Important Optional Quests in Diablo 2 Resurrected

Important Quests:

This is a quick list of optional but very important quests in Diablo 2 Resurrected! Even though these quests are not required to complete the game, they are absolutely worth going back and completing in each difficulty to get their rewards. These quests give a combined 12 skill points, 60hp, 30 to all resistance, 15 stat points and more! I can’t recommend doing these quests enough!

Den of Evil

1 skill point [Act 1]

Tools of the Trade

1 item imbue [Act 1]

Radament’s Lair

1 skill point [Act 2]

The Golden Bird

20 Hitpoints [Act 3]

Lam Esen’s Tome

5 stat points [Act 3]

The Fallen Angel

2 skill points [Act 4]

Hell’s Forge

gems and runes [Act 4]

Siege on Harrogath

1 item socketed [Act 5]

Prison of Ice

10 All Resistances and unlocks the ability to kill Pindleskin [Act 5]

How many skill points can quests give you in Diablo II?

Quests can give you a total of 12 skill points

Which quests give you skill points in diablo 2?

The quests Den of Evil, Radament’s Lair and The Fallen Angel give skill points in Diablo 2 Resurrected.

Which Diablo 2 quest gives resistances?

The quest Prison of Ice gives bonuses to your resistances in Diablo 2 Resurrected.

Diablo 2 Resurrected – Tips and Tricks

Maybe you will find some of these tips and tricks helpful! These range from the ability to toggle always show items to swapping between resurrected and legacy mode! Legacy mode is super cool!! Some of these tips are from my days of playing Diablo 2 and others are entirely new D2R features!

Diablo 2 Resurrected – Tips and Tricks

Auto Gold Pickup

Keep gold in your stash

Gambling refresh button

Always show items

Show health and mana text

Stamina potions

Tomes of Town Portal & Identity

Belt Tricks!

Mercenary overview

Legacy mode

Wrap up & bugs

Diablo 2 Leveling Guide – power leveling

This guide walks you through leveling a character quickly in Diablo 2! Generally, this path is followed by a group instead of being solo. You can solo level in these areas but I highly recommend making public games. Having other players in the game increases experience gain significantly. These areas are exactly the same in Diablo 2 and Diablo II Resurrected, so this power leveling path will work exactly the same for either version of the game!

Power Leveling Steps

Leveling Areas

  1. Level 1-15 Tristram

    Clear Tristram over and over. The fastest way is to either join or host your own public game. More players give you more experience, so shoot for a full game. To host your own game, you have to save Cain.

  2. Level 15-24 Tombs

    Clear Tal Rasha’s Tomb over and over. The fastest way again is to join or host your own public game. Once you can access the tome, you can create your own game, no additional quest is required.

  3. Level 24 Ancients – Normal Difficulty

    At this point you need to kill your normal Ancients to complete the Right of Passage quest. This will allow you to access Baal’s throne room for the best experience.

  4. Level 25-40 Baal or Chaos Sanctuary

    Once you hit 25 you will have a few options. You can now level in either the Chaos Sanctuary or by doing Baal runs. Chaos runs seem to give a little bit more loot, so if your drops have been lacking, I would recommend that.

  5. Level 40 Ancients – Nightmare Difficulty

    It’s time to kill your Nightmare Ancients for Right of Passage! Ideally, you should find a nightmare rush and also enlist help killing your Ancients. This will speed the process up a ton!

  6. Level 41-60 – Baal or Chaos Sanctuary (Nightmare)

    After obtaining level 41 and entering Nightmare mode it’s time to start doing Chaos or Baal runs. Both of these will require either a nightmare rush or playing through nightmare mode.

  7. Level 60 Ancients – Hell Difficulty

    After hitting level 60 it is time to get a rush in hell difficulty from Act 1 to Act 5. You will need help killing your ancients as well. They can be pretty tough in Hell difficulty.

  8. Level 61-99 Baal or Chaos Sanctuary (Hell)

    At this point you can start doing Chaos runs as soon as you get to act 4. This is really good experience and a nice way to find some valuable items. Once you complete Right of Passage you can begin doing Baal runs. Baal runs are going to give you the fastest exp/hr but Chaos is worth doing due to the drops.

That’s about it for this leveling guide! Hopefully this gets you into the 90’s without a problem. Experience really slows down after level 90. Enjoy the grind and I’ll hopefully see you in game!

Diablo 2 Installation Guide

Today we are going to be installing Diablo 2 in 2021! This process should be really quick and easy but Blizzard has definitely made it complicated. With this guide though, you will be playing Diablo 2 on Windows 10 in no time at all!

Installation Guide

Time needed: 30 minutes.

Lets walk through the steps to install Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction.

  1. Purchase the game if you don’t own it already.

    If you don’t already own the game head over to and purchase the game. You need to click Games and then Diablo II: Resurrected. On the Resurrected page you can find the Diablo 2 & Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction for around $10 each.

  2. Download the Installers

    Head over to and click Games & Subscriptions. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find Classic Games. Here you will see your CD Keys as well as links to download both of the installers. Download both installers and continue to the next step.

