Diablo 3 Guide: What To Expect In Season 18

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Diablo III new season arrives August 23. Blizzard

Season 18 of Diablo III is set to launch on August 23. Dubbed the Season of the Triune, new cosmetic rewards are offered with players getting the chance to complete new conquests. New journey rewards are also being offered.

Theme

The theme of the season serves as a call-back to the ancient cult that was forged more than three millennia ago by the Prime Evils of the Burning Hells. It was during this time when the three Prime Evils masqueraded as the three deities dedicated to Creation, Determination, and Love. The Prime Evils had planned to infiltrate the hearts of men in the hopes of turning the balance in their favor in the ongoing Eternal Conflict. Fortunately, they were all defeated during the Sin War by Uldyssian. However, remnants of the Cult of the Triune are still present and are now known as the Coven.

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Season 18 is almost here! Photo: Blizzard

Buff

For the duration of the new season, Players benefit from the Power of Triune buff. This buff periodically summons circles around the battlefield and gives one of three random buffs:

  • Triune of Love (Power)
    • Players in the circle receive a 100% damage bonus while active
  • Triune of Determination (Resource Reduction)
    • Players in the circle receive a 50% discount on resources spent while active
  • Triune of Creation (Cooldown Reduction)
  • While standing in an active circle, any skills currently on cooldown come off of cooldown more quickly

Even more interesting is that something different is happening in Season 18. The buff changes the gameplay the moment you start your journey. This means the buff is in play beginning at level 1 and up to level 70. Players now have a reason to move around the battlefield in order to be able to fully utilize these buffs.

Season Journey Rewards

If you’ve been doing your job as a hero for the past Seasons and managed to reach Conqueror in the Season Journey each time, then you are sure to have gotten a few extra tabs. In fact, you get to earn an extra additional tab, up to a maximum of five, for each Season you finished in the Conqueror tier.

You also get these rewards:

  • Guardian of Sanctuary
    • Finish a level 70 Nephalem Rift on Torment XIII within five minutes
  • Gem of My Life
    • Level three Legendary Gems to level 55
  • All I Do IS Win
    • Complete two Conquests this Season
  • Disarm You
    • Kill Rakanoth at level 70 in under 15 seconds on Torment XIII difficulty
  • Money Ain’t A Thang
    • Slay Greed on Torment XIII difficulty
  • Take U There
    • Reach Greater Rift level 60 Solo
  • Power Amplification
    • Use Kanai’s Cube to augment an Ancient Legendary item with a level 50+ gem
  • Cubic Reconfiguration
    • Use Kanai’s Cube to reforge a Legendary item

Seasonal Conquests

If you’re ready for Season 18, you need to complete and face these challenges:

  • Divinity/Lionhearted
    • Reach Greater Rift level 75
  • On a Good Day/I Can’t Stop
    • Level Three Legendary Gems to 6
  • Speed Demon/Need for Speed
    • Complete a Nephalem Rift at level 70 on Torment X or higher in under two minutes
  • Curses!/Stars Align
    • Picked any Cursed Chest event that requires killing monsters and defeat over 30 or more at level 70 on Torment X or higher
  • Boss Mode/World’s Apart
    • Eliminate these bosses at level 70 and Torment X in under twenty minutes:
      • The Skeleton King
      • The Butcher
      • Zoltun Kulle
      • Ghom
      • Cydaea
      • Rakanoth
      • Diablo
      • Adria
      • Queen Araneae
      • Maghda
      • Belial
      • Siegebreaker Assault Beast
      • Azmodan
      • Izual
      • Urzael
      • Malthael

Cosmetic Rewards

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Cosmetic rewards are back. Photo: Blizzard

Back in Season 17, Blizzard re-introduced previous Seasonal rewards. The goal was to give players the chance to get them if they missed them the first time around. For the new season, awards that were originally available from Season 6 makes a return to the Season Journey.

Cosmetic Rewards include the Chest and Gloves slot of the exclusive Conqueror Set. You can even earn a series of portrait frames decorated with the Blood Shards. The All Hallow’s pennant is also available.

Haedrig’s Gift

Since this is a new season, it goes without saying that you can expect Haedrig’s Gift. When you complete certain chapters in the Season Journey, you get rewarded with Class Sets. If you’re not familiar with how this works, don’t worry as we give you an idea how.

When you complete Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of the Season Journey, you get three of Haedrig’s Gift. Each gift you receive contains a few pieces from one of your Class Sets. You are allowed to unlock one Class Set in this way per Season across Hardcore and Non-Hardcore, so make sure you choose wisely.

The set you get depends on the class of the character that you are playing when you open the gift. In order to get the full Class Set, you have to open all three on the same character.

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Haedrig's Gift is here. Photo: Blizzard

For Season 18, these are the gifts you can expect to receive include:

  • Barbarian – The Legacy of Raekor
  • Crusader – Armor of Akkhan
  • Demon Hunter – Embodiment of the Marauder
  • Monk – Inna’s Reach
  • Necromancer – Pestilence Master’s Shroud
  • Witch Doctor – Zunimassa’s Haunt
  • Wizard – Delsere’s Magnum Opus

Hopefully you’re now ready to take on all the challenges that come with the new season.

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