Wondering how to identify items in Diablo 2? You’ll find plenty of items while exploring the world of Sanctuary, but you’ll notice pretty quickly that most of the gear you find is ‘unidentified’. That means you’re unable to equip it immediately.
There’s a lot to get used to if you’re jumping into Diablo 2 for the first time—or even if you played the original. While the visuals have had a significant overhaul, most of the systems remain intact, so it feels pretty different to many modern games. Luckily, we have a Diablo 2 class guide to get you started on the right track.
In the meantime, here’s how to identify items in Diablo 2, both early on and after you’ve found Deckard Cain.
The system is similar to the way legendary items work in…