- The Apprentice Animus has a level requirement of 60. However, this is increased to level 74 for items of Mythical Quality.
- As of PC patch 7.16c, Animi are now 7x more effective on Nightmare Difficulty.
- Rewarded by completing the Death From Above challenge as an Apprentice on at least Medium Difficulty.
Other animi are unlocked by defeating the Ancient Dragon in The Summit on at least Insane Difficulty while playing other hero classes. Note that these familiars can only be equipped by their corresponding hero class (e.g. an Apprentice or Adept can only equip the Apprentice Animus).
- Huntress / Ranger - Huntress Animus
- Monk / Initiate - Monk Animus
- Squire / Countess / Barbarian - Squire Animus