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Varshan is a member of the Boss Ladder, an Uber Unique who can be farmed for Unique items as part of the endgame content in the Malignant Burrow. He was added in Season 1: Season of the Malignant.

Following the release of the Patch 1.2.0, Varshan was added to the Boss Ladder on both the Seasonal and Eternal realms. Varshan is available in World Tier 3 and World Tier 4.

He is best tackled at Level 75+ if doing World Tier 4.

How to Summon Uber / Torment Varshan

To summon Varshan, players must first collect the following items:

Normal Varshan

Torment Varshan

Only available in World Tier 4: Torment. He will be level 200 and all items dropped will be Item Level 925.

Defeating your first Tormented Boss drops one Resplendent Spark as a first-time reward (account bound).


Blackened Femur is required to summon Varshan in the Malignant Burrow
1 Blackened Femur needed to summon
Trembling Hand is required to summon Varshan in the Malignant Burrow
1 Trembling Hand needed to summon
Gurgling Head is required to summon Varshan in the Malignant Burrow
1 Gurgling Head is needed to summon
Malignant Heart is required to summon Varshan in the Malignant Burron in World Tier 4 Only
1 Malignant Heart is needed to summon in WT 4


The best way to obtain these items is to get them in cache rewards from the Whispers of the Dead objectives for the Tree of Whispers. They can also be crafted at the Alchemist.

Where to summon Varshan?

Varshan is summoned within the Malignant Burrow [Map] next to the Tree of Whispers. Inside the Burrow, you'll see an alter which is where you deposit the body parts to perform the ritual. If you die during the fight you can reenter his arena without using more body parts.

Defeating Varshan

Be sure to get your Shadow resistance up to a minimum of 50%.

Varshan has three main forms of attack.

  • Tentacles applying physical and Shadow damage and a spray of putrid Shadow damage projectiles.
    • One of the attacks consists of three tentacles whipping you across the head and applying physical damage and it can render you "Afflicted by Corrupted".
    • The other is when you are at range. He will extend a tentacle towards you and hoist himself quickly to you, slapping you with the other two tentacles, again applying physical and Shadow damage.
    • Stand behind him to avoid his tentacles.
  • Summons 3 Elites minions every 50 - 60 seconds that he channels to drain their abilities which, if he completes the channelling, he will offload on you.
    • Whilst he is channelling them he's not attacking you so you could use this opportunity to damage him before destroying the minion.
  • Area of Effect attack that radiates outwards in patterns on the ground. You have about 2 seconds to get off the patterns before they explode and apply massive Shadow and Physical damage.
    • There are spaces on the ground that you can dodge.

Varshan has a barrier that he will erect periodically.


Varshan Tentacles Attack
Varshan Tentacles Attack
Varshan's Elite Minions
Varshan's 3 Elite Minions
Varshan Area of Effect Attack Telegraph
Varshan's Area of Effect Shadow Attack Telegraphs
Varshan Area of Effect Shadow Attack
1 second later it explodes


Important Drops

As well as Uniques (see loot table below), Varshan can drop the Mucus-Slick Egg which is required to summon the other endgame boss Duriel in the Gaping Crevasse and you will farm him for the Uber Uniques drops.

Mucus-Slick Egg Flesh-Weld Rod Trophy Mount Cosmetic
Mucus-Slick Egg summons Duriel
Summons Duriel
Flesh-Weld Rod Trophy Reward
Pretty Stick

Note: If in a group, whoever summons The Beast in the Ice will get the drop reward above.


Specific Unique items can be dropped by Varshan which means he's an ideal candidate to farm and those items are detailed in the tables below. It is not guaranteed he will drop a unique item.

Varshan Unique Loot Table Quick Menu
All Classes Barbarian Druid
Frostburn Fields of Crimson Mad Wolf's Glee
Mother's Embrace 100,000 Steps Vasily's Prayer
Gohr's Devastating Grips Greatstaff of the Crone
Ring of Red Furor Airidah's Inexorable Will
Necromancer Rogue Sorcerer
Bloodless Scream Condemnation Staff of Endless Rage
Deathless Visage Eyes in the Dark Esu's Heirloom
Deathspeaker's Pendant Skyhunter Raiment of the Infinite
Ring of the Sacrilegious Soul Writhing Band of Trickery Tal Rasha's Iridescent Loops

All Classes

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Frostburn

A touch so frigid it stops the heart and chills the very soul.


