how to summon and beat echo of duriel

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Tricky customer.

Diablo 4 has some challenging endgame bosses; especially Echo of Duriel. Unveiled in Season 2, the Lord of Pain is one tough cookie, but beating them offers a massive surge of XP and some tasty loot. Here we’ll break down how to summon Echo of Duriel, the strategies for beating him, and the rewards you can expect from this quest.

Echo of Duriel, a level 100 boss, is a robust adversary who you can summon in the endgame stages of Diablo 4‘s season 2. Despite the demanding tasks of summoning and defeating them/it/whatever you call this giant green slob, the rewards you receive are worth your effort and time.

How to Summon Echo of Duriel in Diablo 4

To summon Echo of Duriel, you’ll need to reach World Tier 4 and collect specific items:

  1. Shard of Agony x2
  2. Mucus-Slicked Egg x2

Gathering Shards of Agony

To obtain Shards of Agony, you must defeat Grigoire, The Galvanic Saint. This item is a guaranteed drop, but only the player who summons the boss can claim it. To summon Grigoire, you need to farm x5 Living Steel in Living Steel chests during Helltide events.

Gathering Mucus-Slicked Eggs

The Mucus-Slicked Egg is another item you need to summon Echo of Duriel. You can get this item by defeating Echo of Varshan in World Tier 4. The summoning materials you need to collect for this task include Malignant Hearts, Trembling Hands, Blackened Femurs, and Gurgling Heads.

How to Beat Echo of Duriel

Having gathered the necessary materials, head to the Gaping Crevasse dungeon. This is a high-level location, specifically meant for players who have reached level 100. It’s tucked away at the southeastern edge of the map, close to Gea Kul in the Kehjistan region.

Once you’ve arrived, you’ll find an altar where you can summon the boss. Use the collected summoning materials to initiate the encounter with Echo of Duriel. However, as Duriel is quite challenging to defeat on the first try, it’s advisable to spend more time farming the required items.

Echo of Duriel is a formidable boss that inflicts poison with almost all his attacks. To withstand his onslaught, you need to increase your poison resistance. Use equipment with the appropriate stats and potions to achieve this. Here are some strategies to help you beat Echo of Duriel:

  • At the start of the battle, Duriel will summon two Pangs of Duriel. Despite their low health, avoid getting hit by them.
  • Duriel deals heavy damage with his pincers. Avoid standing in front of him, and be prepared to dodge when he opens his mouth to spit out a stream of poison.
  • During the battle, Duriel will summon smaller enemies. Use your AoE attacks to deal with them.
  • Duriel can also summon Pangs of Duriel in craters. While they can’t walk, they can shoot poison at you, so deal with them quickly.

All Echo of Duriel Rewards

Defeating Echo of Duriel yields various rewards, including Uber Unique Items. Here is a table detailing the rewards you can expect for each class:

ClassUniqueUber Unique
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

So there you have it. Diablo 4’s Echo of Duriel is a tricky encounter, but it’s well worth the effort. If you’re still struggling after this guide then just stay patient, learn their attack pattern, and you should nail it eventually. Remember, if you need more XP then check out our list of the best dungeons to level up.

Diablo 4 is available on PC, PlayStation, and soon Xbox.