Heart of Sin | Act III
Adria: I come with urgent news. Leah has had another vision — a vision of twisted, demonic towers and enormous hearts beating within them!
Tyrael: I know of them; they are the Sin Hearts. Azmodan must have dredged them up from the depths of his realm to empower his legions.
Necromancer: Not for long.
- Go through Arreat Crater and find the Tower of the Damned Level 1
Leah’s visions seem to be growing in intensity and detail. She has discovered the sources powering Azmodan’s legions. It is valuable information, but she is increasingly sickened by the things she has seen. I understand now why it takes many years to become a Priest of Rathma. Our minds have grown accustomed to such darkness, but others never will.
Note: Take the portal to the Arreat Crater Level 1.
Necromancer: I am close to Azmodan and his desperation is clear. Whatever vile contraptions he uses to aid his army
will not be enough to protect him from me.
LOCATION: ARREAT CRATER LEVEL 1
Cydea: You’ve killed one of my playthings… Now you have my undivided attention.
Note: As you approach the exit…
Vision of Azmodan: Nephalem… your misbegotten kind is creation’s greatest sin! But your time is done. You will find only death in my realm.
Enter the Tower of the Damned Level 1.
- Find the Sin Heart in the Heart of the Damned
LOCATION: TOWER OF THE DAMNED LEVEL 1
Cydaea: This poor things live in eternal torment.
Enter the Tower of the Damned Level 2.
LOCATION: TOWER OF THE DAMNED LEVEL 2
Cydaea: You’re an extraordinary one, aren’t you?
Cydaea: Oh, you’ve met my daughters, I see. Are you enjoying their company?
Enter the Heart of the Damned.
LOCATION: HEART OF THE DAMNED
Cydaea: All the pain and suffering you’re enduring… You must be dying to meet me.
Cydaea: I feast on their agony. Their eternal anguish.
Cydaea: The chains tear at their flesh. Hear their screams, such sweet music.
Cydaea: You are so eager… I suppose I should introduce myself. I am Cydaea, Maiden of Lust — consort of Azmodan.
Cydaea: ooo-hh, How invigorating. Play with my daughters. I do not wish to tire you out.
- Kill the Daughters of Pain
- Destroy the Sin Heart
Note: Kill the Sin Heart as soon as the protective barrier dissipates.
- Find the Tower of the Cursed
Cydaea: I can feel the blood hemorrhaging from the Sin Heart… Oh, you will pay for this.
Head north and enter Arreat Crater Level 2.
LOCATION: ARREAT CRATER LEVEL 2
Cydaea: So close now… So close…
Vision of Azmodan: You think you know pain, nephalem? You think you know anguish? Soon, my concubine will show you their true meaning…
Enter the Tower of the Cursed Level 1.
- Find the Sin Heart in the Heart of the Cursed
LOCATION: TOWER OF THE CURSED LEVEL 1
Cydaea: I do hope you’re not in over your head…
Templar: Hold your tongue, demon!
Enter the Tower of the Cursed Level 2.
LOCATION: TOWER OF THE CURSED LEVEL 2
Cydaea: You’re so close now, I can almost feel your breath on my skin. The anticipation is… exquisite.
This area’s pathway is clockwise. Enter the Heart of the Cursed.
- Find the Sin Heart in the Heart of the Cursed
I must now confront the darkness in its purest form. I have seen enough of it before to be impressed by its scope, its splendor… the full might of Hell. But it lacks even the barest shadow of the Balance that sustains our world, and that is why Azmodan and his brethren are such a threat to us.
LOCATION: HEART OF THE CURSED
Cydaea: Oh, yes… I’ve been looking forward to this.
- Kill Cydaea
I believe Cydaea is trying to evoke some sort of emotional response from me. She will be most unsatisfied.
Note: Cydaea spits a green pool on the ground. Move away from it. Spiders spawn from that pool.
- Destroy the Sin Heart
- Kill Azmodan in the Heart of Sin
Go northwest of the Heart for the stairs that lead down to The Core of Arreat.
LOCATION: THE CORE OF ARREAT
Templar: We have fought our way to the depths of the crater. Azmodan cannot be far.
Reach the end of The Core of Arreat to enter the Heart of Sin. There you will encounter Azmodan.
- Kill Azmodan in the Heart of Sin
Cydaea has fallen, but there is no sign of Azmodan’s other Sin Lieutenants. Has he lost their allegiance, or do they wait for me in the journey ahead? I will take care as I advance on him, though he seems utterly incapable of unwitting me.
