Diablo 4: What Are Murmuring Obols [Complete Guide]

In this guide, we will show you how to obtain and use murmuring obols for buying rare items and gear.

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Diablo 4: Murmuring Obols Guide

Murmuring Obols is among the many known currencies in Diablo 4. However, it holds more value, as you can use it to gather essential items, such as weapons and armor. Learn more about it by going through this guide.

Key Takeaways

  • Murmuring Obols in a new currency added to Diablo 4.
  • You can obtain 20 to 50 Obols by completing Outworld events, side quests, and murmuring caches.
  • Use them for trading weapons and armor or Whispering Keys.
  • Use the Whispering Keys in Diablo 4 to open Silent Chests to find rare and legendary items.
  • You can carry a maximum of 500 Obols initially, which increases later on.

Here is a complete summary table that briefs all details about Murmuring Obols.

Currency Name Murmuring Obol
How To Get Complete Outworld Events
Currency Use Buy Weapons or Armor, Exchange for Whispering Keys
Ways to Increase Capacity Increase Renown, Complete Regional Challenge, Find Altars of Lilith

How To Obtain Murmuring Obols

  • I learned that the simplest way to farm Obols is through Outworld events.
  • You can either complete these solo or in groups as they spawn across the map.
  • I figured out that you can collect up to 20 Murmuring Obols from each event.
  • However, this can be to a maximum of 35 if you also complete the Mastery requirement for the event.

The events include a variety of challenges for you to complete. These are:

  1. Liberation quest in which you have to free captives.
  2. Caravan under Siege, where you have to defend a Caravan from enemies.
  3. Fighting against mini-bosses in Culled The Wicked.
  4. Ancient Siphon where you have to destroy pillars.
completing event to obtain murmuring obols
Rewards from completing event | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Events are displayed in red circles on the map. Rewards depend on completing missions with or without extra challenges. Completing challenges with friends is easier and offers better rewards. Some missions are tough but yield higher rewards.

Look out for side and Dungeon quests that offer Obols as rewards. Some dungeons have extra chests and shrines but don’t drop Obols, making finding them challenging.

Certain side quests, like “Secret of the Spring,” offer Obols, but their rewards are random. Opening chests may lead to side quests that reward Obols through Murmuring Caches, containing up to 50 Obols.

Using Murmuring Obols

  1. Once you receive Obols, they won’t be in your bag. However, you can see them in your inventory.
  2. You must open “Material and Stats” from your character sheet.
  3. Now that you have acquired a bunch of the currency, you can start using it.
  4. I learned by playing a lot that you can use them in Purveyor of Curiosities Vendor, where you must trade them for equipment and other items.

The options available are:

  • The first method is by exchanging weapons and armor. You can use Obols to buy weapons or armor, however these are random so the chances of you finding a rare item are thin. Considering farming Obols isn’t a tedious job, you can upgrade your gear easily. Look at the list below to recognize some of these items and their prices.
buying items from murmuring obols
Vendor inventory | Credits: VeryAli Gaming
  1. Sword, Axe, Mace – 50 Obols
  2. Cap, Tunic, Gloves, Pants – 40 Obols
  3. Two-handed Axe, Two-handed Sword – 75 Obols
  • Another method is trading for Whispering Keys. You can exchange 20 Murmuring Obols for one Key. These keys can be used to open Silent Chests, in which you have higher chances to find rare or even legendary items.
Buying whispering keys
Whispering Keys | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

Purveyors of Curiosities can be found in some major cities such as Kyovashad and Lizveth. There is a merchant icon on the map representing these vendors. You can also find Silent Chests all over the map, so make sure you collect a bunch of keys and open these to find valuable items.

Map location of Kyovasahad
Kyovashad location on map | Credits: VeryAli Gaming

How To Increase Capacity Of Murmuring Obols

At the start, you can carry a maximum of 500 Obols at a time. Fortunately, you can increase this capacity for yourself. There are three ways to do this.

Increase Renown

  • One of the rewards of increasing Renown in each region on the map is increasing your Obols capacity.
  • In my experience, you can find Renown by completing questsfinishing bounties, and killing elite enemies.
  • Your Obols will automatically increase after you earn enough Renown in an area. Remember, this only unlocks on World Tier 3.

Complete Regional Challenge

  • You must also increase your maximum Obols capacity by completing Region Progress challenges.
  • These challenges have different levels, and your capacity will increase up to 80 Obols on level four.
  • You must perform this for other regions, too. 

Find Altars Of Lilith

  • These are prestigious statues located all over the map in different regions.
  • Interacting with these statues adds attributes to your character.
  • Some of these statues also increase your Obols capacity.
  • Some statues are in Fractured PeaksHawazer, and Dry Steppes.

My Thoughts

I have spent too much time playing Diablo 4. It made me realize that earning Murmuring Obols is an important aspect of this game. Furthermore, I will recommend you use the Obols to get Whispering Keys, as they hold much value and can help you get essential items. 

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