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Andariel is the best boss for Diablo 2 Resurrected players to farm early in the game. She resides at the bottom of the Catacombs in Act I, in a tastefully decorated throne Throne Room a lovely antechamber. She's a very easy boss to kill for magic find and drops tons of unique and set d2r ladder items with little to no risk to your character. In this guide, we'll give you everything you need to know about farm Andariel in Diablo II: Resurrected.
1. How To Find Andariel?
She is easy to find, you just need to go to the waypoint on level 2 of the catacombs, teleport clockwise or counterclockwise to find the entrance to level 3, then do the same thing to find the entrance to level 4. Using teleportation, you can move several times faster than by any other means of movement, and you can also quickly cross walls or gaps in the map.
2. Why Farm Andariel?
Farming Andariel is one of the most profitable things you can do in the entire game, especially at the start of the ladder season one. Although she's only level 79, she can drop a variety of items that can help you get to the next level, including pieces of the coveted Tal Rasha's set, and many others. This is also the best way to equip your own character with self-found items.
3. Strategies & Tips For Farming Andariel
Before starting the fight with Andariel, it is recommended that you clear out as much of her room as possible. You should also clean the room before her with the blood pool in the middle. Alternatively, you can run into Andariel's room and get close to the door behind you to avoid clearing the room's blood pool. To trigger the battle with Andariel, step on the rug leading to her throne and she'll stomp off the top of the screen and interact with you after you do so.
Andariel deals mostly poison damage and is surrounded by hordes of monsters, so you should have a good defense against physical damage and poison damage. Increases survivability against physical damage by increasing block chance, physical damage resistance (capped at 50%), faster hit recovery, faster block rate, or having a lot of health. To against poison damage, you can use antidote potions, and as for gear options, your best options are Venom Grip Gloves, Guardian Angel Body Armor, Andariel's Visage Helmet, or Sandstorm Trek Boots.
Since teleporting is an important part of farming efficiency, you can have a sorceress build to farm Andariel. The best candidate is the Lightning Sorceress, as it's the only build capable of a 7-frame teleport with a 200% faster cast rate, allowing you to reach your target boss super fast. Even with this fast teleport speed, most of a run will involve finding Andariel. The kill itself won't take more than a few seconds, you should cast a few static fields to lower her life by half, then cast a few Lightnings to destroy her.
Also, when large elite groups appear next to Andariel, clear them before engaging her. This saves a lot from fighting her, and you can get extra d2r items from them. Kiting is a great way to cheesing down Andariel. Just run away from her and use your abilities, you can also use various obstacles and terrain in her room to block her poison shots.
In the end, Andariel herself is straight to the point. Watch out for the poison, if you can, break the line of sight of her poison cast, and calm her down if you have that option. She's a boss encounter, but it's not that hard if you're careful. Good luck on your Andariel runs!
4. Andariel Best Drops
Nightmare Andariel Best Drops
The Eye of Etlich
The Stone of Jordan
Tal Rasha's Adjudication
Tal Rasha's Fine-Spun Cloth T
Hell Andariel Best Drops
Skin of the Vipermagi
The Stone of Jordan
Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
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