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Box artwork for Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.
Box artwork for Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
Developer(s)Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher(s)Blizzard Entertainment
Year released2001
System(s)Windows, macOS
Preceded byDiablo II
Genre(s)Action RPG, Hack and slash
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)ESRB Mature
LinksDiablo II: Lord of Destruction ChannelSearchSearch
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction Title Screen

Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is the official expansion pack for Diablo II. Although an expansion, most people feel that Lord of Destruction is a must have when playing the game since the additions expand the game to be just that much more open ended than the first one.


The story continues where Diablo II ended. Two of the three Prime Evils, Mephisto and Diablo, have been defeated and their Soulstones have been destroyed, preventing their return. However, the narrator Marius was tricked into surrendering the last Soulstone to a false Archangel Tyrael which was revealed to be Baal, the third brother and last remaining Prime Evil. Marius was subsequently murdered.

Baal is leading an invasion against the northern barbarian lands. His first attack, against the city of Sescheron, capital city of the Barbarian homelands, leads to the stage where Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is set: Harrogath. Situated at the base of Mount Arreat, it is home to the humans who are sworn protectors of the mountain. Baal is currently besieging the city and destroying any settlements along the way towards the mountain's summit.

Baal, the Lord of Destruction, is seeking the Worldstone, a massive crystal of great energies, built to prevent the High Heavens and Burning Hells from consuming the mortal realm completely into their respective folds. It is the source of all the Soulstones and their powers, so Baal wishes to obtain it, corrupt it and complete his brothers' plan to conquer the mortal realm and use it as a staging area to besiege the Heavens in the endless war between the two.

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