Since the wheels are already in motion for its release date, players from around the world are getting ready to level up their characters and collect legendary loot.
That being said, Diablo 4 is also looking forward to shaking its formula quite a bit by striking a balance between new and old school sensibilities, which might catch gamers by surprise.
With that in mind, we, at the ExitLag team, have been working on a guide to make sure our readers have an easier way when the time to strike the forces of evil finally arrives.
Getting Creative With The Diablo 4 Skill Tree System
Unlike its predecessor, the latest entry in the series harks back to the classic skill tree system that originated with Diablo 2.
Instead of obtaining every ability for free whenever you level up, the player will have to spend actual points to acquire whichever tool they seem the most fit for their build.
The gist of the idea here is that once those credits are spent, they’re locked in for good (unless you refund it with gold), creating an environment where every choice you make matters significantly.
While all this might seem daunting at first, the actual skill tree system isn’t complex at all.
Our main focus here is to pick one of the five spells labeled as ‘’basic’’; those will act as a sort of power generator, be that mana, energy or fury.
Once that’s set, we’ll select a ‘’core’’ ability, which will act as our primary source of damage.
If you’re still on the fence about all of this and don’t want to ‘’screw’’ up your character, then the Diablo community has got you covered with its skill tree planner over d4 planner.io.
There, you can plan ahead all of the 58 points available through leveling, easing the pain of not being sure about what to choose.
It’s good to remember that, while respecs are available in the full game, the higher level you are, the bigger it will cost you to refund your abilities back.
How To Get Stronger With The Right Gear Playing Diablo 4
When it comes to the way itemization works, both newcomers and veterans will need to take their time and slowly learn the various changes the system went through.
While properties like elemental resistances are obviously returning, some new effects are bringing new possibilities to the table.
Lucky Hit is a variation of the popular critical chance stat we’ve seen in the past games; now, depending on the item, a specific ability has a chance to trigger when you strike demons around the world.
If the player is wielding the popular Butcher’s Cleaver, it will always have a random chance to slow your enemy for a certain duration.
Meanwhile, triggering the same stat while using Waxing Gibbous will place the character in stealth mode, giving its user the chance to reposition himself, or attempting a critical strike on unaware adversaries.
Barbarian mains will quickly notice that not only they can wield up to four weapons at once; the armaments themselves change the way their skills behave, affecting range and other offensive properties.
While this is actually true for the other classes as well, the Harrogath warriors probably got the most out of this change, since they can swap their tools seamlessly.
Extracting Legendary Powers On Diablo 4
The most important aspect about gearing your character comes from the Codex of Power.
The way it works is actually quite similar to the Kanai’s Cube from Diablo 3, where players can extract legendary powers from its original item.
The twist here is that instead of activating these new perks passively, the player can now imbue them into magic and rare items.
This creates a situation where every item you find on the floor, be it the highest rarity or not, has the chance to be a quite exciting upgrade to your build once you apply the correct power onto them, being more akin to what the overall experience was back during the first two Diablo games.
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The Legacy of Diablo
Releasing 10 years after its predecessor and two decades since Diablo 2, Diablo 4 is taking on the arduous task of balancing out the needs of both hardcore and casual communities, and depending on where you sit in these camps, some of these new features are bound to take a while to be fully understood.
Action RPGs might seem scary at first glance with its multitude of mechanics, systems and numbers, so hopefully these tips will help you in your journey.