Fans of Diablo can look at Diablo Immortal for a mobile demon-slaying experience. In this mobile Diablo title, players embark on a journey of endless struggle against the forces of the Burning Hells just after Diablo’s recent defeat in Diablo 2. Before the arrival of the Nephalem in Diablo 3, players begin Diablo Immortal in the city of Westmarch, where their initial assistance in ridding it of the undead and cultists will unravel a world-ending conspiracy they may have to stop.
While not endowed with the blood of both angels and demons, Adventurers in Diablo Immortal have the opportunity to equip items and implements that give them a sound edge against the Burning Hells’ fiercest minions. Part of these items are Charms, which serve as one of the title’s many ways of vastly improving a player’s stats.
A Diablo 2 Reference
Before players of Diablo Immortal get deeper into the idea of Charms in the game, it may help to get a bit of context as to why they exist there in the first place. Whereas Runes can be combined to create various Gems that give new bonuses and abilities to socketed items, Charms are yet another way to improve one’s Diablo Immortal character. They also come from Diablo 2, where they serve a similar mechanic.
Unlike in Diablo Immortal where a Charm serves as an equippable item, the Diablo 2 Charm is instead placed in the inventory. Similar to a real-life charm that is usually stored in one’s person, Charms in Diablo 2 only work when placed inside the inventory proper. Not only that, Charms also come in different shapes and sizes, further forcing players to optimize their approach to inventory.
Charms In Diablo Immortal: Get Skill Boosts
Similar to its Diablo 2 counterpart, Charms in Diablo Immortal are used specifically to improve a player’s Skills. Improving them further comes with using Skill Stones on them, although there’s a particular level of luck involved when optimizing them for a player’s use. Here are other things players may want to know about Charms on the get-go before deep-diving into them:
- Level Requirement: Players get access to Charms at any point during their playthrough, but are only equippable upon entering Level 56 onwards. While this is rather early in a player’s overall Diablo Immortal experience, they are best left reserved until players get comfortable with a build they want to focus on.
- Endgame Content: Before players start improving their Charms once they obtain them, it’s important to note that they’re of the same caliber as a Legendary Gem. They are mostly used to optimize endgame grinding, particularly in the game’s more difficult Hell difficult formats.
- Expensive to Upgrade: One reason players shouldn’t focus on upgrading Charms just yet is how expensive they are to upgrade, due to the steep resource requirements that they have. This is on top of the randomized elements involved in securing optimized upgrades that players want anyway, which may forces them to repeat upgrading Charms just to get them to their full potential.
- Not always Class-related: A lot of the Charms that players would obtain throughout the game are likely related to other Classes, so they need to make sure that the Charm they plan on equipping involves as Skill that their Class possesses. For instance, a Cyclone Strike Monk always has the chance of opening a Soulrift-related Charm, which only benefits Necromancers.
- Modifiers don’t change: Unfortunately, players cannot improve the bonus modifier inside the Charm they possess. This is where the game’s luck-based rerolling system comes in.
Obtaining Charms In Diablo Immortal
Before players get into the nitpicky part of rerolling Skill improvements inside their Charms, it helps to at least identify what they best ways are of obtaining them.
Despite the resource-intensive nature of upgrading Charms, players at least have a lot of other means of obtaining them. Depending on the player’s preferences, players can try obtaining Charms through the following methods:
Daily Activity Rewards
One sure-fire way players can grab Charms is through the Daily Activity rewards. Through the Codex, players can access the Battle Pass menu and see what objectives they need to accomplish in order to earn Battle Points for their Passes.
However, a part of this menu is the Daily Activity Rewards, where completing all three of them merits one (1) Simple Charm. There’s the caveat of players not obtaining bonuses for the Skills they prefer for their broken Diablo Immortal builds, but this is the most guaranteed way of obtaining a Charm in the game.
Battle Pass Rewards
One of the best ways players can grab Charms is through Battle Pass rewards. Similar to other games, Diablo Immortal does offer a Battle Pass that gives players various rewards depending on how they complete various objectives. Some Battle Passes do offer Simple Charms as rewards.
Not all Battle Passes offer Charms, however, so players do need to pay attention as to what the Passes offer before pursuing their objectives. Moreover, there’s also the possibility of players obtaining Charms but not for Skills their Classes possess.
Hilts Trader Offerings
Players can purchase up to three (3) Charms every week from the Hilts Trader, with each costing 100 Hilts. Most of these Charms are just Simple Charms, which may contain Skill improvements for any kind of Class.
