Awakening & Resonance

General

Legendary Items in Diablo Immortal can be Awakened, gaining Resonance to become even more powerful! In this article we cover how to Awaken your items, all the different mechanics involved and guide you towards the most powerful effect for the different classes. Let's begin!

Awakened The Tempest

Awakening an Item

To Awaken an item, you must have:

  1. A Legendary Item
  2. A Rank 10 Legendary Gem socketed inside that item
    • These can be found in Elder Rifts using Rare Crest or Legendary Crest, in the Battle Pass, through Crafting or the Marketplace.
    • The Legendary Gem must be upgraded to its maximum rank of 10 at the Apprentice Jeweler.
  3. A Dawning Echo
    • These can only be bought at the in-game shop for 1.000 Eternal Orbs.

When you have all of that, visit the Master Jeweler, Vic, on the left side of Westmarch and select the item you want to Awaken. The process consumes the Dawning Echo and unlocks a new awakened Legendary Affix unique to the Awakened item. Only 1 item can be awakened per Legendary Gem and once an item is awakened, it will still stay that way forever. If you find any item upgrades, you can salvage the Awakened item at the Blacksmith to get your Dawning Echo and Gems back to then awaken the new upgrade.

Dawning Echo from the in-game Shop

Awakened Item Effects

Awakening an item gives you a powerful special affix depending on the Legendary you Awaken. You can only have 6 Legendary Items equipped, allowing a maximum of 6 Awakened effects. Here's what they all do:

Barbarian

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Legendary EffectAwakened Effect
Spirtbreaker
Sprint also leaves tornadoes in your path that deal X damage to any enemies they strike
Sprint damage increased by 10%
Bestial Threat
Demoralize is replaced with a terrifying roar that damages all nearby enemies and immobilizes them
Demoralize cooldown decreased by 10%
Berserker's Sanity
Wrath of the Berserker now also dispels effects which cause loss of control of your character
Wrath of the Berserker cooldown decreased by 10%
Second Breath
Sprint duration increased by 30%
Sprint cooldown decreased by 10%
Weighted Brow
Group Stomp range increased by 20%
Group Stomp damage increased by 10%
Lasting Hate
Wrath of the Berserker duration increased by 30%
Wrath of the Berserker cooldown decreased by 10%
BattBattlemaster's Helm
Demoralize is replaced with a War Cry that increases all damage you and nearby allies inflict by 25% for 6 seconds
Demoralize cooldown decreased by 10%

Crusader

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Legendary EffectAwakened Effect
Many-Eyed Aegis
Your Consecration now moves with you
Consecration damage increased by 10%
Redeemer's Mettle
Shield Glare radius increased by 20%
Shield Glare damage increased by 10%
Glower of the Recluse
When an enemy is Blinded, Immobilized, or Stunned, your Sweep Attack deals 15% more damage
Sweep Attack damage increased by 10%
Sudden Vallation
Holy Banner instead plants a holy beacon that continually damages enemies with holy light
Holy Banner Life is increased by 10%
Retribution Ornament
Holy Banner is replaced with a holy statue that forces all nearby enemies to attack it
Holy Banner Life is increased by 10%
Arrowkeeper
The inspiration of Holy Banner now moves with you
Holy Banner Life is increased by 10%
Questor's Mien
Shield Charge maximum charges increased by 1
Shield Charge damage increased by 10%

Demon Hunter

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Legendary EffectAwakened Effect
Vision of the Lost
During Vengeance, each defeated enemy increase the remaining duration of Vengeance by 0.2 seconds, up to a maximum increase of 2.4 seconds
Vengeance Cooldown decreased by 10%
Cowl of Absolute Punishment
Multishot damage increased by 10%
(TBD)
Ysil's Contained Destruction
Sentry now fires mortars that explode to damage all enemies in an area
Sentry cooldown decreased by 10%
Daye's Frightful Persona
Knockback Shot damage increased by 10%
Knockback Shot cooldown decreased by 10%
Frozen Guardian's Sight
Sentry becomes empowered with frost, damaging and Chilling enemies
Sentry Life increased by 10%
Cowl of Focused Hatred
Multishot fires 4 additional arrows
Multishot damage increased by 10%
Boundless Ingenunity
Increases maximum charges on Daring Swing by 1
Daring Swing damage increased by 10%

 


