Fame, Wealth, Power. The Immortals represent the most powerful players in Diablo Immortal. The ruler of all of them is known as The Immortal and has the power to appoint four Lieutenants along with control of the entire faction. If you are one of the lucky few to call yourself Immortal, you gain access to the game's biggest challenges, best loot, and wealth beyond measure. But the Immortals cannot hold their crowns forever, and inevitably, the Shadows will take control of the crowns and become the new Immortals. How long can you hold on? And while you reign as an Immortal, can you take advantage of your position to strengthen your character? This walkthrough ensures that you optimize your rewards during your limited time as an Immortal. Who knows, maybe one day you will become The Immortal?
Being an Immortal
Not everyone can be an Immortal. There are a limited number of slots available, and you can only directly join via an invite from another Immortal. If you can't get an invite, then you need to join the Shadows to fight the Immortals for their position of power. If you join or lead the #1 top Dark House and overthrow their reign by defeating them in the Rite of Exile, you will take their crowns and become the new Immortals. Completing this triggers all of the events in Cycle's End.
Even if you are lucky enough to join the Immortals, The Immortal and their Lieutenants have a strong incentive to require players to maximize their Essentia contributions. If you are a more casual player and do not contribute, you may find yourself kicked out of the Immortals for a player more worthy of your slot. In other words, joining the Immortals is a gameplay commitment, so make sure you are ready to play at least ~1 hour per day and maximize your contributions!
Minimum Requirements - You must have completed the Bilefen questline and reached level 43 to receive an invite to the Immortals.
The Immortal controls the entire Immortals faction through leadership and management of different roles. There are only four Lieutenants, each able to govern the Immortals, including accepting applications and designating Elites. Elites are effectively a "raid slot" for Kion's Ordeal, allowing them to enter the raid when it is opened by a Lieutenant or The Immortal. Plus, you get these snazzy portrait frames, which your party members can see!
The Shadows, led by the top Dark House, have become the new Immortals. This is a critical moment for you and everyone in your Dark House, because you receive a one-time temporary buff granting you incredible amounts of magic find, movement speed, and attack speed for 4 hours! You need to gather your former Dark House and farm as hard as possible to take advantage. Founders of the Immortals are not able to do any Immortal quests or tasks until 3:00 a.m. server time after the Rite of Exile.
We expect the Founder's Buff to change significantly. In theory this could be an insane buff, but more information on how Magic Find functions needs to be gathered.
True Immortal Questline
Daily Goals are absolutely essential for you to complete as an Immortal. These are random quests given each day and are similar to Bounties, but should take higher priority as they ultimately determine your standing within the Immortals. Sometimes Bounties and Daily Goals overlap, so it is possible to do both at the same time. Check both your Daily Goals and the Bounty Board before setting out. The Immortal leadership will likely make it a hard requirement to complete your daily goals in order to maximize the progress the Immortals as a whole make each day. If you neglect to complete these daily, you might find yourself kicked out of the Immortals! If for some reason you can't play for a day or two, we recommend communicating ahead of time with the Immortal leadership so you can ensure your spot is kept. Remember that Diablo Immortal is an ARPG with social MMO elements, so it's important to establish solid communication with your teammates to ensure your success at the highest level.
|Inspect The Immortal Statue in Westmarch||10|
|Contribute Essentia to the Eternal Crown||10|
|Inspect The Wall of Honor||10|
|Complete a Challenge Rift||20|
|Participate in a Battleground||20|
|Win a Battleground||20|
|Complete The Dungeon: (Random Dungeon)||25|
|Complete 2 Bounties||50|
The Immortals receive unique rewards during their Reign, giving them bonuses that are not available to any other players on the server.
