Keep more items
In the town square by Cain the Elder, drop an item
on the ground that you wish to keep out of your inventory but
do not want to get rid of. Then, immediately save the game. The
item will be in the town square until you pick it back up.
Buy any magic book easily
Go to Adria's hut and buy whatever magic item that
you desire. Save, and load the game again. Adria will have restocked
her items. Note: The old items will no longer be there. Make sure
you buy the item that you want the most when it appears before
saving and reloading.
While in town you can find some cows near the upper
bridge to Adria the witch's hut. Click on the cows and they should
moo. Keep clicking on the cow and your character will eventually
should say something similar to "Yes, that is a cow".
After starting a new or saved game play until your
character gets to a level status that you want. Save the game
and click "New game" Click on your character, then click
"OK". When the screen appears again, do not click on
"Load Game". Instead, click on "New game"
to start with all your stats and items intact from the previous
Customize hot key messages
Note: This procedure involves editing a game file;
create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use a text
editor to edit the "diablo.ini" file in the game folder.
It contains the hot key messages that can be changed.
Defeating Zhar The Mad
Walk towards a corner. He will follow and appear in
front of you. Trap him in the corner. Hit him every time he appears,
since he will be still trapped in the corner. If done correctly,
you should not use any energy.
Defeating the Butcher
First, meet up with him in his room. Then, lead him
to one of the walls that look like cage walls. Go on the other
side of the wall and close the door behind you. Shoot him with
a bow or use magic. Since he cannot open doors, he will just stand
there. Just keep shooting him until he is defeated.
Find the Butcher. Open his door and run away from him. He should
follow you. Lead him to a staircase and run around it, but stay
close to it. He should follow you in circles around the it. Eventually,
after about thirty seconds to a minute, he should get stuck in
the staircase. From there, shoot him with magic or a bow. You
should also be able to melee attack him. Note: He can get away
from it if you go onto the side of the staircase that you need
to be on if you were to enter it.
Open the door, cast Fire Wall immediately, then close door after
the spell. The Butcher will be stupid and stand in the flames
provided you stay at the doorsteps. He will die almost always
before the flame goes out, even if spell is cast by a Warrior.
Note: You must be fast and need to proceed a few levels down in
the dungeon to learn Fire Wall.
Note: You must be at the level 6 or greater with a strength of
30 or more for this trick. Buy one Fire Wall Scroll. You should
be using a sword and a buckler. When you find the Butcher's room,
stop in front of the door, open it, and go one step behind. When
the Butcher shows up in the door, cast the Fire Wall in front
of you, between you and the door. The Butcher will stop in front
of you to hit you, and will start taking damage from the Fire
Wall. After that, start attacking him. Even if you only hit him
five or six times, he will die at the same time the Fire Wall
When facing the Butcher, get the best bow that you can use. Open
the Butcher's door, lure him out, then run behind a cage wall.
However, shut the door as he cannot open them. Then, take out
the bow and shoot him repeatedly. Then take out a sword, bow,
staff, etc. and attack him.
Buy Four Scrolls Of Firewall. Destroy all the monsters all around
the Butcher's lair. Put all the Scroll Of Fire Walls on your belt.
Go directly in front of the door and use a scroll. Go back one
and use another scroll. Go back and use another scroll. Go back
one more time and use the last scroll. If done correctly, the
Butcher should be dead.
Lure out the lesser monsters a few at a time and kill
them. This reduces the number of enemies that come after you.
When Diablo comes after you, get your back against a wall. He
will not be able to knock you back and you can keep hitting him.
Go to the witch and get Firewall, Flamewave, Fireball, Mana Shield
and Stone Curse. Duplicate the items as many times as possible.
Read all of the books. If playing as the Wizard you can read more
books. Buy as much Mana as you can get in the inventory and the
hotkeys. Return to Diablo's level and activate Mana Shield. Kill
off the smaller monsters with Fireball. When you get to the main
part where Diablo is located, cast Firewall as many times as possible.
Refill on Mana, then cast Flame Wave as many times as possible.
Refill Mana again. When Diablo gets into view, run in to one of
the smaller rooms on the side. When he enters after you, Phase
or Teleport out and set Firewall in the room. When he exits the
room, remain about a hands length from the door and you should
be able to kill him with fourteen to nineteen Fireball spells.
When he is chasing you, fill the hotkeys with Mana and you should
be fine. If you want to stay away from his spell, just keep moving.
As a sorcerer, get to about level 25, and make sure you have a
high level Holy Bolt (10 or higher). Finally, make sure you have
plenty of Mana. Go to where Diablo is located, kill the enemies
around him, then blast him with Holy Bolt. Since Holy Bolt is
at such a high level, it will shoot very quickly and Diablo will
not be able to move or get out of the way.
To avoid having to kill all of Diablo's minions first, use your
automap (press [Tab]) and line your character and the small
orange arrow up so that they are exactly together. Then, stand
in the opening of the third room of levers that is facing Diablo's
chamber. Line yourself up with the opening, using the map, to
his room without leaving that doorway. This works best with a
Rogue and a very strong bow, but any sort of projectile spell
will also work. Shoot directly ahead until he smacks you with
his fire spell. Then, teleport frequently unless your character
is very strong. Alternately, you can get your back against the
wall so that he cannot knock your back.
