Diablo 3 Season 22 Patch Notes: Shades Of The Nephalem Update 2.6.10
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Diablo 3 Season 22 Patch Notes: Shades Of The Nephalem Update 2.6.10

Gemma Le Conte
17 November 2020

Find out everything you need to know about Season 22 of Diablo 3's patch notes.

UPDATE: The patch is live!

Diablo 3 Season 22 is on its way! You can read more about that here.

For now, let go over the changes coming to the game with patch notes!

You can find everything mentioned in the official blog post below.

You can read about the following topics by clicking the link:

Seasons

"The shadows, they are moving, and they seem… animated. It is as though they have a will of their own. Whatever this trickery is, perhaps you can use it to your advantage. Let’s see what the demons say when you fight side by side with your own shadow!"

Shadows of the Past: Activating a Shrine/Pylon will spawn in a shadow clone of your class. This clone will randomly have 1 out of 3 predetermined builds. This clone's power will scale with your character and will last for 1 minute or if your character dies. See below for the shadow clone variations that can spawn when activating.

Witch Doctor

Build Variation 1

  • Grasp of the Dead - Rain of Corpses
  • Piranhas - Zombie Piranhas
  • Zombie Charger - Zombie Bears
  • Corpse Spiders - Medusa Spiders
  • Locust Swarm - Diseased Swarm
  • Acid Cloud - Kiss of Death

Build Variation 2

  • Wall of Death - Fire Wall
  • Firebomb - Flash Fire
  • Acid Cloud - Acid Rain
  • Piranhas - Zombie Piranhas
  • Zombie Charger - Explosive Beast
  • Spirit Barrage - Well of Souls

Build Variation 3

  • Haunt - Poisoned Spirit 
  • Spirit Barrage - The Spirit is Willing
  • Wall of Death - Communing with Spirits
  • Piranhas - Zombie Piranhas
  • Acid Cloud - Slow Burn
  • Grasp of the dead - Unbreakable Grasp

Wizard

Build Variation 1

  • Arcane Orb - Frozen Orb
  • Frost Nova - Frozen Mist
  • Blizzard - Unrelenting Storm
  • Energy Twister - Raging Storm
  • Explosive Blast - Obliterate
  • Ray of Frost - Black Ice

Build Variation 2

  • Meteor - Molten Impact
  • Arcane Orb - Scorch
  • Explosive Blast - Short Fuse
  • Blizzard - Apocalypse
  • Wave of Force - Heat Wave
  • Disintegrate - Convergence

Build Variation 3

  • Arcane Orb - Obliteration
  • Disintegrate - Volatility
  • Wave of Force - Debilitating Force
  • Slow Time - Exhaustion
  • Energy Twister - Raging Storm
  • Meteor - Star Pact

Barbarian

Build Variation 1

  • Seismic Slam - Rumble
  • Threatening Shout - Falter
  • Avalanche - Volcano
  • Earthquake - Molten Fury
  • Wrath of The Berserker - Insanity
  • Ancient Spear - Boulder Toss

Build Variation 2

  • Battle Rage - Marauder's Rage
  • Threatening Shout - Falter
  • Wrath of The Berserker - Insanity
  • Sprint - Run Like the Wind
  • Whirlwind - Dust Devils
  • Rend - Lacerate

Build Variation 3

  • Battle Rage - Ferocity
  • Threatening Shout - Falter
  • Leap - Launch
  • Wrath of The Berserker - Insanity
  • Bash - Pulverize
  • Hammer of The Ancients - Rolling Thunder

Monk

Build Variation 1

  • Lashing Tail Kick - Sweeping Armada
  • Seven-Sided Strike - Fulminating Onslaught
  • Inner Sanctuary - Intervene
  • Epiphany - Soothing Mist
  • Breath of Heaven - Circle of Scorn
  • Wave of Light - Empowered Wave

Build Variation 2

  • Fists of Thunder - Static Charge
  • Way of the Hundred Fists - Hands of Lightning
  • Crippling Wave - Concussion
  • Seven-Sided Strike - Incinerate
  • Wave of Light - Pillar of the Ancients
  • Sweeping Wind - Cyclone

