What are the Diablo 4 Uniques? While you’re exploring the world and defeating bosses, you might be lucky enough to come across one of the Diablo 4 Uniques, rare and powerful equipment for your character. To help you keep track of which ones you have left to get, here are all the Diablo 4 Unique items, including how to get them and where to find Unique items. We’ve even got some pointers on the best Uniques to look out for.
Diablo 4 is massive, with heaps of loot to find and collect to put towards the best Diablo 4 build for your class. Unique items, or Uniques as they are sometimes called, will be powerful additions to your arsenal in the Diablo 4 endgame, especially as each of the Diablo 4 classes have their own Uniques to collect. And that’s before even thinking about the ultra-rare Uber Uniques that only a handful of players have earned.
What are Diablo 4 Uniques?
Diablo 4 Uniques are the rarest and most powerful gear pieces in the game and drop as loot on Nightmare and Torment world levels. New Unique items will be added in seasonal updates, starting with Season of the Malignant.
With unique effects and designs, Uniques rank above the five other rarity levels of Normal, Magic, Rare, Legendary, Sacred, and Ancestral items. Currently, Ancestral Unique items are the highest tier item you can earn, besides the Uber Uniques only earned by a handful of players, so keep your eyes out.
Uniques are the highest rarity of items available in Diablo 4, which is fitting considering their power. Being the hardest quality to find, Unique items can be build-defining thanks to their one-of-a-kind effects. Perhaps most excitingly, you can also equip multiple Uniques to create devastating builds with several powerful effects. With new mechanics and features added in each season, alongside new Uniques, there’s always great new build synergies to experiment with, no matter what class you play.
With this potential power, however, comes one drawback. You can’t remove or change the effect, including transferring it onto other items. Furthermore, while their unique effects and affixes remain static between drops, the individual stats can be different. As such, you might have to farm Uniques for the exact roll you want if you’re chasing a specific stat. So, how to you get and farm Uniques in Diablo 4?
How to get Diablo 4 Uniques
To get Diablo 4 Uniques, you must complete the Cathedral of Light Capstone Dungeon to reach World Tier 3: Nightmare or World Tier 4: Torment and complete activities. These include:
- Opening Tortured Gifts in Helltide areas
- Nightmare Dungeons
- World Bosses
- Overworld mob drops
Before you can even think about getting Uniques, you need to understand the Diablo 4 World Tiers as you need to be playing on Nightmare or Torment difficulty for them to drop. This involves completing the Diablo 4 Acts and campaign, and then beating the Cathedral of Light Capstone Dungeon in Kyovashad. It’s worth noting that, if you’re farming Uniques, then you’ll want to be on Torment difficulty, as drop rate is increased.
While on Nightmare and Torment difficulty, endgame activities like Nightmare Dungeons, Helltide areas, and the Diablo 4 world bosses all have a chance of dropping a Unique item. This includes the Diablo 4 Butcher boss, who has a chance to drop their iconic cleaver.
Diablo 4 Uber Uniques
It’s worth noting, however, that there is a small pool of even more rare Uniques in the game, known as Uber Uniques, that very few players across the whole game have acquired.
The seven Diablo 4 Uber Uniques are:
- Ahavarion Spear of Lycander
- The Grandfather
- Ring of Starless Skies
- Andariel’s Visage
- Harlequin Crest
- Melted Heart of Selig
Lead class designer of Diablo 4, Adam Jackson, provided further details on how to get the six extremely rare Unique items. Most importantly, these require your character to be at least level 85. However, they can be found anywhere you a regular Unique item can drop, so there’s no need to change your routine.
- Drop from level 85+ enemies
- Drop from standard Unique sources
- Always drop at 820 power
- They are very rare
Given how rare they are, particularly if you want to join the prestigious few players with Uber Uniques, then you need to know how to farm Unique items in Diablo 4.
Diablo 4 Uniques farm
The best Diablo 4 Unique items farm so far are the mystery chests in the Diablo 4 Helltide event regions, as these provide several high-quality loot drops.
From these mystery chests, it’s possible to get several loot drops from the Tortured Gift of Mysteries after farming Cinders in these special zones. Potentially, you could earn one or even more Uniques in a short space of time by doing mystery chest runs in the Helltide. So, be sure to head to Helltide areas and farm Cinders to open these reward caches in hopes of earning a rare and powerful Unique item.
All Diablo 4 Uniques
There are currently 60 Diablo 4 Unique items to collect, split between non-class specific and the class-specific Uniques. These are all the Unique items in Diablo 4, including the new ones added with Season 1: Season of the Malignant.
