Bashiok is a rare spawn that can be found within the Dahlgur Oasis in Act II of Diablo III. He can be found on any difficulty, and is linked to the achievement Bashanishu. Bashiok can spawn anywhere in the Dahlgur Oasis, though he is typically found wandering closer to the Dahlgur Oasis Waypoint. A player can check to see if Bashiok has spawned, but because of his low spawning rate, players may need to reset their current game many times before finally encountering Bashiok. This monster most often spawns with a small group of Fallen at his aid.
Named for the Diablo III community manager, Bashiok, the ingame monster appears as a Fallen Shaman (conjurer). It is speculated as a relationship to Bashiok's forum avatar, which is also a Fallen Shaman.
This achievement can be obtained only after the player obtains Rakanishu's Blade (only Normal difficulty), which is located in the Shrine of Rakanishu. This is a randomly spawned event that is available in the Dahlgur Oasis.
To obtain this achievement, the player only needs to hit Bashiok with the blade, it is not necessary to kill him with it equipped.
Spells and AbilitiesEdit
Bashiok's description only includes the detail "Death Is Not The End." However, this gives no information for the fight mechanics while engaging this monster in combat. Bashiok is capable of the following (boss modifiers):
- Arcane Enchanted
- Extra Health
It is possible for Bashiok to show two of these combat traits/boss modifiers, but they are undetermined until the player has engaged the boss. Note: Some of these modifiers are more commonly seen than others, and reports of various pairings of skills has been reported. Difficulty has an impact on the difficult of the monsters spawned, as well as the likelihood of monsters spawning with various modifiers.