Diablo III's new patch adds 'Paragon' System

-Marcus Lawrence

Chances are, many players have already maxed out their character in Diablo III. Well get ready to gain more levels when the next patch comes out. The next Diablo III patch will add the ‘Paragon’ system, which is a mechanic that rewards the players with stat bonuses and even some extra Magic Find (a stat that increases the chances of enemies dropping better items).

So once you hit level 60 with your character, you will be able to gain 100 more levels. This new patch will probably cause gamers to jump back onto Diablo III. Here’s a better explanation straight from Blizzard’s blog:

  • After you hit level 60, any further experience you earn from killing monsters will begin to count toward Paragon levels
  • There are 100 Paragon levels
  • 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
  • In addition, a distinctive increasingly-impressive border will surround your character portrait in the in-game party frame to denote your Paragon progression, with a new frame earned after every ten levels. Your Paragon level will also be visible to other players wherever your normal level is shown.

We know that a lot of you out there are level 60 — maybe on multiple characters — and this system provides a way to make progress every time you log in to the game.

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 level 99 character in Diablo II.