Finding and slotting skill gems to Diablo 4 Gold equipment, which is connected to combine their effects, allows you to make a mind-boggling variety of skills that are active. I don’t think I have ever seen in designing a personality, a system which grants more freedom. It leads to a satisfying”Ah-ha!” Minutes, such as when I realized I could set certain enemy-debuffing spells to automatically cast when I sensed a critical hit, or give my area-of-effect attacks a vampiric recovery aspect.
This can be a burden, however. Since the colour of gem slots and the number of links between them on equipment is randomized, finding a slice of loot that seems like an upgrade can actually develop into a frustrating roadblock. If it doesn’t have the exact same color slots as the one it is replacing, or when they are not all linked properly, you might have to farm rare orbs to randomly reroll the slots on it many times until you can actually use it. You are confronted with the no-win choice of breaking up your entire build for the sake of higher stats.
My Way or The Highway to Hell
And in fact, just a small percentage of the seemingly endless number of feasible assembles are endgame-viable. I found myself semi-railroaded into specific shrub choices and tactics that would not have come naturally. In order to survive after acts and post-campaign locations, only really tanky setups that stack health, elemental resistance, and/or fans to a recharging overshield will allow you to survive. This focus on defense extends into the moment-to-moment gameplay in annoying ways; I found many guides encouraging me to”piano your flasks,” that is almost exactly what it seems like: semi-mindlessly mashing the 1-5 keys which contain refillable healing items during stressed melees, a tedious bit of flailing that’s absolutely required to survival at greater levels.
If you want to be anything but a brick wall, you need to check off all your essentially mandatory brick wall abilities first and then you have some freedom to go your own way for the last 40 out of 100 levels or so. Recognizing this too late can mean starting around once you’ve already sunk dozens of hours into a personality, or spending huge sums of time farming items that permit you to buy Diablo Immortal Gold respec your construct one skill point at one time. Are they really choices in any way if these progression options have right and wrong answers?