Over the past few weeks Blizzard have been steadily releasing further
information and images of the new characters in Diablo 3. We have been
working hard to give you all the information you need the moment its
The latest to be released is the new Male Wizard. Dressed in a fine
red satin outfit and awesome plate armour he is definitely going to be
a popular choice of character.
Check out all the characters, their skills and abilities, and images of each
male and female version in our characters section.
A New Evil Descends Over The World Of Sanctuary
Twenty years have passed since we first saw the demonic lords, Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal, try to take over the World of Sanctuary. Bent on a violent and murderous rampage taking humans to the brink of survival. For those who battled these Evils, the pain and memory of these events fades very slowly.
Now Deckard Cain returns to the ruins of Tristram Cathedral. He's searching for clues to defeat a new evil. Fallen from the heavens is a fiery harbinger of evil, hitting the ground at the exact same spot where Diablo once entered the World of Sanctuary. The fire from the heavens awakens all the ancient evils, and calls the heroes of the World of Sanctuary to once again defend the mortal world against the increasing powers of these Evil Burning Hells.
Diablo 3 Sanctuary Map
Make sure you know your way around the world, you don't want to get lost! Learn about each area in detail in our section dedicated to the D3 Santcuary, our speciality.
Blizzard have released a New Monk Trailer
New Diablo 3 Monk Trailer Video
Have you seen the new Monk in action? Blizzard have just
released a new trailer video which we are confident you will
love. Check out our Diablo 3 monk page to watch this
new movie clip.The trailer is just over 60mb in size and
will take a few seconds to begin playing
The last weeks of autumn had settled upon Ivgorod, and the first breath of winter had crept into the air. As night fell and the sun dipped below the horizon, I was all too grateful to take refuge in a tavern. As I entered, I noted a certain tension in the room. Despite the hour, it was not busy, with only scattered, small groups huddled at the tables around the edges of the room. The benches at the centre of the room were empty except for one man.
The man seemed ignorant of the cold. He was dressed like a beggar, wearing little more than an orange sheet wound around his body, leaving half of his chest exposed. A garland of large wooden beads hung around his thick neck. His head was completely shaved, with the exception of a wild bushy beard. Then, recognition struck me: upon his forehead he had a tattoo of two red dots, one larger than the other. As any informed student of the peoples and cultures of this world must also realize, this man was one of the monks of Ivgorod, the secretive and reclusive holy warriors of the country.
I had heard countless fantastic stories about the monks, tales that were surely the beneficiary of significant embellishment. The monks’ skin, the accounts said, was as hard as iron, impenetrable by the blade of any sword or by the point of any arrow, and their fists could break stone as easily as you or I would snap a twig. Though the unassuming man before me seemed miles away from what I had heard and read of the monks, I approached cautiously, sliding down onto the bench across from him, eager to take his measure. He beckoned me forward with a small wave of his hand.
"Ah, a soul brave enough to sit with me. Come, friend."
Food was placed before me, but I had little hunger for it, focusing instead on recording the details of the monk's life. He told me of his belief in the existence of a thousand and one gods, gods he believed could be found in all things: the fire in the hearth, the water in the river and the air that we breathed. Pretty enough for a story, perhaps. But any reasoned individual must surely, as I did, scoff at such a view of the world as little more than superstition. He went on to describe his intense mental and physical training, his unending quest to hone his mind and body into an instrument of divine justice. Though I do wonder for what need his thousand gods would require a mortal man to implement their will. When I asked him why he did not carry a sword or, indeed, any weapon at all, he simply replied, "My body is my weapon." Then raising his hand and tapping his forehead, he added, "As is my mind."
Most unexpectedly, I would be treated to a display of this mastery.
A group of men approached our table, knocking my book to the floor and shoving me out of the way, producing knives and other weapons as they advanced. They were focused only on the solitary figure of the monk seated across from me. I scrabbled beneath the table, having an inkling of what was to come. I watched as at some unseen signal, they attacked.
Without rising from his seat, the monk met the first man's lunging slash, grabbing his wrist and tossing him carelessly over his shoulder, throwing him into a table with a loud crash. The suddenness of the monk's attack momentarily stunned the men, and as they stood there, he rose.
That was when chaos broke out.
The monk was a fluid mass of restrained energy, meeting every attack with hardly a moment's distress. He fought with hands and feet in a way I had never seen before. In my days, I have witnessed my share of drunken bar brawls, but this was something else altogether. The sound of bones crunching with each of his strikes mixed with something I could not quite believe: the monk was laughing as he fought. One by one, he dispatched his foes until only one remained.
That one picked up a chair and hurled it toward the monk. The monk swung his arm forward and struck the incoming projectile, meeting the solid oak of the chair with his closed fist. The wood broke apart, splinters filling the air as the shattered pieces of the stool fell harmlessly to the ground around him.
"You don't fool me, demon," the monk spat. He pulled his arms back to his sides, then extended his hands before him and began to chant. A nimbus of white light appeared around his head, growing larger and more intense until it completely encompassed the monk’s body. He roared, and the light blew outward. As it washed over the other man, his skin peeled away, revealing a red-skinned demon beneath and threw the creature through the front doors of the tavern.
The monk hurtled forward, but his individual movements were too fast for my eyes to track. It seemed as though there were seven of him raining blows upon the demon from every side. Staggered, the demon stumbled. The monk grabbed the demon by the neck, grinning as he pulled his free arm back, crackling energy glowing on his open hand. He shoved his palm forward, and when it struck the demon, its body exploded: muscle, skin and bones tore apart, and the smell of burning flesh filled the air.
I would not have believed it if I had not seen it with my own two eyes. It seems the stories of these peerless warriors might not have been as exaggerated as I first thought.
pSkill - Crippling Wave
In this attack, the Monk waves his staff to make a blue wave which then travels and deals damage to your enemies. Most monks will use this attack because of its speed and damage ability. This attack is ideal for one enemy at a time, but can be affective on up to 3 enemies at a time. This attack would be very good against bosses or other “hard” enemies’.
Posted by: Madman
Skill - Impenetrable Defence
This attack is simply the best for any Monk. Any attack directed at you will be returned to the attacker and protects you from damage. All Monks will want this attack for this sole reason. This attack is basically a bubble and then the monk uses his staff to throw the attack back to the enemy doing the damage to them instead. Many people will be Monks because of this one attack.
Posted by: tyownerer
Skill - Exploding Palm
Spinning around, this attack causes a great deal of damage to your enemies. This attack can be used in quick succession and is very effective against large groups. Bosses and other strong enemies’ will feel the effect of this ability.
Posted by: Legomancer
Skill - Seven Sided Strike
Seven Sided Strike
Set this attack in motion, and a series of strikes will fly in and hit your enemies from multiple directions causing a great deal of damage. When coupled with an Exploding Palm you’ll easily kill off large groups of attackers very easily.
Posted by: Te-
Skill - Way of the Hundred Fists
Way of the Hundred Fists
This attack uses a lot of manor, but can be used in quick succession and caused a lot of damage. This attack is a 3 stage attack and is most effective against large, closely grouped together attackes