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Diablo 3 Season 27 Class Balance And Set Changes

All the class balance changes and adjustments to specific sets in Diablo 3 Season 27.
Diablo 3 Season 27 Class Balance And Set Changes

Diablo 3 Season 27, entitled Light's Calling, is one of the most exciting seasons ever, ushering in Sanctified Powers for all classes. As is tradition, there are also some class balance changes and adjustments to set items for Diablo 3 Season 27.

This article outlines all the Diablo 3 Season 27 class balance changes and set item adjustments that players need to know about when it releases on 26th August 2022.

Diablo 3 Season 27 Class Balance & Set Item Changes

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Diablo 3 Season 27 features a tonne of balance changes to class-specific set items. (Picture: Blizzard)

There are a plethora of class-specific set item changes affecting class balance in Diablo 3 Season 27.

Changes to set items in Diablo 3 can greatly affect endgame builds and the rift meta. Simply put, if a class-specific set is changed, that class technically receives balance changes as well.

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Learn about the balance changes before Diablo 3 Season 27 releases on 26th August 2022. (Picture: Blizzard)

With this in mind, let's go into all the classes and set item balance changes in Diablo 3 Season 27 as per the official patch notes.

Diablo 3 S27 Crusader Changes:

  • Armor of Akkhan (2-piece bonus): Judgment has no cooldown and gains the effect of every rune.
  • Armor of Akkhan (4-piece bonus): Attacks from Phalanx Avatars reduce the cooldown of Akarat's Champion by 0.5 seconds, and also apply Condemn when attacking enemies that is affected by Judgment.
    • Fixed a typo in the Armor of Akkhan 4-piece bonus.
    • Fixed a bug that allowed any attack to proc the 4-piece bonus to reduce the cooldown of Akarat's Champion.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the damage bonus of Akkhan's 6-piece to sometimes not work with Phalanx Avatars.
    • Updated the visual effect of Phalanx Avatars proccing Condemn to reduce visual clutter.
    • Updated the AI of Phalanx Avatars to prioritize targets around the player.
    • “Increases Phalanx Damage” affixes and the Enforcer Legendary Gem can now benefit Phalanx Condemns.
  • Eternal Union: Increases the duration of summoned Phalanx Bowmen and Bodyguard indefinitely.

Diablo 3 S27 Necromancer Changes:

  • Trag'Oul's Avatar (2-piece bonus): Blood Rush and Siphon Blood gains the effect of every rune. Your Life-spending abilities no longer cost Essence.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the Siphon Blood - Power Shift rune damage bonus to be multiplicative.
  • Trag'Oul's Avatar (4-piece bonus): While at full Life, your healing from skills is added to your maximum Life for 45 seconds, up to 300% more.
  • Trag'Oul's Avatar (6-piece bonus): Your Life-spending abilities deal 10,000% increased damage and your healing from skills is increased by 100%.
  • Iron Rose: Attacking with Siphon Blood has a 100% chance to cast a free Blood Nova. After cumulatively losing 10% of your maximum Life, your Death Nova deals 40% increased damage for 60 seconds. This effect stacks up to 10 times.
  • Bloodtide Blade: Death Nova deals 300-400% increased damage for every enemy within 25 yards, up to 25 enemies.
  • Funerary Pick: Siphon Blood drains blood from 2 additional targets. Each target takes 250-300% increased damage from you unless there is only 1 target, then it gains double the increased damage. The bonus from Siphon Blood - Power shift is now 20% per stack and benefits all skills.
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The Necromancer's Trag'Oul's Avatar set has seen changes across the board. (Picture: Blizzard)

Diablo 3 S27 Wizard Changes:

  • Delsere's Magnum Opus (2-piece bonus): Casting Arcane Orb, Energy Twister, Magic Missile, Shock Pulse, Spectral Blade, Electrocute, or Arcane Torrent also casts Slow Time at them. This effect will not trigger if the target is already inside a Slow Time bubble. The cooldown of Teleport will reset while you're inside bubbles generated from this set or cast by you.
  • Delsere's Magnum Opus (4-piece bonus): You take 75% reduced damage while you have a Slow Time active. Allies inside your Slow Time gain half benefit.
  • Delsere's Magnum Opus (6-piece bonus): Enemies affected by your Slow Time and for 5 seconds after exiting take 12,500% increased damage from your Arcane Orb, Energy Twister, Magic Missile, Shock Pulse, Spectral Blade, Electrocute, and Arcane Torrent abilities.
  • Crown of the Primus: Slow Time gains the effect of every rune except Point of No Return and permanently follows you.
  • Tal Rasha's Elements (2-piece bonus): Damaging enemies with Arcane, Cold, Fire or Lightning will grant immunity to that element and cause a Meteor of the same damage type to fall from the sky. The same meteor cannot happen twice in a row.
  • Tal Rasha's Elements (4-piece bonus): Arcane, Cold, Fire, and Lightning attacks each increase all of your resistances by 50% for 8 seconds.
  • The Smoldering Core: Lesser enemies are now lured to your Meteor impact areas. Meteors deals 40-50% increased damage on consecutive hits to the same target. This stacks up to 10 times.
    • Fixed a typo in The Smoldering Core's tooltip.
  • Mirror Ball: Magic Missile fires 2 extra missiles and deals 400-500% increased damage.
  • Mempo of Twilight: Meteor Shower rune is now applied to all casted Meteors and deals 300–400% increased damage.

Diablo 3 S27 Monk Changes:

  • Inna's Mantra (6-piece bonus): Gain the passive abilities of the five runed Mystic Allies at all times. Attacking enemies creates your chosen Mystic Ally that lasts 15 seconds, up to 10 Mystic Allys. The damage of your Mystic Allies is increased by 900% for each Mystic Ally you have out.
  • Bindings of the Lesser Gods: Enemies hit by your Cyclone Strike take 150-200% increased damage from your Mystic Ally for 5 seconds. Split Fire Allies gain 3 times this bonus.

Diablo 3 S27 Demon Hunter Changes:

  • Strafe: Updated base skill to allow any equipped weapon, rather than requiring a Bow.

While you wait for Season 27 of Diablo 3 to drop, why not check out our video below discussing where Diablo Immortal fits into the franchise's timeline?

So there you have it, all the class and set balance changes for Diablo 3 Season 27 that Nephalem should know about before its release.

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