Season 24 “Ethereal Memory” will begin on July 23 at 5PM (PDT/CEST/KST) shortly after the next Diablo 3 update. Read on to learn more about the Season Theme and balance changes coming in Patch 2.7.1. This update is expected to be released on July 20.
Diablo 2 left players with fond memories when it released more than 20 years ago, and with Diablo 2: Resurrected launching in September 2021, Blizzard introduces a seasonal theme to honor that legacy. For this seasonal theme, we were inspired to reimagine how Ethereal items could manifest in Diablo 3, with 21 iconic weapons from Diablo 2 making a return.
Ethereals are powerful, rare weapons that can only be found during Season 24. They have incredible stats, a random Legendary power, and a free passive for your class. Here is a short overview how Ethereals look like:
- The Ethereal Itself
There are 3 different weapons available for each of the 7 Classes:
Doombringer, The Grandfather, Gimmershred
Astreon's Iron Ward, Khalim's Will, The Redeemer
Buriza-Do Kyanon, Doomslinger, Windforce
Bartuc's Cut-Throat, Jade Talon, Shadow Killer
Blackbog's Sharp, Blackhand Key, Soul Harvest
Arioc's Needle, Ghostflame, The Gidbinn
Mang Song's Lesson, The Oculus, Wizardspike
- The Legendary Power
Ethereal items always spawn with a random Weapon or Off-Hand Legendary power.
- The Ethereal Stat Rolls
Each Ethereal comes with its own fixed set of powerful affixes. While some have a static value, many have a wide stat range. This means the difference between good and bad rolls is significant and something you should look for.
- A Class Passive
This is just icing on the cake because a fifth passive is not going to make or break your build but it sure helps!
Overall, this Season Theme has a very big impact on the game and the META. Ethereals are an awesome, super nostalgic feature that shakes up the game for both solo- and group play alike.
Our team is working hard to update Maxroll and all our content (Guides, Tier Lists, META) for Season 24 during the course of the next days! D3Planner will be updated once Patch 2.7.1 hits the live servers. On top of that, a dedicated Ethereal farming guide and an in-depth Ethereal mechanics post are coming soon! Meanwhile, we wish you the best of luck in the final days of Season 23. Stay tuned :)
The Maxroll Team.