Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:05pm 26/08/15 | 12 Comments
Blizzard have rolled out the latest patch for Diablo III, and if you're wondering if it brings anything new to the table, well... yes, yes it does. From overhauls to crafting, new sets and items, to a new adventure zone, and even upping the Torment difficulty levels, Diablo III 2.3 gives the aging ARPG another fresh coat of paint. And is available now for PC and console.
There's a lot that has been added in the new patch, so much so that the above video only really covers a few of the big changes. Perhaps the most exciting is the introduction of Kanai's Cube, a device that lets you extract passive effects from Legendary Items and simply equip them. Apparently you can equip up to three different passives.
New Feature: Kanai's Cube
Kanai's Cube is a new artisan that offers a slew of new recipes to fully customize your items and catalogue your Legendary powers. Several recipes are available to players immediately upon acquiring Kanai's Cube:
Extract Legendary Power: Destroy an item to add its Legendary power to your catalogue of collected powers. Once a power has been extracted, it can be equipped to your character without the need to equip the item. Players may have one Weapon, one Armor, and one Jewelry power equipped at a time. Players may only equip powers from items that their characters can normally equip and use.
Reforge a Legendary Item: Completely re-rolls a Legendary item as though it had dropped for the first time. This includes any powers that may have been previously enchanted on the item. Note that reforged items may re-roll as either Ancient or non-Ancient, so reforge at your own discretion!
Upgrade Rare Item: Upgrades the quality of a level 70 Rare item to Legendary. This item will roll as a randomized Legendary that shares that item's equipment type.
Convert Set Item: Converts a Set item to a randomized piece of gear from the same Set. For example, if you convert a pair of Asheara's Finders, you could get Asheara's Custodian, Asheara's Pace, or Asheara's Ward in return.
Remove Level Requirement: Removes the level requirement from an item, allowing it to be equipped by a character of any level.
To aquire Kanai's Cube, visit Zoltun Kulle in New Tristram, Hidden Camp, Bastion's Keep Stronghold, or The Survivor's Enclave in Adventure Mode. He'll be quite pleased to guide you on your way.
If you don't play Diablo that probably all sounds like gibberish, but it's definitely a game changer. As is giving Adventure Mode an actual purpose, by making the crafting items you need to work with Kanai's Cube only available via completing bounties.
Anyway, it's been a few months since I've played Diablo III but this patch definitely has me itching to give it another spin.