Type: Ancestral Unique Gloves
Class: All Classes

Description: Lucky Hit: Up to a [15 - 25]% chance to Freeze enemies for 2 seconds.


    Affixes: (Item Power 925)
    • +[3.0 - 8.0]% Critical Strike Chance
    • +[4.4 - 10.0]% Attack Speed
    • +[13.0 - 20.0]% Freeze Duration
    • Lucky Hit: Up to a 5% Chance to Restore +[7.0 - 14.0]% Primary Resource
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    Mother's Embrace

    "Every tome, every scroll, every book in this temple produces the same answer. The only being willing to stand against the Eternal Conflict, against the Prime Evils, was Lilith." - Elias

    Type: Ancestral Unique Ring
    Class: All Classes

    Description: If a Core Skill hits 4 or more enemies, [30 - 50]% of the Resource cost is refunded.

    • +10.0% Resistance to All Elements
    • +10.0% Shadow Resistance

    Affixes: (Item Power 925)

    Barbarian Uniques

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    Fields of Crimson

    "We've been fighting these flesh-eaters for so long, been soaked in so much blood, that after a while it's difficult to tell what side you're truly on." - Daelyr, Crane Tribe warrior

    Type: Unique Two-Handed Sword
    Class: Barbarian

    Description: While using this weapon, damaging at least one enemy with Rupture creates a blood pool that inflicts 52 - 75 Bleeding damage over 6 seconds. Enemies standing in the pool take x 30% increased damage.


    Affixes: (Item Power 925)

    • +21 - 35% Damage with Two-Handed Slashing Weapons
    • +14 - 28% Damage Over Time
    • +28 -42% Critical Strike Damage
    • 14 - 28% Rupture Cooldown Reduction
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    100,000 Steps

    "While many Barbarians remained in the Dreadlands, small groups from the Oxen, Crane and Bear tribes instead chose to search the land for a new home." - A History of the Children of Bul-Kathos Unique Boots

    Type: Unique Boots
    Class: Barbarian

    Description: After gaining the final damage bonus from the Walking Arsenal Key Passive, you automatically cast Ground Stomp and gain 32 - 50 Fury. This cannot happen more than once every 15 seconds.


    Affixes:

    • + 21 - 35% Damage with Skills that Swap to New Weapons
    • + 2 - 3 Ranks of Ground Stomp
    • + 70 - 84 Dexterity
    • + 10.5 - 17.5% Movement Speed
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    Gohr's Devastating Grips

    "The brutish construction of these gloves belies the strength they bestow. Gohr was clearly no craftsman, but it would be foolish to ignore the triumph of his work." - Barrett's Book of Implements

    Type: Ancestral Unique Gloves
    Class: Barbarian

    Description: Whirlwind explodes every 2 seconds and after it ends, dealing [40 - 50]% of the Base damage dealt to surrounding enemies as Fire damage.


      Affixes: (Item Power 925)
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      Ring of Red Furor

      "Anger brings strength but clouds the mind. You must learn to focus your fury, direct it with purpose. Keep our sacred duty at the forefront of your mind, always. - Talic to Madawc

      Type: Unique Ring
      Class: Barbarian

      Description: After spending 100 Fury within 3 seconds, your next cast of Hammer of the Ancients, Upheaval, or Death Blow is a guaranteed Strike and deals x 28% bonus Critical Strike Damage.

      • + %Resistance to all elements.
      • + %Fire Resistance.

      Affixes:

      • + # to strength
      • + % Attack Speed
      • + # Maximum Fury
      • + % Resource Generation

      Druid Uniques

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      Mad Wolf's Glee

      “He was not a victim of the curse - he sought it out. As his skin split and his bones cracked, his laughter never ceased." – Tale of the Mad Nobleman

      Type: Unique Chest Armor
      Class: Druid

      Description: Werewolf form is now your true form, and you gain +3 Ranks to all Werewolf Skills.

      Affixes:

      • + # Maximum Life
      • + % Damage
      • % Damage Reduction from Poisoned Enemies
      • + % Movement Speed
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      Vasily's Prayer

      "Roots from the Great Oak growing at the seaward statue of Vasily will, on rare occasions, be found twisted back upon themselves, suffused with ferocious magic." - Barrett's Book of Implements

      Type: Unique Helm
      Class: Druid

      Description: Your Earth Skills are now also Werebear Skills and Fortify you for [x].

