There are numerous discussions that you might have seen online where 2 different legendary items have the same affix. Many of you might be wondering if these legendary effects stack in Diablo 4. In this article, we’ll answer this question and provide details about how legendary items work in Diablo 4.
No, you cannot stack the effect of Legendary items and affixes in Diablo 4. Passive bonuses received from Unique or Legendary items will not multiply. And you will have to slot the items in their correct equipment slot for their initial effect to occur as well.
If you’re looking for more information about Legendary Effects and whether they Stack in Diablo 4 or not, then keep reading this article!
Stacking Legendary Effects in Diablo 4
The simple truth is that Diablo 4 will not let two equipped Aspects that both provide the same benefit stack. Even if you put the Legendary effect on two different items they will not double their intended effect. Instead, one effect will be active and the other will be greyed out or ineffective.
This has been done as a means to limit the crazy damage numbers and exploits. Which most of you Diablo players will be expected to find.
If Legendary Effects did stack then many people would simply build the best damage Aspect on every piece, multiply the damage, and call it a day.
Blizzard does not want you to experience a limited amount of build diversity. So they made it so that Legendary effects on your items do not stack. Thus making it necessary to use different varying Aspects and Legendary Effects that might each contribute differently to your overall build.
Does Aspect Equipment Slot Placement Matter?
If you’re looking to make the most out of your Aspects then you need to know that not all Aspects are built similarly.
This means that some Aspects have different requirements compared to others, and will only showcase their full effect if you meet their prerequisites.
One important factor that you need to remember is that most of your Aspects will only provide their full effect if they’re imprinted on the right gear piece. The effect of an Aspect might be reduced or severely hampered if you’ve got it slotted into an equipment piece that it’s not meant to be within.
An example of this is the Druid’s Crashstone Aspect. This Aspect adds 50% critical strike damage when used on crowd-controlled enemies and used in an Amulet.
If this same Aspect is slotted into another piece of gear or equipment then the effect will be reduced. Druid’s Crashstone Aspect will only add 40% critical strike damage. This is a significant loss of 10% critical strike damage.
Since Aspects don’t stack in Diablo 4, you will have to consider these decisions when coming up with your perfect build.
It wouldn’t make sense to create a build where you have Aspects slotted into the wrong equipment slot and lose their full effect. Especially, if you aim to min-max your potential damage.
Reliable Ways to Obtain Aspects
If you’re wondering where you can find Aspects for your gear then don’t worry I’ve got you covered. The most reliable method of obtaining several Aspects is by running through Dungeons that are located around the Diablo 4 map.
The more you explore, fight and complete these dungeons, the more Unique and Legendary Aspects you will gain access to. Especially, when you’re on World Tier 3 or World Tier 4.
There you have it folks! Legendary Effects, or Aspects, do not stack. You can only have one of them equipped and the effect of the other will be greyed out. It’s best then to slot the Aspects in the best gear slot. So even if the effect doesn’t double it still provides its maximum effect.