The Waxing Gibbous is a powerful One-Handed Unique Axe that can add some serious damage to your Druid build.

As a Unique Item, it is among the most powerful loot in the game. A few conditions need to be met first before, you can get your hands on one.

We’re going to go over all of the Waxing Gibbous’s effects and bonuses, as well as the best ways to get it.

How to Get Waxing Gibbous in Diablo 4

As a Unique Item, you can only get the Waxing Gibbous as loot after defeating enemies or opening chests while playing in either World Tier 3 or World Tier 4. It will not drop in any previous World Tiers.

Accessing World Tier 3 (Nightmare) difficulty will require you to finish the campaign and complete the Capstone Dungeon at the Cathedral of Light.

For World Tier 4 (Torment) difficulty, you’ll need to complete the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon in the Dry Steppes region.

Werewolf Druid using the Waxing Gibbous Unique Item in combat in Diablo 4
Waxing Gibbous in action – Credit: ManD4

Once you have met these requirements, the Waxing Gibbous will have a chance to drop as random loot as you play, just as with all other loot in the game. As it’s random, there’s no accurate way to determine how long it will take as it’s based on RNG.

Despite the fact that the Waxing Gibbous may drop in World Tier 3, we recommend playing in World Tier 4 to increase your chances of seeing it drop. There is a higher chance for Unique Items to appear in World Tier 4.

The Gathering Legions event rewards in the Kor Dragan Stronghold in Diablo 4
Reward chests after completing The Gathering Legions World Event.

Here are some of the activities you can engage in to increase your chances of getting the Waxing Gibbous in Diablo 4:

  • Play in higher World Tiers
  • Engage in Helltides and open Helltide Mystery Chests
  • Defeat Elite enemies
  • Run through Dungeons and Nightmare Dungeons
  • Defeat World Bosses
  • Take part in Legion Events
  • Open Reward Chests and Caches

What is Waxing Gibbous in Diablo 4

Waxing Gibbous is a Unique One-Handed Axe. It has the unique effect of guaranteeing a Critical Strike to your attacks after breaking Stealth.

Here are all of the Waxing Gibbous’s affixes and unique effects:

  • Waxing Gibbous Affixes:
    • +Damage to Healthy Enemies
    • +Life on Kill
    • +Damage to Close Enemies
    • +Critical Strike Damage
    • +Damage to Injured Enemies
  • Waxing Gibbous Unique Effect:
    • Gain Stealth for 2 seconds when killing enemies with Shred. Breaking Stealth with an attack grants Ambush which guarantees Critical Strikes for (XX) seconds
Waxing Gibbous Unique Item stats in front of a blurred image of the Fractured Peaks in Diablo 4

Made for Druids that opt for a Werewolf-focused build, the Waxing Gibbous grants Stealth for 2 seconds after activating the Shred ability. When Stealth is broken with an attack, you are granted a guaranteed Critical Strike with Ambush.

With its significant damage buffs to Injured, Healthy, and Close Enemies, in addition to its base damage increase to Crit Damage, the Waxing Gibbous is a damage dealer’s dream.

It’s an all-around solid choice for any budding lycanthropes out there who wants to add some serious punch to their Druid builds.