Diablo 2 Resurrected has been a pretty big smash-hit for a beleaguered Blizzard. The game was released to a ton of rave reviews, and players are loving the nostalgia-fueled fun. The added improvements are many, and very welcome. With recent patches, some of this has changed, adding more refinements to casting for example. And even though this remaster is a huge upgrade in terms of visuals and gameplay refinements, a lot of things are still the same. Some things that remain the same are key mechanics, like the ability to respec in Diablo 2 Resurrected.
Why Respec in D2R?
You may reset both your skill and stat points when you respec in Diablo 2 Resurrected. And given how much customization there is in the game, there’s plenty of reasons to do this. Let’s say you’ve been hunting an item to finish a build and get tired of grinding. if you happen to have the items for another build already ready, then it’s an option to make the switch. Respeccing characters has a long tradition in RPGs, and it continues here. And if you’re just tired of playing a certain style. This system allows you to switch without wasting hours leveling another new character entirely.
There are two ways to respec in Diablo 2 Resurrected and the first one is by far the easiest to access.
Get a Free Respec in Diablo 2 Resurrected
You can get an entirely free character reroll by completing the Den of Evil quest for the first time on each character. You get this as a quest reward in Act 1, and upon returning to Akara in the Rogue Encampment, you will be given the option to respec. You can do this once per difficulty, so keep that in mind. And also, you usually want to save the respec for each run until you need it. If you move up to Nightmare or Hell, you can go back to Normal difficulty still make use of the free respec, so that’s pretty cool.
Grinding it out
There is another option, but it’s much harder to do. You need to rely on boss drops from a variety of bosses to craft a unique item. You’ll also need to have completed the game on Hell difficulty to do this, so it’s really for endgame grinding characters more than anything. You need to gather four rare items from certain bosses, then use the Horadric cube to create a Token of Absolution.
You will need to grind out various ingredients for the Token of Absolution. These are the ingredients for the Token of Absolution:
- Twisted Essence of Suffering (Andariel and Duriel of Act I and Act II, respectively)
- Charged Essence of Hatred (Mephisto of Act III)
- Burning Essence of Terror (Diablo of Act IV)
- Festering Essence of Destruction (Baal of Act V)
With that in mind, get out there and slay some demons. And don’t feel bad if you need new classes or items. We even have guides to help.
There are also plenty of build-enabling items you can make in D2R. When you do decide to respec into a new build, you might need to learn how to make some of these. The Windforce is useful for the choices among Amazon bows. it’s actually incredible for those builds. Heart of the Oak is a great choice for many Sorceress builds that love specialized damage against certain enemies.