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Codex of Power

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The Codex of Power is where your collection of Legendary Aspects and Tempering Manuals are stored.

Menu Location

The Codex of Power can be reached in the menu system under "Collections" (Y).

Codex of Power Menu
Codex of Power Menu

Legendary Aspects

The first tab in the Codex is the catalogue of all Aspects that can be extracted from Legendary Items and rewarded for completing certain dungeons.

Aspects are categorised into one of five categories in the Codex and each time you upgrade an Aspect by salvaging a Legendary Item at the Blacksmith it will automatically be replaced in the Codex. The vast majority of Aspects reach a rank of 16 which is also displayed in the Codex.

Aspects you have yet to extract or earn from Dungeons will be greyed out so you can see what is yet to be discovered.

You can search by keyword or use filters to separate out Aspects relevant only to your current class, those you have favorited or just got and even those that you can earn by completing a Dungeon.

The highest-ranked Aspects are highlighted in the UI with a yellow border.

Codex of Power Filters
Codex of Power Filters

Tempering Manuals

The second tab in the Codex is where the Tempering Manuals are stored.

Tempering allows you to add affixes to your Legendary and Rare items. Tempering Manuals will be stored in the Codex in 1 of 6 categories:

  • Weapons
  • Offensive
  • Defensive
  • Utility
  • Mobility
  • Resources

Tempering is done at the Blacksmith via his Tempering menu but you can look over your learned recipes anywhere via the Codex of Power.

Codex of Power Archive Previous to Season 4

Details below are how the Codex of Power used to operate. These things have been greatly altered or removed from Diablo 4 all together.

Codex of Power UI as it was at Diablo 4's launch.

Codex of Power
Codex of Power

Codex Aspect Limitations

A Codex Aspect will not be as good as one that can be found on a Legendary item.

This means that a Codex Aspect is a way to help get your character started while you search for better Legendary items.

Aspects from the Codex when imprinted will only bring the lowest roll possible.

Not every Aspect can be found in the Codex of Power.

Legendary Aspects can be imprinted on Rare of Legendary items at the Occultist.

Video Explainer (Initial Release Codex Version)

This is how the Codex of Power used to operate.

Aspects Navbar