The Grandfather is one of the best swords in Diablo 4 – it packs a mighty punch.

As a Uber Unique item, it is one of the seven rarest items in the entire game. It has particularly powerful affixes and a Unique Effect that will increase your damage output significantly.

It is a much sought-after weapon but can be challenging to acquire. Find out the best way of getting it and its effects below.

How to Get The Grandfather in Diablo 4

To get The Grandfather you must level 85+ and be in World Tier 4 (Torment Difficulty) for it to have a chance to drop as loot.

You can also target farm The Grandfather by summoning and defeating the Duriel endgame boss in Diablo 4 Season 2. Duriel is the only endgame boss who has Uber Uniques in his loot table.

For this reason, defeating Duriel is the most likely way you will beable to get your hands on The Grandfather in Diablo 4. There are a few requirements you must meet first, however, before you can fight him.

Echo of Duriel in Diablo 4 Season 2 Season of Blood

How to Get The Grandfather from Duriel in Diablo 4

To get The Grandfather from Duriel in Diablo 4, you must summon him at the Gaping Crevasse dungeon and defeat him while playing in World Tier 4.

Defeating Duriel is the only way you can target farm for Uber Uniques in Diablo 4. Therefore, it’s the best way to get The Grandfather compared to other methods.

To summon Duriel, you need to do the following:

  • Deposit Mucus-Slick Eggs and Shards of Agony in the Pestilent Altar in the Gaping Cravasse dungeon to summon the Echo of Duriel
    • You will need:
      • 2 Mucus-Slick Eggs
      • 2 Shards of Agony
  • Defeat the Echo of Varshan in World Tier 4 to obtain Mucus-Slick Eggs
  • Defeat Grigoire, The Galvanic Saint in World Tier 4 to obtain Shards of Agony
Close-up Mucus-Slick Egg and Shards of Agony in inventory screen in Diablo 4
Credit: Sliver of Time

After defeating Duriel, there is a chance that The Grandfather will drop.

Check out our guide on how to summon and defeat Duriel for more!

How to Get The Grandfather As Loot While Playing Diablo 4

As one of seven Uber Unique items, you can’t get The Grandfather in World Tier 1 or 2 and must be in at least World Tier 4 for it to be able to drop. You us also be at least level 85+.

Uber Unique items are the rarest gear pieces in Diablo 4 and have an extremely low chance to drop as loot.

To enter World Tier 4, you must first complete the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon in the Dry Steppes Region while playing in World Tier 3.

Like with all other loot in the game, there isn’t a sure-fire method to reliably acquire The Grandfather in Diablo 4. The best way is to try your luck by taking part in events, dungeons, and world activities in the highest difficulty tier, as this ensures the highest possible drop rate for rare loot.

Black Asylum Nightmare Dungeon rewards
Example of high-tier loot rewarded after completing a Nightmare Dungeon.

Here are a few of the best ways to increase your chances of getting rare and unique loot:

  • Defeat Duriel in World Tier 4
  • Running through Dungeons and Nightmare Dungeons
    • Higher Nightmare Dungeon tiers result in greater rewards
  • Completing Helltide activities and opening Tortured Gift Chests
    • Tortured Gifts of Mystery Chests and Living Steel Chests give greater rewards
  • Take part in Legion events
  • Defeating World Bosses
  • Opening Reward Chests and Caches
  • Defeating Elite enemies

With some patience and a lot of luck, hopefully, you’ll be able to see The Grandfather drop for you.

What is The Grandfather in Diablo 4?

The Grandfather is a Unique two-handed sword that significantly increases your Critical Strike Damage.

Here are all of The Grandfather’s affixes and effects:

  • The Grandfather Affixes:
    • +Critical Strike Damage
    • +Damage
    • +All Stats
    • +Maximum Life
    • Ignores Durability Loss
  • The Grandfather Unique Effect:
    • Increases your Critical Strike Damage by [60-100]%. The other properties of this weapon can roll higher than normal.
The Grandfather Uber Unique Item Stats

With the sword’s significant increase to Critical Strike Damage, The Grandfather has the potential to add a huge amount of damage to your build.

Its other base stats also have the chance of rolling higher than normal, adding even more power to each hit you dole out to your enemies.

The Grandfather can only be wielded by the Necromancer and Barbarian, as these are the only classes that can equip and use Two-Handed weapons. Necromancers and Barbarians with a particular focus on Crit Damage can take advantage of this powerful Unique item.

For more, check out our guide on how to farm Unique and Uber Unique items from endgame bosses!

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