Diablo Immortal Technical Alpha Systems Preview

With access to the Diablo Immortal Technical Alpha, I was able to explore most of the systems you are interested to know about. Here is a sneak preview of some of them.


QUEST TRACKER

The Quest Tracker is located in the top-left, below your character portrait. Whenever a new quest becomes available, it will show you the quest title and the immediate objective.

If you click any of the quests listed there, footprints are painted on the ground directing your how to reach your destination. You can also ping in the map and accomplish the same function.

The Quest Tracker also provides a Guide of what to do next, and alerts you when there are pending rewards from achievements and accomplishments.


SHOP

This is probably the system you most want to know about. At the moment, the Shop offers three items: Legendary Crest, Reforge Stone, and Platinum.

Now... I know what you will think when you see these: "I knew it... Diablo Immortal is P2W. GG!"

Well, yes and no. You see, the reason people hate P2W is because only those who pay get the best gear. While those who play free, do not get access to said gear, or to tokens, gems and stones that P2W players do.

Blizzard and NetEase, however, are some darn clever tinkerers. Solved the problem that plagues other mobile games in the industry. When a player buys Platinum with real money to buy the Legendary Crests (for example), the entire team who joins the Elder Rift with enhanced Legendary Crests will get the benefit.

So all other players in this team who play for Free will get the same chance to a good reward as the one player who purchased the Legendary Crests. So clever. Everyone in the party wins. It kinda feels like the Heroes of the Storm boost pack which benefits the entire team, but in this case the boost pack grants great rewards to everyone in the party.

Legendary Crest: Each Legendary Crest adds two random modifiers to an Elder Rift, grants Fading Embers to all party members, and guarantees you a Legendary Gem drop and 3 Runes.

Reforge Stone: There are currently 6 Reforge Stones:

  • Wildfire Stone:

  • Tremor Stone:

  • Jolt Stone:

  • Vengeance Stone:

  • Barrier Stone:

  • Ravager Stone:

Platinum: When you buy or sell in the Market -- Platinum is the currency used on both ends. The market is a player exchange source of Legendary Gems, Normal Gems, Runes, and Skill Stones. But not all Platinum comes from real money (Eternal Orbs). Platinum is rewarded by completing daily tasks, and achievements; as well as rewards from the Battle Pass free track.


HONOR MERCHANT

The Honor Merchant Lieutenant Fizriah is located in Rakkis Plaza, Westmarch City. He sells a variety of Daily Purchases which have a buy-amount limit: Crests, Gems, Reforge Stones and other items for Honor Currency. So far these are rewarded when you complete achievements within each zone. You can only buy 3/3 for each of these Daily Purchases, except for the Rare Crest which is 1/1.

Rare Crest: Use when opening an Elder Rift to add a modifier to the Rift. Completing the Elder Rift grants Fading Embers to all party members and guarantees you 3 Runes.

Reforge Stone: Random Bonus Property. When used during Reforging, this stone will replace a Bonus Attribute with a new one from any family.

Tourmaline (Rank 1): Attribute Bonus +16 Damage.

Ruby (Rank 1): Attribute Bonus +160 Life.

Citrine (Rank 1): Attribute Bonus +9 Offense Rating.

Topaz (Rank 1): Attribute Bonus +9 Defense Rating.

Sapphire (Rank 1): Attribute Bonus +14 Armor Penetration.

Aquamarine (Rank 1): Attribute Bonus +14 Armor.

Echo Crystal: Used to upgrade normal gems above Rank 5.

5486 Gold: A heavy bag of gold.


FADING EMBER TRADER

The Fading Ember Trader (Enigmatic Crusader) mostly sells Runes, and two new type of socketed items. He is located in the Palace Courtyard, Westmarch City -- near the Elder Rift entrance.

  • Chained Death (Rank 1 -Legendary Gem): Gain (25% - 30%) of socketed item's base attribute. Increases damage done by your attacks by (2.00 - 2.20)% per target hit, up to a maximum of 3 targets. This target minimum increases to 4. (Unlocks at Rank 6).

  • Seled's Weakening (Rank 1 - Legendary Gem): Gain (25%-30%) of socketed item's base attribute. Gain (9.00 - 9.90)% increased damage for 30 sec after killing an Elite monster. Duration of this increased damage now 35 sec. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • ATI Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • FA Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • WEH Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • NIE Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • PYR Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • LUX Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • ORD Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • SYL Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • URS Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • BOL Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • ENT Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • DRO Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • VOX Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • RAE Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.

