"I shall make weapons from your bones!"

The Smith(src)

The Smith was an Overlord demon.

Biography[edit | edit source]

The Smith was a particuarly brutal demon. After the Sisters of the Sightless Eye were forced out of their monastery by Andariel, the Smith was assigned to guard the Horadric Malus. The Smith used the Malus to create weaponry for the minions of Diablo.[1] The Smith was not a particuarly subtle fighter, and upon being confronted by a group of heroes, attacked them immediately.[2] It was slain, and the heroes returned the Malus to the Sisterhood.[3]

In-game[edit | edit source]

The Smith is a Super Unique Overlord found in Act I of Diablo II, located in the Barracks. He guards the Horadric Malus. Players need to get past him (not necessarily kill him) in order to retrieve the Malus for the Tools of the Trade quest.


Tips and Other Additional Information[edit | edit source]

The Smith guarding the Malus

Unlike Hephasto the Armorer, the even more Evil counterpart of The Smith, you do not actually have to kill The Smith in order to complete Tools of the Trade. The Smith is pretty fast but you can just try to get rid of him somewhere in the Barracks or even the Outer Cloister, for instance by creating a Town Portal near the Malus before you lure the Smith with you.

If you do face The Smith: his melee attack can be quite devastating on lower levels (when characters are not properly geared yet). If possible attack from range, or try to burn him down as quickly as possible.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Your souls shall fuel the Hellforge!" (removed, now only Hephasto says this)
  • "I shall make weapons from your bones!"
  • "You will DIE!" (removed)
  • "I shall CRUSH you!" (removed)
  • "Now I will KILL you!" (removed)
  • "Your soul is MINE!" (removed)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Smith, The Arreat Summit. Accessed on 2018-03-19
  2. To Hell and Back
  3. Diablo II, The Sightless Eye, Tools of the Trade
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