Uniques for all classes
Here are all the Diablo 4 Unique items that can be used by any class:
|Andariel’s Visage||Helmet||Up to a 20% chance to trigger a poison nova that applies X Poison damage over five seconds to enemies in the area.|
|Ahavarion Spear of Lycander||Staff||Gain a random Shrine effect for 10-20 seconds after killing an Elite enemy. Can only occur once every 30 seconds.|
|Doombringer||Sword||Up to a 25% chance to deal X Shadow damage to surrounding enemies and reduce their damage done by 20% for five seconds.|
|Fists of Fate||Gloves||Your attacks randomly deal 1% to 300% of their normal damage.|
|Frostburn||Gloves||Up to a 25% chance to Freeze enemies for two seconds.|
|Harlequin Crest||Helmet||Gain up to 20% Damage Reduction. In addition, gain +4 ranks to all skills.|
|Melted Heart of Selig||Amulet||Gain 30% Maximum Resource. In addition, when you take damage, drain X Resource for every 1% of Life you would have lost instead.|
|Mother’s Embrace||Ring||If a Core skill hits five or more enemies, up to 40% of the Resource cost is refunded.|
|Penitent Greaves||Boots||You leave behind a trail of frost that Chills enemies. You also deal up to 10% more damage to Chilled enemies.|
|Razorplate||Chest||Gain up to 24,950 Thorns.|
|Ring of Starless Skies||Ring||Each consecutive Core skill cast reduces the Resource cost of your next Core skill by 8-12%, up to a maximum of 40%.|
|Temerity||Pants||Effects that Heal you beyond 100% Life grant you a Barrier up to 80% of your Maximum Life that lasts for eight seconds.|
|The Butcher’s Cleaver||Axe||When you Critically Strike an enemy you have up to a 100% chance to Fear and Slow them by up to 75% for four seconds.|
|The Grandfather||Sword||Increases your Critical Strike Damage by up to 100%. The other properties on this weapon can roll higher than normal.|
These are the Sorcerer Unique items:
|Esadora’s Overflowing Cameo||Amulet||Upon collecting Crackling Energy, there is a 10% chance to release a lightning nova, dealing up to X Lightning damage.|
|Esu’s Heirloom||Boots||Your Critical Strike Chance is increased by up to 25% of your Movement Speed bonus.|
|Flamescar||Wand||While channelling Incinerate, you periodically shoot embers that are attracted to enemies, each dealing X Fire damage.|
|Gloves of the Illuminator||Gloves||Fireball now bounces as it travels, exploding each time it hits the ground, but its explosion deals up to 75% less damage.|
|Iceheart Brais||Pants||Enemies that die while Frozen have up to 20% chance to unleash a Frost Nova.|
|Raiment of the Infinite||Chest||After using Teleport, Close enemies are Pulled to you and Stunned for up to three seconds, but Teleport’s cooldown is increased by 20%.|
|Staff of Endless Rage||Staff||Every third cast of Fireball launches two additional projectiles.|
|Staff of Lam Esen||Staff||Charged Bolts pierce, but deal up to 40% less damage.|
|The Oculus||Wand||Gain the effect of the Teleport Enchantment for free. When you Evade using Teleport Enchantment, you are taken to a random location.|
Several of the Sorcerer Uniques focus on increasing the damage of the main spammable skills, such as Fireball. They also have Unique that emphasise increasing damage through mobility, such as Esu’s Heirloom and Raiment of the Infinite.
These are the Barbarian Unique items:
|100,000 Steps||Boots||After gaining the final damage bonus from the Walking Arsenal key passive, you automatically cast Ground Stomp and gain up to 50 Fury. This cannot happen more than once every 30 seconds.|
|Ancients’ Oath||Axe||Steel Grasp launches two additional chains. Enemies hit by Steel Grasp are Slowed by up to 65% for three seconds.|
|Azurewrath||Sword||Lucky Hit – Your Core Skills have up to a 20% chance to Freeze enemies for 3 seconds and deal 0.75-1.5 Cold damage to them.|
|Battle Trance||Amulet||Increase Frenzy’s maximum stacks by two. While you have maximum Frenzy, your skills gain up to 20% increased Attack Speed.|
|Fields of Crimson||Sword||Damaging at least one enemy with Rupture creates a blood pool that inflicts X Bleeding damage over six seconds. Enemies standing in the pool take 10% increased Bleeding damage.|
|Gohr’s Devastating Grips||Gloves||Whirlwind explodes after it ends, dealing up to 26% if the total base damage dealt to surrounding enemies as Fire damage.|
|Hellhammer||Mace||Upheaval ignites the ground, Burning enemies for an additional X damage over three seconds.|
|Overkill||Mace||Deathblow creates a shockwave that deals additional damage. Additionally, enemies killed by this effect reset the cooldown of Deathblow.|
|Rage of Harrogath||Chest||Up to a 40% chance to reduce the cooldowns of your non-Ultimate skills by 1.5 seconds when you inflict Bleeding on Elites.|
|Ramaladni’s Magnum Opus||Sword||Skills using this weapon deal X increased damage per point of Fury you have, but you lose two Fury every second.|
The Barbarian Uniques centre around their core skills and ability loop. For example, Battle Trance increases maximum Frenzy, as well as increasing attack speed once you reach maximum Frenzy. Likewise, Rage of Harrogath is aimed at Bleed builds, providing the chance to reduce skill cooldowns when inflicting Bleed on elites.
