A Diablo 4 player from China has become the first to secure the most potent weapon in the game, The Grandfather. This achievement is a significant milestone, given that the weapon is one of the six ultra-rare Uniques in the game.
While players can construct endgame builds without these Uniques, obtaining one provides a substantial boost to a character’s power.
The Grandfather: A Coveted Weapon
The Grandfather, a coveted weapon in Diablo 4, was obtained by a Necromancer player. The game’s philosophy leans more towards titles like Path of Exile, offering a tier above the regular Legendaries and Uniques. These “Chase Uniques” are incredibly hard to come by, with only six of them making up the rarest items in Diablo 4.
Despite concerns about the overtuned rarity of these Uniques, the chase for them has added an exciting element to the game, especially as Diablo 4 is about to enter its seasonal content phase.
The Chase for Uniques
So far, five of the six Chase Uniques have been found, with The Grandfather being the latest addition. This weapon is particularly beneficial for Whirlwind Barbarian builds, but all five classes in Diablo 4 can take advantage of its high stat rolls.
The Grandfather was found in a Helltide cache, and the drop was shared on the Diablo 4 subreddit by Icy-Heat7531, with 0neTwo providing an unofficial translation from the original Chinese tooltips.
The remaining two Chase Uniques yet to be discovered are Ring of the Starless Skies and the Melted Heart of Selig. However, even these rare Uniques can roll with less-than-ideal attributes, leading to some disappointment among players. Given their rarity, many feel that Chase Uniques should be exempt from this rule.
The Legacy of The Grandfather
The Grandfather is one of the most iconic weapons across all Diablo titles, and its version in Diablo 4 lives up to its predecessors. Given the seasonal content format in Diablo 4, the developers may be holding back on Chase Uniques, with plans to either increase the drop rates or introduce new items such as Azurewrath for the coming Seasons.
Almost a month has passed since the launch of Diablo 4, and only five players have obtained these Uniques so far. If this trend continues, it would average out to 15 lucky players per Diablo 4 season, which seems absurd given the game’s thriving population.
Indeed, Diablo 4’s gonna rack up concurrent player counts if they did return the good ol’ Rebirth System from Diablo 3.