Diablo 4 Season of Blood (Season 2) has a new Vampiric Powers theme. These new powers add new offensive and defensive capabilities as well as provide new utilities that you can use to maximize the effectiveness of your build. In this Diablo 4 guide, I go over everything that you need to know about Vampiric Powers, covering how you can unlock, use, and upgrade them.
Vampiric Powers In Diablo 4 Season Of Blood Explained
Vampiric Powers are not something that you unlock and then forget about. These need to be unlocked, activated, and upgraded to make full use of them.
How To Unlock Vampiric Powers In Diablo 4 Season 2
To access Vampiric Powers in Diablo 4 Season of Blood, you need to start the seasonal content. Completing the initial seasonal quests will unlock this new mechanic and give you access to Vampiric Powers, Hunter’s Acclaim, Blood Harvest Event, and the Sanguine Circle.
How To Get More Vampiric Powers
Once you have unlocked the Vampiric Powers Mechanic, you will want to get the powers that you want or the ones that suit your build. You can do this using Hunter’s Acclaim (new season-only progression system) and the Blood Harvest Event (Vampire theme seasonal event). Additionally, you can also spend Potent Blood in the Sanguine Circle.
Hunter’s Acclaim And Blood Harvest Event
Hunter’s Acclaim has rewards that you can unlock once you have enough reputation. You can earn reputation by:
- Completing Bounties
- Bursting Blood Blisters
- Completing World Events
- Disrupting vampire rituals
- Freeing prisoners
- Crafting materials
- Pact Consumables
- New Vampiric Powers
We encourage players to take part in the Blood Harvest event since it is available from the start of the season, and you can start playing at level one. These events are always active in some part of the map.
Sanguine Circle And Potent Blood
The second way of getting new Vampiric Powers in Diablo 4 Season of Blood is by spending Potent Blood in the Sanguine Circle. You can spend 25 Potent Blood to randomly unlock new powers or upgrade existing ones that you have unlocked. This does have RNG, so a lot of luck is involved. So, you might not get the power that you are looking for.
You can farm Potent Blood by killing Lord Zir’s minions. You can easily do this by taking part in the new Blood Harvest Event, which is always active. The event also allows you to farm Blood Lires, which can be used to summon Blood Seekers in a mini-event. Blood Seekers drop Seeker Keys that open Seeker Caches (Blood Harvest chests), which can contain loot, gold, and Potent Blood.
How To Activate Vampiric Powers
Even with the RNG of getting new Vampiric Powers and the grind to get Potent Blood, you can’t simply unlock Vampiric Powers and then slot them into the Sanguine Circle. These powers need to be activated as well. Each Vampiric Power has pact requirements that need to be met in order for them to be activated.
In Diablo 4 Season of Blood, you get armor pieces that have pacts on them. There are three different kinds of pacts:
- Pact of Ferocity (Crown)
- Pact of Divinity (Chalice)
- Pact of Eternity (Skull)
Only armor can have pacts and not jewelry or weapons. You can use items to remove facts or add pacts from armor pieces.
- Cleansing Acid – All: removes all Pacts present on a piece of armor.
- Pact of Perfocty: Adds a pact of Ferocity to Helm, Chest Armor, Gloves, Pants, or Boots.
You can use these items to match the Pacts that you need and match them to the requirements of the Vampiric Powers that you want to use. If you do not have these items, then you should take part in the Blood Harvest event or head over to the Alchemist.
Major And Minor Vampiric Powers
Major Vampiric Powers require 6 pacts, while Minor Vampiric Powers require up to 3 pacts.