These are the Druid Unique items:
|Fleshrender||Mace||Debilitating Roar and Blood Howl deal 0.5-1.0 damage to Nearby Poisoned enemies.|
|Greatstaff of the Crone||Staff||Claw is now a Storm skill and also casts Storm Strike at up to 150% normal damage.|
|Hunter’s Zenith||Ring||Gain a bonus when you kill with a Shapeshifting skill. Werewolf: Your next non-Ultimate skill costs no Resource and has no cooldown. Werebear: Your next Werewolf skill will Heal you for X when damage is first dealt.|
|Insatiable Fury||Chest||Werebear form is now your true form, and you gain +2 ranks to all Werebear skills.|
|Mad Wolf’s Glee||Chest||Werewolf form is now your true form, and you gain +2 ranks to all Werewolf skills.|
|Storm’s Companion||Pants||Your Wolf companions are infused with the power of the storm, dealing Lightning damage and gaining the Storm Howl ability.|
|Tempest Roar||Helmet||Storm skills have up to a 25% chance to grant four Spirit. Your base Storm skills are now also Werewolf skills.|
|Vasily’s Prayer||Helmet||Your Earth Skills are now also Werebear skills and Fortify you for X.|
|Waxing Gibbous||Axe||Gain Stealth for two seconds when killing enemies with Shred. Breaking Stealth with an attack grants Ambush, which guarantees Critical Strikes for a few seconds.|
Many of the Druid Uniques are built around their special Shapeshifting powers to increase damage and really hone in on a specific playstyle for your build. Insatiable Fury and Mad Wolf’s Glee are vital to making a Werebear and Werewolf build respectively as they let you remain in animal form indefinitely and increase the effectiveness of these skills. However, there are also options for non-Shapeshifting builds, namely the Greatstaff of the Crone.
These are the Necromancer Unique items:
|Black River||Scythe||Corpse Explosion consumes up to four additional Corpses around the initial Corpse, dealing up to 130% increased damage and with a 25% larger radius per additional Corpse.|
|Blood Artisan’s Cuirass||Chest||When you pick up Blood Orbs, a free Bone Spirit is spawned, dealing bonus damage based on your current Life percent.|
|Bloodless Scream||Scythe||Your Darkness skills Chill enemies for up to 40%. Also, your Darkness skills have up to a 100% chance to generate additional Essence against Frozen targets.|
|Deathless Visage||Helmet||Bone Spear leaves behind echoes as it travels that explode, dealing X damage.|
|Deathspeaker’s Pendant||Amulet||Blood Surge casts a mini nova on your minions, dealing X damage. Damage is increased by 10% per target drained by the initial cast, up to 50%.|
|Greaves of the Empty Tomb||Boots||Create desecrated ground beneath your Sever spectres as they travel, damaging enemies for X Shadow damage over two seconds.|
|Howl from Below||Gloves||Instead of detonating immediately, Corpse Explosion summons a Volatile Skeleton that charges at a random enemy and explodes. Corpse Explosion’s damage is increased by up to 40%.|
|Lidless Wall||Shield||Lucky Hit – While you have an active Bone Storm, hitting an enemy outside of a Bone Storm has up to a 5-25% chance to spawn an additional Bone Storm at their location. Each of your active Sacrifice bonuses increases the chance by 25% and the total number of additional Bone Storms you can have by +1.|
|Ring of Mendeln||Ring||While you have seven or more minions, you gain up to a 10% chance to empower all of your minions, causing the next attack from each to explore for X Physical damage.|
Necromancer Uniques cater to several different builds. For example, Deathless Visage is great for Bone builds, while Deathspeaker’s Pendent is designed for Blood and minion builds. They also have Unique that improve the effectiveness of Corpses in various ways, adding another unique spin on the Necromancer’s playstyle.
