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Rakanishu (Diablo II)

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Rakanishu always spawns next to the Cairn Stones that are used to activate the portal to Tristram during The Search for Cain quest.


When attacking Rakanishu, melee heroes need to be careful because his Lightning Enchanted status causes several Charged Bolts to radiate out from him each time he is damaged. Very quick attacks on Rakanishu will result in an equally quick death if you do not watch yourself carefully, especially on the higher difficulty levels. Rakanishu is the first of the Lightning Enchanted bosses in Diablo II.

Additional Information


  • Normal: 8
  • Nightmare: 9
  • Hell: 10

Monster Stats

Difficulty Health Resistances Drain Effectiveness Locations (Monster Level) Preset Attributes Highest Rune Drop
C F L M Phy Psn

Rakanishu (Diablo II).gif
Normal 16 - 36 0 0 75 0 0 0 100% Stony Field (8) Lightning Enchanted
Extra Fast
Nightmare 444 - 978 0 0 75 0 0 0 85% Stony Field (40) Io (16)
Hell 2,112 - 4,648 40 110 75 0 15 0 75% Stony Field (71) Lo (28)


  • Fallen monsters and all of their variants can often be heard exclaiming "Rakanishu" before attacking, implying that they have great respect for and answer to him.