The best legendary aspects in Diablo 4

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Diablo 4 Legendary Aspects are gear bonuses that activate under certain conditions. All legendary-quality items have an Aspect already imprinted on them, which is the effect marked by a star and written in orange on your gear tooltip. You can also make your own at the Occultist once you hit level 25. 

There are different categories of Aspects too, and these will determine which gear slots they can be found on. You will never find a Defensive Aspect on a weapon, for example. This is important if you plan to attempt finding a particular aspect by buying gear from the Curiousities vendor.

  • Offensive: Weapons, gloves, rings, amulets
  • Defensive: Helms, chest, pants, shields, amulets
  • Resource: Rings only
  • Utility: Helms, chest, boots, gloves, amulets
  • Mobility: Boots, amulets

There are a ton of aspects in Diablo 4, so we've compiled a list of the best general aspects and the best for each class below. Most of the best aspects per class you'll find featured in our recommended builds for that class which you can find in these detailed guides:

How to extract and equip aspects

Once you've earned an aspect in a dungeon, it will be added to your Codex of Power and you can equip it to a piece of gear at the Occultist. That same vendor will help you extract aspects from legendaries you find as loot. For a lot more info on the rules and limitations of extracting aspects, check out our guide to crafting legendary gear.

How many legendary aspects are there?

There are a lot of legendary aspects in Diablo 4, many of which you can only find as random drops or by buying gear from the Curiousities vendor. We've listed a combination of both here, so be sure to reference our full list of Diablo 4 dungeons to find out exactly where each one is located.

Best general aspects

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Aspect of Inner Calm (Offensive)
Raethwind Wilds, Scosglen
Aspect: Deal 5% increased damage for each second you stand still, up to 30%.

Aspect of the Expectant (Offensive)
Underroot, Scosglen
Aspect: Attacking enemies with a Basic skill increases the damage of your next Core skill cast by 5%, up to 30%.

Rapid Aspect (Offensive)
Buried Halls, Dry Steppes
Aspect: Basic skills gain 15% attack speed.

Needleflare Aspect (Offensive)
Yshari Sanctum, Kehjistan
Aspect: Thorns damage dealt has a 20% chance to deal damage to all enemies around you.

Edgemaster's Aspect (Offensive)
Oldstones, Scosglen
Aspect: Skills deal up to 10% increased damage based on your available primary resource when cast, receiving the maximum benefit while you have full primary resource. 

Aspect of Disobedience (Defensive)
Location: Halls of the Damned, Kehjistan
Aspect: You gain 0.25% increased Armor for four seconds when you deal any form of damage, stacking up to 25%.

Aspect of the Umbral (Resource)
Location: Champion's Demise, Dry Steppes
Aspect: Restore one primary resource when you crowd-control an enemy.

Best Necromancer Aspects

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Aspect of Grasping Veins (Offensive)
Corrupted Grotto, Kehjistan
Aspect: Gain 10% increased critical strike chance for six seconds when you cast Corpse Tendrils. You deal 30% bonus critical strike damage to enemies damaged by Corpse Tendrils.

Splintering Aspect (Offensive)
Guulrahn Slums, Dry Steppes
Aspect: Bone Spear's primary attack makes enemies hit beyond the first vulnerable for 1.5 seconds. Bone Shards from Bone Spear deal 50% bonus damage to vulnerable enemies and pierce them.

Aspect of Shielding Storm (Defensive)
Location: Random loot
Aspect: Each time that Bone Storm damages an enemy, gain a Barrier equal to [2-5]% of your Base Life for 10 seconds.

Aspect of Torment (Resource)
Black Asylum, Fractured Peaks
Aspect: Critical strikes with Bone skills increase your Essence regeneration by 20% for four seconds.

Flesh Rending Aspect (Resource)
Nostrava, Fractured Peaks
Aspect: After Decompose spawns a Corpse, gain 10 Essence.

Hulking Aspect (Resource)
Sepulcher of the Forsworn, Kehjistan
Aspect: Your Golem has a 1% chance to reduce its active cooldown by two seconds and a 1% chance to spawn a Corpse each time it damages an enemy with its normal attack.

Blood Getter's Aspect (Utility)
Random loot
Your maximum number of Skeletal Warriors is increased by 2.

Viscous Aspect (Utility)
Location: Random loot
Aspect: Your maximum number of Skeletal Mages is increased by 2.

Coldbringer's Aspect (Utility)
Random loot
Every 10 seconds, your Cold Skeletal Mages cast a blizzard that deals cold damage and continuously chills enemies for 8% over 6 seconds.

Best sorcerer aspects

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Aspect of the Three Curses (Offensive)
Serpent's Lair, Hawezar
Aspect: Meteor deals 35% increased critical strike damage against healthy targets.

Aspect of Control (Offensive)
Sunken Library, Kehjistan
Aspect: You deal 30% more damage to Immobailzed, Stunned, or Frozen enemies.

Aspect of the Unwavering (Defensive)
Location: Putrid Aquifer, Kehjistan
Aspect: Taking direct damage has a 2% chance to reset the cooldown of one of your Defensive skills.

Aspect of Singed Extremities (Utility)
Location: Earthen Wound, Hawezar
Aspect: After Immobilize wears off, enemies are slowed by 35% for four seconds.

Everliving Aspect (Defensive)
Location: Random loot
Aspect: You take [20-25%] less damage from crowd controlled or vulnerable enemies.

Best Rogue aspects

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Aspect of Encircling Blades (Offensive)
Forsaken Quarry, Fractured Peaks
Aspect: Flurry damages enemies in a circle around you and deals 8% increased damage.

