Season of Loot Reborn Guide

Season of Loot Reborn Guide

What's new?

SeasonalSeason 4 is packed with many changes but focuses on improving the core itemization mechanics. These changes focus mainly on the item journey, enhancing player engagement with a more dynamic upgrade path and interaction possibilities.

All itemization changes are also active in the Eternal Realm.

Changes to Item Affixes and Drops

How Affixes work on Items have been drastically reworked this season. The amount of items that drop from enemies has been lowered significantly. You will now only find Sacred items in NightmareNightmare and Ancestral items in TormentTorment.

The maximum number of Affixes an item can generate with has been reduced:

  • Rare items: 2 Affixes
  • Legendary items: 3 Affixes

In addition to the amount of Affixes, the types of Affixes that can spawn on an item have also been reviewed. Affixes have been made simpler and there is more logic to which Affixes can spawn together on an item. 

This makes item usefulness easier to interpret and makes it clearer to determine when one item is better than the other.

Lastly, Ancestral LegendaryLegendaries and UniqueUniques have a small chance to generate with one or more Greater AffixGreater Affixes, more on that below.

Greater Affixes

Greater Affixes are 1.5x more powerful than their normal counterparts. They can only appear on Ancestral LegendaryLegendaries and UniqueUniques items when they are dropped or gambled. This means that you can not OccultistEnchant or BlacksmithTemper into a Greater Affix.

Legendary with Greater Affixes Visual Indicator
Legendary with Greater Affixes Visual Indicator

All Affixes of an item can turn into a Greater Affix, making it a highly desirable, albeit very rare, event. When an item with a Greater Affix Drops, there is a special visual indicator. The name will show how many Greater Affixes the item has.

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Tempering

The first step in the improved item journey is item Tempering. Tempering allows us to add specific and distinctive Affixes to our non-unique items.

Tempering Interface
Tempering Interface

Throughout your journey in Sanctuary, you will find Tempering Manuals. Consuming a Tempering Manual will add it to the Codex of Power, and makes it available for Tempering. You only need to find it once and can infinitely reuse it.

A Tempering Manual can be one of 6 categories: Weapons, Offensive, Defensive, Mobility, Utility, and Resource.

Tempering Categories
Tempering Categories

A Manual contains a set of Affixes. When you Temper an item using that Manual, one of the Affixes is put on the item. Tempering Manuals come in up to 3 tiers, determining the strength of the Affix rolls.

To Temper an item, go to the BlacksmithBlacksmith and select the item you want to upgrade. The item can be Tempered with one Tempering category. If it is Ancestral, you can Temper with 2 different categories. If you don't like the Affix that was chosen from the Tempering Manual, you can reroll up to the Tempering Durability.

It is required to first fill all Tempering "slots" before you can start Masterworking.

Masterworking

The second step in the item journey is BlacksmithMasterworking. Once you have Tempered your item (and optionally OccultistEnchanted), you can start the Masterworking process.

Masterworking improves the overall strength of the item's Affixes. There are 12 tiers of upgrades while Masterworking. Each normal tier upgrades all your affixes by 5%, and tiers 4, 8, and 12 upgrade one random Affix by 25%.

MAsterworking TierAll AffixesRandom Affix
15%
25%
35%
425%
55%
65%
75%
825%
95%
105%
115%
1225%

The Affix that receives the 25% bonus will turn Blue. If the same affix is improved again, it will change to Yellow, it will turn Orange if improved a third time.

Masterworking Interface
Masterworking Interface

You can reset your Masterworking progress if you're not happy with bonus upgrades. The Masterworking process can be repeated indefinitely, as long as you have the materials for it.

Materials for Masterworking can be obtained from PitThe Pit of Artificers.

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