One of the rarest Uber Unique items you can get in Diablo 4 is the all-powerful Harlequin Crest, otherwise known to fans as the Shako.

As with all other Unique Items in the game, the Harlequin Crest comes with some powerful bonuses and an awe-inspiring effect.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4, including what it does and how best to get your hands on it.

What is the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4?

The Harlequin Crest is a powerful Unique Helm that has the unique effect of reducing incoming damage significantly and adding a hefty buff to all of your skills.

The Helm (also known as the Shako) has appeared in previous iterations of Diablo and is perhaps at its most powerful in Diablo 4. Players will definitely want to get their hands on the Harlequin Crest.

Here are all of the Helm’s affixes and effects:

Harlequin Crest Unique Helm item description against a blurred image of combat in Diablo 4
  • Harlequin Crest Affixes:
    • +Maximum Life
    • +Resource Generation
    • +All Stats
    • +Cooldown Reduction
  • Harlequin Crest Unique Effect:
    • Gain [10-20]% Damage Reduction. In addition, gain +4 Ranks to all Skills

The Harlequin Crest’s biggest appeal is its flat +4 boost to all of your skills. This has the potential to make you incredibly powerful and frees up a significant portion of your skill tree.

Consequently, the Shako gives you the chance to mix and match your build as you see fit, allowing you to spend points in areas you could not previously. It’s a game-changer.

In addition to this, the Harlequin Crest gives a sizable buff to your max life and overall damage reduction. This is particularly useful for less tanky classes out there, such as the Sorcerer or Rogue. What’s great is that all classes can use and benefit from the Harlequin Crest.

How to Get the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4

To get Harlequin Crest you must be at least level 85+ and in World Tier 4 (Torment Difficulty) for the item to be able to drop.

To unlock World Tier 4, you must first complete the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon in the Dry Steppes Region while playing in World Tier 3.

In order to unlock World Tier 3, you need to complete the campaign and complete the Capstone Dungeon at the Cathedral of Light.

As with all other loot in the game, grinding for one of six Uber Unique Items is no different. The only way to get your hands on the Harlequin Crest is to play through the game and hope to the RNG Gods that it will drop. Provided you’re playing in World Tier 4, of course.

Fighting a large monster in a dungeon in Diablo 4

Here are some ways to increase your chances of getting higher-tier loot:

  • Complete Helltides
  • Defeat World Bosses
  • Complete Whispers of the Dead requests
  • Complete Dungeons and Nightmare Dungeons
  • Complete Strongholds
  • Defeat Elite enemies
  • Open reward chests

Clearly, you’ll have your work cut out for you before you can get your hands on the Harlequin Crest.

As one of the most powerful and sought-after items in the game, all of that effort may just be worth it in the end.