The Eternal Crown
|Eternal Crown Rank||Immortal Age||Character Slots||Damage & Defense||Other Benefits|
|1||Bronze I||100||+2%||Immortal Cloaks|
|2||Bronze II||150||+4%||Kion's Ordeal 1|
|3||Bronze III||180||+6%||Honor Merchant 1, Elite Cloaks|
|4||Bronze IV||200||+8%||Statue of The Immortal|
|6||Iron II||220||+12%||Lieutenant Cloaks, Kion's Ordeal 2|
|8||Iron IV||240||+16%||Honor Merchant 2, Kion's Ordeal 3|
|9||Silver I||250||+18%||The Immortal Cloak|
|10||Silver II||260||+20%||Kion's Ordeal 4|
|11||Silver III||270||+22%||Honor Merchant 3|
|12||Silver IV||280||+24%||Kion's Ordeal 5|
|13||Gold I||300||+26%||Kion's Ordeal 6|
|15||Gold III||400?||+30%||Honor Merchant 4|
Each crown provides an activated, limited buff to anyone in your party that is in range. Owners of the crowns will see a new button next to their potion button to activate the crown. These buffs last ~10s-30s with a LONG 30 minute cooldown, so use them wisely! The range is 10 yards which is about half-a-screen distance. The crowns can be used anywhere in the game, but are especially useful for Kion's Ordeal, the Rite of Exile, and Helliquary bosses. You can even use the crowns in PvP, including the Rite of Exile, Battlegrounds, or the Vault.
Commendations are weekly rewards based on your Prestige and requested items from the Vault. The Commendations Officer distributes these rewards each week on Monday, starting at 3:00 a.m. server time.
All Immortals receive a cloak for the duration of their Reign. This is purely a cosmetic feature with no additional benefits, other than styling on your friends who aren't part of it. As the Immortal Age is ranked up, the Immortal leadership receives improved cloaks that look more and more impressive. The Immortal eventually receives the most impressive cloak of all!
Some of the best loot in the game is available in the Immortal's Vault. The Vault can even drop triple stat Legendaries which are unavailable from nearly anywhere else in the game and give you a significant boost in ORDR. As an Immortal you have a chance of receiving this loot, and if you are the top contributor, you receive first pick. In addition to Contributions, it is your job to defend the Vault from raids by the Shadows. Successfully defending the Vault also nets you some precious Honor!
As an Immortal, your Contributions are tracked via the Contribution Point system. This system measures all of your contributions to the Immortals and gives you a score, ranking you amongst all of the other Immortals. At the end of each week, the Immortals with the top Contribution Points receive their requested loot from the Vault. There is a theoretical maximum number of Contribution Points each week, so if you want the best loot from the Vault, you need to maximize your contributions!
|Contribution Point Source||Total Points|
|Daily Goals||Daily ?|
|Raw Essentia Contribution||Weekly ?|
|Defend the Vault||Weekly ?|
|Invite Adventurers to Immortals||Weekly 500/500|
First Week Limitations - During the first week as Immortals, you won't have everything unlocked because the True Immortal Questline is time-gated. During this first week, your Contribution Points cap is limited compared to other weeks. During the alpha, the first week had a Contribution Point limit of 1,780 points.
First Wins Ties - At the end of the week, if there is a tie for Contribution Points, then the person who reached the maximum number of points first is considered rank 1, the next rank 2, etc. You can check your specific rank on the weekly rewards summary, and also by sorting by the column of Contribution Points in the Immortals menu. This reflects the actual expected order of loot distribution. If the top players collaborate, you can use this behavior to manipulate the loot distribution in your favor!
Similarity to Other Loot Distribution Systems - If you have raided in other MMORPGs before, you might be familiar with DKP, EPGP, Loot Council, or other loot distribution systems. Contribution Points is a sort of DKP-based system that resets week to week. DKP (Dragon Kill Points) is a classic loot distribution system that originally was started by players in classic MMOs like Everquest. This system does suffer from some of the same winner-take-all problems present with DKP-based systems (i.e. One player can be top of Contributions Points each week if they play enough).
Vault Loot Distribution and Contribution Point Reset
Similar to other server events, Vault loot distribution and Contribution Points are reset every week on Monday, 3:00 a.m. server time. Due to how Contribution Point ties work, this means that the top contributors are rushing to be first to max out their Contribution Points on Sunday, 3:00 a.m. server time in order to be top on Contribution Points. If you want to be a top player, I hope you like staying up late or waking up early! Keep in mind that Contribution Points reset every week, so if you miss a day and fall behind, you have a shot at the top spot next week.
Requesting Loot from the Vault
Filtering Loot - In the bottom right of the Vault window is the settings button. This button allows you to filter the loot you see in the Vault! There's a mountain of loot in the Vault, so use this filter to quickly find exactly what you are looking for.
Distribution Optimization - If the top contributors collaborate, you can pre-determine who gets which loot. Let's dive into a specific example because the loot distribution can get confusing.
Let's say the top three Demon Hunter contributors are looking to pre-determine who gets which loot. It is Sunday night and all three have completed the maximum number of Contribution Points for the week.
