Season 2 Brings New Legendaries and Conquests

New Legendary powers in Season 2 may boost different class builds

Diablo III Season 2
Season 2 has arrived! The second Season in Diablo III is rolling out across the Diablo III regions. The fresh start of a clean slate in Diablo III is combined with new Seasonal Legendary items, the Seasonal achievements of Conquests, and other bonuses for participating in the Season. Here is a look at the goodies that are part of the new Diablo III Season!

Season 2 Legendaries
Seasons and Leaderboards are only found on the PC/Mac edition of Diablo III, not on consoles. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the Ultimate Evil Edition already have access to these new Legendary items, which were added for all players on those platforms in Patch 2.1.2.
A new group of Legendary items can be found in Season 2. They are only available to Seasonal heroes during Season 2; once the season is over, they will drop for all heroes. There are a total of nine Season 2 Legendaries: one Legendary equipment piece for each class, and three new Legendary gems. Three pieces of the Seasonal Legendary gear are updated versions of old Legendary items: The Undisputed Champion, Gungdo Gear, and Wormwood. They continue the process of old "Legendary" items without special powers being converted into new, more powerful editions.

Legendary Gems for Season 2
  • Esoteric Alteration
    • Gain 10% non-Physical damage reduction
    • Upgrade rank grants: +0.5% non-Physical damage reduction
    • Rank 25 unlocks: While below half Life, your resistances to Cold, Fire, Lightning, Poison, and Arcane are increased by 75%
  • Gem of Ease
    • Monster kills grant +500 experience
      • This is multiplied by the difficulty multiplier
      • This is intended to be an exorbitant amount of experience for a low level character
      • For example:
        • A level 1 monster grants 40 experience
        • A level 55 monster grants 8,700 experience
        • A level 60 monster grants 18,700 experience
    • Upgrade rank grants: +50 experience per kill
    • Rank 25 unlocks: Level requirement reduced to 1
  • Molten Wildebeest’s Gizzard
    • Regenerates 10,000 Life per Second
    • Upgrade rank grants: +1000 Life per Second
    • Rank 25 unlocks: After not taking damage for 4 seconds, gain an absorb shield for 200% of your total Life per Second
Molten Wildebeest’s Gizzard and Esoteric Alteration are defensive Legendary gems, giving more options for hardcore heroes trying to stay alive. Gem of Ease is an amazing power-leveling gem, and the only Legendary gem that can go in a weapon. When that gem has been leveled to rank 25+, it becomes incredibly powerful. At that rank, it can be put into a level 70 weapon that can then be equipped by a level 1 hero. This will be a very handy Legendary gem for players who want to level up more than one Seasonal hero in Season 2.

Legendary Class Equipment for Season 2
The Legendary class gear in Season 2 all either boosts the power of a specific skill, or casts a skill on its own - and the new Wizard ring does both! The Popular Builds & Skills in Season 2 may change for some classes based on these Legendaries, as players find creative ways to use them.

Conquests in Season 2
Diablo III Season 2 - New Conquests
The Season-only achievements of Conquests are being changed up for Season 2. The Season 1 Conquests of Race to the Top and Living Dangerously were focused solely on leveling, and so encouraged players to find boring ways to level as quickly as possible. Those have been removed for Season 2. Here are three new Conquests (with alternate versions in hardcore mode) that can be completed in Season 2:
  • Avarice (hardcore version Avaritia) - Complete a 50,000,000 gold streak while outside of The Vault and The Inner Sanctum.
  • Boss Mode (hardcore version Worlds Apart) - Kill the following bosses at max level in Torment VI within 20 minutes of the start of the game.
  • Language (hardcore version Deadly Language) - Complete the following Lore Book achievements.
All the Conquests rankings can be seen in game alongside the Leaderboards (Shift + L), and eventually in the lists.

Cosmetic Bonuses in Season 2
Diablo III Season 2 - Transmogrifications
As with Season 1, there are cosmetic bonuses for playing a hero in Season 2.
  • Transmogrification: Season 1 added transmogrification details for a new design in the Helm and Shoulders slots. That continues in Season 2: any Diablo III account that gets a Season 2 hero to level 70 will receive the transmogrifications in the set for the Pants and Boots slots.
  • Banner: A new banner set is given for gaining Seasonal achievement points. Reaching 400 Seasonal achievement points unlocks all parts of the new banner design.

A new Season is a great time to try up a new class or playing style like hardcore mode, or jump back in if you haven't played in a while. For leveling advice, check out a terrific guide at reddit.

You can track your progress by pulling up your Diablo III BattleTag with our BattleTag Locator. As Blizzard updates the Diablo III API, we will be listing Season 2 heroes and Paragon Levels alongside the millions of non-Seasonal characters that we track. Good luck in Season 2, and may you find many Ancient Legendaries!
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