Sanctuary Freezes Over During the Hellish Holiday Event

Sanctuary Freezes Over During the Hellish Holiday Event

We wish you one Hell of a holiday season!

Winter has befallen Sanctuary—and with it, a fresh layer of demonic trickery has coated the land. During this time of year, mortals exchange gifts to spread holiday cheer, but the Burning Hell’s helpers have thwarted this celebration by stealing all the gifts for their own nefarious purposes.

Restoring this time of glee rests squarely on your shoulders, Nephalem. Can you save this Hellish Holiday?

Slay Hell’s Helpers to Recover Gifts

From December 16, 11:00 a.m.–February 5, 11:00 a.m. PST, you’ll need to put the sword to Treasure Goblins and Greater Rift Guardians for a chance at recovering a Gift. Because of their hardiness, Greater Rift Guardians have an increased chance of dropping a Gift. Sanctuary’s denizens were especially generous in their offerings to one another this year, ranging from helpful resources to rarefied gear—here is what you can potentially receive from any recovered Gifts:

Each Gift will always contain the following items:

  • Five Khanduran Rune, Caldeum Nightshade, Arreat War Tapestry, Corrupted Angel Flesh, and Westmarch Holy Water
  • Arcane Dust
  • Death’s Breaths
  • Forgotten souls
  • Reusable Parts
  • Veiled Crystals

Each Gift could also contain one of the following items:

  • Wings
    • Cosmic Wings
    • Falcon’s Wings
  • Pets
    • Blaze
    • Buddy
    • The Bumble
    • Charlotte
    • Friendly Gauntlet
    • Galthrak the Unhinged
    • Grunkk
    • Haunting Hannah
    • Humbart Wessel
    • Lady Morthanlu
    • Lamb
    • Liv Moore
    • Malfeasance
    • Ms. Madeleine
    • The Mimic
    • Overseer Lady Josephine
    • Queen of the Succubi
    • That Which Must Not Be Named
    • The Stomach
    • Unihorn
  • Transmogs
    • Amberwing
    • The Clipper
    • Crossbow of Corvus
    • Flail of Carnage
    • Ghoul King's Blade
    • God Butcher
    • Hand of Despair
    • Helm of Cranial Crustacean
    • The Horadric Hamburger
    • King Maker
    • Lachdanan's Stormshield
    • Mace of the Crows
    • Man Prodder
    • Panther's Claw
    • The Que-Hegan's Will
    • Quinquennial Sword
    • Rakanishu's Blade
    • The Reaper's Kiss
    • Second Quinquennial Sword
    • Spectrum
    • Star Helm
    • Star Pauldrons
    • Steffon's Heavy Lance
    • Sungjae's Fury
    • Templar's Chain
  • Misc
    • Sword of Mediocrity
    • Blood Shards
    • Coal (Glowing Ore)

Developer’s Note: If a player owns any of the Pets or Wings from above list, they will be unable to receive a duplicate of them from any recovered Gifts. Otherwise, enjoy your lumps of coal!

May your holidays be full of demons to slay!
-The Diablo III Team