At noon December 11th (PST), we'll be running the long awaited Endless Delve event! In this one-week event, you'll play exclusively in the Azurite Mine and won't need sulphite for progress. To help you prepare for the event and to give you a further idea of what to expect from the Endless Delve, we've answered the most common questions from our community.
Do we start from level 1?
What exactly do we start with?
40 wisdom scrolls, the skill and support gem your class normally gets on the Twilight Strand, two small life flasks and a small mana flask, and five starter unique items (all with 3 linked white sockets except for the quiver).
Which classes will get which starting unique items?
Marauder: Rust of Winter, Ashes of the Sun, Blood of Summer, Thunder of the Dawn, Remnant of Empires.
Templar: Splinter of the Moon, Remnant of Empires, Ashes of the Sun, Vestige of Divinity, Rust of Winter.
Witch: Splinter of the Moon, Fragment of Eternity, Vestige of Divinity, Scar of Fate, Remnant of Empires.
Shadow: Scar of Fate, Remnant of Empires, Splinter of the Moon, Fragment of Eternity, Blood of Summer.
Ranger: Relic of the Cycle, Slivers of Providence, Fragment of Eternity, Blood of Summer, Scar of Fate.
Duelist: Blood of Summer, Thunder of the Dawn, Relic of the Cycle, Slivers of Providence, Remnant of Empires.
Scion: Splinter of the Moon, Blood of Summer, Remnant of Empires, Scar of Fate, Ashes of the Sun.
Can you make a new character to get multiple copies of the same item?
Could you specify exact thresholds for skill points and Ascendancies?
Passives: 3 each at levels 1, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70. Total of 24, same as normally gained from quest rewards assuming you kill all bandits.
Ascendancies: levels 33, 55, 68, 75.
How do I choose my Ascendancy?
The Altar of Ascendancy is available in the Mine Encampment.
How does depth scaling work compared to normal Delving?
The levels of monsters at lower depths have been decreased to make Delving from level 1 possible. Monster level is simply equal to depth up to depth 74, where it syncs back up with normal Delve scaling. Level, biome mod and damage/life scaling with depth are the same as normal Delve from depth 74 onwards. Other depth-scaling mechanics like darkness resistance, light radius, Azurite, and rewards will be the same as normal Delving at any depth.
How will respec points work?
2 points at level 10, then 3 at levels 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70. Total of 20 free ones, same as gained from quests normally
Which vendors are available? Will there be currency vendors?
You’ll have access to Niko’s normal shop, and Lilly Roth’s gem shop with some modifications. Lilly’s gems all cost 1 wisdom scroll each, and she also has an extra tab containing all the normal currency trades offered by vendors (except for portal scrolls).
Are gems restricted to class or will they be accessible to all classes?
Lilly Roth sells all purchasable gems from level 1, no matter which class you pick. She has the same gem selection as her normal shop.
How does Niko's inventory reset?
Every time you complete a new Delve encounter (i.e. move the Crawler to an unexplored node on the map).
Will there be a crafting bench in the Mine Encampment?
Will Prophecies be available?
They can potentially drop from specific reward chests in the mines, but you won’t have a way to use them or silver coins.
What about Divination Cards?
They will occasionally drop in the mines, but you won’t have anyone to turn them in to.
Will drops be disabled on maps, div cards, etc. because they will have no use?
No. Doing this would require an enormous amount of work which would have inhibited us from being able to run the event at all.
Will the on-death experience penalty be present? If so, when?
Yes. Levels 40 and 70 grant Kitava’s curses, with the usual experience loss, resistance penalty, and Vaal skill soul cost increase.
Is the Delve progression per character or per account?
Normally it’s shared between characters in the same league, but in this event it’s per character. This stops people getting very deep on one character, then quickly making other characters and completing a single encounter to collect multiple copies of Demigod’s Authority. Delve upgrades purchased with azurite are also not shared between characters. Your stash is shared as normal.
Can you choose your bandit reward?
The free skill points you’re granted for levelling up include 2 points to match killing all the bandits. You’re unable to help a bandit, or change the skill points to another reward via the vendor recipe.
Why is Endless Delve Solo Self-Found?
To party with other players, you would need access to towns or your Hideout which are not available due to the nature of the event.
How do I join the event?
At the character selection screen, there's a panel below your characters which will list the events available. You can join the event by clicking 'join'. This option becomes available 30 minutes before the event is set to begin. Your character won't be able to move until the event starts.