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Diablo 3 Bloodshards: How To Farm Quickly

Get the best gear for your build with our guide on how to farm Bloodshards quickly in Diablo 3.
Diablo 3 Bloodshards: How To Farm Quickly

Keeping your equipment and weapons up to par is vital to your survival in Diablo 3 Season 28, as the further you get into the game, the more powerful the enemies become, and the more powerful your gear needs to be. Getting better equipment will require a special resource called Blood Shards, and if you need to get your hands on them, then we have you covered.

Below, we'll show you how to farm Blood Shards quickly in Diablo 3 and get your hands on the special equipment pieces that they give you access to. So without further delay, let's get farming.

Update on 2 May 2023: We've updated this article with the quickest possible way to farm Bloodshards in Diablo 3 Season 28.

Diablo 3 Bloodshards: How To Farm Quickly

In Diablo 3 Reaper of Soul's Adventure Mode, Blood Shards are an alternative type of currency that drops from Horadric Caches and Rift Guardians. And to begin farming them, this will be our starting point. 

You'll first need to begin with defeating and farming Rift Guardians from Normal to Torment I difficulty, which will all drop the same amount of shards for each Rift Guardian you defeat. After this, you can push up the difficulty from Torment I to increase the chance of getting more Blood Shards. 

How To Farm Blood Shards DIablo 3 RIft Guardians and Horadric Caches
Blood Shards drop more reliably from Rift Guardians and Horadric Caches. (Picture: Blizzard)

The next step would be to hunt Blood Thieves, a specific type of Treasure Goblins that only drop Blood Shards. The number of Shards you can get will also increase in Greater Rifts, and is often more than in standard Rifts, making this a significantly more dependable means of farming Blood Shards.

Before update 2.0.0, you were locked into a max carrying capacity of 500 Blood Shards, but now with the new update, you can increase this capacity by 10 for each new rank of Greater Rifts you defeat. This increase can be added infinitely, so we recommend doing this often to increase your max Blood Shard capacity, but also to farm shards as you do it. 

Blood Shard Uses and Prices in Diablo 3

Now that you have a decent number of Blood Shards on your person, your next thought will likely be what you can purchase with them. On a more basic level, the Blood Shards can be used to buy unidentified items from Kadala's, as well as receive a 10% chance to roll a Legendary item (regardless of difficulty or magic find) or a Set item. They can also be used to unlock specific Seals for the Rites of Sanctuary as you progress through the tree. 

How To Farm Blood Shards DIablo 3 Use to purchase items from Kadala
Blood Shards are used to purchase rare items from Kadala. (Picture: YouTube / Waifu Simulator 27)

Below you can find a list of the items you can purchase from Kadala's shop: 

  • Weapons: 75 Shards.
  • Rings: 50 Shards.
  • Amulets: 100 Shards.
  • Armor, Off-Hand items, Shields: 25 Shards.