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The Unofficial Diablo 3 podcast – All the hot topics discussed with the DIablo 3 experts.

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where did you go?

By Esquire Records - Apr 06 2017
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enjoyed this podcast, esp the biting humor and that it wasnt a typical fanboy pcast. Where the hell did u guys go??? No episodes since Nov 2016? Get back to work plebs.

The established standard

By Jamie Fike - Jun 27 2015
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Straight to the point, educated Diablo talk. Host is funny and HC. Roll HC today!

iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
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1

where did you go?

By Esquire Records - Apr 06 2017
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enjoyed this podcast, esp the biting humor and that it wasnt a typical fanboy pcast. Where the hell did u guys go??? No episodes since Nov 2016? Get back to work plebs.

The established standard

By Jamie Fike - Jun 27 2015
Read more
Straight to the point, educated Diablo talk. Host is funny and HC. Roll HC today!
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The Diablo Podcast

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The Unofficial Diablo 3 podcast – All the hot topics discussed with the DIablo 3 experts.

Rank #1: Diablo 3 Podcast #212: Top 10 Demon Hunter skills

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Season Six’s end is near. Too soon? Plus final thoughts on Josh Mosqueira’s exit, then the main event: Flux’s ranking of the Demon Hunter’s best, worst, and most “should have been” skills. Featuring Wolfpaq, Aahz, and Flux.

Diablo 3 Podcast #212: Top 10 Demon Hunter skills

  • 2:45 — Josh Mosq’s exit plus D3 expansion final thoughts.
  • 9:25 — Season Six ending next week. Too soon? Just right?
  • 14:30 — Demon Hunter top skills. Why are every single skill but like… Caltrops… on Flux’s list?
  • 17:45 — Top Six “Should Have Been Great” DH skills. Includes bonus anti-UE Multishot rant.
  • 37:00 — Ode to Rapid Fire. Someday, my love.
  • 44:00 — Honorable Mention DH skills.
  • 57:45 — Finally, Flux’s actual top 7 Demon Hunter skills. In no particular order. Vault, Chakram, Companion, Cluster Arrow, Sentry, Rain of Vengeance, Strafe.
  • 1:15:00 — Spike Trap excitement continues to spread like a rash.
  • 1:20:00 — DH Passives. Too useful for their own good. Suffer your Hellfire Amulet.
  • The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

  • Listen and subscribe through iTunes.
  • View video versions of all The Diablo Podcasts on You Tube, via our all-encompassing Diabloii.net channel.
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    Jul 13 2016

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    Rank #2: Diablo 3 Podcast #211: Josh Mosq’s Exit + Top 10 Monk Skills

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    Big news as Josh Mosqueira announces his departure from Blizzard. Is Diablo 3 development done? Also v2.4.2 PTR testing and our class skill ranking continues with a controversial Top 10 Monk skills.

    Sorry for unsaved bad version of the post. Fixed now. Enjoy!


