Aspects are powerful passive abilities that apply to items the player can unlock and use in Diablo IV, rarely seen throughout the limited regions of the game’s Beta. The Fractured Peaks location throughout Act 1 provides plenty of locations for players to unlock new Aspects as they explore the area, often determined by the chosen character class. Players looking to maximize their character build are heavily recommended to use Aspects, as they represent a whole new layer to customization once legendary weapons, armor, and other equipment starts to show up.
No matter what Aspects players unlock and use, they will need to see the Occultist vendor Demyan in Kyovashad to apply these passive bonuses. Right across the road from where players buy equipment or transmog their gear in Diablo IV, the Occultist allows players to imprint Aspects onto existing items. There are two sources in which players acquire Aspects, either from their Codex of Power or off pre-existing Legendary gear. While the Codex may be filled with multiple options for the player to choose from, Legendary items have finite abilities pre-determined by the random loot system present in the game.
How To Use New Aspects in Diablo IV
New Aspects are added to a player’s Codex when certain dungeons are cleared in the world or when the Occultist salvages a piece of Legendary gear. Similar to new item appearances seen when salvaging objects with never before seen looks, players can destroy legendary weapons and armor for their Aspect(s). For example, a player trying to improve their Barbarian build in Diablo IV might want to break down a legendary two-handed weapon for its Aspect that increases Fury gain.
Once that weapon is salvaged by the Occultist, players can apply the Fury passive effect to any gear they choose.
Specific dungeons found throughout the world also give players new Aspects in their Codex of Power, listed under a small bar icon located with the gate symbol used to depict dungeons on the map. While mostly tied to direct character classes, these dungeons are also excellent sources of loot and experience for players trying to level up their character. The guarantee of Aspects rather than rolling the dice on a legendary item that players don’t want to break down just yet could have more appeal.
Once new Aspects have been unlocked, players will still need to collect enough gold and materials to apply these passive abilities to new items. Renown gained in Diablo IV provides rewards that help if players are running low on currency, but thankfully that issue is easily solved through the exploration of dungeons with plenty of loot. To use Aspects after players unlock them in Diablo IV‘s Beta, some grinding may be necessary, but the result provides a strong benefit that is worth the effort.
More: How to Exit Dungeons Fast in Diablo 4
Editor’s Note: A lawsuit has been filed against Activision Blizzard by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which alleges the company has engaged in abuse, discrimination, and retaliation against its female employees. Activision Blizzard has denied the allegations. The full details of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit (content warning: rape, suicide, abuse, harassment) are being updated as new information becomes available.
- PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft Windows
- Blizzard Team 3, Blizzard Albany
- Blizzard Entertainment
- Action RPG, Hack and Slash
- Local Co-Op, Online Co-Op
- Blizzard Proprietary Engine
- Players are set to return to the world of Sanctuary in Diablo 4. Set after the events of Diablo 3’s Reaper of Souls DLC, Lilith, the daughter of Mephisto, has been summoned to the world and has assumed power in the absence of demons and angels. Lilith establishes Sanctuary as a haven for refugees caught in the crossfire between hell and heaven. Wanting to protect her kind from the recently emerged Nephelem, Lilith is banished to the void. Now she has returned, seeking revenge for the crimes committed against her. Players will choose between staple class choices, such as Barbarian, Sorceress, Druid, Rogue, and Necromancer, as they battle alone or together against Lilith’s forces.
- Diablo 3
- Single-player, Multiplayer