Defeating King Leoric
Run in circles so that he cannot hit you, and have
another player attack him in the back.
Get your character to about level 10. Enter his tomb and take
out all the minions that you see. There will be several rooms
all with minions in them. Before every room, go to the very edge
of it so you are not in the room, but can see inside. If you see
an archer to the left and another to the right in a very big room,
save the game, Charge in and make sure you have the Fire Wall
spell and at least two Full Mana potions. Cast Fire Wall as many
times as you can in the middle of the flood of monsters that attack
you. Make sure you do not allow any skeleton minions to get behind
you (archers do not matter). Eventually, you will see an extremely
big skeleton come after you. This is King Leoric. Wait until he
is within striking distance of you, then run away as fast as you
can. Make sure he is directly behind you. Lead him to the room
that you would need to be in to exit his tomb. If there are any
enemies here besides him, lead them all back into the big room
and kill them. If Leoric is left alone in the same room as any
of his dead minions, he will resurrect them. After Leoric is led
into the room that you would need to be in if you were to exit
the tomb, do so if necessary and cast a Town Portal. Buy five
more Town Portals and completely heal and fill your belt with
health potions. Return to Leoric's tomb, but do not enter it.
Get directly outside of it and save the game. Then, enter it and
he will be waiting for you. Hack away at him until he has almost
killed you. Once again, climb up the stairs and refill on health
and mana. If needed, go back to town and buy more items. Leoric
will not refill on health, allowing you to repeat this until he
Defeating hordes of monsters
If you are facing a horde of monsters that you do not
want to crowd around you, get on the side of a doorway opposite
the monsters and stand directly in front of it. By doing this,
only one enemy at a time can attack you and you do not have to
worry about being overrun.
Killing groups of monsters
Get the Fire Wall spell from the Adrea the witch. Make
two walls of fire wall, side by side. Run away in the opposite
direction of the monsters. If positioned correctly, they will
run through the fire walls and be killed.
The following are each character's fastest weapon.
- Warrior: Sword
- Rogue: Bow
- Sorcerer: Shield, with nothing in the other hand
Skip FMV sequence
After completing the game online, hold [Alt]
and press [Tab] to skip the ending sequence.
Click on a cow multiple times and the game will say
"Yep, that's a cow all right." Keep clicking and it
will say "I'm not thirsty." Click some more and it will
say "I'm no milk maid".
Potion in ring slot
Start a new game. Make sure the water in the well Cain
is standing next to is dirty. Then, go down to the second level
and complete the Poisoned Water Supply quest. Talk to Peppin.
He will give you the Ring Of Truth. Save the game, bring up the
menu, and select "New Game". Click on the name of your
character and select "New Game". Again, make sure the
water in the well is dirty. If it is not, keep starting new games
until it is. Go down to the second level and complete the quest
again. Peppin will give you another Ring Of Truth. Put both rings
on, save the game, and start another new game. Open your inventory.
You should still be wearing one Ring Of Truth but in the place
of the other one should be a Rare Bottle Of Mana. The bottle has
all the statistics of the Ring Of Truth. Note : If you take the
potion out of the ring slot, you will not be able to put it back
Place an item in your belt. Take the item to be duplicated
drop it on the ground. Walk away, then click on the item again.
As you pick the item up, click the Left Mouse Button on
an item in your belt immediately before taking the item on the
ground. If timed correctly, the name of the item that was duplicated
will appear in the box down below. It will have the same appearance
as the item on the belt that was clicked on. Drop the item on
the ground or place it in the back pack and it will re-appear
correctly. However, do not create a second item of the same type
and put both on the ground. If this is done, the duplicate item
will be destroyed.
Drop the weapon to be duplicated, then walk about five paces away.
Open your inventory window and make sure you have a undesirable
weapon or shield in the weapons window. Click on the weapon to
be duplicated then click your weapon or shield. You will hold
the duplicated weapon and the original will still be on the ground.
Open a portal anywhere that has some space between it and the
walls. Drop the item you wish to duplicate directly in front of
the portal (in front, not under the portal) and close the inventory
window. Then, step behind the portal. Once there, click on the
item. If the item was placed correctly, your character should
go in the portal's direction and enter it. When you show up in
the town, open your inventory. You will see the item that was
dropped is now placed somewhere in the inventory. When you get
through the portal again, the item will still be there in the
floor, but also in your inventory.
Duplicate large items
Put the item to be duplicated on the ground. Put a
mana potion or another item on your belt. Walk a few steps away,
then click on the item on the ground. Right when you pick it up,
click on the item placed on your belt. Drop it on the ground.
If timed correctly, it should turn into the item to be duplicated,
and the original one will be in your inventory. This also works
with money. Do not put both the duplicated item and the original
item on the ground,or one will disappear. Note: This cheat will
not work if the inventory window is open.
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