The Diablo 4 Ashava world boss is quite a deadly foe. This gargantuan monstrosity has hard-hitting melee attacks, as well as poisonous abilities. Here’s our guide to help you beat Ashava in Diablo 4. Likewise, please be reminded that this article contains minor spoilers.
How to Beat Ashava World Boss in Diablo 4
Diablo 4 Ashava Location and Spawn Times
Originally during the beta period, the Diablo 4 Ashava world boss spawned in The Crucible area in Fractured Peaks. Now, though, the boss can also appear in other areas. In my case, I encountered it in the Saraan Caldera sub-zone of the Dry Steppes region. It was also part of a Grim Favor / Whispers of the Dead objective, bounties which you receive after completing the campaign.
As far as spawn times are concerned, this is something I personally cannot confirm yet. The Whispers of the Dead showed a 9 hour and 30 minute time limit for the objective. However, that might be solely for this type of activity, and not its regular spawn time. Regardless of this, players will still be notified 30 minutes prior to its spawn when the objective marker appears on the world map.
Ashava Abilities and Attacks
The Diablo 4 Ashava world boss must be defeated within 15 minutes after it spawns. Otherwise it’ll simply disappear and you’ll have to wait for another opportunity. The good news is that, given that this is an open area and a notification will inform people, you should encounter other players in the vicinity tackling the same challenge. Here are some abilities that you need to beware of:
- Ground Pound: A large circle appears on the ground. Ashava will smash its claw on that location.
- Double Slam: Similar to the above, except it’ll smash both of its claws before pulling them. This will also hit players at the back.
- Poison Breath: It will spew venomous bile in a frontal cone.
- Poison Blob: Several poisonous globules will be left on the ground.
- Swirling Swipe: When the boss arcs its arm backward, be ready for two spinning strikes that are done in succession.
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Since Ashava uses poison-based abilities, you’ll probably want some poison-resistance gear on you. If you don’t have those, then just try to survive as best as you can. Its deadliest ability, Swirling Swipe, deals both melee and poison damage, too.
Melee-oriented characters might have a hard time trying to go toe-to-toe with the boss. Ranged classes, meanwhile, can hang back and let their spells or minions do the heavy lifting. In my case, as a Necro main, I simply watched my undead minions and other players whittle down its HP, all while avoiding its deadly attacks. Moreover, since other players nearby might die, I tried to revive them by interacting with their spirits.
Should you successfully take out Ashava, you’ll receive the Spoils of Ashava crate in your inventory. You can open it to pick up a bunch of loot, including some legendary goodies.
Ashava Boss Fight in the Campaign
Lastly, you won’t just encounter Ashava during free-roam exploration. That’s because it also appears near the end of the campaign. As you’re making your way through the hellish realm in Act 6, it will spawn as a boss during the In Desolation’s Wake portion of the main quest.
It retains the same abilities mentioned above. Fortunately, this fight is tailored for solo players going through the campaign. It will also get stunned and immobilized by your allies, Lorath, Donan, and Neyrelle, so you still have some backup.
And that’s what you need to know about the Diablo 4 Ashava world boss. For more tips and strategies, head over to our guides hub for Diablo 4.