Blizzard has shared new details diablo 4 character customization. You can customize just about everything about your character, from their appearance to the skills they use to their journey through Sanctuary. The details come from a recent developer video.
First up is character customization. Creating a character is the very first thing you will do diablo 4, and Blizzard has given us many options when it comes to shaping the hero that suits them. There are over 8 trillion appearance combinations In diablo 4. Each class offers a unique selection of hairstyles, but you can also customize eye color, body markings, accessories, and more.
Customization doesn’t end at character creation. Recovered loot unlocks transmog options, allowing armor to have the visual design and color palette you prefer, and diablo 4 will include hundreds of transmog options at launch.
After completing the main questline, you will unlock mounts. There are various mounts that can be customized with armor and trophies. All unlocked mounts can be used by any character in any game mode.
Of course, it’s not just about cosmetics. There’s also loot to be had. Legendary items can alter your abilities and enhance various aspects of your characters. If you miss a legendary item, don’t worry. They are automatically stored in a special storage tab in your stash. However, the stash is not unlimited, so empty it from time to time.
There are also unique items to be had, although these can only be found in the World Tiers Nightmare and Torment. Unique items are incredibly powerful, but they also have drawbacks: the bonuses they provide cannot be transferred from one item to another through extraction, which allows bonuses to be extracted from legendary items and applied to other pieces of loot. You can also “reroll bonuses, increase item power, swap legendary bonuses, and add gem settings to items.”
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Then of course there are skills. Each class has access to base, core, and ultimate skills, as well as key passives and skill types. Basic skills can be achieved at level 2 and are the be-all and end-all of your class. They provide resource generation, ways to increase your mobility, or the ability to add utility to your character.
Core skills are unlocked at level 4. They deal significantly more damage than basic skills, require resources to cast, and are often an integral part of your class’s combos. Ultimate Skills, on the other hand, are exactly what they sound like. They have a cooldown once you use them, but they are exceptionally powerful.
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Passive Keys are unlocked at level 32 and dramatically affect how your other abilities work, allowing you to fine-tune your playstyle towards a unified goal as you unlock them.
Finally, reaching level 50 unlocks Paragon Boards, an endgame system designed to power up your character. Once unlocked, leveling up earns you Paragon Points that can be used “to unlock new nodes, additional Paragon boards, and even glyphs from Nightmare Dungeons that increase the power of nodes on a specific Paragon board.”
diablo 4 seems to be built in such a way that you can create your character as you wish and further customize it as you play. For more information, see Blizzard’s customization blog.
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