Welcome to our guide on how to farm Keys of Destruction, Hate and Terror in Diablo 2 Resurrected. In this guide we will talk about the Mini Bosses that drop the keys and where to find them. All key bosses must be killed on Hell Difficulty for the keys to drop.
The keys themselves have a low drop rate so going multiple runs without a key is common. Magic Find does not increase the chances for keys to drop therefore it is a great farm for any class.
What are Keys of Destruction, Hate and Terror?
The Keys of Destruction, Hate and Terror are special drop items required for summoning the portals for Uber Tristram Runs. Each key has a corresponding portal to a certain special mini boss which drops parts required for opening the Tristram portal. (For details on Uber Tristram check out our Uber Tristram Guide Coming Soon)
Countess and the Key of Terror
Up first is the Countess.
She drops the Key of Terror on Hell Difficulty only.
To get to the Hell Countess, first take the waypoint to the Black Marsh in Act 1 and search the zone for the Tower. Once inside the Tower, make your way down to level 5 where the Countess will be waiting.
If you do not have the waypoint for the Black Marsh you can make your way through the zones or use any of the waypoints in this order: Blood Moor>Cold Plains>Stony Field> Underground Passage> Dark Woods>Black Marsh. Once you get to her, Kill her for your chance at a key.
Summoner and the Key of Hate
Next is the Summoner.
He drops the Key of Hate on Hell Difficulty Only
The Summoner is located inside the Arcane Sanctuary in Act 2. To get to the Arcane Sanctuary, use the waypoint area to travel to the Arcane Sanctuary.
If you do not have the Arcane Sanctuary WP you will have to travel through the Palace Cellar> Arcane Sanctuary. Once inside the Arcane Sanctuary, the Summoner can be on any of the four outgoing paths. Search for him and kill him for a chance at the key.
Nihlathak and the Key of Destruction
Finally we have Nihlathak.
He drops the Key of Destruction on Hell Difficulty Only.
To get to Hell Nihlathak, Use the waypoint to the Halls of Pain in Act 3 and work your way to the Halls of Vaught. Once Inside the halls search one of the four paths for Nihlathak. If you do not have the Halls of Pain waypoint, you must first rescue Anya. After rescuing Anya, she will open a portal to Nihlathak’s Temple.
Once inside make your way past Pindleskin and Enter the Halls of Anguish. Work your way down from the Halls of Anguish into the Halls of Pain making sure to grab the waypoint in the Halls of Pain and then into the Halls of Vaught where you will find Nihlathak.
Once found, Kill him for a chance at a key. Nihlathak is one of the harder key bosses due to the fact that he can be immune to anything at random each time you fight him.
He also has random minions in his room each time which if you get the snakes can be difficult. Also when you kill a mob in his room he uses the corpse explosion spell on it dealing massive damage so an item like Nature’s Peace that has the enemies stay slain perk on it is recommended.
That is how you farm keys of Destruction, Hate, and Terror in D2R
This concludes our guide on how to farm the Keys of Destruction, Hate, and terror. If you are interested in learning more about Uber Tristram and acquiring the Hellfire Torch, Check out our complete Uber Tristram Guide(Coming Soon).