      Affixes: - Item Power 725

      • + 10.5 - 17.5% Damage while Shapeshifted
      • + 21 - 42% Overpower Damage
      • + Maximum Life
      • 24.5 - 45.5% Lightning Resistance
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      Greatstaff of the Crone

      "She has existed in Scosglen since before Fiacla-Géar walked the land. Her purpose is a mystery to us all. However, approach her with deference; she may grant you her counsel." - Airidah, to Donan


      Type: Ancestral Unique Staff
      Class: Druid

      Description: Claw is now a Storm Skill and also casts Storm Strike at [120 - 150]% normal damage.

      • +40.0% Damage Over Time

      Affixes: (Item Power 925)
      • +[33.0 - 47.0]% Damage to Close Enemies
      • +[10.0 - 24.0]% Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
      • +[21.0 - 35.0]% Non-Physical Damage
      • +[4 - 6] to Claw
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      Airidah's Inexorable Will

      When I was born, I breathed in the wind and the storm and they gave me life. When I die, I will breathe out, and return that gift to the skies. - Journal excerpt

      Type: Unique Ring
      Class: Druid

      Description: When casting an Ultimate Skill and again 5 seconds after, you Pull in Distant enemies and deal 2,484 Physical damage to them. This damage is increased by 1.0%[X] per 1 point of Will power you have. (Druid Only).

      • + % Resistance to All Elements
      • + % Lightning Resistance

      Affixes:

      • + % Willpower
      • + % Damage to Close Enemies
      • + % Lucky Hit Chance
      • + % Ultimate Skill Cooldown Reduction

      Necromancer Uniques

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      Bloodless Scream

      "My companion swung her odd weapon in a wide arc, and our pursuer stopped short. The look of horror on his face as his body fell to pieces will haunt me forever." - The Ebon Pages, Canto II, Verse XI

      Type: Unique Two-Handed Scythe
      Class: Necromancer

      Description: Your Darkness Skills Chill enemies for up to 100% and deal x100 - 150% increased damage to Frozen (CC) enemies.

      Lucky Hit: Your Darkness Skills have up to a 100% chance to generate 15 - 20 additional Essence against Frozen (CC) targets.

      • +228 Life On Kill

      Affixes: (Item Power 925)
      • +21 - 35% Darkness Damage
      • +14 - 28% Damage to Chilled Enemies
      • +76 - 104% Intelligence
      • +38 - 80% Cold Resistance
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      Deathless Visage

      "Rathma is endless. He was the first Ancient, and will remain at the end. He is the master of the Great Cycle of Being. When Death comes for him, why should he fear it?" - Vauntus, Acolyte of Rathma

      Type: Unique Helm
      Class: Necromancer

      Description: Bone Spear leaves behind echoes as it travels that explode, dealing # damage.

      Affixes:

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      Deathspeaker's Pendant

      Once a sanctum for Rathma's studies, the Temple of the Deathspeaker became a proving grounds for potential leaders of his priesthood. Its halls are filled with the corpses of those who failed.

      Type: Unique Amulet
      Class: Necromancer

      Description: Blood Surge casts a mini nova on your Minions, dealing # damage. Damage is increased by 10.0% per target drained by the initial cast, up to 50.0%.

      • % Resistance to All Elements

      Affixes:

      • % Resistance to All Elements
      • + % Blood Skill Damage
      • + % Summoning Skill Damage
      • + # Ranks to Coalesced Blood Passive Skill
      • % Essence Cost Reduction


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      Ring of the Sacrilegious Soul

      The mere proximity of a practitioner of such dark arts can rouse the dead and disturb those souls who have earned their rest.

      Type: Unique Ring
      Class: Necromancer

      Description: You automatically activate the following equipped Skills on Corpses around you:

      • Raise Skeleton every 1.0 seconds
      • Corpse Explosion every 1.0 seconds
      • Corpse Tendrils every 8 seconds.

      • +% Resistance to all Elements
      • +% Poison Resistance

      Affixes:

      Rogue Uniques

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      Condemnation

      "I've never seen such ruthless butchery. He deserves to be be shipped off to die in the swamps with the rest of the godless murderers." - Witness to the murder of Sergeant Walcot


      Type: Ancestral Unique Dagger
      Class: Rogue

      Description: Your Rogue_Skill_Tree#Core|Core Skills deal [20 - 40]%[x] increased damage when spending 3 Combo Points. Your Basic Skills using this weapon have a 30% chance to generate 3 Combo Points.

