Diablo 3 2.1.1 patch adjusts Kadala rates and pet durability

Blizzard has deployed the latest Diablo 3 patch, aimed at adding a few quality of life boosts.

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Kadala, the Horadrim Blood Shard merchant, has proven pretty good at providing services for Diablo III players throughout the game's Adventure Mode. Blizzard is now looking to make her services a little easier to use, thanks to the recent 2.1.1 patch.

The new patch will reduce the frequency that players will have to run between Kadala and the Blacksmith to salvage unwanted items. The exchange rate has also been adjusted, making her wares much more expensive. However, the Legendary drop rate has also been increased accordingly.

"The Kadala change is primarily meant to be a quality of life change for players," designer Travis Day said on the Battle.net forums. "Having to fill up your inventory and run back and forth to the blacksmith could be a mildly cumbersome experience and we wanted to improve that. All items on Kadala had their cost increased, when this was done the chance for her to give you items was also increased but by more than the cost justified. For the same number of shards as before players will now walk away with 1/3 more legendary items."

Other changes include adjustments to the socket system and enemy damage adjustment to pets. This goes along with the usual balance tweaks and bug fixes.

The patch is now available and you can find the full patch notes here. Credit to Downforce for the tip.

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    September 23, 2014 2:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Diablo 3 2.1.1 patch adjusts Kadala rates and pet durability.

    Blizzard has deployed the latest Diablo 3 patch, aimed at adding a few quality of life boosts.

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      September 23, 2014 2:37 PM

      Only QOL boost I need is a reliable connection. Everytime I load that game now it's lag lag lag and then BOOM, disconnect, usually just after finishing a rift but before I pick up my loot or at the end of a bounty run and I don't get my cache. So frustrating.

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      September 24, 2014 9:00 AM

      Watch me still lose another 20k shards trying to get a Taskers for my DH.