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.
- Normal: 8
- Nightmare: 9
- Hell: 10
||Difficulty||Health||Resistances||Drain Effectiveness||Locations (Monster Level)||Preset Attributes||Highest Rune Drop|
|Normal||16 - 36||0||0||75||0||0||0||100%||Stony Field (8)||Lightning Enchanted
|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.