- echohack - 1700 points, rank 1
- Facefoot - 1700 points, rank 2
- Raxxanterax - 1700 points, rank 3
These three players are looking at three items in the Vault, in this order:
- Main Hand - 100 Strength, 100 Willpower, 100 Vitality
- Chest - 90 Strength, 90 Willpower, 90 Vitality
- Helm - 80 Strength, 80 Willpower, 80 Vitality
In order to ensure loot is distributed appropriately, echohack makes the Main Hand their #1 choice, Facefoot makes the Chest their #1 choice, and Raxxanterax makes the Helm their #1 choice.
Remember that even though you have three choices, you only receive one item out of these three! This is what we mean when we say that this is a ranked-choice.
Requesting Off-Class Loot - During the alpha it was possible to request loot that belongs to another class, making it automatic vendor trash. If this is still in the game, don't do this. It's extremely bad manner AND you'll lose out on your own loot for that week. The Immortal leadership will also likely kick you out of the Immortals.
Defending the Vault
Located on the left side of the Hall of Ascension is the entrance to the Vault. The Vault is open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. server time, allowing the Shadows to raid and steal your valuable treasures! When the Shadows are detected in the Vault, ALL Immortals receive an in-game notification indicating that the Vault is under attack.
Defending the Vault gives 30 Honor per player killed, up to a maximum of 700 Honor per week. Since Honor is such a limited currency, make sure to Defend the Vault and reach your 700 Honor maximum each week! Once you reach 700 Honor, make sure you allow others to Defend the Vault because they also need to fulfill their Honor cap too.
In practice, to properly defend the Vault, you need to be already partied up and waiting in-game next to the Vault entrance. Be ready to zone in and destroy the Shadows!
Adding Loot to the Vault
- Every hour, items and Gold are automatically added to the Vault. This does not appear to be influenced by player actions.
- When completing Elder Rifts enhanced with crests, Gold and items are added to the Vault.
- There is a limit of 200(?) items in the Vault per week.
When do rewards precisely get added to the Vault? This is a question we have yet to answer, but we do know a few things. Come back to this section when we learn more!
Kion's Ordeal is a 48 player mini-raid that pits the Immortals against four bosses in one fight. By ranking up the Eternal Crown, you can do more and more difficult levels of Kion's Ordeal, offering better loot and a more difficult challenge.
Entering Kion's Ordeal
Kion's Ordeal must be unlocked by spending Essentia. The Immortal or one of the four Lieutenants can spend the Essentia required to unlock the raid. Not just any Immortal can enter Kion's Ordeal, however. You must be an Elite, Lieutenant, or The Immortal to enter. Since there are only 48 Elite slots allowed in the Immortals, this makes being an Elite effectively a raid slot for Kion's Ordeal. Only The Immortal and the four Lieutenants can manage these slots, and it's a major headache!
When you enter Kion's Ordeal, your group enters a large room with four portals. Each portal goes to a different Tormentor, allowing up to 12 players to fight them each at a time. Organize 3 parties of 4 per Tormentor, buff up, and get ready for combat!
Selecting the Correct Difficulty - The most important reward to optimize for is Dominance, since it is essential for progressing the Eternal Crown. In general, select the highest difficulty your raid can complete. Each difficulty has a different Essentia cost and a different amount of Dominance received. We don't know if each higher difficulty of Kion’s Ordeal offers relatively more Dominance per Essentia spent. We can refer to this as the D/E ratio, and each higher rank should have a D/E ratio that is greater than the previous level. The actual values for D/E are currently unknown for each difficulty, but you should always do the difficulty that offers the highest D/E. We will update this as soon as we know more.
After completing the raid, return to the main room to begin the loot distribution process. Tap on the crystal in the middle, and once enough players have done so, loot distribution begins. Loot is distributed by standing in a circle around the piece of loot you want to roll on. You can inspect the loot by walking near it and tapping the magnifying glass. Standing in the circle is the equivalent to rolling Need in other games (there is no Greed option), or you can pass on all of the loot for that round by not standing in any circles. After the timer reaches zero, you will see all of the rolls for the item you were rolling for and who won the item. Loot in Kion's Ordeal can be some of the best in the game, so prepare yourself for some nail-biting rolloffs!
The Immortal is the leader of the Immortals and has a tremendous amount of power and responsibility. This section gives you deep insight into our experience as The Immortal.
