Diablo 2 Resurrected is finally here, and with it, a myriad of quests, enemies, and challenges for you to discover (or re-discover!). One of those challenges is The Pandemonium Event, a (previously) Battle.net-only event, added in Patch 1.11 of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. This optional event is the source of the unique item Standard of Heroes and the Hellfire Torch Charm.
Diablo 2 Resurrected Pandemonium Event - Overview & Details
Lilith, the Mother of all Demons, shows up after the death of Andariel, her daughter, and the victory of humans defending the Worldstone, and revives Diablo by performing a Dark Summoning. Once Diablo regains his full strength and comes back to life, they decide to revive the Prime Evils, as well as Izual and Duriel.
Pandemonium Event - Minor Keys
To stop this evil scheme you need to collect several keys that can help you enter Uber Tristram, where the Uber Prime Evils wait. The first step involves defeating the agents in possession of The Minor Keys, which are required to open the portals to the next set of keys. The agents are the following:
- The Summoner
- The Countess
You have to defeat them playing in Hell difficulty, with a small chance to drop the Keys of Hate, Terror and Destruction respectively. They drop it quite rarely, so this can take a bit, but keep going and you should get them eventually.
Pandemonium Event - Major Keys
Now with the Minor Keys set complete, you must now go to Act V, Harrogath. In a similar fashion to the Secret Cow Level, put them in the Horadric Cube and then transmute them to create a Portal teleporting you to a place where you would have to fight the agents holding the Major Keys. Keep in mind that the portal created will be randomized so it's recommended to gather 3 of each one of the Minor Keys, to have a guaranteed chance to open the three portals in the same game and not waste time or resources. The following places will host the different agents:
- Forgotten Sands - Uber Duriel
- Furnace of Pain - Uber Izual
- Matron's Den - Lilith
After you kill them, they will drop the Baal's Eye, Mephisto's Brain, and Diablo's Horn respectively, thus enabling you to use the Horadric Cube again, to create the Portal to Uber Tristam, the last location in this event.
Pandemonium Event - Uber Tristram
Once you created the portal to Uber Tristram, you can go and face the Uber Prime Evils, Pandemonium Diablo (don't confuse with Uber Diablo), Uber Mephisto, and Uber Baal. While this version of Tristram has the same map disposition as the regular one, this will be plagued with powerful monsters, which can make it a bit annoying.
Your primary mission here is to find and then kill the Uber Prime Evils, and while they have Auras, Resistances, and Minions at their service to make the fights incredibly difficult, you can eventually kill them if you're well equipped and prepared for this fight. Once they're dead, the last one to die will give you the Hellfire Torch, a Unique Large Charm with multiple benefits, and the Standard of Heroes, only a symbolic item, as a token for finishing the event. The Hellfire Torch stats are the following:
Required Level: 75
- 5% Chance to cast level 10 Firestorm on attack
- +3 to (Random Class) Skill Levels
- +10-20 to All Attributes
- All Resistances +10-20%
- +8 to Light Radius
- Level 30 Hydra (10 Charges)