Wednesday 2 August 2023

Diablo 4 Patch 1.1.1: A Comprehensive Overview


Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo 4 has been a rollercoaster ride since its launch, with the game's community expressing strong opinions about the changes introduced in Patch 1.0.1. However, the development team has been listening and is set to bring a host of improvements and changes with the upcoming Patch 1.1.1. This article provides a detailed overview of what to expect from this much-anticipated update.

Patch 1.1.1 Release Date

Blizzard has announced that Patch 1.1.1 will go live on August 8, 2023. The detailed notes for Diablo 4's newest patch will become available early on August 2, 2023. The primary objective for the upcoming patch is to buff the Barbarian and Sorcerer classes, with some changes still in development and not yet final.

Class Buffs

Barbarian Buffs

Barbarians are set to regain some of their lost power in Patch 1.1.1. The changes include increased Fury gain for skills like Bash, Flay, Frenzy, Lunging Strike, and increased damage for skills like Double Swing, Rupture, and Charge. The patch also brings enhancements to the Barbarian's passives and Legendary Aspects. Unique gear like Fields of Crimson, Hellhammer, and Ramaladni’s Magnum Opus will also see damage increases and other improvements.

Sorcerer Buffs

Sorcerers are getting a complete overhaul in Patch 1.1.1 for greater survivability. Skills like Flickering Fire Bolt, Fireball, Chain Lightning, and Destructive Chain Lightning will see improvements. The patch also introduces changes to the Sorcerer's passives, Paragon Boards, and Legendary Aspects. Unique gear like Gloves of the Illuminator will also see changes.

Druid Buffs

Druids will receive a new Class Mechanic and buffs to Companion Skills in Patch 1.1.1. Skills like Earth Spike, Claw, Storm Strike, Wind Shear, Maul, Wolves, and Ravens will see improvements. The patch also introduces changes to the Druid's Legendary Aspects and Class Mechanic.

Necromancer Buffs

Necromancers seem the least affected by the early info from Patch 1.1.1. The patch introduces changes to the Necromancer's skills, Paragon, and Legendary Aspects. Unique gear like Greaves of the Empty Tomb will also see changes.

Rogue Buffs

Rogue’s primary buffs in Patch 1.1.1 relate to Skills and the application of bonus damage. Skills like Invigorating Strike, Forceful Arrow, Caltrops, Poison Trap, and Rain of Arrows will see improvements. The patch also introduces changes to the Rogue's passives, Legendary Aspects, and Unique gear.

General Changes

Along with changes to classes in Diablo 4, Patch 1.1.1 will also bring more general changes to gameplay. These include reduced damage to Druid Companions and Necromancers Minions from certain monster attacks, changes to Malignant Hearts, and changes to Unique Items.

Stash Tab Changes

Developers have confirmed that a new stash tab is coming with Patch 1.1.1. They have also revealed that Elixers will now stack to 99 in the inventory to reduce the space they take up.

EXP Gains

Another change coming to Patch 1.1.1 is an increase in EXP rewarded in Diablo 4’s endgame. Blizzard confirmed that following Patch 1.1.1, EXP will be much easier to earn beyond level 50. The number of enemies in Nightmare Dungeons is also set to be increased, making it much easier to farm and speeding up progress.

Respec Cost Reduction

Patch 1.1.1 is set to heavily reduce the cost of altering your build and changing your play style. Developers have confirmed a 40% decrease in the cost of respect.

Horse Buffs

While they forgot to bring it up in the Campfire Chat, the development team of Diablo 4 posted another major change in Patch 1.1.1 that is sure to make players happy. Game designer Joe Shely announced in a tweet that your mounts charge attack will break through barricades after the patch.

In conclusion, Patch 1.1.1 promises to bring a host of improvements and changes to Diablo 4, addressing many of the concerns raised by the game's community. As we await the full patch notes, it's clear that Blizzard is committed to enhancing the gaming experience for Diablo 4 players.