Diablo 3’s update 2.7.3 is now available on live servers. This gives all players an opportunity to see what season 26 has to offer when it launches in April 15. The patch notes give a glimpse at the theme and upcoming balance changes.

The Echoing Nightmare activity will be the main focus of Season26’s Update 2.7.3. This optional challenge, which is a first in terms of seasonal themes, aims to spice things up by having players fight within Nephalem’s memories who died in a Greater Rift.

Diablo 3 Season 26 Update 2.7.3. Patch Notes

Below are details about Season 26’s Echoing Nightmare and the first item changes. There’s also more information that will be added to the PTR in Diablo 3’s 2.7.3 Update. These details were provided by Blizzard in their patch notes.


The Echoing Nightmare is an optional, rewarding challenge that ends the season. Players fight in the memory of Nephalem who were killed in a Greater Rift. Today’s Nephalem must hold their ground until they are either defeated or overwhelmed. To gain access to the Echoing Nightmare, players must collect a Petrified Scream form defeated Greater Rift Guardians. A Petrified Scream can be transmuted in Kanai’s Cube to summon a portal into which players can go to confront the Nephalem’s horrors.

Season Details:

    • Only seasonal characters can access the Echoing Nightmare and Petrified Screams.
    • In multiplayer games, only one player can transmute a Petrified Scream into an Echoing Nightmare.
    • A multiplayer game is similar to a boss encounter. All players must accept an invitation to enter.
    • The difficulty of an Echoing Nightmare encounter increases as the players progress through it. By defeating monsters quickly, players can move faster.
    • When players complete an Echoing Nightmare, they receive EXP, Legendary Items and Blood Shards as well as Gems and a Whisper of Atonement, a Legendary Gem.
    • The Whisper Of Atonement is a Legendary gem that can only be used to Augment Ancient Legendary Items. It is pre-ranked according to the player’s performance during the Echoing Nightmare.
    • Echoing Nightmare now has rare monsters.
    • Meteors are now falling from the sky.
    • Now, Hellish Machinations appear and spawn streams of Exploding Astronauts.
    • Rift Guardians are now available.
    • Increased frequency with which monsters are spawned.
    • To better reflect the effect area, we have updated the Shadow Clone explosion
    • The exit timer was increased to 60 seconds.
    • Based on the Tier achieved, the Whisper of Atonement may drop to 125.
    • Echoing Nightmares Monsters cannot be Frozen or Stunned, Rooted, Knocked Back, or Frozen.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Conduit Shrines not to do as much damage as intended.

Latest Updates (Post-PTR).

    • The Echoing Nightmares monsters are no longer able to drop gold, items, or health globes.
    • To make Exploding Lunatics more deadly, we adjusted the damage caused by Meteors and Lunatics to be more fatal.
    • To be Physical, adjust Meteor and Fallen Lunatic Molten Damage.
    • The difficulty of Tiers 100+ has been adjusted.
    • The Shield Pylon was replaced by a Speed Pylon.
    • Adjusted Echoing Nightmares EXP reward to align with Greater Rift rewards
    • The closing timer for Echoing Nightmare was reduced to 30 seconds
    • Keep Echoing Nightmares’ opening in lower-level games from reaching level 70
  • The drop rate for Petrified Screams has been adjusted by Greater Rift Guardians.

Greater Rift Updates

We wanted to make Greater Rift more enjoyable by making balance changes, quality of life improvements and listening to community feedback. We looked at all the maps and monsters in Greater Rifts. We also reworked the probability of them appearing to ensure that players have more time enjoying the content they love. We have less spaghetti and more chickens.

Orek’s Dream: Greater Rifts may have a small chance of rolling as Orek’s Dream. These dreamlike rifts can be found with a carefully curated list map and monster compositions.

