- "Abandon your foolish quest! All that awaits you is the wrath of my master! You are too late to save the child! Now you'll join him -- in Hell!" - Archbishop Lazarus
The Archbishop Lazarus, ambassador for the Zakarum Religion and church, trusted by the people of Khanduras and King Leoric, was the first mortal soul and living creature controlled by the Lord of Terror. In the Diablo game (1997) he is, deep in the dungeon slayed by the hero.
He was a guardian of Mephisto's soulstone in Kurast and became a part of King Leoric's court in the abandoned Cathedral in Tristram. Later on he was deceived by Diablo and lured into the chambers and catacombs of the monastery, where he was demanded to shatter and destroy the soulstone. Lazarus was also the "kidnapper" of prince Albrecht and performed the ritual which gave Diablo his (Albrecht's) body as a physical place for his soul and powers. After completing the dark lord's "transformation", he left the catacombs to start a raid where he tricks the townsfolk down in the monastery to search for Albrecht, only to then be slaughtered by The Butcher. The Archbishop is then focusing his powers to convert and affect the king with advices, spells and words, Lazarus also had implications in the conflict and the war against Westmarch. However Leoric's mind stays dark and poisoned but still resists the powers of darkness and only to find himself defeated, Lazarus then goes deep into the cathedral to seek protection through demons and monsters.
In the games
Lazarus is found in the 15th level of Diablo I (1997). The hero is required to kill him in order to open the pentagram portal to the final level, wherein Diablo rests. Many of his attacks are ranged, magic attacks, and he can teleport around the map.
|Difficulty||Level||Health (Diablo/Hellfire)||Damage||AC||To Hit||Exp||Resistances||Location|
|Unique Diablo Monsters|
|Diablo||Cathedral||Fallen (Snotspill) • Goat Men (Gharbad the Weak) • Goat Men Archers • Hidden • Scavengers • Skeletons • Skeleton Archers • Skeleton Captains • Winged Fiends • Zombies • Butcher • Skeleton King|
|Catacombs||Gargoyles • Horned Demons • Lightning Demons • Magma Demon • Overlords • Spitting Terrors|
|Caves||Balrogs • Knights (Warlord of Blood • Lachdanan) • Succubi (Blackjade • Red Vex) • Vipers|
|Hell||Mages (Zhar the Mad • Archbishop Lazarus) • Diablo|