No matter what class or what build you play in Diablo 2 Resurrected: one item is always needed, the Hellfire Torch. However, this is difficult to obtain. MeinMMO explains what makes them so strong and how you can get them.
What is this item?
The Hellfire Torch is an extremely popular item in Diablo 2. Considered one of the best items out there, it empowers each of the game's 7 classes. However, the prerequisite is level 75.
As a "spell" you don't even have to put it on. It is enough if you have it in your inventory to benefit from the powerful effects of the torch. It is cynically mentioned among players as one of the items that you absolutely need for your builds (via reddit.com).
What makes the torch so powerful? The torch gives you a strong bonus to stats and resistances as well as access to the Hydra spell (level 30, 10 charges). However, what makes it particularly powerful is its 5% chance to trigger Firestorm (level 10) on attack.
This ability is not available to any class and belongs to the final boss of the base game: Diablo. That's how strong she is. In addition to these effects, the torch is one of the so-called +Skill items that are particularly valuable.
It increases the level of skills by +3. The selection is random and does not necessarily have to correspond to the class you are currently playing. Therefore, the strongest torch is the one that matches your class.
Either way, the torch is a must for any build if you want to get the absolute maximum out of your class. But to get them, you have to complete a long and arduous quest.
Get Hellfire Torch – Here's how
How do I get the torch? In order to get the Hellfire Torch, you must complete the “Pandemonium Event”. At the end there is the fight against the so-called over-bosses, which are used as a benchmark even by speed runners.
First of all you have to reach the difficulty level "Hell". So it doesn't work in the first run. Here you have to farm keys, 3 copies each of 3 different keys:
Key of Terror from the Countess in Act 1, Blackmoore, Forgotten Tower level 5
Key of Hate from the Necromancer in Act 2, Secret Sanctuary
Key of Destruction from Nihlathak in Act 5, Halls of Pain, Halls of Vaught
The drop chance is quite small. Play in a team to increase the chance of a key.
You must assemble 3 of these keys in the Horadric Cube while you are in Harrogath (Act 5) on the Hell difficulty level. This opens portals where you can find the over-bosses.
How do I complete the event?
You should open all 3 portals in the same game as the selection is random. This is how you guarantee to get to all 3 required areas:
Matron's Cave: This is where you'll find Lilith (or: Uber-Andariel). You need Diablo's Horn from her.
Forgotten Sands: This is where you'll find Uber Duriel. From him you need Baal's eye.
Furnace of Agony: Here you will find Uber Izual. You need Mephisto's brain from him.
The bosses are a big challenge. The best way to learn their patterns and skills is from their "normal" versions. Once you have found the 3 organs, you have to put them back together in the cube. This will open a portal to Uber-Tristram. In the center of the city, Uber-Baal, Uber-Mephisto and Pandemonium-Diablo await.
You have to defeat these 3 bosses at the same time. They are the biggest challenge in the game, so prepare well. The Hellfire Torch beckons as a reward.
Hellfire Torch – Mandatory for any build
No matter what class you play or what build you're looking at, every guide will recommend Hellfire Torch if you want to get the most out of your class.
The crux of the torch, however, is that once you get it, you probably don't really need it anymore. Because you won't face many more challenges – apart from farming even more.