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All Diablo 4 Elixirs Types: Materials, Buffs, How To Craft & More

Learn about all the Elixir types in Diablo 4, how you can craft them, the materials required, and the temporary buffs for your character.
All Diablo 4 Elixirs Types: Materials, Buffs, How To Craft & More

Elixirs make a welcome return to Sanctuary in Diablo 4, unlike Lilith, who we plan to slay over and over again. These consumable items allow for some great buffs for a limited duration, and if you want to know more, then we've got you covered.

This guide outlines everything you need to know about all Elixir types in Diablo 4, how to craft them, the duration of their buff on your character, and a complete list of crafting materials required to create them.

Update on 24 March 2023: We've updated this article with the latest Elixir crafting info for Diablo 4.

Learn about the Diablo 4 Open Beta update and the issues/troubles players can expect when it kicks off on 24 March at 09:00 PST.

Please note: The Elixirs information in this article is from Diablo 4 Open Beta weekends and is subject to change at launch. As such, we will consistently update this article to bring you the latest possible information.

Diablo 4 Elixirs: How To Craft & Duration

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You can craft powerful, limited-use Elixirs in Diablo 4, and consume them when things get a little tough. (Picture: Blizzard)

From all the information available thus far, it appears that all Elixirs have a 30-minute buff duration. If the Elixir buff remains throughout, death remains a mystery at this point, but we will update you as soon as we can confirm this detail.

Crafting Elixirs will require players first to gather an assortment of plants/herbs in Diablo 4. These crafting materials can be used to create new Elixirs (find all the recipes later in this guide). The only requirement is that you will need to unlock the Diablo 4 Alchemist, which is made easy with our guide.

When To Use Elixirs in Diablo 4

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It might be worth popping an Elixir if a Diablo 4 World Boss turns out to be too tough. (Picture: Blizzard)

Every Elixir has a percentage XP increase buff for your character. This means that players might be tempted to use Elixirs periodically to keep buffing their XP gain. Note that only one Elixir can be active at a time.

In our opinion, however, Elixirs should be used for their main effects. For example, if you are facing a demanding boss that has Shadow Damage, you can pop the Elixir of Shadow Resistance for increased resistance, making the fight much more manageable.

In the end, it is up to each player to decide when the best time is to use their limited Elixir stash. These can also be great for leveling up alts faster but should be consumed only when you deem it necessary, not just pop them whenever you can, like the Healing Potion.

All Elixirs, Buffs & Crafting Materials in Diablo 4

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Slaying groups of enemies will give you a nice bit of XP when combined with the default buff on all Elixirs. (Picture: Blizzard)

In our previous section, we cautioned not to just use Elixirs whenever the current buff runs out. That's because Elixirs have a cost to craft at the Alchemist. 

Please note: At the time of writing, it is unclear if there are more Legendary Aspects for the Sorcerer class to discover—this article features information from WoWHead and Maxroll.gg. We will update the list as soon as more information becomes available.

Check out the table below, featuring all known Elixirs in Diablo 4, the buffs they provide to your character, and the crafting materials required to make some at the Alchemist.

Elixir Type & Level Diablo 4 Elixir Effect Crafting Materials
Weak Iron Barb Elixir (Level 5) Increases Armor by 100, Thorns by 50, and XP by 3% for 30 minutes. 5 Gallowvine
5 Biteberry
1,000 Gold
Weak Third Eye Elixir (Level 10) Increases Dodge by 5% and XP by 3% for 30 minutes. 8 Gallowvine
5 Howler Moss
1,000 Gold
Weak Elixir of Cold Resistance (Level 15) Increases Cold Resist by 15% and XP by 3% for 30 minutes. 10 Gallowvine
6 Biteberry
1,000 Gold
Weak Elixir of Fire Resistance (Level 15)

Increases Fire Resist by 15% and XP by 3% for 30 minutes. 10 Gallowvine
6 Lifesbane
1,000 Gold
Weak Elixir of Lightning Resistance (Level 15) Increases Lightning Resist by 15% and Experience by 3% for 30 minutes. 10 Gallowvine
6 Reddamine
1,000 Gold
Weak Elixir of Poison Resistance (Level 15) Increases Poison Resist by 15% and XP by 3% for 30 minutes. 10 Gallowvine
6 Howler Moss
1,000 Gold
Weak Elixir of Shadow Resistance (Level 15) Increases Shadow Resist by 15% and XP by 3% for 30 minutes. 10 Gallowvine
6 Blightshade
1,000 Gold
Weak Assault Elixir (Level 20) Increases Attack Speed by 7% and XP by 3% for 30 minutes. 12 Gallowvine
6 Lifesbane
1,000 Gold
Weak Crushing Elixir (Level 25) Increases Overpower damage by 20% and XP by 3% for 30 minutes. 12 Gallowvine
4 Howler Moss
1,000 Gold

You can also get Elixirs as drops from certain enemies. This is, by now means, a complete list at the time of writing, and we are sure new Elixirs will appear as we learn more about Diablo 4's consumables.

While you wait for Diablo 4 to get unleashed on 6 June 2023 (or 2 June for Early Access) or the Open Beta weekends, why not learn more about the world of Sanctuary in the video below?

So there you have it, all the known Elixirs in Diablo 4, alongside how you can craft them, their duration, buffs for each Elixir, and crafting materials required. We will endeavor to update this article once more Elixirs have been spotted in the world of Sanctuary.


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