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Important Quests

Important Quests

Introduction

In Diablo 2 Resurrected there are specific Important Quests that every Character should complete to increase their power. Out of the 27 Quests, 12 Quests must be completed to progress through the game. The remaining 15 Quests are side Quests with varying degrees of importance.


Skill Quests

There are 3 Quests that permanently grant your Character additional Skill Points. Completing these Important Quests in all 3 difficulties results in a total of 12 Skill Points which greatly increase the power of your Characters.

Den of Evil (+1 Skill Point)

The objective of this Quest is to kill every monster in the Den of Evil which is located in Blood Moor just outside the Rogue Encampment in Act 1. Akara rewards you with an additional Skill Point and the ability to Reset your Stats and Skill Points, once per difficulty.

In Hell difficulty you'll face monsters that are Immune to Cold and monsters that are Immune to Fire. If you are using these Elements, you need a Mercenary or party members that can deal with them.

Radaments Lair (+1 Skill Points)

The objective of this Quest is to kill Radament who resides in Sewers Level 3 underneath Lut Gholein in Act 2. He drops a Book of Skill when killed. Completing the Quest also reduces vendor prices in Act 2.

In Nightmare and Hell Radament has a tendency to spawn Immune to Cold, caused by his natural 60% Cold Resistance and additional Elite Affixes. In Hell, he is often Immune to Physical due to his base 50% Physical Resistances.

Izual (+2 Skill Points)

The objective of this Quest is to kill Izual who resides in the Plains of Despair in Act 4. Return to Tyrael after to receive 2 additional Skill Points for your Character.

While Izual is never Immune to any damage type, he has a high Life pool and has 30% Resistances against all damage types. This can lead to a drawn out fight against him in which he uses his Frost Nova attack frequently.

Beware of Burning Souls in this area, especially in Nightmare and Hell. They deal significant amounts of Lightning Damage.


Stats, Attributes and Resistances

There are 3 Quests that permanently grant your Character additional Life, Stat Points, and Resistances. Completing these Important Quests in all 3 difficulties results in additional 60 Life, 15 Stat Points, and 30 to All Resistances (except Magic and Physical). These are essential for survivability, especially for Hardcore Characters.

The Golden Bird (+20 to Life)

The objective of this Quest is to retrieve The Jade Figurine from random Elite Groups in Act 3. Pick it up, talk to Meshif and then to Alkor, who gives you Potion of Life. This Potion permanently grants your Character 20 maximum Life, summing up to 60 when completed in all 3 difficulties.
Note: You might have to talk to Alkor multiple times to receive the Potion!

Lam Esen's Tome (+5 Stat Points)

The objective of this Quest is to retrieve Lam Esen's Tome from a pedestal in the Ruined Temple in Kurast Bazaar in Act 3, and bring it to Alkor. He permanently grants you 5 additional Stat Points that are available in your Attributes Screen right away, summing up to 15 additional Stat Points when completed in all difficulties.

Prison of Ice (All Resistances +10)

The objective of this Quest is to free Anya from her icy prison in the Frozen River within the Crystalline Passage in Act 5. Return to Harrogath and talk to Malah who gives you malah's Potion. Go back to the Frozen River and click Anya one more time. After a short animation, Anya is free and returns to Harrogath. Talk to Malah again and receive the Scroll of Resistance which permanently grants All Resistances +10 (DOES NOT apply to Magic, and Physical Resistance!).

Note: If someone else talks to Malah after you talked to Anya in her prison, they receive malah's Potion.


Item Quest Rewards

These Quests don't have an immediate effect on your Character's Stats and Skill Points. When used correctly, they have a chance to give powerful items that can drastically improve your gear.

Tools of the Trade (Imbue Item)

The objective of this Quest is to retrieve the Horadric Malus which hangs in a stand next to The Smith in the Barracks in Act 1. Return it to Charsi, and she offers to imbue a Base Item of your choice, turning it into a Rare Item. To acquire the Horadric Malus the Character needs to be at least Level 8. The Item created has an Item Level = Character Level +4.

