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Diablo 3 Primordial Ashes: How To Get More in Season 28

A guide to getting more/farming the rare resource, Primordial Ashes, in Diablo 3 Season 28.
Diablo 3 Primordial Ashes: How To Get More in Season 28

There's a new, extremely-rare resource in Diablo 3 Season 28 called Primordial Ashes. Nephalem will want to get as much as possible of this resource due to the simple fact that it is required to unlock Legendary Potion Powers in the latest season.

If you want to farm Primordial Ashes as quickly as possible once Diablo 3 Season 28 gets underway, we've got you covered with a quick, informative guide.

Update on 16 June 2023: We've update this article with the latest on how to get Primordial Ashes quickly in Diablo 3 Season 28.

How To Get Primordial Ashes in Diablo 3 S28

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Use Primordial Ashes at the Altar of Rites to unlock Legendary Potion Powers in Diablo 3 Season 28. (Picture: Blizzard)

First up, let's look at the explanation of Primordial Ashes as revealed by Blizzard in a blog post about Diablo 3 Season 28:

Acquiring enough Primordial Ashes to offer to the Altar of Rites is no small task. That’s why we are adding a new Primordial Ashes feature with this patch to aid in your quest.

The developers themselves say it is "no small task," which might just be a bit of an understatement if we are being honest here. You will need 340 Primordial Ashes in total to unlock all three Legendary Potion Powers during the season.

The only known way to get Primordial Ashes in Diablo 3 Season 28 is to salvage a Primal Ancient item. Yes, you can now head to the Blacksmith to salvage a Primal, getting 55 Primordial Ashes in return.

While this is how you can get Primordial Ashes in Diablo 3 Season 28, many Nephalem might be wondering how they can quickly farm more of this rare resource.

Diablo 3 Primordial Ashes: How To Farm Quickly

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Kill the hordes of the Burning Hells to get Primal Ancients, and salvage them to get Primordial Ashes. (Picture: Blizzard)

So the only source of Primordial Ashes we know about thus far is to salvage extremely rare Primal Ancient items. To farm Primordial Ashes quickly, you first need to know the following facts about Primal Ancient items.

  • When dropped, Primal Ancient items have a red beam and glow.
  • Drops from any source of Legendary item in the game, including Horadric Caches, Kadala, and Kanai's Cube, but only after having successfully completed at least a level 70 Greater Rift solo.

Primal Ancients are much rarer than Ancient items, which in turn are much rare than normal Legendary items. To put things into perspective, each Legendary drop after completing a level 70 Solo Greater Rift has a 10% chance to be an Ancient, and each Ancient has a 2.5% chance to be a Primal. This means that, if our math is correct, 1 in 400 Legendary drops will be a Primal.

So how do you quickly farm Primordial Ashes? Well, in the best possible way, you normally farm Primal Ancients. We suggest running Solo Greater Rifts on the highest level you feel comfortable finishing quickly, and just keep grinding and grinding.

There's no trick to farming Primordial Ashes quickly. If anything changes or any tricks for farming this important Diablo 3 Season 28 resource becomes available, we will update this article accordingly.