|Hillock, the Blacksmith|
|Level(s)||1 - 82|
|Resistance(s)||30% Fire |
|Modifier(s)||60% Less Curse Effectiveness |
Cannot Be Fully Slowed
Immune To Knockback
Hillock, the Blacksmith is one of the 18 Immortal Syndicate members.
Before Hillock was killed by the player character in Act 1, he was a "mindless" zombie already, so apparently after the Mastermind resurrected Hillock, still affects his ability to think.
Before the open beta, the game developer released a lore in their website regarding Hillock, which mentioned he was a blacksmith. Despite the lore is not certain to be still canon and the webpage is not accessible anymore, a map boss that is based on Hillock, The Blacksmith, is named after the occupation. Not all the names of the map boss have a logical explanation.
This resurrected boss, now known as "Hillock, the Blacksmith", now has safehouse rewards that matching the nickname. As a member of Immortal Syndicate, he rewards the player in the Syndicate Safehouse by adding quality to items (weapon, body armour and flask; map until 3.14). Note that Abyss Scarab is added in version 3.14.0 and apparently arbitrarily linked to Hillock.
"Want a friend, I do. Sit in my room, bashing my hammer, talking to myself... gettin' ANGRY... with a friend maybe I wouldn't hurt people no more. Will you help me find a friend?
- - Hillock
"My head still hurts!
- - Hillock
"Maybe this will make the bad thoughts go...
- - Hillock (after the player let Hillock escape)
|in-game text||Escorting Personal Weaponsmithing Equipment||Collecting 'Shiny Things' (Abyss Scarabs?)|
|Sergeant||Improve the quality of a weapon to 24%||Improve the quality of an armour to 24%||Improve the quality of a flask to 22%||Rusted Abyss ScarabRusted Abyss ScarabArea contains an additional AbyssAs the hordes of bone and blood and foul magic surge across the Vastiri Plains, the scant survivors of our akhara agree to your alliance, ash-scarred Ahkeli. Disorder means death. Order may mean life.Can be used in a personal Map Device to add modifiers to a Map.|
|Lieutenant||Improve the quality of a weapon to 26%||Improve the quality of an armour to 26%||Improve the quality of a flask to 24%||Polished Abyss ScarabPolished Abyss ScarabArea contains an additional Abyss|
Abysses in Areas spawn 50% increased MonstersYour golems and your leadership have slowed the tide of death, Clayshaper. The relics of power you bid us find have kept the Vastiri Plains from the brink of oblivion. The defences of the Maraketh will hold.Can be used in a personal Map Device to add modifiers to a Map.
|Captain||Improve the quality of a weapon to 28%||Improve the quality of an armour to 28%||Improve the quality of a flask to 26%||Gilded Abyss ScarabGilded Abyss ScarabArea contains 2 additional Abysses|
Abysses in Areas spawn 50% increased MonstersThe Winter of the World has ended at the hands of the Three Sisters. We lay this scarab upon your ancient grave in thanks for your efforts, Honoured Founder. As you hoped, the fate of your people will never befall another.Can be used in a personal Map Device to add modifiers to a Map.
|Tier 4 (Mastermind's Lair)||Improve the quality of a weapon to 30%||Improve the quality of an armour to 30%||Improve the quality of a flask to 28%||Winged Abyss ScarabWinged Abyss ScarabArea contains 3 additional Abysses|
Abysses in Areas spawn 100% increased MonstersThe Abyssals creep forth by night and by storm. Their eons underground were not a respite, but an amassing, and now they number beyond comprehension.Can be used in a personal Map Device to add modifiers to a Map.
Items found from this monster
|The Crimson StormThe Crimson Storm|
Physical Damage: (104-116) to (156-174)
Critical Strike Chance: (6.88%-7.43%)
Attacks per Second: 1.40
Weapon Range: 120Requires Level 57, 190 Dex6% increased Movement Speed(140-170)% increased Physical Damage
(25-35)% increased Critical Strike Chance
50% chance to inflict Bleeding on Critical Strike with Attacks
Enemies you inflict Bleeding on grant (60-100)% increased Flask Charges
Adds (100-120) to (150-165) Physical Damage against Bleeding Enemies
50% chance to Maim Enemies on Critical Strike with Attacks
Veiled Suffix"There were no survivors. It had only been fired twice."
- Order of the Djinn inscriptionTake this item to Jun Ortoi to have her Unveil it.
Unset RingRequires Level 45Has 1 Socket+5 to Level of Socketed Aura Gems
Socketed Gems have 10% increased Mana Reservation
+(15-25) to all Attributes
Regenerate 15 Life per second for each Uncorrupted Item Equipped
-2 to Total Mana Cost of Skills for each Corrupted Item Equipped
Veiled Suffix"Fusing the parasite with another ring has manifested unpredictable effects.
I theorise the sacrificial vessel's level of anguish is a key variable.
- Arzaak, Syndicate ResearcherTake this item to Jun Ortoi to have her Unveil it.
Vaal RapierOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 26.4-104.4
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 14Requires Level 66, 212 Dex+25% to Global Critical Strike MultiplierAttacks with this Weapon deal Double Damage
Veiled SuffixWhat has no siblings but is always a twin?Take this item to Jun Ortoi to have her Unveil it.
Leather BeltRequires Level 53+(25-40) to maximum Life+(30-40)% to Cold Resistance
Chill nearby Enemies when you Focus, causing 30% reduced Action Speed
Focus has (30-50)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
(50-70)% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments against Chilled Enemies
Veiled SuffixCold winds whirl at the crown of the world.Take this item to Jun Ortoi to have her Unveil it.
- (7-8)% increased Attributes (body armour only)
|Cost||Affix type||Stats||Item Classes Categories||Unveils|
|2x Orb of Alchemy||Suffix||5% increased Attributes||Body Armour||1|
|4x Chaos Orb||Suffix||6% increased Attributes||Body Armour||4|
Since version 3.6.0, Hillock's signature mods have been re-tiered, from 4 tiers to 3. These first generation crafted mods can only be found in items in permanent leagues as legacy crafted mods:
|Name||Generation Type||Stats||Spawn Weighting|
|of Hillock||Suffix||1||3% increased Attributes||body_armour 0|
|of Hillock||Suffix||25||4% increased Attributes||body_armour 0|
|of Hillock||Suffix||50||5% increased Attributes||body_armour 0|
|of Hillock||Suffix||75||6% increased Attributes||body_armour 0|
The lowest tier of the second generation Hillock craftable mod, introduced in 3.6.0, is retired since version 3.14.0
|Name||Generation Type||Stats||Spawn Weighting|
|of Hillock||Suffix||60||4% increased Attributes||body_armour 2000|