In this guide, we’re diving deep into some of my favorite game-changing tips and tricks that every Diablo 4 player needs to know.
For my first tip, the cost of enchanting is directly impacted by the items selling value.
Everyone in Diablo 4 knows that the endgame enchanting can be extremely expensive. It’s extremely disappointing to find yourself wasting 5 million gold on an item that just turned out to be trash.
Here’s the best way to enchant Diablo 4 Items in endgame: If you’ve come across a rare item that has 3 out of 4 affixes that are decent, you’re not going to want to imprint a legendary aspect on it just yet.
The cost of enchanting is based on the selling value of an item. Imprinting an aspect on an item makes it legendary and will therefore increase its selling value.
Selling Value will also increase if you upgrade the item at the Blacksmith and add sockets to it at the Jeweler.
Here’s the most cost efficient way of upgrading a rare item: Enchant the item at the Occultist, upgrade the item at the Blacksmith, add sockets at the Jeweler, and then imprint a legendary aspect.
The second tip is how to take advantage of leveling dungeons and strongholds for early XP farming.
If you have a favorite dungeon you like to farm for experience points, you no longer have to wait for the dungeon to naturally reset itself. Instead, once you’ve finished a dungeon, open your emote wheel and hit leave dungeon.
Once you’re outside, open up your map and in the bottom right hit “reset dungeons”. Now when you’re back inside, everything is refreshed and repopulated.
This trick doesn’t work the same for strongholds though, which by the way is my personal favorite to level 20 to 50.
To reset strongholds, you need to not finish the last objective after the boss. Instead, open your settings menu, press leave game, log back in, you’ll be at the stronghold entrance with the stronghold fully reset back to its original state.
My next tip is the best way to farm Diablo 4 Gold and legendary materials.
In the early game, gold and legendary materials might not seem like a big deal. In the endgame, mobs start getting way stronger, making it more urgent to upgrade more often.
The general rule in endgame is to always pick up every rare and legendary item you find. When your inventory is full, head back to town and follow these rules.
Sell every rare or yellow item at the weapons, armor, or rings & amulets NPC in town. Rare items sell for upward of 20,000 gold per item. If you find 20 rare items per dungeon, that’s around 400,000 gold per run. Not too bad.
For legendary items, you’re definitely wanting to salvage these at the Blacksmith. Weapons can give Baleful Fragments. Armor can give Coiling Wards. And Accessories can give Abstuse Sigils.
These legendary materials are used for upgrading items at the Blacksmith and Jeweler and also imprinting Legendary Aspects at the Occultist.
Every Diablo 4 player should familiarize themselves with helpful online resources.
Mobalytics, Maxroll, and Icy Veins are awesome resources for learning builds and general information about Diablo 4. Fextralife has a Diablo 4 wiki that contains a lot of useful general information. Mapgenie.io has an interactive map and timers at the top of the page for when events will spawn.
These resources really helped me a lot when I first started playing Diablo 4.
The fifth tip is about target farming specific equipment or even legendary aspects.
We know that certain mob types have a higher chance of dropping specific equipment types, like helmets or boots or hands, etcetera. Here’s the full list.
So you can see that if I’m looking for a unique helm gear, my best bet is going to be to focus on Nightmare Dungeons that feature cultists.
On a separate note, we also know that certain legendary aspects only appear on certain equipment types as well. If I’m looking for an offensive type Legendary Aspect, the best way to go about this will be to spend my Obols at the Curiosities NPC.
Weapons can only roll one type of Legendary Aspect, and that type is Offensive. Purchase the weapon with the lowest Obol cost for the most possibilities.
You need to know these item power break points.
If you upgrade a weapon at the Blacksmith where the item power will exceed these item power break points, all of your affixes will reroll themselves. Meaning if you have great rolls on your affixes, upgrading an item past 725 might make them lower than they were before.
On the flip side, it could also potentially make them better if they were lower to begin with. So, keep this in mind when upgrading any items around these item powers.
My next tip is how to double your damage even in the early game. I won’t bore you with the details, but damage buckets are important in Diablo 4.
If you’re not using Vulnerable, you definitely should. Adding Vulnerable right off the bat gives a 20% increase in damage and it will be multiplicative, not additive.
Also, you need to be using some form of global multiplier, which can be found on things like Legendary Aspects. As an easy example, let’s look at 3 simple multipliers with small numbers: Vs slowed, to close enemies, and to crowd controlled.
Let’s say each of these affixes is 20%. All of these are additive with each other in a singular bucket. If we distribute 20% across Additive, Global, and Vulnerable buckets, we get a much larger benefit.
In this example, we only used 3 multipliers, but if you can imagine with 20 multipliers with larger numbers, the difference is massive.