Diablo 3 patch 2.7.0 is now live, and your Followers will get a full set of gear — and you’ll get some benefits, too
Diablo 3’s patch 2.7.0 is now live, and while normally, I’d take this space to squee or raise an eyebrow about the upcoming season theme, honestly, the big change is in how followers will work. Instead of the narrow selection of gear and items, Followers will now be able to equip whole 14-slot setups. That means kitting out the Enchantress, the Scoundrel, and the Templar with the works: a Follower Relic Item, Helm, Shoulders, Chest, Gloves, Bracers, Belt, two Rings, Neck, Pants, Boots, and two weapon slots.
Followers are also getting some new skills. The centerpiece is a feature called Emanate, where certain Legendary and Set bonuses equipped on a Follower will get transferred to the player. Here is the list of items that support the Emanate ability:
- Broken Crown
- Homing Pads
- Spaulders of Zakara
- Custerian Wristguards
- Nemesis Bracers
- Gladiator Gauntlets
- Gloves of Worship
- Dovu Energy Trap
- Rakoff’s Glass of Life
- Avarice Band
- Krede’s Flame
- The Flavor of Time
- Sage’s Journey (3-piece set bonus)
- Cain’s Destiny (3-piece set bonus)
All three Followers are seeing new additions and reworks to their lineup of abilities. You can find the full rundown of these ability changes in the patch notes.
Blizzard says these Follower changes will be permanent in both seasonal and non-seasonal play. This is shaping up to be an intriguing development for Diablo’s solo players.
The revamp to how followers play is so massive it unfortunately means no true theme for Season 23. While we’re a little sad we’ll miss out on some of the quirkier aspects of play associated with Seasons, we’re also looking forward to seeing how our new Followers perform in the unreal world. Maybe we’ll even take Lyndon out for a spin to see how he can augment gameplay — now that would be a change of pace worthy of Seasonal play!
Post Updated March 30, 2021.
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