  • TYR Rune: Trade in combinations of runes to obtain legendary gems from Seril, the Apprentice Jeweler, in Westmarch.


CREST MERCHANT

Jondo Mouren the Crest Merchant sells Rare Crest, Legendary Crest for 300 Eternal Orbs (these Eternal Orbs are only acquired with real money). However, he also sells the Legendary Crest for 3000 Platinum -- which Free-to-Play players can earn by completing achievements and other activities.

  • Rare Crest: Use when opening an Elder Rift to add a modifier to the Rift. Completing the Elder Rift grants Fading Embers to all party members and guarantees you 3 Runes. (100 Eternal Orbs)

  • Legendary Crest: Use when opening an Elder Rift to add 2 modifiers to the Rift. Completing the Elder Rift grants Fading Embers to all party members, and guarantees you a Legendary Gem and 3 Runes. (300 Eternal Orbs)

  • Legendary Crest (3000 Platinum) -- Daily Stock 100/100. Daily Purchase Limit: 1/1.


REFORGE STONE VENDOR

Yverius the Reforge Stone Vendor sells 6 types of stones which replace a bonus attribute with a specific stone family. He is located in Rakkis Plaza, Westmarch City -- next to Charsi the Blacksmith. These stones can only be purchased with Eternal Orbs -- obtained for Real Money.

  • Wildfire Stone: When used during Reforging, this stone will replace a Bonus Attribute with a new one from the Wildfire family.

  • Tremor Stone: When used during Reforging, this stone will replace a Bonus Attribute with a new one from the Tremor family.

  • Jolt Stone: When used during Reforging, this stone will replace a Bonus Attribute with a new one from the Jolt family.

  • Vengeance Stone: When used during Reforging, this stone will replace a Bonus Attribute with a new one from the Vengeance family.

  • Barrier Stone: When used during Reforging, this stone will replace a Bonus Attribute with a new one from the Barrier family.

  • Ravager Stone: When used during Reforging, this stone will replace a Bonus Attribute with a new one from the Ravager family.


MARKET

The market allows players to buy and sell specific items using Platinum currency. The items are listed for 48 hours, and will be returned to the seller if not sold.

When selling, there is a recommended price based on recent market activity. You can adjust the item's price above or below recommended price. When an item is sold, 15% of the sale price is charged as a fee.

Scarce items such as Legendary Gems and Skill Stones have additional rules. These have a wider range of value, and are on public display in the Market for 12 hours before they can be purchased. A small gold fee is charged to listed items whether they get sold or not. Sold items get the 15% fee, as well.

Items sold on the Market: Gems, Legendary Gems, Runes, and Skill Stones.

Gems can be sold in categories by Rank (from Rank 1-6).

There are 6 types of Gems (which I listed above in the Honor Merchant): Tourmaline, Ruby, Citrine, Topaz, Sapphire, and Aquamarine.

There are 15 types of Runes, but the Merchant only lists 14. Not sure if it is a bug that the ATI rune is not listed in the Market.

There are 23 types of Legendary Gems in the Market. I'll list them separately in the Legendary Gems Vendor section below.


CRYSTAL MERCHANT

Luuko the Crystal Merchant only sells one item. He is located inside a building, next to Seril the Apprentice Jewelcrafter in Rakkis Plaza, Westmarch City.

  • Echo Crystal: Used to upgrade normal gems above Rank 5. Costs: 500 Platinum.


APPRENTICE JEWELCRAFTER

Seril the Apprentice Jewelcrafter can add your Gems and Legendary Gems into your gear sockets (in the Manage tab). She can also upgrade or replace your gems. You can find her at Rakkis Plaza, Westmarch City. The diamond icon in the map.

Seril can also craft Legendary Gems when you bring to her specific amounts and combinations of Runes. Here are all the 20 Legendary Gems she can craft. However, there are 3 more not listed here.

  • Power & Command: Gain (25%-35%) of socketed item's base attribute. Power & Command state increases your Primary Attack damage by (10.00-12.00)%. Command state increases all other skill damage by (10.00-12.00)%. You have a 10% chance to dispel a negative effect on you each time Power and Command states alternate. (Unlocks at Rank 6).

