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Growing Breeze Iris Leveling Guide

Last Updated: April 20th 2024

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Growing Breeze Identity

Welcome to the Iris leveling guide. She is a Summoner Hero that specializes in Empowering Spirit Magi. By placing a Spirit Magus Skill in an Active Skill Slot you can activate it every few seconds to grant your Spirit Magi Nourishment stacks which increase their damage significantly. Hero Traits such as Amazing Friends allow you to unlock the full potential of Spirit Magi by unlocking their Ultimate ability at the cost of -1 Maximum Spirit Magi Quantity and Socialite lets you build a larger army by increasing that number by 1 instead.

The leveling guide is intended to take your character to Level 80.
This is the last level with unlimited free respec points.
Be sure to check the final section of the guide for recommendations on how to transition into the Endgame!
Iris Leveling Guide Gear Preview
Level 80 Hero Overview
  • Very Mobile Friendly
  • Safe & Easy Beginner Playstyle
  • High Damage On Low Budget Gear
  • Low Mobility
  • Ramping up damage
  • Spam Buttons To Keep Buffs Active

Check out the Complete Story Walkthrough for tips on how to complete the Campaign.

Treasure Troves

Treasure Troves are a way to super-charge your leveling experience. They give vastly more experience than regular zones and yield exclusive Legendary items. You need to complete each of them once for a Talent Point. For an easier leveling experience, you repeat the Treasure Trove until you're 8-10 levels above the zone, then rush through the next few areas. Follow your side quest to find the Treasure Trove locations.

Keep an eye out for the following Legendary items as you clear Treasure Troves.

  • New Ear Hills (L7): Look out for Desire of Survival and Rock Lizard's Skull.
  • Nectar Valley (L16): Look out for Dragon Scale Shoes.
  • Dawn Avenue (L27): Look out for Chain of Resistance and Ice Pulse.
  • Sanctuary of Solitude (L35): Look out for Interlocking Soul.
  • Silver Sands' End (L44): Look out for Omniscient Prototype and Lonesome.
  • Hall of Grandiosity (L54): Look out for Omniscient Prototype and Lonesome.

Every Treasure Trove has a small chance to drop Lonesome which boosts you damage significantly if you equip only 1 ring and Omniscient Prototype which provides around 120 Energy allowing you to equip additional Support Skills.

Leveling Tips and Tricks

  • Your first active skill slot (top left in the Skills menu) is your "Main Skill," this matters because many items and Hero Traits have effects that only apply to the Main Skill.
  • If you're ever in doubt of where to go, click the campaign quest on the left of your screen and a golden path shows you the way.
  • This guide assumes you get most of your levels through Treasure Troves and rush to the objectives in other zones for maximum efficiency.
  • When allocating Pact Points, prioritize Life first, then select Damage nodes until you fill the section. If you have leftover points, put them into Drop nodes as you begin farming the Netherrealm.
  • Complete all 10 Levels of the Hero Forge to unlock all of your Hero Trait abilities and gain 6 additional Talent Points.
  • All support gems become available from the Skill Shop at level 50. At this stage cross reference with the embeds to make sure you're set up for the Netherrealm.
  • In Chapter 3 gear you find comes with varying amounts of Energy, after changing your gear, be sure to go to the Energy Menu under Skills to reassign missing Energy.

Equipment & Stat Priorities

Main stats to be looking for while progressing the campaign

Look for these Offensive stats on weapons:

  • Lightning/Spell/Minion Skill Level
  • Minion Damage
  • Chance for Minions to Deal Double Damage
  • Minion Critical Strike Chance
  • Minion Critical Strike Damage

Look for these Defensive stats on armor:

  • Max Life
  • Life %
  • Elemental Resistances
  • Erosion Resistances
  • Regenerates Life per second
  • -x% additional Physical Damage Taken

Core Skill

  • Use Summon Thunder Spirit to deal damage. Activate it on Cooldown to grant your Spirit Magi Nourishment stacks that increase their damage.
  • With Blink and Leap Attack you move faster through the zones.
    • Support it with Quick Mobility for even faster movement.
  • Use Dazzling Bloom to teleport your Minions to your target location and to buff their damage for a short duration.
  • Nourishment of Life grants your Spirit Magi stacks of Growth.
    • For every 100 stacks of Growth your Spirit Magi have, they reach a higher Stage which empowers their abilities.

Leveling Progression

WARNING: The following levels are a guideline, you might complete the quest/unlock the Skill a few levels early, or a few levels later!

Skill Progression
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Passive Skill Progression
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Level 2: Support Summon Thunder Spirit with Elemental Duo.
Level 3: Purchase and equip; Blink.
Level 5: Support Compound Potion with Limber Stretch.
Level 6: Support Summon Thunder Spirit with Multiple Projectiles.
Level 12: Purchase and equip; Leap Attack.
Level 22: Purchase and equip; Dazzling Bloom. Support Summon Thunder Spirit with Elemental Fusion.
Level 25: Complete the first Hero Trial and allocate; Friends We Are. Support Blink with Quick Mobility and Magic Dash.
Level 34: Purchase and equip; Electric Conversion.
Level 42: Support Leap Attack with Quick Mobility and Hardened.
Level 45: Complete the second Hero Trial and allocate; Grow Up Quick.
Level 55: Support Dazzling Bloom with Extended Duration. At this point you have access to every skill in the game, continue to follow the embed shown as you gain more Energy. If you don't have enough mana to use all of your Auras get Divinity Slates with -Sealed Mana modifiers.

To learn more check out the Skills and Passives Guide.


