Diablo Immortal Glowing Shard: Location & Uses

This guide discusses the location and uses of Glowing Shards in Diablo Immortal.

Glowing Shards are basically materials you can use to upgrade gear and weapons after Rank 5 at Blacksmith. In other words, you can’t upgrade your gear and weapons after Rank 5 unless you have Glowing Shards in your inventory. There are many ways and methods you can use to acquire Glowing Shards. They are not as rare as other upgrade materials like Enigmatic Crystals, but it’s still better to know where you can find these materials so you don’t spend much of your precious time searching for them.

Key Highlights
  • In Diablo Immortal, when your gears and weapons reach rank 5, you cannot upgrade them further with regular materials.
  • You will need Glowing Shards to upgrade them further and increase their stats even further.
  • Acquiring Glowing Shards isn’t that hard to obtain, in fact, there are multiple ways to obtain them. Such as:
    • Unlocking high-difficulty dungeons and completing them.
    • If there is equipment that you don’t need, you can salvage them.
    • Events for Immortal or Shadow factions will also give you some Glowing Shards.
    • If you have reached level 55, you can Glowing Shards from Adept’s Prizes.
  • Once you obtain Glowing shards, they can be exchanged for Enigmatic Crystals by Smithing Materials Vendors.
  • Enigmatic Crystals are the material that will actually upgrade your gears and weapons further from rank 5.

While we will list multiple methods of acquiring Glowing Shards, we also mention which ones are the best and fastest, so make sure to read until the end. 

Opening a chest in Diablo Immortal

How To Acquire Glowing Shards

There are multiple ways through which you can get your hands on Glowing Shards in Diablo Immortal. At first, finding Glowing Shards might seem like a hassle, but in reality, they aren’t. Most of the methods used for acquiring Glowing Shards are the same as Scarp Materials and Enchanted Dust.

While there might be other ways, too, below, we have listed some of the most common ways of acquiring Glowing Shards. If you keep using the below-mentioned methods every day, by the end of the week, you will have enough shards to upgrade any type of gear or weapon.

So without further ado, let’s discuss these methods:

Completing Dungeons

“Tomb of Fahir” – a dungeon in Diablo Immortal

Completing Dungeons is a great source of getting your hand on different types of resources. You fight a selection of monsters and bosses, and after slaying the boss that awaits you at the end of the dungeon, you will be awarded items according to your difficulty level.

Dungeons can be completed in 5-10 mins and can be done both solo and co-op. So keep completing different dungeons, and before you know it, your inventory will be filled with Glowing Shards..

Salvaging Equipment

Materials salvage
The Salvaging of materials in Diablo Immortal

One of the best ways of acquiring Glowing Shards in Diablo Immortal is through salvaging your legendary and set items at Blacksmith. This doesn’t mean you should just salvage any legendary item.

You should only salvage those legendary items in your inventory that are duplicates or extra. Furthermore, before salvaging them, make sure you extract their essence as well. For more on the essence, consider reading our Diablo Immortal Essence guide and learn how to transfer and inherit it.

Completing Immortal Or Shadow Events

Immortals and Shadows, or two opposing clans in Diablo Immortals, and you cannot be part of both at the same time; if you join one, you have to take up arms against the other. Well, whichever you join, acquiring Glowing Shards won’t be a problem. Speaking of Shadow Factions, also consider reading our Shadow Lottery Clan and learning how to join them.

Each clan offers a different set of activities, contracts, and challenges every day, which you can complete. Upon completion of these events, you will be awarded different items, resources, crafting gear, weapons, and more.

One of those awards is Glowing Shards. So make sure you keep an eye out for all types of daily events in order to obtain this gear and weapon upgrading material.

Completing “Purify The Corruption” Event

Another easy of Glowing Shards is through completing the “Purify The Corruption Event”. In order to do this first, you need to reach level 60. For more on leveling up, consider reading our Tips & Tricks guide and learn how to level up fast.

After reaching level 60, change your difficulty level to “Hell 1”. With difficulty changed, you can now participate in the “Purify The Corruption Event” by visiting the Dark Wood. Now all you have to do is keep killing enemies until your corruption meter reaches 100%. 

With the corruption meter at 100%, a shadow clone of yourself will spawn. After defeating the shadow clone, you will obtain a Glowing Shard as a reward.

Battleground Rank Events

Ranks in Battlegrounds

You can participate in Battleground Rank events by visiting the Battleground Captain in Westmarch. Every time you gain a new rank in Battlegrounds, you obtain a handful of Glowing Shards.

In addition to that, by regularly participating in Battlegrounds, you can earn a lot of different items as well, such as gold, XP, orbs, gems, and other different types of awards. Also, consider reading our guide on Diablo Immortal Fervent Fang.

Adept’s Prizes

Prizes of Adept
Utility window of Adept’s Prizes.

There aren’t a lot of Glowing Shards you can earn through this method, but it’s still a method you can use to earn some nonetheless. Adept’s Prizes can be located beside the Prodigy’s Path inside the “Services” tab in the game shop.

Adept’s Prizes give you various rewards after reaching different paragon levels. You can get two Glowing Shards after reaching paragon level 55. As mentioned above, it’s not a great method, but if you are close to reaching paragon level 55, you should go for it.

Free Daily Rewards

Claiming Rewards
Claiming daily free rewards.

This is the easiest method of all. In Diablo Immortal, you get various daily rewards just for logging in. So all you need to do is just make sure to log in every day and claim your daily free shard from the chest available in the shop.

Uses For Glowing Shards In Diablo Immortal

Obviously, you won’t be grinding a material if it has no use. Glowing Shards can not only be used to upgrade materials but also for purchasing other materials as well. Two uses of Glowing Shards are given below:

Purchasing Enigmatic Crystals

Enigmatic Crystals
Selling Glowing Shards to buy Enigmatic Crystals in Diablo Immortal

Similar to Scrap Material and Enchanted Dust, Glowing Shards can be used to purchase Enigmatic Crystals. These materials are required to upgrade endgame gear and weapons. 

Enigmatic Crystals are hard to come by, so it’s always a better option to trade Glowing Shards for Enigmatic Crystals through Smithing Materials Vendor. While you are at it, also consider reading our Aspirant’s Key guide and learn about its location and uses.

Upgrading Primary Equipment Past Level 5

Upgrading the materials
Upgrading the materials through blacksmith in Diablo Immortal

Once your gear and weapons reach level 5, Enchanted Dust and Scrap Materials won’t be enough to upgrade them. Glowing Shards will become a necessity for upgrading materials past rank 5.


Farming Glowing Shards is not a difficult task, but it can be quite grindy. Even if you just follow the “Salvaging Items” and “Purify The Corruption”  method, you will have enough Glowing Shards for any kind of upgrade.

So, keep farming and salvaging the legendary items for quick shards. Secondly, make sure you consistently participate in the “Purify The Corruption” event in Dark Wood. Unlike other events, it doesn’t have a long cooldown period.

The cooldown period of this event is only 20 minutes long, so make sure you are participating in this event daily.

This concludes our farming guide for Glowing Shards in Diablo Immortal. Let us know what you think about our guide in the comments section below.

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