How to upgrade your healing potions in Diablo 4 and get more

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Upgrading your Diablo 4 healing potions with the help of an Alchemist and getting more of potions are crucial to surviving the horrors of Sanctuary. The way you regenerate health is different than it was in Diablo 3, as now you have to consider when you want to use a potion and must look to restock your limited supply of them at every opportunity. Thankfully, as well as ways to upgrade the healing power of your health potions in Diablo 4, there is also a way to increase the maximum number of potions you can carry at once.

Naturally, this will be a slow process as you push towards the max level in Diablo 4. The game can start getting pretty damn difficult, particularly as you start scaling up through the Diablo 4 World Tiers and begin encountering Nightmare Dungeons. So taking the time to farm resources across the Diablo 4 map is essential, as you'll need to exchange them with the Alchemist vendor to get the most out of your health potions. 

How to upgrade your Diablo 4 health potions

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Once you reach Kyovashad in the Diablo 4 campaign, you'll be given a questline to speak with Veroka – one of the Alchemist vendors in the game. Once there, you'll need to select "I want to increase the potency of my healing potion" which will then unlock the opportunity to upgrade your healing potions. Here's the thing though, you can only make your flasks more potent every 10 levels – and you won't survive for long with that Weak Healing Vial. If you want to get there quicker, I have a guide on how to level up fast in Diablo 4 that will help.

Returning to the Alchemist at Level 10, Level 20, and so on, all the way through level 90 where you'll unlock the Superior Healing Vial, is going to be key to surviving. You'll need Gold and various materials and resources which are farmed from across the map (and in some cases a result of using the Diablo 4 Salvage system for some of the rarer items) to get the upgrade, and the requirements for upgrading your Diablo 4 health potion is as follows: 

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Diablo 4 health potion upgrade requirements
Weak Healing Vial (Level 1)Heals 18 Life instantly and 35% Life over 3 secondsNone
Tiny Healing Vial (Level 10)Heals 48 Life instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.8 Gallowvine, 250 Gold
Minor Healing Vial (Level 20)Heals 80 Life instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.15 Gallowvine, 5 Biteberry, 400 Gold
Light Healing Vial (Level 30)Heals 141 Life instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.20 Gallowvine, 10 Biteberry, 5 Crushed Beast Bones, 470 Gold
Moderate Healing Vial (Level 45)Heals 255 Life instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.20 Gallowvine, 12 Howler Moss, 5 Demon's Heart, 900 Gold
Strong Healing Vial (Level 60)Heals 378 Life instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.27 Gallowvine, 15 Reddamine, 5 Paletongue, 1,700 Gold
Greater Healing Vial (Level 70)Heals 559 Life instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.36 Blightshade, 18 Lifesbane, 5 Grave Dust, 5 Angel Breath, 2,500 Gold
Major Healing Vial (Level 80)Heals 827 Life instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.27 Reddamine, 27 Biteberry, 27 Blightshade, 27 Lifesbane, 27 Lifesbane, 27 Howler Moss, 10 Angel Breath, 5 Fiend Rose, 5,000 Gold
Superior Healing Vial (Level 90)Heals 1,274 Life instantly and 35% Life over 3 seconds.36 Blightshade, 36 Howler Moss, 20 Demon's Heart, 20 Grave Dust, 20 Angel Breath, 10 Fiend Rose, 10 Forgotten Soul, 12,500 Gold

How to get more health potions in Diablo 4

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When you begin Diablo 4, your character can carry up to four healing potions. Enemies have a chance to drop potions, replenishing your stock if you've used any, but you can also fully restore all your potions and heal yourself using any Healing Well - these are found next to healers in settlements, out in the open world, or within dungeons, usually before boss fights.

If you want to increase how many Diablo 4 health potions you can carry, you'll need increases your Renown tiers in each of the five regions of Sanctuary. Reach Renown tier 2 for a region and you'll get an extra healing potion to use, so that's an extra five in total. Earn Renown by defeating Strongholds, uncovering unexplored areas and waypoints, and by completing side quests.

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