Is your Diablo 2 Resurrected character in need of a reset and respec? Is your journey through hell simply not turning out the way you thought it would?
Just like Activision Blizzard, a publisher that wishes it could go back in time and undo all the mistakes that its leadership made in fostering and promoting a toxic workplace culture that would eventually lead to consequences including but not limited to, a lawsuit from the state of California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing and intense public scrutiny and condemnation.
Unfortunately there is no reset option available for ActivisionBlizzard, and it does not have the opportunity to redo all its choices in leadership or reconsider all the employees they ignored who attempted to bring light to the issues that persisted inside its walls. But unlike Activision Blizzard, you have a few chances to start over.
Like many modern RPGs, Diablo 2 Resurrected lets you reset and respec your character. That’s to say you can refund all your skill and attribute points back and reallocate them. In most games, it’s a repeatable process that is either available for free or will cost you a some in-game cash or resources. But in Diablo 2 Resurrected you only get a few chances and additional ones will cost you some grind.
How to reset and respec in Diablo 2 Resurrected
In order to reset and respec your character, all you have to do is speak to Akara, the high priestess of the Sisterhood of the Sightless Eye who hangs out by the Rogue Encampment in Act 1. After you’ve cleared out the Act 1 quest, the Den of Evil you will see a dialogue option that lets you reset all stat and skill points. Select it and boom, you’ve got all your skill and stat points from leveling up back.
You can now redistribute all your skill and stat points as you please, but be careful! You only get one reset per difficulty. Which means that if you reset your character on Normal difficulty, you will have to wait until Nightmare and Hell to get additional resets. There is a way to get more resets, but more on that later.
How to get more resets in Diablo 2 Resurrected
Unfortunately, once you’ve used up your three respec opportunities, that’s it. Diablo 2 Resurrected won’t let you reset and respec more than three times (once per difficulty, as mentioned) not unless you spend a Token of Absolution, which can only be acquired via intense grind.
To gain a Token of Absolution, you’ll have to defeat multiple bosses on Hell difficulty and hope that they drop the materials you need. And the drop rates for them are low, so you may have to repeat the grind to get them. These materials are:
Twisted Essence of Suffering – dropped by Andariel or Duriel
Charged Essense of Hatred – dropped by Mephisto
Burning Essense of Terror – dropped by Diablo
Festering Essence of Destruction – dropped by Baal
Once you have all of them, put them in the Horadric Cube and transmute them to create the Token, which you can consume to reset all your stat and skill points and let you respec once more. Once again, remember that these essences don’t drop reliably, so perhaps the best advice we can give you is to be wise with your respecs and only use them if you have to.
Don’t be like Activision Blizzard, which wasted all the chances it had to respec their workplace and unsuccessfully resorted to drastic, possibly damning measures in the hopes that they could reset their internal affairs before they get taken to court.