Blizzard has announced an upcoming patch for Diablo 4 that will introduce five powerful new Unique rings themed after each character class. These rings will drop from a challenging new endgame boss and provide game-changing effects, breathing new life into builds.
Rings Based on Fan-Favorite Seasonal Powers
In a surprise move, the special effects for each ring will be based on popular seasonal powers from Diablo 4’s inaugural season. Due to the fun and balanced nature of these seasonal perks, Blizzard has decided to permanently work them into Unique rings accessible to all players.
While the rings will still need to be farmed, they will be available in both seasonal and eternal realms post-patch. This marks a shift from the norm, as special seasonal powers usually disappear when a season ends. I played Necromancer for all of Season 1, and I’m thrilled at the chance to enjoy these builds indefinitely.
Exotic New Effects for Each Class
The upcoming patch will introduce one Unique ring tied to each of the five Diablo 4 classes. Here’s a quick overview:
- Rogue – The Writhing Band of Trickery leaves an exploding Decoy Trap when using Subterfuge Skills.
- Sorcerer – Tal Rasha’s Iridescent Loop grants stacking damage for each Elemental damage type dealt.
- Barbarian – The Ring of Red Furor makes abilities crit after building 100 Fury fast.
- Druid – Airidah’s Inexorable Will pulls enemies and deals heavy damage when using Ultimates.
- Necromancer – The Ring of the Sacrilegious Soul triggers skills on nearby Corpses automatically.
As evidenced by these exotic effects, each ring seems laser-focused on enhancing specific class mechanics and playstyles in creative ways.
Farming from Varshan the Consumed
The mystical new Unique rings will only drop from the upcoming uber-boss Varshan the Consumed, located at the Tree of Whispers.
We assume that his fight will function exactly the same as the Season 1 fight, regardless he’s sure to provide a serious endgame challenge. Players may need to farm him repeatedly to get their hands on these coveted drops.
Permanent New Options for Character Builds
The fact that these seasonal power-inspired rings will be permanent additions to Diablo 4 gives them incredible long-term value for experimenting with character builds.
Barbarians and Sorcerers in particular seem to benefit, with the Red Furor and Iridescent Rings both enabling exciting new damage possibilities. And the automatic corpse-triggering Necromancer ring opens up passive playstyles.
While the rings seem tailored for specific classes, their unique effects may also prove viable for cross-class experimentation down the road.
The Diablo community is buzzing with anticipation about the big shake-up these build-changing Unique rings will bring to the endgame. Their thematic designs and permanent addition to the loot pool make them more than just seasonal novelties. Hopefully, we’ll see more and more seasonal content being shifted into the Eternal realm up until the release of the new Diablo IV DLC.
Once the patch goes live next Tuesday, get ready to farm Varshan relentlessly until you can get your hands on these precious rings! They’re set to completely redefine top character builds going forward.