Diablo 4 lead confirms fixes coming to Druid loot table

Players have reported being unable to find certain Druid gear, to which Diablo lead Rod Fergusson said it's a known issue the team is working on.

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If you’ve gotten to the late game of Diablo 4 as a Druid and found yourself wondering why you couldn’t get certain gear, you’re not alone. It’s apparently an issue in the game, and one that has been acknowledged by the devs. After posts from players asking why it was so hard to find certain Druid-only armor and weapons, Diablo 4 lead producer and franchise general manager Rod Fergusson confirmed it’s actually an issue in the game, and one for which the development team is preparing a fix.

Fergusson addressed the matter very briefly in a reply to a player on Twitter earlier this week. Specifically, the player was wondering why at level 93, having grinded for long periods of time, they were unable to get the game to drop a particular Druid helmet: the Tempest Roar. They also pointed out that they were running into multitudes of unique Barbarian weapons which they could not use. Fergusson responded in acknowledging the issue and promised that the team was working on a fix for what sounds like the Druid loot table.

Rod Fergusson responding to concerns about the Druid loot table in Diablo 4.
Rod Fergusson responded to a Diablo 4 player asking about issues with the Druid loot table, to which Fergusson confirmed Blizzard knows and is working on a fix.
Source: Rod Fergusson

Diablo 4 has been out since around June 5 depending on whether you had early access or not. It’s also a much applauded game that had good reviews, including here at Shacknews, and has already raked in over $666 million in sales, making it one of the fastest-selling Blizzard games ever.

That said, it hasn’t been an entirely smooth ride. The game has had perhaps as many hotfixes to address particular bugs and issues as it has had regular patch notes. And that doesn’t include fixing a server error that cost a Level 100 Hardcore player their 82-hour character.

Nonetheless, with the Druid table officially acknowledged, it sounds like another set of patch notes is coming soon, whether in a hotfix or full patch. As we await that fix and other balances, tweaks, and improvements, stay tuned to Diablo 4 topic for updates, where we also have guides to aid you in your infernal adventures.

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    June 15, 2023 7:41 AM

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      June 15, 2023 10:06 AM

      I'm Druid and I keep getting the same mediocre uniques. I also don't like that once you extract an aspect you can only use it once. Guess D3s cube spoiled me

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        June 15, 2023 1:55 PM

        use that one vendor you buy shit with purple stuff from

        ive gotten a lot of sick items from them

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        June 15, 2023 1:56 PM

        WAIT WHAT? You can only use an extracted thing once? Can you extract it again?

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          June 15, 2023 1:58 PM

          Nope you have to find it again. So many people don't know this and have wasted a well rolled aspect. Supposed to save those for ancestral weapons, hoping you don't get another upgrade lol. Terrible design

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            June 15, 2023 2:23 PM

            Also I've purposefully overwritten aspects. This is a great ring, with a Whirlwind aspect I'll never use. Lemme put Ground Stomp Earthquake on it.

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            June 15, 2023 2:59 PM

            WHAT THE LAME FUCK.

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            June 15, 2023 4:32 PM

            That is fucking dumb. Let us extract and replace the aspect in the book then with the better roll

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              June 15, 2023 4:45 PM

              That would make getting BIS almost trivial. They need some way to keep the players from capping out.

              The current setup seems like a good balance between being forced to find the perfect legendary with the perfect stats and aspect, and having endless imprints.

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                June 15, 2023 5:33 PM

                Is there talk about having dedicated areas to farming specific aspects or legendaries? Otherwise I feel like calling it trivial is a bit of an over statement on trying to find two BiS, even if you can re-use one. You're still going to be refarming those aspects when the seasons reset unless they're taking a different approach in D4

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              June 15, 2023 5:22 PM

              Codex is different than extracted aspects. Extracted aspects go into your inventory.

              You can overwrite an aspect unlimited times on any item (using aspects from the codex or extracted aspects), but when you extract an aspect the item is destroyed.

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          June 15, 2023 2:25 PM

          Codex ones from dungeon clears you can re-use but they are always rolled at the lowest level. Inventory ones that you extract are one time uses so turn on advanced tool tips and extract those max ranged ones and save them for end game gear applications. You can also store extracted aspects in your stash, many people don't seem to realize this.

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        June 15, 2023 2:32 PM

        yeah you should probably saved all extracted aspects for Ancestral gear from WT4 and just use the Codex ones on lower level gear (if at all)

        imprinting is incredibly expensive, so either this is how they want it to work (you do it very rarely and do not experiment) or they know the system is half baked and they made it like this to prevent people from really using it. either way, it should mostly be ignored. save all of your high-rolled extracted aspects and delete the rest of those legendaries for the materials you're gonna need later.

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      June 15, 2023 10:23 PM

      so i have pretty much figured out that at level 59 there is nothing worthwhile for me from World tier 3 helltides or whisper chests, and that i need to focus on nightmare dungeons until i hit 60 and then switch to WT4.

      i've run quite a few today and gotten maybe 2 items that were power level and/or damage upgrades. most of my gear is sacred 650+ with a few at or over 700. i think i need WT4 to go higher,

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        June 15, 2023 10:57 PM

        Pause. Let the kids and no lifes grind it out until blizzard inevitably rebalances progression to be more fun then go back to it.

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