In Diablo 2 Resurrected, two of the early game bosses, Eldritch the Rectifier and Shenk the Overseer, are responsible for unlocking the end game for the majority of Diablo 2 builds. The fact that they are located close to a Waypoint, in addition to the fact that they have a high density of minions and low damage, makes them an extremely valuable resource for farming on less powerful builds. They do not need to teleport, and their immunity to the elements is typically limited to cold. Both of these bosses are even more valuable to farm on higher end builds with high Player Settings because the chance that their minions will drop High Runes is increased.
They can be found just to the north and south of the Waypoint in the Frigid Highlands, which can be found at the end of the first map outside of Harrogath, which is the Bloody Foothills. While traveling to the Waypoint, you come across Shenk the Overseer and can provoke Eldritch the Rectifier by running just a little bit past it.
Why bother with Eldritch and Shenk farming?
The closeness of this farming area to the Waypoint is the primary benefit offered by this location. The fact that both Super Uniques appear in the same place each time adds depth and variety to the game’s online component. In addition, because you are able to Save and Exit the game immediately after eliminating both packs, you will automatically load into Act 5 Harrogath when you join the next game. This places you in close proximity to the Waypoint and reduces the number of loading screens you experience.
Due to the high population of Minions, these areas are ideal for gaining experience, beginning in the early 1970s and continuing through the late 1980s.
Due to the fact that they are both Super Uniques, they always leave behind at least two items of a Magic quality.(Except in the case where they drop a Rune or a Gem.)This indicates that farming them on higher Player Settings is not required in order for you to obtain the maximum benefit from your Magic Find. Their minions have a greater chance of dropping valuable Diablo 2 items, such as High Runes and good Bases for Runewords, when spawned on higher Player Settings. These items include Runewords and High Runes.
Both monsters have natural resistance to cold damage, and depending on the random affixes they receive, they might also develop resistance to one other type of damage. They are typically killed by any other type of damage, and builds that have at least two types of damage are always capable of killing them. They cannot have immunity to the effects of magic.
Because of their high Monster Level and the fact that they have the third-highest Treasure Class (TC), they have a chance to drop almost every useful item in the game, and even the Zod Rune if they are particularly powerful. The following are some examples of the various things that can be found in Hell. Check out our drop calculator to see all of the different drops that are possible.
Where can I search for Eldritch and Shenk?
In the Icy Highlands can be found Eldritch.
In the Frigid Highlands, just to the north of the Waypoint is where you’ll find Eldritch the Rectifier. When you first load into the area, the distance is approximately one-tenth of a screen height above you. Usually, he is close enough that you can attack his pack without luring any other monsters into range.
Shenk, located in the Bloody Foothills.
The location of Shenk the Overseer in the Frigid Highlands can be found to the south east of the Waypoint. In a strict sense, he has reached the summit of the Bloody Foothills. It is shown that he will spawn in the center of the landing zone with a significant number of minions surrounding him.(They will not receive the normal bonuses granted to Minion players.)
Hints and Suggestions
The Sequence of Death for Shenk
A catapult barrage that is centered on Shenk’s body is set off when he is killed, setting off a sequence that is triggered. Because this sequence kills every monster in the area, any loot they were carrying will now be dropped. There is a possibility that the mobs in the area will drop useful Bases and Runes, despite the fact that your Magic Find does not influence these drops. Before moving on, you need to double check what’s on the screen.
High Damage Output Monsters Shenk the Overseer is frequently surrounded by highly dangerous groups of ranged and quick-moving monsters that are capable of dealing a significant amount of damage to characters who are not adequately geared.
If you are unable to deal with the Burning Archers, Hellcats, Raptors, or Quill Rats that may spawn in his Area, you should probably make a Save and then leave if possible.
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Every Character has a number of different Builds that they can use to farm Eldritch and Shenk resources. Here is a rundown of the best possible build to quickly dispatch both bosses. Note: With the exception of Builds that deal cold damage, every other type of character can farm these packs with reasonable ease.
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Because the damage done by her Lightning Fury increases in proportion to the number of enemies, both of these boss packs can be eliminated very quickly. The primary dangers that would normally appear in close proximity to Hardcore and lower-power Characters are removed from the area when they cast Slow Missiles.
Sentry – Assassin of the Lightning Bolt
It is possible for this Assassin to hide behind her Lightning Sentry traps and attack both boss packs while remaining hidden from view. This build really shines thanks to the combination of Death Sentry, which can quickly eliminate an entire pack of enemies, and Cloak of Shadows, which makes the character virtually invisible to any other dangerous mobs.
Barbarian – Berserk
The primary objective of this build is to defeat the final boss of each pack and then use Find Item on Eldritch.(Shenk does not leave behind a body for anyone to hunt down.)When you reach a certain gear level, not only does Berserk begin one-shotting, but it also uses Howl to clear out the trash minions. Due to the fact that you do not kill the minions in any way, this build can only be used for farming on the Players 1 setting.
Druid – Tornado Hurricane
Even with lower power builds, the Tornado’s damage output is sufficient to quickly eliminate both boss packs when playing on the Players 1 Setting. Even on the most difficult difficulties, you should feel comfortable bringing this build into this area because of the protection provided by Cyclone Armor and Summon Grizzly.
Bone Spear Necromancer The Bone Spear Necromancer is equipped with three incredible tools that make farming these bosses as simple as it can possibly be.
The damage that is dealt by the Bone Spear is of the magical variety, which neither pack can ever be immune to. Bone Prison has complete control over every monster that is currently visible on the screen, and it also draws additional monsters toward you as a result of aggroing more monsters that are not currently visible. And as a final note, the Corpse Explosion will destroy everything within its range after a certain number of monsters have been eliminated.
Blessed Hammer is your weapon, Paladin.
This build employs Magic Damage and provides an exceptionally high chance of survival thanks to its combination of Holy Shield and Max Block Chance. Even on more difficult Player Settings, Blessed Hammer is an absolute destruction machine.
The Sorceress Who Controls Lightning
Because the Lightning Sorc has the quickest Faster Cast Rate Breakpoint and deals massive damage to a single target with Lightning, it is able to completely eradicate these boss packs when using Player 1 Settings. Her use of Energy Shield helps to keep her safe even if an attacker gets close enough to her to use melee combat.
Farming here is not recommended for Cold Sorceresses because both of the Bosses are Immune to Cold. Check out the Mephisto Farming Guide, which contains information regarding the most effective places to farm on those builds.
Both Eldritch and Shenk can be reached without too much difficulty from the same Waypoint. The two should be farmed together because this is the most productive way to target farm in these areas.
Both of the bosses have access to the third-highest Treasure Class, and both of them are of a high enough level to give valuable experience well into the late 80s.
They are naturally resistant to the effects of cold, and only very rarely are they resistant to any other types of damage.
Any character build is capable of efficiently farming these targets, unless they only have access to the Cold Damage ability, in which case they are unable to do so. You should farm here to generate wealth if you are having trouble finding gear (like Enigma), as this location has a lot of it!
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