Trickshot Aspect (Offensive)
Bastion of Faith, Hawezar
Aspect: Whenever Penetrating Shot damages an enemy, two additional arrows split off to either side. These side arrows deal 10% of Penetrating Shot's base damage and do not split.

Aspect of Corruption (Offensive)
Renegade's Retreat, Kehjistan
Aspect: Your Imbuement skill effects have 20% increased potency against vulnerable enemies.

Aspect of Volatile Shadows (Offensive)
Ancient's Lament, Dry Steppes
Aspect: When a Dark Shroud shadow would be removed, you trigger an explosion around yourself that deals 120 Shadow damage.

Aspect of Unstable Imbuements (Offensive)
Whispering Vault, Dry Steppes
Aspect: When casting an Imbuement skill you trigger an Imbued explosion around yourself, applying the Imbuement effects and dealing 314 damage of the same type.

Bladedancer's Aspect (Offensive)
Jalal's Vigil, Scosglen
Aspect: Twisting Blades orbit for a short time after they return to you, dealing 10% of Twisting Blades' return damage per hit. Based on the distance the blades returned, the orbit damage increases up to 20% of the return damage.

Shadowslicer Aspect (Offensive)
Twisted Hollow, Scosglen
Aspect: When you cast Dash, a Shadow Clone is spawned at your location that also casts Dash, dealing 25% of the base damage. 

Enshrouding Aspect (Defensive)
Location: Ghoa Ruins, Hawezar
Aspect: Gain a free Dark Shroud shadow every three seconds when standing still. Each Dark Shroud shadow grants 2% increased damage reduction.

Ravenous Aspect (Resource)
Location: Shifting City, Dry Steppes
Aspect: Killing a vulnerable enemy grants you 50% increased Energy regeneration for four seconds.

Aspect of Surprise (Offensive)
Location: Random loot
Aspect: When you Evade or Shadow Step, you leave behind a cluster of exploding stun grenades that deal physical damage and stun enemies for 2 seconds.

Best Druid Aspects

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Aspect of Retaliation (Offensive)
Seaside Descent, Dry Steppes
Aspect: Your Core skills deal up to 20% increased damage based on your amount of Fortify.

Aspect of the Ursine Horror (Offensive)
Belfry Zakara, Hawezar
Aspect: Pulverize is now also an Earth skill. After casting Pulverize, tectonic spikes continue to deal 392 damage over two seconds.

Stormclaw's Aspect (Offensive)
Anica's Claim, Fractured Peaks
Aspect: Critical strikes with Shred deal 20% of the damage dealt as Lightning damage to the target and surrounding enemies.

Overcharged Aspect (Offensive)
Mariner's Refuge, Scosglen
Aspect: Lucky Hit: Up to a 10% chance when dealing Lightning damage to overload the target for three seconds, causing any direct damage you deal to them to pulse 784 additional damage to surrounding enemies.

Runeworker's Conduit Aspect (Offensive)
Location: Random loot
Aspect: Critical strikes with storm skills charge the air around you for [1-2] seconds causing a lightning strike to periodically hit an enemy in the area for lightning damage.

Aspect of the Trampled Earth (Offensive)
Location: Random loot
Aspect: Trample now summons 6 Landslide pillars of earth during its duration that deal [70-80]% normal damage. Trample is now also a nature magic and earth skill.

Shockwave Aspect (Offensive)
Random loot
Pulverize creates a shockwave that travels forward, dealing a percent of its damage to targets in the path.

Aftershock Aspect (Offensive)
Location: Random loot
Aspect: Landslide's earth pillars each strike a second time and deal an additional [6-12]% bonus damage per hit.

Aspect of Mending Stone (Defensive)
Location: Sealed Archives, Dry Steppes
Aspect: The duration of Earthen Bulwark is increased by six seconds. In addition, killing an enemy with Earth skills replenishes 56 of your active Earthen Bulwark's barrier. 

Ballistic Aspect (Utility)
Location: Whispering Pines, Scosglen
Aspect: When you have Fortify, your Earth skills gain two ranks.

Storm Beast's Aspect (Resource)
Location: Random loot
Aspect: Lucky Hit: Storm skills have a percent chance to grant 10 Spirit. Your base Storm Skills are now also Werewolf Skills.

Best Barbarian Aspects

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Aspect of Berserk Ripping (Offensive)
Location: Mournfield, Dry Steppes
Aspect: Whenever you deal direct damage while Berserking, inflict 20% of the Base damage dealt as additional Bleeding damage over five seconds.

Iron Blood Aspect (Defensive)
Location: Forgotten Ruins, Kehjistan
Aspect: Gain 2% damage reduction for each nearby Bleeding enemy up to 10% maximum.

Aspect of Anemia (Utility)
Location: Kor Dragan Barracks, Fractured Peaks
Aspect: Direct Damage against Bleeding enemies has up to a 20% chance to stun them for two seconds.

Slaking Aspect (Resource)
Maulwood, Fractured Peaks
Aspect: Lucky Hit: You have up to a 30% chance to gain 20 Fury when Rend deals direct damage to at least one Bleeding enemy.

Aspect of Unrelenting Fury (Resource)
Hallowed Ossuary, Fractured Peaks
Aspect: Killing an enemy with a Core skill refunds 10% of its base Fury cost. Can only happen once per skill cast.

Aspect of Echoing Fury (Resource)
Sirocco Caverns, Kehjistan
Aspect: Your Shout skills generate two Fury per second while active.

Sarah James
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