Material & Currency Overview

Last Updated: November 19th 2023

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Diablo 4 has many unique Materials and Currencies with many different uses. They are stored in a separate tab of your Inventory, so always pick them up. This overview covers everything we know about them, so you can spend your riches wisely!

Plants

Every plant in Diablo 4 is used for crafting Potions, Elixirs, Incense and resource refining at the Alchemist. Plants can all be found in the world to varying degrees, opening regular chests, Local Event Rewards, as well as rewards in caches for completing Side Quests. You can also pick them off their individual nodes in the world. While Gallowvine and Angelbreath can be found everywhere, others are limited to a specific zone:

  • Howler Moss is found in Scosglen.
  • Biteberry is found in Fractured Peaks.
  • Reddamine is found in Dry Steppes.
  • Blightshade is found in Hawezar.
  • Lifesbane is found in Kehjistan.
  • Gallowvine and Angelbreath is found everywhere.
  • Fiend Rose is found in Helltides.
Angelbreath
Fiend Rose

Monster Part Material

These materials drop from specific monster types (not Regions like Plants) and are used for various recipes at the Alchemist. Knowing this, remember safe and moderately dense monster areas in your travels when you run low on these resources.

  • Demon's Heart is found from the corpses of Demons you kill.
  • Paletongue is found from killing evil humans. Cannibals and Bandits come to mind.
  • Grave Dust is found in the bodies, bones, or cerements of the Undead.
  • Crushed Beast Bones are found from killing Beasts and Werecreatures.
Demon's Heart
Paletongue

Ore Material

The ores of Diablo 4 are used to upgrade Jewelry at the Jeweler and Weapons at the Blacksmith to increase their power. Ores can all be found in the world to varying degrees, opening regular chests, Local Event Rewards, as well as rewards in caches for completing Side Quests.

  • Iron Chunk and Silver Ore are both found everywhere in the world in ore nodes, which are protruding chucks of rock coming up from the ground. There is no restriction on where or how you can farm them.
  • Scattered Prism is a unique material that drops off of World Bosses and from boss monsters in Dungeons. It is the only way you can add additional sockets to your gear weapon by the Occultist.
Iron Chunk
Silver Ore

Skin Material

Wildlife and beasts drop skins that are used to upgrade all armor pieces at the Blacksmith. Skins can all be found in the world to varying degrees, opening regular chests, Local Event Rewards, as well as rewards in caches for completing Side Quests. Remember safe and moderately dense monster areas in your travels when you run low on these resources.

Rawhide
Superior Leather

Salvage Material

These materials are created by salvaging items at the Blacksmith or Occultist. They are used to upgrading legendary armor (Blacksmith), weapons (Blacksmith), jewelry (Jeweler), re-roll item stats (Occultist), or create Sigils (Occultist).

  • Forgotten Soul is found in Helltides.
  • Abstruse Sigil is primarily gained by salvaging Legendary jewelry.
  • Coiling Ward is primarily gained by salvaging Legendary armor.
  • Baleful Fragment is primarily gained by salvaging Legendary weapons.
  • Veiled Crystal is primarily gained by salvaging Rare items.
  • Sigil Powder is primarily gained by salvaging Nightmare Sigils.
Veiled Crystal
Sigil Powder

Currency

Currencies are listed at the bottom of your Inventory.

Gold

This Currency is found from monsters and chests across Sanctuary, or by selling items and legendary aspects. It is a very important resource that is used in almost everything:

  • All gear related activities (buying, upgrading, etc.)
  • All Crafting recipes
  • Extracting and Applying Legendary Aspects
  • Removing Skill Points in the Skill Tree
  • Removing and adding Paragon Points
  • Trading
  • Many more...

Obols

This Currency is obtained by completing Outside Events. You can gamble for gear at the Purveyor of Curiosities. This is a great source of Legendary Aspects!

Red Dust

  • Used to purchase items from PvP Vendors in Dry Steppes and Kehjistan.
  • Earned from Altars of Extraction by purifying Seeds of Hatred which are obtainable in PvP zones.

Boss Summoning Materials

With the addition of new Bosses, there are certain materials you need to collect on in the world. These materials are linked to certain activities you must complete to get. Once you have gathered enough of them, you can summon the Boss and attempt to kill it. See the list below for all the important information on materials and where to get them.

To learn more about how to fight these Bosses, read our full Boss Guides.

Echoe of Varshan:

In order to summon Varshan, Defeat Grotesque Debtors while completing Grim Favors in WT3/4. This has a chance to drop Blackened Femur, Gurgling Head or Trembling Hand. A Malignant Heart can drop from the same sources but only in WT4. When you turn in 10 Grim Favors to the Tree of Whispers, there is a guaranteed Malignant Body Part in the Collection you choose. You need 1 of each to summon this Boss.

Varshan drops a Mucus-Slick Egg required to summon Duriel. Only the player that summons Varshan recieves the material.

Grigoire, The Galvanic Saint

  • World Tier Minimum Required: World Tier 3
  • Activity Required: Participate in Helltide
  • Cosmetic Reward: Demonbinder Mount Armor Cosmetic

In order to summon Grigoire, collect 5 Living Steel from Tortured Offerings (opening chests) during a Helltide. All chests drop 1 Living Steel while Living Steel Chests drop 5, with a chance at an additional 5!

Grigoire drops a Shard of Agony required to summon Duriel. Only the player that summons Grigoire recieves the material.

The Beast in the Ice

  • World Tier Minimum Required: World Tier 4
  • Activity Required: Complete Nightmare Dungeons Tier 30+
  • Cosmetic Reward: Skull Torch and Fell Steed Mount Trophies

In order to summon The Beast, collect Distilled Fear when completing a Nightmare Dungeon (Tier 30+). Once you have gathered 9, go to The Occultist and craft a Glacial Fissure Nightmare Sigil.

Duriel, King of Maggots

  • World Tier Minimum Required: World Tier 4
  • Activity Required: Collect components by defeating Echos of Varshan and Grigoire, The Galvanic Saint (both in WT 4 only).
  • Cosmetic Reward: The Smoldering Brimstone Mount¬†

In order to summon Duriel, collect 2 Mucus-Slick Egg (from Varshan) and 2 Shard of Agony (from Grigoire). These materials only drop for the player that summoned Varshan or Grigoire.

This is the ONLY Boss that can drop Uber Uniques!

Lord Zir

  • World Tier Minimum Required: World Tier 4
  • Activity Required: Collect components by defeating World Bosses or completing Legion Events (both in WT 4 only).
  • Cosmetic Reward: Diadem of the Ancient Helm Cosmetic

In order to summon Lord Zir collect 9 Exquisite Blood from completing Legion Events or defeating World Bosses.

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Summary

  • Gallowvine is the most important resource early on. ALWAYS PICK IT UP!
  • Materials have many uses and can be found all over Sanctuary as plants, ore veins or monster drops.
  • Gold is used for almost everything in Diablo 4; collect as much as possible!
  • Gambling with Obols is a great way to get Legendary Aspects.
  • Forgotten Soul and Fiend Rose can only be found in a Helltide.
  • Scattered Prism can only be found from World Bosses and Dungeon boss monsters.

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Written by Teo1904.
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