Diablo 3 Patch 2.6.5 Is Live, Three Torment Levels Added

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Diablo III Patch 2.6.5 Blizzard

Diablo III Patch 2.6.5 officially went live and now adds Torment 14, 15, and 16 to the game. This is the highest setting in the game and replaces the Inferno difficulty. 

In Torment, as each level increases, the difficulty of the monsters are increased relative to the Normal difficulty. Bonuses granted are also increased. Under Torment 16 for example, monster health is increased by around 22 million percent. At the same time extra XP bonus is increased by 7,000%.

In the latest patch, aside from adding the three torment levels, the difficulty and rewards levels are now closer to Greater Rift 65, 70, and 75 for Torment 14, 15, and 16 respectively.

Patch 2.6.5 also brings changes to the Seasons. Changes include:

  • The Season Journey Journal now displays all chapters, regardless of current progression
  • There is a new reward for completing the entirety of the Season Journey (Guardian)
    • For Season 17, the Galactic Wings are available
  • Added the buff for Season 17
    • Player’s damage dealt is increased by 750% and damage taken is reduced by 4% for every Ancient Item they have equipped while having no Set Bonuses Active

Additional changes inntroduced in the latest patch are listed below.

General

  • Torment 14, 15, and 16 have been added to the game
    • Reward and difficulty levels of all new Torments closely match Greater Rift 65, 70, and 75 respectively
  • Portals left behind by Treasure Goblins may occasionally lead somewhere udderly ridiculous
  • Using an Ancient or Primal Puzzle Ring in Kanai’s Cube will produce a new result
  • Party portraits now display if a player’s Cheat Death buff has been recently used (PC Only)
  • When a boss is killed in a Nephalem Rift, a permanent ping will mark the location of the boss’ death until the Rift is closed
  • The Boss Notification screen has received a rework (PC Only)
  • The Greater Rift Notification screen has received a rework (PC Only)
  • The Greater Rift Completion screen has received a rework (PC Only)
  • Matchmaking no longer prevents players from joining a game while a Greater Rift is already in progress
    • Players who join the game will still be unable to join a Greater Rift in progress
  • The progress bar for a Greater Rift is now visible to all players in the game, regardless of whether they are participating in the Rift or not
  • Challenge Rifts
    • The amount of Death's Breath rewarded by completing a Challenge Rift has been increased

Quality of Life

  • Seasons
    • The cap for earning additional stash tabs through the Season Journey has been raised from 4 to 5 (PC Only)
  • Search functionality has been added to Stash (PC Only)
  • All Crafters now have an Expand/Collapse All button for recipes (PC Only)
  • Most Bounty indicators are now displayed immediately after entering the Bounty area
  • Death’s Breath now drop in Horadric Caches

Items

  • (NEW) Bottomless Potion of the Unfettered
    • Become immune to control-impairing effects for 5-7 seconds after drinking this potion
  • Akkhan’s Leniency
    • Each enemy hit by your Blessed Shield increases damage of your Blessed Shield by 35-40% for 3 seconds
  • Bloodtide Blade
    • Death Nova deals 80-100% 300-400% increased damage for every enemy within 25 yards
  • Carnevil
    • The 10 Fetishes closest to you will shoot a powerful Poison Dart every time you do
  • Chantodo’s Will
    • Every second while in Archon form you expel a Wave of Destruction, dealing 4000% weapon damage to enemies within 30 yards. Every time you hit with an attack while not in Archon form, 4000% weapon damage is added to the Wave of Destruction, stacking up to 20 times
    • Wave of Destruction damage now scales with attack speed
  • The Dagger of Darts
    • Your Poison Darts and your Fetishes’ Poison Darts now pierce and deal an additional [400-500%] damage.
  • Grace of Inarius
    • 6-Piece Bonus
      • Bone Armor also activates a swirling tornado of bone, damaging nearby enemies for 1000% weapon damage and increasing the damage they take from the Necromancer by  10000%
  • Iron Rose
    • Attacking with Siphon Blood has a 100% chance to cast a free Blood Nova
  • Jekangbord
    • Blessed Shield ricochets to 6 additional enemies and has its damage increased by 300-400%
  • Sage’s Set
    • Now doubles the amount of Death’s Breaths that drop
      • Previous: Increases Death’s Breath drops by 1
  • Sin Seekers
    • Now also adds 250-300% damage to Rapid Fire
  • Wojahnni Assaulter
    • Rapid Fire deals 75-100% increased damage for every half second that you channel. Stacks up to 4-30 times.
      • The stacks gained from Wojahnni Assaulter now also stack much more quickly

Full patch notes can be viewed here.

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