These are all the Rogue Unique items:
|Asheara’s Khanjar||Dagger||Hits with this weapon increase your Attack Speed by up to 6% for four seconds, up to a maximum of 30%.|
|Condemnation||Dagger||Your Core skills deal up to 40% increased damage when spending three Combo Points. Your Basic skills using this weapon have a 30% chance to generate three Combo Points.|
|Cowl of the Nameless||Helm||You gain up to 25% increased Lucky Hit Chance against crowd controlled enemies.|
|Eaglehorn||Bow||Penetrating Shot has a 30-80% chance to fire an arrow that bounces off walls and scenery. Hitting enemies from behind with Penetrating Shot will make them Vulnerable for 3 seconds.|
|Eyes in the Dark||Pants||Unless it hits a boss or player, Death Trap will continue to re-arm itself until it kills an enemy. However, Death Trap’s cooldown is increased by up to 30%.|
|Grasp of Shadow||Gloves||Damaging a Vulnerable enemy with a Marksman or Cutthroat skill has up to a 30% chance to summon a Shadow Clone that mimics your attack.|
|Skyhunter||Bow||The first direct damage you deal to an enemy is guaranteed to Critically Strike. If you had maximum stacks of the Precision key passive when you cast the skill, gain up to 25 Energy. This can only happen once per cast.|
|Windforce||Bow||Hits with this weapon have up to a 20% chance to deal double damage and Knock Back the target.|
|Word of Hakan||Amulet||Your Rain of Arrows is always Imbued with all Imbuements at once.|
The Rogue Uniques predominantly build upon the powerful status effects of this class. For example, Asheara’s Khanjar is great for increasing Attack Speed and, by extension, DPS, a core aspect of the Rogue’s playstyle. Similarly, Cowl of the Nameless increases Lucky Hit Chance against crowd controlled enemies, which is great for burst damage builds.
What are the best Diablo 4 Uniques?
The best Diablo 4 Uniques for each class are:
- Gohr’s Devastating Grips (Barbarian)
- Rage of Harrogath (Barbarian)
- Word of Hakan (Rogue)
- Windforce (Rogue)
- Vasily’s Prayer (Druid)
- Insatiable Fury/Mad Wolf’s Glee (Druid)
- Raiment of the Infinite (Sorcerer)
- Harlequin Crest (Sorcerer)
- Howl from Below (Necromancer)
- Greaves of the Empty Tomb (Necromancer)
- Mother’s Embrace (all classes)
These are the Unique items we’d recommend you use for each class, giving you two options so hopefully you can at least find one of them if luck isn’t on your side. This is especially important given some of them are Uber Uniques, namely the Harlequin Crest for the Sorcerer.
With Diablo 4 Seasons, the list of best Uniques could see some shake-ups as new seasonal powers and effects are introduced that change build synergies, so always keep an eye on the current best Unique items for your class and build. We’ve already seen this happen with the debut season, Season of the Malignant, which introduced not only new build mechanics, namely Malignant Hearts, but has also permanently added six new Uniques to collect. Paired with the seasonal build mechanics, players will have more options than ever when it comes to build-crafting.
Remember that having the best Uniques means nothing if it doesn’t line up with your build. When you’re trying to work out which Unique item you want to find and equip, it’s important to first consider your build. For example, the Druid’s Insatiable Fury Unique is a superb item for Werebear builds that will be completely useless in Werewolf builds. Luckily, there’s Mad Wolf’s Glee for Werewolves. The same goes for all classes, as some Uniques boost specific skills that you might not even be using. Just because it’s gold and shiny, it doesn’t mean it’s going to be the best item to use for you.
You can also change your build at any time, so if you find one of the best Diablo 4 Uniques and really want to use it, then change your build to match.
Though don’t forget, you don’t have to use the best Unique items if you don’t want to. Got a personal favorite? Use that. While the best Uniques will certainly output more damage or offer other invaluable boosts, you can still get great builds without having the best of the best. If grinding out endless Nightmare Dungeons to get the best Uniques is wearing you down, we’d recommend moving on.
Now you know everything there is to know about Diablo 4 Unique items, including all the Uniques for each class and how to get Unique items. No doubt these will come in handy as you grind the Diablo 4 battle pass now that the Diablo 4 Season 1 release date has arrived with new content and even new Uniques to grind for.