Information about the Rarities and Antiquities merchant in Diablo Immortal, including how to unlock the Rarities and Antiquities merchant and what the Rarities and Antiquities merchant sells.
How to Unlock the Rarities and Antiquities Merchant
The Rarities and Antiquities merchant, Yakin can be found in Westmarch, along the southeastern end of Rakkis Plaza. His services will become available as you advance the main questline.
What Does the Rarities and Antiquities Merchant Sell?
The whole point of a loot grind game like Diablo Immortal is to smash monsters and grab all the treasure they drop, which generally includes gear of varying quality. These poor monsters will also regularly drop gold, which is useful in various applications, but it’s hard for a sterile numerical value in your inventory screen increasing to compare with the shiny allure of new gear… which ideally makes BETTER numerical values in your inventory increase.
Since loot drops are random and RNG can be fickle, you may not always find yourself with sufficiently powerful gear. Diablo Immortal is fairly generous when it comes to rares and legendaries… at least at the beginning of the game. As you’re exposed to various monetization options, however, loot drops become suspiciously less rewarding, and it may be a while before you see those lovely green arrows on freshly plundered equipment in your inventory, especially if you’re picky about that gear’s Attribute bonuses, Magical Properties and Normal Gem socket colors.
While it’s unlikely that all of your gear will suffer prolonged periods of stagnation, a successor may not drop for a specific type of equipment, resulting in the odd underleveled piece of equipment that it’d be just great if you could find a replacement for.
Enter the Rarities and Antiquities merchant.
He has only one function: You can pay gold to gamble on various bits of gear. While you can’t quite pick out the exact equipment slot you need to improve, his wares are divided into four categories which you choose:
- Mystery Weapons, includes main hand and off-hand weapons.
- Mystery Primary Armor, includes head, chest, shoulder and leg armor.
- Mystery Secondary Armor, includes gloves, belts and boots.
- Mystery Jewelry, includes amulets and rings.
The quality of the gear you’ll get from the Rarities and Antiquities merchant, of course, varies, as well as said gear’s stats, but you’ll get Rare quality gear by gambling fairly regularly. This makes the Rarities and Antiquities merchant a fine way to target a mid-game character’s gear deficiencies by offloading excess gold. Players who spend money on, say, Legendary Crests probably won’t need to bother, nor will late-game players, as they’ll largely only be interested in Legendary and Set gear.
The level of the gear sold by the Rarities and Antiquities merchant will increase as your own level does, and you should keep in mind that there’s a limited number of times you can gamble each day: 25 times per gear category. The more times you gamble each day, the more the cost of subsequent purchases will increase, so you may want to show some restraint if you don’t get what you want in the first few attempts.