Diablo Immortal is the latest installment in the Diablo franchise for PC (beta), Android and iOS platforms. Continuing the tradition of its predecessors it features RP-heavy gameplay with a side of action and demon-slaying. You are left to deal with the consequences of Tyrael’s action and to prevent the demons from powering up using shattered worldstone. With the new release comes loads of questions. And one of them is definitely how to check and see your combat rating?
Your combat rating is checked via your inventory. Opening the inventory and clicking on an armor icon opens up your primary attributes, clicking on “more attributes“ will lead you to the “secondary attributes“ tab and the combat rating stat is the first thing you can see on the screen.
Now that we’ve handled the basics, you’re probably wondering what exactly is combat rating, why it is important, and how do you increase it. Lucikly for you we’ve summed it up for you so let’s go!
What exactly is Combat rating in Diablo: Immortal?
Essentially combat rating is the overall power and damage output you are able to generate. Lots of things affect it but most importantly your gear. Like in a lot of other online games, your gear comes in several tiers from common to legendary. Naturally, at the beginning of the game, you will start off with common gear and as you progress through the game, and sweep past more challenging content you will unlock more powerful types of gear.
The connection between your gear and combat rating is pretty clear. You start the game with a combat rating of 0 and basically nonexistent damage output. But don’t let that discourage you, your combat rating will improve quickly. Do not confuse your combat rating with character level – it’s not the same thing.
Gems are also pretty important and are also tiered. But even a common gem can help your odds. The rarest kind – legendary gems – are currently locked to Eternal Legendary Crests for Elder Rifts.
If you want to earn buffs and other combat rating boosters, make sure to play through side quests or „bounties“. Most bounties will reward you with XP and random pieces of equipment with an occasional buff for your combat rating. Most of the unlocked bonuses that affect your combat rating will be permanent.
Why is Combat Rating in Diablo: Immortal important?
As we mentioned before your combat rating affects your damage output. And without a high enough combat rating, you will not be able to participate in all activities that the game has to offer. Raids for instance have required combat rating. First raid available to players – Helliquary has a combat rating requirement of 420 minimum. For the second difficulty, it goes up and the required combat rating is 1250. Without a high enough combat rating, you will not be able to create nor join a Warband via the raid-finder function.
So how do you get your Combat Rating up?
In short – it’s simple, just play the game. You start off with a combat rating of 0 and you will have loads of opportunities to upgrade it. It’s not a static number after all. Make sure to upgrade your gear regularly – the rarer the gear the better. Utilize the gems, they are important since they too can improve your combat rating score. And make sure to do side quests, since, as we mentioned before, they can be a source of permanent buffs that can improve your combat rating in the long run. Every little thing adds up and soon enough you are ready for your first raid.