'Diablo III' patch 1.0.5 gets noted

Blizzard have released the patch notes for the upcoming 1.0.5 Diablo III update, including getting rid of the Trail of Cinders glitch.

Check out the patch notes below:


- Resplendent Chests will now operate similarly to Elite packs in Inferno difficulty:
A) When players open a Resplendent Chest, they will receive a reward based on how many Nephalem Valor stacks they have active at the time
B) Opening a Resplendent Chest will grant one stack of Nephalem Valor

- Major in-game events will now grant one stack of Nephalem Valor when completed by a level 60 character in Inferno difficulty
A) If completed in a multiplayer game, all eligible characters in the party will receive the buff regardless of whether they participated in the event or were close to the event's location

- Major in-game events in Inferno difficulty that involve a special chest or Unique monster (ex: ) will now also drop additional loot for every stack of Nephalem Valor a player has active at the time of the event’s completion
A) Several events have had Unique monsters added to them for this purpose

- Experience Shrines can now appear in Inferno difficulty
- Two new shrines have been added to all difficulty levels:
A) Empowered Shrine – Increased resource regeneration and reduced cooldowns
B) Fleeting Shrine – Increased movement speed and pickup radius

- Followers, pets, and summoned creatures will no longer attack enemies that are in an idle state unless the player is within 10 yards of the enemy
- The reduction of snare effects against Elite monsters has been reduced (in the player’s favor):
A) Normal: 20% to 0%
B) Nightmare: 30% to 15%
C) Hell: 40% to 25%
D) Inferno: 40% to 25%

- Crowd control effects will now be affected by diminishing returns. To learn more about how diminishing returns will work in Diablo III (and why these changes are an overall buff to player CC)

Auction House

- Search parameters will now save when switching between the gold and real-money auction house
- An additional sortable column has been added to the results window
A) This column will have a drop-down box populated with each of the Preferred Stats that players indicated for their search (only one Preferred Stat can be selected at a time)

- The Preferred Stat list is now sorted alphabetically
- A button has been added to allow players to quickly reset Preferred Stat filters to "None"
- Players can now search for +Damage on off-hand items
- When searching for items to purchase, an option to "autofill" stats based on what the player is currently wearing has been added
- Similarly, when selling an item, a "Find Similar" button has been added to allow players to quickly search for items currently up for auction that have similar stats

Bug Fixes

- When claiming stackable items from the auction house, the claimed items will always attempt to fill out partial stacks completely before falling back to using an open slot in your inventory
- The color-coding for the "Quality" drop-down menu for Pages & Recipes has been updated to match the color-coding for all other categories
- Fixed a bug that was causing the minimum value for the Spirit Regen affix to not filter items correctly

- The "Friend of Friend" feature for finding and adding Real ID friends is now available for Diablo III
- A new item delivery system has been added that will allow Blizzard to send items directly to players (you may see us testing this feature over the course of the PTR)

- An Achievement button has been added to the in-game hotbar
- Players can now link Achievements in chat

- Players can now customize their banner in-game while in town
- Each banner reward type now has sub-categories organized by the content they were rewarded from (Hardcore, Crafting, Challenges, etc.)
- New unlocked banner rewards are now highlighted so they can be found more easily

- Players can now change font color (per channel) and size
- Clicking on items linked in chat will now provide a comparison tooltip based on what you are currently wearing
- Several additional improvements have been made to in-game chat to increase usability


- Azmodan should no longer be able to cast Flame Meteors or continue channeling his Laser attack while stunned


- Defensive bonuses provided by certain class skills have been reduced. To learn more about these changes and why they were made

- Battle Rage: Duration increased from 30 seconds to 120 seconds
- Hammer of the Ancients:
A) Increased Critical Hit chance is now based on the amount of Fury the player has when Hammer of the Ancients is activated:
B) For every 5 Fury a player has, Hammer of the Ancients has a 1% increased Critical Hit chance
C) Skill Rune – Smash
- The radius of Smash has been slightly increased to help resolve an issue that caused Hammer of the Ancients to occasionally miss targets immediately in front of the player
D) Skill Rune – The Devil's Anvil
- Movement speed reduction increased from 60% to 80%

You can read the rest of the patch notes here.