Secret Altar


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The Secret Altar appears in Act II in the Howling Plateau. It's very small dungeon that appears in one of three locations within the area.

It forms part of the Shadows in the Desert quest. If the ritual taking place here is disrupted within 4 minutes of taking the quest (together with the ritual in the Hidden Conclave) an achievement will be earned (detailed below).

Access to Levels[edit]

Quests in Secret Altar[edit]

Common Monsters found in Secret Altar[edit]

Notable NPCs[edit]


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 Secret Altar

Quest: Shadows in the Desert

  • As you step into the Secret Altar
  • After you break the ritual in the Secret Altar


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 Secret Altar appears just across the bridge on the left in the Black Canyon Mines.

Lore Entries Found in Secret Altar[edit]

Associated Achievements[edit]

Secret Altar is in some way involved in the following achievement(s).

Name Points Description Banner
Just Deserts

Campaign/Act II
10 Explore the following areas of the Stinging Winds.
No Award
Hiding in Plain Sight

Challenges/Act II
10 Disrupt both Coven Rituals in the Howling Plateau in under 4 minutes. No Award
Judge of Character

Campaign/Act II
10 Read the following People lore books in Act II.
No Award