Diablo 4 Codex of Power: Aspects & how to get them

Diablo 4 Codex of Power: Aspects & how to get them
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Written by 

Dave McAdam

Published 

13th Jun 2023 12:39

You'll need to learn the Diablo 4 Codex of Power system if you want to modify your gear further with Aspects and become even more powerful with Legendary equipment. 

As an action role-playing game, Diablo 4 allows players to really key into the character they want to make. By honing every facet of your character, you'll easily begin to rise in the ranks of power and become the strongest in your class. So, check out our explainer of the Diablo 4 Codex of Power, which covers Aspects and how to get them.  

Diablo 4 Codex of Power: What are Aspects?

an image of a Diablo 4 Occultist, who you can use Aspects with
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In Diablo 4, Aspects are unique modifiers that can transform Rare items into Legendary ones.

Aspects are contained in the Diablo 4 Codex of Power. By visiting an Occultist, players can imprint an Aspect on an item. This will grant that item the power attributed to the Aspect, and transform the item into a Legendary.

Every Aspect is unique and grants unique abilities. For example, an Aspect you find will be attributed to a particular class and may grant a stat increase to one of the abilities of that class. By seeking out Aspects for your class, and specifically for the abilities you use, you can make your character even more powerful.

Aspects are a great way to finalize a build, to add that last boost of power to a particular setup of items and skills.

Diablo 4 Codex of Power: How do you get Aspects?

an image of an Aspect in the Diablo 4 Codex of Power
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Aspects come from completing dungeons. They are not guaranteed, but whenever you complete a dungeon, you have a chance of acquiring the Aspect assigned to that particular dungeon.

While on the map screen, you can mouse over dungeons and see which kind of Aspect you can get for completing them. This takes some of the guesswork out of acquiring Aspects, and allows you to focus on the ones that mean the most to you.

Once you have the Aspect you want, return to the Occultist in town to slot it into one of your items.

That is it for the Diablo 4 Codex of Power. For more on the game, check out how to unlock mounts in Diablo 4.

Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.

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