Diablo 2 Patch 1.13c Released

by Chris Faylor, Mar 23, 2010 2:25pm PDT
Related Topics – Diablo 2, PC

Continuing to support the acclaimed action-RPG after nearly a decade, Blizzard today released the long-awaited 1.13c update for Diablo 2 (PC) and its expansion.

The update brings a host of tweaks and changes, including the ability to respec characters and improved support for windowed mode, complete with blit scaling.

Both versions of the patch--a 9.31MB one for those with plain old Diablo 2, a 5.18MB other for those with the Lord of Destruction expansion--can be found over on FileShack or acquired by connecting to in-game, with the notes below:


- Patch 1.13c


A new Mystery has been revealed!

  • Adventurers of Sanctuary are hereby warned once again, that a new challenge

    awaits you. Within Diablo's Bosses, spanning across the world from the

    ancient Monastery Catacombs to the Throne of Destruction, is where you'll

    find what you seek...

Major Bugs

  • Fixed an item dupe bug.

  • Video improvements for Intel Mac machines with OS 10.5 or greater.

  • Fixed an issue where some players could kill other players while in town


  • Fixed an issue where some players could disconnect other players when

    they had too many active states.

  • Fixed two issues where players could stack auras in an unintended way.

Minor Bugs

  • Uber Mephisto now checks for both Uber Baal and Uber Diablo to be killed

    before spawning summoned minions (Before he would only check for Uber Baal).

  • The game will no longer stop and then restart the game music after the

    window loses and then regains focus.

  • Fixed an issue where the game window would minimize when running in

    windowed mode when it lost focus.

  • Fixed an issue where the game window wouldn't center properly when it

    was created.

  • Fangskin should now properly drop loot in Hell difficulty.

  • Fixed an issue where auras were not re-applied to your mercenary after

    it was resurrected.

  • Fixed an issue where if you had two items which provided auras to

    a mercenary and you unequipped one, the aura from the remaining

    item never became active.

  • Fixed an issue where the Paladin class runeword 'Principle' wasn't

    having all of its stats applied properly.

  • Fixed an issue where the Paladin's Charge ability would become locked

    out if Holy Shield faded while charging.

  • Fixed an issue where the Barbarian's Leap ability could become locked

    out if they were hit when they started to leap.

Specific changes/improvements

  • Respecialization is now possible! Completing the 'Den of Evil' quest

    will now additionally reward 1 free respec which can be saved. Players

    who have already completed this quest should receive 1 free respec in

    Hell difficulty.

  • Increased the drop rate of high runes.

  • Support for blit scaling in windowed mode. The game can now be

    maximized to the largest 4:3 resolution supported (hooray widescreen users).

  • Some rare drop items now have an orange color. i.e. Runes and items

    required for Uber Tristam.

  • Modified the gold bank limit to be a flat cap not bound by level.

  • Removed the requirements to create a hardcore character.

  • Greatly reduced the explosion damage dealt by Fire Enchanted monsters.

  • Uber Mephisto and Uber Baal's summoned minions no longer give experience.

  • Removed Oblivion Knight's Iron Maiden curse.

  • Hellfire Torch Firestorm proc rate has been reduced to 5%.

  • Users can now toggle the display of text over the Health and Mana

    globes by clicking on the bottom area of each orb.

  • When creating a single player game, each difficulty button is now bound

    to a unique key: Normal 'R', Nightmare 'N', and Hell 'H'.

  • The 'Enter Chat' Button in the waiting room is now

    bound to the 'Enter' key.

  • Added the windows system buttons to the game window (MIN, MAX, CLOSE).

  • Added new command line parameter '-nofixaspect' which allows users to

    not fix the aspect ratio to 4:3 when maximizing in windowed mode.

    This lets the game 'stretch' to fill your monitor.

  • Added support for '-sndbkg' command line switch. This enables sound

    in background.

  • Added the following aliases for pre-existing command line options,

    '-nosound', '-window', and '-windowed'.

Revised Skill balance for Player Character classes


    • Immolation Arrow - Increased radius of Explosion effect by 33% and

      Immolation effect by 50%.

    • Immolation Arrow - Explosion effect damage increased by 20%.

    • Immolation Arrow - Increased base duration by 33%.


    • Drgon Claw - Synergy receives 4% additional damage per point of Claw Mastery.

    • Dragon Talon - The bonus to Attack Rating per point has been increased to 35.

    • Shadow Master - Increased resistance range per point from 5-80 to 5-90.

    • Combo points awarded by combo moves now last 15 seconds, up from 9.


    • Whirlwind - Reduced initial mana cost by 50%.

    • Masteries - Changed critical strike chance from 0-25 to 0-35.


    • Blessed Hammer - No longer ignores resistances of undead and demons.


    • Werebear - Damage bonus increased by 15% across all ranks.

    • Werebear - Increased health by 25% and armor by 1% per point.

    • Shockwave - Synergy from Maul adds 5% damage per point.


    • Blood Golem - Removed negative shared life effect (player no longer

      loses life when the golem takes damage).

    • Corpse Explosion - Increased base damage dealt from 60% - 100%

      to 70% - 120% of corpses health.

    • Poison Nova - Increased base damage by 15%.


    • Firewall - Synergy receives 1% damage per point of Inferno and

      4% per point of Warmth.

    • Blaze - Synergy receives 1% damage per point of Firewall

      and 4% per point of Warmth.

    • Hydra - Increased base damage by 15% per rank.

    • Hydra - Increased base speed of Hydra projectile.

    • Hydra - Reduced cooldown by 25%.


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