The final boss of the Diablo 2 remaster awaits behind hordes of demons and elders. It’s a tough fight that you’ll have to get used to since it’s by far the most popular experience and item farming destination in the game.
Baal marks the end of Diablo 2 Resurrected, across the board. It’s a very difficult fight, rather complex, with fantastic Diablo 2 Resurrected items as rewards, then the final cinematic, the level of the cows and the next level of difficulty. But it will take the job for that, we will help you send him to join his two brothers. Before facing him, you will have to overcome 5 groups of formidable monsters. If it’s any consolation, at least you can run away and die, not like the Ancients.
- Baal employs a variety of elements, therefore boosting resistances to a single element isn’t particularly beneficial.
- Now is the moment to deplete your Rejuvenation and Total Rejuvenation Potions supplies.
- As always, don’t forget a few city portals; opening one at the level’s entrance before going to face it will allow you to quickly recover your body if you die. It may also allow you to flee town and speak with an NPC for a free heal.
- Before going to see Baal, don’t be afraid to farm a little in Act 5 to get some extra levels and better Diablo 2 Ladder items.
Weaknesses and resistances
- Baal, like Diablo, doesn’t have a lot of resistance by default. It possesses 33 percent fire, frost, and lightning resistance. He has a poison resistance of 50%, which isn’t bad. Physical and magical damage has no effect on it.
Baal hits very hard in melee, and he also has a large arsenal of very annoying spells, and even if they are less extravagant than those of Diablo in appearance, they are much more vicious and just as deadly. We will particularly remember his summoning of a clone, the vile effigy which looks like him and which has exactly the same abilities. You can tell the two apart via the alignment of the first letter of their name with their “Demon” race, the true Baal has the “B” slightly offset. The clone also only has half of its hit points, so its bar will empty much faster. Only one clone can be active at a time. The clone doesn’t give experience or loot, so better not waste your time on it unless it only has a hint of life left, focus on the real boss.
Here are the spells he has in addition to the clone:
- Defense Curse: Drastically reduces defense.
- Mana Blood: Used on characters who have more mana than life, it replaces the cost of casting spells with a life cost. You can therefore potentially expose yourself to a fatal blow after draining your life bar yourself.
- Incinerate Nova: A fire nova but composed of fireballs that hurt a lot.
- Frost Wave: As its name suggests, throws frosty spikes, they inflict damage and knockback targets hit. You have to dodge it laterally.
- Mana Rift: A kind of painful yellow flamethrower that will siphon 50% of your mana instantly.
- Putrid Appendages: Tentacles come out of the ground and attack targets within range. They have their own life bar, you can use it to drain life or mana if you have incorporated it into your equipment.
- Teleport: Change places instantly, usually by summoning the clone.
Your approach will necessarily depend on your class, but in any case, you will have to avoid the majority of attacks and do DPS on the right target. Having an ability that improves your mobility is obviously a plus, but it’s not always an option. If you’re a spellcaster, be really careful with curses.