When angels have fallen, and with no one who can stop death… who will save us? Oh wait, there is someone! The Crusader will save the day! A new Nephalem to join the ranks. He will smite the new evil that corrupts the land with its very presence. His Fist of The Heavens will smite any evil caught in its path, no really it will do just that. He can summon up blessed hammers to swirl around him, wreaking havoc on any enemy caught in their path, basically smashing their faces in while either setting them on fire or shocking them with electricity. The Crusader, with his awesome “I care not” attitude to his “you’re too weak…” skills to use against the newer and harder creatures, is by far is the best Nephalem I have ever played on Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. My favorite skill set is Fist of Heavens and Heaven’s Fury. Heaven’s Fury is a holy beam of light cast down onto the ground that moves, burning every evil being caught in its path.
You will face new creatures in the expansion which are created by the Black Soulstone that a certain fallen angel steals and moves across sanctuary. I won’t say who because you’ll find out soon enough. The new creatures are fearsome, some make you wonder what had happen to the Burning Hells and the High Heavens after you (spoiler alert) killed Diablo. The worst part is that they’re angels. They’re not even the ones Diablo corrupted; they’re more free and willing to kill. An example of one of the new creatures (that isn’t an angel) is the Blood Golem. They drip red blood and eat humans to look more like them… it’s just chilling. Even the living, not safe then either, can suddenly change into the undead and attack. Wandering through Westmarch can be dangerous, so make sure to watch your back since a once friend could turn to a enemy. If you manage to kill them, however, they might just drop something shinny, just like the Treasure Goblins… bless their small and weak hearts.
On the topic of shinnies, there is a new drop/loot system in place which made finding loot much easier for both the expansion and the vanilla D3. Though if you can’t wait to find anything better from drops you can always visit the Haedrig the blacksmith! He will always help you with your equipment needs, providing you have the gold and scraps for him. I personally had Haedrig craft my stuff pretty much up till I hit level 60ish. About level 60, the drops were getting a wee bit better than the stuff I could get forged. Overall the drops are way better now and legendaries drop more frequently and are more useful (not useless shiny scraps like they were before). With the new drop system working like a charm, the only bad news is that the auction house is now closed/closing because it made trying pointless. You could just buy all the items you want for gold and didn’t need to put effort into the game all that much. You still get the shinnies anyways, so all is good! Now then, let’s see, so far we’ve covered the Crusader, new creatures, and new loot… now all that is left is spoilers!
Spoiler alert past this point! No really, I mean it!
You think defeating the evil around you was enough? You think stopping death by empowering yourself with death was enough!? Well you are wrong! Oh so very wrong, as you see….killing Malthael after he destroyed the Black Soulstone only did one thing..well several but the biggest thing is this: YOU LET ALL THE EVIL FREE! So what are you going to do about it? Simple! Go out and collect bounties on evil and claim even more loot! Of course this also sets up for the Nephalem Rifts which tests your epicness as a Nephalem… and also give loot. With the rifts and bounties come blood shards! Blood shards can be traded for random gear from Kadala, sometimes the gamble pays off with legendaries. To give length to this already pretty long game (if you do it right) they add 10 more levels for you to power your way through! Then as if those levels weren’t enough they changed the Paragon levels. now you get a choice in where you want to put your point each time you level selected from a set guide, the rework is also in the normal vanilla D3 as well.
Now I’m wondering, why did they end the campaign with all the veil freed just for the bounty system? I’m thinking they’re planning another game/expansion. I’m sure that I’m not the only fan wanting more from this epic game series that has been around for ages. Sadly, that is for blizzard to decide. Judging from their track record, I doubt we’ll be disappointed.