Eve of Destruction (Diablo II Quest)

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Eve of Destruction
Eve of Destruction icon.png
Quest Giver Ancients
Quest Area Worldstone Chamber
Goal Destroy Baal.
Reward Entrance in to the next difficulty and/or a new title.
Quest Items None
Optional? No
"Only you, mortal, have the power to defeat Baal now.." -Ancients

The time has come for the confrontation of the final Prime Evil, the Lord of Destruction, himself. You will be pitted against the unfettered power of destruction and arguably the greatest of the Three. Be prepared to face elements of all kinds, as well as status disorders and curses and Baal's personal minions. He will stop at nothing to finish this final plan, thousands of years in the making, and will not allow a mortal to interfere with the uprising of the Burning Hells.

NPC Quest Dialog

Quest Activation Dialog

Ancients:"You are a worthy hero! We augment your skill and grant you entry to the interior of Mount Arreat, wherein lies the Worldstone. Beware. You will not be alone. Baal the Lord of Destruction is already inside. The Archangel Tyrael has always been our benefactor, but even he cannot help us now. For Baal blocks Tyrael's spiritual presence from entering the chamber of the Worldstone. Only you, mortal, have the power to defeat Baal now. Baal threatens the Worldstone -- and through it, the mortal realm, itself. You must stop him before he gains full control of the sacred stone. With it under his control, Baal could shatter the boundaries between this world and the Burning Hells, thus allowing the hordes of the Prime Evils to pour forth into the mortal realm like an unstoppable tide! If you are weak, the world as you know it could be lost forever. You must NOT fail!"

Early Return

Anya:"Baal has blocked Tyrael from entering the Worldstone Chamber? This truly has become a battle against Hell. Whether or not it was the Heavens' decree, this is your fight now -- your destiny."

Cain:':"Remember this. Baal once possessed Tal Rasha, one of the most powerful of the ancient Horadrim. Your battles with Mephisto and Diablo will pale in comparison to your battle with Baal. The Lord of Destruction aided by Tal Rasha's knowledge...The mountain itself will tremble when you clash."

Larzuk:"I may be just an armorer, but I know this...Baal plans to destroy the world with the secrets contained in that mountain. It doesn't take a genius to know he has to be stopped."

Malah:"You knew it would eventually come down to this. Kill Baal! Finish the game!"

Qual-Kehk:"You have ventured to a place beyond legend. You rush to face an evil few can even imagine. Be careful, my friend, and may the Light watch over you."

Upon Completion

Anya:"You have done the impossible, hero. Your defeat of the last of the three Prime Evils is a great victory for the Light. Strange that you say that the Worldstone must be destroyed. The prophecies said nothing about that. Perhaps all we have fought for will be lost--or perhaps we'll never need fight again!"

Cain:':"I knew in time you would defeat Baal. You have done everything you set out to do, my friend. Ever since you rescued me from Tristram, I have believed in you. It has been a supreme honor to aid you along the way. So..The Worldstone was corrupted by Baal. And now Tyrael must destroy it. Worry not. Through whatever lies ahead I have faith that the Light will guide us both. Go, now, back to the Worldstone chamber, and enter the portal Tyrael has opened for you."

Larzuk:"The Ancients themselves will envy our songs about you. Please, don't forget about us! Farewell, my friend."

Malah:"If Tyrael says the Worldstone must be destroyed, then it must. We cannot let Baal's corruption prevail! The world will change, true -- but who is to say it isn't for the better?"

Qual-Kehk:"The destruction of the Worldstone does not bode well for our world. But I'll try not to worry... After all, we have warriors like you fighting for us and for the Light. Farewell!"

Tyrael:"I am impressed, mortal. You have overcome the greatest challenge this world has ever faced and defeated the last of the Prime Evils. However, we are too late to save the Worldstone. Baal's destructive touch has corrupted it completely. Given enough time, the Worldstone's energies will drain away and the barriers between the worlds will shatter -- the powers of Hell will flood into this...Sanctuary...and eradicate your people and everything you've labored to build. Therefore, I must destroy the corrupted Worldstone before the powers of Hell take root. This act will change your world forever -- with consequences even I cannot foresee. However, it is the only way to ensure mankind's survival. Go now, mortal. I have opened a portal that will lead you to safety. May the Eternal Light shine upon you and your descendants for what you've done this day. The continued survival of mankind is your legacy! Above all else, you have earned a rest from this endless battle."

Character Quest Dialog

Worldstone Chamber Entry

Amazon:"The Worldstone."

Assassin:"The Worldstone, what power!"

Barbarian:"The halls of the Ancients. Magnificent!"

Druid:"Ahh, the legendary Worldstone."

Necromancer:"So this is what the Ancients guard."

Paladin:"The Worldstone! Praise the Light."

Sorceress:"The power of the Worldstone washes over me."

Upon Completion

Amazon:"My work here is truly done."

Assassin:"The brotherhood is no more."

Barbarian:"The Prime Evils are no more."

Druid:"Baal, join your brothers in oblivion."

Necromancer:"Baal, never doubt my skills."

Paladin:"Baal, you shall no longer taint this mortal realm."

Sorceress:"The last of the Three has fallen."