Izual is a fallen angel encountered by the player in Diablo II. The player is tasked by Tyrael with freeing his spirit through killing him.
The objective of the quest Fallen Angel is to kill Izual in the plains of Despair, the second area in Act IV. Tyrael tells you that Izual was captured by hell and subsequently imprisoned within a demon. Tyrael wants you to free Izual from that prison.
The quest is quite straightforward, and upon killing Izual, the player is given a speech revealing that Izual was not corrupted against his will, but actually helped Hell devise their own exile into Sanctuary through the Soulstones.
Upon returning to Tyrael, the player is rewarded with 2 skill points.
Ingame, Izual is encountered as a demon similarly looking to a Megademon with golden armor, three horns, a pair of tusks, a blue hide, a short spiked tail, and with slightly shorter wings. Upon killing him however, his spirit leaves the dead demon body, and it resembles that of Tyrael in shape, although incorporeal.
Powers and Abilities
Izual is quite tough, having the most Hit Points of all monsters in the game excluding the Act Bosses and their Uber versions. Izual lacks the offensive power of the more powerful Great Evils, as he only has two attacks.
- Melee attack that has a chance to slow the player.
- Frost Nova, similar to the Sorceress skill.
Upon his death, Izual gives the player a speech unveiling a secret plot the Three had masterminded in order to finally defeat Heaven.
"Tyrael was a fool to have trusted me! You see, it was I who told Diablo and his Brothers about the Soulstones and how to corrupt them. It was I who helped the Prime Evils mastermind their own exile to your world. The plan we set in motion so long ago cannot be stopped by any mortal agency. Hell, itself, is poised to spill forth into your world like a tidal wave of blood and nightmares. You and all your kind... are doomed. "
He clearly mentions the Three having masterminded their own exile, which undoubtedly refers to the banishment the other four Lesser Evils carried out. This speech however implies that there was never any tensions within the ranks of Hell, and that it has all been a ploy to fool both Sanctuary and Heaven. This would, by extension, also mean that the civil war that is said to be raging between Azmodan and Belial has been nothing but a ruse.
Monster Stats (Diablo II)
|Difficulty||Health||Resistances||Drain Effectiveness||Locations (Monster Level)||Highest Rune Drop|
||Normal||11,946||75||30||30||30||30||30||100%||Plains of Despair (29)||Sol (12)|
|Nightmare||41,811||75||30||30||30||30||30||75%||Plains of Despair (60)||Um (22)|
|Hell||57,365||75||30||30||30||30||30||50%||Plains of Despair (86)||Cham (32)|
|Hell||650,000 - 660,000||185||75||75||75||30||75||50%||Furnace of Pain (110)|
Izual is voiced by Ed Trotta, who also provided the voice for Tyrael and the Ancients.
|Angiris Council||Auriel • Imperius • Itherael • Malthael • Tyrael|
|Other Angels||Hadriel • Inarius • Izual • Lycander • Urzael • Yaerius • Balzael|
|Diablo II NPCs|
|Act I||Akara • Charsi • Deckard Cain • Flavie • Gheed • Kashya • Warriv|
|Act II||Atma • Deckard Cain • Drognan • Elzix • Fara • Geglash • Greiz • Jerhyn • Kaelan • Lysander • Meshif • Tyrael • Warriv|
|Act III||Alkor • Asheara • Deckard Cain • Hratli • Meshif • Natalya • Ormus • Dark Wanderer|
|Act IV||Deckard Cain • Hadriel • Halbu • Izual • Jamella • Tyrael|
|Act V||Anya • Deckard Cain • Larzuk • Malah • Nihlathak • Qual-Kehk • Tyrael|