Monk

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Legendary EffectAwakened Effect
Crippling Insight Exploding Palm maximum charges increased by 1.Exploding Palm cooldown decreased by 10%.
Empathy's Blessing
Inner Sanctuary is now Blessed Sanctuary, increasing all damage done by you and your allies while withing the circle.
Inner Sanctuary cooldown decreased by 10%.
Solace of the Peaks
Inner Sanctuary becomes a chilling circle, continually damaging and chilling enemies with in it, but no longer protecting you and your allies.
Inner Sanctuary cooldown decreased by 10%.
Tranqulity's Gaze
Inner Sanctuary now stuns and damages enemies the enter and exit the circle, but no longer protects you and your allies.
Inner Sanctuary cooldown decreased by 10%.
The Open Mind
Mystic Allies damage increased by 20%.
Mystic Allies damage increased by 10%.
Purity's Though
Shield of Zen now dispels a harmful effect from the target.
Shield of Zen cooldown decreased by 10%.
Judgement's Watch
Inner Sanctuary now continually damages all enemies with in it, but no longer protects you and your allies.
Inner Sanctuary damage increased by 10%.
Enlightenment's Blessing
During Shield of Zen your movement speed is increased by 25% and you can move unhindered through enemies/
Shield of Zen cooldown decreased by 10%.

Necromancer

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Legendary EffectAwakened Effect
Mirrorictus
Your Skeletal Champions are replaced with Skeletal Archers.
Command Skeletons cooldown decreased by 10%
Coals For Eyes
Command Skeletons now causes your Skeletal Champions to explode at their destination, damaging all nearby enemies
Command Skeletons summons Life increased by 10%
Crown of the Gilded Leash
Command Skeletons now raises a single powerful Skeletal Captain that can be ordered to whirlwind at a location
Command Skeletons damage increased by 10%
Hideous Dawning
Bone Spikes now also causes enemies to bleed for additional damage, but no longer stuns them
Bone Spikes cooldown decreased by 10%
No-Mouth Face
Bone Spikes no longer charges up and instead immediately summons three forward-moving spikes that knock enemies away
Bone Spikes damage increased by 10%
Skullveil
Skeletal Mage duration increased by 20%
Skeletal Mage cooldown decreased by 10%
Visitant's Sign
Command Golem duration increased by 20%
Command Golem cooldown decreased by 10%

Wizard (TBD)

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Legendary EffectAwakened Effect
Cowl of Arcane TruthsTBD
Cowl of the AbyssTBD
Lyan's Resonant WisdomTBD
Mask of IllusionsTBD
Memory of XiaoyuTBD
Vaetia's Resourceful CoutenanceTBD
Vision of the Frozen PathTBD

Cosmetics

The Awakening process also upgrades the item's appearance on your character and allows the item to gain Resonance.

Awakenend The Tempest appearance

These awakened Legendary Item effects can be very strong and in some cases build defining. Check out our Character Build Guides for more in-depth information on the individual classes.


Resonance

Once you have awakened a Legendary item with a Rank 10 Legendary Gem you can put more Legendary Gems into the item, boosting the item's Base Attribute Bonus by + 0.1% per rank. Furthermore, you unlock special powers at Resonance level 10 (Primary Attack damage increased by 3%) and level 20 (Skill damage increased by 2%). These special powers were all the same for every 1-Star Legendary Gem and item during beta.

A fully upgrade 1-Star Legendary Gem's Resonance Bonuses are:

  • Base Attribute Bonus increased by 2.0%
  • Primary Attack damage increased by 3%
  • Skill damage increased by 2%
  • A New Character Appearance

All original attributes of the Legendary Gem used for the Resonance process do not matter. You can take out the Legendary Gems anytime at the Master Jeweler without losing them.

The type and quantity of socketed Resonant Gems depends on the item's primary Legendary Gem! We only had access to Awakened 1-Star Legendary Gems during beta. It is likely that higher star gems have more stats and requirement costs! More info on that soon!

Resonance Effect of a 1-star Legendary Gem

Summary

  • Obtain as many Legendary Gems as possible. Always prioritize Rare and Legendary Crest as rewards.
  • Awakened Legendary Items have very powerful special effects.
  • Focus on Awakening a few 1-Star Legendary Gems first to unlock their special power.
  • The only way to awaken your items is to buy Eternal Orbs in the shop.
  • Resonance is a decent bonus but should not be your primary focus to gain power.

Stay tuned for more information once we unlock all the system at launch!


Credits

Written by Rob
Reviewed by Lee, Raxxanterax, Echohack


Changelog

Apr 26th 2022
Article updated for launch