During the BlizzCon 2023 keynote speech, Tiffany Wat, and Chris Wilson (no, not that one), introduced the new Unique Rings, quality of life changes, and events coming to Diablo 4 along side a quick preview of the Season 3 leaderboard content.
New Unique Rings
Themed around hearts from Season of the Malignant, 5 class specific Unique rings are coming to Diablo 4. Blizzard teased that Necromancers can look forward to a ring similar to the Caged Heart of the Sacrilegious, which triggered Corpse skills automatically!
Editor's Note: Effects on the new ring may not be identical to the Caged Heart of the Sacrilegious.
The Season's most dominant Heart, Caged Heart of the Barber probably won't be seeing a return. Blizzard talked about class specific rings, and the Barber was a generic Heart.
But if you feel like speculating on what class specific hearts might return, our wiki has all the caged hearts.
QoL & Events
In addition to the Malignant-themed Unique Rings, we're also getting some quality of life updates & new events.
On December 5th Blizzard is releasing an update to the Occultist's enchanting feature allowing you to preview the possible affixes before spending gold!
Abattoir of Zir
Something else to look forward to is the 6-week long Abattoir of Zir event. A new pinnacle boss experience for level 100 players looking to challenge themselves. This encounter is more difficult than Duriel, King of Maggots, and therefore isn't for the faint of heart.
Be warned, Abattoir of Zir starts difficult and only gets harder ~ Chris Wilson
- Tears of Blood begins with a base radius of 4, expanding to 5 at level 50.
- For every 5 Core Stats purchased within Range you gain 2.0%[x] Increased Damage. (At Glyph level 1)
- Grants +50% Bonus to all Rare nodes within range. This Bonus increases by 10% every 10 levels.
Editor's Note: This is a preview for the Tears of Blood glyph, and may not reflect the final version of the item!
On December 12th players can look forward to the first Holiday event to come to Sanctuary, Midwinter Blight. For 3 weeks the Fractured peaks will become a winter terror-land where players can go on a "slay ride." Blizzard also hinted at a Red-Cloaked Terror hiding within the peaks. The Red-Cloaked Terror could be the Butcher, or maybe it's 5 Treasure Goblins in a trench coat?
The Gauntlet Dungeon
Season 3 brings a new endgame activity, The Gauntlet. A special weekly challenge dungeon where players can compete with their friends, guild-mates, or anyone in the world! At the end of each week, Heroes are added to the Seasonal Hall of Ancients where their name and build are recorded for all to see.
More News from Blizzcon
That's it for the Unique rings, events, and sneak peak at Season 3's Gauntlet Dungeon. Blizzard also announced Diablo 4's first expansion: Vessel of Hatred! Many members of the Maxroll Diablo 4 Team are currently attending BlizzCon so be sure to say hello if you see a familiar face. As Season 2 continues we'll be making adjustments to our builds, guides and resources to keep up with the ever evolving meta.
With that said, head over to our Discord and select the D4 role in #roles to stay up to date with our content development to make the most of your Season 2 experience!
Written by: Tenkiei