One of the more interesting vendor NPCs in Diablo 4 is the Purveyor of Curiosities. Sort of like Diablo’s take on gambling, the Purveyor of Curiosities will sell you randomly rolled items in exchange for rare materials.
These items have a chance of being incredibly powerful, so you mustn’t sleep on these incredibly useful vendors.
Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of the Purveyor of Curiosities in Diablo 4.
Who is the Purveyor of Curiosities in Diablo 4?
The Purveyor of Curiosities is a type of Vendor NPC that will trade you a random roll of armor or weapons in exchange for Murmuring Obols.
The stats and rarity of each item are generated at random, with a chance of producing extremely powerful legendary gear.
As well as weapons and armor, they also sell Whispering Keys which are needed to open the locked Silent Chests scattered around the open world.
How to Unlock the Purveyor of Curiosities in Diablo 4
To unlock the Purveyor of Curiosities you need to complete the Prologue and reach the city of Kyovashad. You can find the first vendor here.
After the Prologue, you can venture out and find the others. They are located in eight locations in towns across the five regions of Sanctuary. The vendor will appear as the ‘money bag’ icon when you open your map.
What Does the Purveyor of Curiosities Sell?
The Purveyor of Curiosities will sell all types of gear at random rarities in exchange for Murmuring Obols. You are only aware of the type of gear before you buy it.
As well as gear, they also sell Whispering Keys – an item you need to unlock Silent Chests.
Here’s a rundown of everything the Purveyor of Curiosities sells and its cost in Mumuring Obols:
- One-Handed Weapons – 50 Obols
- Bow/Crossbow – 75 Obols
- Two-Handed Weapons – 75 Obols
- Off-Hand Weapons (Focus) – 40 Obols
- Cap – 40 Obols
- Tunic – 40 Obols
- Gloves – 40 Obols
- Boots – 40 Obols
- Pants – 40 Obols
- Ring – 40 Obols
- Amulet – 60 Obols
- Whispering Key – 20 Obols
Whispering Keys and Silent Chests in Diablo 4
At one point or other, you’ll stumble across a variety of curious locked chests when out exploring Sanctuary.
These are Silent Chests, and contain a random assortment of rare loot – they’re definitely worth your time. Unfortunately, you cannot open these chests unless you have a Whispering Key on hand.
Thankfully, the Purveyor of Curiosities has you covered – he’ll sell you Whispering Keys for 20 Murmuring Obols a pop.
There is no set spawn location for these chests, so it’s always handy to have a few Whispering Keys on your person at any given time.
How to Get Mumuring Obols in Diablo 4
By far the easiest and most effective way of getting Murmuring Obols is by taking part in and completing World Events.
Diablo 4’s World Events occur at random at certain points in Diablo 4’s open world. When one is happening, you’ll be notified by a triangle symbol on your map and an orange circle on your mini-map when close.
The event takes place within the circle and they are usually timed encounters that will see you taking on waves of increasingly difficult enemies either solo or with other players.
Once complete, a chest will spawn with a random variety of loot within it. It will always give 35 Murmuring Obols for your trouble.
At the start of the game, you can only carry a max cap of 500 Murmuring Obols at any given time, meaning that you should probably continually spend them at the Purveyor of Curiosities to make the most of these World Events.
There are two ways to increase your max capacity for Obols:
- You can find certain Altars of Lillith in the world that will increase your capacity by 5
- Increase your World Tier to World Tier 3 – Nightmare Mode. This will allow you to reach the third Renown reward tier that you can unlock in each region. Doing so will net you an extra 80 Obols for your max capacity.
That’s everything you need to know about the Purveyor of Curiosities in Diablo 4. They provide a great way of quickly replacing the weaker elements of your gear at any given time and are essential for Diablo 4’s late game.