The Paragon Board is a new system being added to Diablo 4 to expand character customisation beyond a character's skills.
Players will unlock the Paragon Boards at level 50. Players will work their way from the centre of their class starting board outwards depending on what direction they want to take the character.
At the edge of each board is a "gate" tile where players will choose which new paragon board they wish to attach to the board they have just crossed.
The Paragon Board is also split into different tile types as follows:
These provide a player with a "small and meaningful boost". These are common on each board.
Magic tiles are found in clusters and provide a "potent, more diverse set of benefits". These are less common than Normal Tiles.
Rare Tiles provide significant boosts to power. Rare tiles also have additional powers that unlock once a player has raised an attribute to a sufficient level.
Once the first Paragon Board has been completed, new boards have single Legendary tile found at the centre of the new board. These provide a new Legendary power.
Glyphs and Sockets
A Socket is a special tile that can contain a Glyph. Glyphs are items found throughout Sanctuary that, when embedded into a Paragon Board, bring various benefits based upon the number of active tiles within their radius.
Glyphs can also be leveled up. Leveling up a Glyph extends the radius of their effect, allowing each one to draw power from or impart power to even more active tiles.
Gate tiles are found on the edge of the Paragon Board. Once reached, a new board is unlocked and players can select a new board from a list. Players may also "optionally rotate the newly placed board".
Adding New Boards
According to Blizzard, new boards will be added to the game over time.
Diablo is a game that is about creating exciting, overpowered builds, and while we don’t want to balance the fun out of the experience, we don’t want to create situations in which imprecise tuning squash creativity.
We will also be constantly adding new legendary and unique items, paragon boards, glyphs, and more that will continually refresh the meta and create new build opportunities.