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The Darkening of Tristram anniversary event will be back on  January 3, 2022. Players can unlock banner customizations, item transmogs, pets, and portrait frames during the event. Here's an official preview of the event.

For more information, please read our Darkening of Tristram guide.

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Diablo’s anniversary is right around the corner, along with the Darkening of Tristram event! Whether you’re a series veteran craving nostalgia, or a newcomer hungry for your first taste of the franchise’s past, this annual loving homage to the earliest days of Diablo is for you.

Read on for more, including a closer look at the anniversary dungeon and its unique rewards.

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Stop the Cultists

Your journey begins on the trail of a group of mysterious cultists causing trouble in Sanctuary. As you hunt them down in Adventure Mode, you’ll uncover clues leading to a portal into Tristram’s past, and the terrifying darkness that took hold of the town so many years ago. . . .

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Explore the Cathedral

Follow the clues and you’ll soon find yourself in a realm of glorious RetroVision™, where an all-too-familiar cathedral looms. Explore the depths and you’ll discover familiar enemies and iconic items, all brought to life in the Diablo III engine. Meanwhile, deep beneath the catacombs, the Dark Lord himself awaits any intrepid adventurer who dares to challenge him. . . .

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Discover Precious Loot

What is a Diablo game without shiny new loot to call your own? Completing activities in the anniversary event yields unique transmogrification effects, achievements, portraits, pets, and more.

While some rewards are easy to find, others may have you scouring every nook or unlocking every achievement before you can get your hands on them. Can you earn them all? There’s only one way to find out!

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Your Journey Begins…

Exclusive rewards and challenging enemies await you, but they won’t last forever! The cultists will appear on December 31 at 4 p.m. PST, and the portal opens January 3 at the same hour. Both parts of the event end January 31 at 4 p.m. PST.

Enter the dungeon, reap your rewards, and survive the evils within—or die in the process, never to be heard from again. . . .

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The best of this event; is listening to the Diablo 1 theme Song in the city 🖤

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      ARX7 gathered them all up, as well as the Hellforge Embers we'll be using to upgrade them up to level 3, so let's take a look!

      Source.
      To remind ourselves: the first 3, the Prime Evil Shards, go into helmets while the other 4 go into weapons, as looking at them shows us some very Ethereal weapon-like stats, featuring big general buffs to pretty much any and everything, as well as a bigger focus on HP/defense for the Primes (emulating the gems that usually get put into helmets) and damage for the Lessers (same emulation for weapon gems), which each also having a unique and pretty powerful effect. The above are all rank 3, and the progression will go from the stats buffs alone on rank 1, then the unique ability at rank 2, and finally the second unique ability/buff to the first ability on rank 3, depending on shard (and since it's still the PTR the numbers might change as well).
      These will be dropping from all content in the game, with Soul Shards having a greater chance to drop off bosses specifically.
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