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Diablo 2 Act V: Lord of Destruction
Diablo II Act 5: Lord of Destruction
Siege on Harrogath
Harrogath is under siege by Baal's demons. If you wish to make good on your promise and prove yourself to Larzuk and the others bring those infernal
catapults to a halt. They are threatening to bring down the very walls around us.
Given by Larzuk or Enter siege area.
Tip: If you Reach the wood bridge to the Frigid Highlands you have gone too far. Search the Bloody Foothills for a Unique Monster in special area surrounded by many minions. Kill him.
Rescue on Mount Arreat
Since the siege has ended, Qual-Kehk has turned his concern toward his men still imprisoned among the demons. The gods only know what's being done with them. In your journey up the mountain keep your eyes open for Qual-Kehk's soldiers and bring them back to him if you can.
Given by Qual-Kehk after defeating Shenk the Overseer, or by entering the Frigid Highlands.
Tip: Search the many fortress areas for special areas on the Automap. They will appear in white. Knock the doors down to release the Barbarians. It is possible to fail this quest. If it says unable to complete quest, you have failed. Create a new game and try again.
Prison of Ice
Anya, a young alchemist and daughter to one of our slain elders, has disappeared. She is a strong crafty woman with a spirit like no others, except for maybe your own. One night just before your arrival Malah saw her and Nihlathak arguing about something. The next morning she was gone.
Nihlathak has his own stories as to where she went, but Malah fears he is hiding something, something Anya knows about.
Find Anya and bring her back to Harrogath. If something is wrong with Nihlathak, she'll know what to do.
Given by Malah or get within range of Anya in the Ice Caves.
Tip: Find and search the Frozen River.
Betrayal of Harrogath
Nihlathak plans to make a deal with Baal to protect this town. He is giving Baal the relic of the Ancients, our most holy token. It allows anyone to walk unfettered into the mountain. Anya tried to stop him but he imprisoned her among the hordes.
Nihlathak must be stopped before he dooms us all. His delirium is no excuse for his actions. As much as Anya would love to strangle the life out of him herself, her imprisonment has left her too weak.
You must kill him. Stop him from destroying everything we have fought for aeons to protect.
Given by Anya.
Tip: Find the Halls of Vaught. There are four areas. Find the extension of the cross where Nihilathak is located. Nihlathak will raise Minions
to help him out. Don't waste your time battling these if possible because he can send an endless stream of them against you. Nihlathak uses Corpse Explosion very effectively. Even players with insane amounts of life can be instantly killed. It's best to use spells and skills on the Minion Corpses so that they can't be exploded. Try to "rush" Nihlathak and destroy him as quickly as possible.
Rite of Passage
You are making your way up to the top of the mountain. None here would ever dare get as close to it as you have. It is sacred to those of Harrogath; our most holy place. The legends say that it is guarded by the Ancient Ones. They block the path of all the unworthy.
It makes no difference what Qual-Kehk or the others think of you. It will be the Ancients that decide if you are worthy of this battle. Good luck.
Given by Qual-Kehk or reach the top of the mountain.
Tip: You must destroy all 3 Ancients without leaving the area. If you leave they will be reset. If you open a Town Portal the Ancients will be reset. If no one is alive on the Summit (everyone is dead or in town), the Ancients will be reset. The Ancients are very tough. Try to focus on killing the easiest or weakest one (depends on your class, skills or party) and finish them off. Static Field works great on Ancients without Lightning Immune or Resistance. Next move on to the next weakest Ancient.
Reward: The maximum experience gain is limited to 1 character level.
Notes: You cannot get credit for this quest unless your Character Level is greater than or equal to 20 * difficulty level, where the difficulty level is one for normal, two for nightmare and three for hell mode.
Eve of Destruction
Beware. As you enter the gates to the mountain you will not be alone. Baal, the Lord of Destruction, is already inside.
Tyrael has always been our protector, but even he cannot help us now. Baal has blocked our spiritual presence from entering the chamber of the Worldstone. Only you mortal have any chance of defeating him now.
He threatens the Worldstone and with it the world itself. You must stop Baal before it is too late. If he gains control of the Worldstone all is lost.
Given by the Ancients.
Tip: Find the Throne of Destruction. Defeat all Monsters in Baal's Throne Room. Then enter the Worldstone Chamber and defeat Baal. Baal can spawn in duplicates of himself. Try to keep track of the real Baal (like the shell game) and do not waste your time attacking the "fake" Baal. Static Field works very nicely on Baal to bring him down. Baal has many special abilities. Just focus on heading directly for him and beat him up!
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15 Apr 2011, 03:49
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27 Aug 2010, 21:54
my d2exp.mpq file was currupted plss help. i could not finish this game w/o it this is my emailaddress firstname.lastname@example.org
25 Nov 2009, 02:30
d2exp.mpq is corrupted.. Please Help, I can't find any sources
01 May 2009, 13:11
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04 Mar 2009, 00:56
Arvin: You should be able to find that file on your LoD expansion CD, however I'm assuming from your question that you've misplaced your disk.
I strongly advise against downloading this type of file off the internet! Instead, you should try to borrow a disk from a friend. Alternatively, you should be able to safely download a disk image using torrents.
03 Mar 2009, 15:13
plz help me....
i need an d2exp.mpq file..
where can i download this file...
16 Nov 2008, 01:14
It may be possible to end the act by partying with a character who has already defeated the Ancients, and waiting in town while they smash Baal.
15 Nov 2008, 02:32
how can i complete the act without killing the ancients?
i did it before on another account, its on nightmare and it hasnt killed the ancients yet (its lvl 2) and i cant remember what i did
17 Oct 2008, 21:54
Josh: In order to play the expansion, you must either have the cd in your drive, or you must have certain .mpq files copied into your D2 folder from the CD.
If your CD was dirty/scratched when you copied the files, it may have been corrupted. Try cleaning your disc, and make new copies.
Also, if you downloaded the .mpq files from the internet, they may have been corrupted/out-of-date/virus-infected. Delete the corrupted files, and try replacing them with files from a more reputable source. ALWAYS virus scan files downloaded from the internet, and remember that the safest way to obtain these files is off of your Expansion CD.
12 Mar 2008, 04:41
pls help, i can't play this act.. it says that the d2exp.mpq file is corrupted.
27 Jan 2008, 16:59
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