    Diablo 3 Podcast #211: Josh Mosq’s Exit + Top 10 Monk Skills

    • 2:30 — Josh Mosqueira’s departure and is anyone left on the D3 team? Post-RoS content would have been D3X2. Clearly no more D3 expansions will appear.
    • 17:00 — Recent play stuff and Flux’s surprising actual play time in Season 6.
    • 22:00 — Diablo unannounced project openings galore on Blizzard’s Jobs page.
    • 26:00 — PTR Patch 2.4.2 testing feedback. Much cheaper Empowered Rifts! Wizard is now broken. T11-T13 actually makes a difference? Season Journey to require much more grinding for Haedrig’s Gift.
    • 44:00 — Stupid cosmetic wings and other options added this season draw mixed reviews.
    • 48:00 — Monk Top Ten Skills… well, top 7. There are not 10 top Monk skills. Can passive buffs like Mantras ever be *that* cool?
    • 58:00 — Epiphany. Underpowered compared to WotB and Vengeance, but is it lame or are the others OP?
    • 1:00:30 — #8 is a… passive skill?
    • 1:05:30 — Tempest Rush and the mystery of Monks fighting empty-handed.
    • 1:11:00 — #5 is a primary skill? Does the Monk have the coolest generator skills in the game?
    • 1:18:00 — Dashing Strike is the most improved Monk skill from release to now. Plus the teleport balance quandary.
    • 1:23:00 — #2: Exploding Palm = awesome… forever gimped by the graphical downgrade from the initial version of the skill? But still, the domino effect…
    • 1:28:00 — #1: Cyclone Strike! Awesome solo and teamwork.
    • 1:32:30 — Seven Sided Strike. Sucks but should be great?
    • 1:35:30 — Monk defensive/CC skills all boring?
    • 1:38:00 — The perpetual tragedy of the Monk’s terrible passives. Underpowered, generic, and boring. At least no point wasting time trying to find a good Hellfire Amulet?
    • 1:51:00 — HolyKnight makes a late guest appearance for quick talk of his top 5 Monk skills.

    The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

  • Listen and subscribe through iTunes.
  • View video versions of all The Diablo Podcasts on You Tube, via our all-encompassing Diablo3Inc channel.
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    Jul 08 2016

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    Rank #3: Diablo 3 Podcast #215: Most Iconic Skillls DH/Cru/Wiz

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    Discussion of ongoing Season 7 play stories, before the main event. Which are the most and least iconic skills for the Crusader, Demon Hunter, and Wizard? The Barb/Monk/WD will get theirs on next week’s show. Featuring Tyr, CaptGoldfish, and Flux.

    Click through for show notes and segment start times.

    Diablo 3 Podcast #215: Most/Least Iconic Skills Pt. 1

    • 0:30 — Iconic Skills preview and recent Season Seven play stories.
    • 9:00 — Flux’s Monk dismay and Barbarian builds this season.
    • 23:00 – Least and Most Iconic Crusader skills. Much theory vs. practice. Platonic ideal of the skill vs. the actual implementation. Falling Sword spurs debate.
    • 55:00 — Demon Hunter least/most iconic skills. First off, are any of the mechanical gadgets and devices “iconic” for the DH? Opinions differ. Should archery type skills all be considered the most iconic? Chakram vs. Impale for the top “least iconic” slot.
    • 1:05:00 — Most Iconic DH skills: Multishot gets 2 votes…. but not 3!
    • 1:17:00 — Least Iconic Wizard skills: Hard to pick any since they’re all so iconic?
    • 1:24:00 — Most iconic Wizard skills. Disagreement on Black Hole, and can anything out-iconic Teleport?

    The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

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    Aug 31 2016

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    Rank #4: Diablo 3 Podcast #218: Blizzcon 2016 Preview

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    Blizzcon 2016 preview and debate about any chance of Diablo content at Blizzard’s annual WoW show. Plus discussion of the abrupt end of Season 7 and the non-tent state of Season 8. Featuring N3rdwards, CaptainGoldfish, and Flux.

    Sorry for all the audio desynch issues, with the guests sounding half a second ahead of Flux’s vocals. Microsoft continues their efforts to ruin Skype by continuing to break third party applications, such as the one we use to record the podcasts. Thanks, Bill Gates!

    Click through for show notes and segment start times.

