How to get Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4: Affixes, unique effects, more

Stephanie Zucarelli
Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest (Shako)

Also known as the Shako, the Harlequin Crest is an Uber Unique in Diablo 4. Here’s where you can get this item in the game along with how you can use it effectively with your builds.

In Diablo 4, Uber Uniques are the most sought-after items in the game. Their drop rates are very low but the buffs they offer can increase the efficiency of your build to a great extent.

The Harlequin Crest is an Uber Unique in Diablo 4 that all five classes can use irrespective of the build that they’re on.

So here’s how you can get the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4.

How to get Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4

Just like every other Uber Unique in the game, the best way to get the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4 is by farming the Duriel encounter on World Tier 4.

Alternatively, you can also get this item by farming Level 85+ monsters in different activities in World Tier 4, including Legion Events and Nightmare Dungeons. However, keep in mind that the drop rates are extremely low, so you’ll have better luck farming Uber Duriel multiple times.

Some players also believe that some monsters have a better chance to drop this unique item, such as Cultists and Cannibals. Here’s where you can find them on Sanctuary’s map:

  • Earthen Wound
  • Serpent’s Lair
  • Shadowed Plunge
  • Conclave
  • Cultist Refuge

You can also craft this item by using the Resplendent Sparks that you get by dismantling other Uniques that you don’t need.

Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest explained

The Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4 is a Unique helm that can be used by all classes. This Uber Unique comes with an effect which is as follows: “Gain (10.0-20.0)% Damage Reduction. In addition, gain +4 Ranks to all Skills.

Harlequin Crest stats in Diablo 4
The Shako passively grants a lot of buffs to any character.

Unlike most of the Uniques in Diablo 4, you don’t need to trigger any additional status effects to get the benefits of the item. The effect activates the moment you equip it onto your character.

Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest (Shako) buffs

The Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4 drops with the following affixes:

  • Affix 1: Bonus Maximum Life
  • Affix 2: Cooldown Reduction
  • Affix 3: Resource Generation
  • Affix 4: Additional score to all stats

For an ARPG like Diablo 4, the more life you have the better it is, because it means you don’t need to keep on consuming health potions frequently.

It’ll also reduce the time between two skill uses and will buff the regeneration rate for your Primary Resource. Finally, you’ll get bonus scores for all the six main character stats, which in turn will boost the overall power of your character.

Harlequin Crest lore in Diablo 4

The Harlequin Crest was first introduced in Diablo 1, and has been a recurring item in the franchise. It gained the name Shako in Diablo 2 because it was a unique variant of an armor piece that was called the Shako.

Throughout all the games in the franchise, the Shako has been one of the most sought-after items primarily because of the bonuses that it confers to every build in Diablo 4.

And that’s everything you need to know about the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4. For more Diablo 4 content, be sure to check out these guides below:

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