Here’s a preview on what to expect for D3 Season 26!
Diablo 3 Season 26 Start!
S26 Theme: Echoing Nightmare
S26’s unique mechanic is the Echoing Nightmare. Here’s how it works
– Beat a Greater Rift Guardian, get a Petrified Scream.
– Transmute the Scream in the cube, and enter an Echoing Nightmare
More difficult as it progresses, progress faster by killing monsters quickly. Rewards on completing an Echoing Nightmare: EXP, Legendary Items, Blood Shards, Gems, and a new Legendary Gem, Whisper of Atonement.
– Whisper of Atonement is used exclusively to augment legendaries, up to L125!
Thank god… this basically removes a huge grind via levelling up gems for augmentation at least up to 125 which is good for 99% of people.
Season 26 Patch Notes
- Patch 2.7.3 (check to see the new pet Lesser Mummy, and the new portraits)
Season 26 Start Guides!
If you’re a brand new player – we suggest going seasonal for the stash tab! Your characters will be ported to non-seasonal (Eternal) afterwards, anyway!
Leveling up: Use our new leveling tool to see your full build per level! (See: D3 General Leveling Process – there’s links to the class specific).
Fresh 70: A comprehensive guide for each class on what you should be doing once you hit fresh level 70. For the curious, here are the free sets this season:
Season 26 free sets – by class
Remember to gear up your followers! Returning players might not know about the whole emanate mechanic. Your followers can now boost your farming capability!
Speedfarming for your class: is your next goal. Read up on each classes speedfarming capabilities, and of course familiarize yourself with them. (See: D3 Speedfarming General)
Season 26 Conquests & Seasonal Journey
For those of you who haven’t gotten all those extra stash tabs, you can still unlock them by completing the Conqueror list. Five stash tabs is the maximum you can get.
- Guardian of Sanctuary: Finish a level 70 Neph on TXIII within 5 mins.
- Gem of My Life: Level 3 Legendary Gems to 55.
- All I Do is Win: Complete 2 Conquests this season.
- Life Goes On: Kill Butcher at L70 under 15 sec on TXIII.
- Money Ain’t a Thang: Slay Greed on TXIII.
- Take U There: Complete GR60 Solo.
- Cubic Reconfiguration: Reforge a Legendary item using the Kanai’s Cube.
- Power Amplification: Augment an Ancient Legendary with a Level 50 gem using Kanai’s Cube
Here are the conquests for seasonal heroes and (hardcore heroes).
- Avaritia (Avarice):Get a 50m gold streak outside the Vault or Inner Sanctum.
- Need for Speed (Speed Demon): Complete a max level Torment X or higher Nephalem Rift in 2 minutes.
- On a Good Day (I Can’t Stop): Level 6 legendary gems to L65.
- Years of War (Dynasty): Reach GR55 using 6 different sets.
- Divinity (Lionhearted): Clear GR 75 or higher solo.
That’s about it for our seasonal starter guide! If you’re looking for anything, else check our D3 Guide Directory!
Will you release Monk’s Fresh 70 guide for Season 24? It’s the only one missing I think
EDIT: Updated for S24!
Having an issue with season 16 chapter 2. Can’t get the expert rift thing to mark off. Any suggestions from anybody?
If I rebirth a character for Season 16, will they retain the Ring of Royal Grandeur ability post Season 16?
no… the RoRG buff is only for season 16
is this timer correct now?
This timer seems off by 1 hour. Am I wrong or is it correct?
oh yea… forgot to take into consideration dst. fixing… thanks!
i am lvl 70 and done with chapter 2 but master dificulty will not unlock how do i get it unlocked to do master lvl diablo and master lvl rifts?
You do not “need” to do anything to unlock game difficulty. Right before you press “Start Game”, you can change the difficulty under GAME SETTINGS > under DIFFICULTY, you can choose the difficulty and torment of the game.
you are probably aware but the season 11 Witch Doctor guides are pointing to season 10. All the others are fine as far as I can tell
Hi! try clearing your cache. that should work. 🙂
I’m new to Diabolos (PS4) and I’m already frustrated with the season 11 since I cannot seem to find any how-to tutorials or figure out how to start/progress through the chapters. I play with my friend and he cant figure it out either. We have completed 3 sets of bounties each day and no unlocks. We were on Act V then switched to Act I figuring we have to start from the beginning. Nope-chapter 1 is still incomplete. We defeated Naphalm like six times because its the “start”-nope. We defeated him on hard mode, expert and attempted torment but both of us didnt have a chance. He did manage somehow to get 1/4 complete after defeating Naphalm but I didnt even though I was fighting along his side. I was thinking maybe we need to be lv70 to progress but nope cuz he got 1/4 and i have more xp than him. We defeated another set of bounties and neither of us triggered that either. Any idea what we’re doing wrong?
Can you give me a screenshot of your season journey page?
Hi! I have done many rift at ”Expert” or higher… and the Expert challenge on chapter 2 wont check. Since its my last one to complet ch.2… can u help me?
Hi! sorry for the late reply. Are you still having issues with this?
Uhh so it starts at 5 PM PST which is 8 PM EST so its only 35 minutes away not an hour and 35
So you have to clear quest of 4 chapter to get 1 set of each for your characters or you have to play another to get another sets ?
you only get 1 free set each season. so its a good idea to level up first the class that you intend to play for the season.
If I start with a monk, and clear to 2 chapter, and delete the monk, and start with a crusader, I will get the full set (off course, clearing the 4 chapters quest)?
as far as I know, you won’t get the Crusader set if you started with monk
You can get a maximum of 3 “haedrig’s gifts” each season, ideally on the same character to get acces to a full set bonus. If you were to receive the first “haedrigs gift” on your monk (containing 2 set pieces). If you then were to switch to a crusader, you wouldn’t get the first “haedrigs gift” for chapter 2 I believe, but only the two gifts from chapters 3 and 4 (ending up missing 2 set pieces).
If you leave gifts unopen, you can open them from 2nd char and get the set.