Find out 7 Beginner Tips for Players in Diablo 4. These hints and tips will get new players going in Blizzard’s Diablo 4.
It’s hard to imagine that for a series that has existed for 26 years, there are not that many entries. There aren’t many spinoffs either unless one wanted to count the remake of the second, the expansions, or the mobile game, Diablo Immortal, which was fairly recent in this 26-year-long history. Part of the reason why there aren’t many Diablo games is that fans dig their claws in and won’t let go.
So, Blizzard knows it doesn’t have to overexpose its franchise to keep it relevant. But, as new players are born every day, some may have missed this series until now. So, let’s best break down what Diablo 4 is and how beginners can make the most out of it.
7/ Adjusting Your Difficulty Experience
Diablo 4 does not have traditional difficulty levels like in other action RPGs that players can take advantage of. Instead, it has a system called World Tiers. Beginners should start on World Tier 1, but they should also know that playing on higher tiers will increase how much experience and gold they receive.
So, if players really want to power level their character up then they can increase these World Tiers. This difficulty system can be changed at any time within certain town points or on the title menu. Also for pre-game prep work, players should select More Guidance so that Diablo 4 can explain its many features more thoroughly as the game progresses.
6/ What Class To Choose
One of the things that keep fans of Blizzard’s series coming back is the wealth of character classes they can choose from. Players can begin as a Barbarian, Necromancer, Sorcerer, Rogue, or Druid in Diablo 4. Of those five character classes, Necromancers are recommended for both beginners and players who plan to go at it solo.
Necromancers can learn to summon spiritual aides early on in their skill tree to assist in battle. The more levels they gain, the bigger the army of spiritual beings Necromancers can command. Necromancers in Diablo 4 are kind of overpowered for now, which is good for newbies.
5/ Choose One Skill Per Area
The skill trees are broken up into different types within each class. A smart player will focus on usable skills above passive upgrades like ones that can increase defense stats. It’s far better to increase stats through weapons and armor in Diablo 4 than to waste skill points on them.
For example, a Rogue in Diablo 4 should purchase one skill per area. For their basic attack, they can choose Puncture and for their Energy-based skill, they can choose Barrage. So, to reiterate, focus on one skill per area and then buff the heck out of it.
4/ Explore The World, Unlock Warp Points
One of Diablo 4’s newest features is its open-world. Past games in the series have been open before but not like this. So, like any open-world RPG, players should explore and unlock nodes before they even start to do missions. It’s the same strategy that applies to the beginning of another recent game, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, regarding the towers.
Unlocking fast travel nodes and filling in the map will give players a lot of advantages. It will familiarize them with the world, allow them to discover secrets, and it’s a good way to level up in the early stages. Players should be aware that certain areas do have recommended levels, but they can always run past tougher enemies if they need to.
3/ Don’t Ignore Side Quests
Diablo 4’s side quests are not as dynamic as in other action RPGs like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. They don’t have wild stories for players to sink their teeth into or varying tasks that differ from fetch and kill quests. Still, completing side quests will help level characters up.
As one can imagine, experience, gold, and sometimes items will be rewarded after completing a task. There is an added bonus that maybe even veteran players may not be aware of. Completing side quests will increase renown which will unlock giant rewards in the menu such as extra skill points.
2/ Don’t Waste Money Buying Gear
Most towns in the game have a shop of some sort, selling gear that changes within minutes. These pieces of gear are incredibly expensive and they are rarely worth buying. Players can foolishly spend their entire savings on an item only to find something far better in the field.
That’s the nature of a true looter RPG. It is far better to wait for that next drop or quest reward than to buy anything. Gold is not a worthless commodity in the game though, but it is better invested in something like upgrading.
1/ Upgrades And Storage
Most weapons and armor can be upgraded at Blacksmith shops. Upgrades will cost gold and materials and every piece of gear can only be upgraded a finite number of times. Don’t go hog wild with upgrades instead of buying armor as supplies are limited.
In a pinch, gear can be sold for gold, although it is far better to break down gear at the Blacksmith’s for materials. Also of note, if players find an item they can’t use then they should store it at the inn. If they later make a new character, they can then access the same storage box. So, for example, if a Rogue finds a Barbarian-only item in Diablo 4 then a newly made Barbarian can access that item in the future from storage.