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Tools Of The Trade Diablo 2 Resurrected Quest Guide

Here's how to complete the Tools Of The Trade quest in Diablo 2 Resurrected.

When you talk to Charsi (the Blacksmith) after reaching the Monastery gates, you will get this quest which is the 5th one in the first Act. She will request you to bring the Horadric Malus which she left behind when she escaped from the Monastery after Andariel‘s attack. If you manage to get it and bring it to her, she can use it to make your weapons stronger. It’s an enchanted smithing hammer and it’s guarded by a powerful enemy. Now, nothing in D2R is straightforward, so we’ve created this Tools Of The Trade Diablo 2 Resurrected quest guide to help you out.

How to Complete Tools Of The Trade Quest in Diablo 2 Resurrected

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Your objectives to complete the Tools Of The Trade quest in Diablo 2 Resurrected are to talk to Charsi, find the Smith (defeat him if you’d like), get Charsi’s Horadric Malus and go back to her with it.

So, when the quest is triggered at the Monastery Barracks gate, keep going until you get to the Forge and you will find the Horadric Malus. Approach it and interact to retrieve it after you’ve defeated The Smith.

How to Defeat the Smith in Diablo 2 Resurrected & Get the Horadric Malus

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The Smith is a strong boss who is also an overlord super unique demon who threatens to make weapons from your bones! Now, you can totally run past him and get the Malus but if you want to kill him while you are at it, keep these things in mind. He’s got quite a bit of speed and also has a hammer attack that can prove to be deadly if you are facing him for the first time. He’s huge and quite persistent – yes he will chase you around. If the other enemies manage to get your health down, one hit from this boss’ weapon is going to kill you. So make sure to chip away his health while also running away from him occasionally. If you have an OP weapon that can take him down on one or two attacks, this is one of the best times to use it. Ranged attackers can simply keep running while whittling away his health bit by bit.

Once you have killed him, collected the drops, and taken the Horadic Malus back to Charsi, she will thank you. Then, she will help you imbue an item to upgrade it based on your character level. This is how you can complete the Tools Of The Trade quest in Diablo 2 Resurrected. Even though it’s not a quest that you must complete, but it sure will help you in the long run.

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That’s all there is to know about this quest. In case you want to know more about the best builds, runes and runewords as well as other Diablo 2 Resurrected tips and tricks, head over to our dedicated section on Gamer Tweak!