Table of Contents
- Eternal Orbs
- Scrap Materials, Enchanted Dust, Glowing Shards
- Legendary Crests and Rare Crests
- Fading Ember
- Legendary Gems
- Reforge Stones
- Alchemical Powder and Charms
- Raw Essentia
- Video Guide
Progression in Diablo Immortal is deeply tied to the game's different crafting materials and currencies. This guide explains each of these, how you can get them, and which ones are rare, purchasable in the Store, or farmable. We also link to in-depth guides so you can explore strategies for farming each currency. Sometimes currencies and crafting materials are also available in the Battlepass for a limited time, so we denote this as well. Understanding how to acquire and how to spend your currencies is critical to ensuring you maximize your character's power, so let us get started!
Gold is the most common, farmable currency in Diablo Immortal. You are rewarded with Gold from monster drops, dungeons, bounties, and many other tasks. Spend Gold on Blacksmith Upgrades first; if you have an enormous amount of extra Gold, spend some (not all!) at the Rarities and Antiquities Merchant.
Warning - If you reach the EXP cap, you will no longer receive Gold from monster drops. Be careful spending your Gold so you don't run out!
Honor is a non-farmable currency that is earned by completing activities for the Shadows or the Immortals. You can also gain Honor from Bounties, and some competitive events, such as the monthly Challenge Rift rewards. You can use your Honor at the Honor Merchant in Westmarch to purchase a wealth of difficult to find items, currencies, and crafting materials. Honor is extremely limited, so be careful what you purchase!
Some items at the Honor Merchant are a complete waste of your Honor. In general, any farmable item is not worth spending Honor, such as Legendary Items or Normal Gems. On the other hand, other items are completely unavailable to farm, such as Legendary Crests, Rare Crests, and Reforge Stones. Save your Honor and buy ONLY what you need!
Platinum is a non-farmable currency that is used for buying items from other players on the Marketplace, and crafting. You can earn Platinum by selling items on the Marketplace, by completing Bounties, or by purchasing it from the Store.
Platinum is an extremely limited currency for free to play players, so make sure you complete all of your daily bounties and sell unnecessary items on the Marketplace to earn as much as possible. Be extremely careful spending your Platinum, as it is a limited currency and is difficult to acquire.
Eternal Orbs are a non-farmable, paid ONLY currency that can be bought with real money. By themselves, Eternal Orbs don't do anything, but instead are used to purchase other currencies and items from the Store.
Scrap Materials, Enchanted Dust, Glowing Shards
Scrap Materials, Enchanted Dust, and Glowing Shards are crafting materials used for blacksmith upgrades and are the most important crafting materials for character progression. You can obtain these crafting materials by salvaging items of different rarities at the blacksmith.
Autopickup - Turn on Autopickup for Magic Items and Rare Items in settings! You may also consider Common Items when you are first leveling a character, or when you reach the EXP cap.
Zone Events and Normal Events are an important source of Enchanted Dust. Each completed Zone Event awards 6 Enchanted Dust, and each completed Normal Event awards 3 Enchanted Dust.
Warning - If you reach the EXP cap, you will no longer receive Magic Items and Rare Items, significantly limiting your farmable crafting materials.
Legendary Crests and Rare Crests
Legendary Crests and Rare Crests are currencies used to enhance your Elder Rifts with extra rewards. You automatically receive one Legendary Gem per Legendary Crest used upon completion of an Elder Rift. Rare Crests give you a small chance for a Legendary Gem (10%?) as well. Both Legendary Crests and Rare Crests also give you a chance to get Runes, another crafting material. Importantly, ALL party members receive 15 Fading Ember for each crest you use to enhance an Elder Rift. Legendary Crests and Rare Crests are extremely limited for free to play players, so get as many as you possibly can!
Save your crests and spend them in a full party! This is critical especially for free to play players, to maximize the amount of Fading Ember you receive, allowing you to buy extra Legendary Gems from the Fading Ember Merchant. Extra Legendary Gems are ALWAYS valuable for crafting!
Forming a Party - It is easy to find others to join your party when spending crests in Elder Rifts. Simply ask for "Crest for Crest" in chat. For example, if you need two members in your group, you can ask "Looking For 2 Members, Crest for Crest", or more commonly "LF2M C4C".
