NPC Vendors, Currencies & Materials Guide
Here are the NPCs you will find in Diablo IV and what they offer:
Alchemist – Will upgrade your potion, craft incenses and other special brews to enhance you and your parties offensive or defensive capabilities, unlocked at level 10 with a priority quest.
Jeweler – At level 20 a priority quest will make you unlock the Jeweler NPC which will take care of crafting powerful gems to be socketed into your gear, or upgrading accessories and jewelry to further increase your resistances or damage.
Occultist – The Occultist is one of the most important NPCs in Diablo IV because it can extract and imprint Essences into Rare or Legendary items, apart from crafting or salvaging Sigils (common, sacred or ancestral sigils based on their tier) while also being able to enchant you gear, which means re-rolling one of the affixes on an item to get the desired stat.
NOTE: There is also a trick involved with this NPC to gain huge amounts of gold with relatively low efforts, extracting low level Essences from unwanted low level legendary items at the cost of 90-110k gold each, to sell them for 210-220k gold each, accumulating millions of gold early on to easily cover any Gold costs.
Blacksmith – The Blacksmith or Weaponsmith will repair your equipment, recycle your unwanted gear for precious materials and use those materials to upgrade your gear, increasing the power level of an item. Durability will decrease on death by 10%. When an item’s Durability reaches zero it is unusable and must be repaired. The more Durability needs to be repaired, the more expensive it is.
Transmog items need to be salvaged in order to be available in the Wardrobe.
Scroll Vendor – NPC selling teleport scrolls and similar scrolls like the one who will teleport at a party member’s location.
Purveyor Of Curiosities – Gambling NPC, the item level of gambled items scales with your character level and the currency used for gambling are Obols, which you will obtain everytime you complete an Event, Dungeon or similar activities and they got an hard cap of 1000 Obols.
You can also purchase Whispering Keys, used to open Silent Chests found in the open world exploration.
The rate at which Legendary gets gambled from Obols appears to be around 5-10% chance.
These are the type of gems you will find in the game and what attributes they improve:
Amethyst – Weapon: + Damage Over Time, Armor: Damage Over Time Reduction, Jewelry: Shadow Resistance Bonus
Emerald – Weapon: Elite Damage Bonus, Armor: Thorns, Jewelry: Poison Resistance Bonus
Ruby – Weapon: Resource Generation, Armor: Life, Jewelry: Fire Resistance Bonus
Topaz – Weapon: Lucky Hit Chance, Armor: Damage Reduction while Control Impaired, Jewelry: Lightning Resistance Bonus
Diamond – Weapon: Ultimate Damage, Armor: Barrier Potency, Jewelry: All Resistances Bonus
Sapphire – Weapon: Critical Strike Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies, Armor: Damage Reduction when Fortified, Jewelry: Cold Resistance Bonus
Skull – Weapon: Life On Kill, Armor: Healing Received, Jewelry: Armor
These are the main currency utilized in Diablo 4
Gold – In game gold used at many NPCs to perform several actions, from repair costs to extraction of Essences
Obols– Currency you gain after completing quests and events, used for Gambling gear and to buy Chest Keys, capped at 1000 obols with gear costing between 25 to 100 obols depending on the type of item you gamble.
Crafting & Gathering
These are the items categories for such activities:
You get them around in the open world by clicking over them, Gallotwine being the most useful early on as it will be used for many Potion upgrades.
Used in many recipes to craft supportive items, you’ll find them in the open world by mining close to rocks and similar “glowing” gathering points
You get them after slaying some bestial enemies in Open World
- Enemies Components
You get them after killing specific enemies around Sanctuary
- Recycled Materials
You obtain them by recycling gear at the Weaponsmith NPC
Inventory & Stash
Stash space is 3×11 slots, with character having 4 separate Inventory Tabs:
Gear – All your equipment and Gems will end up in this tab
Consumables – Special Potions, Incenses and other kind of consumables will be stored in this tab
Mission Items – Items related to missions given to you by NPCs and that usually are needed to complete or advance in quests will be stored in this tab
Essences – All your Essences will be stored in this tab
The Stash in town looks like a Treasure Chest and is always close to the Wardrobe, with both having Icons on the Map and Minimap.
You can buy with Gold up to 3 extra Stash tabs all having 5×10 slots of space (each piece of gear will always occupy one slot unlike Diablo 2) for a total of four 5×10 Stash Tabs shared across all your characters.
The first extra stash costs 100k gold, the 2nd 200k and 300k gold for the 4th Shared Stash Tab, like in Diablo 3 only character inventory will be personal.
The Wardrobe is used to change your appearance to look different from what you wear and can store different presets slots (purchased with gold), you can also change your character Tattoos and other traits.