Diablo: Immortal Shadow Lottery Guide: What Is It & How to Win?

Diablo Immortal Factions

Tyrael is “dead”, worldstone is shattered, and demons are trying to use it to power up rapidly. You need to stop them, and while you’re at it you should join a faction, loot some gear, and look seriously badass while casting spells. Diablo: Immortal is the latest release in the Diablo franchise and with every new release comes loads of questions. And one of them is What is Shadow Lottery and how do you win it?

Shadow Lottery in Diablo: Immortal is one of the two ways you can join the Shadow Faction. Even if you participate in the Shadow Lottery there is no guarantee that you will win it. The best you can do to increase your chances is to keep entering every time it’s available.

You’ve got the short answer, but you’re probably still wondering what it’s all about. So read on the detailed explanation is underway.

Factions in Diablo Immortal

Diablo: Immortal Shadow lottery guide: What is it & How do you win?

Like almost every other RPG in existence, Diablo: Immortal has factions. Factions usually affect your whole gameplay and are a useful source of side quests are valuable gear. Diablo: Immortal technically has 3 factions: Adventurers, Immortals, and Shadows. With Shadows and Immortals being the main factions. Every Faction has its prerequisites for joining and Diablo Immortal is no different in that view.

How do you join Shadow Faction?

Shadow faction has an unorthodox but interesting way of joining.  There are two ways to join the shadow faction. The first way is by winning the shadow lottery and the second way is by invitation. Both ways unfortunately include – winning the shadow lottery.
Before you even think about joining the shadow faction you should make sure that you are at least level 43 and that you have completed Bilefen Side quests.  You can enter the Shadow lottery multiple times a day, and the time they are held depends on your server time. So you should keep that in mind.

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How do you enter Shadow Lottery?

Diablo: Immortal Shadow lottery guide: What is it & How do you win?

If you are level 43, and have completed Bilefen Side quests, and learned about the cycle of strife, make your way to Westmarch, more specifically make your way to Wolf city tavern in Westmarch where you need to talk to „Mysterious Patron“. Mysterious Patron is the NPC that signs you up for shadow lottery. And from here everything is in Luck’s hands.

There is no way to increase your chances of winning, aside from entering the lottery as much as you can at regular intervals.  If you by any chance have won the Shadow lottery you will receive a note in your mailbox. If you have received a winning note in your mail, the process of joining the shadow faction is only at the beginning. You will need to do a series of tasks to actually join. Winning the Shadow Lottery was only a first step.  

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After Winning the shadow Lottery

Luck has smiled upon you and you have received a winning note? Then make your way to the Mysterious Patron once again. He will offer you the option of participating in Shadow Mettle. Shadow Mettle consists of three tasks you need to do before receiving the Signet of Akeba and a formal invitation to join the shadows.

The tasks that you need to do are as follows:

  • Clear a group of enemies that spawn in three waves for Nuon in Court of Whispers. This is the easiest and most straightforward of challenges.
  • The next task is collecting 25 Essentia for Fyggus the Vault Raider.
  • The last task is to once again return to Mysterious Patron in Court of Whispers and to defeat 3 champions.
  • After defeating them you get Akeba’s signet and you can officially, at last, Join the shadow faction.

The other way to join Shadow Faction

The other way to Join the Shadow faction is to be invited by a friend. But that doesn’t mean you can skip the shadow lottery. Before inviting you, your friend needs to win a shadow lottery for you. So there’s that. There’s simply no way around it. The most important thing to remember is that the shadow lottery is all about luck. And if you’re down on your luck, keep trying until you win.

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