|Minor Vampiric Powers||Pact Requirement||Effects|
|Anticipation||1 Divinity||20% Cooldown Reduction, 12% increased damage for each nearby enemy affected by your Damage Over Time Effects for Ultimate Skills.|
|Coven’s Fangs||2 Divinity||Conjuration, Companion, Minion, and Bat Familiar attacks deal 52% increased damage to Crowd Controlled enemies. Lucky Hit: Conjuration, Companion, Minion, and Bat Familiar have up to a 30% chance to inflict Vampiric Curse when hitting enemies.|
|Domination||1 Ferocity||24% damage buff to Stunned, Immobilized, Frozen, or Feared enemies. Injured non-elites are instantly killed.|
|Feed the Coven||1 Eternity||Lucky Hit: Conjuration, Companion, Minion and Bat Familiar attacks have up to a 60% chance to restore 10 Primary Resource to you and increase your Damage by 10% for 4 seconds.|
|Hectic||3 Divinity||Lucky Hit: Conjuration, Companion, Minion, and Bat Familiar attacks have up to a 60% chance to restore 10 Primary Resource to you and increase your Damage by 10% for 4 seconds.|
|Once active, cooldown is reduced by 2 second for every 5 basic skills cast.||3 Eternity||Attacks deal 80% of your Maximum Life as Physical damage to nearby enemies. Heal 1% of your Maximum Life for each enemy damaged|
|Infection||1 Ferocity||Hitting enemies with direct damage infects them with Pox. Inflicting Pox 8 times on an enemy expunges their infection, dealing 70% Poison damage.|
|Jagged Spikes||1 Ferocity, 1 Divinity||Thorns have a 10% chance to deal 300% increased damage and Chill enemies for 8%.|
|Prey on the Weak||2 Ferocity||16% damage buff against vulnerable enemies. Targets are vulnerable when affected by a Vampiric Curse.|
|Rampart||1 Divinity, 1 Eternity||After not moving for 3 seconds, you gain a Barrier for 40% of your Maximum Life for 6 seconds.|
|Ravenous||3 Ferocity||Lucky Hit: Up to a 20% chance to increase your Attack Speed by 40% of your Total Movement Speed for 6 seconds.|
|Resilience||2 Eternity||You gain 1% Damage Reduction for each 2% Life you are missing.|
|Sanguine Brace||1 Divinity, 1 Eternity||When you kill an enemy, Fortify for 6% of your Base Life. While you have more Fortify than half of your Maximum Life, you gain 8% Critical Strike Chance.|
|Terror||1 Ferocity, 1 Divinity, 1 Eternity||When you are hit, there is a 14% chance to Fear enemies nearby and slow them for 80% for 2 seconds. Critical Strike on Feared enemies is guaranteed.|
|Undying||1 Eternity||Casting Skills heals you for 3% Life. Double this bonus while below 50% Life.|
|Major Vampiric Powers||Pact Requirement||Effects|
|Accursed Touch||6 Divinity||Lucky Hit: Up to a 44% chance to inflict Vampiric Curse on enemies. Enemies with the Vampiric Curse have a 15% chance to spread it to other surrounding enemies. Accursed Souls deal 200% increased damage.|
|Bathe in Blood||3 Divinity, 3 Eternity||While Channeling a Skill, you form a pool of blood beneath you. While channeling a skill in a pool, your Channeled Skills deal 40% increased damage and you gain 30% Damage Reduction. A pool can only form once every 8 seconds.|
|Blood Boil||6 Eternity||When your Core Skills Overpower an enemy, you spawn 3 Volatile Blood Drops. Collecting a Volatile Blood Drop causes it to explode, dealing 60% Physical damage around you. Every 20 seconds, your next Skill is guaranteed to Overpower.|
|Call Familiar||3 Ferocity, 3 Divinity||Casting a Mastery, Weapon Mastery, Macabre, Wrath, or Imbuement Skill calls a bat ally to attack nearby enemies, dealing 80% Physical damage with a 30% chance to Stun.|
|Flowing Veins||2 Ferocity, 2 Divinity, 2 Eternity||You deal 60% increased Damage Over Time to enemies that are moving or affected by a Vampiric Curse.|
|Metamorphosis||2 Ferocity, 2 Divinity, 2 Eternity||When you Evade you turn into a cloud of bats, becoming Unstoppable for 4 seconds. Enemies along your path take 160% Physical damage and are inflicted with Vampiric Curse.|
|Moonrise||6 Ferocity||Hitting an enemy with a Basic Skill grants you 4% Attack Speed for 10 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Upon reaching maximum stacks, you enter a Vampiric Bloodrage, gaining 160% Basic Skill damage and 15% Movement Speed for 10 seconds.|
How To Upgrade Vampiric Powers
You can upgrade Vampiric Powers from the Sanguine Circle, similar to how you unlock them. You will need to spend Potent Blood to progress the upgrade bar. You can upgrade Vampiric Powers to level 3 for their maximum effect.
This is what you need to know about Vampiric Powers in Diablo 4 Season of Blood, including how you can unlock them, upgrade them, and activate them. If you are interested in learning more, then you can check out our guide on how you can level up to 100 fast. For more content, check out our Diablo 4 guides hub.