Build Variation 3

  • Exploding Palm - Essence Burn
  • Seven-Sided Strike - Sudden Assault
  • Lashing Tail Kick - Spinning Flame Kick
  • Sweeping Wind - Fire Storm
  • Wave of Light - Explosive Light
  • Epiphany - Inner Fire

Necromancer

Build Variation 1

  • Land of the Dead - Plaguelands
  • Frailty - Early Grave
  • Army of the Dead - Dead Storm
  • Corpse Explosion - Final Embrace
  • Bone Spear - Blood Spear
  • Death Nova - Blood Nova

Build Variation 2

  • Land of the Dead - Plaguelands
  • Frailty - Early Grave
  • Army of the Dead - Blighted Grasp
  • Corpse Lance - Ricochet
  • Bone Spear - Blighted Marrow
  • Death Nova - Blight

Build Variation 3

  • Land of the Dead - Plaguelands
  • Frailty - Early Grave
  • Corpse Lance - Blood Lance
  • Bone Spear - Shatter
  • Death Nova - Bone Nova

Demon Hunter

Build Variation 1

  • Marked for Death - Valley of Death
  • Caltrops - Jagged Spikes
  • Fan of Knives - Assassin's Knives
  • Chakram - Twin Chakrams
  • Vengeance - Side Cannons
  • Impale - Ricochet

Build Variation 2

  • Marked for Death - Valley of Death
  • Rain Of Vengeance - Dark Cloud
  • Cluster Arrow - Shooting Stars
  • Multishot - Arsenal
  • Vengeance - Personal Mortar
  • Elemental Arrow - Immolation Arrow

Build Variation 3

  • Marked for Death - Valley of Death
  • Rain Of Vengeance - Shade
  • Cluster Arrow - Maelstrom
  • Impale - Overpenetration
  • Chakram - Serpentine
  • Elemental Arrow - Frost Arrow

​Crusader

Build Variation 1

  • Akarat's Champion - Fire Starter
  • Falling Sword - Superheated
  • Sweep Attack - Blazing Sweep
  • Consecration - Shattered Ground
  • Bombardment - Annihilate
  • Condemn - Reciprocate

Build Variation 2

  • Akarat's Champion - Hasteful
  • Iron Skin - Flash
  • Blessed Shield - Shattering Throw
  • Consecration - Bathed in Light
  • Blessed Hammer - Limitless
  • Condemn - Unleashed

Build Variation 3

  • Akarat's Champion - Rally
  • Falling Sword - Rapid Descent
  • Heaven's Fury - Split Fury
  • Fist of the Heavens - Retribution
  • Iron Skin - Explosive Skin
  • Condemn - Shattering Explosion

Kanai’s Cube: Kanai’s Cube will have a fourth slot this season. This fourth slot will have the choices of the first 3 slots but will not stack with any of them. The intent is to provide players with creative flexibility to their character builds.

Items

General

  • Haedrig’s Gifts now grants all class sets and we have a new rotation schedule. This upcoming season, depending on which class you choose, Haedrig’s Gifts will reward you with Horde of the Ninety Savages, Aegis of Valor, Gears of Dreadlands, Patterns of Justice, Masquerade of the Burning Carnival, Mundunugu’s Regalia, or Typhon’s Veil.
  • Stone Gauntlets now drops for all classes.
  • Paragon Bonus Gold Find has been changed to Gold Pickup Radius at 0.1 per point.

