[UPDATE] Looks like that Diablo 3 PTR 2.6.10 update has been extended indefinitely.

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[Original Post – 26/9/2020] A huge update is coming to Diablo 3 Public Test Realm (PTR) on October 1.

More specifically, the patch will include Legendary and Set item changes along with some Seasonal Themed content. In the first phase of the update, on October 1, the item changes will happen while in the second phase of the update on October 8, the Seasonal Theme will be added. During testing time on PTR, players will have access to two new buffs, increased Legendary items % and double Blood Shard drops. Blizzard requested that players should give extra attention to the Wizard’s etched sigils and hydras, the Crusader’s steel charge build, and the Witch Doctor’s crazy chicken build. If you are interested in leaving feedback, you can visit the PTR Feedback forum.

We will list all the details below in case you missed it.

Diablo 3 PTR 2.6.10 Patch Notes

Note: All changes apply to all versions of Diablo III, including PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC unless otherwise indicated. Please note that PTR is only available for PC and Mac users.

Seasons

The shadows, they are moving, and they seem… animated. It is as though they had a will of their own. Whatever this trickery is, perhaps you can use it to your advantage. Let’s see what the demons say when you fight side by side with your own shadow!

Shadows of the Past: Activating a Shrine/Pylon will spawn in a shadow clone of your class. This clone will randomly have 1 out of 3 predetermined builds. This clone’s power will scale with your character and will last for 1 minute or if your character dies. See below for the shadow clone variations that can spawn when activating.

Witch Doctor

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Grasp of the Dead – Rain of Corpses Wall of Death – Fire Wall Mass Confusion – Mass Hallucination
Piranhas – Piranhado Firebomb – Flash Fire Spirit Barrage – The Spirit is Willing
Wall of Death – Surrounded by Death Hex – Unstable Form Wall of Death – Communing with Spirits
Zombie Charger – Zombie Bears Piranhas – Piranhado Piranhas – Piranhado
Corpse Spiders – Medusa Spiders Zombie Charger – Explosive Beast Horrify – Face of Death
Hex – Jinx Spirit Barrage – Well of Souls Grasp of the dead – Unbreakable Grasp

Wizard

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Arcane Orb – Frozen Orb Meteor – Molten Impact Arcane Orb – Obliteration
Frost Nova – Bone Chill Arcane Orb – Obliteration Disintegrate – Intensify
Blizzard – Unrelenting Storm Explosive Blast – Short Fuse Wave of Force – Debilitating Force
Ice Armor – Frozen Storm Black Hole – Blazar Slow Time – Exhaustion
Black Hole – Absolute Zero Energy Twister – Gale Force Energy Twister – Raging Storm
Ray of Frost – Snow Blast Disintegrate – Convergence Meteor – Star Pact

Barbarian

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Seismic Slam – Shattered Ground Battle Rage – Marauder’s Rage Overpower – Killing Spree
Ground Stomp – Jarring Slam Threatening Shout – Falter Threatening Shout – Falter
Avalanche – Volcano Wrath of The Berserker – Insanity Furious Charge – Battering Ram
Earthquake – Molten Fury Sprint – Run Like the Wind Wrath of The Berserker – Insanity
Wrath of The Berserker – Insanity Whirlwind – No Rune Bash – Pulverize
Ancient Spear – Boulder Toss Rend – Lacerate Hammer of The Ancients – Rolling Thunder

Monk

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Blinding Flash – Faith in the Light Fist of Thunder – Thunderclap Exploding Palm – The Flesh is Weak
Seven-Sided Strike – Fulminating Onslaught Deadly Reach – Scattered Blows Wave of Light – Explosive Light
Inner Sanctuary – Sanctified Ground Way of the Hundred Fists – Hands of Lightning Lashing Tail Kick – Spinning Flame Kick
Epiphany – Soothing Mist Lashing Tail Kick – Sweeping Armada Epiphany – Inner Fire
Breath of Heaven – Circle of Scorn Dashing Strike – Barrage Sweeping Wind – Fire Storm
Wave of Light – Empowered Wave Cyclone Strike – Implosion Seven-Sided Strike – Sudden Assault

Necromancer

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Land of the Dead – Frozen Lands Land of the Dead – Plaguelands Land of the Dead – Frozen Lands
Frailty – Volatile Death Decrepify – Wither Bone Spear – Shatter
Bone Spirit – Possession Army of the Dead – Blighted Grasp Death Nova – Bone Nova
Corpse Explosion – Final Embrace Corpse Lance – Ricochet Frailty – Early Grave
Bone Spear – Blood Spear Death Nova – Blight Army of the Dead – Death Valley
Death Nova – Blood Nova Bone Spear – Blighted Marrow Corpse Lance – Blood Lance

Demon Hunter

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Marked for Death – Valley of Death Marked for Death – Valley of Death Marked for Death – Valley of Death
Caltrops – Jagged Spikes Rain of Vengeance – Stampede Rain of Vengeance- Flying Strike
Fan of Knives – Assassin’s Knives Cluster Arrow – Shooting Stars Cluster Arrow – Maelstrom
Chakram – Twin Chakrams Multishot – Arsenal Multishot – Wind Chill
Vengeance – Side Cannons Vengeance – Personal Mortar Vengeance – From the Shadows
Impale – Ricochet Elemental Arrow – Immolation arrow Elemental Arrow – Frost Arrow

Crusader

Build Variation 1 Build Variation 2 Build Variation 3
Akarat’s Champion – Fire Starter Akarat’s Champion – Hasteful Akarat’s Champion – Rally
Falling Sword – Superheated Falling Sword – Flurry Falling Sword – Part the Clouds
Sweep Attack – Blazing Sweep Judgment – Mass Verdict Heaven’s Fury – Split Fury
Consecration – Shattered Ground Consecration – Bathed in Light Fist of the Heavens – Retribution
Bombardment – Annihilate Blessed Hammer – Limitless Iron Skin – Charged Up
Condemn – Reciprocate Condemn – Reciprocate Shield Glare – Uncertainty

Rewards: Two unique new rewards, a portrait frame, and a pet will be granted to players who complete the Season 22 Guardian Journey.

