General Unique Items in Diablo 4 are the most coveted items for their unmatched effects that can transform your character's playstyle. Unique Equipment is rare and challenging to obtain compared to Legendary items, only because Uniques are considered to be the best gear due to their unique attributes, up to five regular affixes, and distinctive appearances. This guide aims to cover all the Unique Items that can be shared among classes, how to get Unique Equipment and other information about the items.
What are the types of Unique Items in Diablo 4?
Unique Items are either Armor, Accessories, or Weapons which offer unique affixes that cannot be obtained by other means. These affixes are so powerful that only one Unique Item can be worn by the character, and most often, would require to re-strategize their build depending on the Unique Item obtained.
Another thing to note about a Unique Affix is that it usually grants a modifier to certain skills that cannot be found in another item, or not even a skill upgrade.
Each of these Unique Items also boasts an additional 4 regular affixes that will further boost your character's damage output, stats, resistance, or abilities.
Unique Item Affixes Diablo 4
There are 2 types of affixes found in each Unique Item:
- Unique Affix
- Regular Affixes
The former can be identified by a star icon, which is unique and can't be found in another item, whereas the regular affixes are more common, and may be similar to affixes of another item. These affixes can be offensive or defensive, or can add additional effects or elements to the skill/character.
Uniques Farming Diablo 4
The best way to get Uniques in Diablo 4 is to participate in Helltide events on Nightmare or Torment Difficulty. Events happen more frequently on Helltide so be sure to check that out. Surely, enemies will be stronger in a higher World Tier, but farming in these areas will also increase the drop odds of Uniques and Legendaries.
Another option that you can do is farming Dungeons or Tier 3 and Tier 4 Worlds. For Unique farming, you would want to target a short but infested with mobs to increase your odds. Here are the recommended Dungeons:
The criteria for these are the number of Elites housed in each Dungeon. Anica's Claim is your best choice due to the fact that there are 7 Elites within, then factoring in the length or size of the dungeon.
What are Class-Specific Uniques in Diablo 4?
Class-Specific Uniques are either Equipment or Weapons that can only be used by a specific class. These Uniques are usually geared towards a class mechanic or a class skill making it unusable on a different class than what it's designed for. However, the class-specific Uniques will also have the same mechanic in terms of drop rate, as with any other uniques. Read more here to see each class's Uniques:
What do I do with Uniques that aren't fit for my build?
There are 3 ways to go about Uniques that do not fit your current build:
- Salvage for Crafting Materials
- Sell for Gold
- Keep in storage for future use
We recommend doing the 3rd option, as this will give you flexibility in terms of your character build, should you choose to change it in the future.
How to Get Unique Items in Diablo 4?
Diablo uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors. However, certain events may increase your chances of acquiring a unique weapon such as:
All General Unique Items in Diablo 4
Diablo 4 All General Unique Items Quick Navigation
Andariel's Visage ♦ Doombringer ♦ Fists of Fate ♦ Frostburn ♦ Harlequin Crest ♦Melted Heart of Selig ♦ Mother's Embrace ♦ Penitent Greaves ♦ Razorplate ♦ Ring of Starless Skies ♦ The Butcher's Cleaver ♦ The Grandfather ♦ Temerity
Diablo 4 Andariel's Visage Guide
This Unique Helm offers a great advantage to any class with a proclivity to poison. The Unique Affix of this item grants the wearer a 15-20% chance to trigger a Poison Nova each time your character triggers a Lucky Hit.
No matter what class your character is, the Lucky Hit mechanic is always a reliable way to inflict damage on your enemies. With this helm, your character just became deadlier, and even more poisonous by casting a Poison Nova periodically. This includes all classes that will trigger a Lucky Hit, usually, this mechanic can be enhanced with passives to grant you a higher chance of triggering Lucky Hit, and in return, you will get more Poison Nova.
To balance out the attributes of this helm, its regular affixes will grant your character bonus Stats (that's all 4: Strength, Intelligence, Willpower, and Dexterity), increased Attack Speed, Life Steal, and adds Poison Resistance. This helm will not only increase your damage sources on the battlefield but will also help in keeping you alive making it a dependable Unique Item to grab.
How to Get Andariel's Visage in Diablo 4
Andariel's Visage can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 Doombringer Guide
The Doombringer is a Unique Equipment that takes advantage of the Lucky Hit mechanic in Diablo 4. With this Unique Sword, you will be able to trigger Lucky Hit after Lucky hit, with an increase of 15 up to 25% chance to deal Shadow Damage to surrounding units, while reducing the damage done to your character by 20% for 5 seconds. This will allow your character to withstand more attacks than usual.
