The Aspect of Exposed Flesh holds a mythical status among advanced Diablo 4 Necromancers. It is spoken of in hushed tones, with some doubting its very existence, while those fortunate enough to possess it cherish it as a well-earned reward. If you are on the quest to find this elusive Aspect or are already in possession of it, consider yourself among the lucky few.
As a Bone Necromancer, the Aspect of Exposed Flesh will prove to be an invaluable resource in your arsenal. It boasts the ability to regenerate Essence, and therefore should be at the top of your list when it comes to chasing Aspects. However, its rarity may make it feel like the Diablo 4 equivalent of winning the lottery, requiring countless hours of dedicated farming.
Understanding the Power of the Aspect of Exposed Flesh
The Aspect of Exposed Flesh possesses a remarkable property that grants between 30 and 50 Essence with a 10 percent chance when you strike Vulnerable enemies with Bone abilities. As a Necromancer, you have various means of inflicting Vulnerable through skills such as Corpse Tendrils, Bone Spear, Ghastly Bone Prison, and Bone Splinters, ensuring ample opportunities to trigger this extraordinary effect.
Its potential synergies are equally noteworthy. Pairing the Aspect of Exposed Flesh with the Aspect of the Umbral, which restores Essence when crowd controlling enemies, has proven immensely successful. Corpse Tendrils, being a cost-efficient crowd control option, synergizes particularly well with these Aspects. Additionally, when using the Plagued Corpse Tendrils morph, enemies will be Vulnerable for three seconds, allowing for Aspect of Exposed Flesh procs on Lucky Hits.
The Aspect of Grasping Veins, which provides a critical boost when casting Corpse Tendrils, can further enhance your effectiveness. If you opt for a Bone Spear build, incorporating the Splintering Aspect will amplify your power. This combination has been so potent that clanmates have sought out our Bone Necromancer when faced with formidable bosses. While we may not be the swiftest, anything left alive is swiftly dispatched.
For those utilizing Bone builds, the Aspect of Exposed Flesh synergizes perfectly with the Serration passive, Aspect of Serration, and Paragon Points. These synergies grant substantial critical damage and other benefits, ensuring that keeping your Essence topped up becomes a priority.
Discovering the Aspect’s Elusive Location
Locating the Aspect of Exposed Flesh in Diablo 4 can only be attributed to sheer luck. Its drop rate is not friendly, but the rewards make the pursuit worthwhile. We were fortunate to acquire a perfectly rolled copy on our first drop, albeit at level 74. Patience may be required before obtaining any roll at all.
On a positive note, the Aspect exclusively drops on rings. To increase your chances of obtaining it, invest your Murmuring Obols into rings or seek out Helltide chests that focus on Rings. While its drop pool may have narrowed, it remains an exceptionally rare Aspect that should be treasured if it finds its way into your possession. It is worth noting that the Aspect of Exposed Flesh can also roll on any Legendary item, so do not confine your search solely to rings.
Extracting the Aspect’s Power
Extracting the Aspect of Exposed Flesh involves bringing it to an Occultist in any major hub and selecting the Extract Aspect tab (the second one from the left). While this process destroys the original item, it grants you an Aspect that can be imprinted onto any ring of your choice. The amount of Essence restored is the random factor in the roll, making it advisable to aim for a value as close to 50 as possible. However, considering the rarity of this item, it may be wise to utilize the ring it came on until you have further solidified your build or acquired a superior replacement.
By following these guidelines, you will be on the right path towards acquiring and optimizing the Aspect of Exposed Flesh in Diablo 4. May fortune favor your endeavor, and may your Essence pool never run dry.