    Diablo 3 Podcast #217: Blizzcon 2016 Preview

    • 0:30 — Audio/technical issues and Blizzcon ticket prizes… but not for you. Also, family vs. playing video games… hard choices must be made!
    • 5:20 – Season 7 ending stories rebooted. Plus, why no gameplay changes in Season 8? And end of Season “pushing” boredom.
    • 16:40 – Blizzcon 2016 virtual items and gears. Want? Why does Diablo stuff fit into every other Blizzard game, while any other Blizzard game stuff in Diablo causes fan outrage?
    • 20:00 – Blizzcon perks and Weird Al Yankovic closing concert?
    • 28:00 – Bill Roper and Dave Brevik at Blizzard, and Dave joins Path of Exile advisory panel.
    • 35:00 – Diablo 4 debuts, over/under 2018 guesstimates?
    • 38:20 – Diablo 3 “Realms of Evil” t-shirt. Hype or scam?
    • 46:00 – Season 8… or why bother with nothing changed from Season 7?
    • 52:00 – Blizzcon hopes for new Diablo something at Blizzcon 2016? 1 to 10 guessing 1.5, 2, and 3. No excite!

    The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

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    Nov 01 2016

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    Rank #5: Diablo 3 Podcast #216: Most/Least Iconic Skills Pt. 2

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    Recent play stories include Flux’s sad confession of UE-acceptance. Then we get to part two of our ranking/debate over Diablo 3’s most and least iconic skills, this time covering the Witch Doctor, Barbarian, and Monk. Featuring James, Dave the Brave, and Flux.

    Click through for show notes and segment start times.

    Diablo 3 Podcast #216: Most and Least Iconic Skills Pt. 2

    • 1:00 — Recent play report: James is on vacation, Dave is braving a WD, and Flux explains his reluctant embrace of the UE set.
    • 23:00 — What makes a skill “iconic?”
    • 25:00 — Least iconic Witch Doctor skills. All guests agree that all the WD skills are well-designed/themed, so nothing is totally out of place.
    • 32:00 — Most iconic Witch Doctor skills. Little agreement is achieved.
    • 43:00 — Monk is an un-iconic class to start with. How does the Eastern martial arts style fit with the European Monk visuals?
    • 46:00 — Least iconic Monk skills. All support skills? No shortage of nominations for the least list.
    • 52:00 — Most iconic Monk skills show the most agreement of any class. Three way mindmeld for the most iconic of all!
    • 1:00:30 — Flux has lots of Barb skills for the “least” list. Debate ensues.
    • 1:08:45 — Most iconic Barbarian skills. All combat skills? Not necessarily.
    • 1:21:00 — Diablo 2 updated to 3D grapics would be… worth playing? Popular?

    The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

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    Sep 16 2016

    1hr 26mins

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    The Diablo Podcast #223 – The Future Development of Diablo IV

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    When the Diablo Podcast comes back, it comes back with a vengeance. That’s right, two episodes in the same week! That’s the same amount in one week as in two years!

    Now that I’ve finished congratulating myself, let’s break it down. No, we’re not going to fix itemization just yet. Today I’m joined again by Thunderclaww and we break down the latest from David Kim and the future development of Diablo IV. We go through point by point and discuss our thoughts on what’s next. So join us and stay awhile and listen!

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    Nov 22 2019

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    Return of the Diablo Podcast – Episode #222

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    Welcome back everyone to the Diablo Podcast! With the announcement of Diablo IV it’s hard not to get into the hype and speculation mode and as a result. What better pairing for the long wait until release than the podcast? Now that being said, I know I’m not Flux. We’ll have some hiccups until we hit his level but I’m ready for the challenge and I hope you’ll stay awhile and listen.

    This week I am joined by Thunderclaww, a long-time Diablo player and Reddit Diablo moderator. We dig into his reaction to Diablo IV, Blizzcon, and how playing it felt as well. We also begin to speculate on and solve the itemization problem. In the weeks to come, we hope to focus on small ideas to help guide discussion and are looking for more people to join us.

    If you happen to be interested in joining the podcast drop me a line at hcxanth@gmail.com or on twitter at @hcxanth. You can find previous shows on our Youtube channel or here on the site.

    Listen on Youtube

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    Nov 17 2019

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    Diabloii.net interview with Path of Exile’s Chris Wilson: The Diablo Podcast #221

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    It’s been a while but we’re back with a new podcast! In this episode, I am joined this time around by Chris Wilson, Lead Designer/Creator of Path of Exile. As Diablo is moving into maintenance mode and PoE is pushing out content left, right and centre, I thought it would be great to chat with Chris and contrast the two games. Take a listen and enjoy.

