How to get the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4 & what it does

How to get the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4 & what it does
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Hritwik Raj


9th Apr 2024 15:00

The Harlequin Crest, aka Shako, is one of the six rarest Unique rarity items in Diablo 4 that provides massive buffs to your skills and stats, making it a highly sought-after item.

As good as the equipment is, the chance of obtaining the Harlequin Crest in the game is less than 1% and many players don't even know about it and what it does. To make things easier, this guide features everything you need to know including the stats and bonuses it offers. 

How to get the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4

Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest stats
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In Diablo 4, you can get the Harlequin Crest by farming elite enemies, world bosses and regular bosses, events, Nightmare Dungeons, and reward chests at World Tier 4.

To get the Unique Helm, you must be Level 85 or more. As confirmed by Adam Jackson, the lead class designer for Diablo 4, it drops only when the enemy is Level 85 or above. 

Since the drop rate for the Harlequin Crest is meagre and depends on your RNG, I recommend you keep doing every activity that drops Uniques once the enemies in your game world are at least Level 85 or more. 

Currently, there's no method of improving the drop rate, nor is there any defined activity that guarantees the drop for the item.

If you're below Level 85, you can join another player and farm the Harlequin Crest in their world. Whenever I make a new character, I always get the help of my friend, whose character is at Level 100.

Yes, I die with a single hit from enemies, but whoever's hosting can farm the enemies and events for you. Doing so lets you increase your level quickly and farm rare items like the Harlequin Crest.

Why you should use the Harlequin Crest

The Harlequin Crest is one of the best, if not the best, Helm for any class in Diablo 4 as it gives you +4 Ranks to all skills and +25 to all stats. Moreover, it also comes with the basic stats like:

  • Armor 
  • Cooldown Reduction 
  • Resource Generation 
  • Maximum Life
  • Damage Reduction

The increase in stats and ranks for all skills significantly improves your DPS and, if used correctly in a build, allows you to take out bosses in a few hits. 

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That concludes our guide on how to get the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4 and what it does. While you're here, check out how to get Tibault's Will and where to get Scattered Prism.

Hritwik Raj
About the author
Hritwik Raj
Hritwik has been writing about video games, manga, and anime for more than 8 years. Some of his favourite games include The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, Apex Legends, Genshin Impact, and the Souls series.
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