D2R The Summoner

The Summoner is a quest boss and players are required to kill him in the fifth and self-titled quest in order to be granted access to the Canyon of the Magi. In Hell difficulty on battle.net he will drop the Key of Hate, a requirement to access the Pandemonium Event.

Full Stats: The Summoner
Type: Special
Special Attributes: None; all stats preset.
Found in: Arcane Sanctuary
Quest: The Summoner must be killed to complete his eponymous quest, and to advance to the Canyon of the Magi, the last waypoint in Act Two.
Comments: The Summoner packs a number of dangerous spells, especially his Firewall, which he can cast from well off the visible screen. The flames will absolutely cook new characters who are stuck fighting monsters on the narrow walkways of the Arcane Sanctuary. The Summoner is a true mage, deadly from a distance, but cursed with very low hit points, resistances, and defense, which makes him an easy kill, once the distance is closed.

On Hell difficulty, the Summoner will sometimes drop the Key of Hate, an artifact required for the Pandemonium Event. The key has no other purpose, and can not be used by single player characters.


The first part to defeating The Summoner is actually finding him. He will always be located at the end of one of the four branches of the Arcane Sanctuary. If the player picks the wrong direction there will be a dead end with several chests, otherwise the quest cue will pop up indicating The Summoner is near. He will be able to attack the player before getting into visible range with deadly cold spells, so one should be sure to clear a path up to his platform before charging in. Fortunately he does not have much hp.

Additional Information

Special Abilities:

  • No melee attacks what so ever
  • Weaken
  • Glacial Spike
  • Frost Nova

Monster Stats

The Summoner Difficulty Health Resistances Drain Effectiveness Locations (Monster Level) Preset Attributes Highest Rune Drop
C F L M Phy Psn
Normal 82 – 110 75 30 30 30 30 30 100% Arcane Sanctuary (18) Extra Strong
Extra Fast
Nef (4)
Nightmare 1,290 – 1,642 75 30 30 30 30 30 75% Arcane Sanctuary (51) Ko (18)
Hell 6,167 – 7,849 75 30 30 30 30 30 50% Arcane Sanctuary (82) Lo (28)

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