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Skeleton Captain Bosses

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Brokenhead Bangshield.

Skeleton Captains are Undead.

Skeleton Captains are higher level skeletons with more damage, hit points, and other stats.

All boss monsters in Diablo and Hellfire are SuperUniques; they always appear on the same level and have preset stats and non-random modifiers. Some bosses (mostly ones tied to quests) appear in every single game, while most of the others are found on a particular level only if their base monster type spawns on that level in that game. There are no non-quest bosses in Hellfire's Hive or Crypt.


  • Stats are listed by Normal / Nightmare / Hell difficulty levels.
  • MFL: Magic / Fire / Lightning.
    • I = Immune
    • R = Resistant (75%)
    • - = no resistance or immunity to that element
      • No monsters in Diablo or Hellfire have any physical resistance or immunity.
  • Dlvl = Dungeon Level. The boss will be found on this level only if the base monster type spawns on that level.
  • Mob = Some bosses spawn with a mob. The number of minions in the mob generally increases with difficulty level. Minions have the same stats as normal monsters of their type.
  • IntF = Intelligence Factor. Values are from 0-3; smarter monsters will pursue more doggedly, and the value is used in various calculations. Monsters that can Follow if you break the line of sight or open Doors are marked with F and D.


DLvlMobIntFMlvl (combat)Mlvl (items)MFL
Brokenhead Bangshield (Corpse Captain)3Yes3 - -6 / 21 / 366 / 21 / 36I-R / I-R / I-R
Shadowdrinker (Horror Captain)5No1 - F10 / 25 / 4010 / 25 / 40IRR / IRR / IRR

Combat Stats

  • Hit Points listed are for Diablo. All SuperUniques have a preset, non-random amount of hit points. Bosses have slightly higher hit points in Hellfire:
    • Hellfire Single Player: +0 / +49 / +97
    • Hellfire Multiplayer: +0 / +99 / +197
  • Attack Type: Some bosses have different AI, and behave like monsters of another type. More information on attack types can be found on the Diablo Monsters page.


ExperienceHit PointsACTo/HitDamageAttack Type
Brokenhead Bangshield (Corpse Captain)200 / 2400 / 4800108 / 325 / 4325 / 55 / 8530 / 115 / 15012-20 / 28-44 / 54-86

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Shadowdrinker (Horror Captain) *604 / 3208 / 6416300 / 901 / 120345 / 45 / 4540 / 125 / 16018-26 / 40-56 / 78-110Hidden
  • * Shadowdrinker behaves like a Hidden, appearing out of the blackness and retreating and vanishing when he takes heavy damage. Most characters need to chase him into a corner to trap him
    • Shadowdrinker has an AC of 45 on all difficulty levels. This makes him quite formidable on Normal, but weakly armored for Nightmare and Hell.

Movement Speed

Characters walk at 0.4 speed. See the Diablo Characters page for swing speeds, casting speeds, and other useful character speed break points.


Walk timeHit Recovery TimeAttack TimeHit Time
Corpse Captain0.400.350.600.40
Horror Captain0.40 / 0.800.350.600.40
  • The second value is for the fade in/out animation used by Shadowdrinker.