The Oculus Wand is a new Unique Item exclusive to the Sorcerer class released in Diablo 4’s huge patch 1.1 for Season 1.

It’s one of the six new Unique items that released as part of Diablo’s first Season, the Season of the Malignant.

As a Unique Item, it comes with some powerful bonuses and a Unique Effect. Despite its high rarity, a lot of players are already disappointed with The Oculus Wand’s lackluster Unique Effect.

Find out what The Oculus Unique Item does and how to increase your chances of getting it below.

How to Get The Oculus in Diablo 4

To get The Oculus Unique Wand in Diablo 4, you have to be playing in either World Tier 3 or World Tier 4 for it to be able to drop from defeating enemies and opening chests.

Accessing World Tier 3 will require you to complete the Cathedral of Light Capstone Dungeon in Kyovoshad.

For World Tier 4, you need to complete the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon located in the Dry Steppes region, while playing in World Tier 3.

Teleport Enchantment in use from Oculus Unique item in Diablo 4
The Oculus Wand’s Teleport Enchantment in action – Credit: Daxi

Similar to all other loot in the game, The Oculus Unique Wand will drop as random loot from defeating enemies and opening chests.

As it is a Unique Item, it has a significantly lower drop rate – some players are reporting a 1 in 600,000 chance to see them drop.

In any case, engaging in these activities should increase your chances of seeing The Oculus in Diablo 4:

  • Play in higher World Tiers
  • Complete Nightmare Dungeons (dungeons with higher tiers have higher drop rates for loot)
  • Engage in Helltides and open Helltide Mystery Chests
  • Defeat Elite enemies
  • Open Reward Chests and Caches
  • Complete Whispers of the Dead Requests
  • Engage in Legion Events
  • Defeat World Bosses
The Gathering Legions Event rewards in Diablo 4

What is The Oculus in Diablo 4?

The Oculus is a Unique Wand exclusive to the Sorcerer class in Diablo 4. It has the Unique Effect of gaining the Teleport Enchantment for free and sends you to a random location on the battlefield when activated.

Here are all of the affixes and unique effects of The Oculus:

  • The Oculus Affixes:
    • +Attacks Reduce Evade’s Cooldown by [XX] seconds
    • +Max Evade Charges
    • +Ranks of Teleport
    • +Lucky Hit: Up to a 5% Chance to Restore +[XX]% Primary Resource
  • The Oculus Unique Effect:
    • Gain the effect of the Teleport Enchantment for free. When you Evade using Teleport Enchantment you are taken to a random location.
The Oculus Unique Item stats in Diablo 4

Despite The Oculus Wand’s buffs to Evade and the Teleport skill, its Unique Effect is really what lets it down.

It’s the Teleport Enchantment’s ability to transport you to a random location that has left many fans disappointed.

This means that you have less control of your movement on the battlefield – it can get very annoying mid-fight.

It also makes Raiment of the Infinite Unique Chest Armor completely useless. With The Oculus equipped, you cannot make effective use of Raiment’s ability to pull in enemies after Teleporting, as you can’t predict where you’re going to be at any given moment.

Because of all this, fans are pretty disappointed with The Oculus Unique Item. It’s even bugged for some players:

To add even further insult to injury for Sorcerers, the class has been hit with pretty heavy nerfs across the board after the big Season 1 update