Diablo 4 – How to Unlock World Tier 4 via Forgotten Temple

Our Diablo 4 how to unlock World Tier 4 guide discusses the Forgotten Temple, as well as the related boss fight therein.

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The Diablo 4 World Tier 4 difficulty, Inferno, presents the game’s toughest challenges yet. However, before you can select it, you’ll need to complete another Capstone Dungeon. Our Diablo 4 how to unlock World Tier 4 guide discusses the Forgotten Temple, as well as the related boss fight therein. Likewise, since we’re discussing post-campaign content, this article will contain spoilers.

How to Unlock World Tier 4 in Diablo 4

Forgotten Temple Location and Requirements

As noted earlier, to unlock Diablo 4 World Tier 4 requires you to complete the Forgotten Temple Capstone Dungeon. The place itself can be found in the northeastern portion of the Dry Steppes, fairly close to the Scosglen border.

Don’t forget that this activity must be done while playing on World Tier 3: Nightmare. Likewise, enemies here will be level 70+ by default.

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Antechamber of the Damned and Choosing a Path

Upon entering the Forgotten Temple, you’ll arrive at the Antechamber of the Damned. Although there are protective wards preventing you from entering certain wings, you’ll be able to choose the left and right paths.

Regardless of what you pick first, you’ll always have to go through the other path anyway. The main objective in both is to get past numerous enemy mobs, including Threshers, Fallen, and Succubi, to make it to the end of the corridor. You’ll come across short trial encounters, such as destroying a pustule while Fallen Lunatics (i.e., exploders) keep spawning.

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Collect Animus From the Cannibals

Once both encounters are done, bring their respective tablets to the plinth in the Antechamber of the Damned. This will remove the ward barring the way to the third wing.

In this area, you’ll have to collect Animus (i.e., blue motes/spirits) from Cannibal enemies. Essentially, your main targets are the Punishers. These are big brutes with a devastating frontal cone attack. As a Necromancer, I was surprised by the sheer damage these abilities dealt, so I had to make sure that my Blood Mist defensive skill was used at the correct time.

Once you’ve filled up the meter with Animus, head to the last section of the corridor to find an urn. Upon depositing the motes, two elites known as Disciples of Elias will appear. Eliminate them to unlock the boss’ chamber.

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Forgotten Temple Boss: How to Beat Elias Hatred’s Remnant

The Diablo 4 Forgotten Temple boss is Elias Hatred’s Remnant. As you may recall, he’s the Fallen Horadrim that you’ve been chasing throughout the campaign. Even though he’s met his end, you still need to battle what seems to be his echo/manifestation.

In any case, the Diablo 4 Elias Hatred’s Remnant boss fight is brutal if you’re unprepared. I suggest using an Iron Skin Elixir, which adds +900 armor, not to mention a +5% XP bonus, too. The defensive buff from the armor will partially mitigate the damage that undergeared and underleveled characters would normally take.

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Now, if you think you’re ready, these are Elias’ abilities that you must watch out for:

  • Seeking Fire: Shoots multiple flaming projectiles that follow your character.
  • Cursed Fire: Creates a dark red outline in a frontal cone, before causing fires to erupt from it; can be done twice in quick succession.
  • Rain of Blood: Multiple red circles appear on the ground, causing extremely high damage that will likely kill your character. You can either move quickly to find a safe spot, or pop a defensive skill.
  • Rain of Poison: Similar to the above, except that multiple green circles will appear instead.
  • Denizens of Hell: From time to time, Elias will also summon several enemy mobs, following a specific order:
    • Fallen: Summoned after each Rain of Blood; Fallen mobs are weaker, but they are numerous.
    • Succubi: Summoned when Elias casts a spell in the middle of the arena; Succubi tend to be fairly annoying since they’ll fly away and shoot projectiles.
    • Balrogs: Summoned when Elias creates dark lines that travel along the ground, akin to an occult symbol; Balrogs are quite deadly due to their flame breath attacks.

With a viable build for your class, some extra potions/buffs, and a bit of luck, you’ll be able to beat the Elias Hatred’s Remnant boss fight. This means you’ve cleared the Diablo 4 Forgotten Temple Capstone Dungeon.

What’s New in World Tier 4

After completing the Forgotten Temple Capstone Dungeon, return to Kyovashad and interact with the statue in the square. You should now be able to select the Diablo 4 World Tier 4: Torment.

Currently, this is the highest difficulty mode in the game, and it presents a few additional challenges and quirks.

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Here’s what you can expect when you switch to the World Tier 4 difficulty:

  • All enemies are level 73 by default; enemy levels will also scale to match your character’s advancement.
  • Monsters: +200% XP; +15% gold; +40% resistance.
  • An additional tier bracket for Nightmare Dungeon Sigils will also be available. This lets you craft Nightmare Sigils past Tier 21, up to Tier 100.
  • Lastly, there’s a chance for new Unique items and Ancestral items to drop. You might have already seen some Unique items during World Tier 3. As for the Ancestral affix, think of this as one tier above Sacred, which means even better rolls.

And that’s it. That’s everything you need to know about unlocking World Tier 4 in Diablo 4. For more tips, walkthroughs, and strategies, our Diablo 4 tips hub has you covered.

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