Crafting in Diablo 4 covers the various elements of the crafting mechanic for the game. Players can find detailed information on an item's recipe in order to craft a specified item. As you progress through the game, explore various locations, and kill Enemies and Bosses, you'll be able to acquire various Materials and unlock recipes to create new gear such as Weapons, Armor and Accessories.


Crafting Guide in Diablo 4


The Artisan System in Diablo 4

Crafting in Diablo 4 will be done through an Artisan System. In every Capital City, you will find four artisans: The BlacksmithThe JewelerThe Alchemist, and The Occultist. The first three can be unlocked when you hit certain levels, and as you complete the specific Quests related to them. The last one can be unlocked anytime you complete an optional Dungeon and so acquire a Legendary Aspect, or at level 25 when you reach the level without ever doing any Dungeons. Each artisan has unique abilities and functions. 

The Occultist

The Occultist plays a crucial role in Diablo 4 as a non-playable character who provides valuable services to enhance your gear and items. The Occultist can be unlocked anytime you complete an optional Dungeon and so acquire a Legendary Aspect, or at level 25 when you reach the level without ever doing any Dungeons. After unlocking them, you can think of the Occultist as your crafting NPC for the more advanced intricacies of the game. One of the main services that The Occultist offers is the ability to imprint and extract an Aspect onto and from your gear, in exchange for Veiled Crystals and Gold. Legendary Aspects are game-changing bonuses that you can get from high-level loot in the game. You are also guaranteed a specific Legendary Aspect the first time you clear a specific Dungeon. Whenever you get an Aspect, it becomes available for you to imprint on your gear with both from your inventory and from the Codex of Power. It's really important to note however that imprinting Aspects from the Codex of Power makes it so that the version of that bonus that gets imprinted on the gear will be in the lowest values you can get them on, probably reflecting their convenience and ease of use. Additionally, there are Aspects out there that don't have a place in the codex, making them even rarer. Some Legendary gear you might get from loot could already have Aspects imprinted on them. If you'd like to get these Aspects and imprint them on other gear, you can extract them with the Occultist's help. Don't forget that doing this will destroy that Legendary gear, so make all the necessary precautions and determinations before you do any extracting.

The Occultist will also be your go-to for any crafting related to Nightmare Sigils. These are used to make any specific Dungeons you want more complex and difficult, which will reward players with rarer and more valuable loot. Each Sigil will have Affixes that will inform the Affixes of the Enemies that will be in that Dungeon, as well as the Afflictions that will make them even more dangerous. Crafting Sigils will require some Gold and Sigil Powder, with increasing amounts required for higher and higher tiers. Sigils can be acquired through general loot in the game, which can then also be salvaged through The Occultist's services if they are undesired. The same rule applies - the higher the tier of the salvaged Sigil, the more Sigil Powder you'll acquire after salvaging.


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Last, but not least by a mile, The Occultist will also allow you to enchant your Equipment in exchange for Veiled Crystals and some Gold. Enchanting allows you to change an Affix on your gear into another Affix, randomly chosen from a pool depending on that specific gear. This allows for some really intricate character-building and min-maxing of stats. After choosing which Affix to reroll, players will be given two Affixes to choose from for what to change the original Affix to, or they can also choose to bail out and retain the original Affix. Changing your mind like this to keep the Affix instead will not refund the resources used to reroll. Furthermore, again even if you choose to change your mind, once this is done once to a piece of gear, that gear becomes untradeable, and further enchantment will only reroll that one slot. This means that even if you choose to retain the Affix after all because you didn't like the random choices given upon enchantment, should you choose to enchant that piece of gear again, you can only reroll that same Affix (or the Affix you changed it to if you did choose to change it the first time). Effectively, this means that you can only reroll one Affix from each gear, so be sure to weigh out the risks of changing or being stuck with a certain Affix before you proceed to enchant with The Occultist.

For an in-depth guide to The Occultist in Diablo 4, visit our dedicated page here.

For an in-depth guide to Legendary Aspects in Diablo 4, visit our dedicated page here.


The Blacksmith

The Blacksmith is similar to the one in Diablo 3 but with a few more functions. You unlock The Blacksmith at level 10 and after completing the Priority Quest you'll receive at that level. After you unlock them, the Blacksmith will be your crafting NPC for Weapons and Armor. He will be able to upgrade your Weapons and Armor in exchange for Gold and crafting Materials, which will make their Affixes more potent, and increase base armor and weapon damage. You can upgrade items a maximum of four times, depending on the rarity of the item, each time increasing the Gold and Materials required to do the upgrade.

The Blacksmith will also be your go-to for salvaging unwanted gear for crafting materials. When you salvage a piece of gear, that gear's Transmog is saved to your Wardrobe, and any socketed Gems are returned to you. To make your life a whole lot easier, make sure you tag items as you get them in your inventory if you consider them as Junk, as there's an option in The Blacksmith menu to instantly salvage all items you have tagged as such.


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Last, but most certainly not least, the Blacksmith will also be the one responsible for repairing your Equipment for you. As you go through your journey, your gear's durability will inevitably fall, slowly but surely. The rate at which they do is faster whenever your character dies. When their durability reaches zero, all their Affixes, along with any Aspect boost or power, are deactivated, as shown by their greyed-out text on the gear's information tooltip. Therefore, it is imperative to visit the Blacksmith every once in a while in order to repair your gear, in exchange for some Gold.

