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Explaining the Impact of Item Power Breakpoints and Stats Ranges in Diablo 4

Did you know that Diablo 4 has specific breakpoint levels for Item Power? If you surpass these levels, the stat ranges for your items increase significantly. It’s a complex concept, and these breakpoints are not visible to players. That’s why we’re here to guide you through it all. So, let’s dive in and understand how Item Power breakpoints affect your Diablo 4 experience.

Understanding Item Power in Diablo 4

Elias summoning up the courage to explain Item Power in Diablo 4!

In simple terms, Item Power in Diablo 4 determines the strength of an item. As you progress through the story and endgame activities, higher Item Power items will drop more frequently. The base stats of an item directly scale with its Item Power. For example, a weapon with higher Item Power will have higher DPS. Additionally, item affixes and their buffs also become more powerful with increasing Item Power. For instance, gloves with Item Power 100 might have +2% Vulnerable damage, while gloves with Item Power 200 could have +6% Vulnerable damage. It’s worth noting that each item’s stat range is hidden, so the first item’s range might be +2-4.5%, while the second item’s range could be 5-9%.

Diablo 4 Item Power Breakpoint Levels

Some items can become much stronger if they get upgraded over a certain breakpoint level.

When you reach certain Item Power breakpoints in Diablo 4, the stat ranges can see significant increases. To simplify, going from Item Power 120 to 125 might only result in a 1% increase, but going from Item Power 148 to 151 could yield a massive 7% boost. These breakpoints unlock the potential for much more powerful loot. Check out the table below for the Item Power breakpoint levels and ranges:

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Breakpoint LevelDiablo 4 Item Power Range
11 – 149
2150 – 339
3340 – 459
4460 – 624
5625 – 724
6725 and above

Keep this table in mind as we move on to the next section, where we explore how surpassing a breakpoint affects item stat ranges.

Effects of Item Power on Stat Ranges in Diablo 4

Item Power in Diablo 4 can become complicated!

The image above from Reddit user ThatJumpyJumpS provides valuable insight into what happens when an item surpasses an Item Power breakpoint. As mentioned earlier, there’s a significant jump in stat ranges. What’s even more intriguing is that upgrading an item at the Blacksmith beyond a certain level triggers a reroll of its stats/affixes. This reroll occurs because the item’s stats now fall within a new range, with a new minimum and maximum value. Consequently, surpassing a breakpoint could potentially yield a slightly worse item if you’re unlucky enough to hit the minimum stat roll. Nevertheless, upgrading beyond a breakpoint usually results in an upgrade, oftentimes a considerable one!

We hope this explanation has helped you understand the intricate world of Item Power in Diablo 4. Take a breather and delve deeper into the realm of Sanctuary by watching our video below.

That’s all you need to know about the hidden Item Power in Diablo 4, the current breakpoint levels, and how surpassing them can affect the stat ranges of your items!

If there are any changes or new information, rest assured that we’ll update this article accordingly.


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