Diablo 2: Resurrected Beginner's Guide - Everything you need to know as a beginner


Diablo 2: Resurrected Beginner's Guide - Everything you need to know as a beginner

With Diablo 2: Resurrected , an absolute ARPG classic got its remaster. We tell you what you need to know the first time you watch the game.

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What do I find here? While the release of Diablo 2 was a bit bumpy , here are some tips on how to get into the game better.

We'll give you general tips about Diablo 2 and the first few hours in the game so that you can find your way around and avoid possible mistakes. In doing so, we try to address the most important questions a beginner in Resurrected might have.

For advanced users, there may also be some tips that can help you. Veterans will know all of this by now. But you are cordially invited to submit your own tips for newcomers in the comments.

Starting Tips and Act 1: Hardcore, Difficulty, Classes and Skills

What are the difficulty levels? In Diablo 2 you can play on 3 different levels of difficulty. As a beginner, however, you can only use the normal difficulty, which is where a newly created character begins:

  • Normal - nothing special, you are around level 40 after playing through it. You do not lose any XP when you die
  • Nightmare - Unlocked after completing the game on normal. You start again in Act 1, keep your level and equipment, but lose resistances and other attributes. Opponents are tougher and the areas are larger. You lose 5% XP on death
  • Hell - unlocked after "Nightmare". Enemies are even stronger, are largely immune to a certain effect, and you lose more XP when you die. You can only fight the super bosses in "Hell"

What is hardcore? When you create a character, you can choose whether you want to play "hardcore" or "softcore". In hardcore mode you get different titles, but when you die your character is definitely dead. You can no longer play it.

We strongly recommend the softcore mode to newbies.

What can the classes do? There are a total of 7 classes to choose from in Resurrected , as all classes from the expansion are also playable - even right from the start. The classes are:

  • Amazon: Fights with spear and bow and uses elemental magic to strengthen.
  • Assassin: Fight with traps, bows or claws, preferably in close combat.
  • Barbarian: Use large axes in hand-to-hand combat and war screams to buff yourself and allies.
  • Druid: Is equipped with nature magic, can summon animals and transform.
  • Paladin: A type of tank that fights with weapon and shield and uses auras to strengthen.
  • Necromancer: Creates the living dead as servants and fights with poison and curses yourself.
  • Sorceress: uses magical powers to defeat opponents with various elements.
Can I reset skills? Yes. In each act you can reset your skills once for free or, from Hell difficulty, with a special item.

With this knowledge in mind, you should pay a little attention to how you skillt your character, but you can still let off steam and try out relatively freely in the beginning. The “right” builds are only really important after nightmare or hell.

How many potions can i carry? Unlike in Diablo 3, you still use up your potions in Diablo 2. To start with, you have 4 slots, each of which can hold a potion of any size.

As soon as you find a belt, you unlock 4 more slots, but they can only hold one potion. The first 4 slots, which you operate via hotkeys, are still used for activation.

Can I also play solo? Yes, Diablo 2 offers both a solo and even an offline mode. Both solo and co-op play have their advantages:

  • Solo: You can take your time and don't have to share. In addition, offline you do not need any premium subscriptions such as PS Plus or an internet connection in general.
  • Co-op: You can cover a larger area and benefit from buffs from other players. However, with each additional adventurer in the group, the opponents get stronger.
In solo mode you also have mercenaries - NPCs who accompany you. Remember that you can also equip them with new items via the menu and make them stronger. If a mercenary dies, you can revive him in town or hire a new one.

Can I play with the controller? Yes. Thanks to the remaster, Diablo 2 will also be available on PlayStation, Xbox and Switch and will therefore also receive controller support. This even works on a PC and makes control a little easier . 

What is the Horadric Cube? With this item, which you get in Act 2, you can do different things. The cube allows you, for example, to upgrade items or later to unlock the super bosses.

You can also use it as temporary storage, as it can store more items than it takes up slots in the inventory. 

What are rune words? You will find special runes very early in the game that work like gemstones and can be placed in pedestals. You can use these runes just like that, but you should save them for later.

If you put the runes in an object in a certain order, you create a “rune word”. That turns the item into something particularly powerful. 

With our tips you should be ideally prepared for your first hours in Diablo 2. Because even for newbies it is worth taking a look at the game, because then you will not be bothered by changed details, which may be a thorn in the side of the purists. 

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