Hello everyone! Rex here, bringing you an essential video that I believe will pique the interest of numerous Diablo 4 players. Today we dissect an intriguing tweet from Adam Jackson, Diablo 4's lead class designer. He aimed to clarify some aspects about the game's rarest uniques.
Details from Adam Jackson's Tweet
In his tweet, Jackson stated that these uniques:
- Drop from level 85+ enemies
- Can be obtained anywhere you'd typically find a regular unique
- Always drop at item power 820.
He further revealed that there are currently only six such uniques in the game, and their rarity is on another level.
The Rarest Uniques and Their Elusiveness
The unique items he's referring to are Doombringer, Grandfather, Ring of the Starless Skies, Endario's Visage, Harlequin Crest aka Shaco, and Melted Heart of Selic. Notably, not a single streamer or YouTuber, myself included, has claimed to have any of these. Hence, when we say they're rare, they're extraordinarily so.
Methods to Acquire Rarest Uniques
Assuming these uniques can drop from level 85+ enemies, there are a few methods to acquire them. You can potentially get them in World Tier Four, where the monsters start at level 73 and level up with you up to 95. Hell Tied, on the other hand, always adds two to your level. But, if it's an 85+ drop, any of these should suffice, and uniques can drop just about anywhere.
Nightmare Dungeons: A Crucial Source of Uniques
From my experience, Nightmare Dungeons seem the most efficient for finding uniques, despite the inherent slower pace compared to regular dungeons, Hell Tied, or open-world farming. This is primarily because of the rewards at the end. To give you an idea, I've found four Tempest Roars so far playing my Druid at level 85, and three out of four were from Nightmare Dungeon rewards.
On the Rarity of Uniques
Coming to the rarity of these items, I am of the view that Blizzard is better off making them exceedingly rare than have everyone possess one. Based on available data, out of the approximately 400 million hours played in Diablo 4, a very tiny fraction of these hours have been at level 85 and above. Out of these high-level gameplay hours, we only know of two confirmed Shaco drops and none for Grandfather.
Conclusion: The Hunt Continues
So, if you're hunting for these uniques, gear up for level 85+ gameplay and dive into Nightmare Dungeons. This strategy has served me well for farming items like the Tempest Roar.
Looking Ahead: Upcoming Patch and Future Plans
Finally, let's not forget that a massive 13-page patch is on the horizon before season one, which will likely alter the balance and gameplay drastically. I'll be keeping a close eye on these changes and will provide detailed coverage.
I'm currently playing all five classes, with my Barbarian and Rogue at level 100, Druid at 85, Sorcerer at 44, and Necromancer at 21. My intention is to get them all to 100 and then switch to hardcore mode. Thus, when the patch drops, I'll have a well-rounded perspective on all classes and will keep you posted on the new game dynamics.
In the meantime, are you going to be the first to find a Shaco in the United States or the first in the world to find a Grandfather? If so, you'll officially be the Barbarian Whirlwind master! Best of luck, fellow gamers. I'll catch you in the next video.