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How to beat Elias in Diablo 4

These tips should make Elias shake in his boots!

Diablo 4 is already quite hard, even on the easiest World Tier 1 difficulty. But, just like any other Diablo game, it’s the bosses that add to the challenge. Some are fun and others can be downright annoying to beat. Elias, who is one of the main antagonists in Diablo 4 has been in thorne in the player’s side. His boss fight is made up of a couple of different parts, and all require their own strategy. If you want to know how to beat Elias in Diablo 4, this guide will break down the boss fight for you.

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Diablo 4: How to beat Elias

Elias in Diablo 4 is crucial to the story and important to Lilith. He’s responsible for bringing her back to life, and to lead the effort of helping her become a Prime — the ultimate evil. Taking him on is different based on who you play as, and what build you’re creating. When I faced him, I was the Necromancer class, which made going up against Elias rather simple. For the other classes, things may not be the same.

First Encounter

As mentioned, Elias’s boss battle is in sections, with the first part being more straightforward. The first encounter you face him, you’ll be fighting him around four times. That may seem like a lot, but don’t worry, as long as you attack consistently, and don’t give him breathing room, he’ll go down easily.

For each fight, make sure you’re dodging his AoE attacks which could slow you down. If you’re playing with a class and a build that has NPCs, things do get easier. For example, while I was facing him with the Summoner Build of the Necromancer, my skeletons would be attacking while I dodge his attacks.

If you’re not using a class that has these abilities, balance out your attacks from range and up close. There will be short moments of peace in between his attacks, go in close, put in the attacks, then dodge out of the way.

Diablo 4 Facing Elias For The The First Time

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Second Encounter

For the second and final stage of his boss fight, things do get much more challenging. Before going into the second part, we recommend having the Protecting Aspect. It creates a large bubble around you that lasts between 3 and 5 seconds. This will help because it can negate most of Elias’s attacks at a time.

Read our guide on applying Aspects if you need help with this.

There will be larger enemies and even stronger attacks from Elias. So it’s a good idea to make sure you have rubies that apply damage reduction to you.

The second interaction with Elias is very much like the same, however, be prepared for more Oppressors and Pitlords. As long as you have a good amount of health potions, and pick your targets carefully, you’ll be in control. Regardless of your class, it’s a good idea to have at least one skill that does AoE damage. These attacks can take on larger enemies, so you can have breathing room to fight Elias.

He also has an attack that looks like a half-circle that shoots out the direction he’s looking at. It’s rather easy to avoid, just dash behind him or out of the way of the half-circle. If you get caught in this attack, there are a couple of things you can do. First, the half circle is divided into sections, if you stand in between them, you may not take damage. Second, if you get hit by this attack, there may be less damage taken because of the damage reduction buff you’ve applied.

Diablo 4 Facing Elias A Second Time

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For players using the Necromancer like I was, again, use your skeleton army to focus on him. But you should prioritize everything else, meaning go after his summons and other NPCS.

As long as you’re going back and forth between AoE and your skill target skills, he may be easier to kill after all.


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