Back at Blizzcon, Blizzard announced that players will be able to customize all 20 of their character's skills in Diablo III by applying one of five different-colored Runestones to each ability. They gave a few examples, but today they released five new skills fully customized, with video of all the different versions in action. Read on to see the many different ways you'll be able to change how the Barbarian's Whirlwind and the Monk's Sweeping Wind abilities work!
There are five runestone colors--crimson, indigo, obsidian, golden, and alabaster--which will alter skills uniquely. The different colors will generally follow a singular theme, such as crimson Runestones increasing damage dealt, and golden Runestones reducing the cooldown or cost of the skill. Enough with boring generalities--let's look at two specific examples Blizzard revealed this morning! (Visit their site for 3 more skills broken down, and full videos of all the skills in action.)
Sweeping Wind (Monk)
Of course, runestones also come in different ranks of power, not just different colors--the higher the rank, the more dramatic its effect. So you'll definitely be playing around with different combinations as you level up and find new runestones to try. Figuring out the perfect set of complimentary skills for your own arsenal will be key to conquering the higher-end dungeons.
So what do you think of the new skill effects revealed? Which class are you looking forward to playing most?