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Area Levels

Diablo 2 Area Levels

Diablo 2 Area Levels in nightmare and hell mode are used to determine the types of items (and their mods) that can be dropped from monsters, as well as changing to-hit calculations on a monster. It also plays a role in determining the possible item types from chests and chest-like objects, in all difficulty levels.

A useful Diablo 2 Expansion (1.10+) example, grand charms that appear with a +skillbranch mod can only appear on monsters that have been killed from The Great Marsh in act 3 in nightmare difficulty onwards. Technically, the +skillbranch mod can only appear on items of ilvl 50+, and the ilvl of an item is equal to the mlvl of the monster that dropped it, and the mlvl is equal to the area level that the monster was spawned in.

  • Ilevel 50+ = plain skillers (plain mosters NM Great Marsh onwards)
  • ilevel 61+ = skillers with 31-35 life (plain monsters most of Act 5 NM onwards)
  • ilevel 77+ = skiller with 36-40 life (plain monsters Hell Lost City onwards; Pindle)
  • ilevel 91+ = skiller with 41-45 life (Hell Baal ilevel 99, Hell Nithy ilevel 95 and Hell Diablo ilevel 94)


Champion and Unique monsters have monster levels and drop items with item levels of +2 and +3 of their area’s level, respectively.

Super Unique monsters have their own special monster levels and drop items with item levels independent of their area’s level.

List of Diablo 2 Area Levels

ActNormal alvlNightmare alvlHell alvlLevel Name
Act 113667Blood Moor
Act 123668Cold Plains
Act 143768Stony Field
Act 153868Dark Wood
Act 163869Black Marsh
Act 183969Tamoe Highland
Act 113679Den of Evil
Act 123677The Cave Level 1
Act 143769Underground Passage Level 1
Act 153880The Hole Level 1
Act 173985The Pit Level 1
Act 123778The Cave Level 2
Act 143883 (D2R 85)Underground Passage Level 2
Act 153981The Hole Level 2
Act 174085The Pit Level 2
Act 133680Burial Grounds
Act 133783Crypt
Act 133785Mausoleum
Act 173875Tower Cellar Level 1
Act 173976Tower Cellar Level 2
Act 174077Tower Cellar Level 3
Act 174178Tower Cellar Level 4
Act 174279Tower Cellar Level 5
Act 184070Monastery Gate
Act 194070Outer Cloister
Act 194070Barracks
Act 1104171Jail Level 1
Act 1104171Jail Level 2
Act 1104171Jail Level 3
Act 1104172Inner Cloister
Act 1114272Cathedral
Act 1114272Catacombs Level 1
Act 1114273Catacombs Level 2
Act 1124373Catacombs Level 3
Act 1124373Catacombs Level 4
Act 163976Tristram
Act 1286481Secret Cow Level
Act 2144375Rocky Waste
Act 2154476Dry Hills
Act 2164576Far Oasis
Act 2174677Lost City
Act 2184677Valley of Snakes
Act 2164879Canyon of the Magi
Act 2134374Sewers Level 1
Act 2134374Sewers Level 2
Act 2144475Sewers Level 3
Act 2134778Harem Level 2
Act 2134778Palace Cellar Level 1
Act 2134778Palace Cellar Level 2
Act 2134878Palace Cellar Level 3
Act 2124478 (D2R 85)Stony Tomb Level 1
Act 2124479Halls of the Dead Level 1
Act 2134581Halls of the Dead Level 2
Act 2144782Claw Viper Temple Level 1
Act 2124479 (D2R 85)Stony Tomb Level 2
Act 2134582Halls of the Dead Level 3
Act 2144783Claw Viper Temple Level 2
Act 2174584Maggot Lair Level 1
Act 2174584Maggot Lair Level 2
Act 2174685Maggot Lair Level 3
Act 2174685Ancient Tunnels
Act 2174980Tal Rasha’s Tomb
Act 2174980Tal Rasha’s Chamber
Act 2144879Arcane Sanctuary
Act 3214979Spider Forest
Act 3215080Great Marsh
Act 3225080Flayer Jungle
Act 3225280Lower Kurast
Act 3225281Kurast Bazaar
Act 3235281Upper Kurast
Act 3245381Kurast Causeway
Act 3245482Travincal
Act 3215079 (D2R 85)Spider Cave (Arachnid Lair)
Act 3215079Spider Cavern
Act 3215180 (D2R 85)Swampy Pit Level 1
Act 3215181 (D2R 85)Swampy Pit Level 2
Act 3225181Flayer Dungeon Level 1
Act 3225182Flayer Dungeon Level 2
Act 3215182 (D2R 85)Swampy Pit Level 3
Act 3225183Flayer Dungeon Level 3
Act 3235284 (D2R 85)Sewers Level 1
Act 3245385Sewers Level 2
Act 3235384 (D2R 85)Ruined Temple (In Kurast Bazaar)
Act 3235384 (D2R 85)Disused Fane (In Kurast Bazaar)
Act 3235384 (D2R 85)Forgotten Reliquary (In Upper Kurast)
Act 3245485Forgotten Temple (In Upper Kurast)
Act 3245485Ruined Fane (In Kurast Causeway)
Act 3245485Disused Reliquary (In Kurast Causeway)
Act 3255583Durance of Hate Level 1
Act 3255583Durance of Hate Level 2
Act 3255583Durance of Hate Level 3
Act 4265682Outer Steppes
Act 4265683Plains of Despair
Act 4275784City of the Damned
Act 4275785River of Flame
Act 4285885Chaos Sanctuary
Act 5245880Bloody Foothills
Act 5255981Frigid Highlands
Act 5266081Arreat Plateau
Act 5296182Crystalized Cavern Level 1 (Crystalline Passage)
Act 5296183Cellar of Pity (Frozen River)
Act 5296183Crystalized Cavern Level 2 (Glacial Trail)
Act 5296184 (D2R 85)Echo Chamber (Drifter Cavern)
Act 5276081Tundra Wastelands (Frozen Tundra)
Act 5296282Glacial Caves Level 1 (Ancients’ Way)
Act 5296283 (D2R 85)Glacial Caves Level 2 (Icy Cellar)
Act 5376887Rocky Summit (Arreat Summit)
Act 5326383Nihlathak’s Temple
Act 5336383Halls of Anguish
Act 5346484Halls of Death’s Calling (Halls of Pain)
Act 5366484Halls of Vaught
Act 5396081 (D2R 85)Hell 1 (Abaddon)
Act 5396182 (D2R 85)Hell 2 (Pit of Acheron)
Act 5396283 (D2R 85)Hell 3 (Infernal Pit)
Act 5396585The Worldstone Keep Level 1
Act 5406585The Worldstone Keep Level 2
Act 5426685The Worldstone Keep Level 3
Act 5436685Throne of Destruction
Act 5436685Worldstone Chamber

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