Diablo 2 Endgame Options Guide
1. The Pandemonium Event (Ubers)
You gather keys to open portals to fight Uber Andariel, Uber Duriel & Uber Izual to obtain the Hellfire Torch. (Large Charm with x3 random class skills, +10-20 to All Resistances/Attributes and 5% ctc lvl 10 Firestorm on attack)
-You gather the keys by killing 3 Unique monsters in Hell: The Countess (A1), The Summoner (A2) & Nihlathak (A5). They will not be easy to kill, especially over and over because a Key dropping isn't guaranteed.
-You need 3 sets of keys to open all 3 portals in the same game. Put 1 of each Key in the horadric cube and open the portal in A5.
-Once you kill the 3 Ubers they will drop Diablo's Horn, Baal's Eye & Mephisto's Brain. Combine these in the cube to open Uber Tristram, which you will need to kill all 3 to obtain the Torch.
-You must open all Key portals in the same game otherwise you may re-open a previously completed portal and have to farm more keys.
-The Torch that drops is NOT guaranteed to be for your class. It is random.
Tips To Get A Torch:
-The easiest/fastest way to kill the Ubers is with a Smiter and get them the basic gear needed to beat them. Killing them solo with any other class or build will be next to impossible.
-You can also pay a Smiter to help you. Many people create Smiters specifically to run a business farming torches and getting paid to run for other people.
-If you can at least farm enough Key sets or find some High Runes, you can trade those for a low-mid Torch or an unidentified torch.
2. Racing / Reaching level 99
The level in this game is 99. But it takes hundreds of hours of farming experience in order to reach this level and many race for it at the start of each ladder to immortalize their player names on the boards. People also like to compete for 'world firsts' when it comes to killing Baal or other act bosses in all 3 difficulties.
-Where you farm XP matters A LOT, Here is the Experience Percent Per-Level Chart: https://diablo2.diablowiki.net/Guide:Di ... uide_v1.10
3. Diablo Clone Hunting (Dclone)
You sell Stone of Jordan's (1 for SP and ~70-120 for Battlenet) to summon Uber Diablo who drops the Annihilus small charm that has similar stats to the Hellfire Torch but with x1 to all skills and a bonus to experience gained of 5-10%.
-Sell your Soj to Malah in A5 and he should appear above the Frigid Highlands Way point
4. Holy Grail Farming
Simply finding every item in the game. This can literally take several years depending on your luck & frequency of play. Some items are so rare that its essentially winning the actual lottery when it drops for you. (tyraels might, mang-songs ext)
-You can separate your noble quest into 3 Grail-categories: The Runeword Grail, The Set Item Grail, and The Unique Item Grail. The Holy Grail is obtaining all three.
-Manual tracking: https://d2-holy-grail.herokuapp.com/
5. Magic Finding (MFing)
Also referred to as "MFing". Its the process of running the same bosses or areas over and over in an attempt to find more powerful items to deck out your main character and find good gear to start other classes and builds.
-Stack at least ~300. MF has significant diminishing returns after the first ~300 for everything but Magic items.
-MF Curve: https://diablo2.diablowiki.net/Magic_fi ... ng_returns
How to Hit 400 MF Fast & Cheap: forums/how-to-get-break-300-magic-find- ... 40037.html
-Note: Do not MF in public games. MF in Single Player, Private Games or with Close Friends only. Loot is FFA or "shared" in Diablo 2 and other players can see and pick up anything that drops!
-Refer to Item Finder: http://dropcalc.silospen.com/item.php for specific loot drops and odds in each area
6. Crafting & Gambling
You can spend hundreds of hours crafting or gambling various rare items to use for hundreds of possible build combinations since in D2 the "best" items in the game for certain slots are actually random rares, not the uniques (or "legendaries" in D3). Even beating high level runewords in some cases.
-Start gambling Daggers at lvl 11 for a chance at the Gull Dagger! (1:2000 chance)
Crafting list: https://d2.maxroll.gg/items/crafted-items
Gambling Calculator: https://d2.maxroll.gg/d2-drop-calculator#gamble=amu
7. Player VS Player (PVP)
WARNING: It is open world PVP online in D2 so any player can hostile you and attack you outside of town.
-Many players deck out lower level characters for low lvl duels as well. look for public games with "duel" or "pvp" in the name.
Tips to PVP:
-Make password protected games
-Level restrict your games so high lvl players cannot join. (low level PKers still exist)
-Play Single Player Mode (Characters in SP cannot be used or transferred to multiplayer)
8. Start Playing Hardcore (HC)
-You will have to change up your tactics significantly when playing HC since Death is permanent.
-Keep Scrolls of Town Portal in your Belt for quick 1-Key escapes
-You can also press Esc to Save & Exit if about to die (*cluck*)
Havelox's HC Fury Druid Guide