Part way through Act I of Diablo 2: Resurrected you’ll be given a quest by Charsi, and if you complete it you’re able to imbue an item of your choice with magical powers.
Any normal quality item will do, and in an instant Charsi will have turned it into a Rare item, complete with multiple magical properties that will hopefully make your journey the game a bit easier. But the question is: what item should you imbue in Diablo 2: Resurrected?
Like it or not, it’s a question that doesn’t have a definitive answer. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what item to imbue, and when. Our advice, however, is to not rush into things. You should probably wait until you’re further into the game, at a higher character level, before you think about imbuing an item. The reward will still be waiting for you even if you move between difficulty levels, and the higher the level you are when you choose to imbue an item, the better the item is likely to be. Better base items will be available, too
We’d recommend saving your ability to imbue an item in Diablo 2: Resurrected until you’re at least in Nightmare or Hell difficulty. Then, if you get stuck, perhaps look at your gear and see which slot needs an upgrade the most. If it’s something that you can create a replacement for, such as some boots or a belt, seek out a good base item, preferably of Exceptional or Elite quality with a name in pure white, then get Charsi to imbue it. You might get a brilliant item that serves as a valuable upgrade. Or you might just get some junk.
What many players like to do with their imbue opportunity is wait right until the endgame. You see, using the imbue function is one of the easiest ways to acquire a Rare quality Elite item, such as a Diadem, the most sought-after of Circlets. Then, if the item isn’t all that you hoped for, you can at least hold onto it and then re-roll it via the Horadric Cube when you have the required ingredients, giving you yet another chance at a best-in-slot item.