Here’s a preview on what to expect for D3 Season 18!

Diablo 3 Season 18 Start!

Season 18 will start on:
Aug. 23, 2019 5pm PDT (Americas)
Aug. 23, 2019 5pm KST (Asia)
Aug. 23, 2019 5pm CEST (EU)

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S18 Theme: Season of the Triune

The seasonal theme this time around benefits all players at all stages of the game!

Every so often, the Power of the Triune will spawn a circular AoE on the ground which gives you a buff while you’re standing on it. The buff can be one of three:

  • 100% Damage bonus (Triune of Love)
  • 50% Reduced Resource Cost (Triune of Determination)
  • Skills on cooldown recharge faster (CDR?) (Triune of Creation)

This is a pretty cool buff, and while RCR and CDR might not be for everyone – 100% damage bonus is pretty sick for almost anyone.

Season 18 Patch Notes

Season is ending - What happens to my items? My Character?

“What happens to my seasonal characters when season ends!?”

ALL your seasonal characters, and the items they’re wearing and holding, are automatically re-allocated as NON-SEASONAL (eternal) characters! NOTHING IS LOST. Paragon EXP is added to your total pool of NS Paragon EXP. (Money, too)

“What happens to my items after the season ends!?”

ALL your items in the stash are “mailed” to your non-seasonal world. THESE ITEMS EXPIRE AFTER 30 DAYS from season start!!! So junk them, store them, do whatever you want! Just remember that if they’re still in your mail for 30 days, they’re gone!

Season 18 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 18 free sets – by class

Greater Rift 20 FRESH 70: Find out the absolute fastest way for you to complete your free 6 piece set by completing GR 20 ASAP.

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 18 Conquests & Seasonal Journey

Conquests:

Here are the conquests for seasonal heroes and (hardcore heroes)

  • Divinity (Lionhearted): Reach GR75.
  • On a Good Day (I Can’t Stop): Level 3 Legendary Gems to 65.
  • Speed Demon (Need for Speed): Finish a Neph under 2 mins on TX.
  • Curses! (Stars Align): Kill 350 or more monsters on any Cursed Chest event.
  • Boss Mode (World’s Apart): Kill the following bosses at L70 TX under 20mins: The Skeleton King, The Butcher, Zoltun Kulle, Ghom, Cydaea, Rakanoth, Diablo, Adria, Queen Araneae, Maghda, Belial, Siegebreaker Assault Beast, Azmodan, Izual, Urzael, and Malthael.

Conqueror

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.
  • Disarm You: Kill Rakanoth 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

That’s about it for our seasonal starter guide! If you’re looking for anything, else check our D3 Guide Directory!

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21 COMMENTS

  1. 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 ?

      • 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)?

        • 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).

  2. 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?

  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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