Update 01/30: Ladder Season 3 starts on February 16. Read the official post here.
We just received word that the Patch 2.6 PTR will start Tuesday, 24th January, at 10:00 AM PST (7:00 PM CET). The focus of this PTR is to test the 9 new Runewords that have been revealed by MacroBioBoi, Dbrunski, LuckyLuciano, and Kano. It will end 7 days later on Tuesday 31st January, at 10:00 AM PST (7:00 PM CET).
Around 2 weeks ago we already got word about the start of Ladder Season 3 which will be in mid-February. Looking at our previous resets, we can expect another Thursday (Friday night for EU and Asia) for the launch day. So we are looking at either the 16th or 23rd.
9 new Runewords have been revealed that will be available for testing during the 7 days of PTR.
New Builds and Min-Max Opportunities?
We expect Metamorphosis, Mosaic, and Hustle (Weapon) to have a large impact for a lot of builds, especially for the ultra damage min-maxers amongst you!
Required Level: 67
Werewolf strikes grant Mark for 180 seconds
Mark of the Wolf:
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
Increase Maximum Life 40%
Werebear strikes grant Mark for 180 seconds
Mark of the Bear:
+25% Attack Speed
+25% Chance of Crushing Blow
Physical Damage Received Reduced by 20%
+5 to Shape Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
+50-100% Enhanced Defense
+10 to Strength
+10 to Vitality
All Resistance +10
Cannot Be Frozen
New Early-Mid Game Gear Options
5 new Resistance Helmets become available as early as Nightmare Countess to help you and your Mercenary in your progression through more difficult content. They can also counteract the negative effects of Sunder Charms, making them a great option for the Mid-Game. The Hustle Armor gives an alternative option to stealth but the required Ko Rune might push its availability back to Hell Countess.
Maxroll D2R Team
The PTR is a great place to test out these new Runewords and give feedback. Make sure to play around with them! As always, we will update our guides when the final patch notes are announced and look forward to blasting the new Ladder with all of you!
The Maxroll D2R Team