The rarest items in Diablo 4 are real, and one such drop has been confirmed by Blizzard. Since launch, players looking to perfect their Diablo 4 builds have become increasingly convinced that the Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest, or Shako, and a sword called The Grandfather might actually not be in the RPG game yet, because they seemed too elusive. However, they do exist, and now one player has managed to track one down.
The Harlequin Crest has been touted as perhaps the best Diablo 4 unique item in the game since it was first revealed prior to launch. The helm, which you’ll sometimes hear players refer to as ‘Shako’ (a nod to the item’s equivalent in Diablo 2), gives a heavy chunk of damage reduction, but more crucially also awards four additional ranks to all your skills, an astonishing power boost regardless of your build.
Alongside it is The Grandfather, a unique two-handed sword that promises to be essential to crafting the best Barbarian build thanks to its huge 60-100% increased critical strike damage and the ability for its other properties to roll higher than their normally allowed values. The pair have been entirely absent despite numerous players grinding past the Diablo 4 max level cap, leading some to wonder if they were actually in the game at all yet.
Now we have confirmation. “They are in the game,” lead designer for Diablo 4 classes Adam Jackson reports, “They’re intended to be that rare.” I suppose for items that are almost unquestionably best-in-slot once you get them, having them be incredibly elusive does make for a fun chase.
It appears a catch has been made, too. A low-quality photo of a druid wearing the Harlequin Crest has appeared online courtesy of a Korean player, in a manner that’s almost tooRead more on pcgamesn.com