4 Socket Monarch Farming for Spirit in D2R

07/09/2022 14:08:25
D2R Item Guides , Diablo 2: Resurrected , Game Guides

4 Socket Monarch Farming for Spirit in D2R

Where should you farm Monarch Base?

While Monarch bases can very rarely be found on Nightmare Difficulty, so you should focus on farming hell. As with any other white or socketed base item, you should farm dense areas, as those are the places where the most base items drop. The best areas to farm are the Secret Cow Level, Chaos Sanctuary and the Worldstone Keep Level 1 to 3. Most monsters at these areas have a 1:8k chance to drop a white Monarch, so by completing 30 Secret Cow Level runs you will most likely find one.


What is the most effective way to get a 4 socket monarch?

The most effective method to get a 4os monarch is by finding a white, non-socketed one and socketing it via the Larzuk quest. The base item will receive the maximum number of sockets, in our case the Monarch will receive 4 guaranteed sockets.


What is a 4os Monarch good for?

Other than Paladin Only shields, the only shield base that can have 4 sockets is Monarch. Spirit runeword requires a 4os base item, so your only choice is a Monarch base. The only downside of wearing a Spirit Monarch is its strength requirement, your character must have at least 156 Strength to be able to wear the shield.

A Spirit runeword shield is by far the most seeked item at a ladder season’s start. The runeword is ladder only (meaning you can not create one in non-ladder) requires Tal, Thul, Ort and Amn runes to complete, so the base shield must have 4 sockets.


Spirit Shield Stats:

+2 To All Skills

+25-35% Faster Cast Rate (varies)

+55% Faster Hit Recovery

+250 Defense Vs. Missile

+22 To Vitality

+89-112 To Mana (varies)

Cold Resist +35%

Lightning Resist +35%

Poison Resist +35%

+3-8 Magic Absorb (varies)

Attacker Takes Damage of 14


How to get runes to create Spirit runeword?

Killing the Act1 Boss Countess is by far the most efficient way to find lower tier runes. You can farm Nightmare or Hell Countess, as on either difficulty it won’t take you more than 10 runs to collect the necessary runes.

If you are tired of farming for endless hours, you can quickly buy the best items at our D2R Store.

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