What are Primary Resources in Diablo 4?

Tyler Constable
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There are many things for players to be aware of in Diablo 4 including Primary Resources but what are they and what do they do in the game? Here’s everything you need to know.

The long-awaited Diablo 4 is finally here and players have been diving headfirst into its intense demon-slaying action. Between the class variety, different builds you can create, and the game’s main campaign and array of side quests, there’s a lot of content to keep players busy in Sanctuary.

While you’re battling demons and collecting that all-important loot, there are all kinds of important terms in-game that you’ll need to be aware of in Diablo 4, and one of these is Primary Resources.

For those wondering exactly what Primary Resources are and what they can be used for in the game, here’s everything you need to know.

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Primary Resources is an important term in Diablo 4.

What are Primary Resources in Diablo 4?

Primary Resources in Diablo are whatever unique resources your character spends to use their Core Skills on the battlefield.

While the name makes it sound like Primary Resources something to be collected and used to enhance materials and weapons, instead they have a much more straightforward purpose. Whenever you use a Core Skill in Diablo 4 your Primary Resource will deplete and if it runs out you’ll have to wait for the cooldown to wear off before you can use the skill again.

In previous Diablo games, this was called Mana for every class, however in Diablo 4 this is only true for the Sorcerer class. The other classes in the game each have unique Primary Resources which have been detailed in the table below:

ClassPrimary Resource
SorcererMana
BarbarianFury
RogueEnery
DruidSpirit
NecromancerEnergy

The resources being named Primary is due to the fact the Necromancer class also has a Secondary Resource it can use – which is Corpses – however, it’s currently the only class to use more than one.

If any additional classes are added to Diablo 4 in future DLC content, we’ll be sure to update the table above with their unique Primary Resources.

There you have, that’s everything you need to know about Primary Resources in Diablo 4! For more content on the game, check out our guides below:

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