  3. Install Diablo 2

    Next we need to click on the Diablo 2 installer that we downloaded. Once it opens up, you will need to put in your name and license key to continue. After that it should download and install just fine. There are some javascript errors that will pop up but those can be ignored.

  4. Install Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction

    Once you have Diablo 2 installed, it’s time to install the expansion. Close out the Diablo 2 installer after it has finished and open up the Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction installer. A popup will appear asking for your Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction CD Key. Once you fill that in and continue, the install should be pretty quick.

  5. Play the game!

    Once the Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction installer finishes, you should be able to just open “Diablo II.exe”. I hope this guide was helpful and I really hope you have a good time playing Diablo 2!


Can you install Diablo 2 through the Battle.Net Launcher?

Currently you cannot install Diablo 2 using the Battle.Net Launcher.

Where can I download Diablo 2?

You will need to use Blizzard’s https://Battle.Net website to download Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction.

How much does Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction cost?

Currently, both Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction cost around $10 each.

Can you install Diablo 2 on Windows 10

Yes! Diablo 2 can easily be installed on windows 10

Do you need Diablo 2 to play Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction

Yes, you need Diablo 2 installed to install the Lord of Destruction expansion.

Diablo 2 Horadric Cube Recipes

Upgrade Runes

The Horadric Cube can be used to upgrade runes! If you have, 3 Tir runes, you can place them into your Horadric Cube and click transmute. After your transmutation is complete, you will have 1 Nef rune in your Horadric Cube.

This can be very useful when you are only missing a specific rune.

Low Tier Runes

Low runes are very common drops and are used in many Runeword recipes.

  • Eld = 3 EL
  • Tir = 3 Eld
  • Nef = 3 Tir
  • Eth = 3 Nef
  • Tal = 3 Ith
  • Ral = 3 Tal
  • Ort = 3 Ral
  • Thul = 3 Ort
  • Amn = 3 Thul + Chipped Topaz
  • Sol = 3 Amn + Chipped Amethyst
  • Shael = 3 Sol + Chipped Sapphire
  • Dol = 3 Shael + Chipped Ruby

Mid Tier Runes

These runes drop less frequently than low runes but are used in many powerful Runewords.

  • Hel = 3 Dol + Chipped Emerald
  • Lum = 3 IO + Flawed Topaz
  • Ko = 3 Lum + Flawed Amethyst
  • Fal = 3 Ko + Flawed Sapphire
  • Lem = 3 Fal + Flawed Ruby
  • Pul = 3 Lem + Flawed Emerald
  • Um = 3 Pul + Flawed Diamond

High Tier Runes

These are very rare runes that only drop in hell difficulty. These runes are used to complete the most powerful Runewords in the game!

  • Mal = 2 Um + Topaz
  • Ist = 2 Mal + Amethyst
  • Gul = 2 Ist + Sapphire
  • Vex = 2 Gul + Ruby
  • Ohm = 2 Vex + Emerald
  • Lo = 2x Ohm + Diamond
  • Sur = 2 Lo + Flawless Topaz
  • Ber = 2 Sur + Flawless Amethyst
  • Jah = 2 Ber + Flawless Sapphhire
  • Cham = 2 Jah + Flawless Ruby
  • Zod = 2 Cham + Flawless Emerald

Secret Cow Level

The Secret Cow Level, which can also be known as the Moo Moo Farm, is a hidden level in Diablo II. To access the Secret Cow Level, you will need to create a portal in town using the following Horadric Cube recipe.

Secret Cow Level = Wirt’s Leg + Tome of Town Portal

Wirt’s Leg will have to be picked up from Tristram by clicking on Wirt’s body.

Potion Recipes

The following recipes can be used for any quality potion. You can also use any type of gem, skulls are included.

  • Small Rejuvenation Potion = Health Potion x3 + Mana Potion x3 + any chipped gem
  • Full Rejuvenation Potion = Health Potion x3 + Mana Potion x3 + any normal quality gem 
  • Full Rejuvenation Potion = 3x Small Rejuvenation Potion

These potion recipes are super useful when starting out and later on to keep a good supply of full rejuvenation pots!

Reset Talent Points

  • Token of Absolution = Essence of Suffering + Essence of Hatred + Essence of Terror + Essence of Destruction

Once you create the Token of Absolution it can be used to reset your stat points.

The essences are obtained from the following bosses in Hell difficulty:

  • Andariel and Duriel – Essence of Suffering
  • Mephisto – Essence of Hatred
  • Diablo – Essence of Terror
  • Baal – Essence of Destruction

Uber Tristram (Pandemonium Event)

The following recipe has to be crafted on Hell difficulty in Harrogath, which is the town in act 5.

