For other uses, see Guardian.

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"Now you rush to face Mephisto. Don’t give in to your hatred. That is his greatest weapon against you."


The Guardian is the final quest of Act III. It's initiated by Ormus when players near Travincal or smash the Compelling Orb. The quest involves killing Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred and is completed after players manage to do so.

Upon completion of this quest, the Infernal Gate hidden deep within Mephisto's lair is opened and players may enter it in order to begin Act IV.

Further Information and TipsEdit

See the Mephisto article for tips on how to defeat the Lord of Hatred and complete the quest. You cannot enter the Durance of Hate until you smash the Compelling Orb with Khalim's Will.

Diablo II and Lord of Destruction quests
Diablo II icon Diablo II quests

Act IDen of EvilSisters' Burial GroundsSearch for CainThe Forgotten TowerTools of the TradeSisters to the Slaughter
Act IIRadament's LairHoradric StaffTainted SunArcane SanctuaryThe SummonerSeven Tombs
Act IIIThe Golden BirdBlade of the Old ReligionKhalim's WillLam Esen's TomeBlackened TempleThe Guardian
Act IVFallen AngelHell's ForgeTerror's End

Diablo II LOD icon Diablo II: Lord of Destruction quests
Act VSiege on HarrogathRescue on Mount ArreatPrison of IceBetrayal of HarrogathRite of PassageEve of Destruction
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