Next Diablo 3 patch brings Paragon System
100 Paragon levels to play through after reaching level 60 cap
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Aug 22, 2012 - 1:57pm EST (Aug 22, 2012 13:57)
Blizzard has announced the new Paragon system for Diablo 3.
Coming in patch 1.0.4, it is designed to address Magic Find gear-swapping while providing players who’ve reached level 60 with an extended progression system. After you hit level 60, any further experience you earn from killing monsters will begin to count toward Paragon levels - all 100 of them.
Every Paragon level will reward you with Core stats such as Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, and Vitality in amounts similar to what you’d gain from a normal level. 3% Magic Find and 3% Gold Find increase, and a distinctive increasingly-impressive border will surround your character portrait in the in-game party frame to denote your Paragon progression. Your Paragon level will also be visible to other players wherever your normal level is shown.
To support the new system, Nephalem Valor (NV) will now also provide a 15% experience bonus per stack, applicable toward Paragon levels. The first Paragon level should take about as long as it took most players to get from level 59 to 60, and the experience requirement will rise from there. The time to reach the upper Paragon levels approximates the long-term time investment required to get a level 99 character in Diablo II.
Diablo 3 was released earlier this year for PC. Read more about the game with our Diablo 3 Review.