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Boss Ladder

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The Boss Ladder is an Endgame feature offering bosses from level 50-200 that can be target-farmed for specific unique items and Summoning Items that enable you to summon the Bosses.

It is not to be confused with Leaderboards which record player levels and achievements and are traditionally what we refer to as Ladders.

Members of the Boss Ladder to Target Farm Uniques

The Boss Ladder is a group of Bosses who, when killed, can drop certain highly-coveted Unique items.

The Torment version (Tormented Echoes) of each of those bosses is level 200 and has a better drop rate of Uniques, including Uber Uniques, than the normal version.

Bosses that you can face again after completing the campaign but are not part of the boss ladder are:

How do you get to these bosses?

Each boss has different item requirements to access them. These items can either be collected in the open world or from the other bosses. Details are available on each of the above linked boss pages.

Boss Ladder Material Trading

The materials required to activate bosses on the Boss Ladder will not be tradeable in Season 4.

Why farm the Boss Ladder?

Bosses on the ladder typically drop the much sought-after Unique or Uber Unique items. The addition of these bosses in Season 2 allowed players to target farm items.

What are the chances of an Uber Unique dropping

As of patch 1.4.0, bosses from the ladder have a 0.5% chance of dropping an Uber Unique.

Stygian Stones

Stygian Stones are a material dropped after the 1.0.4 patch release in The Pit. These stones are used to summon level 200 versions of each boss ladder boss.

Defeating these superior versions of the bosses in the boss ladder will grant players a Resplendent Spark as a first-time reward. The Resplendent Spark is account-bound.

Benefits of taking on the Superior versions

The main benefit of taking on these superior level 200 bosses is the reward. These versions have 10x the required boss materials but drop 10x the amount of uniques. This is ideal if you want to cut down on the number of boss runs you are making in search of the best unique items.

Changes to Boss Ladder

Patch 1.4.0, May 14, 2024

  • Tormented Echoes of all ladder bosses can be summoned with Stygian Stones, obtained from deep within The Pit.
    • Stygian Stones are needed along with an increased amount of summoning materials, but fear not – they also drop more rewards!
    • Tormented Echoes will be level 200.
    • All items dropped are item level 925.
    • Defeating your first Tormented Echo drops one Resplendent Spark as a first-time reward (account bound).
  • Uber Uniques can start dropping from monster level 55, drops at 925 item power.
  • Andariel added to the Boss Ladder with the same drop table and rate as Duriel.