"There are great dangers here. Be careful you do not lose yourself forever in the beauty of what you see, what you feel. Be aware of how hope can be lost and turn into despair. Remember that you were never meant to experience this place."

Tyrael(src)

The Gardens of Hope

The Gardens of Hope are located within Heaven, and are the domain of the archangel Auriel. It is a place of meditation that acts as a retreat for those who feel lost.[1]

Lore[edit | edit source]

The gardens appear to stretch endlessly. The ground is dusted with flowers made of multicolored light petals. The gardens are in a constant state of flux, with some flowers fading, and others bursting into color. Reflective pools surround the gardens' fountains of light and sound. Music of a kind is constantly playing. Humans who enter the gardens can have their fears lifted, but they run the risk of being lost in its atmosphere.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

During the assault on the High Heavens by the forces of Hell, it was one of the primary battlegrounds of Diablo's assault. Numerous Hell Rifts were opened in the area to allow demons to pour through, though they were closed by the Nephalem in pursuit of the demon lord.[3]

Later, Tyrael and the reformed Horadrim travelled through the gardens as part of their heist of the Black Soulstone. Jacob Staalek was nearly caught up in the gardens' atmosphere, but Tyrael prevented him from being too engrossed in it. He realized that the Black Soulstone was corrupting the gardens, noticing hairline cracks through the branches of a tree; corruption, spreading like a disease.[2]

In-game[edit | edit source]

The Gardens appear as an two-level area in Act IV of Diablo III. There's a Waypoint in both levels.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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  • The Gardens of Hope are referenced in Heroes of the Storm, said to be under threat from the demonic corruption.[4] Their aesthetic is used for the Heaven area of the Infernal Shrines and Battlefield of Eternity maps.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Book of Cain
  2. 2.0 2.1 Storm of Light
  3. Diablo III, Act IV, The Light of Hope
  4. Infernal Shrines, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-09-03
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