The most infamous Diablo 4 world boss is back. What once seemed impossible is now very possible. Here’s our guide, explaining how to beat Ashava.
After brutalizing players in the Diablo 4 beta with its overwhelming power, the tables have turned now that the game is live. Ashava isn’t nearly as difficult as his older incarnation thanks to fully powered Level 50 characters working together to take the boss out. If you complete the campaign, this isn’t even the first time you’ll fight Ashava. Use that practice to your advantage and absolutely destroy Ashava in the full game. Here’s a few quick tips to help.
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Ashava, The Pestilent | World Boss Guide
Ashava has been giving players grief since the beta, and now we can collectively take revenge with fully leveled characters by unleashing Ultimate abilities (and all your other synergized skills) to overcome one aggravating boss.
Ashava is a giant monster with a massive health bar that can wipe out groups of players in a single swipe attack. To avoid instant death, you’ll want some of these tips. Before getting into the tips, let’s talk some general Ashava info.
- Ashava is a powerful World Boss. It becomes available after completing the campaign.
- A map alert will show where Ashava will spawn next. This alert will alert you no matter where you are on the map and shows the location even if you haven’t explored the area yet.
- There is a short period of time before Ashava spawns where you can prepare.
- Once the event begins, you will have 10 minutes to defeat Ashava.
- You can respawn infinitely for this fight. Each death damages your gear by 10%. You will revive with full healing potions. The respawn point is just outside Ashava’s arena.
- All players can work together to defeat Ashava and claim a reward. You don’t need to be in a party.
For defeating Ashava, you will gain high-tier loot and a Grand Cache. Grand Caches often contain Legendary and Unique loot — sometimes multiple. Ashava is also likely to drop Nightmare Sigils, which unlock Nightmare Dungeons on World Tier 3+.
Ashava is a quick fight that can net you huge rewards without extensive grinding. Here’s a few tips to help you defeat Ashava without draining all your gold on repair costs. (The expense of repairs is totally worth the rewards.)
Ashava World Boss Tips
Ashava is incredibly powerful. This slow, lumbering monster spits streaks of poison, claws vast areas of the arena with poison swipes, and kills Level 50 players ridiculously fast. Before going into the fight, you’ll want to keep these general tips in mind.
- Preparing Before The Fight:
- Craft an Elixir of Potion Resistance at the Alchemist.
- Equip Abilities / Gear to boost your Fortify and Barrier. Very, very important!
- Select skills that debuff Ashava or buff your allies. Abilities that make Ashava vulnerable are extremely effective.
- One powerful core skill is all you need. The Ashava fight
- If you don’t have a mobility skill equipped, at least equip gear to give +1 to your standard dash / dodge. With two, you can rapidly escape AOEs or poison blasts.
- Battle Tips:
- When fighting Ashava, stay directly underneath him. Stay near his butt whenever possible.
- Staying close avoids Ashava’s deadliest attacks — his giant claw swings. These attacks apply high poison and can drain your health instantly. Not even potions can help.
- When debuffed and with your character applying Barrier / Fortify to themself, all other attacks are much weaker. You can easily absorb Ashava’s quick attacks that hit behind it / under it at Level 50.
Ashava is just one of several world bosses — but Ashava is easily the most infamous. The World Bosses, even on World Tier 3, aren’t too difficult if you work with a large team. When it comes to Diablo 4, that shouldn’t be a problem.