  • The Hunger: Gain (25%-35%) of socketed item's base attribute. Heal for (7.5%-9%) each time you kill an enemy. Increases your attack speed by 2% for 3 sec after defeating an enemy (Unlocks at Rank 6).

  • Battleguard: Gain (25%-35%) of socketed item's base attribute. Reduces all melee damage you take by (10.00-12.00)%. You move unhindered through enemies while your Life is below 20%. (Unlocks at Rank 6).

  • Lightning Core: Gain (25%-35%) of socketed item's base attribute. Your attacks have a 10% chance to call chain lightning, inflicting (100%-120%) additional damage to all enemies near the target. 15 sec cooldown. Increases all damage you deal by 2% for 6 sec after calling chain lightning. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Bloody Reach: Gain (25%-35%) of socketed item's base attribute. Increases all damage you deal by (3.00-3.60)% for every 2 yards between you and the enemy hit. Maximum increase at 8 yards. Your attacks have a chance to reduce enemy attack and movement speeds y 15% for 2 sec. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Unity Crystal: Gain (25%-35%) of socket item's base attribute. (15.00-18.00)% of all damage you take will be split among party members within 9 yards who also wear this item. Reduces all damage you take by 0.66% for each party member within 9 yards. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Cutthroat's Grin: Gain (25%-35%) of socketed item's base attribute. Gain (15.00-18.00)% increased Critical Hit Chance when attacking from behind. Deal 2% increased damage when attacking from behind. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Fervent Fang: Gain (25%-35%) of socketed item's ase attribute. Each attack you make against an enemy increases damage taken from your attacks by (1.50-1.80)%, stacking up to 10 times. Increases all damage you deal to Elite monsters by 2%. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • The Black Rose: Gain (25-30%) of socketed item's base attribute. Each time you are attacked, you have a 10% chance to summon vines that Immobilize the attacker for (1.80-1.98) sec. Each enemy can be affected by this only once every 12 sec. Chance to summon vines increased to 12.5%. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Nightmare Wreath: Gain (25%-30%) of socketed item's base attribute. You have a 10% chance when you kill an enemy to cause other nearby enemies to flee in Fear for (1.50-1.65) sec. 20 sec cooldown. Increases all damage you deal to targets afflicted with Fear by 1%. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Berserker's Eye: Gain (25%-30%) of socketed item's base attibute. Increases all damage you deal by (9.00-9.90)%, but your Armor is reduced by 30%. Your attacks have a 2% chance to ignore your target's Armor. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Pain of Subjugation: Gain (25%-30%) of socketed item's base attribute. Deal (9.00-9.90)% increased damage to enemies suffering loss of control. Take 2% reduced damage while suffering loss of control of your character. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Respite Stone: Gain (25%-30%) of socketed item's base attribute. Take (1.50-1.65)% reduced damage for every 10% your Life is below maximum. Gain 4% increased Armor while your Life is below 50% (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Chained Death: Gain (25%-30%) of socketed item's base attribute. Increases damage done by your attacks by (2.00-2.20)% per target hit, up to a maximum of 3 targets. This target maximum increases to 4. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Mocking Laughter: Gain (25%-35%) of socketed item's base attribute. Your Primary Attack forces monsters hit to attack you for (3.00-3.30) sec. Each monster can be affected by this nly once every 8 sec. Reduces all damage you take from monsters affected by this by 1%. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Seled's Weakening: Gain (25%-30%) of socketed item's base attribute. Gain (9.00-9.90)% increased damage for 30 sec after killing an Elite monster. Duration of this increased damage now 35 sec. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Lo's Focused Gaze: Gain (25-30%) of socketed item's base atribute. Your Charge skills charge (15.00-16.50)% faster. Increases damage done by your Charge skills by 2%. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Trickshot Gem: Gain (25%-30%) of socketed item's base attribute. Your Channel skills consume energy (15.00-16.50)% slower. Take 2% reduced damage while using a Channel skill. (Unlocks at Rank 6)

  • Legendary Gem: The Apprentice Jeweler has learned this mysterious technique from her master, combining runic symbols to create a Legendary Gem. However, the results are ... unpredictable.

  • Legendary Gem: The Apprentice Jeweler has learned this mysterious technique from her master, combining runic symbols to create a Legendary Gem. However, the results are … unpredictable.


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