    If you’d like there to be less of a podcasts drought and would like to be a part of one, contact me @hcxanth on twitter or email xanth@diabloii.net and we can get back to more diablo podcasts on a more regular basis.

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    Oct 19 2017

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    Diabloii.net Interview with David Brevik – Diablo Podcast #220

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    I count myself lucky to have been able to interview the people I have. It’s awesome to spend time picking the brains of people who shaped the worlds you love. My luck continued with a conversation with David Brevik. We spend time discussing Diablo, his current pursuits, as well as advice for those looking to go into the industry. David also goes into some depth as to his thoughts on a D2 remaster. I won’t lie, I jump around a bit, which I credit to nerves but overall it’s worth a listen.

    Interview Timeline:

    • 0:46 – David probed about anything he hasn’t said about Diablo 2 yet.
    • 3:50 – David talks about his current work including his new game, his work at Gazillion and more.
    • 10:30 – Hardcore mode in Diablo 2 and is discussed and why they added it to the sequel.
    • 15:08 – Were there problems with the implementation in Diablo 2
    • 17:21 – How social media and new outlets has affected game development.
    • 21:00 – Is the new action RPG less about the grind? Is there a way to do that?
    • 25:40 – David talks about how he would feel about a Diablo 2 remaster and the challenges Blizzard would face to make it happen. It’s a lot more complicated than some may think.
    • 32:11  David talks about whether any Diablo game will be able to match Diablo 2.
    • 34:20 – Is any team that takes up a Diablo game at a disadvantage?
    • 39:42 – David tries to dish out some advice for anyone wanting to join the games industry.

    With this interview being posted we’d like to kick off the podcast once again which has been on a break for a few months. Please email xanth@diabloii.net if you’re interested in talking some Diablo with me and others on the Diablo Podcast.

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    Apr 24 2017

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    Diablo Podcast #219 – BlizzCon 2016 Special

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    Flux is joined by Nerdwards live from BlizzCon in this Diablo podcast BlizzCon 2016 special to discuss all the Diablo news from the show.

    The guys discuss “Tracer” pants for guys and girls, cosplay, the announcements from the opening ceremony, the Diablo 3 announcements, Necromancer impressions, The Darkening of Tristram, the future of Diablo and more.

    Listen via MP3…

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    Nov 05 2016

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #218: Blizzcon 2016 Preview

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    Blizzcon 2016 preview and debate about any chance of Diablo content at Blizzard’s annual WoW show. Plus discussion of the abrupt end of Season 7 and the non-tent state of Season 8. Featuring N3rdwards, CaptainGoldfish, and Flux.

    Sorry for all the audio desynch issues, with the guests sounding half a second ahead of Flux’s vocals. Microsoft continues their efforts to ruin Skype by continuing to break third party applications, such as the one we use to record the podcasts. Thanks, Bill Gates!

    Click through for show notes and segment start times.

    Diablo 3 Podcast #217: Blizzcon 2016 Preview

    • 0:30 — Audio/technical issues and Blizzcon ticket prizes… but not for you. Also, family vs. playing video games… hard choices must be made!
    • 5:20 – Season 7 ending stories rebooted. Plus, why no gameplay changes in Season 8? And end of Season “pushing” boredom.
    • 16:40 – Blizzcon 2016 virtual items and gears. Want? Why does Diablo stuff fit into every other Blizzard game, while any other Blizzard game stuff in Diablo causes fan outrage?
    • 20:00 – Blizzcon perks and Weird Al Yankovic closing concert?
    • 28:00 – Bill Roper and Dave Brevik at Blizzard, and Dave joins Path of Exile advisory panel.
    • 35:00 – Diablo 4 debuts, over/under 2018 guesstimates?
    • 38:20 – Diablo 3 “Realms of Evil” t-shirt. Hype or scam?
    • 46:00 – Season 8… or why bother with nothing changed from Season 7?
    • 52:00 – Blizzcon hopes for new Diablo something at Blizzcon 2016? 1 to 10 guessing 1.5, 2, and 3. No excite!

