Although Diablo Immortal is blowing us away (and we have already told you the builds of characters such as the Crusader, the Demon Hunter, the Barbarian, or the Necromancer), it is undeniable that the microtransactions offered by the game are not only reduced to the aesthetic but there is a real sea of resources that can be acquired with real money and that come great to get the best possible equipment.
We have checked all the micropayments offered by the game, made some quick calculations regarding what they offer, and… well, you better keep reading.
Diablo Immortal micropayments in detail: is it a Pay to Win?
Types of currency
To know exactly if it is a Pay to win or not, you have to differentiate very well the 3 types of coins existing in the game:
OBTAINABLE WITHOUT PAYING?
WHAT IT GIVES ACCESS TO
Yes (it is the only way, besides), it is achieved by completing missions or defeating monsters.
Equipment upgrades and purchases with regular NPCs.
No, it’s time to go through the box.
Beyond aesthetic content, its use for Legendary Eternal Blazons, Stones, and Echoes is of particular interest.
Yes, but not through missions, but through special missions or by selling certain items.
Fairly powerful equipment and resources, used especially for the forging of Legendary Gems.
Blazons, Fallas, and Legendary Gems
To summarize why eternal Orbs are so important, it is time to quickly explain the Fallas. The Fallas are a kind of dungeons in which we can use the Eternal Legendary Coats of Arms to increase our chances of getting legendary rarity equipment and Legendary Gems.
There are normal coats of arms, but these do not give the same rewards as the Legendaries:
Normal Coats of Arms add a team probability gap and a 10% chance of finding a Legendary Gem.
The Legendary Coats of Arms add two holes and ENSURE that a Legendary Gem appears.
This means that, if we introduce 3 Legendary Coats of Arms in the 3 holes of the fault, we will have an x6 of possibilities to get equipment and jewels, while with the normal ones it would be an x3 at most. Although the game WILL OCCASIONALLY GIVE YOU A Legendary Coat of Arms with the Battle Pass, as an EXTREMELY rare reward or once a month in the Merchant of Aces, in general, it is time to go through the box to get them.
In order not to get too dizzy, legendary Gems are basically one of the keys to your endgame items. You will want to have the right 6 gems for your team, and for this, you will have to create them in the jewelry or find them in the Fallas.
You can also get the Legendary Gems with Platinum (something easier to get through the Battle Pass), but also the prices are NOT cheap, and to get the full set you have to go through the box or invest a LOT of time.
Resources going through a box and Battle Pass
Not to be out on the truth, all the resources to improve your team can be obtained without having to pay, although the highest level (for the legendary team, go) is very difficult to get if you do not buy with real money.
Basically, the game “offers” us shortcuts so as not to have to spend many hours looking for the materials:
In the payment store itself, there are the Stones to reforge your legendary equipment and get new effects and statistics (something you will want to do several times until you get the perfect equipment).
You can also get the materials in the market and in some merchants in exchange for Platinum, the other currency mainly for payment.
The paid Battle Pass offers quite a few rewards if you pay for it, which ends up being more profitable than buying it directly with Orbs or Platinum.
Precisely the paid Battle Pass is a sweet tooth offer for those who invest hours in the game and is that for about 5 euros you will get many rewards for playing, getting from Legendary Coats of Arms to resources to improve your legendary team.
And what about free content?
It is true that those who do not want to pay have the option to keep an eye out for daily, weekly missions, and monthly rewards like those mentioned above (get a Legendary Coat of Arms in the Aces store, go). For these missions, we only have to play and complete the different challenges posed by the game, getting rewards for our effort.
Does this mean that these rewards are just as good as paid content? As you can imagine, no. The reward for connecting on a daily basis is a fairly common material, and in general, the game is not going to give you any gifts if it can avoid it.
If you have skipped the whole article and you have come this far in search of a clear answer, I mark it in bold: you can reach level 60 without noticing the rewards too much. From there, and especially in the endgame, if you do not go through the box get ready for a grinding festival (take more hours than a watch, go) to get the optimal equipment for PvP and PvE.
The game does become Pay to win dyes in the endgame, but until then you can not worry. What do you want to give everything in PvP and in the most hardcore content of PvE? Well, you have two options: either go through the box and forget or prepare to grind for a while.