An Action-RPG game can feel quite empty when it doesn’t give strong weapons or items to use. Luckily, D2R has a lot of strong weapons and items for you to play with. The best part is if you still haven’t found a powerful weapon it lets you make one. That’s right you can use Imbue to strengthen your current weapon with the help of an NPC. So without further ado, let’s check what Imbue is in Diablo 2 Resurrected and how to Imbue items.
What is Imbue in Diablo 2 Resurrected?
Imbue is an ability used by the NPC “Charsi” to turn your common item into a rare item. When it becomes a rare item it also receives random magical properties. Since this is a very useful upgrade it is highly recommended to use it in the later game. That’s because you will most likely have some high-level items. The best use for Imbue is on using it on Diadems.
If you are in a pinch and want to use imbue early, then use it on a class-specific item. The reason you should focus on saving this upgrade till later in the game is that you can only use it once for each difficulty.
How to Imbue Items in D2R
You can imbue items in D2R by completing the quest Tools of the Trade in Act 1. In this quest, you have to retrieve Horadric Malus for Charsi. Here are the steps for completing the Tools of the Trade quest:
- Go to Outer Cloister in Act 1.
- Enter the Barracks.
- Find the room guarded by the Smith.
- You can either ignore the Smith or defeat it.
- Search for the Horadric Malus in the room that was guarded by the Smith. Horadric Malus is an enchanted hammer used by Charsi.
- Once you retrieve the hammer return to Charsi.
If you do the above steps correctly you should complete this quest and Charsi will allow you to imbue any one item or weapon of your choice.
That sums up everything you need to know on how to imbue in D2R. If you liked this guide be sure to check out our other guide on how to unlock the secret cow level in Diablo 2 Resurrected.