Hero Relics and Hero Memories

With the launch of Blacksail, Torchlight Infinite introduces a powerful new endgame system to further customize your Hero Traits. This system 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.

Tips for Cats is one of Erika - Wind Stalker's Memories

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 Season 2 Mechanic, Blacksail, check out our Blacksail Seasonal Guide Here.

Where Do Hero Relics & Memories Come From

Both Hero Relics and Memories are obtained from the Blacksail Seasonal mechanic. You find these within your Beacons, the Void Sea Terminal, and as drops from Bosses.

Hero Items come from the Blacksail Mechanic

Hero Relics and Hero Memories 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.

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.

Cat Travel Log offers Erika - Wind Stalker unique bonuses

Legendary Hero Relics

Legendary Hero Relics are dropped by the Void Pirates fought in the Netherrealm encounters, the Bride of the Void Sea, and the Lord of the Void Sea. If you're curious where to get a specific Hero Relic consult the "drop source" option on the item's menu.

Generic Hero Relics

  • Heart of Ethereal Realm always has 4 or 5 Engram slots unlocked making it especially valuable for Hero Memories with effects that scale per duplicate memory engraved.
  • Ascended Body limits you to 2 Hero Memories in exchange for making them more powerful.
  • Void Eater is a high variance relic offering bonuses to memories in specific engram slots. For example if you have hero memories engraved in slots 2 and 4 but 1, 3 and 5 are left empty your hero memories gain 300-360% increased effect.
  • False God's Prosthetic Body grants a flat bonus to all stats for each Magic Hero Memory engraved, or a % bonus per Legendary Hero Memory engraved. This results in +90 All Stats or +30% all stats which is a significant bonus but isn't as powerful as stacking 5 stat focused Legendary Hero Memories in a Heart of Ethereal Realm.
  • Emperor's Coffin gives Evasion per Magic Hero Memory engraved, and Defenses per Legendary Hero Memory engraved making it ideal for Armor and Evasion stacking builds, or a nice defensive option on a build that uses Energy Shield.
  • The Mage Assistant's Substitute gives Fire, Cold, or Lightning Resistance per Magic Hero Memory engraved and Erosion resistance per Legendary Hero Memory engraved. This one is pretty niche but can be a good way to cap your resistances at the cost of some damage.
  • Soul Finale offers a massive bonus to Critical Strike Chance and Double Damage when exactly 2 Engram slots are unlocked.

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 all of the Trait-specific Hero Relics.

  • Goggles of the Royal Hunter
  • Tina's Withered Flower
  • Thousands of Shadows
  • Fictional Stars
  • Cat's Vengeance Diary
  • Israfel's shattered Dreams
  • Gerry's Legacy
  • Spirit of Ancient Sorcery
  • Varagon's Symphony of Souls
  • Heart of Absolute Fusion
  • Escaping the Magic Ice
  • Magnus' Scepter

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.

Varagon Ancestral Spirit is a Memory belonging to Rehan's Anger Hero Trait

Legendary Hero Memories

Legendary Hero Relics are dropped by the Void Pirates fought in the Netherrealm encounters, the Bride of the Void Sea, and the Lord of the Void Sea. If you're curious where to get a specific Hero Relic consult the "drop source" option on the item's menu.

Generic Hero Memories

  • Chaotic Oracle offers a random bonus similar to Chaotic Ending. These include Gain Blur on Crit Strike, Gain 1 Agility Blessing for every 6m moved or gain Barrier on using or triggering a Defensive Skill.
  • The following all give a bonus per copy engraved, therefore each additional Memory makes all other copies far more effective.
    • Thunder Punishment Prayer Lightning damage.
    • Frozen Time Cold damage.
    • Immolating World Fire damage.
    • Sun's Fall Fire resistance.
    • Return Thunder to the Sky Lightning resistance.
    • Ruined Efforts Cold resistance.
    • Star Shooting Dexterity.
    • Unfinished Creation Intelligence.
    • Sol'Quinn's Roar Strength.
  • Balancing Hypocrisy Before the Scales is used to either greatly increase your Strength at the cost of Dexterity, or greatly increase your Dexterity at the cost of Strength.

Trait-Specific Hero Memories

Hero Trait Specialization Points
  • Ranger's Last Journey
  • Pushing the Cogs of Fate
  • Butterfly Hunting
  • Eagle's Fight to the Death
  • Ancestral Hate
  • Two Extremes
  • Heart of the Snow
  • Dominion of the Iron Pack
Enhancement Memories
  • Lessons Under the City at Sunset
  • Eve of the Kingslaying
  • Cat's Night Safari
  • The Place of Oracle
  • Supported by the Masses
  • Soul of Fury
  • Future Burnt Offering
  • Silent Roar
  • Ice Embraces Fire
  • Infinite Overload
Stacking Memories
  • Wiping Family Silver Bullet
  • Secret of Time
  • Multidimensional Contact
  • Prayer for Grace

Video Guide

Hero Relic and Hero Memory Video Guide


  • Hero Relics and Hero Memories come from Blacksail content.
  • 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


Jan 6th 2023
Article Published for Season 2