The Defiler is a quest given to the player as soon as he or she enters the Festering Nest. This quest involves finding The Defiler on the fourth floor of the Festering Nest and killing her. The monster will then drop the Cathedral Map, which is needed in the Grave Matters quest and to gain access to the Demon Crypts.


"We have long lain dormant, and the time to awaken has come. After our long sleep, we are filled with great hunger. Soon, now, we shall feed..."
Diablo I Hellfire - Hive Taunting 1

Diablo I Hellfire - Hive Taunting 1

The initiation speech

Upon entering level 3 of the Festering Nest:

"These lands shall be defiled, and our brood shall overrun the fields that men call home. Our tendrils shall envelop this world, and we will feast on the flesh of its denizens. Man shall become our chattel and sustenance."
Diablo I Hellfire - Hive Taunting 2

Diablo I Hellfire - Hive Taunting 2

The second speech
Diablo and Hellfire quests
Diablo I icon Diablo I quests
Anvil of FuryArchbishop LazarusArkaine's ValorBlack MushroomThe ButcherThe Chamber of BoneDiabloGharbad the WeakHalls of the BlindLachdananThe Magic RockOgden's SignPoisoned Water SupplySkeleton KingWarlord of BloodZhar the Mad
Hellfire icon Hellfire quests
The DefilerFarmer's OrchardGrave MattersThe Jersey's JerseyLittle GirlNa-KrulReconstructed Note
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