Those looking to add an extra bit of power to their frost build should look no further than the Penitent Greaves in Diablo 4.

As a Unique Item, the Penitent Greaves are among some of the rarest item drops in the game. It comes with some powerful bonuses and an interesting Unique effect that is sure to please anyone running a frost build in the game.

Here’s all you need to know about the Penitent Greaves and how to get them in Diablo 4.

Highlighting the Penitent Greaves Unique Boots item inside player inventory menu in Diablo 4
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What Are Penitent Greaves in Diablo 4?

The Pentient Greaves are powerful boots that have the Unique effect of leaving a trail of frost that Chills enemies as you walk.

Here are all the affixes and effects of the Penitent Greaves:

  • Penitent Greaves Affixes:
    • +Dodge Chance While Evading
    • +Movement Speed
    • +Crowd Control Duration
    • +Reduced Duration of Enemy Slow
    • +Cold Resistance
  • Penitent Greaves Unique Effect:
    • You leave behind a trail of frost that Chills enemies. You deal [7-10]% more damage to chilled enemies
Leaving a trail of frost using the Penitent Greaves Unique effect while in combat in Diablo 4
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The Penitent Greaves can apply the Chill status effect directly onto enemies who follow in your footsteps.

All that Chill is put to good use as you will deal a lot more damage to those who have been inflicted by the status effect.

Although any class can equip and use the Penitent Greaves, players going for a Frost build in Diablo 4 will make the most use of this Unique Item. It is particularly effective for those looking to run a frost Sorcerer or frost Archer Build.

The Penitent Greaves also have the added benefit of increasing your mobility and Crowd Control Duration, allowing Chill to be applied to your enemies for longer.

How to Get Penitent Greaves in Diablo 4

To get Penitent Greaves, you need to be in either World Tier 3 or World Tier 4 difficulty for the boots to drop.

As the Penitent Greaves is a Unique Item, you must be in at least World Tier 3 (Nightmare difficulty) for it to have a chance to drop. To get to World Tier 3, you must complete Diablo 4’s campaign and complete the first Capstone Dungeon at the Cathedral of Light.

For an even higher drop rate chance, we recommend you head into World Tier 4 (Torment Difficulty). You need to complete the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon in the Dry Steppes Region while playing in World Tier 3 to do so.

There isn’t a definitive way to obtain the Penitent Greaves. You’ll have to rely on random chance and RNG for them to drop.

Sacred Boots rare item loot drop after completing the Last Stand Event in the Witchtower Nightmare Dungeon in Diablo 4
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Taking part in the following activities will increase your chances to receive higher-tier loot:

  • Complete Dungeons and Nightmare Dungeons
  • Take part in World Events and activities
  • Open Helltide Mystery Chests
  • Open Reward Chests
  • Defeat World Bosses and Elite enemies
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