    The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

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    Nov 01 2016

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #217: S7 Drags on and Metzen Retires

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    On this episode of the Diablo 3 Podcast we discuss Season 7’s end game, the lack of a PTR for the next patch, Blizzcon 2016 preview rumors, the Bonfire anti-Blizzard games, and Chris Metzen’s retirement. Featuring N3rdwards, CaptainGoldfish, and Flux.

    Showing *perfect* timing, we recorded this episode just before the surprise announcement that Season Seven would be much shorter than past seasons. Thanks, Jay!

    Click through for show notes and segment start times.

    Diablo 3 Podcast #217: Season 7 End Game and Chris Metzen Retires

    • 1:00 — N3rdwards returns to the podcast and bursts out the gate by re-litigating our recent Wizard most/least iconic skills discussion. Plus, why Wizard ranged builds do not exist.
    • 9:30 — Discussion about why no PTR and if content patches will continue… recorded just before the news of S7 being the shortest ever broke.
    • 14:00 — Wizard state of the game and Archon debates.
    • 20:00 — What to do once you’ve hit P800+ and have an augmented ancient item in every slot ?Odd for seasonal gamers without endless play time to reach the end game.
    • 35:00 — Chris Metzen retires. Parting thoughts? Do you enjoy Blizzard game lore despite the occasional cheese and constant retcons?
    • 45:00 — Rob Pardo, Josh Mosqueira and others form a new anti-Blizzard studio. N3rdwards has excite.
    • 48:30 — New artist hired for unannounced Blizzard project. Diablo 4 style artwork?
    • 52:00 — Blizzcon 2016… will there be any Diablo presence? Not likely.
    • 58:00 — Off topic random discussion and ebay WoW pet sales. Plus the highest GR records this season, and pushing or not.

    The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

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    Oct 04 2016

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #216: Most/Least Iconic Skills Pt. 2

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    Recent play stories include Flux’s sad confession of UE-acceptance. Then we get to part two of our ranking/debate over Diablo 3’s most and least iconic skills, this time covering the Witch Doctor, Barbarian, and Monk. Featuring James, Dave the Brave, and Flux.

    Click through for show notes and segment start times.

    Diablo 3 Podcast #216: Most and Least Iconic Skills Pt. 2

    • 1:00 — Recent play report: James is on vacation, Dave is braving a WD, and Flux explains his reluctant embrace of the UE set.
    • 23:00 — What makes a skill “iconic?”
    • 25:00 — Least iconic Witch Doctor skills. All guests agree that all the WD skills are well-designed/themed, so nothing is totally out of place.
    • 32:00 — Most iconic Witch Doctor skills. Little agreement is achieved.
    • 43:00 — Monk is an un-iconic class to start with. How does the Eastern martial arts style fit with the European Monk visuals?
    • 46:00 — Least iconic Monk skills. All support skills? No shortage of nominations for the least list.
    • 52:00 — Most iconic Monk skills show the most agreement of any class. Three way mindmeld for the most iconic of all!
    • 1:00:30 — Flux has lots of Barb skills for the “least” list. Debate ensues.
    • 1:08:45 — Most iconic Barbarian skills. All combat skills? Not necessarily.
    • 1:21:00 — Diablo 2 updated to 3D grapics would be… worth playing? Popular?

    The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

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    Sep 16 2016

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #215: Most Iconic Skillls DH/Cru/Wiz

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    Discussion of ongoing Season 7 play stories, before the main event. Which are the most and least iconic skills for the Crusader, Demon Hunter, and Wizard? The Barb/Monk/WD will get theirs on next week’s show. Featuring Tyr, CaptGoldfish, and Flux.

