Diablo 4 Uber Bosses Guide: Echo of Duriel Strategy

12.11.2023 - 11:43:39
Diablo 4 , Game Guides

Diablo 4 Uber Bosses Guide: Echo of Duriel Strategy

Diablo 4 Season 2 has brought with it a selection of new challenges and new heights to reach. If you're one of those who are still around to play the game, then you're in for a treat as you can expect a lot of new content in Sanctuary. Whether you're looking for a challenge or just a new way to play Diablo 4, you have a lot to look forward to.

With Season of Blood, one of the toughest challenges to join the fray is the Echo of Duriel. Aside from being a terrifying menace, this boss in Diablo 4 Season 2 is going to push you to your limits, making for one of the toughest fights in the game right now.

How to Summon Echo of Duriel

Before even hoping to beat the Echo of Duriel, you'll first need to beat it first of course. To do it, you'll need to collect 2 different materials in Sanctuary. This task is the easiest part of the journey but it does take some time and patience.

  • Mucus-Slick Eggs - To get this item, you'll need to kill Echo of Varshan in World Tier 4. You'll have to fight Varshan a few times before you can get enough of the eggs to summon Duriel though. Luckily, the fight is rewarding so the grind can be worth it.
  • Shards of Agony - Like the Mucus-Slick Eggs, you'll need to farm a specific boss to get this. In this case, you'll have to fight Grigoire, the Galvanic Saint multiple times as well. The fight is also rewarding so take this time to get what you need to prepare for Duriel.

After getting 2 of both items, you can then summon the Echo of Duriel. Head to the Gaping Crevasse Dungeon and summon Duriel there. Keep in mind that you'll need to spend 2 Mucus-Slick Eggs and 2 Shards of Agony EACH TIME you summon Duriel. This means if you die during the fight, the items will be gone and you'll have to farm for them again. As such, we recommend getting more of these before challenging Duriel as you might have to give it a few tries before beating him.

The fight itself is very challenging and is far from being close to the Varshan and Grigoire fights in terms of difficulty.

Preparing For Echo of Duriel

Duriel isn't exactly a tough fight but what makes it challenging is the fact that the boss can whittle away at your life with poison. As it stands, Duriel is the most toxic boss in the game and nearly all of his attacks will inflict poison on you.

This is a double-edged sword for Duriel. While his poison is deadly, you at least have to worry about increasing your resistance to it to make the fight a bit easier. Use Potions and roll for gear with Poison resistance to make the fight a lot easier.

Try to hit the 70% poison resistance cap as this will make the fight easier. If you can't reach that cap with your equipment, you can increase your resistance significantly with a Potent Elixir of Poison Resistance. Other than that, make sure that you are at your highest level possible as well.

Echo of Duriel Strategy Guide

Once you've prepared yourself for the fight ahead, the next step is to take on Duriel himself. That said, here are more things you need to consider as well.

  1. Prepare to fight two Pangs of Duriel at the start of the fight. These are low-health enemies that can deal a sizable amount of damage. Take care of them as quickly as possible to get Duriel to appear.
  2. One of the biggest mistakes you can make in the fight is standing in front of Duriel. He does a ton of damage with his pincers and one of his attacks will let him eat you to cause damage. It's a must to circle around Duriel as much as you can throughout the fight.
  3. Although you'll be moving constantly, save your dodge for when Duriel opens his mouth. Once he does this, move to the side immediately by dodging. This attack sees him spitting out a stream of poison that causes heavy damage.
  4. Another attack you should save your dodge for is Duriel's charge. Although this doesn't deal poison, it deals a ton of damage if Duriel hits you and throws you against the wall.
  5. The fight becomes more difficult as Duriel starts to summon small enemies. This is your chance to start slinging any AoE attacks you have in your arsenal. Get rid of them quickly. While the damage they deal isn't heavy, the mobs can make moving around a lot harder to do while fighting Duriel.
  6. Duriel will eventually begin summoning more Pangs of Duriel. These creatures won't be able to move but they can deal heavy damage from afar. Their attacks are poison too. Once they appear, focus on killing them first.
  7. The key to winning the fight is being mobile. There will be holes in the ground and boulders falling from above throughout the fight. These damage you and limit your movement. The key to staying alive is to be very active throughout the fight.
  8. Once you drop his health to 50%, Duriel will burrow in the ground and start to spawn holes and enemies. Once this happens, focus on killing the weaker enemies first to get Duriel to come out.

Echo of Duriel Rewards List

Why go through the effort of fighting Duriel? The rewards of course. Like all bosses in the game, the Echo of Duriel becomes worth fighting regardless of what class you're playing as. Here's a list of the rewards to get from Duriel.

ClassUnique RewardsUber Unique Rewards
BarbarianAzurewrath, Tuskhelm of Joritz the MightyDoombringer, The Grandfather
DruidTempest Roar, Dolmen StoneAhavarion, Spear of Lycander
NecromancerBlack River, Blood Moon BreechesDoombringer, The Grandfather
RogueCowl of the Nameless, Scoundrel's LeathersDoombringer
SorcererFlamescar, Blue RoseAhavarion, Spear of Lycander
All ClassesGodslayer Crown, Flickerstep, Tibault's Will, X'Fal's Corroded Signet, Soulbrand, Banished Lord's TalismanMelted Heart of Selig, Andariel's Visage, Harlequin Crest, Ring of Starless Skies
CosmeticSmoldering Brimstone MountSmoldering Brimstone Mount

If you want a stylish new mount, then you should definitely fight Duriel while the fight is still available. The Smoldering Brimstone Mount is exclusive to this boss fight.

Slay Duriel!

If the rewards for fighting Duriel aren't enough for you, then the experience of fighting Duriel itself should be more than exciting enough to try beating him even once. This is going to be one of the toughest challenges in Diablo 4 yet so make sure to prepare as much as you can for this fight!

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