What are Diablo 4 Season 1 Malignant Hearts?

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What are Diablo 4 Season 1 Malignant Hearts?

In anticipation of the release of Diablo 4 Season 1 scheduled for July 20, Blizzard Entertainment has decided to make this wait a little more pleasant by explaining in detail what Malignant Hearts are. In general, it is a new category of objects that the developers have decided to implement in the game and that manage to grant great powers to the players who obtain them. In this article, therefore, we have decided to talk in more detail about this new category of objects, revealing everything we know so far, so as not to be caught unprepared once Diablo 4 Season 1 is available.


Diablo 4 Season 1 Malignant Hearts explained

As we already mentioned at the beginning of this article, Malignant Hearts are a new category of objects that will be introduced into the game thanks to Diablo 4 Season of the Malignant, which takes its name from these objects. To be exact, 32 different Malignant Hearts can be found in Sanctuary divided into four different categories: Vicious, Brutal, Devious, and Wrathful.

Malignant Hearts of a certain category will be dropped by “partially corrupted” enemies that are in the same category. For example, Vicious-type Malignant Hearts will only drop from enemies of this type. Furthermore, each category of Malignant Hearts has a specific power. The Vicious have an offensive power, the Brutal a defensive power, the Devious a power that increases the utility stat, and, finally, the Wrathful ones, the rarest and most powerful of all, will guarantee super-powers to players who manage to find them.

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One thing to keep in mind while hunting for Malignant Hearts is the fact that “partially corrupted” enemies are more difficult to defeat than others. As if that weren't enough, trying to capture the heart role will turn them into “fully corrupted” enemies who will give you a real hard time. Only those who will be able to defeat this version will be able to obtain the Malignant Heart of that specific enemy. Once obtained, it can be inserted into your jewelry in special settings in place of a normal gem.

One tip we can give you is to look for “partially corrupted” enemies and consequently their Malignant Hearts in the Malignant Galleries. These are expeditions, highly replayable, in which there are very strong enemies to face, as well as a fearsome new boos, Varshan. This way, you will be able to ingest hearts in less time.

One last thing to keep in mind is the fact that Malignant Hearts will only be available in the game during Season 1. Once the season ends and the next one begins, these high-potential items will no longer be available. Our advice is, therefore, to take advantage of the launch of Diablo 4 Season 1 immediately, in order to be able to take advantage of this interesting addition for a longer period of time.

Finally, we remind you that a Battle Pass full of rewards and seasonal quests that the developers themselves have described as parallel stories to the main campaign is arriving, always on July 20. Keep in mind that, however, in order to have access to what has been said, you must have completed the campaign with at least one character. Those who have already done so don't need to play the campaign with all the other characters as well and will have direct access to Diablo 4 Season 1.

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What are Diablo 4 Season 1 Malignant Hearts?
Diana D'Estefano
Diana has been a huge fan of video games since she was a child. She started her "career" with Nintendo and then moved on to other platforms as well. Although she is a big fan of horror games, she plays almost all genres fearlessly. She writes news, reviews, guides, and features about both AAA and indie games.