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Diablo 3 Altar of Rites Seal Balance Changes

Take a look at the Altar of Rites balance changes in Diablo 3 as it becomes a permanent feature for Nephalem to enjoy.
Diablo 3 Altar of Rites Seal Balance Changes
Blizzard

Following Diablo 3 Season 29 Visions of Enmity, there are no big new seasonal themes. However, Rites of Sanctuary and Visions of Enmity Season themes are becoming permanent fixtures of Diablo 3 with patch 2.7.7!

That's extremely exciting for Nephalem, who prefers Diablo 3, as these are arguably the two best seasonal themes to date. With the addition of these two themes as permanent content, Blizzard had to make some balance changes to the Diablo 3 Altar of Rites Seals...

Diablo 3 AoR Seals Balance Changes Detailed

Diablo 3 alter of rites seals powers balance changes adjustments patch 2.7.7
For Diablo 3 patch 2.7.7, the devs are making balance changes to certain Altar of Rites Seals. (Picture: Blizzard)

The best Diablo 3 Altar of Rites unlock path will still work, in case you were wondering. Blizzard explains why they needed to make changes, stating:

"In addition to the desire for all of Diablo III’s systems to feel both fun and challenging, the Altar of Rites adjustments were made to maintain a sense of progression throughout playing while not coming into conflict with other features."

There is a mixture of nerfs and buffs in Diablo 3 patch 2.7.7 for Alter of Rites Seals. Not all Seals are effected, but some very popular ones to unlock first are! Check out the details from the PTR below.

  • Force - Decreased damage to +100 from +200.
  • Shadow - Decreased Missile Damage Reduction to 5% from 25%.
  • Exodus - Decreased Movement Speed (Uncapped) to +10% from +25%.
  • Command - Increased damage against Elites reduced to 5% from 15%.
  • Tenacity - Increased damage reduced to 5% from 20%.
  • Reverence - Reduces damage taken from Elites by 5%, previously 25%.
  • Numb - 25% Decreased Melee Damage Reduction to 5% from 25%.
  • Nature - Highest elemental skill damage bonus increased by 5%, previously 10%.
  • Prowess - Increased damage against Elites reduced to 5% from 20%.
  • Roar - Damage done to Bosses increased to 5% from 50%.
  • Elegance - Chance to Dodge increased by 5%, previously 15%.
  • Malice - Decreased to +5% Damage from +30% Damage.
  • Father - Power pylon has been removed from random Shrine effect.
  • Mother - Triune of Love Circle now increases damage by 50%, previously 100%.

Please note: These are PTR balance changes, and Blizzard could make adjustments before the full release of Diablo 3 patch 2.7.7.

We are, of course, excited to see both the Rites of Sanctuary and Visions of Enmity Season themes become a permanent part of Diablo 3 following patch 2.7.7 and beyond, and we're already thinking about powerful combos to use!