Diablo 3 Patch 2.4.0 preview shows off updated sets and legendary items

Diablo 3 2.4.0

Diablo 3’s 2.4.0 patch has been applied to the Public Test Realm to give it an early run before coming to the main game. The patch adds more than 50 new Legendary items and powers, and re-jiggs a lot of the class sets to make things a little more interesting.

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Several of the class sets are undergoing an upgrade from four pieces to six, including Thorns of the Invoker and The Shadow’s Mantle. Others are sticking with their traditional piece allocations, but being boosted in power. Look out for beefed-up stats on the likes of Firebird’s Finery and Armor of Akkhan, among others. Some sets are having more design-focused adjustments, such as The Legacy of Raekor, which is undergoing a complete redesign.

Of the 50+ new Legendary items being added to the game, some are designed to complement the adjusted class sets, while others are aimed to enhance class skills that currently have no complementary Legendaries. Furthermore, Legacy of Nightmares has been revisited and will now allow you to create your own build by boosting damage and defence for every Ancient item equipped, provided no other set bonuses are equipped.

Seasonal Legendaries are being scrapped, but for players starting fresh there are still rewards. Blizzard guarantee by completion of Chapter 4 of the Season Journey, players will have a full 6-piece set for their class. Seasonal participation will also be rewarded with cosmetics.

Full details on patch 2.4.0 can be found at the Diablo blog on Battle.net.