LOCATION: HEART OF SIN
Azmodan: Nephalem fool… When the soulstone is embedded in my flesh, the Seven shall be as one within me! I will be the sum of all Hells — the Prime Evil!
Note: Azmodan hurls blazing meteors that slowly follow you, then impact the ground leaving a pool of lava for 3 sec.
Whenever Azmodan channels a large circle around him, run away. Corpses rain from above for several seconds.
Around 50%, Azmodan summons these structures known as Demon Gates that summon Minion of Azmodan demons. Destroy them quickly, then kill the minions.
Eventually, Azmodan says “Enough!” and the room space shrinks as blood or lava expands inward about 50%.
- Get the Soul of Azmodan
After killing Azmodan, click the soul of Azmodan. This triggers a cutscene.
Adria: We’ve done it! Quickly now, Leah — trap Azmodan’s essence within the soulstone!
Leah: It’s done!
Tyrael: I never dared dream… All evil lies trapped within that stone! Once it is destroyed, the Eternal Conflict will finally end!
Adria: Destroying the stone is no simple matter. There are rituals to consider. We must return to the keep and make our final preparations.
- Return to the Bastion’s Keep Stronghold
Azmodan’s death comes as our final victory, yet I can still sense a lingering darkness around us. Perhaps I was just fighting in the crater for too long. Leah will be grateful that her anguish is at an end.
Pop the Town Portal (T).
- Talk to Lieutenant Lavail
LOCATION: BASTION’S KEEP STRONGHOLD
Lieutenant Lavail: An incredible victory! I knew Azmodan could never stand up to the likes of you!
Necromancer: Where are Adria, Leah, and Tyrael?
Lieutenant Lavail: They are all in the armory — no doubt celebrating! You should join them.
- Enter the Armory in the Bastion’s Keep Stronghold
LOCATION: THE ARMORY
- Go to the Keep Tower
Tyrael: Adria, when did you decide to betray us?
Adria: Twenty years ago a great and terrible power drew me to Tristram.
But Aidan, Leoric’s eldest son, defeated that power and sought to contain it within his own flesh.
Tyrael: The Dark Wanderer.
Adria: It was Diablo I saw within him. And I pledged myself to his service. Now, at last, his grand design comes to fruition. Dear Leah… Deckard always suspected… your true father… was Diablo himself!
And now, my daughter, you shall serve as his vessel.
Diablo: I LIVE! But I am more than I once was. The seven Evils are now one within me.
Diablo: I am… the Prime Evil!
Diablo: Well done, faithful Adria. Go now until I call upon you again.
Diablo: Now, at last, to my true goal, the one that has always eluded me: the utter destruction of the High Heavens!
(Tyrael jumps through the portal shortly after)
- Enter the Portal to Heaven
(Do you wish to travel to the next Act?)
NEXT: CINEMATIC: THE DIAMOND GATE
TOWNSFOLK DIALOGUES: BASTION’S KEEP STRONGHOLD
|THE KILLING BLOW|
|Villager: When the moment comes, don’t hesitate. Strike the killing blow for all of us.|
|Necromancer: That is what I have trained to do.|
|Necromancer||Did your brother know your history with his wife?|
|Scoundrel||No. She didn’t take the time to tell him before waltzing off to the altar. Now their children would starve if not for the gold I send their way.|
|Necromancer||Aren’t you the reason he was imprisoned?|
|Scoundrel||He will be free again in time. Paying off the Merchants Guild of Kingsport is no small task. And aren’t you supposed to be on my side here?!|
|Soldier: I can’t believe that we’re still alive. This place was built to fight barbarians, not horrible bastards with wings.|
|Soldier: I can’t believe she slaughtered one of those siegebreaker beasts. It took Captain Haile and a hundred men to kill the last one.|
|Soldier 2: I wish I could have seen that fight.|
|Soldier 2: Well, not up close.|
|Drian: It’s all come down to a single fight, and I don’t even get to be there!|
|Nikola: Good. You could use some sleep.|
|Drian: But I’m not even tired!|
|Nikola: You could use some sleep.|
|Necromancer: The battle nears its end. I will confront the leader of the demons soon.|
|Small Boy: I wish I could go with you. I wish… I wish I could have protected my mother and father.|
|Necromancer: That is only natural. But for now, you must leave the enemies to me.|
|Small Boy: I… I will.|
|Villager: Be careful out there! We need you!|
|Boy: Stab those bloody demons in the arse!|
|Boy: I heard Captain Haile say that!|
|Villager: Adria has been by Leah’s side day and night. She may not be the kindest woman, but no one can question her devotion.|
|Covetous Shen||You are so close now. Only Azmodan is still out theer, waiting for you. What do you suppose you will do after he is dead?|
|Necromancer||I do not enjoy conjecture.|
|Coveteous Shen||Oh, you’re too modest. I saw how easily you took care of Belial. And you’ve already beaten Azmodan’s army. How much more trouble could he be?|
Let me tell you what I think. After Azmodan is dead, you come with me, and we’ll go on a grand adventure! Just you and Shen. The wind at our backs, and the road stretching out before us.
