In Sanctuary's massive, open-world regions, there are Faded Plaques for Diablo 4 players to find. These Faded Plaques, called "Emote Shrines" by many players, offer up a riddle that you need to solve in order to gain a buff.
This article explains where all the Faded Plaques are in Fractured Peaks with known spawn locations, the solutions to their riddles (which emotes to use), and the buffs they provide.
Update on 1 June 2023: We've updated this article to reflect the latest info on Diablo 4's emote shrines.
How To Use Emotes in Diablo 4
Before we get to the Emote Shrine solutions in Diablo 4, you will need to learn how to use an Emote...
It is pretty straightforward. On PC, you can press the "E" key by default. On consoles or using a controller on a PC, press the up arrow on your D-pad. Once the correct key is pressed, a flywheel menu will open up, with three rows and 24 actions. You can rearrange these as you wish or add/remove more as you unlock new actions.
Select the Emote you wish to perform, and you will see a short character animation play, mainly with a voice line.
Diablo 4 Faded Plaques Emote Solutions & Buffs
Once you find a Faded Plaque in Diablo 4, you will first need to interact with it, at which point a riddle will appear. To solve the riddle for these Faded Plaques, you have to look at the keyword in the text, which is in all caps.
Below, you can find all the known riddle keywords from Faded Plaques, the buffs they provide, and the Emote you should use close to them as the solution. The information in this table comes from the excellent resource WoWHead.
|Faded Plaque||Keyword||Buff||Emote Solution|
|Embrace the Darkest Shadows||GREET||You are hidden from enemies. Your next action reveals you and deals 20% increased damage.||Hello|
|Protect the Meek||GIVE AID||Gain a temporary Barrier.||Help|
|Forge a Path with Ire||PROVOKE||You are Unstoppable.||Taunt|
|Unknown Name||EMBOLDEN||A spirit companion will follow you temporarily and aid you in battle.||Cheer|
|Unknown Name||ATONE||Potion charges will be dropped around the statue.||Sorry|
If more Faded Plaque riddles are found, we will update this section with haste.
Known Faded Plagues Spawn Locations in Fractured Peaks
Faded Plagues are random spawns in Sanctuary and can even be found in dungeons. That said, the great resource MapGenie does have some known spawn points for Faded Plagues that you can look at above.
According to multiple reports, you will first need to complete the Wayward quest in Act I to unlock Faded Plaques. Once this quest is complete, they will spawn across the world of Sanctuary.
In case you haven't seen it, check out an official Diablo 4 video below, where the developers discuss the unique classes and their playstyles.
That's everything you need to know about the Faded Plaques (Diablo 4's Emote Shrines) in Fractured Peaks, from all the riddle solutions to the buffs they provide and more. We will endeavor to update this article if any more information becomes available.
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