Kanai’s Cube: Additionally, the Kanai’s Cube will have a fourth slot this season. This fourth slot will have the choices of the first 3 slots but will not stack with any of them. The intent is to provide players with creative flexibility to their character builds.

Items

General

  • Haedrig’s Gifts now grants all class sets and we have a new rotation schedule. This upcoming season, depending on which class you choose, Haedrig’s Gifts will reward you with Horde of the Ninety Savages, Aegis of Valor, Gears of Dreadlands, Patterns of Justice, Masquerade of the Burning Carnival, Mundunugu’s Regalia, or Typhon’s Veil.
  • Stone Gauntlets now drops for all classes.
  • Paragon Bonus Gold Find has been changed to Gold Pickup Radius at 0.1 per point.

Item Changes

  • New Item* Gelmindor’s Marrow Guards: Bone Spear cast from Simulacrums deal 400-500% increased damage.
  • Ivory Tower: Rapid multiple blocks will now scale the damage for Fires of Heaven, up to a maximum of 2.5 times damage.
  • Mantle of Channeling: Removed the 1 second start up before the power takes effect.
  • Etched Sigil: While channeling Arcane Torrent, Disintegrate, or Ray of Frost, the damage of your Energy Twister is increased by 200-250%, and you also cast Energy Twister every second.
  • Fragment of Destiny: Your Signature Spells attack 50% faster and deal triple damage. You gain a Spectral buff whenever you land an attack with a Signature Spell. Hydras deal 25-30% increased damage for each Spectral stack. Max 10 stacks.
  • Valthek’s Rebuke: Energy Twister now travels in a straight path and deals 300-400% increased damage.
  • Winter Flurry: Enemies killed by Cold damage have a 25% chance to release a Frost Nova. Your Hydra deals 125-150% increased damage to enemies in a Blizzard.
  • Wizardspike: Performing an attack has a 25% chance to hurl a Frozen Orb. Arcane Orb deals 300-350% increased damage.
  • Delsere’s Magnum Opus: 6 piece bonus increased from 8500% to 12500%.
  • The Typhon’s Veil: 6 piece bonus increased from 1300% to 2000%.
  • Nervold’s Fervor: Buff 2 piece bonus damage from 100% to 400%
  • Armor of Akkhan: Buff 6 piece bonus damage from 1500% to 2000%
  • Roland’s Legacy: Buff 4 piece bonus damage from 13,000% to 17,500%
  • Seeker of the Light: Buff 6 piece Blessed Hammer bonus damage from 12,000% to 15,000%
  • Belt of the Trove: Every 4 seconds, call down Bombardment on a random nearby enemy. Bombardment deals 400-500% increased damage.
  • Mortal Drama: Double the number of Bombardment impacts. Bombardement deals 400-500% increased damage.
  • Manajuma’s Way: Angry Chicken explosion damage increased from 400% to 2000%.
  • Spirit of Arachyr: Buff 6 piece bonus damage from 9000% to 17,500%.
  • Helltooth Harness: Buff 6 piece bonus damage from 9000% to 17,500%.
  • Scrimshaw: Reduces the Mana cost of Zombie Charger by 75% and increases its damage by 6-7 times.
  • Inna’s Mantra: Buff 6 piece bonus damage from 750% to 950%.
  • Shenlong’s Spirit: Damage bonus increased from 200% to 350%.
  • Gungdo Gear: Exploding Palm’s on-death explosion applies Exploding Palm. Exploding Palm’s damage is increased by 75-100%.
  • Blade of the Tribe: War Cry and Threatening Shout cause an Avalanche and Earthquake. Avalance and Earthquake both deal 150-200% increased damage

[UPDATE 1 – 14/10/2020] Looks like that Diablo 3 PTR 2.6.10 update has been extended indefinitely.

Diablo’s 3 2.6.10 PTR update had a number of issues including login crashes and high latency. These problems led Blizzard to announce that the PTR will be extended “for an unspecified amount of time”. In the meantime, the company will test several changes and issues with users participating in the PTR test. In the official announcement, Blizzard is encouraging players to join the PTR and help with testing and debugging.

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Two of the most important changes until now is the removal of the laggy Shadow Clone theme and the fourth slot in Kanai’s Cube. Both of these features will come back some time in the future, once testing is fully completed. We will update the article as soon as we have more information from Blizzard. If you want to contribute in the PTR testing, we suggest to visit the PTR Feedback forum and the PTR Bug Report forum.

In other Diablo news, be sure to read about Diablo’s Immortal lore and setting and check this special Diablo 2 developer interview. Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed the article and want to support the site, feel free to throw a like at our official facebook page.

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