The Harlequin Crest, also referred to by the community as The Shako is one of the most sought after items in Diablo 2: Resurrected. Although the Item has been notorious for being extremely hard to find, there are a few ways you can get your hands on one.
In this guide, we shall discuss the best way you can look for The Shako. We shall also talk about some other ways that have high probabilities of dropping one so that you can get your hands on it. However, beware! The odds are definitely stacked against you.
Harlequin Crest: The Shako
The Shako has been considered the most balanced item of all times, proving to be extremely helpful for all classes. With the +2 to all skills, and bonuses to health and mana, the item could already be considered top-tier. But the additional 50% magic find makes it a top-tier item, and it’s about time you learn how to get one for yourself.
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How to Get The Harlequin Shako
There are quite a few ways you can use to get your hands on one, the easiest being the trade option as the stats present on the item are not randomized. However, if you are looking for a way to earn the Shako rather than just taking it off of someone else, here’s the best way to do that.
Farm Mephisto on Hell Difficulty
The best way of getting your hands on the Shako would be to farm the boss Mephisto on hell difficulty as it has the highest chance the drop the Harlequin Crest in the game at 1:1842. Although this might be too much of a task for a lot of us as in the worst-case scenario, you would need to clear the boss 1842 times for you to get your hands on the item.
This is where in-game knowledge and equipping the right set of items come into play. At this point, you would need to get yourself equipped with items in your inventory that increase the “magic find” during your adventures.
If you can push up your “magic find” by around 350%, the drop rates increase drastically, with there being a 1:753 drop chance.
Other Places To Farm The Shako
Some of the other ways you can get the Harlequin Crest Shako are,
- Killing Andariel on hell difficulty
- Kill the Cow King on hell difficulty
- Kill Baal on nightmare difficulty
- Clear through Act 1 on hell difficulty
Although, each one of these acts is harder than the last, making the efforts to get your hands on the item is well worth the time and energy invested as it is one of the best unique armor pieces in the game. Its armor rating is a little on the low end, however, the bonuses make up for the shortcomings excellently.
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