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 Unique Effect.

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

How to Get the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4

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

Additionally, you can target farm for the Harlequin Crest by summoning and defeating the Echo of Duriel in Diablo 4 Season 2. Duriel is the only endgame boss to have Uber Uniques in his loot table in Diablo 4.

Fighting and defeating Duriel is the most reliable way to get the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4, though you have to meet a few requirements first.

Echo of Duriel in Diablo 4 Season 2 Season of Blood

How to Get Harlequin Crest from Duriel in Diablo 4

To get the Harlequin Crest from Duriel in Diablo 4, you need to summon him in the Gaping Crevasse dungeon and defeat him while playing in World Tier 4. After defeating him, the Harlequin Crest has a chance to drop as loot.

Taking on Duriel is the only way to target farm for Uber Unique items in Diablo 4. It’s the best way to get the Harlequin Crest when compared with any other method.

To summon Duriel, you need to do the following:

  • Deposit Mucus-Slick Eggs and Shards of Agony in the Pestilent Altar in the Gaping Cravasse dungeon to summon the Echo of Duriel
    • You will need:
      • 2 Mucus-Slick Eggs
      • 2 Shards of Agony
  • Defeat the Echo of Varshan in World Tier 4 to obtain Mucus-Slick Eggs
  • Defeat Grigoire, The Galvanic Saint in World Tier 4 to obtain Shards of Agony
Close-up Mucus-Slick Egg and Shards of Agony in inventory screen in Diablo 4
Credit: Sliver of Time

After Duriel is defeated, there is a chance that he will drop the Harlequin Crest.

For more details, be sure to check out our guide on how to summon and defeat Duriel!

How to Get Harlequin Crest As Loot in Diablo 4

To get the Harlequin Crest as loot in Diablo 4, you must be playing in World Tier 4 and be at least level 85+ for it 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.

As with all other loot in the game, grinding for one of seven Uber Unique items is no different. You have 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:

  • Defeat Duriel in World Tier 4
  • Take part in Helltides and open Tortured Gifts Chests (particularly Tortured Gifts of Mystery and Living Steel)
  • 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.

What is the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4?

The Harlequin Crest is a powerful Uber 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.

For more on Uniques, check out our guide on how to summon all endgame bosses to farm for Unique and Uber Unique items.

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