Siege on Harrogath is the first quest of the Diablo II: Lord of Destruction expansion. It is initiated by talking to Larzuk, who tasks the player with destroying Shenk the Overseer, the taskmaster responsible for the constant siege on Harrogath.
After the player manages to defeat Shenk, the quest is completed and rewards such as D2 Items will be received. Larzuk will reward the player with adding Sockets to an item of the player’s choosing. After the quest has been completed players are eligible to start the second quest, Rescue on Mount Arreat (Quest).
Hunting Shenk the Overseer for D2 Items
Shenk the Overseer is one of Baal’s most vicious generals. He is found at the end of the Bloody Foothills in Act V of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. This ruthless taskmaster inflicts Minion Frenzy on his Enslaved minions around him, turning them into Fanatic Enslaved. He must be killed in order to complete the Siege on Harrogath quest.
He is also one of the few Super Unique enemies in the game that does not have any minions.
Shenk can be found in the farthest regions of the Bloody Foothills. He is surrounded by several Catapults and a horde of minions, the Enslaved. He can use Minion Frenzy to transform them to Fanatic Enslaved, turning them into volatile walking bombs. It might be difficult to reach Shenk due to his many minions, but he does tend to wander around. Lure his minions away and defeat them first before focusing on Shenk. When Shenk dies a flurry of Catapult charges will start shelling the location of Shenk’s corpse; this bombardment doesn’t deal damage to the player but will kill any minions or catapults caught in the blast radius.
Quest Rewards and More Diablo 2 Items
As a reward for killing Shenk, Larzuk offers to add sockets to an item of your choice. This allows for players to add sockets to magical and rare items. However, items that cannot hold sockets are ineligible to receive them from Larzuk.
- Magic Items receive either 1 or 2 sockets (assuming they qualify for sockets).
- Set Items, Rare Items, Unique Items, and Crafted Items all receive 1 socket.
- Normal items receive the maximum amount of sockets allowed for the item level (not necessarily six, depends on the item being socketed).
- Item level is determined by the level of the monster that drops the item.
- Socketed items cannot be socketed again.
Get the dose and right amount of rewards and Diablo 2 items in taking out this quest.