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Diablo II: Resurrected

The Countess

Nathan Garvin

This page will relay information about The Countess, a Super Unique enemy in Diablo 2 Resurrected, especially concerning information about farming her for runes.

The Countess can be found in the Forgotten Tower Level 5, a side dungeon in the Black Marsh area in Act 1. Farming her can be a chore, given the amount of leg-work it takes to reach her, but it’s arguably worthwhile - especially for new players on Normal and Nightmare difficulty, as she’s almost guaranteed to drop 1-3 runes every time you kill her. She is immune to both cold and fire damage on Hell difficulty, making it difficult for the Sorceress to reach her unless they’re lightning-focused. That said, a decent mercenary can always poke her to death, if need be.

Below you’ll find a table of The Countess’s stats by difficulty:

Boss mLv Life Resistances (Fire/Cold/Light/Psn/Phys)
The Countess (Normal) 11 96 - 161 75 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
The Countess (Nightmare) 45 1,497 - 2,496 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
The Countess (Hell) 82 7,004 - 11,674 108 / 130 / 33 / 20 / 20

Aside from casting Fire Wall at the doors when you approach, The Countess’s attacks vary based on what random modifiers she - as a Super Unique monster - possesses. These vary every game, but she’s always Fire Enchanted, which, along with her base creature type (Dark Stalker) accounts for her immunities.

The Countess will almost always drop 1-3 runes when defeated.

While her Monster Level (mLv) allows her to drop some interesting sets and unique items (at least in Hell difficulty) she’s primarily farmed for her penchant for dropping runes, usually 1-3 per run. In Normal difficulty she can drop up to a Ral rune, in Nightmare, a Ko rune and in Hell a Lo rune. In Normal and Nightmare difficulties her rune drops suffice to get you the runes necessary to create many great beginner runewords, like Stealth, Lore, Insight and Spirit, among others (check out the Best Beginner Runewords page for more ideas of what’s possible).


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Activision Blizzard
  • Platforms
    PS4, PS5, Switch, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Hack-n-slash
  • Guide Release
    20 September 2021
  • Last Updated
    6 October 2021
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The guide for Diablo 2 Resurrected seeks to help new players find their footing in Sanctuary by providing build advice and information on gear and how to farm it.

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