Shako - Harlequin Crest

One of the most popular unique Helms with powerful bonuses

Harlequin Crest, also known as “Shako”, is a unique helmet in Diablo II Resurrected. It can be equipped by all classes provides huge bonuses to life, mana, +skills, big magic find and even damage reduction. If you want to know how to get it as fast as possible and if it fits to your build, stick with this guide until the end. The Harlequin Crest is worth searching for, as it has awesome bonuses, that make up for the quite low armor rating. It gives you pretty much everything you want and is a very popular item for many rich and spezialized builds.

Stats and Properties

Harlequin Crest
Defense: 98-141
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Strength: 50
Required Level: 62
+2 to All Skills
+2 to all Attributes
+1-148 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+1-148 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
Damage Reduced by 10%
50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Can Harlequin Crest be Upgraded?

This is already the elite version of this Helm, so it cannot be upgraded any further. The normal version is called Cap, while the exceptional version is War Hat.
Note: If this item can have sockets, you might be able to get some runes and get one of the runewords as a result - if you place them in the correct order. Have a look at our builds to find out which items make the most sense for the character you're currently playing.

What's the worth of Harlequin Crest? How can I trade it in D2R?

Below is a list of variations we can get for you from our network of trusted trade partners:

Where to find the Shako in D2R?

Every Act Boss can drop The Harlequin Crest, but these are the ones with the highest chances. Especially Baal and Mephisto have a good chance to drop the Shako. So if you want a more challenging fight, don’t hesitate to farm with Mephisto. If you are struggling with him, simply farm the other bosses or areas, or read our guide on how to beat him.

Mephisto’s chance of dropping Shako is around 1 out of ~2000. You can also find it in the secret cow level. Although The Cow King drops the Harlequin Crest / Shako only pretty rarely, the chances are decent if you are killing Rakanishu and Griswold on Hell Difficulty.


on Nightmare or Hell Difficulty

  • Nithlathak
  • Baal
  • Andariel
  • Mephisto


on Hell Difficulty

  • Black Marsh
  • Tamoe Highland
  • Underground Passage
If you are not the biggest fan of farming bosses and rather run through the map, you can also play through Act 1 in these areas on Hell difficulty. They have a decent chance to drop The Harlequin Crest.