Diablo II: Locations Guide
DIABLO II

Diablo II: Locations Guide

Locations

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Locations in Diablo II are among the most memorable in video games. Most of us have memories of the path to Baal and his throne room, of the temple entrance where Pindleskin guards, of the center of Chaos Sanctuary where Diablo appears, and more. We all know that The Pit is the best place to find white and socketable items, and that the Forgotten Tower is the best hunting ground for good runes.

These locations are memorable because they are farming locations, and Diablo II, being the best loot-based game, has plenty of them.

Diablo II uses the concepts of Area and Area Levels for its locations.

Concept of Areas

Most of the areas in Diablo II are randomly generated. For example, if you change your game mode, say from Hell to Nightmare, and revisit an area, it will have a different layout. Hence, some players who would like to farm an area, say the Forgotten Tower, will keep on reloading the layout until they get the best one that takes the least distance to reach the Countess.

However, several of the famous farming locations are fixed. Some good examples are Chaos Sanctuary, Andariel's floor, Baals' floor, Mephisto's floor, and more.

Some areas have waypoints, and some don't have. These areas without waypoints can typically be found located within another area. For example, the Ancient Tunnels can be found in Lost City. There are some areas though that are located in another area, though both of them don't have waypoints. For example, The Pit can be found in Tamoe Highland, an area that does not also have a waypoint. They are typically harder to reach for farming unless a different path is available for accessing them. The Pit can be reached by the Outer Cloister, which has a waypoint.

Concept of Area Levels

The main reason some areas are good farming locations has to do with the concept of Area Level. An area level is a hidden attribute attached to a location in Diablo II that determines various things like item drops - their kind and quality.

For example, if you are hunting for a Skiller Grand Charm, you need to know that they can only be found from the Great Marsh area, in Nightmare mode, and onwards. You will not be able to find this loot elsewhere.

How it works:

- A Skiller Grand Charm is an item with an ilvl of 50+
- It can only drop from monsters with mlvl of 50+
- This monster can only appear in a location with area level of 50+

In summary:

Item level is determined by Area level.

Area and Area Level Game Mechanics

  • Area Level mechanics only work in Nightmare and Hell, and not in Normal
  • Monster level is identical to the area level unless the monster is a Boss monster
    • All non-boss monsters in the same area have the same level
  • Boss monsters will always have their own monster level, regardless of the area
    • Act Bosses
      • Andariel
      • Duriel
      • Mephisto
      • Diablo
      • Baal
    • Ubers
      • Uber Diablo
      • Uber Izual
      • Uber Duriel
      • Lilith
      • Uber Baal
      • Pandemonium Diablo
      • Uber Mephisto
    • Super Unique Bosses
      • Blood Raven
      • Griswold
      • Radament
      • The Summoner
      • Izual
      • Nihlathak
    • Special
      • Putrid Defilers
  • Chests and their treasures also have the same level as their area. Higher area levels mean better items from chests.

Areas in Act I: The Sightless Eye

  • Rogue Encampment (With Waypoint)
    • Secret Cow Level
  • Blood Moor
    • Den of Evil
  • Cold Plains (With Waypoint)
    • The Cave
  • Burial Grounds
    • The Crypt
    • The Mausoleum
  • Stony Field
    • Tristram
  • Underground Passage
  • Dark Wood (With Waypoint)
  • Black Marsh (With Waypoint)
    • Forgotten Tower
    • The Hole
  • Tamoe Highland
    • The Pit
  • Monastery Gate
  • Outer Cloister (With Waypoint)
  • Barracks
  • Jail (With Waypoint)
  • Inner Cloister (With Waypoint)
  • Cathedral
  • Catacombs (With Waypoint)

Area Levels in Act I: The Sightless Eye

Area Hell Nightmare Normal
Blood Moor 67 36 1
Den of Evil 79 36 1
Cold Plains 68 36 2
The Cave Level 1 77 36 2
The Cave Level 2 78 37 2
Burial Grounds 80 36 3
The Crypt 83 37 3
The Mausoleum 85 37 3
Stony Field 68 37 4
Tristram 76 39 6
Underground Passage Level 1 69 37 4
Underground Passage Level 2 83 38 4
Dark Wood 68 38 5
Black Marsh 69 38 6
Tower Cellar Level 1 75 38 7
Tower Cellar Level 2 76 39 7
Tower Cellar Level 3 77 40 7
Tower Cellar Level 4 78 41 7
Tower Cellar Level 5 79 42 7
The Hole Level 1 80 38 5
The Hole Level 2 81 39 5
Tamoe Highland 69 39 8
The Pit Level 1 85 39 7
The Pit Level 2 85 40 7
Monastery Gate 70 40 8
Outer Cloister 70 40 9
Barracks 70 40 9
Jail Level 1 71 41 10
Jail Level 2 71 41 10
Jail Level 3 71 41 10
Inner Cloister 72 41 10
Cathedral 72 42 11
Catacombs Level 1 72 42 11
Catacombs Level 2 73 42 11
Catacombs Level 3 73 43 12
Catacombs Level 4 73 43 12
Secret Cow Level 81 64 28

Areas in Act II: The Secret of the Vizjerei

  • Lut Gholein (With Waypoint)
    • Sewers (With Waypoint)
  • Rocky Waste
  • Stony Tomb
  • Dry Hills (With Waypoint)
    • Halls of the Dead (With Waypoint)
  • Far Oasis (With Waypoint)
    • Maggot Lair
  • Lost City (With Waypoint)
    • Ancient Tunnels
  • Valley of Snakes
    • Claw Viper Temple
  • Palace
  • Harem
  • Palace Cellar (With Waypoint)
  • Arcane Sanctuary (With Waypoint)
  • Canyon of the Magi (With Waypoint)
  • Tal Rasha's Tomb
    • Tal Rasha's Chamber

