In the Jarulf’s Guide to Diablo and Hellfire

it states (in the table '' Definition of ilvl for Griswold’s premium items'')

At Griswold the 14th slot will be: clvl + 3

And since I'm lvl 13: the ilvl can go up to 16 in that slot

For a King's Bastard Sword of speed (same attack speed as haste) I don't know how to calculate the ilvl (qlvl) can someone help me? Same thing for the Jester's Sword of the leech.

Because I'd like to know the optimal level to farm this item, I've read that a King's Bastard Sword of haste is ilvl 28 but it is quite complicated to calculate this, if I had one example perhaps I could understand better.

The best level to farm is 1 level lower than the ilvl or the same level. because in Hellfire there is 4 slots with +1 ilvl and 4 slots with the same ilvl (Griswold).

  • I'm not sure, but do you just take the highest modifier as the item level? ex: ''of the bat'' ''of speed'' And guides says that the jester modifier cannot be obtained if your character level is higher than 15.
    – Maxpire
    Apr 30, 2020 at 9:36
  • seem's like it's the highest prefix/suffix ''King's'' is 28 so it'll appear at Griswold at lvl 26 or 25 in hellfire. so at level around 28-29 is a great time to find these.
    – Maxpire
    May 4, 2020 at 7:07
  • Finally figured it out Griswold has a range of ilvl for base quality items (ex sword or king sword) of ilvl/4 to ilvl and for prefixes and suffixes ilvl/2 to ilvl that's why a character can never have jester (qlvl 7) on a weapon on lvl 16 because the lowest slots are lvl 7.5-15 (8-15).
    – Maxpire
    May 4, 2020 at 10:21
  • 16 might work because it's rounded down, but above 16 nope, I finally got My Jester's sword of the bat (bastard sword).
    – Maxpire
    May 4, 2020 at 20:37

1 Answer 1


For Griswold it's as shown on the table here:

Let's say you are level 11 in Hellfire for Premium items Griswold will have

  • 3 slots will be ilvl up to 10
  • 4 slots will be ilvl up to 11
  • 4 slots will be ilvl up to 12
  • 2 slots will be ilvl up to 13
  • 2 slots will be ilvl up to 14

For the base quality (Bastard Sword, Scimitar, Broad sword etc.):

the range is the ilvl/4 to the ilvl of the slot

so in the first 3 slots it will be 2.5-10 (for numbers with decimals it will be rounded down) so 2-10

For the prefixes and suffixes: it is ilvl/2 to the ilvl of the slot

so for the first 3 slots if will be 5-10

So For a Jester's (qlvl 7) Sword (Bastard (qlvl 10) of the leech or bat (qlvl 8)

level 11 or 12 is the best levels to find the sword type (qlvl 10). Because in the lowest slots you can get the sword type and in the highest slot you can also get the lowest modifier (qlvl 7).


In Hellfire Griswold will try to always sell you items that are at least 80% of the value you carry, so get 1 type of each item with a very high price and get (in this example a sword) the item type you need to be just lower it's value (with the 80% idealy so a more expensive one is better), the sword I was looking for was around 17k so having all the other types of items with value over 20k (with the 80% in mind it is better to have very expensive ones so he won't be able to generate any of that type for the ilvl he's allowed to sell, sometimes it fails on some slots) and having a sword of 14k made it a lot easier. (in MP there's no jewelry sold by Griswold) So Griswold did propose me lots of swords and around the value I needed and finally got one.

ilvl=item level

qlvl=quality lvl

The highest prefix/suffix or base qlvl is what matters for the determination of what will appear/what's possible. Max qlvl 30 for Griswold

  • I don't mind someone copy pasting this to get the reputation, I'll gladly chose your answer instead ;)
    – Maxpire
    May 4, 2020 at 20:52
  • There is absolutely nothing wrong with answering your own question with detailed research and accepting it. Good work!
    – Sorean
    May 5, 2020 at 23:01
  • Yes I know but bye bye the +50 reputation I wasted for a bounty, I'm willing to give it to someone... Answers that other users post to this question are eligible for a +50 reputation bounty.
    – Maxpire
    May 6, 2020 at 21:40
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    If I read this right, you should be getting it back automatically as your answer is the highest voted and created after you started the bounty: gaming.stackexchange.com/help/bounty
    – Sorean
    May 7, 2020 at 1:09
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    That is quite unfortunate.
    – Sorean
    May 14, 2020 at 16:42

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