Avoid this simple Masterworked gear mistake in Diablo 4 to save hours of grinding

Souhardya Choudhury
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Your Masterworked weapons might be one of the best pieces of gear in Diablo 4, but avoid this mistake before it’s too late to save plenty of time in Season 4.

Masterworking, alongside Tempering, has been one of the biggest additions in Diablo 4 Season 4: Loot Reborn, as the devs have completely revamped the upgrade mechanics of weapons and armor. However, some people are still making massive mistakes with their Masterworked gear, even weeks since S4’s launch.

After you have Tempered a piece of gear in Diablo 4, you can upgrade its Affixes and make it more powerful than ever, and this process is known as Masterworking. The overall value of the weapon or armor increases, and many players are tempted to sell them for some nice profit with Gold.

Considering that gold drops have been reduced in Season 4, many players tend to sell their powerful Masterworked gear to make up for it. However, this is a mistake that you should avoid. Instead of selling your Masterworked gear, you should salvage it.

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Masterworking your gear allows you to modify Affixes.

Sure, your Gold farming might take a hit, but salvaging Masterworked gear returns you a significant amount of materials that are needed for further Masterworking. Generally, you have to farm The Pit to get these materials, but salvaging them returns almost all the materials you spend on them.

This has also been mentioned by Reddit user MRxSLEEP as they pointed out that you get all the materials you spent on Masterworking the item you salvage, “except the current Masterwork level.” This means that it’s a significant amount of materials you are getting back, which is much more valuable than the Gold you get by selling them.

Items like Obductite, Neathiron, and Ingolith are all available through The Pit, but salvaging previously Masterworked weapons can help you gather a lot of them without spending hours fighting enemies down there.

So it’s always better to salvage your Masterworked gear to ensure that you have a bunch of mats ready at all times instead of farming The Pit. Speaking of The Pit, here are some of the best Druid, Barbarian, and Necromancer builds to help you cleave through the enemies easily.