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All Diablo 4 Faded Plaques (Emote Shrines) & Solutions

Learn about all the Faded Plaques (emote shrines/statues) locations in Fractured Peaks and how to solve the riddles with a complete list of solutions.
All Diablo 4 Faded Plaques (Emote Shrines) & Solutions

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 12 July 2023: We've updated this article to reflect the latest info on Diablo 4's emote shrines.

How To Use Emotes in Diablo 4

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You'll have to use the correct Emote near a Faded Plaque to complete the puzzle. (Picture: Blizzard / WoWHead)

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

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Use the Hello emote to solve this Emote Shrine puzzle. (Picture: Blizzard)

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

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Possible spawn locations for Emote Shrines (Faded Plaques) in Diablo 4's Fractured Peaks region. (Picture: MapGenie)

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. 

For more Diablo 4, be sure to check out our dedicated section or some of our Guides & Tutorials just below:

Diablo 4 Season 2 Guides
Class Builds & Tier Lists


Tech Guides & Fixes
World, Maps & Locations
Diablo 4 Items & Slots
Legendary Aspects
Gameplay Systems
The Story, Lore & Characters
Diablo 4 Season Guides

Our section keeps growing, so check for new guides daily! Don't forget to pick up one of the Diablo 4 Editions and join the fight to save Sanctuary soon.