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Diablo 3 Patch 2.1.2 For PTR Released, Ancients Unleashed

by William Schwartz


Those who were excited about all of the Diablo 3 announcements at BlizzCon and were worried they would have to wait can now rest easy. The PTR patch for Diablo 3 on PC has gone live and players are able to access 2.1.2 which features a bevy of additional features.

First and foremost is the addition of Ancients with the PTR patch which are essentially supped up Legendary items that have a chance to drop on Torment 1 or higher. They have also tweaked each class as well as added features mentioned at BlizzCon. Check out some of the patch notes below and for the full list check out the official site.


  • A message will now display in chat when a Treasure Goblin has been killed or escaped
  • Players can no longer go Brawling while a Greater Rift they paid to enter is open
  • Healing
    • The “Healing” stat on the character sheet has been replaced with “Recovery”
      • Recovery is an estimate of how much Toughness you are expected to be able to recover in combat and is calculated using a combination of your Healing, Life, and Toughness
      • The Healing number will still be viewable in the character sheet if you mouse over the Recovery stat
    • Life per Vitality has been increased from level 67 to 70
    • Base Life at level 70 has been increased
    • Healing from Health Globes has been reduced
  • Social
    • The total number of players in a Community and in Community chat will now be displayed on the roster page
    • The presence information displayed in Clan and Community rosters, and the Friends List is now more detailed
    • The Clan Roster will now display the duration that a member has been offline
    • The Clan Roster can now be sorted by offline duration


  • Life on Hit and Life Regeneration have been increased by 25% at all levels
  • Ancient items have been added to the game
    • Ancient items are more powerful versions of Legendary items
    • Ancient items roll from increased value ranges for certain affixes
    • Ancient items can now drop at Torment I or higher
      • The drop chance will increase with each Torment level
    • Any Legendary or Set item has a chance to be dropped or crafted as an Ancient item
    • Legendary or Set items purchased from Kadala have a chance to be an Ancient item
  • Bottomless Potion of Fear
    • New Legendary potion
    • Fears enemies within 12 yards for 3-4 seconds on use
  • Several existing Legendary items have been updated to include a unique Legendary power
    • Note: Existing items will not be affected by the following changes. Only new versions of the items will roll with the added Legendary power.

Fans can download the PTR client via Battle.Net which works in the Battle.Net app and is a simple change. They can even carry over an existing character to try out. PTR is live and well, which means it is only a few weeks from release, hopefully.

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