The Old Ruins


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The Old Ruins are located within Act I. This is what remains of Tristram from Diablo II. It sits between New Tristram and the Cathedral on the Old Tristram Road.

Areas and Dungeons within The Old Ruins[edit]

Access to Levels[edit]

Quests in The Old Ruins[edit]

Common Monsters found in The Old Ruins[edit]

Special Monsters found in The Old Ruins[edit]

The following Superunique monsters can but might not always appear in The Old Ruins:


Checkpoints are respawn points. Players who die appear back at the last checkpoint they reached. Players can also leave the game and resume at the last checkpoint at a later date. In effect they are a 'save game' feature. The following Checkpoints appear in The Old Ruins


Waypoints are special plates on the ground that form a network of jump points allowing players to instantly teleport between them. The nearest waypoint for The Old Ruins appears just in front of the gate onto the Old Tristram Road situated at the east of the ruins.

Lore Entries Found in The Old Ruins[edit]

Required for A Quick Study achievement

Required for Taking Notes achievement

Required for Historian of Tristram achievement


Quotes said by classes or followers in this zone.

  • Barbarian: "Old Tristram. Diablo himself once walked this place."
  • Demon Hunter: "Old Tristram... Diablo's evil still lingers here."
  • Monk: "The ruins of Old Tristram. The shadow of Diablo still hangs over this place."
  • Witch Doctor: "Old Tristram. Diablo's evil lingers everywhere here."
  • Wizard: "Old Tristram. Diablo himself once walked this place."

  • Enchantress: "There is much to lament in this tragedy."
  • Scoundrel: "Was it the perpetual darkness or the endless mobs of risen dead that gave you that idea?"
  • Templar: "This village surrendered to evil and paid the price."

  • Leah: "Here, let me open the gate."

Associated Achievements[edit]

The Old Ruins is in some way involved in the following achievement(s).

Name Points Description Banner
A Nice Place to Visit

Campaign/Act I
10 Explore the following areas of New Tristram.
No Award