Potency is one of the secondary attributes in Diablo Immortal. Other Secondary attributes are Armor, Armor Penetration, Defense Rating, Offense Rating, and Resistance. The Secondary Attributes come into action when the required conditions of these attributes are met.
Potency is the debuff that your place inflicts on bosses, mobs, or other players. In other words, it governs how long your debuffs will be inflicted on enemies. While fighting with an enemy, when you use a skill, the system compares your potency level with the enemy’s resistance level.
With a higher Potency than the enemy’s resistance, you’ll inflict debuffs that will last longer on enemies. It doesn’t matter whether they’re bosses or other players. But, if your potency is lower than the enemy’s resistance, then it will be a disadvantage for you. Because when you use debuffs on enemies, they won’t be as effective. So you’ll need to have a higher potency to fight bosses or other players.
With a higher Potency, you’ll debuff the Crowd Control, Damage Status, and Weaking effects. These debuffs will last for longer durations compared to equal or low Potency.
Best Ways To Increase Potency In Diablo Immortal
There are three methods through which the player can increase their Potency. These methods include increasing Willpower, Paragon Abilities, and getting Items.
To increase Potency in Diablo Immortal, you need to increase the Primary attribute ‘Willpower’. Willpower increases both Potency and Resistance. The Combat Rating increases by 1 of all Classes when you increase Willpower. With Combat Power, the Potency or Resistance increases by 0.1.
With some class builds, you won’t not interested in increasing your potency. Then you can use Willpower to increase your Resistance. That way, if you face an enemy with higher Potency, your higher Resistance will be able to counter it.
Paragon abilities also increase the Potency of a player. When the player reaches level 60, the level cap, their levels stop increasing. This is where the endgame or Hell mode begins. After that, as the player gains exp, the levels will stay 60, but Paragon levels start to increase.
Here the player can allocate their Paragon Points to persistent attributes. These Paragon Attributes increase your Potency.
Items in Diablo Immortal increase the player’s stats. They will boost your stats as long as you’ve equipped these items. When you unequip them, the boose they provide will be gone.
Some items increase Potency in Diablo Immortal. Equipping them will increase your Potency. This boost will be as you’d normally increase Potency with the above-mentioned methods.
Check out our Diablo Immortal Best Legendary Gems guide to check which gem increases Potency. You can use Essence Transfer to utilize these items and gems better. Try checking out the Hidden Lairs location in the Diablo Immortal guide to get better items in the game.
Why is Potency Important in Diablo Immortal?
Potency enhances the size of Debuffs on enemies. If you’re in a PVP fight, the Debuff size can increase by as much as 50%. Or, if you’re fighting against mobs, the duration increases by up to 99%. Such as, if you use Crowd Control abilities on enemies, then the debuffs of CC will last for a longer time on them. Potent effects such as Chill, Crowd Control, Poison, and Stun are enhanced with a higher Potency.
That is why Potency is important for the Monk class, as it will fit well with the AOE attacks of the Monk. As the Monk relies on using a lot of CC abilities, it will be a better investment. As with Potency’s higher debuffs, you’ll be able to take out enemies effectively.
Potency is a useful secondary attribute in Diablo Immortal. Increasing it will increase your player’s ability to apply lower debuffs on enemies. Which, in the case of PVP, is up to 50%, and in the case of mobs and bosses, it is as high as 99%.
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