Which torment level should I play?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

When it comes to determining which Torment level you should play in Diablo III, it ultimately depends on your current gear, power level, and your ability to efficiently clear content without dying too frequently. However, I can provide some general guidelines to help you make an informed decision.

1. Start with a lower Torment level: If you’re just starting out or have recently acquired your Haedrig’s Gift set, it’s best to begin at Torment I or II. This allows you to gradually increase the difficulty while getting accustomed to your new set bonuses and playstyle. It also gives you a chance to gather better gear and improve your character’s overall power.

2. Assess your survivability: As you progress through the game, pay attention to how well you can survive in higher Torment levels. If you find yourself frequently dying or struggling to stay alive, it’s an indication that you should lower the difficulty. It’s essential to find a balance between challenging content and maintaining a reasonable survival rate.

3. Efficient clear times: Another factor to consider is the speed at which you can clear content. Ideally, you want to aim for a Torment level where you can efficiently dispatch enemies without spending too much time on each encounter. If you’re taking too long to kill enemies or are struggling to progress, consider lowering the difficulty to a level where you can clear content swiftly.

4. Progression milestones: As you acquire better gear and improve your character’s power, aim to gradually increase the Torment level. A good milestone to aim for is Torment IV, as it unlocks the ability to obtain the full set of items from the Keywardens and defeat Urzael at a higher difficulty. This progression allows you to gather more powerful gear and progress through higher Greater Rifts.

5. Challenge and enjoyment: Lastly, don’t forget to consider your personal preference for challenge and enjoyment. While it’s important to push yourself and tackle higher difficulties, it’s equally important to have fun while playing. If you find a particular Torment level too easy or boring, don’t hesitate to increase the difficulty for a more engaging experience.

Remember, Diablo III is a game that offers flexibility in difficulty levels, enabling you to tailor your gameplay experience to your liking. Experiment, find the sweet spot that challenges you without overwhelming you, and don’t be afraid to adjust the difficulty as you progress and improve your character.