Being The Immortal
Being The Immortal is a bit like being the President of Diablo Immortal. It bears the same weight of responsibility of leading a large guild in any MMO. Additional pressure and harassment can come from players in the Shadows and Adventurers who want nothing more than to take your spot and spoil your Reign. You need thick skin and the ability to ignore the trolls, at a minimum. Establishing clear communication, set raid times, and set membership policies will allow all Immortals to be successful. More than anything, as The Immortal you need to create an environment so ALL players can have fun, and ensure that the rivalry between the Shadows and Immortals is friendly and respectful for everyone. Be mindful that your behavior as The Immortal sets the tone for the entire server for the duration of your Reign.
Name Your Reign - When you first establish your reign at the Historian, you need to give a name to your Reign. This is the name visible on the Wall of Honor and in the main Immortals menu. It should go without saying, but make sure this name is NOT toxic or hate speech, as this is highly visible on the server, and Blizzard will likely deliver a swift ban for poor behavior. Maxroll officially recommends putting the word "Taco" somewhere in the name of your Reign. We like tacos.
Statue of The Immortal - At Immortal Age Bronze IV, you unlock the Statue of the Immortal in Westmarch. A giant statue of your character is present near the Honor Merchant. Bask in your glory!
As The Immortal, you are the only one who can change the strategy by which the Immortals accrue Dominance and Essentia. Each strategy has certain advantages. The optimal strategy is to use Concentrate Power until you reach the maximum rank of the Eternal Crown, but you might not be able to use this strategy for long! Before you make any decisions, bring together your chosen four Lieutenants and discuss together.
Concentrate Power - Focus on gaining Dominance quickly. Increases all Dominance gained by 1.2x.
Bolster The Vault - Make it harder for Shadows to raid the Vault. In theory, reduces the amount of Essentia lost and makes it harder to bypass alerts to the Immortals. In the alpha, this strategy did not work correctly and did almost nothing. We expect this to change.
Reward Loyalty - Increase weekly rewards for all Immortals. This is a sound strategy if you think that you only have one or two weeks left in your Reign in order to maximize your rewards.
The Wall of Honor
The Wall of Honor is a permanent fixture in Westmarch that shows The Immortal and four Lieutenants for the current Reign, the Founders of the current Reign, and also allows you to view previous Reigns and their histories through the Chronicle. When you become the Immortals, you and your Dark House become a permanent part of the history of the server. There's no mechanical benefit from the Wall of Honor, but it provides fame and glory for your accomplishments.
Immortal Status (MOTD)
As The Immortal, communication is key. You can set the Immortal Status to whatever message you want. We recommend setting this to include the timing of events like the Rite of Exile or Kion's Ordeal, as well as a link to your Discord. Keep a copy of different texts in another notes app so you can easily copy and paste messages as you need them!
One of the management tasks that The Immortal and the four Lieutenants are tasked with is approving or declining applications to the Immortals. Tap on New membership application to start the review process. Unfortunately you can't click on player profiles from the review process. This can make it difficult to accept applications at a glance. Due to how time-gated Daily Goals and Dominance mechanics work, it is to your advantage to accept applications as soon as you can so players can maximize progression ASAP. We recommend establishing a lightweight interview process through Discord, if possible. Not only will you get to meet the players, but you can also establish strong communication with those players, and help them understand the importance of doing Daily Goals and leveling up for future events like Kion's Ordeal!
Located in the Hall of Ascension, the Banner allows you to customize your own design that will be displayed around Westmarch, in the Hall of Ascension, and on the Wall of Honor. Pick your shape, banner color, and insignia and bask in your glory!
- Join the Immortals if you can! Prepare for a time commitment if you join.
- Do your Daily Goals every day to maximize your Contribution Points and Dominance.
- Maximize your Contribution Points in order to have first dibs on loot from the Vault.
- Don't forget to request loot from the Vault or else you will receive garbage at the end of the week!
- Defend the Vault from raids from the Shadows. Max out your Honor earned per week!
- If you are an Elite, prepare yourself for Kion's Ordeal! Be on time for raids so everything goes smoothly.
- If you are The Immortal, use the Immortal Status to establish raid times for Kion's Ordeal and remind players of the Rite of Exile.
- Read the Shadow's Walkthrough, which is essential for understanding your competition!
Written by echohack
Reviewed by Facefoot, Raxxanterax