    Click through for show notes and segment start times.

    Diablo 3 Podcast #215: Most/Least Iconic Skills Pt. 1

    • 0:30 — Iconic Skills preview and recent Season Seven play stories.
    • 9:00 — Flux’s Monk dismay and Barbarian builds this season.
    • 23:00 – Least and Most Iconic Crusader skills. Much theory vs. practice. Platonic ideal of the skill vs. the actual implementation. Falling Sword spurs debate.
    • 55:00 — Demon Hunter least/most iconic skills. First off, are any of the mechanical gadgets and devices “iconic” for the DH? Opinions differ. Should archery type skills all be considered the most iconic? Chakram vs. Impale for the top “least iconic” slot.
    • 1:05:00 — Most Iconic DH skills: Multishot gets 2 votes…. but not 3!
    • 1:17:00 — Least Iconic Wizard skills: Hard to pick any since they’re all so iconic?
    • 1:24:00 — Most iconic Wizard skills. Disagreement on Black Hole, and can anything out-iconic Teleport?

    The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

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    Aug 31 2016

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #214: Season Seven Begins

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    Season 7 is underway and the first weekend of rushing is in the books. Is Chapter 4 of the Season Journey all that matters? Will T13 help or hurt? Why is the UE DH set bullshit? Featuring Aahz, CaptGoldfish, and Flux

    Click through for show notes and segment start times.

    Diablo 3 Podcast #214: Season Seven Begins

  • 0:30 — Season Seven rush stories. Power level in groups? Rift to win?
  • 18:30 — When to augment gear? On the way for a power boost, or hold out for 70 or 80 to make final quality items?
  • 23:00 — Flux does a Monk for the first time in two years because UE DH is bullshit.
  • 30:00 — Season Journey has totally changed the incentives/goals of leveling up.
  • 39:00 — Follower transmogs, stupid pets, and other unneeded innovations.
  • 44:00 — Goblin Shrines… always a surprise?
  • 46:30 — Conquests this season… less tempting.
  • 53:00 — Long term Season 7 goals, plus quality of life improvements. Pylon icons and collapsed Blacksmith menus!
  • 1:03:00 — End game state and balance changes this patch.
  • The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

  • Listen and subscribe through iTunes.
  • View video versions of all The Diablo Podcasts on You Tube, via our all-encompassing Diabloii.net channel.
  • Get the Podcast RSS feed
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    Aug 10 2016

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #213: Top 10 Witch Doctor skills

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    Season Six comes to an end with a last push for GRs and Season Journey. Then it’s Witch Doctor skill debate, with the best and worst of the weird and witchy clicker options. Featuring Aahz, N3rdwards, and Flux.

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #213: Top 10 Witch Doctor skills

    • 0:30 — Intro and recent play stuff. End of Season pushing for GR75 and Season Journey completion.
    • 5:30 — Next season = the end of power creep? Plus depressing all time hours played by class debates.
    • 15:15 — Unfindable special banners and cosmetic crap in Season Six… outrage?
    • 24:00 — Witch Doctor Top 10 skills! Honorable mentions first…
    • 35:30 — Witch Doctor has the best runes that totally change the base skill. He has dozens, other classes have one at most?
    • 38:30 — #10: Firebats Cloud of Bats.
    • 46:30 — Piranhas, accidentally not #1.
    • 50:30 — Fetish Psycho Pants and Spider Buckets.
    • 1:01:10 — #1: Zombie Bears!
    • The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

    • Listen and subscribe through iTunes.
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    Jul 22 2016

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #212: Top 10 Demon Hunter skills

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    Season Six’s end is near. Too soon? Plus final thoughts on Josh Mosqueira’s exit, then the main event: Flux’s ranking of the Demon Hunter’s best, worst, and most “should have been” skills. Featuring Wolfpaq, Aahz, and Flux.