This Quest reward has a small chance of creating amazing items and is frequently used to imbue:

  • Diadems (Can have all Affixes at Character Level 8)
  • Circlets, Coronets
  • Druid Pelts
  • Primal Helmets
  • Belt
  • Boots

Hell's Forge (Rune Quest)

The objective of this Quest is to destroy Mephisto's Soulstone on The Hellforge which is located on a pedestal in the River of Flame between the Waypoint and the Entrance. You need to kill Hephasto the Armorer, who is located next to the Hellforge and drops the Hell Forge Hammer. If you did not pick up mephisto’ssoulstone on Mephisto’s death, Deckard Cain gives you one if you talk to him in Act 4.

Reward 1: A random regular, two random Flawless, and one random Perfect Gem.
Reward 2: A random Rune between El Rune and Sol Rune in Normal.
Reward 2: A random Rune between Sol Rune and Um Rune in Nightmare.
Reward 2: A random Rune between Hel Rune and Gul Rune in Hell.

Note: While the reward in Normal can be strong in the early game, the high Runes in Nightmare and Hell have some trade value and are frequently used as payment for rushing a Character through that difficulty.

Siege of Harrogath (Socket Item)

The objective of this Quest is to kill Shenk the Overseer at the end of the Bloody Foothills just outside Harrogath in Act 5. Return to Harrogath and Larzuk offers to put Sockets into an item of your choosing:

  • Base Items receive their maximum possible number of Sockets which depend on their Item Levels:
    • Example: A Crystal Sword from The Secret Cow Level can get a maximum of 4 Sockets because of its Item Level being between 26 and 40. Any Crystal Sword with an Item Level > than 40 receives 6 Sockets.
    • Example 2: Any Monarch always receives 4 Sockets.

Larzuk Socket amount depending on Item Level

This is a full List of Base Items and the amount of Sockets they receive for Larzuk depending on their Item Level.

