How To Get The Harlequin Crest Shako Unique In Diablo IV

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  • What Is The Harlequin Crest?
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Diablo 4‘s Unique items are some of the rarest pieces of equipment in the game, but provide equally as powerful effects. While not every Unique will work in every build, the ones that do synergize together grant tons of additional power and interesting effects to play around with.


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Returning from Diablo 2, the Harlequin Crest is an Uber Unique; that is, one of the seven rarest Uniques in the game. The Harlequin Crest (sometimes referred to as the Shako) provides an extremely powerful effect that can work in almost any build. Below, we’ll take a look at what the Harlequin Crest does and how to get it.


What Is The Harlequin Crest?

Information on the Harlequin Crest helm from Diablo 4

The Harlequin Crest is a Unique Helm that has the following effect:

Gain [10-20]% Damage Reduction. In addition, gain +4 Ranks to all Skills.

The Harlequin Crest increases the rank of every single Skill in your Skill tree by four. This only includes Skills, so it doesn’t increase the rank of passive effects or enhancing skills. However, this means that every Skill that you use for your build will be four ranks stronger, and can even free up Skill Points to use elsewhere for Skills you don’t invest in as much.

In addition, the Harlequin Crest rolls with some great defensive and utility stats like Maximum Health, Resource Generation, and Cooldown Reduction. When combined with the Unique effect of this item, it’s no wonder why this is one of the strongest and most sought-after Helms in the game.

How To Get The Harlequin Crest

charnel house dungeon entrance

The Harlequin Crest can only drop from level 85 or higher enemies, which can only appear in World Tier 4. To unlock World Tier 4, you’ll need to complete the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon in World Tier 3, then switch your difficulty at the World Tier Statue in Kyovashad or the main menu.

Once you’re in World Tier 4, getting the Harlequin Crest basically comes down to luck. As an Uber Unique, the Harlequin Crest has an extremely low drop rate; only a few people in the entire world have gotten one.

Still, if you want to give it a shot, there are a few methods you can employ to increase your chances. Cannibals and Cultist enemies have a higher chance to drop Helms than other types of items, so these will provide a slight edge when rolling for the Harlequin Crest.

The Charnel House Dungeon has an abundance of Cultist enemies, making this one of the best Nightmare Dungeons to farm for the Harlequin Crest. Other than that, Helltide events, other Nightmare Dungeons, and World Bosses are all decent options.

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