Welcome to our Act 5 Guide for Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R). Here we will lay out all the questions, tips and tricks to complete Act 5 with ease.
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Act V – Harrogath
- Malah – Sells Potions/Scrolls/Caster Weapons/Spear/Keys
- Larzuk – Repairs/Sells Weapons/Armor/Quest Npc
- Qual-Kehk – Act 5 Mercenaries/Quest NPC
- Cain – Identifies Items
- Nihlathak – Available before quest 3, Sells items/Gamble
- Anya – Becomes available after quest 3, Sells Items/Gamble/ Quest NPC
- S – Stash Location
- WP – Waypoint Location
Quests in Act 5
Siege on Harrogath (Quest #1)
- Location – The Bloody Foothills
- Waypoint – N/A
- Objective – Find and Kill Shenk The Overseer
- Reward – Larzuk Will Add Sockets To An Item Of Your Choice.
Siege on Harrogath is the first quest of Act V. It involves searching the Bloody Foothills for Shenk The Overseer and killing him. Once you are fully restocked and ready to start, Head outside of town into the Bloody Foothills. Once inside the foothills. Search the zone until you come across Shenk and his minions.
Once found, kill him to complete the quest. Once he is dead, continue on up the stairs behind Shenk into the Frigid Highlands and get the waypoint at the top. Once you have the waypoint, return to town and talk to Larzuk(2) for your reward.
Rescue on Mount Arreat (Quest #2)
- Location – Frigid Highlands
- Waypoint – Frigid Highlands
- Objective – Find and Free the Barbarians from the three cages
- Reward – Ral Ort Tal runes which makes Ancient’s Pledge runeword
Rescue on Mount Arreat is the second quest of Act V. It involves searching the Frigid Highlands for the Barbarians trapped in cages. After finishing quest 1, Return via the waypoint area to the Frigid Highlands. Once in the Highlands, Search the area for the Barbarians in cages that look like this.
After breaking the prison door on the cages, the caged barbarians will teleport home. There are 3 cages in total. After they are all freed, return to town and talk to Qual-Kehk(3) for your reward.
Prison of Ice (Quest #3)
- Location – The Frozen River
- Waypoint – Arreat Plateau/Crystalline Passage
- Objective – Find and Free Anya
- Reward – 10 Permanent points to all resistances
Prison of Ice is the third quest of Act V. It involves finding Anya(6) in the Frozen River and freeing her. After turning in the second quest to Qual-Kehk, restock in town and use the waypoint area or take your town portal back to the Frigid Highlands. Search the Frigid Highlands zone until you find the pathway into the Arreat Plateau. Once inside the plateau, Search the zone for the waypoint and the entrance to the Crystalline Passage.
The Crystalline passage entrance is along the outside of the map and is guarded by Thresh Socket.
Once you kill Thresh Socket or walk by him, enter the Crystalline Passage. Once you enter the passage, Search the zone for the waypoint and the entrance to the Frozen River.
It is recommended that you find the waypoint first before traveling into the river. Once you have the waypoint, enter the Frozen River and search the zone for Anya.
Anya is guarded by a yeti called Frozenstein.
After killing Frozenstein, Talk to Anya. After talking to Anya, use a portal to town and talk to Malah(1). Malah will then give you a potion.
Once you have the potion, return through the portal back to Anya. Once back, talk to Anya again and she will be freed. Once Anya is freed, Return to town and talk to Malah for your reward for a scroll that gives you 10 permanent resistances to everything.
Betrayal of Harrogath (Quest #4)
- Location – Halls of Vaught
- Waypoint – Halls of Pain
- Objective – Find and Kill Nihlathak
- Reward – Anya will inscribe your name on an item
Betrayal of Harrogath is the fourth quest of Act V. It involves the finding and killing of Nihlathak. Once you have freed Anya(6) and returned to town. Head down and talk to her. She will tell you that Nihlathak betrayed the world and will ask you to stop him. After talking to Anya(6) she will open a portal to Nihlathak’s Temple.
Once you have restocked in town, enter the portal. Once inside the portal, head into the temple and be ready to fight the door guardian named Pindleskin.
After killing Pindleskin, Make your way to the back of the temple and enter the Halls of Anguish.
Once inside the Halls of Anguish, Search for the way down to the Halls of Pain.
Once you have found the way down and entered the Halls of Pain, search the zone for the waypoint and the way down to the Halls of Vaught.
Once you have found the way down and entered the Halls of Vaught, Search the four sides for Nihlathak.
After you find Nihlathak, Kill him and return to town for your reward from Anya(6).
