Diablo 3’s The Darkening of Tristram event is back, here’s everything you need to know about braving the depths of Tristram Cathedral in this throwback to Diablo 1.
After first appearing back in 2017, Diablo 3 has resurrected its beloved The Darkening of Tristram event for a second go around. This means that the dungeons of the original Diablo have been faithfully recreated in the Diablo 3 engine, this includes each area’s, enemies and bosses. There’s also lots of new delicious loot to be found for a limited time only.
If you’re reentering the demon-infested Cathedral for Diablo 3’s The Darkening of Tristram event, here’s a complete guide to what awaits you in terms of enemies, bosses, and rewards. Be warned, your journey will take you straight down into Hell, where the Lord of Terror awaits.
- How to access each level in The Darkening of Tristram
- How to beat the Darkening of Tristram bosses
- Darkening of Tristram Rewards
Diablo 3’s The Darkening of Tristram event replicates the areas from Diablo 1 as players go deeper and deeper underground. The maps are randomly generated, but most follow a linear structure when it comes to descending to the next level.
You’ll just need to explore the level until you find the stairs down to the next one. Just make sure you explore thoroughly if you want to find all the available loot. Most of it is dropped by the unique enemies that populate each level.
Unlike Diablo 2 and 3, you’ll just need to head down to the next level to progress, so finding the stairs is enough. As you go deeper, the areas will change and the enemies will get tougher. Once you reach the depths of Tristram Cathedral you’ll then enter the Catacombs. Beneath that is a Cave system that leads down to Hell itself– Where Diablo himself will challenge you.
|Level||Notable Loot||Monsters||Bosses and unique enemies|
|Level 1||None||Fallen One Scavenger Skeleton Skeleton Captain Zombie||None|
|Level 2 (The Butcher’s Lair)||The Butcher’s Cleaver, Ring of Truth||Carver, Devil Kin and Fallen One Scavenger Skeleton and Skeleton Captain Zombie and Rotting Carcass||The Butcher Shadowbite Rotfeast the Hungry|
|Level 3 (The Skeleton King’s Lair)||The Undead Crown||Black Death and Ghoul Carver, Dark One Burning Dead Skeletons, Corpse Skeletons, Skeleton Archer, Horror Plague Eater and Shadow Beast Fiend||Leoric the Skeleton King Madeye the Dead Brokenhead Bangshield|
|Level 4||Harlequin Crest||Dark One and Devil Kin Rotting Carcass Flesh Clan Gloom||Gharbad the Weak Snotspill Blacklash the Burning|
|Level 5||Arkaine’s Valor (After solving the puzzle) Empyrean Band||Overlord Blink Flesh Clan Winged Demon||Bloodskin Darkbow Foulwing Shadowcrow|
|Level 6||None||Fire Clan, Stone Clan, Flesh Clan Horror Archer and Horror Captain Hidden Overlord Familiar Bone Gasher, Acid Beast||Deathshade Fleshmaul Bilefroth the Pit Master Bloodgutter|
|Level 7||Optic Amulet||Mud Man Night Clan Khazra Illusion Weaver||Blighthorn Steelmace Gorestone Nightwing the Cold|
|Level 8||None||Blood Stone, Magma Demon Toad Demon, Mud Man Familiar Gargoyle Poison Spitter, Acid Beast Night Clan||Zhar the Mad Firewound the Grim Baron Sludge|
|Level 9||Black Mushroom||Illusion Weaver Night Clan Mud Runner Toad Demon Magma Demon Gargoyle||Breakspine Brokenstorm Oozedrool|
|Level 10||Griswold’s Edge, Anvil of Fury||Mud Runner Toad Demon Death Wing Slayer Night Clan||The Flayer Goldblight of the Flame Blackstorm|
|Level 11||None||Death Wing Guardian Frost Charger Cave Viper Red Storm||Bluehorn Fangspeir|
|Level 12||None||Storm Lord, Storm Rider, Maelstrom Black Knight Lava Maw Fire Drake Balrog Flayed One Obsidian Lord Succubus||Viperflame Viletouch Lionskull the Bent|
|Level 13||None||Steel Lord Maelstrom Slayer Succubus||Warlord of Blood Rustweaver Witchmoon|
|Level 14||Veil of Steel||Counselor, Magistrate Black Knight, Doom guard Fire Drake, Gold Viper Maelstrom Hell Spawn||Steelskull the Hunter Graywar the Slayer Stareye the Witch|
|Level 15||None||Snow Witch, Soul Burner, Hell Spawn Steel Lord, Blood Knight Magistrate Azure Drake Balrog Cabalist||The Vizier|
|Unholy Altar||None||Advocate Soul Burner||Arch-Bishop Lazarus Red Vex Blackjade|
|Level 16 (Diablo’s Lair)||None||Blood Knight Advocate||Sire Gorash