The regular affixes of the Doombringer are centered around making it general and balanced equipment, as this can be equipped by ALL Classes. This will benefit any class by providing +Core Skill Damage, +Critical Strike Damage, and +Damage but not only that, it also gives +Lucky Hit: Chance to Heal and +Maximum Life, making this a well-rounded weapon that sits well in the middle of both defensive and offensive side.
How to Get Doombringer in Diablo 4
Doombringer can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 Fists of Fate Guide
The first thing that comes to mind with this item is RNG (Random Number Generator) because of its Unique Affix that will amplify your attacks randomly from a range of 1-300% increase. This means that you no longer have to depend on getting a Lucky Hit for you to increase your damage, but simply attacking will have a chance of getting 3x of your usual damage output on your weapon.
Fists of Fate will not only increase your physical attacks but this will also be applied to your skills. One example is the Sorceress Skill Incinerate, this skill works similarly to a flamethrower wherein you shoot out a fire continuously for as long as you have mana. To put it simply, if you cast the skill and it rolls 80%, then the damage increase is the same throughout, but once you roll it again and get 300%, then that is the damage output that you'll be getting until you stop channeling the skill.
The random roll of this item is what makes it exceptionally strong, regardless if your character is a Skill-caster or a physical damage dealer. Fists of Fate will increase your damage whenever you inflict damage upon your enemies. Aside from that, this item also greatly improves your Lucky Hit, with all 4 bonuses granting a Chance to Heal, restore primary resource, Immobilize chance, and Daze chance.
This means that, whenever you get a Lucky Hit, you will receive all of the 4 effects making your attacks stronger than ever but also, balancing your survival rate on the battlefield. Overall, this unique gives you that strong extra damage while keeping you alive which makes Fists of Fate ideal for any class.
How to Get Fists of Fate in Diablo 4
Fists of Fate can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 Frostburn Guide
This Unique Glove is the perfect addition to your equipment for characters with Cold skills. With Frostburn, the unique affix of this item grants the wearer a chance [15-25%] to Freeze enemies for 2 seconds when they get a Lucky Hit. Frozen enemies are immobilized, and cannot move or attack you which makes them easy targets. Usually, the status ailment Frozen can be achieved by repeatedly applying chill attacks, but with Frostburn, you can instantly freeze your enemies, cutting down on time and resources.
Aside from the great unique affix of this weapon, you will also get increased cold damage, a longer duration for Frozen enemy status, a critical strike chance, and finally, a chance to restore your primary resource each time you get Lucky Hit. This is valuable for any class, as the primary resource is usually needed to cast skills. Having the ability to restore it makes this item exceptionally strong.
Frostburn is an item that can be used by any class. No matter if you don't have a Freeze skill on your character, the other effects of this unique glove will surely give extra damage, and primary resource management a valuable effect for all classes.
How to Get Frostburn in Diablo 4
Frostburn can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest Guide
A Unique Helm that will bring chaos upon chaos and the rarest find of them all. Harlequin Crest is one of the highly coveted Uniques in Diablo 4 because of its unique affix that gives you +4 Ranks to ALL Skills and gives the wearer a 10-20% damage reduction. An ultimate unique in terms of offensive and defensive buffs, every player will be out there hoping they can grab this Unique Equipment.
By getting additional ranks to all skills type, the active skill will get more potent, having increased damage while the passives will get stronger effects. By default, skills can be strengthened up to Rank 5, but with this item, you can get it to at least 9, then increase it further if you have other equipment that will increase Ranks to your skills. For example, Fields of Crimson adds Ranks to Rupture, which is a Barbarian Skill, and the Staff of Endless Rage that can add Ranks to Fireball, a Sorceress skill.
Aside from the valuable +Ranks you will get from Harlequin Crest, this item also grants the wearer a minimum of +20 All Stats, Cooldown Reduction, +Maximum Life (1000), and finally, Crafting Material Find. This item truly gives the best of both worlds in terms of wreaking havoc and keeping your survivability rate high. By getting these effects, you can surely outlive your foes or slay them before they even land a finger on you.
How to Get Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4
Harlequin Crest can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 Melted Heart of Selig Guide
A reliable amulet designed to keep the wearer alive. The unique affix of Melted Heart of Selig grants the wearer to mitigate the HP loss by allowing your primary resource to absorb the damage taken. At the same time, you will also gain a 30% increase in your maximum resource and an increased primary resource regeneration. This gives you a bottomless well that will help in maintaining your HP so you'll never run out of primary resources.
Aside from the effects mentioned earlier, this Unique Amulet also grants the wearer additional Core Skill damage, increased Stats, and additional Damage while Healthy (Health is at 80%). This amulet works for any class due to the effect it gives to the primary resource, which is needed by all classes to use their skills on the battlefield.
