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Diablo > Diablo 3Feb 23, 2023 10:00 am CT

How to do Conquests for the Season’s Journey in Diablo 3 Season 28

Welcome to Diablo 3 Season 28, Watchers! Season 28 starts Friday, February 24, and there is a shiny angelic pet dragon — Taennin the Tiny — just waiting for us at the end of the journey. But you’ll have to knock out the full Seasonal Journey through Guardian to earn Taennin, which means… Conquests.

Conquests can be painful if you haven’t tackled 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 28.

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. Let’s review what’s available for Season 28.

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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.

  • Boss Mode / Worlds Apart — Kill listed bosses in 20 minutes from starting the game.
  • Curses! / Stars Align — Kill 350 or more monsters in a Cursed Chest event at level 70 on Torment 10 difficulty or higher.
  • On A Good Day / I Can’t Stop — Level three Legendary Gems to level 65.
  • Speed Demon / Need for Speed — Complete a Nephalem Rift at max level on Torment X or higher within 2 minutes.
  • Years of War / Dynasty — Reach Greater Rift Level 55 Solo with the full bonuses of six different Class sets.

What Conquests should you complete in Season 28?

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.

On A Good Day / I Can’t Stop

The easiest Conquest for Season 28 is On A Good Day / I Can’t Stop.

You’re going to be leveling your gems up over the course of the season’s journey. The progression is pretty clear:

  • (Slayer) Gems In, Gems Out — One gem to rank 25
  • (Champion) Up and At Gem — Three gems to rank 35
  • (Destroyer) Insane in the Gembrane — Three gems to rank 45
  • (Conqueror) Gem of my Life — Three gems to rank 55
  • (Guardian) Gem Fatale — Three gems to rank 70

Oh, look! That final jump requires we rank our gems up 15 and not another 10, so completing this Conquest fits right in between the two. If you’re working on the pet, you’ll achieve this naturally as you scale your gems up in Greater Rifts.

Speed Demon / Need for Speed

The next in my difficulty ranking from a solo perspective is Speed Demon / Need for Speed. Now, a few things can make this much more manageable. You want to start similarly to Season 27’s setup for Avarice / Avarita: the rank 25 bonus for Boon of the Hoarder adds a 30% increase to movement speed on gold pickup, plus the combo of gear and gems will make surviving the two minutes successfully a good deal easier.

Another essential piece of equipment for success is a pair of Nemesis Bracers wrists, which cause an enemy champion to spawn at Shrines and Pylons when clicked (adding 3-4 ‘free’ bosses to your rift map for more orb drops). Good news — you can slap this on your follower, and they will emanate the legendary power! This Conquest also benefits from you gaining paragon levels, as you can max out your movement speed by Paragon 200. The critical thing to understand with this Conquest is how the timer works. The clock starts when you open your T10 Nephalem rift, and it’s ticking until you turn in to Orek. Time to hustle!

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, especially with the season theme boosting you.

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.

The Curses! / Stars Align

The Curses! / Stars Align Conquest is honestly quite fun in a full four-person party but can be done solo with the right class. The bulk of the effort is front-loaded.  First, you’ll want to look for a build that’s going to put out a good deal of Area or AOE damage because you’re racing against a clock where the standard goal is 100 enemies killed, not 350+. Multishot Demon Hunters and Meteor Wizards, this is your time to shine!

Next, try to hunt for these two specific Cursed events that have a better spawn rate: the Cursed Peat event in Act 5’s Paths of the Drowned or the Cursed Bellows event in Act 1’s Halls of Agony Level 3. Once the stars and planets align, kill your little heart out (but not literally, because ouch).

Years of War / Dynasty

Years of War / Dynasty is definitely not the hardest to conquer solo this season, but it will take the most time. The conquest lists all six-piece class sets in the game and requires completing a GR55 Solo. Set gear drops all over the darn place, but since each character has a max of five sets allocated to it, you’ll need to have at least two level 70 characters in Seasonal play. A second 70 is going to be cake this season with the altar node that removes item level requirements.

Season 28’s journey is will take some effort to complete, but the theme is on your side. Go tackle the Conquest achievements before Season 28 ends; your angelic dragon pet awaits you!

Updated February 23, 2023.

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