Today Blizzard released the skill calculators for Diablo 3 where the first thing you’ll notice, if you’re familiar with D2, is that it’s not a skill tree system. There are however still three groupings of skill types for each class, with a total of 20-25 skills per class.
The new system gives players six skill slots, two from the start then more as you level up, each with a rune slot to enhance that particular skill. There are a total of 5 runes types to choose from, with every rune being custom towards that particular skill, so it’s not just 5 runes total.
Passive skills have also been separated out, allowing player to choose 3 of 12 passive skills, with all passive skills being custom tailored for whatever class you selected.
One other thing you’ll notice is that the skill calculators only go to level 30, but Blizzard announced the cap would be 60, so I’m wondering what happens after 30. Are these not the final skill calculators? Do only attributes continue to increase after 30? I hope not, one of my favorite things about D2 was your skills constantly increased all the way up to level 99.