Torchlight Infinite has several powerful endgame systems to further customize your Hero Traits. One of these systems consists of two parts, Hero Relics and Hero Memories. Hero Relics offer 1-5 Engram slots which are used to socket Hero Memories. Hero Relics offer bonuses to bolster your Hero Trait or build archetype.
Engrave Hero Memories in Engram slots to add more bonuses, or make your existing ones even better. Many Hero Memories have modifiers based around Hero Trait specific stats such as Rage on Rehan.
To find out more about the Blacksail mechanic, check out our Blacksail Seasonal Guide Here.
Where Do Hero Relics & Memories Come From
The Primary source of Hero Relics and Memories is the Blacksail mechanic, though you can get them from a few other places like the Cube of Rapacity.
Hero Relics and Hero Memories frequently drop from Blacksail Pirates, and the treasure hoard at the Void Sea Terminal. Most of the Hero Items dropped are specialized to your Hero Trait, but occasionally you may get generic Legendary Hero Items, or specialized drops for other Hero Traits which you can sell on the Trade House. Magic Hero Relics and Hero Memories are commonly dropped by the Blacksail mechanic, but if you're lucky you might also obtain a Legendary Hero Relic or Memory. Many Void Sea Seals increase the drop rate of Hero Relics and Memories.
When searching for the perfect Hero Relic or Memory running Netherrealm encounters with Blacksail cards is your best bet. However consider consider turning in Hero Statue cards, or gambling at the Cube of Rapacity for more drops.
To find out more about how to trade in Torchlight Infinite, check out our Beginner's Guide to Trading and Advanced Trade House Guide.
How Do Hero Relics Work?
There are two types of Hero Relics. Magic Hero Relics which roll random stats based on the associated Hero Trait, and Legendary Hero Relics. Each Hero Trait has up to 2 Legendary Hero Relics, and there are several generic Relics shared across all Heroes. All Hero Relics have between 1 and 5 Engram slots to Engrave memories, but it's most common for them to have 3.
The stats rolled by Magic Hero Relics are always closely associated with the build archetypes a Hero Trait specializes in. For example Erika's Magic Hero Relics all have stats like Movement Speed, Multistrike bonuses, and things related to Attacking. Conversely Youga's Spacetime Elapse Hero Relics roll bonuses related to Reaping, Twisted Spacetime, and DoTs. Hero Relics CANNOT be crafted, but can be traded to other players via the Trade House. Always check T1 modifiers denoted by the gold square.
The Engram slots are distributed randomly, and you are only able to Engrave Hero Memories in an open slot. In this example slots 1, 2, and 4 are open. Some Hero Relics increase the bonuses granted by Hero Memories Engraved into them. These effects vary by Engram location or Hero Memory rarity. Like many other Magic items, the modifiers that can roll on Hero Relics have different tiers, and a higher item level Hero Relic has a better chance of rolling good modifiers. Therefore you should always farm for them in the highest level content you can.
Legendary Hero Relics
Legendary Hero Relics provide unique effects, or enhance the function of a Hero Trait. If you're curious where to get a specific Hero Relic consult the "drop source" option on the item's menu.
Generic Hero Relics
Here are some examples of Hero Relics.
Trait-Specific Hero Relics
Unlike the more generic Hero Relics, the Trait-specific relics have bonuses that are focused around what a Hero Trait does best. Carino's Lethal Flash trait for example, specializes in shotgunning projectiles so his Relic Tina's Withered Flower gives you more projectiles. Below are some Trait-specific Hero Relics.
Trait-Specific Hero Relics
How Do Hero Memories Work?
After you equip a Hero Relic, you can fill the Engram slots with Hero Memories. Magic Hero Memories have a selection of random stats appropriate for your Hero Trait. Like with Hero Relics, the stats rolled focus on what a Hero Trait is best for. So Rehan's Hero Memories have bonuses related to Rage and Attacks. There are some Legendary Hero Memories shared between all Traits, but Magic Hero Memories are specific to one Hero Trait.
Generally, Hero Memories work to enhance what a Hero Trait is already good at. So you won't be seeing any Spell Damage rolls on Varagon Ancestral Spirit because Rehan is intended to be used to play Attack builds. Hero Memories have some unique and powerful stats that directly interact with Hero Trait Specialization Points, such as Time Gravel which can roll modifiers that increase the damage added by Spacetime Cutting.
Legendary Hero Memories
Legendary Hero Memories offer powerful unique effects or enhance the function of a Hero Trait. Like with Relics, there are both generic and Trait-specific options. If you're curious where to get a specific Hero Memory consult the "drop source" option on the item's menu.
Generic Hero Memories
Here are some examples of generic Hero Memories
Trait-Specific Hero Memories
- Ancestral Hate
- Bitter Fruit of Omniscience
- Butterfly Hunting
- Dominion of the Iron Pack
- Eagle's Fight to the Death
- Heart of the Snow
- Hero's Recklessness
- Imperceptible Pain
- Nothing to Lose
- Praying for the Termination
- Ranger's Last Journey
- Realm-Breaking Soul Sync
- The End of the Hero
- Two Extremes
- Ultimate Demolition Plan
- Hero Relics and Hero Memories come from Blacksail content and other sources like the Cube of Rapacity.
- These Hero Relics have between 1 and 5 Engram slots where you socket Hero Memories.
- Magic Hero Relics & Hero Memories are specific to Hero Traits.
- Legendary Hero Relics & Memories are primarily obtained from the Blacksail boss encounters.
- Some Legendary Hero Relics & Memories are specific, while others are shared across all Heroes and Traits.
- Legendary Hero Memories can enable an additional Hero Trait Specialization.
- You cannot craft on Magic Hero Relics or Hero Memories, but can purchase them on the Trade House.
To find out more about the Season 2 Mechanic, Blacksail, check out our Blacksail Seasonal Guide Here.
Written by Tenkiei
Reviewed by Xtra37, Raxxanterax
- 15 May 2023
Reformatted for clearer presentation
- 5 May 2023
Article Updated for Season 3
- 6 January 2023
Article Published for Season 2