Skip to Content

Diablo 2 Resurrected: The Countess Location and Runes Drop Table

Diablo 2 Resurrected The Countess

The Countess is one of the best enemies in the game to farm for runes. It’s one of the earlier bosses you’ll encounter during your journeys, as it’s an Act I unique bosses you’ll need to kill for a quest. What makes The Countess such a good farm is that she has two unique drop tables, including a high chance to drop runes. In this guide, we’ll go over where to find The Countess and her drop table in Diablo 2 Resurrected.

Where to find The Countess in Diablo 2 Resurrected

The Countess is located on the fifth floor of The Forgotten Tower in the Black Marsh. You can find the entrance to The Forgotten Tower around the Black Marsh waypoint by looking for an abandoned stone structure. Act I’s fourth quest, entitled “The Forgotten Tower,” requires players to explore the cellar dungeons beneath the Tower Ruins. The quest is activated by reading the Moldy Tome located in the Stony Field area of Act I.

…And so it came to pass that the Countess, who once bathers in the rejuvenating blood of a hundred virgins, was buried alive… And her castle in which so many cruel deeds took place fell rapidly into ruin. Rising over the buried dungeons in that god-forsaken wilderness, a solitary tower, like some monument to Evil, is all that remains.

Diablo 2 Resurrected: The Forgotten Tower (The Countess)

In Hell difficulty, the Countess will always be Fire and Cold immune, so keep that in mind. You can rely on your mercenary to do the heavy lifting, assuming a good loadout.

What runes does The Countess drop in Diablo 2 Resurrected?

The Countess’ rune drop table depends on the difficulty you’re playing on, whether it’s Normal, Nightmare or Hell. 

  • Normal difficulty: El to Ral Runes
  • Nightmare difficulty: El to Io Runes (and Lum and Ko)
  • Hell difficulty: El to Ist Runes (and Gul to Lo) 

It is also possible to find Lum and Ko runes on Nightmare difficulty and Gul to Lo runes on Hell difficulty, but these are from her monster loot table, not her rune drop table. You should not target farm those specific runes from the Countess, as the drop rate is incredibly low. 

Due to this enemy’s high rune drop chance, it’s the perfect place to farm for early game Runewords like Stealth. The ideal difficulty to farm the Countess will depend entirely on what type of runes you need. 

The Countess also has a chance to drop the Key of Terror, which is required for the Pandemonium Event. It is estimated that the Countess has an 8% chance to drop a Key of Terror on Hell difficulty. The drop rate increases up to 9% with more players in your game.

That’s everything you need to know about The Countess in Diablo 2 Resurrected! For more guides and related content, check out our Diablo 2 Resurrected section!

Back to Navigation