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Where to find the Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest

Obtaining perhaps the best helm in the game, the D4 Harlequin Crest, requires a lot of luck, so you'll need to follow these steps to get it to drop.

Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest: a hooded Inarius holding a sword is surrounded by skulls.

How do you get the Harlequin Crest in Diablo 4? The Harlequin Crest is a unique helm in Diablo 4. It’s one of the more desirable in the game as it’s usable across every class. Its bonus gives you significant damage reduction for any hits you take and an additional four ranks to every skill. Suddenly, the entire skill tree is at your disposal, enabling otherwise impossible builds the chance to flourish.

However, finding the D4 Harlequin Crest is no simple task. After all, it’s a unique item, the highest of all the Diablo 4 rarity levels. If you want this highly coveted helm, you’ll first need the best Diablo 4 builds for exploring endgame dungeons with your chosen pick of the five Diablo 4 classes. Even then, it won’t be easy, and you may have many fruitless hours before you can claim your prize.

Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest: two sorceresses are trying to see through some smoke.

Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest location

To find the Harlequin Crest, your character needs to be level 85 or over. It’ll then appear as a random drop or inside a chest in World Tier Four: Torment. You need to tackle endgame content such as Helltide events and Nightmare Dungeons to have the best chance of finding them. The odds of finding one are less than 1%.

This was confirmed in a tweet from Adam Jackson, the lead class designer of Diablo 4, who listed the Harlequin Crest among the six rarest items in the game, mentioning that they’ll always drop at 820 item power.

Like all of the other Unique rarity items, farming these events for the Harlequin Crest will take some time and a metric ton of luck. If you’re new to the endgame content, we have some tips for how to unlock the highest World Tiers, as well as how to survive Helltide events. Just know that it’s one of the rarest items in the game, and the first photos surfaced only a few days ago, so the chances of nabbing one are slim.

Word to the wise, it will take many, many hours of grinding away at these endgame activities, but hopefully, you’ll eventually get a Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest to pop onto your character’s equipment slot.

Diablo 4 Harlequin Crest stats

Here are the Harlequin Crest stats:

  • 820 Item power
  • 1025 Armor
  • +1000 Maximum life
  • 9.6% Cooldown reduction [4.4-10.0]%
  • 11.5% Resource generation [5.0-12.0]%
  • +20 All stats +[20-28]
  • Gain 20.0% [10.0-20]% damage reduction
  • +4 Ranks to all skills

In order to use the Harlequin Crest, you must be level 100, and the unique item is account bound, meaning you cannot trade it.

The item’s unique description reads, “This headdress was once worn by an assassin disguised as a court mage. Her treachery was unveiled, but not before she used its magic to curse the king’s entire lineage. – The Fall of House Aston”.

As soon as you have this, you may wish to respec your build into something more suitable, with tons of passive perks and even aspects on equipment to bolster your abilities. If you’re incredibly lucky, you may also get the Sacred or Ancestral versions of the Harlequin Crest, so keep an eye out.