Diablo 4 Ancestral Legendary Item Drops

As you know, Diablo 4 has several item rarities for players to find, namely Common, Magical, Rare, Legendary, and Unique. However, when you get to level 100 in Diablo 4, there are high item level variants, and you'll find Holy and Ancestral versions along the way.

This guide focuses on the latter, explaining how to unlock chances for Ancestral drops in Diablo 4, including Legendary Ancestors, so let's start farming!

How to Unlock Diablo 4 Ancestral Items Drops
Diablo 4 Ancestors Item Drop Unlocks Torment World Tier 4 Common Magic Rare Legendary Unique
Before the Diablo 4 Ancestral Legendries will start dropping, you first need to reach the Torment difficulty level.
As you can see from the image above, you need to be on world tier 4 (Torment) difficulty to unlock the Ancestry item drops from Normal to Legendary.

Ancestral items are enhanced versions of standard and sacred equipment, with higher item levels and base stats. You won't drop holy items when playing the campaign, or even when farming on Nightmare (World Tier 3) difficulty. Of course, these are the best of the best diablo 4 items, so you'll need a long grind to see the Ancestral Legendary item drop.

Follow these steps to unlock the Ancestral Items drop in Diablo 4:

Complete the Diablo 4 campaign/story
Get ready to meet and clear the Cathedral of Light's Capstone dungeon.
With World Level 3 (Nightmare) difficulty unlocked, switch to Nightmare and start killing monsters in the Sanctuary.
Level up to 70.
Go to Steppe and complete the Corrupted Temple Capstone Dungeon on World Tier 3.
Go back to the main city, interact with the world-level statue, and replace it with world-level 4 torture.
Congratulations, you will now see the Ancestry items start dropping. Keep in mind that Torment difficulty offers quite a challenge, so make sure you have a great build and a full collection of sacred items at this point.

How to farm Ancestral Items in Diablo 4
Diablo 4 Ancestors Item Drop Unlocks Torment World Tier 4 Common Magic Rare Legendary Unique
If you're up to the challenge, the Nightmare dungeon on world tier 4 is a great way to farm for heirlooms. (Image: Blizzard)
There are several ways to get more Ancestry items in Diablo 4. You want to see which activities give you the best drops and the most legendary items. World bosses are certainly a great way to get ancestral drops, but they're very difficult in Torment, and if you're leveling up quickly, there may not be enough high-level players around. To that end, we recommend running endgame campaigns that focus on the ones where you can finish farming Heirlooms the fastest in Diablo 4.

Check out the short description of the endgame event, and hopefully you'll be able to snag even more divine Legendary items below:

Nightmare Dungeons: These dungeons are endgame events in Diablo 4, unlocked by finding Sigils in the Sanctuary. Using a Nightmare Sigil can turn any normal dungeon into a Nightmare Dungeon, complete with unique modifiers such as portals with additional enemies, environmental effects, and more.
Helltides: The Helltide event is a new region-wide event in Diablo 4, unlocked after World Tier 3 Nightmare difficulty. These events are part of the game's endgame content, offering players new challenges and opportunities to earn valuable rewards. The Helltide event in Diablo 4 will spawn demons that will drop a new currency called Cinders, which players can use to open special Helltide chests located in different areas of the Diablo 4 safehouse.
Tree of Whispers: Tree of Whispers is Diablo 4's endgame bounty system that sends players to different parts of the world to complete specific objectives for advanced rewards.
It's important to note that you can earn Ancestral items, including Legendary items, from any event as long as you're on world tier 4 difficulty. Yes, you can even drop it when interacting with normal chests or loose rocks in the open world...

In case you missed it, check out the Diablo 4 launch trailer below, and think about those shiny Ancestral Legendary item drops in the meantime!