    Diablo 3 Podcast #212: Top 10 Demon Hunter skills

  • 2:45 — Josh Mosq’s exit plus D3 expansion final thoughts.
  • 9:25 — Season Six ending next week. Too soon? Just right?
  • 14:30 — Demon Hunter top skills. Why are every single skill but like… Caltrops… on Flux’s list?
  • 17:45 — Top Six “Should Have Been Great” DH skills. Includes bonus anti-UE Multishot rant.
  • 37:00 — Ode to Rapid Fire. Someday, my love.
  • 44:00 — Honorable Mention DH skills.
  • 57:45 — Finally, Flux’s actual top 7 Demon Hunter skills. In no particular order. Vault, Chakram, Companion, Cluster Arrow, Sentry, Rain of Vengeance, Strafe.
  • 1:15:00 — Spike Trap excitement continues to spread like a rash.
  • 1:20:00 — DH Passives. Too useful for their own good. Suffer your Hellfire Amulet.
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    Jul 13 2016

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #211: Josh Mosq’s Exit + Top 10 Monk Skills

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    Big news as Josh Mosqueira announces his departure from Blizzard. Is Diablo 3 development done? Also v2.4.2 PTR testing and our class skill ranking continues with a controversial Top 10 Monk skills.

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #211: Josh Mosq’s Exit + Top 10 Monk Skills

    • 2:30 — Josh Mosqueira’s departure and is anyone left on the D3 team? Post-RoS content would have been D3X2. Clearly no more D3 expansions will appear.
    • 17:00 — Recent play stuff and Flux’s surprising actual play time in Season 6.
    • 22:00 — Diablo unannounced project openings galore on Blizzard’s Jobs page.
    • 26:00 — PTR Patch 2.4.2 testing feedback. Much cheaper Empowered Rifts! Wizard is now broken. T11-T13 actually makes a difference? Season Journey to require much more grinding for Haedrig’s Gift.
    • 44:00 — Stupid cosmetic wings and other options added this season draw mixed reviews.
    • 48:00 — Monk Top Ten Skills… well, top 7. There are not 10 top Monk skills. Can passive buffs like Mantras ever be *that* cool?
    • 58:00 — Epiphany. Underpowered compared to WotB and Vengeance, but is it lame or are the others OP?
    • 1:00:30 — #8 is a… passive skill?
    • 1:05:30 — Tempest Rush and the mystery of Monks fighting empty-handed.
    • 1:11:00 — #5 is a primary skill? Does the Monk have the coolest generator skills in the game?
    • 1:18:00 — Dashing Strike is the most improved Monk skill from release to now. Plus the teleport balance quandary.
    • 1:23:00 — #2: Exploding Palm = awesome… forever gimped by the graphical downgrade from the initial version of the skill? But still, the domino effect…
    • 1:28:00 — #1: Cyclone Strike! Awesome solo and teamwork.
    • 1:32:30 — Seven Sided Strike. Sucks but should be great?
    • 1:35:30 — Monk defensive/CC skills all boring?
    • 1:38:00 — The perpetual tragedy of the Monk’s terrible passives. Underpowered, generic, and boring. At least no point wasting time trying to find a good Hellfire Amulet?
    • 1:51:00 — HolyKnight makes a late guest appearance for quick talk of his top 5 Monk skills.

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    Jul 08 2016

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #210: Top 10 Crusader Skills

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    Patch 2.4.2 PTR testing, discussion of the big “meta” changes coming to end game parties, the state of Hardcore vs. Softcore, and our debate over the Top 10 Crusader skills. Featuring Leviathan, James, and Flux.