Area Levels in Act II: The Secret of the Vizjerei

Area Hell Nightmare Normal
Sewers Level 1 74 43 13
Sewers Level 2 74 43 13
Sewers Level 3 75 44 14
Rocky Waste 75 43 14
Stony Tomb Level 1 78 44 12
Stony Tomb Level 2 79 44 12
Dry Hills 76 44 15
Halls of the Dead Level 1 79 44 12
Halls of the Dead Level 2 81 45 13
Halls of the Dead Level 3 82 45 13
Far Oasis 76 45 16
Maggot Lair Level 1 84 45 17
Maggot Lair Level 2 84 45 17
Maggot Lair Level 3 85 46 17
Lost City 77 46 17
Ancient Tunnels 85 46 17
Valley of Snakes 77 46 18
Claw Viper Temple Level 1 82 47 14
Claw Viper Temple Level 2 83 47 14
Harem Level 2 78 47 13
Palace Cellar Level 1 78 47 13
Palace Cellar Level 2 78 47 13
Palace Cellar Level 3 78 48 13
Arcane Sanctuary 79 48 14
Canyon of the Magi 79 48 16
Tal Rasha's Tomb 80 49 17
Tal Rasha's Chamber 80 49 17

Areas in Act III: The Infernal Gate

  • Kurast Docks (With Waypoint)
  • Spider Forest (With Waypoint)
    • Arachnid Lair
    • Spider Cavern
  • Great Marsh (With Waypoint)
  • Flayer Jungle (With Waypoint)
    • Swampy Pit
    • Flayer Dungeon
  • Lower Kurast (With Waypoint)
  • Kurast Bazaar (With Waypoint)
    • Disused Fane
    • Ruined Temple
  • Sewers
  • Upper Kurast (With Waypoint)
    • Forgotten Temple
    • Forgotten Reliquary
  • Kurast Causeway
    • Disused Reliquary
    • Ruined Fane
  • Travincal (With Waypoint) 
  • Durance of Hate (With Waypoint)

Area Levels in Act III: The Infernal Gate

Area Hell Nightmare Normal
Great Marsh 80 50 21
Arachnid Lair 79 50 21
Spider Cavern 79 50 21
Flayer Jungle 80 50 22
Swampy Pit Level 1 80 51 21
Swampy Pit Level 2 81 51 21
Swampy Pit Level 3 82 51 21
Flayer Dungeon Level 1 81 51 22
Flayer Dungeon Level 2 82 51 22
Flayer Dungeon Level 3 83 51 22
Lower Kurast 80 52 22
Kurast Bazaar 81 52 22
Disused Fane 84 53 23
Ruined Temple 84 53 23
Sewers Level 1 84 52 23
Sewers Level 2 85 53 24
Upper Kurast 81 52 23
Forgotten Temple 85 54 24
Forgotten Reliquary 84 53 23
Kurast Causeway 81 53 24
Disused Reliquary 85 54 24
Ruined Fane 85 54 24
Travincal 82 54 24
Durance of Hate Level 1 83 55 25
Durance of Hate Level 2 83 55 25
Durance of Hate Level 3 83 55 25

Areas in Act IV: The Harrowing

  • Pandemonium Fortress (With Waypoint) 
  • Outer Steppes
  • Plains of Despair
  • City of the Damned (With Waypoint) 
  • River of Flames (With Waypoint) 
  • Chaos Sanctuary

Area Levels in Act IV: The Harrowing

Area Hell Nightmare Normal
Outer Steppes 82 56 26
Plains of Despair 83 56 26
City of the Damned 84 57 27
River of Flame 85 57 27
Chaos Sanctuary 85 58 28

Areas in Act V: Lord of Destruction

  • Harrogath (With Waypoint) 
  • Bloody Foothills
  • Frigid Highlands (With Waypoint) 
    • Abaddon
  • Arreat Plateau (With Waypoint) 
    • Pit of Acheron
  • Crystalline Passage (With Waypoint) 
    • Frozen River
  • Nihlathak's Temple
    • Halls of Anguish
    • Halls of Pain (With Waypoint) 
    • Halls of Vaught
  • Glacial Trail (With Waypoint) 
    • Drifter Cavern
  • Frozen Tundra (With Waypoint)
    • Infernal Pit
  • The Ancients' Way (With Waypoint) 
    • Icy Cellar
  • Arreat Summit
  • Worldstone Keep (With Waypoint) 
    • Throne of Destruction
    • Worldstone Chamber

Area Levels in Act V: Lord of Destruction

Area Hell Nightmare Normal
Bloody Foothills 80 58 24
Frigid Highlands 81 59 25
Abaddon 81 60 39
Arreat Plateau 81 60 26
Pit of Acheron 82 61 39
Crystalline Passage 82 61 29
Frozen River 83 61 29
Nihlathak's Temple 83 63 32
Halls of Anguish 83 63 33
Halls of Pain 84 64 34
Halls of Vaught 84 64 36
Glacial Trail 83 61 29
Drifter Cavern 84 61 29
Frozen Tundra 81 60 27
Infernal Pit 83 62 39
The Ancients' Way 82 62 29
Icy Cellar 83 62 29
Arreat Summit 87 68 37
The Worldstone Keep Level 1 85 65 39
The Worldstone Keep Level 2 85 65 40
The Worldstone Keep Level 3 85 66 42
Throne of Destruction 85 66 43
Worldstone Chamber 85 66 43

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