Rite of Passage (Quest #5)
- Location – Arreat summit
- Waypoint – Ancient’s Way
- Objective – Defeat the Ancients to gain passage the the worldstone
- Reward – 1 Character level and access to Baal in the Worldstone Chamber
Rite of Passage is the fifth quest in Act V. It involves defeating the ancients which grants you access to Baal. After defeating Nihlathak and finishing quest 4, restock in town and head back to the Crystalline passage via the waypoint area. Once back in the passage, search the zone for the Glacial Trail entrance.
Once you find and enter The Glacial Trail, Search the zone for the waypoint and entrance to the Frozen Tundra.
Once you find and enter the Frozen Tundra, Search the zone for the waypoint and the entrance to The Ancients Way.
Once inside the Ancients Way, search the zone for the waypoint and the entrance to the Arreat Summit.
Once you find and enter the Arreat Summit, return to town and restock up on supplies and be ready to fight the ancients. Once restocked, head back through the town portal and head to the altar in the middle of the zone.
Once you are ready and click this Altar, be ready to fight the three ancients.
Madawc mainly throws hatchets.
Korlic has a Leap attack
Talic uses whirlwind
(Note – In normal mode difficulty they do not have special affixes.)
Once the ancients have been summoned, you must kill all three without returning to town. Opening a town portal will reset them all and you will have to start over. Once you have defeated the last one, you will be given 1 character level and be left at the same amount of progression bar as before fighting them. Head to the back of the Summit and open up the gate on the Worldstone Keep Level 1.
Enter the Worldstone Keep level 1 and continue on to quest number 6.
Eve Of Destruction (Quest #6)
- Location – Worldstone Keep/Chamber
- Waypoint – Worldstone Keep Level 2
- Objective – Defeat Baal
- Reward – Completion of Act V and Access to Nightmare difficulty mode.
Eve of Destruction is the sixth and final quest of Act V.
It involves the finding and killing of Baal. After defeating the ancients and entering the Worldstone Keep level 1, Return to town and stock up.
After stocking up, Make your way back through your town portal and start searching for the way down to Worldstone Keep level 2 and then 3. Make sure to get the waypoint on Worldstone Keep Level 2. After reaching Worldstone Keep Level 3, search for the entrance to the Throne of Destruction.
Once you find and enter the Throne of Destruction, make your way to the back of the zone and clear out the room that Baal is in of all enemies. Once the room is cleared Baal will laugh and this begins the event.
The event consists of 5 waves of creatures from all the different Acts starting with Act 1. You must kill all the creatures in a wave before the next will spawn. It is advised to drop a town portal somewhere in the southern corners of the room in case you die or need to return to town and restock.
The first wave is a group of Fallen led by Colenzo the Annihilator.
He is immune to fire and resurrects his fallen minions.
After Colenzo is killed the second wave is led by a horadrim named Achmel the Cursed.
He is immune to lightning and poison. He also spawns skeletons.
After Achmel is killed, wave 3 is led by a council member named Bartuc the Bloody.
Bartuc and his minions are extra fast with a lifesteal and they summon hydras. After Bartuc is killed, the fourth wave is led by a Demon named Ventar the Unholy.
Ventar is immune to fire and poison. He and his minions are also extra fast and breathe fire.
Once Ventar is killed, the fifth and final wave is led by a Minion of Destruction called Lister the Tormentor.
Lister and his minions deal heavy melee damage and have a knockback stun. So be very careful when fighting them. (Note – if there is a wave you cannot kill, sometimes you can kite them out of the room and as long as all the creatures have exited Baals room the event will think the wave is dead.)
After killing Lister, Baal will turn around and enter the portal into the Worldstone Chamber.
Before entering the chamber, return to town and restock on supplies. Once you have your supplies, head back and enter The Worldstone Chamber. Once inside the Chamber, be ready to fight Baal.
Baal has a few abilities. These abilities include: A V shaped frost knockback that travels in front of him, A frontal Mana burn, He clones himself so there will be 2 Baals in the room but the clone dies much faster, He summons tentacles from the floor which target the closest enemy, He teleports, And has 2 curses one of which reduces damage done to him and the other that reduces defense.
Once killed, Tyreal appears in the chamber. Once he does, talk to him and he will open a portal to Destruction’s End. Before entering the portal, Make sure you have done everything in this current game that you want to do because entering the portal will end your current game instance. Once you are ready, enter the portal and watch the final cinematic.
Congratulations on Completing Act V and D2R.
The next thing to do is beat it on Nightmare and Hell Difficulties.
Notable Farming Locations
- Baal in the chamber
- Shenk farming via the Frigid Highlands WP
- Pindleskin via the Nihlathak’s Temple Portal