Diablo 4: How to get Stygian Stones and summon Tormented Echoes

Diablo 4 tormented echoes - Varshan
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Those playing Diablo 4 season four might be a little curious as to how the new Tormented Echoes bosses work. These supercharged versions of regular bosses are significantly tougher to beat, but offer better rewards, such as a Resplendent Spark for uber unique crafting the first time you beat one of them.

There are six Torment bosses in season four, each of which require a special material called Stygian Stones in order for you to summon them. You might also be interested in how the new Tempering system works for customising affixes on your gear. Otherwise, here's how to summon the new Tormented Echoes bosses and get the materials you need.

How to get Stygian Stones

You can get Stygian Stones by completing The Pit (Image credit: Blizzard)

The main ingredient required to summon Torment bosses are Stygian Stones, which you can get by completing The Pit. You first unlock this rift-like dungeon in Torment world tier via a priority quest that'll introduce you to the Runeshard currency needed to open it. You can get Runeshards from Whispers, by opening Legion or Helltide chests, or finishing Nightmare Dungeons

When starting out you'll get one or two Stygian Stones per run, and you'll need three overall to summon a Tormented Echo. It's also important to note that, like other boss materials, Stygian Stones are tradeable between players, so when season four rolls around you'll be able to purchase them with gold. If you're running The Pit co-op then only the person whose world it is will be rewarded the stones.

How to summon Tormented Echoes

Tormented Echoes cost five times the materials in the PTR, but now only cost three times (Image credit: Blizzard)

You can summon Tormented versions of bosses at their usual lairs and altars on Torment world tier, but here's the kicker; you need three times the materials per boss summon. To call up Torment Varshan for instance, you'll require three of each Malignant body part instead of just one. Thankfully, it's easier to get boss materials now due to them dropping more frequently.

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Tormented Echo material costs
Torment VarshanThree Stygian Stones, three Gurgling Heads, Blackened Femurs, Trembling Hands, and Malignant Hearts
Torment GrigoireThree Stygian Stones and 15 Living Steel
Torment ZirThree Stygian Stones and 27 Exquisite Blood
Torment Beast in the IceThree Stygian Stones, 27 Distilled Fear, and 250 Sigil Powder (to craft his Nightmare Dungeon sigil)
Torment DurielThree Stygian Stones, 6 Mucus-Slick Eggs and Shards of Agony
Torment AndarielThree Stygian Stones, 6 Sandscorched Shackles and Pincushioned Dolls

Though they don't seem to have any new attacks, Tormented Echoes spawn at level 200, and have massive health pools. Any elites they summon during the fight will also be of a significantly higher level, so make sure your character is in tip-top shape before facing any of them. Defeating a Torment boss will get you far better rewards than the regular version, including 925 gear, and a guaranteed Resplendent Spark on your very first kill. All Tormented Echoes also have a chance to drop Uber Uniques.

Sean Martin
Guides Writer

Sean's first PC games were Full Throttle and Total Annihilation and his taste has stayed much the same since. When not scouring games for secrets or bashing his head against puzzles, you'll find him revisiting old Total War campaigns, agonizing over his Destiny 2 fit, or still trying to finish the Horus Heresy. Sean has also written for EDGE, Eurogamer, PCGamesN, Wireframe, EGMNOW, and Inverse.