How To Get Masterworking Materials in Diablo 4
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Diablo 4 Masterworking guide: How to farm materials and upgrade affixes

It's going to take dedication and hard work.

Loot Reborn, the fourth season of Diablo 4, has completely overhauled most of the game’s progression systems and upgrade mechanics to grant players even more freedom for their builds on both the seasonal and eternal realms.

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Once you’ve obtained a solid set of gear and have unlocked enough upgrades for your character, you can start Materworking your equipment to make it even better. To start Masterworking in Diablo 4, you must first acquire Masterworking materials.

Where to Find Masterworking Materials in Diablo 4

Diablo 4 Tempering And Masterworking Blacksmith
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Players can obtain Masterworking materials by participating in The Pit, a new location added to Diablo 4 with the launch of season four. Reaching the end of The Pit and defeating the boss fast enough will reward you with Masterworking Materials like Obducite, Ingolith, and Neathiron.

If the Mastery timer expires before you finish running through the pit and defeating the boss, you will still receive loot but won’t receive any Masterworking materials.

It’s important to note that dying will reduce the timer by a certain amount, making it tougher to complete The Pit within the time limit. For example, the first death will result in a deduction of 30 seconds, the second death will deduct 60 seconds, and the third (and all deaths after that) will deduct 90 seconds from the timer. As you can see, death makes a big difference in whether you receive Masterworking materials or not.

What is Masterworking in Diablo 4?

Masterworking is a new crafting system designed for the late game of Diablo 4 that can increase the value of affixes. There are 12 upgrade ranks associated with the Masterworking system, and a single affix will get massively upgraded after every four upgrades. All other ranks slightly increase the value of affixes. In other words, you want to reach rank 4, 8, and 12 to get that massive boost in value for an affix.

Masterwork RankEffectCost
Rank 1Upgrades all Affixes by 5%.Obducite x10, Rawhide/Iron Chunk x10, Veiled Crystal x3, Gold x100,000
Rank 2Upgrades all Affixes by 5%.Obducite x10, Rawhide/Iron Chunk x10, Veiled Crystal x3, Gold x50,000
Rank 3Upgrades all Affixes by 5%.Obducite x10, Rawhide/Iron Chunk x15, Veiled Crystal x4, Gold x60,000
Rank 4Upgrades a random Affix by 25%.Obducite x30, Rawhide/Iron Chunk x15, Veiled Crystal x4, Gold x70,000
Rank 5Upgrades all Affixes by 5%.Ingolith x10, Rawhide/Iron Chunk x25, Veiled Crystal x6, Gold x450,000
Rank 6Upgrades all Affixes by 5%.Ingolith x20, Rawhide/Iron Chunk x20, Veiled Crystal x6, Gold x125,000
Rank 7Upgrades all Affixes by 5%.Ingolith x30, Rawhide/Iron Chunk x25, Veiled Crystal x7, Gold x150,000
Rank 8Upgrades a random Affix by 25%.Ingolith x50, Rawhide/Iron Chunk x25, Veiled Crystal x7, Gold x200,000
Rank 9Upgrades all Affixes by 5%.Neathiron x50, Abtruse Sigil/Baleful Fragment/Coiling Ward x10, Forgotten Soul x3, Veiled Crystal x20, Gold x2,000,000
Rank 10Upgrades all Affixes by 5%.Neathiron x20, Abtruse Sigil/Baleful Fragment/Coiling Ward x2, Forgotten Soul x1, Veiled Crystal x9, Gold x375,000
Rank 11Upgrades all Affixes by 5%.Neathiron x25, Abtruse Sigil/Baleful Fragment/Coiling Ward x2, Forgotten Soul x1, Veiled Crystal x12, Gold x450,000
Rank 12Upgrades a random Affix by 25%.Neathiron x250, Abtruse Sigil/Baleful Fragment/Coiling Ward x20, Forgotten Soul x10, Veiled Crystal x50, Gold x10,000,000

If you want to perfect your build and make your character as strong as possible, you’ll need to farm a ton of rare materials in addition to Masterworking materials. Now that you’re a Masterworking expert, it’s time to dive into The Pit and try your hardest to beat it before the timer runs out.


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