Best D2R 2.4 Upgrading Set Items - Which Set to Upgrade in Diablo 2 Resurrected 2.4 Patch

2/24/2022 2:32:22 PM

Diablo 2 Resurrected Patch 2.4 allows players to upgrade set items, what D2R sets are worth upgrading? Or which sets have valuable items to upgrade? Follow us to know about the best D2R 2.4 set items to upgrade and the reasons for the upgrading. 

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Why Upgrading Set Items in Diablo 2 Resurrected 2.4 Patch?

There are set items in Diablo 2 Resurrected that will give you additional benefits for equipping more of them and give a total set bonus if you wear all of them together. With the changes in D2R 2.4, you can take the base item and upgrade it now. If it’s a weapon, the base weapon will typically increase in damage, if it is a piece of armor that is the chest, helmet, gloves, or belt, you will increase the defense of the base, the belt will increase the number of slots that you can put potions into, your boots will both increase their defense, but also for the assassin increase how much kick damage they get and then for a shield, it'll increase the chance to block, and then Smite damage if it's used by a paladin and the skill Smite.

Best D2R 2.4 Upgrading Set Items - Which Set to Upgrade in Diablo 2 Resurrected Patch 2.4

Which set to upgrade in Diablo 2 Resurrected Patch 2.4? You can upgrade a full set to get bigger benefits, but some of the sets are only worth upgrading one or specific Diablo 2 items within it. MacroBioBoi introduced good sets to upgrade and how to get the conclusion in his video. 


Hwanin’s is probably the best set weapon to actually upgrade, the Hwanin's Justice, which you can socket is already indestructible gives you an AOE ice blast on striking as well as 40% increased attack speed and 200% enhanced damage on the base, and this thing upgrades into a Colossus Voulge. Not only is this a massive damage increase on any build that has a bunch of ED on skill after you're done using this weapon, but you could also easily slot it onto your mercenary as well, if you're going to pump out as much max damage as possible with your mercenary on a budget, Hwanin's Justice is probably going to be the most slept on set upgrade. You really don't have to invest that much strength into it, on top of the fact that any build that would be using this would already be investing a good amount of strength into it and getting a huge amount of additional enhanced damage. Overall, it is recommended to upgrade the belt for additional slots, and just using the base armor and helmet is really good. 

Immortal King’s

Immortal King’s looks like a stronger upgrade than Hwanin’s and this really comes down to the fact that the level and strength requirement to be able to use Immortal King’s chess piece eclipse any additional level requirement or strength requirement to wear any other piece of gear. So you're basically not increasing any of the requirements at all while simultaneously getting additional defense, anybody who literally just had the Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder runes and gems lying around could just have a stronger Immortal King set, especially if you're gonna end up throwing it onto an earlier level Barbarian that you're trying to get up.


You can upgrade the Circlet twice to get additional defense and it doesn't increase the requirements against anything that you need to equip the rest of the gear, in Patch 2.4, Naj’s is going to give you anywhere between 120+ magic find starting at level 80 if you have it on swap and it gives you teleport, which you need prior to Enigma. It's just a phenomenal set, so if you haven't checked it out, absolutely do and then the full set's also just great on any fire build as a really nice budget starter that also gets you access to teleport.

Archon Plate

Sale [15ED]


+2 To All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 To Teleport
+750-775 Defense (varies)
Sale [+775 Defense]
+ (0.75 Per Character Level) +0-74 To Strength (Based On Character Level)
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced By 8%
+14 Life After Each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+ (1 Per Character Level) +1-99% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)


Sazabi’s set is worth upgrading because it's only the helmet and it gets you more defense without increasing requirements, Sazabi’s is now a really good starter melee kit as well as phenomenal in any dual wield build on the barbarian, you might as well have more defense on the helmet for free.


Tancred’s is actually really good to upgrade from normal to exceptional, you get a massive amount of additional weapon damage as well as defense on the rest of the pieces, obviously, two-piece tankers is probably all that you're gonna run, but keep in mind that Tancred’s weapon has enhanced damage on it as well as the helmet has enhanced damage on it. So increasing the base damage of the weapon itself is getting a pretty sizable increase, especially if you're an early game melee character. Increasing the boots also sees a pretty good increase in kick damage. 


This is entirely related to the weapon Jagged Star, this is able to upgrade to an elite base, which is just going to get you additional min and max damage on the weapon without legitimately increasing the stats, so if you're considering upgrading your Aldur’s set or using the weapon on another build, the weapon itself is probably the only thing that is worthwhile to upgrade and would be good on any melee builds that's dual-wielding like a Barbarian or a Zealer.


This only comes down to the boots, which are only relevant on an assassin who wants to kick with them, but being able to upgrade the mesh boots from 23 to 52 damage, up to 69 to 118 damage is just nice and these would be upgraded on probably like the vast majority of starter assassins and martial arts assassins that are using a kick finisher.