Itemilvl 1-25ilvl 26-40ilvl 41+
Bone Knife111
Buckler111
Burnt Wand111
Dagger111
Defender111
Dirk111
Mithril Point111
Poignard111
Rondel111
Wand111
Yew Wand111
Circlet122
Coronet122
Diadem123
Tiara123
Armet222
Ataghan222
Barbed Shield222
Basinet222
Battle Cestus´222
Blade222
Bloodlord Skull222
Bone Helm222
Bone Shield222
Bone Wand222
Cantor Trophy222
Cap222
Casque222
Cestus222
Chain Mail222
Club222
Cudgel222
Cutlass222
Demon Head222
Demonhide Armor222
Elegant Blade222
Falcata222
Falchion222
Fascia222
Fetish Trophy222
Field Plate222
Flanged Mace222
Full Helm222
Gargoyle Head222
Ghost Armor222
Ghost Wand222
Giant Conch222
Gladius222
Grave Wand222
Grim Helm222
Grim Shield222
Grim Wand222
Hand Axe222
Hand Scythe222
Hard Leather Armor222
Hatchet222
Hatchet Hands222
Heater222
Hierophant Trophy222
Hellspawn Skull222
Helm222
Hydra Edge222
Hydraskull222
Jo Staff222
Katar222
Leather Armor222
Legend Spike222
Lich Wand222
Luna222
Mace222
Mighty Scepter222
Minion Skull222
Mummified Trophy222
Overseer Skull222
Petrified Wand222
Plate Mail222
Polished Wand222
Preserved Head222
Quilted Armor222
Reinforced Mace222
Round Shield222
Rune Scepter222
Sabre222
Sallet222
Scale Mail222
Scepter222
Scimitar222
Serpentskin Armor222
Sexton Trophy222
Shako222
Shamshir222
Short Staff222
Short Sword222
Skull Cap222
Small Shield222
Spiked Club222
Spiked Shield222
Splint Mail222
Stiletto222
Studded Leather222
Succubus Skull222
Tomahawk222
Tomb Wand222
Trellised Armor222
Truncheon222
Tulwar222
Unearthed Wand222
Unraveller Head222
Walking Stick222
War Fist222
War Hat222
Wrist Blade222
Wrist Spike222
Zombie Head222
Bone Visage223
Corona223
Crown223
Death Mask223
Demonhead223
Grand Crown223
Great Helm223
Spired Helm223
Winged Helm223
Alpha Helm233
Antlers233
Assault Helmet233
Avenger Guard233
Blade Talons233
Blood Spirit233
Carnage Helm233
Cinquedeas233
Clasped Orb233
Claws233
Cloudy Sphere233
Conqueror Crown233
Crystalline Globe233
Demon Heart233
Destroyer Helm233
Dimensional Shard233
Jared's stone233
Dream Spirit233
Eagle Orb233
Earth Spirit233
Eldritch Orb233
Falcon Mask233
Fanged Helm233
Fanged Knife233
Feral Claws233
Fury Visor233
Glowing Orb233
Greater Claws233
Greater Talons233
Griffon Headdress233
Guardian Crown233
Hawk Helm233
Heavenly Stone233
Horned Helm233
Hunter's Guise233
Jawbone Cap233
Jawbone Visor233
Kris233
Lion Helm233
Quhab233
Rage Mask233
Runic Talons233
Sacred Feathers233
Sacred Globe233
Savage Helmet233
Scissors Katar233
Scissors Quhab233
Scissors Suwayyah233
Sky Spirit233
Slayer Guard233
Smoked Sphere233
Sparkling Ball233
Spirit Mask233
Sun Spirit233
Suwayyah233
Swirling Crystal233
Totemic Mask233
Wolf Head233
Vortex Orb233
Wrist Sword233
Ancient Shield333
Ancient Sword333
Arbalest333
Barbed Club333
Bardiche333
Blade Barrier333
Breast Plate333
Cuirass333
Devil Star333
Dragon Shield333
Edge Bow333
Espandon333
Gothic Shield333
Grand Scepter333
Holy Water Sprinkler333
Hyperion333
Hyperion Spear333
Jagged Star333
Kite Shield333
Large Shield333
Legend Sword333
Light Crossbow333
Light Plate333
Linked Mail333
Lochaber Axe333
Long Staff333
Mage Plate333
Mesh Armor333
Morning Star333
Mythical Sword333
Ogre Axe333
Pavise333
Pellet Bow333
Quarterstaff333
Ring Mail333
Russet Armor333
Scutum333
Seraph Rod333
Sharktooth Armor333
Short Bow333
Spear333
Spider Bow333
Stalagmite333
Templar Coat333
Tigulated Mail333
Tower Shield333
Troll Nest333
Two-Handed Sword333
Tyrant Club333
War Spear333
War Sword333
Wirt's Leg333
Aegis334
Monarch334
Ward334
Aerin Shield344
Akaran Rondache344
Akaran Targe344
Ancient Armor344
Archon Plate344
Balrog Blade344
Balrog Skin344
Bastard Sword344
Battle Hammer344
Battle Sword344
Bill344
Blade Bow344
Bone Weave344
Broad Sword344
Champion Sword344
Chaos Armor344
Claymore344
Colossus Voulge344
Composite Bow344
Conquest Sword344
Crossbow344
Crown Shield344
Cryptic Sword344
Dacian Falx344
Diamond Mail344
Double Bow344
Dusk Shroud344
Embossed Plate344
Full Plate Mail344
Fuscina344
Giant Sword344
Gorgon Crossbow344
Gothic Plate344
Gothic Sword344
Great Bow344
Great Hauberk344
gilded Shield344
Hellforge Plate344
Heraldic Shield344
Highland Blade344
Hunter's Bow344
Kraken Shell344
Kurast Shield344
Lacquered Plate344
Legendary Mallet344
Long Sword344
Loricated Mail344
Ornate plate344
Protector Shield344
Razor Bow344
Rondache344
Royal Shield344
Rune Sword344
Sacred Armor344
Sacred Rondache344
Sacred Targe344
Scarab Husk344
Shadow Plate344
Siege Crossbow344
Stygian Pike344
Targe344
Trident344
Tusk Sword344
Vortex Shield344
Voulge344
War Hammer344
Wire Fleece344
Wyrmhide344
Zakarum Shield344
Ashwood Bow345
Battle Scythe345
Brandistock345
Cedar Bow345
Ceremonial Bow345
Chu-Ko-Nu345
colossus Sword345
Cryptic Axe345
Demon Crossbow345
Diamond Bow345
Flail345
Flamberge345
Grand Matron Bow345
Knout345
Long Bow345
Mancatcher345
Matriarchal Bow345
Partizan345
Poleaxe345
Reflex Bow345
Repeating Crossbow345
Rune Bow345
Scourge345
Scythe345
Shadow Bow345
Short Battle Bow345
Short Siege Bow345
Short War Bow345
Stag Bow345
Thresher345
War Fork345
Ward Bow345
Zweihander345
Ballista346
Bec-de-Corbin346
Ceremonial Pike346
Ceremonial Spear346
Colossus Blade346
Colossus Crossbow346
Crusader Bow346
Crystal Sword346
Dimensional Blade346
Executioner Sword346
Ghost Spear346
Giant Thresher346
Gothic Bow346
Great Maul346
Great Poleaxe346
Great Sword346
Grim Scythe346
Halberd346
Heavy Crossbow346
Hydra Bow346
Lance346
Long Battle Bow346
Large Siege Bow346
Long War Bow346
Maiden Pike346
Maiden Spear346
Martel de Fer346
Matriarchal Spear346
Maul346
Ogre Maul346
Phase Blade346
Pike346
Spetum346
Thunder Maul346
War Club346
War Pike346
War Scythe346
Yari346
Caduceus355
Divine Scepter355
War Scepter355
Axe444
Battle Staff444
Cedar Staff444
Cleaver444
Elder Staff444
Feral Axe444
Gnarled Staff444
Gothic Staff444
Large Axe444
Military Axe444
Shillelagh444
small Crescent444
Battle Axe455
Bearded Axe455
Broad Axe455
Decapitator455
Double Axe455
Ettin Axe455
Silver Edged Axe455
Tabar455
Twin Axe455
Ancient Axe456
Berserker Axe456
Champion Axe456
Crowbill456
Giant Axe456
Glorious Axe456
Gothic Axe456
Great Axe456
Military Axe456
Naga456
War Axe456
War Spike456
Archon Staff566
Rune Staff566
War Staff566
  • Magic Items receive 1-2 Sockets (random).
  • Rare, Crafted, Set, and Unique Items receive 1 Socket.