|Necromancer||The Priests of Rathma would not indulge your whims the way I do, old man.|
|Marta: Thanks to that hero, you can finally get some rest.|
|Rondal: I feel fine!|
|Marta: I can tell that your bad knee is troubling you, love. She’ll have to save the world without you.|
|Former Mayor Holus||If ever there was a time to run, this would be it. But where would I run to? Maybe it is better to stay and fight for your life when the time comes.|
|Necromancer||Only you can decide that.|
|Myriam||Ten days ago I had an extremely powerful vision of a dark future. Horrible, horrible things will happen to you before this is all over, but you will prevail.|
|Myriam||I would never burden you with the knowledge of things you can’t change. You need to be happy; enjoy yourself while you can.|
DIALOGUES UNLOCKED AFTER AZMODAN’S DEATH
|Villager: Ha! Was he blubbering for his life when you cut his throat?|
|Soldier: Azmodan is dead!|
|Soldier 2: How in hell did we live to see this?|
|Soldier: Bloody leaping hell. I just heard she defeated the demon army’s general!|
|Soldier 2: That means… we’re going home! We can go home!|
|Drian: Did you hear? The battle is over! The demons are fleeing! We can go home!|
|Nikola: Oh, bless her! Bless her for what she’s done for us!|
|Small Boy: You’re back! I thought… I thought you…|
|Necromancer: Sometimes it is good to be wrong.|
|Villager: There she goes!|
|Girl: Our savior!|
|Villager: Thank you so much, my lady!|
|Rondal: Well, Marta. That demon lord is dead. Time to move on.|
|Marta: I’ll go pack my knitting.|
|Necromancer||You chose not to run.|
|Former Mayor Holus||I told you I wouldn’t. I am not brave like you, but I am no liar.|
UNLOCKED AFTER DIABLO ENTERS THE PORTAL TO HEAVEN
|Haedrig Eamon||I thought I could make my wife’s death mean something. It doesn’t matter now, does it?|
|Necromancer||All death has meaning.|
|Haedrig Eamon||Right. I’m sure that’s a comfort for Leah now that she’s gone too. I’ve been a fool.|
|Soldier: Lot of bloody good this keep did us in the end, eh? The killing blow came from one we trusted.|
|Soldier 2: I thought we were going to lose, but not like this.|
|Soldier: All those deaths, and it didn’t even matter. We may as well have run.|
|Soldier 2: Right. At least then, we would have been home with our families when the end came.|
|Necromancer: Death will take you when it is your time. Running makes no difference.|
|Nikola: I was supposed to die when my husband did. Why am I still alive?|
|Necromancer: I can assure you that he suffers no longer.|
|Nikola: What good is that to me? Why couldn’t it have been me instead?|
|Small Boy: Do you still think we’ll live through the day?|
|Necromancer: You will.|
|Small Boy: But you’re not sure if you will survive.|
|Necromancer: There is no need for worry.|
|Boy: Mum, where did Leah go? Is she dead?|
|Villager: I hope so, love.|
|Villager: There’s no point in running, is there? Nowhere in the world is safe. This is the end!|
|Necromancer: Light and darkness have struggled since the beginning of time. One side may seem near triumph — then the pendulum swings back again.|
|Guard of the Keep: That fat merchant never ran, not even when he had a chance. I wonder why.|
|WHAT MYRIAM KNEW|
|Necromancer||You always knew.|
|Myriam||Of course, celsa.|
|Necromancer||But you did nothing to stop it.|
|Myriam||That’s the point of the future, love. It keeps coming. You don’t win a duel by blocking the first blow and going home.|
|Necromancer||So you watched Leah suffer.|
|Myriam||I had to. Diablo was always going to come back. But now, you are here to stop him. And in your grief and rage, you will, my celsa.|