Iris Leveling Guide Talent Tree
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God of Machines

This is your core Talent Tree where you put your first 24 points before moving onto Alchemist. Return here later to allocate additional points.


Allocate 32 points in Alchemist. Source lets you use more Auras by reducing Sealed Mana for Spirit Magi Skills.Talons of Abyss increases damage and Cooldown Recovery Speed of Spirit Magi for every stack of Growth they have.

Steel Vanguard

Finally, allocate 32 points in Steel Vanguard. Many Minor and Major talents in this Talent Tree reduce Sealed Mana which is required to fit all of your Auras. Then their effectiveness is increased thanks to Reflection. Knowledgeable increases the effectiveness of all Empower Skills including Iris's Trait Skill!

There are tons of different Talent Trees to explore, if you want to learn more about this robust system check out our Talent Tree Guide.

Traits, Relics and Memories

Hero Traits

Iris Leveling Guide Hero Traits, Relics & Memories

Level 45: Grow Up Quick reduces the chance that Spirit Magi will lose a stack of Nourishment when they use a Skill.

Level 75: Socialite increases Maximum Spirit Magus Quantity by 1 which allows you to summon a total amount of 3 Spirit Magi. As a small penalty it increases the chance that Spirit Magus is going to lose a stack of Nourishment when it uses a Skill by 10%

Level 90: Grow With It makes scaling Spirit Magi with Skill Levels even more powerful by reducing the chance that they lose a stack of Nourishment when they use a Skill, by 3% per +1 Skill Level above base Skill level up to 42%. On top of that it grants Spirit Magi 3% chance per stack of Nourishment to deal 100% additional damage with -50% Attack and Cast speed penalty. Because slower cast speed reduces how often Spirit Magi lose a Nourishment stacks this "penalty" often acts as a bonus.

Relics and Memories

Look for any combination of the following stats on your Hero Relics and Memories;

Hero RelicHero Memories
% of your Empower Skill bonus also applies to Spirit Magi+ Max Nourishment stacks
Triggers Dazzling Bloom if there is an Elite nearbyIncreased chance for Spirit Magi to use an Enhanced Skill
Additional Growth per stack of Nourishment a Spirit Magus has% Spirit Magus Skill Area
% Empower Skill Effect% Empower Skill Effect

To learn more, check out our Hero Relic and Hero Memory Guide.


To learn more, check out our Pacts and Pets Guide.

The Netherrealm

Racing through your Netherrealm quests as quickly as possible results in you becoming under leveled for the required zones to progress further, stay within 3 levels of the zones you're completing to avoid a harsh experience penalty. Check out our How to Progress the Netherrealm if you're unsure of anything.

Here's a list of things to do while progressing the early stages of the Netherrealm;

  • Level 60, The Trade House is unlocked. Be sure to read and understand our Trade House for Beginners Guide before making any big purchases.
  • Higher item levels of gear come with higher quantities of Energy. Look to improve your current gear with items that have increased Energy so that you can use more Support Skills.
  • Utilize Prototype Crafting and Enchanting to greatly increase the power of non-Legendary gear you come across. It costs very low amounts of Flame Dust and Flame Sand to lock 1-2 good affixes in place and reroll up to 4-5 new modifiers.
  • If you don't have enough mana to use all of your Auras get Divinity Slates with -Sealed Mana modifiers.

Transitioning to Endgame


  • Search Beacons or the Trade House for items with any of the following modifier on Wands, Staffs or Two-Handed Hammers
    • Lightning/Spell/Minion Skill Level
    • Minion Damage
    • Minion Critical Strike Damage
    • Minion Critical Strike Chance
    • Chance for Minions to Deal Double Damage
    • Cooldown Recovery Speed
    • Aura Effect
    • Spirit Magi's Enhanced Skills +% additional damage
  • Craft the items using prototype crafting until you have at least 1 Lightning, Spell or Minion Skill Level modifier and any combination of other modifiers listed above.
  • Enchant the item to finish it.

Remaining Gear

Focus on crafting the remainder of your Armor and Jewelry with the following goals in mind;

  • Cap all of your Resistances at the 60% maximum.
  • Have a healthy Life pool.
  • Increase Minion Damage.
  • Increase Skill Level of Spirit Magi.
  • Increase the amount of Growth your Spirit Magi have.
  • Increase Aura Effectiveness.
  • Reduce Sealed Mana.

Legendary Items


  • Interlocking Soul provides a good amount of Minion damage at the cost of draining your Life any time you use a Summon Skill.
  • Oversight Provides +3 to all Spell Skill Gems
  • Wear Horn Ring to increase the damage of your Minions as well as Critical Strike Damage when you use anEmpower Skill.

Set Items

As you complete the Netherrealm be sure to farm the following Voyager's Commemorative Set items.

  • Voyager's Commemorative Cape
  • Voyager's Commemorative Strap
  • Voyager's Commemorative Goggles
  • Voyager's Commemorative Boots
  • Voyager's Commemorative Cufflinks
  • Voyager's Commemorative Brooch
  • Voyager's Commemorative Pinky Ring x2


  • Winter of Origin Provides 3-4 stacks of Focus Blessing and changes its effect to +6% additional Minion Damage.
  • Gloves of the Mage's Assistant Lets you Leap Attack extremely fast while using Staff or Two-Handed Hammer by overwriting your base attacks speed to 3-4 while you have Focus Blessing.
  • Friend Nemesis Increases Spirit Magi Skill damage and provides up to 80 additional Growth.

Continue the Journey

Congratulations on completing the Iris leveling guide! To continue your Endgame journey check our Build Database!

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Written by: Zen_M
Reviewed by: Tenkiei

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