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Optimise your Diablo III character build with the D3planner

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As much as I love Diablo III, I’ve never gone out of my way to max out a character with regards to an amazing skill build and complementary items. I hit level 70 yes, as well as klap several dozen paragon levels, but that’s where I stop. I’ve never purposefully farmed specific items – my only requirement for equipping a piece of gear really is that it ups my damage, toughness, or healing by a decent, even fractional margin. Even my skill choices boil down to what I feel is the most fun to play with, not necessarily what works best. If you’re the opposite of me, ie, you scrutinise every tiny detail of your items and skills, this tool may just help you squeeze every last bit of potential from your character.

It’s called the D3Planner (via the Diablo III blog). It will allow you to tailor every part of your build; what legendaries you equip, what stats you want them to have, and much more. While character calculators are hardly something to make a fuss about, the D3Planner has some features over and above what you would normally find in such tools which makes it stand out.

As Blizzard have pointed out in their post, it is possible to drop-drag your desired items onto your character sheet, as well as play around with different group buffs to see exactly how they affect your character. It’s incredibly simple, enough so that even a completely casual Diablo III player such as myself can put together something in no time at all.

Here’s an example of a Crusader I threw together in less than two minutes:

Crusader Build

It works like a charm, enough so that I’m already throwing together another Crusader build to see how it compares. Click the link above and try it for yourself – for all you know there may be some tiny detail you’ve overlooked in your build that could be improved.


Last Updated: April 20, 2015


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  2. Lord Chaos

    April 21, 2015 at 06:10

    Reached P269 last night and the DH build I was aiming for.

    Fun when all skills do between 20 to 100 bar damage.


  3. Hammersteyn

    April 21, 2015 at 07:28

    This will be one game I never delete of the PS4. It will always be there waiting for the day I have nothing else to play. Which at the moment wont be anytime soon


    • Lardus-Resident Perve

      April 21, 2015 at 12:02

      7 working days 😛


      • Hammersteyn

        April 21, 2015 at 12:34

        XD happy for you boet.
        I found Webjet the other day. They have the best packages Ive seen to date. Hell I can go to Thailand twice…..if ever.


  4. Admiral Chief asked for this

    April 21, 2015 at 07:32

    Matty the casual


  5. ReaperOfSquirrels

    April 21, 2015 at 08:19

    I need to get some Diablo time in… just have to re-install the game as I reloaded my PC recently.


  6. BurnZ

    April 21, 2015 at 09:40

    Always wanted this game!! Saw it was on special on black Friday or Monday or what ever the day is, at Kalahari for R499. Wanted to get it but then i thought i would just pick it up second hand as its been out for a while. haha ya right, people hold on to this game as if its the last Rolo on Earth! I WANT!! like i want the Witcher 3 (No im not jealous of the master race at all for the previous titles released from these franchises, nope not at all, well kinda. PS all the way!)


  7. Johann

    April 21, 2015 at 11:14

    Website is not working, says it’s offline


  8. Lardus-Resident Perve

    April 21, 2015 at 11:59

    Yay, the site is temporarily not available! Will give it a look see when it is up


    • Lord Chaos

      April 21, 2015 at 12:09

      It’s an ok-ish site, but you need to at least have a base idea of what you’re going for.


  9. Kevin Myers

    April 21, 2015 at 18:02

    Bookmarked the site yesterday and the d3planner site is now “temporarily unavailable”. =(


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