How to do Conquests for the Season’s Journey in Diablo 3 Season 27
Diablo 3 Season 27 is well underway, but we’re expecting it to end somewhat soon, so if you haven’t finished your Seasonal Journey, here’s your reminder. If you want to complete the latest Season Journey for gear, transmog looks, and the creepy new pet — the Corvus Cadaverous — you’re going to have to get through this Season’s Conquests.
Conquests can be painful if you haven’t had to tackle them in a while (or ever). But don’t let these daunting goals fool you — they’re called achievements for a reason. And we’re here to help you get those achievements completed! Here’s what you should know going into Conquests in Diablo 3 Season 27.
What are Conquests?
Conquests are uniquely Seasonal achievements; leaderboards exist specifically for Conquests and reset every season. The last three chapters (Destroyer, Conqueror, and Guardian) require completing a Conquest each to progress in the season’s journey. The Conquests aren’t assigned; the goals involve completing 1 / 2 / 3 (depending on the chapter) Conquest-type achievements out of the pool of five available in the season.
While Conquests are more difficult than the average achievement, they also scale in difficulty. Some are extremely hard to achieve with solo play, and some only require level 70 and the right gear. We’re lucking out this season in that our Conquests are pretty darn achievable.
What are the current Season’s Conquests?
Each Conquest achievement has a normal mode version and a hardcore mode version, so the names below are listed as Normal Name / Hardcore Name.
- Avarice / Avarita — Complete a 50,000,000 gold streak while outside of The Vault and The Inner Sanctum.
- Boss Mode / Worlds Apart — Kill listed bosses in 20 minutes from starting the game.
- Masters of the Universe / Masters of Sets — Master eight Set Dungeons.
- Sprinter / Speed Racer — Complete Acts I through V at max level in under one hour.
- The Thrill / Super Human — Reach Greater Rift Level 45 Solo without any Set items equipped.
What Conquests should you complete in Season 27?
Now, what should you tackle first? That’s a pretty good question. Let’s walk through these one at a time; please note that I’m going through these from a solo perspective, impacting my ordering.
Avarice / Avarita
The easiest Conquest for Season 27 is Avarice / Avarita. It requires a few specific gear pieces to be a real “easy mode” achievement — get yourself a Goldwrap belt, a Boon of the Hoarder legendary gem (leveled as close to rank 50 as you can manage in running Greater Rifts), and an Avarice Band ring. Equip (or load in Kanai’s Cube) a Leoric’s Crown and socket a Flawless Royal Emerald to make this even easier, but the world won’t end if you don’t have a top-tier emerald.
Now, open up the highest Nephalem rift you can easily manage. Torment 13 or higher is ideal. The Boon of the Hoarder gem causes an explosion of gold when you kill an enemy, Goldwrap grants you armor equal to the amount of gold picked up, and Avarice Band increases your pickup radius. With the increased gold find percentage on progressively higher Torment levels and the right rift map, this honestly becomes quite fun. There’s a great feeling when running around effectively immortal in a Nephalem Rift.
You can also try tackling Fields of Misery in Act 1 or the Cow Level if you have a Bovine Bardiche handy to cube. While there’s no time limiter on this one, be sure to keep an eye on your gold tally in the bottom-right corner of the game window. If it disappears for too long, you lose your gold streak.
The Thrill / Super Human
The next easiest requires a bit of effort in gearing and paragon levels — The Thrill / Super Human. With the introduction of the Legacy of Dreams legendary gem, this Conquest has become significantly simpler for almost every class, as most have a solid LoD build that can be thrown together with low effort. Similar to the Legacy of Nightmares ring set, the Legacy of Dreams gem increases damage dealt and reduces damage taken, but requires no set bonuses equipped on the player. While the LOD gem normally allows for individual set items, having them equipped will keep you from completing this conquest.
Every legendary item equipped contributes to the increase, but try to get the gem to rank 25 so you unlock the double bonus for Ancient items. The Rank 25 LOD is not essential; in Season 21, I completed Speed Demon with the majority of the gear necessary for the Demon Hunter Legacy of Dreams build (but not all) and a Rank 15 gem. Sadly, not every class has a solid build that can take advantage of Legacy of Dreams, making it a bit frustrating for some of the player base.
Boss Mode / Worlds Apart
Boss Mode / Worlds Apart is this season’s first Conquest that is much easier to achieve with a group. At level 70, killing the listed bosses is next to no effort. Kill them all in 20 minutes? Now it’s a challenge!
If you’re working on this solo, your greatest effort will be in getting to the bosses. Some of them, like The Butcher and Adria, take quite the jog to get to. Like Belial and Malthael, others have two phases to their fights, so you can’t one-shot them and continue onward. And a few (Diablo and Urzael) are the worst combination of both — slow to find and slow to fight. Queue up as much mobility between your active and passive skills, paragon points, and gear bonuses. Don’t get me wrong, this will be difficult, but you can achieve this Conquest as a solo player.
If you’re tackling this with a group, it’s critical to remember that all party members must be present to get credit for the kills. Taking the portal to town before accepting the boss fight will save where you were on your current map. No loss of run progress is required.
Masters of the Universe / Masters of Sets
Masters of the Universe / Masters of Sets is considered one of the most frustrating Conquests to complete. Many solid players don’t bother with the season’s journey because of the requirement to master ONE set dungeon; now you want us to do eight?! Insanity. But that’s why these are considered Conquests.
The challenge here is two-fold — first, you need to gather eight sets (each class has four with associated dungeons) but the associated gear to do a set dungeon run. This means having at least two level 70 characters in Seasonal play.
The second half of the challenge is in the very name of the conquest — you have to master eight set dungeons. Set dungeons have two sets of objectives — basic and mastery — that you need to knock out within the time limit. Set dungeons do not follow whatever difficulty your game is set to, so you don’t need to worry if you’ve forgotten to drop it down to Normal. Regardless, I highly recommend doing your homework first if you’re going to attempt this Conquest. Research the set dungeons, plan optimized routes, take the time to gather the right gear, and practice with the build. It’s not impossible to complete this, but the time investment will serve you well.
Sprinter / Speed Racer
Sprinter / Speed Racer is the most challenging conquest to complete in Season 27 when solo. The Conquest requires going through the entire story mode, Acts 1 through 5, with all the associated story and boss kills in under an hour. Knocking this out involves a lot of prep time and requires an excellent team working together.
In theory, Sprinter / Speed Racer is doable while soloing, but ouch. I don’t have a ton of good advice for this one other than working with friends who know the game. As a team, keep the communication lines open (voice chat is a boon here). Within the game, set your difficulty to Normal, enable the “Skip Cut Scenes” option in the Gameplay settings, and skip through all optional NPC dialog with the spacebar. Stack movement speed boosts through gear and gems, and good luck to you.
Season 27’s journey is definitely going to require some effort to complete, but you’ve got this. Go tackle the Conquest achievements before Season 27 ends; your murderous cadaver pet awaits you!
Updated January 19, 2023.
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