      • +20.0% Damage to Close Enemies

      Affixes: (Item Power 925)
      • +[4.4 - 10.0]% Basic Attack Speed
      • +[14.0 - 21.0]% Critical Strike Damage
      • +[10.5 - 17.5]% Damage with Dual-Wielded Weapons
      • +[12.5 - 19.5]% Core Damage
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      Eyes in the Dark

      "And so, when the sun dipped behind the hills each night, he knew that Ashen Jack would soon be near. Watching, and waiting." - Greenslade's Tales, Chapter 2: "Each Long Night"

      Type: Ancestral Unique Pants
      Class: Rogue

      Description: Death Trap deals 50-90%[x] increased damage and will re-arm itself a second time.


        Affixes: (Item Power 925)
        • [3.1 - 7.3]% Damage Reduction
        • +[10.5 - 17.5]% Shadow Damage
        • +[403 - 873] Maximum Life
        • +[21.0 - 35.0]% Damage to Enemies Affected by Trap Skills
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        Skyhunter

        "Genai took up her bow and aimed at the sun itself. The light burned her eyes, but her arrow flew true. Wounded, the sun hid, and brought forth the first night." - Fable of the Great Sky-Hunt

        Type: Unique Bow
        Class: Rogue

        Description: The first direct damage you deal to an enemy is a guaranteed Critical Strike. When you consume stacks of Precision casting a Skill, that Skill gains x20 - 40% increased Critical Strike Damage and you gain 30 - 50 Energy.

        • +35.0% Critical Strike Damage

        Affixes: (Item Power 925)
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        Writhing Band of Trickery

        The ring shifts and spins on your finger as the forces within desperately attempt to escape.

        Type: Unique Ring
        Class: Rogue

        Description: Casting a Subterfuge Skill leaves behind a Decoy Trap that continuously Taunts and lures enemies. The Decoy Trap explodes after 3 seconds dealing 11,031 - 16,547 Shadow damage. Can occur every 6 seconds.

        • +10% Resistance to All Elements
        • +10% Shadow Resistance

        Affixes: (Item Power 925)

        Sorcerer Uniques

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        Staff of Endless Rage

        "Leaving even blackened bones for your kin to mourn is too good an end for you." - Josiah


        Type: Ancestral Unique Staff
        Class: Sorcerer

        Description: Every 3rd cast of Fireball launches 2 additional projectiles and deals [50 - 70]%[x] increased damage.

        • +40.0% Damage Over Time

        Affixes: (Item Power 925)
        • +[25.0 - 39.0]% Core Damage
        • +[33.0 - 47.0]% Damage to Close Enemies
        • +[21.0 - 35.0]% Fire Damage
        • +[1 - 2] to Inner Flames
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        Esu's Heirloom

        "While scholars have proven these boots were not created by Esu herself, it is noteworthy that they have been passed down since the formation of the Mage Clans." - Barrett's Book of Implements

        Type: Unique Boots
        Class: Sorcerer

        Description: Your Critical Strike Chance is increased by 20 - 30% of your Movement Speed bonus.

        Affixes:

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        Raiment of the Infinite

        The power you have is never enough.


        Type: Ancestral Unique Chest Armor
        Class: Sorcerer

        Description: After using Teleport, Close enemies are Pulled to you and Stunned (CC) for [2.0 - 3.0] seconds, but Teleport's Cooldown is increased by 20%[x].


          Affixes: (Item Power 925)
          • +[28 - 42] Intelligence
          • +[16.5 - 23.5]% Damage to Close Enemies
          • +[16.5 - 23.5]% Damage to Stunned (CC) Enemies
          • +1 to Glass Cannon
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          Tal Rasha's Iridescent Loop

          "Fool said he dug it out of the sands near Lut Gholem with a few other worthless trinkets. I hid my delight at receiving such as treasure in exchange for a meager handful of coins" - Rakhaan

          Type: Unique Ring
          Class: Sorcerer

          Description: For each type of elemental damage you deal, gain [X] 14% increased damage for 4 seconds. Dealing Elemental damage refreshes all bonuses. (Sorcerer Only)

          • + % Resistance to All Elements
          • + % Resistance to All Elements

          Affixes:

          • + % Non-Physical Damage
          • + % Lucky Hit Chance
          • + % Resource Generation
          • + % Cooldown Reduction


          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.


          Changes to Varshan

          Patch 1.4.3, June 17, 2024

          • All Tormented bosses have had their health reduced by 30%. This includes Blood Boils from Tormented Echo of Lilith.