The Lunar Awakening event is a limited-time event that celebrates the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon. It runs from February 6 to February 20, 2024 and offers players from the Seasonal and Eternal Realms a chance to earn bonus XP and cosmetic rewards by activating Lunar Shrines across Sanctuary.
How to Participate
To join the Lunar Awakening event, you need to visit the Lunar Night Market in Ked Bardu and talk to Ying-Yue, the leader of the market. She will be marked with a purple icon on the map and will explain the event as well as how to earn reputation for the Ancestor’s Favor, which can then be redeemed for various rewards at the market. For the duration of the event, this market will also serve as the central hub for players.
The main activity of the event is to find and activate Lunar Shrines, which are scattered throughout the open world and inside dungeons.
Lunar Shrines have a dragon-like appearance and a specific icon on the map, making them easy to find. When you activate a Lunar Shrine, you will gain 50% more XP (multiplicative) and 30% increased movement speed for a limited time, as well as buffs and Ancestor’s Favors.
During the time of the Lunar Awakening event, Nightmare Dungeon Sigils can have the Ancestor’s Favour dungeon affix, meaning that only Lunar Shrines will appear in that dungeon.
Nightmare dungeons with the Ancestor’s Favour affix will contain more Shrines and provide 10% more Glyph XP upon completion.
It is also worth noting that you can keep your sigils with The Ancestor’s Favor affix and use them after the event ends, as the affix will not disappear from keys you already own.
Additionally, you can also do Whisper bounties with the Lunar Awakening theme during the event, which will award you with Ancestor’s Favor reputation as you complete them!
Lunar Shrine Buffs
There are seven augmented Lunar Shrine effects:
- Artillery Shrine: Casts have a chance to summon a holy bomb.
- Blast Wave Shrine: Each explosion summons a cluster bombardment.
- Channeling Shrine: Increased attack speed and chance to reset cooldowns.
- Conduit Shrine: Summon frequent, powerful, shocking strikes.
- Greed Shrine: Chance to summon a Treasure Goblin. While the Shrine is active, 25 kills summons a Treasure Goblin, and 50 kills summons a second.
- Lethal Shrine: Chance to instantly execute a struck monster, causing Fear on surrounding monsters. Note: this includes Elites, but excludes Bosses and other Players.
- Protection Shrine: You reflect all incoming damage. Damage reflected scales with Level and World Tier.
Furthermore, when you activate a Lunar Shrine, Miserly Spirits will begin to spawn, allowing you to use your newfound powers on them to earn even more Ancestor’s Favor reputation.
The Lunar Awakening event has 10 Ancestor’s Favor reputation levels, each with a different amount of reputation required to unlock. As you level up your reputation, you will unlock six different lunar-themed cosmetic rewards (including a Mount).
You can check your reputation level and progress at the Lunar Night Market, and claim your rewards from Ying-Yue. The rewards are account-wide, so you can use them on any of your characters.
In addition, Tejal’s shop also offers Lunar Awakening-themed cosmetic items:
The Lunar Awakening event is a special event in Diablo 4 that runs from February 6 to February 20, 2024. It celebrates the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon by offering players a chance to activate Lunar Shrines across Sanctuary. These Shrines grant bonus XP, increased movement speed, and various buffs that can help in combat. You can also earn reputation for the Ancestor’s Favor, which can then be exchanged for Lunar-themed cosmetic rewards at the Lunar Night Market, and complete Whisper bounties as well as Nightmare Dungeons with the Ancestor’s Favor affix to gain additional reputation and Glyph XP.
- Find Lunar events in the open world and farm those instead of just going after basic events, as they will reward you with far more experience.
- Look for Nightmare Dungeon Sigils with the Ancestor’s Favor dungeon affix, which guarantees only Lunar Shrines spawns for that dungeon. This can help you maximize your reputation gain!
- Stock up on Nightmare Sigils with the Ancestor’s Favor so you can keep using them when the event is over, as the affix will not be removed from existing sigils.
- Don’t forget to visit the Lunar Market regularly and claim your rewards. The cosmetic items are exclusive to the event and will not be available after it ends.
Overall, the Lunar Awakening event offers another fun and festive way to discover and explore Sanctuary.