Melted Heart of Selig will require some management and better positioning on the battlefield so that your primary resource will not be depleted easily. Keep in mind that you will also gain an increased primary resource regeneration so that anything that you will lose can also be gained faster due to this affix. If you find that your character is a little bit on the squishy side, consider getting this item to help mitigate the damage.
How to Get Melted Heart of Selig in Diablo 4
Melted Heart of Selig can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 Mother's Embrace Guide
The only Unique Equipment with a guaranteed drop from Lilith herself. Mother's Embrace is a Unique Ring that grants the wearer an extra advantage when it comes to dealing with mobs. The unique affix will refund the Resource cost if a Core Skill hits 5 or more Enemies. With this ring, you will never run out of your primary resource, and will allow you to bring more skills into the fight.
This ring will bring a great benefit to classes whose skills are dealt to AoE (Area of Effect) due to its affixes which grant the wearer increased Core skill damage, Overpower damage, Critical Strike damage, and finally, Critical Strike chance. This makes any class powerful on the battlefield and truly heavy on the offensive side. Aside from that, you will also gain increased Fire and Cold resistance upon equipping.
This unique item will work well with any class given its affixes and will allow characters to deal more damage using their core skills. This also makes for a great item because you can get this before you step into World Tier 3, guaranteeing a Unique Item after finishing the Main Quests.
How to Get Mother's Embrace in Diablo 4
Mother's Embrace can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 Penitent Greaves Guide
Characters with a penchant for cold attacks will be on the lookout for this Unique Boots. Penitent Greaves is a very powerful piece of equipment for any class with Chill or Frost attacks. The unique affix of this item grants the wearer to leave a trail of Frost that can chill enemies, aside from that, you also gain 7-10% increased damage to Chilled enemies. This is an ultimate find for any class that will slow down enemies behind your path while making your mobility unmatched.
The regular affixes of this item are geared towards mobility by increasing your Movement Speed, gaining a chance to dodge while evading, increasing Cold resistance, and finally, increasing Crowd Control Duration. Crowd Control (CC) skills are one of the most overlooked mechanics in the game, and yet it is one of the mechanics that will help you in clearing mobs after mobs of enemies. A CC Skill can be identified in your skill tree and will allow you to increase the duration of your attacks on them. You can read more on status ailments and the effects that can grant Crowd Control by going here.
Penitent Greaves is unforgiving in battle and will allow you to leave your enemies behind as well as deal increased damage to them. This Unique Equipment can be worn by any class, without needing a lot of changes on the build. This will improve your chances of surviving by making sure that your enemies will never catch up with you if they are following your trail.
How to Get Penitent Greaves in Diablo 4
Penitent Greaves can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 Razorplate Guide
Returning damage to your enemies just got easier thanks to this Unique Armor. Razorplate is the only unique that offers a single unique affix that increases your Thorns by 7,000-10,000. Simply put, Thorns is a Passive-Offensive stat that allows your character to inflict damage on your Enemies each time an enemy successfully hits you. A portion of that damage will be returned to the enemy and is particularly effective on tankier classes.
Razorplate can be worn by any class, but due to the nature of this Armor that is dependent on the ability of the character to sustain their HP, this unique item will /work best on Barbarians and Druids. These Classes can truly harness the full potential of the Thorns effect.
Read the guide on Thorns to get detailed information on how it works and how you can improve it.
How to Get Penitent Greaves in Diablo 4
Razorplate can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 Ring of Starless Skies Guide
Core Skills will come raining down with this Unique Ring. The Ring of Starless Skies unique affix gives you the ability to cut down on the resource cost of your next Core Skill, for every consecutive Core Skill Cast. For any class, a resource management item can greatly help on the battlefield, as this will ensure that you can continue to inflict damage on your Enemies.
Aside from the Resource Management boost, the common affixes of this unique will also provide increased Core Skill Damage, increased All Stats, increased Lucky Hit Chance, and additional Damage to Crowd-Controlled Enemies. This will give any character build a big boost on the battlefield that strongly caters to improving Core Skill Damage.
Core Skills can be identified by their tag on the Skill Tree, and they are found on the same skill cluster. Skill combo and resource management are needed in order to maximize the Ring of Starless Skies. This is greatly beneficial in dealing with mobs of enemies, Elites, and Bosses.
How to Get Ring of Starless Skies in Diablo 4
Ring of Starless Skies can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 The Butcher's Cleaver Guide
The Butcher's Cleaver grants the ability to unleash devastating effects in the hands of any class. Its unique affix boosts your character's Lucky Hit, by adding granting them a chance to instill Fear and apply Slow to the target by 40-75% when they hit a Critical Strike. This combination of effects holds immense power in combat, allowing the wielder to cripple their adversaries while inflicting significant damage with each precise strike.