Not only that, but the Hilts Trader offers various items every day. This means there’s always the likelihood of Charms not being part of the current selection for that particular day. However, should players do see Charms in the list, they are at least sure that they can purchase them, unlike in other methods.
Completing Bounties From The Bounty Board
One of the daily tasks players could do in Diablo Immortal gameplay is Bounties from the Bounty Board. Heading to this location in Westmarch gives players opportunities to do up to eight (8) Bounties every day, all involving killing various monsters in exchange for various rewards.
There’s always a likelihood of obtaining Charms from finishing Bounties, but the chances of this happening are very low, so Diablo Immortal gamers shouldn’t make the mistake of expecting Charms from the Board all the time. Players can accomplish up to 56 Bounties throughout the week, so there’s always a chance of getting even basic Charms after finishing this process.
Modifying Charms In Diablo Immortal
As mentioned, while Charms in Diablo Immortal gameplay do improve a player’s Skills, they don’t necessarily always contain improvements for their Class. Sometimes, a Charm may contain improvements that grant bonuses to other Class Skills instead. This gives players a multitude of modification options, all of which can improve upon their experience with dealing with Charms throughout the game. Here are those options:
- Salvaging: The primary method of obtaining upgrade materials, players need to salvage current Charms they already have for special items.
- Upgrading: One method players can use to improve their Charms is through upgrading, which gives their Charms more bonuses.
- Rerolling: One last resort players have if they’re dissatisfied with their Charms’ performance is through rerolling, which essentially forces new stats to appear in their Charms.
Modification 1: Salvaging Charms
The first and simplest modification players could do to their Charms is to Salvage them. At its core, players Salvage their Charms if the ones they possess don’t necessarily fit the character they’re using. This is a great way of ensuring that randomly-obtained Charms always have their uses, similar to the flexibility of Diablo Immortal Legendary Gems. When performing a Salvage through their Charms, they can do so with two primary options:
- Basic Salvaging: Players have the option of doing a regular Salvage with their Rank 1 Charms. This nets them 10 Alchemical Powder, which is used for further Upgrades. They can do this with the Charm Craftsman, and that they can only Salvage Charms at Rank 1.
- Skill Stone Salvaging: Another method players can use when it comes to Salvaging has to do with spending 500 Platinum. This nets them one (1) Skill Stone that contains all existing Bonus Skills within the Charm used. Skill Stones can be Salvaged from any type of Charm.
Modification 2: Upgrading Charms
One of the most basic ways of improving a Charm in Diablo Immortal is through Upgrades. In order to do this, players need to go to the Charm Craftsman in Westmarch, who is located near the Wolf Gate around the southern part of the town. Afterwards, they need to select Upgrade, which costs 20 Alchemical Powder.
There are currently 5 Ranks that each Charm can obtain, and they all begin at Rank 1. As such, players need 80 Alchemical Powder in order to improve Charms to their maximum Rank. Each new Rank obtained will grant a random Skill bonus to the Charm, of which there can be a total of five (5) by the time they reach the last Ranking. Similar to obtaining a Charm, each upgrade within the Charm won’t necessarily grant a Skill from the character’s Class.
Modification 3: Rerolling Charms
Given how each Charm can have up to five (5) random Skills, there’s always the likelihood that players don’t like not just the Skill bonuses they have but the bonus modifier themselves. In these situations, players can actually decide to Reroll the bonuses in their Charms.
As mentioned, players are only able to do this through Skill Stones, which means their existing Charm will be converted into a Skill Stone, which is then inserted into another existing Charm. This is quite similar to aspects of the Diablo 3 grind, which also offers multiple “rerolling” opportunities.
Imbuing A Skill Stone
Inserting a Skill Stone into a Charm is actually quite easy. When meeting the Charm Craftsman, players can simply choose “Imbue” and select a Skill they want to overwrite within an existing Charm. Theoretically, players can finally have the chance to insert a bonus benefiting a Class Skill into another Charm that has another bonus.
Skill Bonus Not A Guarantee
Imbuing a Skill Stone to get a stat that players want isn’t necessarily always going to be for their benefit. At its core, when players imbue an existing Skill Stone into a Charm, they only have a 20-percent chance of getting the Class Skill that came from the Skill Stone’s original Charm.
Not only that, but the inserted Skill Stone will grant a Class Skill with a random modifier separate from its original values. Whenever players insert a Skill Stone into a new Charm, here’s the likelihood that said bonus will grant the following modifier:
- +2% Bonus: 75% chance
- +4% Bonus: 19.5% chance
- +6% Bonus: 4% chance
- +8% Bonus: 1% chance
- +10% Bonus: 0.5% chance
Diablo Immortal is available for iOS, Android, and PC.
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