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #210: Top 10 Crusader Skills

  • 7:00 — Patch 2.4.2 on the PTR. Big changes to Spike Trap! Does any DH care? Also, Torment 11-13… Torment spam? Combine and condense to concentrate the community?
  • 13:00 — Wyatt Cheng’s massive blue post on changing the high end “meta” from the current boring/stationary 1 DPS + 3 support strategy.
  • 24:30 — Hardcore state of the game. Faster build up, but too much recovery time with such high level LGems + gear augments? HC vs. SC in Greater Rifts… actual death penalties for softcore?
  • 32:00 — Too much benefit to higher Paragon Levels make endless farming essential for Leaderboard (and incentivizes botting). How to limit? Cap on Paragon benefit for GRs? Reduced benefit from Paragons above 1000?
  • 36:30 — Crusader: class fantasy vs. changes to the class over patches/time. Completely lost the initial class theory?
  • 1:01:00 — Top two skills and big disagreements between James’ and Leviathan’s favorite Crusader skills.
  • 1:12:30 — Laws! Not on either top 10; can passive-style buff skills ever be cool enough to make anyone’s top 10?
  • 1:17:00 — Crusader Passives… decent variety and flavor, but too many are mandatory for particular builds with their ties to individual skills?
  • 1:22:00 — Steed Charge! If other classes had an animal form for their fast movement skill, what would they be?

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  • Jun 29 2016

    1hr 31mins

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #209: Top Ten Wizard Skills

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    Patch 2.4.2 has hit the PTR and the changes are worth discussing. Also, we debate the Top Ten Wizard skills, with two Wizard experts and lots of opinions, many of them in disagreement. Featuring N3rdwards, HolyKnight, Cpt. Goldfish, and Flux.

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    Diablo 3 Podcast #209: Top 10 Wizard Skills

    • Intro and wizards in other Blizzard games.
    • 3:30 — PTR Patch 2.4.2 quick prelim discussion, and Firebird’s Set changes plus the lack of a fix to Firebugs on the live season.
    • 14:30 — Other PTR changes and utter indifference to Spike Trap changes. Botting much less common this season?
    • 19:00 — Wowcraft movie. Both guests saw it and loved it.
    • 29:30 — Wizard top 10 skills explanation. N3rdward’s list, #10: Explosive Blast. Was Wand of Woe the beginning of the end for Wizard strategy/builds in Diablo 3?
    • 34:00 — #9: Magic Weapon; a necessary evil and bad design at the same time.
    • 37:00 — #8: Magic Missile.
    • 38:45 — #7: Mirror Image. One of the most clever/varied defensive type skills in the game.
    • 40:30 — #6: Archon. Disagreement ensues.
    • 45:40 — #5: Energy Armor: Burst Armor.
    • 47:30 — #4: Lightning Armor: Scramble.
    • 49:30 — #3: Arcane Orb.
    • 52:30 — #2: Teleport. Debate over the concept of Teleport having a cost/cooldown.
    • 55:30 — #1: Meteor. Not that it’s good, but it should be!
    • 58:30 — Honorable mentions and debate. Electrocute was awesome in the early days. Arcane Torrent. Ray of Frost… why do channeled skills never quite work in Diablo 3? Black Hole is awesome. And the enduring WTF mystery of Shock Pulse Living Lightning.
    • 1:06:00 — Why are Wizard passives so crappy? Crowned by the most powerful, Audacity, creating all the lameness of non-ranged Wizard builds. Hydra; never lived up to the awesome legacy of the skill from D1 and D2.
    • 1:12:00 — Captain Goldfish leaps in with a guest appearance and his top five “Not good but should be” Wizard skills: Blizzard, Teleport, Arcane Torrent, Arcane Orb, Hydra.
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    Jun 22 2016

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    where did you go?

    By Esquire Records - Apr 06 2017
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    enjoyed this podcast, esp the biting humor and that it wasnt a typical fanboy pcast. Where the hell did u guys go??? No episodes since Nov 2016? Get back to work plebs.

    The established standard

    By Jamie Fike - Jun 27 2015
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    Straight to the point, educated Diablo talk. Host is funny and HC. Roll HC today!