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.

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.

Uber Unique Items are the rarest gear pieces in Diablo 4 and have an extremely low chance to drop as loot. There have only been a few confirmed cases of Uber Unique items. It could take a significantly long period to see one drop, if at all.

Lead Class Designer for Diablo 4, Adam Jackson, confirmed that The Grandfather is one of the 7 Uber Uniques in Diablo 4:

For 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:

  • 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 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.