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Diablo 4 Stronghold Guide (Overview and Locations)

Everything You Should Know About Diablo 4 Strongholds

Diablo 4’s Strongholds are one of the key elements that play into the new open-world flavor of the game.

These open-world dungeons offer players an immersive, transformative gaming experience that’s a departure from your typical dungeon crawl.

Successfully completing a stronghold reshapes the world of Sanctuary and allows the player to access a new area that was previously occupied by the Stronghold.

But let’s take a step back and dig a little deeper into what Strongholds are, how they impact your gameplay, and the bounty of rewards awaiting your victorious conquest.

What can I find inside Strongholds?

Inside Strongholds you will find something similar to a quest to complete that will culminate in a boss fight. Strongholds are level fixed and quite hard to clear if you are under-leveled.

Some classes can of course get through early game content much easier than others, for example, Necromancer just laughs at the leveling process, just walking around with an army of Skeletons clearing everything. If you are looking for a strong early-game class, check out our Necromancer guide.

Can I clear Strongholds with other players?

Strongholds are accessible through the open world but, akin to the story campaign. You can choose to face the terror alone or with a party but don’t expect to bump into random players.
In the aftermath of victory, the once foreboding Stronghold morphs into a buzzing public space, teeming with other triumphant players who’ve also completed the challenge.

Unveiling the Rewards of Diablo 4’s Strongholds

Strongholds are generous in their rewards, offering an eclectic mix of precious loot, experience, and even Renown Points for the area where the Stronghold was conquered.

From beta reports, it’s believed that players can anticipate a handsome bounty of 100 Renown Points per Stronghold. But the spoils of war extend beyond tangible treasures.

The true magic of Strongholds is the metamorphosis they trigger in the world of Sanctuary.

Stronghold Transformation Examples:

  • A previously hidden path is unveiled, linking the Stronghold to another area.
  • A waypoint emerges, leaving behind a mark of your victory.
  • A Legion Event is revealed, setting the stage for your next challenge.
  • The once menacing Stronghold transforms into a player-friendly town, bustling with activity.
  • It morphs into a dungeon, ready for your next adventure.
  • The Stronghold evolves into a hub for side quests, opening up a new world of adventures.

Diablo 4 Stronghold Locations (From Beta)

Here’s a list of the Diablo 4 Strongholds from the early game and how to reach each one.

Kor Dragan Stronghold

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North of Kyovashad (near Menestad) is the Kor Dragan Stronghold – here, you’ll deal with vampires!

Malnok Stronghold

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To reach Malnok Stronghold, just head east of Kyovashad. There you’ll face the Ice Clan of the Fractured Peaks.

Nostrava Stronghold

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Nostrava Stronghold is located west of Kyovashad. You’ll work with a Priestess to deal with villagers and  Demonic Effigies.

GLHF with your upcoming Diablo 4 Stronghold runs! For more guides, head to our Diablo 4 blog.