Item Changes

  • New Item* Gelmindor’s Marrow Guards: Bone Spear cast from Simulacrums deal 300-400% increased damage.
  • Ivory Tower: Rapid multiple blocks will now scale the damage for Fires of Heaven, up to a maximum of 2.5 times damage.
  • Mantle of Channeling: Removed the 1-second start up before the power takes effect.
  • The Twisted Sword: The Twisted Sword: Energy Twister damage is increased by 125-150% for each Energy Twister you have out up to a maximum of 5. The Raging Storm rune is automatically applied to Energy Twister and allows the tornado to merge with 3 additional Energy Twisters. 
  • Etched Sigil: While channeling Arcane Torrent, Disintegrate, or Ray of Frost, the damage of your Energy Twister is increased by 200-250%, and you also cast Energy Twister every second.
  • Fragment of Destiny: Your Signature Spells attack 50% faster and deal triple damage. You gain a Spectral buff whenever you land an attack with a Signature Spell. Hydras deal 25-30% increased damage for each Spectral stack. Max 10 stacks.
  • Valthek's Rebuke: Energy Twister now travels in a straight path and deals 300-400% increased damage.
  • Winter Flurry: Enemies killed by Cold damage have a 25% chance to release a Frost Nova. Your Hydra deals 125-150% increased damage to enemies in a Blizzard.
  • Wizardspike: Performing an attack has a 25% chance to hurl a Frozen Orb. Arcane Orb deals 300-350% increased damage.
  • Delsere's Magnum Opus: 6-piece bonus increased from 8500% to 12500%.
  • The Typhon's Veil: 6-piece bonus increased from 1300% to 2000%.
  • Norvald's Fervor: Increased 2-piece bonus damage from 100% to 400%
  • Armor of Akkhan: Increased 6-piece bonus damage from 1500% to 2000%
  • Roland's Legacy: Increased 4-piece bonus damage from 13,000% to 17,500%
  • Seeker of the Light: Increased 6-piece Blessed Hammer bonus damage from 12,000% to 15,000%
  • Belt of the Trove: Every 4 seconds, call down Bombardment on a random nearby enemy. Bombardment deals 400-500% increased damage.
  • Mortal Drama: Double the number of Bombardment impacts. Bombardement deals 400-500% increased damage.
  • Thorns of The Invoker: 2-Piece bonus decreased from 350% to 90% and has a cap of 10 stacks. 6-piece bonus increased from 15,000% to 67,500% and increased attack speed bonus from 50% to 100%.
  • Manajuma's Way: Angry Chicken explosion damage increased from 400% to 2000%. Manajuma's Way now includes a third legendary affix, which allows angry chicken to spawn a chicken that seeks enemies every second that deals 25% of the angry chicken's explosion damage. 
  • New Item* Ursua's Trodden Effigy: New Witch Doctor Legendary Mojo. Zombie Charger deals 100-150% increased damage. The Zombie Bears rune now summons 8 bears that travel farther.
  • Spirit of Arachyr: Increased 6-piece bonus damage from 9000% to 17,500%.
  • Helltooth Harness: Increased 6-piece bonus damage from 9000% to 17,500%.
  • Scrimshaw: Reduces the Mana cost of Zombie Charger by 75% and increases its damage by 6-7 times.
  • Inna's Mantra: Increased 6-piece bonus damage from 750% to 950%.
  • Shenlong's Spirit: Damage bonus increased from 200% to 350%.
  • Uliana's Strategem Set: Now has 77% damage reduction for 7 seconds after applying Exploding Palm.
  • Gungdo Gear: Exploding Palm's on-death explosion applies Exploding Palm. Exploding Palm's damage is increased by 75-100%.
  • Blade of the Tribes: War Cry and Threatening Shout cause an Avalanche and Earthquake. Avalanche and Earthquake both deal 600-800% increased damage. Consolidated Blade of the Tribes Earthquake affix into the new legendary affix so that it's no longer two affixes that buff Earthquake. 

Bug Fixes And Misc Updates

  • Updated game client to allow in-game entry of passwords longer than 16 characters.
  • Fixed an issue with PC Win32 (32-bit) and macOS clients crashing.
  • Fixed Wizardspike to more properly proc Frozen Orb.
  • Simulacrums casting Grim Scythe with Haunted Visions no longer gain double benefit from Trag’Ouls Corroded Fang.
  • Blessed Hammer will now destroy itself after hitting 63 targets.
  • Fixed legacy items stacking with the new items: Gundo Gear, Blade of the Tribes, Scrimshaw, Belt of the Trove, Mortal Drama, Winter Flurry, Wizardspike, Etched Sigil, and Fragment of Destiny.
  • Fixed Necromancer's pets doing extra damage to cursed enemies from a bug caused by the original fix for Haunted Visions + Trag'Ouls Corroded Fang.
  • Fixed an issue with Trag'oul's Corroded Fang not properly applying the correct bonuses to pets. 

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