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Diablo 4 Lore Guide



Welcome to the Diablo 4 Lore guide! If you're a fan of the Diablo series or just looking to learn more about the game's world and story, you're in the right place. In this guide, we'll explore the lore of the game, from the return of Lilith to the history of Sanctuary. We'll delve into the classes, characters, and enemies you'll encounter on your journey through the world of Diablo 4.

Story

So, it's been fifty years since Prime Evil was defeated and the Black Soulstone was destroyed. Life was slowly returning to normal in Sanctuary, but things have taken a dark turn. A new threat has arisen, and it's none other than Lilith, daughter of Mephisto. Her hold on Sanctuary is strong, and she's bringing out the worst in people. The world is a bleak and hopeless place.  

In Diablo IV, you'll be on a mission to follow Lilith's trail across Sanctuary. The theme of the game is hatred, with the world consumed by it. As you embark on your quest, you'll encounter the Horadrim, who play a key role in the game's story. You'll also come across Inarius, whose feud with Lilith is a central plot point.  

Get ready to face one of the most formidable threats to Sanctuary yet. Will you be able to stop Lilith and bring hope back to the world? Only time will tell.  

Gameplay and Asthetics


So, you're looking to dive into Diablo IV and want to know what you can expect in terms of gameplay. Well, let's start with the campaign. Your first playthrough is going to take around 45-50 hours to complete, so you'll have plenty to keep you busy. The Paragon system has been replaced by the Paragon Board, while a day-night cycle and dynamic weather effects add an extra layer of immersion to the game. Expect randomized and keyed dungeons filled with all sorts of creatures, and solo play only.  

NPCs, both friendly and unfriendly, are peppered throughout the game. Simple conversations with them will use a camera approach that maintains an isometric feel, but more complex conversations will switch to a more cinematic camera style. Real-time cutscenes are also used for the most important story moments.  

Harvesting is a new feature that's been added, and players can enjoy the game solo or in groups of up to four. A shared world system means you might encounter other players on your travels, engaging in both PvE and PvP activities. There's no auction house in the game, but players can create clans.  

As far as gameplay mechanics go, players will be happy to hear about the addition of an evade function and stagger system for some monsters. Trading is enabled between players, and transmogrification is available too. The game is crossplay enabled, as is cross-progression, and Seasons are similar to those in Diablo III.  

There are plenty of cosmetic options too, with dyes and the wardrobe making a return. Console versions of the game offer couch co-op, but each player must have their own battle.net account. In-game cinematics feature and titles can be earned. Finally, console controllers offer a target lock system, making ranged AOE a little easier to handle. So get ready to explore the five playable regions in Diablo 4 with all these exciting features in mind!

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Classes


Alright, adventurer, let's talk about the classes you can choose from in Diablo 4. The choice you make right at the beginning is going to determine your playstyle and experience throughout the game. So, it's important to know what each class brings to the table.   First up is the Barbarian. If you're all about getting up close and personal, then the Barbarian is the class for you. With a focus on powerful melee combat, the Barbarian has an "arsenal" system that lets you swap between four different weapon types. Each weapon has its own set of customizable skills and bonuses, so you can mix and match to suit your playstyle.   If you're more of a shapeshifter, then the Druid might be your calling. Harnessing the powers of nature, the Druid can transform into a Werebear or Werewolf to perform different attacks and abilities. This time around, storm and earth magic are used instead of fire magic. When you use a skill, the Druid will automatically shift into the respective form and stay that way for a moment before shifting back.  

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Next up is the Necromancer, the summoner of the undead. Raising skeletons and various other corpses with Essence, the Necromancer has an exciting new feature called the "Book of the Dead". This allows you to customize your raised minions and evolve them into different specialized versions. Plus, wielding a Scythe is obviously the coolest thing you can do.   If casting spells is more your thing, then the Sorceress/Sorcerer might be your class of choice. This class specializes in lightning, ice, and fire magic, and you can choose to spec into a specific build or mix and match all three. In addition to the six skill slots like other classes, you also have three Enchantment slots that can turn skills into unique passive abilities.  

Last but not least, we have the Rogue, which makes a return for the first time since the first Diablo game. The Rogue is all about stealth and speed, focusing on bows and shortswords. They can utilize "combo points" to strengthen their abilities with each attack, and they can phase into the "Shadow realm" to drag enemies in there to never be seen again.   So, there you have it, adventurer. Five unique classes, each with their own playstyle and skill tree. Choose wisely, and may the loot be ever in your favor.  

Customisation

 When it comes to character customization, Diablo 4 has really stepped up its game. Instead of just picking the gender of your character, you now have a vast array of options to make your character truly unique. The new character creator will let you choose from hundreds of componentized armour sets, body types, personas, and more. You can customize your character's face, hairstyle, facial hair, jewelry, makeup, and body markings such as tattoos or body paint. You'll also be able to change the colour values of your character's skin, eyes, hair/facial hair, and body markings.  

The inventory system is also getting a big upgrade. Say goodbye to playing Tetris with your backpack to make room for all the loot you've collected. Blizzard wants to "avoid interrupting gameplay with pockets of inventory management." They're changing Mythic and Legendary items in Diablo 4, and increasing how many affixes Rare and better items can have. Mythic items are being replaced with Unique items that have distinctive looks and static affixes and effects, mainly specific to a single class.  

With all of these changes, you'll be able to create characters that are truly your own and customise them to suit your playstyle.

Ending Note

Thanks for reading the Diablo 4 Lore guide! We hope you've gained a deeper appreciation for the rich history and mythology of the game's world. If you're looking for more information on specific topics, be sure to check out our other guides, such as the Diablo 4 Boss Info or the Barbarian Class guide. May your adventures in Sanctuary be fruitful and your enemies fall before you!