While The Butcher's Cleaver is not a class-specific weapon, this can only be wielded by Druids and Barbarians, as these are the exclusive classes proficient in using Axes. The weapon itself can be obtained as a drop from The Butcher, a random NPC who has the potential to appear in various locations across different World Tiers. Notably, The Butcher's Cleaver is one of the few Unique items that can drop even before reaching World Tier 3 (Nightmare), making it accessible at earlier stages of the game.
The Butcher's Cleaver serves as the perfect weapon for those who strive to dominate their opponents through swift and merciless assaults, making it an essential asset for any adventurer intent on carving a brutal path through their foes.
How to Get The Butcher's Cleaver in Diablo 4
The Butcher's Cleaver can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 The Grandfather Guide
The Grandfather, a mighty two-handed Sword, possesses the versatility to be wielded by any class. The Unique Affix of this weapon enhances your Critical Strike Damage by a randomized percentage of 60-100%, granting you the potential for even more devastating strikes. Furthermore, the other attributes of this weapon can roll with higher values than usual, further solidifying its worth as a prized possession for warriors seeking to inflict substantial damage upon their foes. Regardless of whether you embody the role of a Barbarian, Sorcerer, or any other class, The Grandfather stands as a formidable weapon that demands respect and should never be underestimated.
Among its notable properties are a percentage-based damage increase, an enhancement to all statistics, and an increase in maximum life. Additionally, The Grandfather possesses the unique advantage of ignoring durability loss, which proves particularly advantageous during significant encounters such as battles against formidable world bosses. All of these affixes will balance out the defensive and offensive attributes when equipped by any class making it a highly-sought after item.
How to Get The Grandfather in Diablo 4
The Grandfather can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 Temerity Guide
Temerity is a Unique Pants that can be equipped by any class and is excellent at increasing your survival rate on the battlefield. The Unique Affix of this equipment will grant the user a Barrier of 40-80% of their Maximum Life that will last for seconds, for each effect that will heal you beyond 100%.
Barriers are strong in-game because it absorbs damage that would otherwise be received by your Life resource. With this item, you can periodically gain a Barrier and when you use an HP potion, you will also briefly gain an increased movement speed that will let you move out of combat swiftly. Another thing that makes this item great for any class is the affixes that will grant you multiple effects such as increased Potion charges, increased Potion drop rate, increased Healing, and Lucky Hit: Chance to Heal.
Temerity is a great pick-up for any class whether you're on the tanky or the squishy side. The affixes are great for use whether going against mobs of enemies or Elites and Bosses, and will suit any type of character builds.
How to Get Temerity in Diablo 4
Temerity can randomly be obtained by defeating Enemies, opening Chests, or breaking objects in the game world. The game uses a randomized loot system, meaning the items that drop are randomly generated based on several factors.
Diablo 4 Unique Items Comparison Table
Quick Search of all General Unique Items in Diablo 4
Unique Effect: Lucky Hit: Up to a x% chance to trigger a poison nova that applies x Poisoning damage over x seconds to enemies in the area.
|Unique Two-Handed Swords||All||Unique Effect: Lucky Hit: Up to a [15 - 25%] chance to deal [X] Shadow damage to surrounding enemies and reduce their damage done by 20% for 5 seconds.|
Unique Effect: Your attacks randomly deal x% to y% of their normal damage.
Unique Effect: Lucky Hit: Up to a x% chance to Freeze enemies for x seconds.
|Unique Amulet||All||Unique Effect: Gain +30% Maximum Resource. In addition, when you take damage, drain [3 - 6] Resource for every 1% of Life you would have lost instead.|
|Unique Rings||All||Unique Effect: If a Core Skill hits 5 or more Enemies, [20 - 40%] of the Resource cost is refunded.|
Unique Effect: You leave behind a trail of frost that Chills enemies. You deal x% more damage to Chilled enemies.
Unique Effect: Gain [x] Thornsxxx
Unique Effect: Each consecutive Core Skill cast reduces the Resource cost of your next Core Skill by [8 - 12%] up to a maximum of 40%.
Unique Effect: Effects that Heal you beyond x% Life grant you a Barrier up to x% of your Maximum Life that lasts for x seconds.
|Unique Two-Handed Swords||All||Unique Effect: Lucky Hit: When you Critically Strike an enemy you have up to a 100% chance to Fear and Slow them by [40 - 75%] for 4 seconds.|
|Unique Two-Handed Swords||All||
Unique Effect: Increases your Critical Strike Damage by [60 - 100%]. The other properties on this weapon can roll higher than normal.