  • Portal to either Matron’s Den, Furnace of Pain, or Forgotten Sands = Key of Terror + Key of Hate + Key of Destruction

The portals will be random but if you open 3 portals in the same game, you will get one of each. Once you have gotten all 3 items you can open the portal to Uber Tristram

  • Uber Tristram portal = Baal’s Eye + Diablo’s Horn + Mephisto’s Brain

Diablo 2 Runes

ElWeapons: +50 To Attack Rating, +1 to Light Radius
Armor: +15 Defense, +1 to Light Radius
Helms: +15 Defense, +1 to Light Radius
Shields: +15 Defense, +1 to Light Radius
EldWeapons: +75% Damage To Undead, +50 Attack Rating Against Undead
Armor: 15% Slower Stamina Drain
Helms: 15% Slower Stamina Drain
Shields: 7% Increased Chance of Blocking
TirWeapons: +2 To Mana After Each Kill
Armor: +2 To Mana After Each Kill
Helms: +2 To Mana After Each Kill
Shields: +2 To Mana After Each Kill
NefWeapons: Knockback
Armor: +30 Defense Vs. Missile
Helms: +30 Defense Vs. Missile
Shields: +30 Defense Vs. Missile
EthWeapons: -25% To Target Defense
Armor: Regenerate Mana 15%
Helms: Regenerate Mana 15%
Shields: Regenerate Mana 15%
IthWeapons: +9 To Maximum Damage
Armor: 15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
Helms: 15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
Shields: 15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
TalWeapons: +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
Armor: Poison Resist 30%
Helms: Poison Resist 30%
Shields: Poison Resist 35%
RalWeapons: Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
Armor: Fire Resist 30%
Helms: Fire Resist 30%
Shields: Fire Resist 35%
OrtWeapons: Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
Armor: Fire Resist 30%
Helms: Fire Resist 30%
Shields: Fire Resist 35%
ThulWeapons: Adds 3-14 Cold Damage – 3 Second Duration
Armor: Cold Resist 30%
Helms: Cold Resist 30%
Shields: Cold Resist 35%
AmnWeapons: 7% Life Stolen Per Hit
Armor: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Helms: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Shields: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
SolWeapons: +9 To Minimum Damage
Armor: Damage Reduced By 7
Helms: Damage Reduced By 7
Shields: Damage Reduced By 7
ShaelWeapons: 20% Increased Attack Speed
Armor: 20% Faster Hit Recovery
Helms: 20% Faster Hit Recovery
Shields: 20% Faster Block Rate
DolWeapons: Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
Armor: Replenish Life +7
Helms: Replenish Life +7
Shields: Replenish Life +7
HelWeapons: Requirements -20%
Armor: Requirements -15%
Helms: Requirements -15%
Shields: Requirements -15%
IoWeapons: +10 To Vitality
Armor: +10 To Vitality
Helms: +10 To Vitality
Shields: +10 To Vitality
LumWeapons: +10 To Energy
Armor: +10 To Energy
Helms: +10 To Energy
Shields: +10 To Energy
KoWeapons: +10 To Dexterity
Armor: +10 To Dexterity
Helms: +10 To Dexterity
Shields: +10 To Dexterity
FalWeapons: +10 To Strength
Armor: +10 To Strength
Helms: +10 To Strength
Shields: +10 To Strength
LemWeapons: 75% Extra Gold From Monsters
Armor: 50% Extra Gold From Monsters
Helms: 50% Extra Gold From Monsters
Shields: 50% Extra Gold From Monsters
PulWeapons: +75% Damage To Demons, +100 Attack Rating Against Demons
Armor: +30% Enhanced Defense
Helms: +30% Enhanced Defense
Shields: +30% Enhanced Defense
UmWeapons: 25% Chance of Open Wounds
Armor: All Resistances +15
Helms: All Resistances +15
Shields: All Resistances +22
MalWeapons: Prevent Monster Heal
Armor: Magic Damage Reduced By 7
Helms: Magic Damage Reduced By 7
Shields: Magic Damage Reduced By 7
IstWeapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Helms: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
GulWeapons: 20% Bonus To Attack Rating
Armor: 5% To Maximum Poison Resist
Helms: 5% To Maximum Poison Resist
Shields: 5% To Maximum Poison Resist
VexWeapons: 7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
Armor: 5% To Maximum Fire Resist
Helms: 5% To Maximum Fire Resist
Shields: 5% To Maximum Fire Resist
OhmWeapons: +50% Enhanced Damage
Armor: 5% To Maximum Cold Resist
Helms: 5% To Maximum Cold Resist
Shields: 5% To Maximum Cold Resist
LoWeapons: 20% Deadly Strike
Armor: 5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
Helms: 5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
Shields: 5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
SurWeapons: Hit Blinds Target
Armor: Maximum Mana 5%
Helms: Maximum Mana 5%
Shields: +50 To Mana
BerWeapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Helms: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%
JahWeapons: Ignore Target’s Defense
Armor: Increase Maximum Life 5%
Helms: Increase Maximum Life 5%
Shields: +50 Life
ChamWeapons: Freeze Target +3
Armor: Cannot Be Frozen
Helms: Cannot Be Frozen
Shields: Cannot Be Frozen
ZodWeapons: Indestructible
Armor: Indestructible
Helms: Indestructible
Shields: Indestructible