Rescue on Mount Arreat (Ral Rune + Ort Rune + Tal Rune)

The objective of this Quest is to save 15 Barbarians from cages in the Frigid Highlands in Act 5. Qual-Kehk gifts the Runes required for Ancient's Pledge (Ral Rune + Ort Rune + Tal Rune). This is very strong for every Character in the early game. In Nightmare and Hell, this Quest is a fast way to acquire these specific Runes for Runewords and Horadric Cube recipes.

Prison of Ice (Character specific Rare Item)

In addition to the Resistances mentioned above, Anya gives you a Character specific Rare Item. The Item Level of this Rare Item = Character Level and can sometimes be a very strong upgrade for your Character. Especially Barbarians, and Druids can benefit from a lucky roll.


Summary

  • Complete all Important Quests, like Skills, Attribute, and Resistances on your Characters to increase their overall power, especially for Hardcore.
  • Utilize the Item related Quests rewards to your advantage. Be aware of the MASSIVE RNG factor behind Imbuing and the Anya item reward. In most cases, these rewards result in unusable items!
  • The Socket Quest is the most valuable Item related Quest reward, allowing you to target specific socketed Items for your early and end-game Runewords.

Credits

Written by Teo1904
Reviewed by MacroBioBoi


Changelog

Sep 21st 2022
Fixed formatting issues