For an in-depth guide to The Blacksmith in Diablo 4, visit our dedicated page here

The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a new addition to the Diablo franchise, and he will be how Diablo 4 handles your Potions. You unlock The Alchemist at level 10 and after completing the Priority Quest you'll receive at that level. After unlocking them, The Alchemist will be your crafting NPC for your Healing Potions and Elixirs. Rather than Health Potions dropping randomly or being sold by a vendor, you will have a Healing Potion readily available on your action bar in Diablo 4. The Alchemist will be able to upgrade your Healing Potion in exchange for some Materials, as well as Gold in higher levels, which will increase both the amount of healing it does upon activation and the amount of healing it will do after that over time. This upgrade can be exponential in terms of the percentage that it improves potencies, and can be done every ten levels, with the exception of an upgrade available at level 45 instead of 40, so it's imperative for you to remember to give the Alchemist a visit when you reach these levels. 

The Alchemist will also be your go-to for crafting Elixirs, which provide various powerful benefits and effects that last for thirty minutes. These buffs could be anywhere from increasing resistances to increasing the damage you deal with certain types of attacks, or temporarily increasing general stats for thirty minutes. In addition, each Elixir will also increase the experience points you get from all sources, making it essential for leveling your character. You can only have one Elixir active at a time, and you can craft one here in exchange for materials and Gold. Higher-level Elixirs with even stronger effects will require better materials, and if you find that your current ones don't cut it, even outside of just making Elixirs, The Alchemist also provides the service of refining resources, which essentially changes Materials into other Materials, provided they're of equal value. This creates an incentive for you to actually pick up everything you see right from the start of the game, as even if you don't need them specifically, you can turn them into other, more valuable materials with the Alchemist's help, in exchange for some Gold. Note that this doesn't mean you can change literally anything into anything you want, as the game provides what material you can turn to which, either by leveling them down into multiple lesser-tier materials, or upgrading a material into a higher-tier material by using other materials and Gold as collateral.


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Finally, The Alchemist will also allow you to craft Incense which, similar to Elixirs will give temporary buffs, but have the added effect of extending this buff to party members, giving players more incentive to go through the game in parties as opposed to going at it alone.

For an in-depth guide to The Alchemist in Diablo 4, visit our dedicated page here.


The Jeweler

You unlock The Jeweler at level 20 and after completing the Priority Quest you'll receive at that level. After you unlock them, The Jeweler will be your crafting NPC for Gems and Accessories. She will be able to upgrade your Accessories, increasing the potency of their Affixes and the strength of the resistances they provide. You can upgrade items a maximum of four times, depending on the rarity of the item, each time increasing the Gold and Materials required to do the upgrade.

The Jeweler will also be your go-to for crafting, socketing, and unsocketing Gems. Crafting Gems will require a few of that Gem's lesser version and some Gold. Each type of Gem has specific stat boosts, depending on the type of gear you'll apply them on, that'll add to the power of the gear along with its already-existing Affixes. Socketing Gems into your gear is easy but will require a vacant socket on that gear for you to put the Gem into. If your gear has no sockets, you can also create one for it with the Jeweler in exchange for some Gold, and a rare material called Scattered Prisms. Keep in mind that each type of Equipment has a maximum number of sockets it could have, ranging from just one to two.


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Finally, The Jeweler will also be responsible for unsocketing any Gems that are already applied to a piece of gear, for at no cost at all. This also applies to gear that you pick up as a reward or acquire from chests and loot.

For an in-depth guide to The Jeweler in Diablo 4, visit our dedicated page here


Crafting Materials and Currencies in Diablo 4

Diablo 4 features a wide range of twenty-three Materials, categorized into Monster PartsOresSkins, and Salvaged Materials, and three distinct Currencies - GoldMurmuring Obols, and . Players can access these Materials through a designated inventory storage, made easy with a button to open and view their collection. These crafting materials do not take up any inventory space, making it easy for players to collect and store as much as they need.


Auto Pick-up in Diablo 4

Diablo 4 introduces an auto-pickup feature for materials, which saves players from having to click multiple times to collect them. While items like Equipment and Gems must be picked up manually, crafting Materials, including GoldHerbs, and Ores, are collected automatically simply by walking over them. 

Gathering in Diablo 4

In addition to the Artisans, Diablo 4 will feature Gathering, including herbalism and mining. Players will encounter nodes as they travel through zones, allowing them to gather plants and minerals. While Gathering may seem out of place in a fast-paced game like Diablo 4, it provides an additional layer of customization and progression for players who enjoy exploring and gathering resources.


Codex of Power in Diablo 4

The Codex of Power is another aspect of Diablo 4's crafting system that is tied to the legendary powers found on gear. By completing dungeons, players can unlock Legendary Aspects in the Codex of Power, which is a compendium of legendary passives and abilities that players can put on their gear. These powers can be imprinted on rare or legendary items, and the Codex of Power provides a good foundation for new character builds.



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    • Anonymous

      am I missing a quest? blacksmith doesn't appear to craft anything, and I don't have any obvious quests to unlock crafting.

      • Anonymous

        Found a scorpion gland quest that gave me a recipe for a Elixir. 1st crafting recipe i've found. any others?

        • Anonymous

          "After you unlock them, the Blacksmith will be your crafting NPC for Weapons and Armor. " He doesn't craft anything. He only repairs, salvages and upgrades. No crafting at all

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