While Diablo 3 Season 24 has not been officially declared over just yet, I figured now might be a good time to write up a review of the season since I managed to finally get my seasonal journey done as well as completing the prestigious Feat of Strength: Ethereal Recollection. At the end, I will talk about what I would like to see for the next season (or future seasons for that matter).
I haven’t done a write up about Diablo 3 since Season 24 had started but am close to achieving the Ethereal Feat of Strength and decided to write my thoughts down on my experiences of this season as well as some impressions what is needed going forward with this game.
This is one of the last guides I’m going to do before Season 24. I probably won’t make one for the Necromancer just because I don’t have a lot of interest in one. But I have played around with the Aegis of Valor set and figured it would be good to do a write up. It is a build that will be getting nerfed in the coming patch 2.7.1 but with Ethereals, there will be a variation to make it work, which is the build I’m presenting here.
I decided to revise my original post about the Inna’s Mantra build based on my own testing on PTR. Originally, I made a statement that Ethereals would not make a difference but I have changed my mind based on what I’ve seen on PTR. On top of that there had been a post-PTR update to a few things so I wanted to include those here. Also, I’ve seen a slightly more powerful variant that will end up becoming the end game build for Inna’s for Season 24 and will make up for some deficiencies that I identified. With that in mind, I’m posting a much better formatted version that lines up with more consistency in terms of what I’ve been doing lately.
While Firebird’s Finery received a massive upgrade in the current patch 2.7.0, I will be one of the first to admit that I did not care for this build in particular. Compared to the Tal Rasha + Firebird’s Finery build on PTR prior to the damage swap, this build feels a bit awkward to get used to and on paper does not seem to make that much sense. Yet it pretty much has been one of the show stealers, if not THE show stealer for Season 23 and will be still strong in Season 24, especially with the available of Ethereals.
Of all the existing builds right now, the Gears of Dreadlands Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter build might be my favorite of all time. In being super fast, tanky, high damaging and capable of multiple scenarios, it has a versatility that’s hard to beat. With the addition of Ethereals, a few things will change but mostly in damage output. I will first talk about the basic gear without Ethereals then follow up with a few alternatives for the build once Ethereals come into play.
One of the top monk builds going into Season 24 will be the Patterns of Justice build. Based on Tempest Rush as the primary damage output, the Patterns of Justice build is a channeling one with a play style similar to Whirlwind Barbarians and Strafe Demon Hunters. It can be built for speed and high GR pushing and will remain competitive along side the revised Inna’s Mystic Ally build.
With Immortal Kings being the Barbarian version of the Haedrig’s Gift set for Season 24, I felt it would be a good time to make a post for this build.