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How to upgrade Healing Potions in Diablo 4

Learn how to upgrade your Healing Potions and carry more in D4

A represnetation of a character class in Diablo 4 multiplayer.
Image credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Want to know how to upgrade your Healing Potions in Diablo 4? Healing Potions are vital if you want to survive the toughest content in Diablo 4, but you won't last long with the weak Healing Potions that you have at level 1. If you want to come out of Nightmare Dungeons and Helltides alive, you'll need to upgrade your Healing Potions. If you don't know where to start, we're here to help!

In this guide, we'll break down how to upgrade your Healing Potions in Diablo 4, which is out now on Xbox Game Pass. We'll cover how to upgrade them so that they heal more health, and also explain how you can increase your Healing Potions capacity so that you can carry more into battle.


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How to upgrade your Healing Potions in Diablo 4

To upgrade your Healing Potions in Diablo 4, you must go to the Alchemist in a friendly settlement such as Kyovashad. However, Healing Potion upgrades are locked until you reach level 10.

After reaching level 10, head to Kyovashad and go to the Alchemist (represented by a pestle and mortar symbol on the Diablo 4 map). You can find their exact location with the images below.

Diablo 4 screenshot showing the location of the Alchemist on the map of Kyovashad.
Diablo 4 screenshot showing a Rogue inside the Alchemist's shop in Kyovashad.
This map shows where to find the Alchemist on the South side of Kyovashad. | Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Blizzard Entertainment

Once there, interact with the Alchemist to bring up the following menu, on the left of which you can see a progression track of Health Potion upgrades.

Diablo 4 screenshot showing the Alchemist menu.
On the left of the Alchemist menu, you can purchase Health Potion upgrades. | Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Blizzard Entertainment

To upgrade your Healing Potions, you must first level up your character until you hit the required level. Each Health Potion upgrade requires you to advance 10 levels, starting at level 10 and ending at level 90. There is no Health Potion upgrade upon reaching level 100.

The table below shows each of these Health Potion upgrades, alongside their required level, upgrade effect, Gold cost, and necessary materials. These upgrades can get pricy though, so you might want to check-out our Gold farming guide too.

Healing Potion Upgrade Required Level Gold Cost Necessary Materials Upgrade Effect
Weak Healing Potion Level 1 N/A (Starter Potion) N/A (Starter Potion) Heals 17 Life instantly and 35% of your Maximum Life over 3 seconds.
Tiny Healing Potion Level 10 250
  • 8x Gallowvine
Heals 48 Life instantly and 35% of your Maximum Life over 3 seconds.
Minor Healing Potion Level 20 400
  • 15x Gallowvine
  • 5x Biteberry
Heals 80 Life instantly and 35% of your Maximum Life over 3 seconds.
Light Healing Potion Level 30 470 Heals 141 Life instantly and 35% of your Maximum Life over 3 seconds.
Moderate Healing Potion Level 45 900 Heals 255 Life over 3 seconds.
Strong Healing Potion Level 60 1700
  • 27x Gallowvine
  • 15x Reddamine
  • 5x Paletongue
Heals 378 Life instantly and 35% of your Maximum Life over 3 seconds.
Greater Healing Potion Level 70 2500
  • 36x Blightshade
  • 18x Lifesbane
  • 5x Grave Dust
  • 5x Angelbreath
Heals 559 Life instantly and 35% of your Maximum Life over 3 seconds.
Major Healing Potion Level 80 5000
  • 27x Blightshade
  • 27x Lifesbane
  • 27x Biteberry
  • 27x Reddamine
  • 27x Howler Moss
  • 10x Angelbreath
  • 5x Fiend Rose
Heals 827 Life instantly and 35% of your Maximum Life over 3 seconds.
Superior Healing Potion Level 90 12500
  • 36x Blightshade
  • 27x Lifesbane
  • 36x Howler Moss
  • 20x Angelbreath
  • 20x Grave Dust
  • 10x Forgotten Soul
  • 10x Fiend Rose
Heals 1274 Life instantly and 35% of your Maximum Life over 3 seconds.

How to carry more Healing Potions in Diablo 4

To carry more Healing Potions in Diablo 4, you must earn Renown in all five main regions.

Renown is a system that tracks your progress through the main five regions in Diablo 4, granting points for each time you complete a Side Dungeon, Side Quest, or Stronghold, or when you find an Altar of Lilith, a Waypoint, or enter a new, previously unexplored area.

You can bring up the Renown menu, pictured below, by navigating to your Map and pressing the "W" key or "Y"/Triangle on controller.

Diablo 4 screenshot showing the Renown reward track for Fractured Peaks.
There are five Renown rewards for each region, including an extra Healing Potion and Skill Point! | Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Blizzard Entertainment

As you earn Renown, you get rewards! There are five rewards to claim in each region, handed over each time you reach a specific Renown milestone. You always get Bonus XP and some Gold, but the second reward in each region will also increase your Healing Potion capacity by one!

Since you start with a total of 4 Healing Potions in Diablo 4, that means you can increase your capacity to 9 Healing Potions by exploring and completing side content while you play.

To reach the second reward and get your extra Healing Potions, you must earn 500 Renown in each region. Since you get 30 for each Side Dungeon, 20 for each Side Quest, and 100 for each Stronghold, you should rack up 300 Renown fairly quickly. Of course, the 5 points you get for discovering a new area shouldn't be underestimated either - it adds up fast!

That wraps up our guide on how to upgrade your Healing Potions in Diablo 4. If you're in need of some help crafting your class build, take a look at our Diablo 4 Barbarian build, Rogue build, Necromancer build, Druid build, and Sorcerer build guides.


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