Enlightened Shrine

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The Enlightened Shrine provides a 25% experience bonus for the duration of the effect for 2 minutes. It can last ten minutes if wearing the Gloves of Worship when activating it.


Achievements[edit]

The Enlightened Shrine features in the following achievements:

Name Points Description Banner
Bless You
(database)

General/Exploration
10 Get the following benefits from shrines.


Patch Changes[edit]

Patch 1.0.8[edit]

Patch 1.0.8 improved the function of this shrine by changing it to a multiplicative bonus. [1]


The bonus experience granted by Enlightened shrines is now also calculated multiplicatively.


The v1.08 formula:


(Nephalem Valor + multiplayer bonus + shrine bonus) x (Monster Power bonus + equipment bonus)


This change makes the shrine bonus larger, especially for characters with a lot of +exp equipment and/or playing on a higher level of Monster Power. The maths, as explained by Blizzard on April 9, 2013: [2]


I’m on the PTR right now and every neph stack is going to the multiplier and not the base bonus experience. Was this intended? If it was, awesome update. Now it’s actually worth it to stack up to experience farm in higher MP levels.

EDIT: Having over 1100% bonus experience makes farming experience in MP10 fun.
Lylirra: Confirmed: intentional!

We know a lot of players were doing runs where they’d play high MP and skip Elites. That’s still an option, but we wanted to make Elites more enticing. This seemed like the best way to do it that worked across all MP levels. Let us know what you think/how it feels!


Exp bonus equivalent to a shrine, from the Diablo 3 Anniversary bonus.

For example, prior to v1.07 all +experience bonuses simply added up. For example:

+ 35% from a Hellfire Ring
+ 7% from a Hellfire Ring on a merc (35/5 = 7% to you)
+ 25% from a Ruby in your helm
+ 150% from Monster Power 6
+ 75% from 5 stacks of Nephalem Valor
__________________________
= 293% total Experience Gain


In v1.08 that same scenario would yield:

+ 35% from a Hellfire Ring
+ 7% from a Hellfire Ring on a merc (35/5 = 7% to you)
+ 25% from a Ruby in your helm
+ 150% from Monster Power 6
__________________________
= 218% Experience Gain
x 1.75 (NV stacks)
= 381.5% total experience gain.

And the bonus would be even larger with an experience shrine or multiplayer bonus adding to the 75% Nephalem Valor* stacks.



Patch 1.0.5[edit]

In Patch 1.0.5 Enlightened Shrines could spawn in Inferno Difficulty.


Enlightened Shrines could never spawn in Inferno prior to v1.0.5. There was no need for those shrines in Inferno then, since characters had to be max level to enter Inferno and could gain no further experience. This changed in v1.0.4 with the introduction of the Paragon system, where characters began to gain experience for Paragon levels once they reached 60.


The D3 devs didn't think to enable Enlightened shrines in Inferno in v1.0.4, but they realized their oversight and enabled them in Inferno in v1.0.5.[3]


We actually talked about introducing additional Shrine types in the future during a meeting we had earlier today. We’re also currently discussing the possibility of adding the Enlightenment Shrine into Inferno mode since the +XP bonus would be particularly appealing to players working towards their Paragon levels.



A Demon Hunter with a shrine buff.

Types of Shrines[edit]

Pylons are super shrines found only in Rifts. They grant larger bonuses for a short 30 second duration.



References[edit]

  1. Patch 1.0.8 Notes - Blizzard Entertainment 07/05/2013
  2. Multiplayer Bonus - Blizzard Entertainment 09/04/2013
  3. Shrine Improvements - Blizzard Entertainment, 06/09/2012