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Patch 2.5.0 PTR February 14 Update

by - 7 months ago

The PTR for Patch 2.5.0 is still going strong and on this day of love, there is a new update to throw your adoration at. Below, you will find the latest updates to test with the marquee one being the overhaul to Primal Ancients that we touched on yesterday.

Primal Ancient Items

  • Legendary and Set items will now have a chance to roll as Primal Ancient
  • These items are much more rare than Ancient items and have perfect Ancient-level stats on all affixes, including the item’s Legendary Power
    • Note: Primal Ancients will only begin dropping after a character on the player’s account has reached Greater Rift 70 Solo
      • There are separate unlocks for normal and Hardcore characters, as well as Seasonal and non-Seasonal characters
    • The stats on these items will be tailored to the character class you are playing when the item first drops
  • Primal Ancient items salvage into 15 Forgotten Souls

When first introduced, the community had very strong and split opinions over these, which the development team took into account for this latest iteration. Please continue to leave feedback as we move closer towards finalizing Patch 2.5.0. The rest of the changes particular to this patch have been isolated and marked in red below:

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment (Official Post)

CLASSES

  • Bug Fixes
    • Demon Hunter
      • Impale – Ricochet
        • Fixed a bug where the second bounce granted by this rune would sometimes fail if enemies were packed tightly together.

ADVENTURE MODE

  • General
    • Primal Ancient Items
      • Legendary and Set items will now have a chance to roll as Primal Ancient
      • These items are much more rare than Ancient items and have perfect Ancient-level stats on all affixes, including the item’s Legendary Power
        • Note: Primal Ancients will only begin dropping after a character on the player’s account has reached Greater Rift 70 Solo
          • There are separate unlocks for normal and Hardcore characters, as well as Seasonal and non-Seasonal characters
        • The stats on these items will be tailored to the character class you are playing when the item first drops
      • Primal Ancient items salvage into 15 Forgotten Souls
    • Ancient Items
      • Now salvage into 3 Forgotten Souls
  • Class Specific Items
    • Some existing class-specific Legendary items have been updated to include a unique Legendary power
    • Note: Existing items will not be affected by the following changes. Only new versions of the items will roll with the added Legendary power
      • Demon Hunter
        • Holy Point Shot
          • Impale throws two additional knives
            • Note: Each enemy can only be hit once per skill use
              • Note: This change is still being tested and evaluated
  • Bug Fixes
    • The Legacy of Raekor
      • Fixed a bug where the 6 piece bonus of this set would not buff Earthquake damage
    • Greater Rifts
      • Additionally, several quality of life changes have been made
        • The frequency of several tilesets in Greater Rifts has been adjusted
          • Caves, Keep Depths and Zoltun Kulle’s Archives will appear less often
          • Stinging Winds, Festering Woods, Pandemonium, Tristram Cathedreal, Arreat Crater and Realm of the Banished will appear more often
        • The Flooded Causeway and Westmarch locations will no longer appear on the first floor of Greater Rifts
        • The number of Spear Throwing Goatmen and Skeleton Archers that appear in Greater Rifts has been reduced in certain enemy populations
      • Bug Fixes
        • Fixed an issue that caused a specific enemy population of Triune Cultists in Greater Rifts to spawn the wrong ratio of minions


Stephen Stewart

Leviathan is a top-tier Hardcore player, with several Top 10 Leaderboard finishes during Seasons and also many high rankings and server-firsts for various Conquests. His favorite class is the Crusader and you can catch his stream at https://www.twitch.tv/leviathan111!