Diablo 4’s MalGameTopicant Hearts Trump Gems

Diablo 4's MalGameTopicant Hearts Trump Gems

Diablo 4’s MalGameTopicant: Caged Hearts vs. Gems

Diablo 4 MalGameTopicant Hearts

In the world of Diablo 4, optimizing your character’s build is like trying to find the perfect pizza topping combination – it’s all about creating the most powerful and delicious outcome possible. And with the Season of the MalGameTopicant update, players now have a new tool to spice up their builds: MalGameTopicant and Caged Hearts.

These Caged Hearts, earned from defeating MalGameTopicant enemies, can be socketed into gear just like gems. But let me tell you, they outshine gems like a disco ball at a rave. These bad boys offer way more useful effects, even though you can only equip a limited number of them. It’s like having a filet mignon when all you were expecting was a burger.

Gems used to be the go-to for optimizing your Diablo 4 build, as they offered passive bonuses when socketed into gear. But now, with the introduction of Caged Hearts, gems feel like the awkward third wheel on a date. The bonuses from Caged Hearts are far superior and have a bigger impact on your build’s strength. It’s like going from a rusty bicycle to a turbocharged sports car.

But let’s not forget about our gem friends. They come in all shapes and sizes – Rubies, Sapphires, Topazes, oh my! Each gem type has its own unique effects depending on where you socket them. It’s like a buffet of bonuses. But let’s be honest, these gem effects don’t hold a candle to the awesomeness of the new Caged Hearts.

Take Creeping Death, for example. This Caged Heart increases damage over time effects for each crowd control effect on the target. Stack this bad boy with a Corpse Explosion Necromancer build, and you’ll be watching enemies drop like flies at a bug zapper convention. It’s like turning your build into a symphony of destruction.

Now, I won’t lie to you. Getting your hands on Caged Hearts is a bit more challenging than finding gems. You’ll need to defeat MalGameTopicant Monsters and obtain their hearts, which then allow you to battle the monster again for a chance to earn a Caged Heart. It’s like a mini-game within the game. But don’t worry, there are ways to farm these elusive creatures in the newly added MalGameTopicant Tunnels.

On the other hand, gems are everywhere. Found in chests, ore veins, and even dropped by enemies, they’re like those surprise freebies you get with your fast food order. You can also craft higher-quality gems at a Jeweler, so it’s like having your own personal gem expert at your service.

But here’s the catch. Caged Hearts can only be socketed into matching colored slots on Amulets and Rings. So, compared to gems, you can only equip up to three Caged Hearts at a time. It’s like having a limited edition collector’s item – you savor every moment with it before the season ends. Because, yes, all Caged Hearts will disappear after Diablo 4’s Season 1. So, make sure you make the most of these fantastic items before they bid us farewell.

Diablo 4 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. So grab your gear, grab your Caged Hearts, and get ready to unleash hell on the toughest bosses Diablo 4 has to offer.

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