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Diablo 4: How to Get and Use Legendary Aspects

Legendary Aspects are a core part of Diabo 4. Here's how they work.

The loot treadmill is one of the most enjoyable parts of Diablo 4. It’s always cool to get a new item, but it’s even better to get a Legendary item. Why? Because Legendary items come with Legendary Aspects, which add build-defining features to your gear. But what are Legendary Aspects? How do you get them? And how do you move them from one item to another? Take it easy, Wanderer. In this guide, we’ll teach you all about them.

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What are Diablo 4 Legendary Aspects? Answered

Legendary Aspects are unique bonuses attached to Legendary gear. They’re broken down into five self-explanatory types, each of which can only be used on certain types of gear:

  • Offensive — Amulets, Gloves, Ring, Weapons
  • Defensive — Amulets, Chest, Helm, Legs, Shield
  • Resource — Amulets, Boots
  • Utility — Rings
  • Mobility — Amulets, Boots, Chest, Gloves, Helm, Shield

Some Legendary Aspects are class-specific, while others can be used by any class. They can buff specific abilities, increase resource regeneration, grant barriers, and a whole lot more. Finding out what Aspects are good for your build and making sure you get them is crucial to playing Diablo 4‘s endgame.

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How to Get and Use Diablo 4 Legendary Aspects

You can acquire Legendary Aspects one of two ways:

  • Extracting it from the Legendary Weapon you got at the Occultist.
  • By completing a dungeon for the first time. This rewards you with a Legendary Aspect in your Codex of Power.

In reality, getting the Aspect you need is as easy as finding them on (or extracting them from) a Legendary Weapon or adding them to a Rare or Legendary item from your Codex of Power. There are a few downsides to this system, however.

Codex Aspects

Aspects unlocked in the Codex of Power are always the lowest possible roll on that Aspect. Like other stats in Diablo 4, Aspects are randomly rolled within a set range when you get an item. Any Aspect in your Codex will be the worst possible version of that Aspect, but it’s still better than not having one at all. Certain Aspects are not available in the Codex of Power, so you’ll have to find a Legendary with that Aspect to get it. Hopefully, you’ll also find one with good rolls.

Imprinting Aspects

The other major downside has to do with extracting and imprinting Aspects. While you can extract any Aspect from any Legendary by taking it to the Occultist, which is useful when you come across an Aspect you need with excellent rolls, it can only be imprinted on a new item once. You’ll have to find another one if you want to imprint it again. That means you should save your extracted Aspects for truly excellent items with high stat rolls. Finally, Aspects attached to Amulets and Two-Handed Weapons have their effects increase by 50% and 100%, respectively.

And that’s just about everything you need to know about Legendary Aspects in Diablo 4. For more tips, walkthroughs, and strategies, check out our Diablo 4 guides hub.

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