Diablo Immortal: How to Find and Use Charms
Charms are one of Diablo Immortal's most confusing items, but they can often have a tremendous impact on your character's power level.
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The Diablo franchise has traditionally relied on a fairly simple equipment system. Every player can equip Rings, Pants, Boots, Helmets, and an armory’s worth of weapons, but Diablo Immortal adds yet another item class to that formula.
Throughout the game, Diablo Immortal players will occasionally find Charms: rare, endgame-focused pieces of equipment that provide various buffs. Those items are new to the franchise and function slightly differently than traditional gear such as Amulets and Belts. In fact, Charms are not part of the standard loot table, and you can’t just upgrade them as if they were any other piece of equipment. Despite those differences, many players will probably want to hoard as many Charms as they can, as those items could mean the difference between victory and death in PvP and PvE arenas.
Here’s everything you need to know about Charms in Diablo Immortal.
Diablo Immortal: Where to Find Charms
Usually, you can find a rare or even legendary piece of equipment in a dungeon chest, as part of a quest reward, or in the stomach of a random zombie wolf. That’s not the case with Charms.
As of right now, you can only acquire Charms as either a reward for completing Bounties or from the Hilt Trader in Westmarch. If you opt for store-bought Charms, they cost 100 Hilts apiece, and you can only buy so many until the vendor runs out and has to restock. Regardless of how you find Charms, they all function the same way, for better or worse.
Diablo Immortal: How to Use Charms and Skill Stones
Once you acquire a Charm, all you have to do is equip it, and bam, you’re effectively using it. Sounds easy, right? Well, it only is if you don’t want to maximize that item’s benefits.
See, each Charm improves the damage of one of your skills in increments of either 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10%, and each can improve up to five skills at a time. However, Charms always start with one skill buff, and you can only increase the number of skills a Charm bolsters by increasing the Charm’s level. Like most equipment in Diablo Immortal, you can improve a Charm at an NPC (specifically, a Charm Craftsman). However, to upgrade a charm, you need Alchemical Powder, which you can only get by salvaging Charms you don’t want. You can’t make an omelet without breaking down a few eggs.
Each time you increase a Charm’s level, it receives a random skill buff. We don’t mean the Charm will increase the damage output of potentially any skill from your character’s class; the item will instead potentially improve any skill from any class in the game. If you upgrade a Charm four times to its max level and luck isn’t on your side, you can still end up with a Charm that has only one useful skill damage buff and four completely useless ones. If that happens, Diablo Immortal has a system that lets players reroll their Charm skill benefits. Just keep in mind that once you upgrade a Charm, you can’t salvage it anymore, so only improve the ones you want to keep.
Once a Charm is at max level, players can extract it at the Charm Craftsman (which will set you back 500 Platinum) in order to create a Skill Stone. From there, they can Imbue another max level Charm with that stone to swap their skill buffs. However, while you can choose which skill you replace, the process of choosing the new skill is roulette-based. If luck is not on your side (a running theme with Charms), you will have spent all that time, Alchemical Powder, and Platinum on replacing a useless skill with another useless skill. However, if you end up replacing a skill with the one you want, you are well on your way to creating a Charm that boosts your damage output significantly. Either way, you will need to spend even more time and money grinding out Charms to improve the one you currently have.