It has been around 9 years since the launch of Diablo 3. We all know Diablo 4 is coming soon. Diablo 4 was announced by Blizzard games in E3 2019, where they released its announcement trailer. That doesn’t stop them from maximizing income from Diablo 3, though. We have already completed 22 seasons in Diablo 3, and soon we are going to have its 23rd Season. The last two seasons have lasted around 18 weeks each, so the seasons in this game a quite lengthy. There are a lot of new things which we are coming into the game with this new season. But wait a minute, have you ever played Diablo 3? No? then let me give you a gist of this game. Diablo 3 is an action RPG that was launched in 2012 by Blizzard Entertainment.
In Diablo 3, you play as one of the seven characters classes. The story takes place after 20 years from the events that happened in Diablo 2. As Deckard Cain and Leah are investigating some ancient texts in the Tristram Cathedral, a mysterious giant star falls from the sky on the cathedral. Resulting in the disappearance of Deckard Cain. So the game revolves about finding him. This was the basic idea of the plot. Now without wasting any further time, let us look at the things which we will get to see in the upcoming season update.
Diablo 3 System Revamp
This is probably the biggest update of the season. This change will affect both seasonal and non-seasonal gameplay as players will have a new 14 item slots bag. They can now equip 14 items with them. These are the slots.
- Rings (X2)
- Follower Relic Item
- Main- Hand weapon
Diablo 3 Item Updates
A few tweaks are being made in some items in the game. Here is the list of all the updated items in the new update.
- Rathma’s Shield: The shield will now have a 60-second cooldown.
- Bones of Rathma 4-Piece Set: In this update, none of your minions will take damage. Instead, you will gain a 1% damage reduction for 15 seconds if any one of your minions gets hit.
- Bones of Rathma 2-Piece Set: Your skeletal warriors will spawn more quickly, and the minions which you have revived won’t expire. Your minions will also reduce the cooldown period of Army of the Dead by 0.25 seconds whenever they deal damage.
- Bones of Rathma 6-Piece Set: Every active minion will increase the damage on Army of the Dead by 500%.
- Bonds of C’Lena: There is an increase of up to 300 to 400% damage and an additional 2% increase in damage for 10 seconds every time Army of the Dead hits an enemy.
- Defiler Cuisses: For a maximum of 5 seconds, Bone Spirit’s damage will be increased by 400 to 500% whenever it is active, and it will also freeze enemies.
- Firebird’s Finery 4- Piece Set: You will gain 80% damage reduction if you are maintaining Combustion Stacks. Casting Disintegrate will add Combustion stacks that will reduce the cooldown of Teleporting by 1% for every stack.
- Firebird’s Finery 2-Piece Set: Whenever you die, a meteor will fall from the sky and revive you for 60 seconds. Disintegrate will ignite enemies, which will cause them to take 7500% weapon damage every second till they die.
This was the list of the item updates which we know about are coming to the game. There are probably a few more. Not only items, but there are going to updates in Followers’ skills too. Let’s have a look at them too.
Some of the skills have been removed, whereas some new skills have been added for every follower. The skills like Vanish, Guardian, and Fate’s Lapse have been updated with better optimizations. This update will also fix the bug, which reduced the cooldown by 50%. Let us look at the skills added and remove for every follower.
A total of 2 new skills have been added, namely Night’s Veil and Piercing Shot. Night’s Veil is a skill where the Scoundrel will create a cloud that covers a 20-yard and will last for around 10 seconds. Every attack against the enemy who is in this cloud area will be considered a critical hit. Talking about Piercing Shot, just like its name, Piercing Shot is an attack that pierces and increases damage by 10% for around 6 seconds. The time depends on the Scoundrel’s dexterity.
Talking about the skills removed, a total of 2 skills have been removed from his armor which are Dirty Fighting and Poison Bolts. As mentioned above, Vanish is the skill that has been updated for Scoundrel.
Well, there are no new skills added for Templar in this season. Also, there are no skills removed. So only two skills have been reworked upon for this character. They are Onslaught and Guardian.
Onslaught is a skill that delivers a huge blow on the enemy, which causes 800% weapon damage and causes the other nearby enemies 10% extra damage for around 6 seconds. The time of impact depends on Templar’s Strength.
The Guardian skill acts as a guardian. Whenever you take a huge blow, the Guardian skill comes in handy. It will knock back all your enemies within 15 yards and heal you up by 15 to 25% of your current strength. It will also provide you a 5-second shield from every attack.
A total of 4 new skills have been added into Enchantress’s arsenal. Temporal Pulse, Prophetic Harmony, Amplification, and Fate’s Lapse are their names. Temporal Pulse is an orb that is guided by The Enchantress, which causes 150% weapon damage and slows your enemy by around 80% for around 6 seconds. The time depends on your Enchantress’s intelligence.
Amplification basically amplifies your current highest elemental bonus by a maximum of 10%. The increase rate once again depends on her intelligence.
Prophetic Harmony can be used to reduce the cooldown of your skills by a maximum of 10 percent. The rate once again depending on Enchantress’s intelligence.
Fate’s Lapse is a skill that can be used in almost dying situations. Whenever you take a fatal or major blow, this skill will increase your movement through time by a maximum of 7 seconds. This can be used to defy death and heal. The time of increase will depend on the Enchantress’s intelligence.
Things have been balanced out by the developers as 4 skills have been removed for The Enchantress, namely the Mass Control, Missile Ward, Disorient, and Forceful Push. The skill which has been reworked is Powered Armor.
Diablo 3 Season 23 Release Date
Well, this was probably all the major changes and addition which we know about till now related to Diablo 3 season 23. There are a few more things like bug fixes and some patches which will make the game more stable and smooth. Talking about the release date, we can expect Diablo 3 season 23 to start in April. We don’t know the date yet, but reports suggest the update will land in early April. The current season will end on March 28.
Have you played the Diablo series? If yes, then let us know which is your favorite Diablo game ever. Are you excited for the new season and especially for Diablo 4? There will be a lot of news coming out regarding Diablo 4 as the release comes closer. Till then, enjoy Diablo 3 to its fullest.