Diablo 4 is getting Uber Unique crafting and the drop rate of Uber Uniques will be increased as part of Update 1.3.2, releasing on February 13th. Here is what you need to know.
We previously reported that Diablo 4 devs asked players to keep unused Uniques. They were hinting at a potential new mechanic that would make use of them. Blizzard has confirmed that Uber Unique crafting will be added in Update 1.2.3.
Diablo 4 Update 1.3.2 To Add Uber Unique Crafting
The patch will allow players to salvage and craft Uber Uniques of their choice. The patch will also fix issues with the shrine event. According to the official post:
we want to give players increased autonomy in obtaining their desired Uber Unique by addressing feedback that expressed how acquiring duplicate or undesired Uber Unique Items lessens that feeling of triumph. A new system empowers players to make use of duplicate and undesired Uber Unique items by salvaging them for a new resource which can be used to eventually craft an Uber Unique of their choosing.
The Refine Resources Tab at the Alechmist will be renamed to Transmute. Here players will have the option to craft Uber Unques of their choosing. Salvaging Uber Uniqes will provide a new resource called Resplended Sparks. Players will be able to bring 5 Resplended Sparks to the Alchemist and craft an Uber Unique of their choice. Furthermore, the drop rate of Uber Uniques outside of the Uber Duriel encounters has been increased.
While I believe that crafting Uber Uniques is a great step and this will make the grind much easier, I am a bit concerned about the phrasing that Blizzard has used. It would seem that players would need 5 duplicate Uber Unique to salvage them and then craft a single Uber Unique of their choice. The devs will need to provide clarification regarding the matter. Since the patch is just around the corner, it is a matter of time before we find out for ourselves.
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