As a hack’n slay, Diablo 4 also relies on a motivating loot system in addition to classes and skills – at least that’s the great hope before the start of the open beta. Ever fancier and better items should pull us into the dungeons of Sanctuary. So that you know directly what to expect from the items, we have summarized the most important information about them here. (via blizzard)
You can create these items in Diablo 4
As usual, your equipment consists of armor parts, weapons and accessories with effects:
- chest protector
- one-handed weapons
- two-handed weapons
You then use the items in the appropriate slots on your character. Head, hands, feet and so on – although we have fewer gear slots in Diablo 4 than we had in Diablo 3.
Rarity levels for items
Items are assigned different quality levels that affect their stats and number of affixes (bonuses). The better, the rarer the loot, with the chance of legendary and unique items increasing along with the character level.
- Usually (no affixes) – White
- Magical (an affix) – Blue
- Rarely (three affixes) – Yellow
- Legendary (four affixes + legendary affix) – Orange
- Unique – Brown
The legendary affixes of legendary items are random and can make a significant difference to normal affixes. For example, they do not simply increase a value (intelligence, life regeneration, etc.), but offer additional effects such as a percentage damage boost if the character is standing in their own damaging ground effect, for example.
Unique items have unchangeable affixes and a unique design. They can usually only be worn by one class and their properties are designed for this.
The design of the items depends on the region
While we’ll find items with better stats as a character levels up, unlike in previous Diablo games, appearance also depends on an entirely new factor: region.
In Diablo 4 there will be regional items. This means that depending on where they are collected in the game world, their appearance is adapted to the region. For example, a helmet from the Kehjistan desert looks different than a helmet from the Hawezar swamps or the Scosglen coastal region. However, this does not affect the values of the item. The difference is purely cosmetic.
Diablo 4: Gameplay Video introduces the coastal region of Scosglen
Items can be improved
Of course you can also upgrade your items in different ways:
- Scores items at blacksmith which is available from character level 10. There you can upgrade an item up to five times – for gold and resources, of course.
- set gems into sockets to increase bonuses and stats.
- Collects in code of power, a book Legendary Affixes in which you complete dungeons. With the help of the occultist you can use the affixes to improve your items.
Diablo 4 will be released on June 6, 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The early access beta runs for pre-orders from March 17th to 19th, followed by an open beta on March 24th to 26th. At GamePro.de we inform you about the beta status and generally provide you with articles about Blizzard’s new action RPG.
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