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

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Flux is a great host

By Aahzmadius - Aug 01 2015
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Keeps me up-to-date on Diablo news. I enjoy Flux's humor and stories about his demon hunter(s).

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
2
2
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1

Flux is a great host

By Aahzmadius - Aug 01 2015
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Keeps me up-to-date on Diablo news. I enjoy Flux's humor and stories about his demon hunter(s).

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!
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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 #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?

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

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  • Jun 29 2016

    1hr 31mins

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    Rank #2: 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.
    • The Diablo 3 Podcast Episode Guide in DiabloWiki.net provides links to every show, plus quick summaries.

    The post Diablo 3 Podcast #209: Top Ten Wizard Skills appeared first on Diabloii.Net - Diablo IV News, Forums and Wikis.

    Jun 22 2016

    1hr 30mins

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    Rank #3: 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

    1hr 30mins

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    Rank #4: 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.

    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.
  • Get the Podcast RSS feed
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    Jul 08 2016

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    Rank #5: 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.
    • View video versions of all The Diablo Podcasts on You Tube, via our all-encompassing Diabloii.net channel.
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    Jul 22 2016

    1hr 19mins

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