of Raekor set
    • Has been redesigned:
      • (2) Set Bonus
        • The first enemy hit by Furious Charge takes 100% additional damage

        • (4) Set Bonus
          • Furious Charge gains the effect of every rune

        • (5) Set Bonus
          • Enemies hit by Furious Charge take 3000% weapon damage over 3 seconds
          • Note: This DoT cannot crit, your Critical Hit Chance and Critical Hit Damage will be calculated into its damage

  • New Seasonal Conquests
    • Season 2 Conquests have been added
      • Boss Mode/Worlds Apart
        • Kill the following bosses at max level on Torment VI within 20 minutes of the start of the game in Seasonal/Hardcore Seasonal:
          • Skeleton King
          • Queen Aranea
          • The Butcher
          • Maghda
          • Zoltun Kulle
          • Belial
          • Ghom
          • Siegebreaker Assault Beast
          • Cydaea
          • Azmodan
          • Rakanoth
          • Izual
          • Diablo
          • Urzael
          • Adria
          • Malthael

    Update to the Story of Diablo
    The story for Diablo, in the official game guide, was updated with a new chapter. This expands the story to cover the events of Reaper of Souls. It is worth delving into if you wish to learn the overall history for the Diablo games.
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