    • 3 new maps were added, 2 removed from the Greater Rift pool.
      • Added: Fields of Misery and Desolate Sands, Briarthorn Cemetery
      • Removed: Hidden Aqueducts and Sewers of Caldeum
    • The probability of Greater Rift maps was adjusted.
    • The probability of creating monster groups has been increased.
    • These monsters are now more likely to give you greater progression and higher levels of EXP in Greater Rifts.
      • Blazing Guardians
      • Smoldering Guardians
      • Frost Guardian
      • Noxious Guardian
      • Shock Guardian
      • Blood Clan Spearman
      • Dark Moon Clan Impaler
      • Moon Clan Impaler
      • Blood Clan Impaler
      • Ice Clan Impaler
      • Hell Witch
      • Vile Temptress
    • Orek can be spoken to by players to close an active Greater Rift. This option is only available in single-player games.
    • Some monsters from Greater Rifts further increased their progression.
    • Also, Fallen Shaman and Fallen Conjurer increased the progress granted to Fallen Prophet, Fallen Prophet, Fallen Firemage, Fallen Prophet, Fallen Prophet, and Fallen Shaman.
    • You will see updated visual effects when you enter an Orek’s dream.
  • The Orek’s Dream Vignette has been updated to make it more pronounced.



    • Legacy of Raekor (4-piece bonus): Furious Charge has the ability to affect every rune and deal 1000% more damage. Your Ancient Spear’s damage is 2% more for every 1% of your Life that you lose.
    • Legacy of Raekor (6-piece bonus): Hit enemies with Furious Charge and Weapon Throw to increase the damage of your next Ancient Spear’s attack by 5500%. It also causes multiple spears to be released from its target. This effect stacks, and each spear throw can only consume 5 stacks.
    • Arreat’s Law: Weapon Throw, Ancient Spear inflict 150-200% more damage
      • Weapon Throw can generate up to 50 Fury more depending on how far the enemy has been hit. Fury generated can exceed the maximum limit by 200 Fury.
      • Ancient Spear allows you to get up to 50 Fury back depending on how far the enemy hit you and resets your Fury cap at its maximum base level.
    • The Three Hundredth Spear: This increases the damage of Weapon Throw or Ancient Spear by between 150-200%. Weapon Throw’s attack speed is now 200% faster.
  • Skular’s Salvation – Increase Ancient Spear’s damage by 150-200% The damage of your Ancient Spear – Boulder Toss is increased by 100% if it hits 5 or less enemies.

Developer’s notes: We have added Weapon Throw buffs to give players a wider range of build options when using the Legacy of Raekor set. To allow players to attain new levels of Fury, we’ve updated Arreat’s Law.

Developer’s note: To give the set its identity, we reworked Raekor’s Legacy. The team felt it was natural to combine the Barbarian’s diverse skills with Raekor’s charging fantasy.


    • Thorns of Invoker: Your Thorns are now at 67,500% their damage due to Punish or Slash.
  • Norvald’s Fervor – Gain 200% more damage when you use Steed Charge, and for 5 seconds afterwards.

Developer’s Note: Norvald’s Fervor is outperforming across multiple sets. To reduce its power, we are increasing the utility of Thorns of the Invoker.


    • All Mystic Allies that were spawned from Inna’s 6-piece bonus now have their duration renewed with every attack.
    • Mini Allies Now Have Passability: Mystic Ally and Fire Ally
    • Mystic Ally – Earth Ally
      • The speed of Earth Ally boulders has been increased. No matter how many monsters there are, boulders will always be leash to the player.
    • Missile dampening can’t slow down the Preventted Earth Ally boulders.

Developer’s note: We have made some improvements to Mystic Ally which should make it feel more fluid and less clunky.

  • Bindings to the Lesser Gods – Enemies that are hit by your Cyclone Strike take 150%-200% greater damage from your Mystic Ally for five seconds.

Developer’s note: We are happy with Inna’s Mantra Monks’ gameplay, but the Fire build is too performant, so we removed Fire Ally from Bindings for the Lesser Gods.

Diablo III, and its Reaper of Souls expansion, are available for PC, Xbox One and PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

To Top