Diablo IV's Season 2 introduces a formidable new undead boss, the Echo of Varshan. To summon Varshan, players must combine a Malignant Heart with three of Varshan's Body Parts. These are obtainable from vanquishing Grotesque Debtors in the Whisper of the Dead events near the Tree of Whispers in northern Hawezar. The ritual is conducted in the Malignant Burrow dungeon, recommended for characters at Level 75 or higher due to the encounter's difficulty.
The Malignant Hearts in Season 2 do not offer any skill modifiers unlike their Season 1 counterparts. Instead, they are critical for the summoning ritual. For those who prefer not to grind for body parts, crafting options are available through the Alchemist vendor. The crafting recipe comes at the cost of one Malignant Heart and additional rare materials.
Challenging the Boss
To increase the chances of defeating Varshan, it is advisable to team up with other players. Failure in the boss fight necessitates the recollection of the necessary summoning items. This underscores the challenge posed by this undead boss, thereby adding an intriguing layer of complexity to the gameplay.
In addition to the Echo of Varshan, Season 2 introduces the Abattoir of Zir dungeon and more content with the forthcoming 1.2.3 patch. Players will have to fight against the clock to defeat countless enemies and bosses for substantial event rewards. The Abattoir of Zir event will last for six weeks, ending on January 23, 2024.