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The Countess is a former woman who bathed in the blood of virgins, and was buried alive in her tower's cellars for her crimes. Her fortune was divided among the clergy, though some still remains in the tower, alongside the Countess, arisen from the grave. The Moldy Tome in the Stony Field tells you the story of the countess, and you can choose to explore it in the Forgotten Tower Quest.


On the bottom floor you will find The Countess, alongside an army of corrupted rogues. She will start by casting Fire Wall on the two entrances to her room, then will come and attack you. The Countess is fire enchanted, so be careful when landing the final blow. Once she is dead, a nearby chest full of treasure will open. In Hell difficulty on battle.net she will drop the Key of Terror, a requirement to access the Pandemonium Event. She is also the best source of runes in the game.

Additional Information

Special Abilities

  • Casts Fire Wall at the entrances to her chamber.


  • Normal: 6
  • Nightmare: 7
  • Hell: 8

Monster Stats

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

The Countess (Diablo II).gif
Dark Stalker
Normal 96 - 161 0 75 0 0 0 0 100% Forgotten Tower (11) Fire Enchanted Ral (8)
Nightmare 1,497 - 2,496 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% Forgotten Tower (45) Ko (18)
Hell 7,004 - 11,674 130 108 33 20 20 20 100% Forgotten Tower (82) Lo (28)


The Countess was voiced by Lani Minella, who also provided the voice for Adria the Witch and Wirt the Peglegged Boy in Diablo I, and for Blood Raven, Andariel, Malah and the Ancients in Diablo II. The story of the countess is probably based on the story of Elizabeth Bathory, a sixteenth century Countess who murdered hundreds of young girls.