Why you should wait before Enchanting Diablo 4 gear

Emily Stander
Malphas in Diablo 4

Diablo 4 Season 4 made some massive changes to gear upgrade systems, and the arguably biggest one is Tempering. This is a new system, so players are still getting used to it, but there is one important tip to remember when you want to Enchant your gear. 

Getting the gear with stats you want in Diablo 4, a lot of the time, is all about the luck of the draw. It’s all part of the grind, though, and it can be exciting when it’s finally time to take it to Tempering and Masterworking

However, you may want to wait until you have the best (or at least close to the best) Affixes you need from Tempering before you start Enchanting your gear. 

Adding new Affixes to your gear can fail, which means that every time you reroll you’re taking a bit of a chance. This also means that when you’re out of rerolls, you can end up with a bad or useless Affix which bricks the item.

If you’ve already Enchanted said item then it would have just been a waste of money. So, make sure you Temper your gear properly before you start Enchanting it. 

As ‘TryBeingCool’ put it on Reddit, there’s one very important reason why you want to do it in this order. “You can always keep Enchanting, Tempers run out.”

Tempering menu in Diablo 4
Tempering has limited rerolls depending on an item’s durability.

Since Tempering is a new system, there is a chance that devs could rework it slightly in the future. But, for now, it’s important to keep Tempering items to get what you want before you do anything else with them. 

“[I wish] I had learned my lesson the first few times on re rolling Affixes after Tempering because I end up just selling or breaking down the item if Tempering fails,” one player said. 

Technically speaking, getting one bad Temper on an item with two Affixes that work for you, for example, doesn’t necessarily make it unusable. 

However, it’s important to consider that this item now turns into something you’ll want to replace down the line. As such, you wouldn’t want to have spent money on Enchanting when you’re not going to hold onto it anyway – ergo, it’s bricked. 

So, the next time you get a strong item drop, make sure that you Temper it and get the Affixes you want before you Enchant it. It could go a long way in making you much stronger and save a ton of time having to grind back the money you lost.