Many people are unsure how the Essence Transfer System works in Diablo Immortal, so today we’re going to break it down step by step, as it’s an incredibly important system for gearing within the game.
It’s a very simple process, but for those who are not comfortable with it, it can be quite a daunting idea of destroying legendary items – especially if you are at a stage where you don’t have an abundance of legendary items.
How it works
The example we’ll be using today is the Off-hand slot, since every player can pick up a Legendary Offhand item by reaching level 10 on the battle pass, including the free version.
If you pick up your Best in Slot offhand from this, and you know that you are wanting to keep the legendary bonus of this item for a very long time, as an example – The Hungerer for our Demon Hunter friends, this is undoubtedly the best Offhand item for 90% of builds, and one that you’ll be using throughout the game in all areas of the game.
Down the line, you may pick up a new off-hand item that has way better stats on it than the one you have equipped (The Hungerer), but it may be a different legendary that you don’t want to use, which may lead to you being disheartened as you have to pick between your legendary bonus from your desired item, or increasing your stats – But you do not have to pick between the two, you can have both!
By equipping the new item, with the higher stats, you gain the ability to extract the essence from your unequipped legendary, by going to Zamina in Westmarch, the Essence Transfer Vendor who is located just above the Rakis Plaza waypoint. In the Extract Menu, find your desired legendary item that you own, and extract it’s essence, this will destroy the item – but permanently hold the ability that comes with it, effectively making it so you can constantly re-create this item but with better stats as you progress through the game.
Once you have extracted the Legendary Power that you’re looking to use, go to the Inherit menu, select the slot that you are wanting to change, and select your desired legendary power.
Over time we will be able to pick up every single available legendary in the game, meaning that acquiring new legendaries will all come down to getting better stats on your gear, you never have to worry about getting a specific legendary again.
Completing your build this way will become infinitely easier than hunting upgrades for specific legendary items, or using a suboptimal build because of this, and many people are not aware of how this works.