Legendary Crest Cost Breakdown
|Where To Buy||Cost||Limits|
|Store||300 Eternal Orbs||No Limit|
|Honor Merchant||3000 Honor||1 Monthly|
|Honor Merchant (Immortals Only)||3000 Honor||1 Monthly|
|Elder Rift Vendor||3000 Platinum||1 Per Day (Character)|
100 Per Day (Server)
|Battlepass||Free||3 per Month|
Fading Ember is a crafting material that is only rewarded by spending crests to enhance Elder Rifts. Use Fading Ember at the Fading Ember Trader to buy additional Legendary Gems or Runes. Even if you are completely loaded with some of the best Legendary Gems in the game, you can still use the Legendary Gems offered by the Fading Ember Trader as fuel to further craft and enhance your existing Legendary Gems.
Legendary Gems can be used to enhance your equipment, but they also can be used as a crafting material to upgrade other Legendary Gems. The requirements for upgrading a Legendary Gem includes other copies of the same Legendary Gem, but also can include a generic pool of ANY other Legendary Gems. This generic pool is called Gem Power and is a complicated equation combining the gem's star level and rank. Because Gem Power takes into account any previous upgrades as well, you can always extract value from Legendary Gems you do not want anymore. This system is quite elegant and means that you should never be too worried about making mistakes when choosing which Legendary Gems to craft or upgrade.
Runes are a crafting material that allow you to craft Legendary Gems at the Apprentice Jewelcrafter. You can gain Runes by enhancing and completing an Elder Rift with Legendary Crests and Rare Crests. Some Runes are extremely rare drops, making these crafting materials highly sought after!
Scoria is a crafting material that allows you to upgrade new levels of the Helliquary and unlock new Helliquary raid bosses. Before it can be useful though, Scoria must be refined at the blacksmith into a specialized form. Currently there is only Hellfire Scoria, but we expect other kinds of refined Scoria to be available in the future.
If you want to maximize your Scoria gain, it is important to complete ALL of your Bounties each day, or else you can fall behind. This is important for end game progression, because the Helliquary is a time-gated source of character power.
Reforge Stones are a crafting material that allows you to reroll the random bonus your equipment receives when upgrading at the Blacksmith at certain milestone levels. These are useful because having all three bonuses of the same family type provides an additional family bonus, while also allowing you to min/max your character's equipment. Pay close attention because some family bonuses are much better than others, and this can change depending on your character's class!
Alchemical Powder and Charms
Alchemical Powder is a crafting material received when you salvage a Charm. Each Charm salvaged gives 10 Alchemical Powder per rank. You can spend Alchemical Powder on adding additional skills to an existing Charm. Since Alchemical Powder always comes from salvaging Charms, the real question is: how do you get more Charms?
Essentia is a currency for the Immortals that is used to buy keys to Kion's Ordeal. The Immortals gain Essentia by having players contribute Raw Essentia to the Immortals. Essentia can be stolen by the Shadows when they raid the Vault, making it more difficult for the Immortals to earn enough to enter Kion's Ordeal. Shadows cannot spend Essentia on anything, even though they can steal it from the Vault. Kion's Ordeal can only be unlocked by The Immortal or one of their four Lieutenants.
Raw Essentia, not to be confused with Essentia, is a currency awarded for completing daily quests for the Immortals and also purchasable at the Honor Merchant by the Immortals after achieving Immortal Age Bronze IV. Raw Essentia can be contributed to the Immortals, giving the Immortals more Essentia, Dominance, and also awarding you with Contribution Points. Contributing Raw Essentia is the main method of progressing the Immortals, so contribute the maximum amount that you can!
- Farm Scrap Materials, Enchanted Dust, and Glowing Shards to complete your blacksmith upgrades! This is a huge source of character power.
- Don't spend all your Gold on gambling alone. You will need it for blacksmith upgrades!
- Spend Honor wisely! Prioritize Legendary Crests and Rare Crests first.
- Complete ALL your bounties each day so you don't fall behind on Scoria progression!
- Spend your crests in a full party so you can get the maximum amount of Fading Ember possible.
Written by echohack
Contributions by Dredscythe
Reviewed by Facefoot, Raxxanterax