Diablo Immortal is filled with powerful Equipment for you to hunt down and claim as your own. This follows a familiar progression from other ARPGs by having Common, Magic, Rare, and Legendary items with varying degrees of power and usefulness. At the beginning of any new game we commonly ask ourselves questions like "What makes a piece of gear "good" or an upgrade?" and "What do I do with the extra gear I find?" This guide will dispel these mysteries and more to prepare you to be the strongest player you can be!
- There are two kinds of equipment slots: Primary and Secondary. Primary slots are everything on the right side of your character screen, including a total of six slots: Main-Hand, Off-Hand, Head, Shoulders, Chest, and Legs. These slots can be filled with Legendary items, meaning lower rarity items are replaced quickly. Such items not only have a higher stat count and Legendary Powers, but they can also be socketed with Legendary Gems which completely transform your character. Check out our full Gem Guide here to learn about their true power. Secondary slots are everything on the left side of your character screen, including a total of six slots: Amulet, Rings, Hands, Waist, and Feet. These slots can be filled with Set items, meaning lower rarity items are replaced here too. These items are socketed with Normal Gems, increasing some of your character's secondary attributes.
- The total attributes on your equipment determines what to keep. The most important attribute BY FAR are Offense Rating and Defense Rating (ORDR). Every Primary Attribute point (Intelligence, Strength, Fortitude, Vitality and Willpower) on your gear grants you 1 additional ORDR. In general, simply counting up the number of attributes and picking the higher valued item is the way to go. Make sure to check out our full guide on attributes to dive deeper into this subject.
- Example: Legendary Chest #1 has 39 Willpower and 48 Strength while Legendary Chest #2 has 38 Willpower, 29 Fortitude, and 31 Intelligence. Which should we use? Simply adding the attributes up we have 87 < 98, so we would use Legendary Chest #2. It's that easy!
- ORDR is not ALWAYS the end-all-be-all, it is just a good rule to go by. Read the full article to understand why certain attributes like Willpower and either Intelligence or Strength may have less value for you.
- The green helper arrow is not always right (at least in the end game)! What could possibly go wrong with a tool designed to help you pick the right items to put on? Well sometimes it doesn't add up the attributes properly, or fails to consider things like sockets or the attributes themselves. Always compare the equipment yourself before blindly trusting the arrow. (Maybe this will be fixed by launch, and in that case we'll remove this warning.)
- Total attributes on equipment increases every 10 paragon levels. If you are behind the server paragon level, then it's important to grind XP and catch up! Don't focus on grinding equipment until you're near the server paragon level. You can find the server paragon level by tapping on your paragon level on the character screen. Instead, focus on XP gain -- soon you'll catch up to your friends and then you can focus on grinding better and better equipment.
- Sockets matter in Secondary items. As the full Gem Guide explains, not all gem colors are created equal. In general, Red (Damage & Life) > Blue (Armor Pen & Defense) > Yellow (Potency & Resistance). Picking up extra Red or Blue sockets can dramatically increase your power, so look for them!
- Salvaging any unused equipment is the top way to become stronger. Remember we promised to answer what to do with unused equipment? Salvage it. Upgrading and Reforging your equipment is the top way to gain ORDR, which in turn lets you clear everything in the game. You'll need a colossal amount of Scrap Materials, Enchanted Dust, and Glowing Shards to raise your gear to the max level. Getting to the max level will take even the most dedicated players months to complete! Read our Upgrading and Reforging guide to learn all salvaging equipment.
- There are many Affixes that can roll on your equipment. Some of them are quite powerful, like Chance to Crit, while others are fairly worthless, such as Slow Immunity Chance.
There are many magical affixes that can roll on equipment, but there are restrictions on which slots they roll on. The tables below show all possible Affixes for Primary and Secondary equipment, with a Green Box showing possible rolls. Note: All values shown are the maximum possible rolls for each affix.
Legendaries are skill-altering affixes that change how you play the game. Maybe Multishot on your Demon Hunter appears underwhelming... until you get a Legendary Power that torches everything in your path! These are what we're hunting for.
There are tons of Legendary Powers for every class. Finding them all is important because you can extract and re-use them using Essence Transfer.
We have all Legendary Powers in the game in our class specific guides below. Click on the character you're playing for the full list.
Video Guide on Equipment
- Find equipment with the highest attribute totals to boost your Offense Rating and Defense Rating (ORDR).
- Pay attention to the number and colors (Red > Blue > Yellow) of sockets in your Secondary Gear.
- Salvage unused equipment to Upgrade your gear.
- Extract Legendary Powers to re-use them on your gear.
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Written by Raxxanterax
Contributions by Dredscythe, Echohack
Reviewed by Dredscythe, Facefoot
Article updated for launch