How to find and beat the Den Mother in Diablo 4

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The Den Mother is one of the more daunting bosses you'll encounter in the Diablo 4 beta. Easily capable of draining your health in seconds if you aren't equipped with the right skills and strategy, we've made a guide for you on how to find and beat the Den Mother in Diablo 4 to help anyone who doesn't want to risk losing a hardcore character to this pesky beast.

The Den mother as a boss is quite tanky and quick with its melee attacks. You may have a challenging time damaging its health without getting squished in the process. Good timing will be your friend here, so consider a ranged approach with high mobility.

Once you finish reading our guide on how to find and beat the Den Mother, feel free to check out our other guides on the game such as our Diablo 4 Sorcerer class guide and how to unlock the Nightmare Dungeons in Diablo 4.

How to find and beat the Den Mother in Diablo 4

How to find the Den Mother location

You can find the Den Mother in Light's Watch dungeon located in the south of Kyovashad. Be prepared to battle the enemies that come before the Den Mother, though. You'll have to fight your way to her by smashing through hundreds of mobs.

How to beat the Den Mother

The Den Mother is a tank-type boss in Diablo 4 that makes heavy use of strong melee attacks. To equally level the playing field, you'll have to keep your distance when attacking to more easily avoid these hard-hitting attacks.

This calls for the use of a lot of ranged attacks and agile movement - unless you're build like a brick with plenty of self-sustain abilities.

After dodging her melee attacks, you can start to carefully counter the Den Mother with your ranged attacks. Take note that the Den Mother has dash attacks that can seriously damage your health. Watch out for the tell and be sure to keep a close eye on your health bar.

The Den Mother has an AOE attack you'll want to watch for, too. She'll summon pools of blood around the environment you'll want to steer clear of. Alongside her dash attack, the Den Mother can even obscure herself in smoke and reappear elsewhere in an instant, lashing out with another strong attack. Rather than attempt to predict her location, just stay on your toes and keep moving.

A screenshot of the Den Mother in Diablo 4.
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Best classes against the Den Mother

In terms of magic classes, the Sorcerer and Necromancer are great classes to fight the Den Mother. They're typically built to deal ranged damage and either shield or evade melee attacks. However, if you're a melee build like a Barbarian, you might want to change your typical tactics for a ranged skill that can deal enough damage to put her down.

After you defeat the Den Mother, you'll get the rewards of the Aspect of Conflagration, different types of gear, gold, and some XP. That's pretty much it on how to find and beat the Den Mother in Diablo 4.


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