Diablo 3's update 2.7.6 has finally been detailed, offering us a clear picture of the changes and additions we can expect with the launch of Season 29. Its patch notes reveal the addition of a solo self found mode alongside various class changes and more.
Slated to release on September 12, 2023, Diablo 3's Update 2.7.6 also raises the Paragon Ceiling, preparing the game for its post-Season 29 state, when future seasons will no longer feature a new theme.
Diablo 3 Season 29 Update 2.7.6 Patch Notes
Diablo 3's solo self found mode is an exclusively single-player experience that has both a softcore and hardcore version as well as dedicated leaderboards.
In addition, a total of 800 Paragon Points can be assigned to solo self found characters, marking a notable change for the system.
- Diablo 3 patch 2.7.6 release date: September 12, 2023
Season 29's theme sees Diabolical Fissures spawning throughout the world. Entering these portals pits you against a variety of horrifying monsters.
Read on for specific details about Season 29's changes as detailed by Blizzard in the official Diablo 3 update 2.7.6 patch notes.
New Monster Affixes
Watch your health, Nephalem! New powers originating from the Burning Hells have been bestowed upon all enemies inside the Visions, making them more lethal than before. These Affixes are only available in Visions of Enmity.
- Enervating: Creates an area of effect around the monster that reduces the player’s Movement Speed by 65% and Cooldown Reduction by 50% if the player is in the vicinity of the monster.
- Necrotic: The player's healing is reduced by 65%. Monsters have a damage-over-time effect that deals 180% of the player’s max health over 30 seconds. This effect is removed if the player is healed above 95%.
We are introducing changes to Paragon Points to work in tandem with Solo Self Found and the Season 29 theme. You can now assign a total of 800 Paragon Points to your solo Self Found character. Previously, you were only able to assign a total of 50 Paragon Points to each attribute within the Core, Defense, Offense, and Utility categories, but now you can assign up to 200 in each attribute. Each category can only have 200 Paragon Points placed into them.
This change is exclusive to Season 29 and applies to all modes.
Developer's Note: We understand that Paragon was king in terms of character power. With the change this Season, we wanted to shift that power from Main Stat grinding to gameplay knowledge and gear hunting. We chose 800 as our initial starting point and would appreciate your feedback on this cap. There are a few changes within the Paragon system to keep in mind:
- Movement Speed: We changed Movement Speed to 0.125% per point because the old value would have provided players with 100% Movement Speed, which was too much. Players now have the option to place points into this stat, allowing them to surpass 25% Movement Speed from item bonuses.
- Area Damage: Area Damage should perform the same, if not a bit better, and with substantial improvements to performance.
Community-Led ChangesOrek’s Dream
- Dark Berserker (Monster Set 1) and Toxic Lurker (Monster Set 8) have been removed. Hellions (Monster Set 19), Vile Swarm (Monster Set 23), and Savage Beast (Monster Set 33) have been added in their place.
- Added a buff icon when proccing the legendary item Flying Dragon.
- Moving your mouse underneath the character while casting Tempest Rush Flurry stacks should no longer reset randomly.
- Haunted Visions used to remove Skeletal Mages from the Simulacrums only if the player had Grim Scythe on their action bar, now it will remove Skeletal Mages regardless.
- Requiem Cereplate was not calculating the correct amount of Essence and was adding way too much overflow excess Essence per tick. This has been fixed.
- Removed Mastermind from the Champion portion of the seasonal journey. This means you no longer need to master a Set Dungeon. Instead, it has been replaced with Overcoming the Trials, which asks you to complete an Echoing Nightmare.
- Due to the unique animation of how Hamelin dies, there were many issues with how it rewards kill credit. Hamelin now rewards kill credit to the closest player on death.
- Corrupted Angels and all variations would sometimes do an attack that does double damage without any indication that it was a unique move. This has been changed to deal the same damage as normal attacks.
- Added Greater Rift map checkpoints to Battlefields and Boneyards.
- Corvus, Ice Caves, and Spider Caves maps can no longer spawn in Greater Rifts.
- Orek's Dream versions of Desolate Sands and Shrouded Moors have had their monster densities increased.
Class Balance Changes
- Each enemy hit by your Blessed Shield increases the damage of your Blessed Shield by 35-40% for 6 seconds. Stacks up to 100 times (No more individual stacks).
- While riding your war horse, Fist of the Heavens deals increased damage equal to your movement speed, and is automatically called down on a random nearby enemy at an interval based on your attack speed if it is on your action bar.
Demon HunterGears of Dreadlands:
- Gain 4 seconds of Momentum when attacking with a Primary skill, at a maximum duration of 20 seconds. This duration begins counting down after a delay of 5 seconds after each application. Your Primary skills deal 10% increased damage per second of Momentum.
Developer's Note: We wanted Gears of Dreadlands to be easier to play optimally, and had to forego the visual indicator that showed stacks.
- Casting Hex - Angry Chicken turns all your pets into exploding chickens. Chickens deal 150-200% increased damage, and Angry Chicken deals 50% more damage per exploded chicken.
- Cluckeye now only drops for Witch Doctors
- As a result, Cluckeye no longer spawns with the Max Discipline secondary attribute.
- Cluckeye has been updated in Djank Mi’em’s Follower Items bag.
- Manajuma's Way:
- Your Hex - Angry Chicken lasts 15 seconds and movement speed as a chicken is increased by an additional 100% while gaining 75% damage reduction and for 5 seconds after.
- While you are an angry chicken, you spawn a chicken every half second that seeks enemies and deals 100% of your Angry Chicken explosion damage.
- Diabolical Fissures now denote on screen and in the chat box once spawned.
- Diabolical Fissures can no longer spawn in Greed's Realm.
- The placeholder text for the Chest at the end of a Diabolical Fissure has been replaced with a name.
- Slightly increased the number of Greater Rift keys that can potentially drop inside a Diabolical Fissure.
- Fixed the collision on Diabolical Chests and removed the collision that was present upon opening them.
- Fixed an issue where the Witch Doctor’s Angry Chicken skill was not dealing as much damage as indicated in the description.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when players opened achievements.
- Fixed an issue where interacting with Mail at the end of a Season had the potential to cause a crash.
- Fixed a game crash that occurred when Demon Hunters utilized specific Item and Skill combinations.
- Fixed an issue where the number of Wizard Mirror Images were barely visible on the game icon.
- Fixed an issue with some icons in the Altar of Rites having hard edges.
Diablo III and its Reaper of Souls expansion are available on PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox one, Xbox 360, PS5, PS4, PS3, and Nintendo Switch. For more on the franchise, check out what we can expect from Diablo 4's second season.
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