Diablo 4 Season 2 has arrived, bringing a ton of changes and updates to the game. The developer has really turned things around in Diablo 4 Season 2’s latest patch.
Among them, I am happy with the addition of the new Vampiric Power and Blood Harvests. I’m really excited that we can stay in this Overworld instead of grinding strongholds. And as Whispers experience points increase, you can level up in Season 2 in any way you want.
In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Diablo 4 Season 2. Whether you’re an experienced player or new to the world of Sanctuary, this guide will help you prepare for this new season.
As usual, new seasons add new seasonal quests, and you’ll need to create a new seasonal character. Don’t forget to click “skip campaign” and select Seasonal Realm. When you arrive at Sanctuary, the first thing you need to do is start your seasonal quest to earn new Vampiric Powers.
The way seasonal quests work is that you need to continue completing your Season Journey to get more seasonal quests. When I’m doing Season Journey, I usually target any seasonal objectives, which can also increase the speed at which we farm Diablo 4 Gold.
Other than that, most Season Journey objectives are easy to complete, such as talking to an NPC, completing a stronghold, or completing a certain number of dungeons or cellars.
The main reason you want to complete this Season Journey chapter is that it gives you access to Legendary Aspects that appear in the patch. Some of these aspects are powerful and will bring new synergies to your build that you didn’t have before.
Battle Pass also gives you Smoldering Ashes, which you can use in Season Blessings to gain things like boosted experience points.
Once you’ve collected the new Legendary Aspects from the new season chapters, simply head to Occultist and use Codex of Power option to imprint them onto your device.
Next, let’s talk about how Vampiric Power works. If you open inventory, you will see a new tab called Vampiric Power.
In this menu, you will use Potent Blood collected from Vampires to activate 1 of 3 random Vampiric Powers. If one of Vampiric Powers is already activated, you can also use this menu to upgrade Vampiric Power.
To activate Vampiric Power, simply drag and drop it into Sanguine Circle. In order for a Vampiric Power to be considered active, you first need to collect the required number of pacts.
To see the activation cost, simply hover over Vampiric Power you want to activate and check pacts requirements.
All equipment dropped in Season 2 will have pacts associated with it. Developer divide them into three types: Ferocity, Divinity and Eternity. The total number of pacts you have equipped will be at the top.
To add Pacts to armor that has not yet reached its maximum of 5, you will need to add Pacts to the armor using Diablo 4 items dropped from Vampire Events. Of course, there is another special item that can remove pacts from armor, and that is Cleansing Acids.
Also, additional Vampiric Power can be obtained by completing Hunter’s Acclaim Board.
In Season 2 we also have a new event called Blood Harvests. This is an event very similar to Helltide. But it’s always active of the day, with no downtime.
Enemies in Blood Harvests drop something called Blood Lures, and you can see all of your Blood Lures in the upper right corner. This will be used to spawn Blood Seekers on the altar. This is very similar to Whisper Events, which require Venous Motes to spawn elites.
Blood Seekers have a chance to drop the keys needed to open Seeker Caches. These chests have some pretty wonderful rewards, and I even got most of the rare items from these items.
Blood Harvests also have its own new Whisper Events that you can complete to collect Grim Favors.
Overall, Blood Harvests are a great place to level up, especially considering Whispers are getting significant XP bonuses in this patch.
While completing activities in Blood Harvests and defeating Blood Seekers, you will also receive a reward called Hunter’s Acclaim.
These are used to upgrade Hunter’s Acclaim Boards, located in various cities, to get rare items and even some Vampiric Power. To level up quickly in Season 2, I highly recommend doing Blood Harvests and Whisper Events.
In the latest patch, it increased experience points for Whisper Events by 100% at level 1, 75% at level 2, and 100% at level 3. This means Whisper Events provide twice as much experience as before. I’m really glad they changed this because Stronghold Resets are the most boring thing.
My favorite way to gain experience points from Whisper Events is to take part in Legion Events. Legion Events aren’t always active, so you’ll need to focus on the map for these events.
Legion Events have an endless supply of monsters to fight, and since there’s almost always someone there, it will reward your experience points with a 5% multiplier. Don’t forget to touch the campfire before doing Legion Events, as this will also add another multiplier reward.
Diablo 4 Season 2 brings a host of changes and updates to the game, addressing various player concerns and improving overall gameplay.
While it may not solve all the game’s problems, it marks a positive step forward in making Diablo 4 more engaging and fun. With more updates and expansion announcements being released, players are hopeful for continued growth and improvement of the game.