Diablo 4: How To Beat Andariel [Act IV Final Boss]

Andariel makes a return from Diablo 2 to terrorize the new generation of gamers in Diablo 4 and one must know how to defeat her.

Andariel made her first appearance in Diablo 2 and now she is back to terrorize players once again in Diablo 4. Many players have reported having a ton of trouble with this boss and she may even be the first real challenge that will players will come across in Diablo 4. Andareil is the final boss of Act IV and appears in the quest Anguish Incarnate. Therefore one must know how to defeat Andariel Diablo 4 if they even wish to make it past Act IV.

Key Takeaways
  • Andariel hits exceptionally hard, so it’s crucial not to get greedy and take your time with the boss fight.
  • Stay within the arena during the battle to avoid damage from the sandstorm.
  • In the first phase, Andariel uses the Rune Chain attack, an AOE attack, and fire skulls.
  • Dodge the AOE and fire skulls by moving out of their way.
  • Be cautious of the Rune Chain attack, which can trap players within its radius; be ready to dodge quickly.
  • In the second phase, Andariel attacks with a chain. Wait for her to attack, dodge, get behind her, and then start your counterattack.

How To Defeat Andariel?

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Andariel Boss Fight [Image Taken by eXputer]
Upon entering the arena, the very first thing you’ll notice is that the boss arena is quite small. This is one of the numerous elements that make this boss fight a bit of a challenge for players. Comprising two phases, the second phase is generally found to be easier from personal experience. However, I’ll delve into the details later.

Before delving into phase strategies, it is advisable to reach at least level 30 before engaging the boss. For those under-leveled, a glance at our Diablo 4 XP farm guide may prove beneficial. Throughout the fight, a crucial reminder is to avoid excessive greed. Andariel hits exceptionally hard, and the last thing you want is to lose this battle of endurance at the very end.

Andariel Phase 1

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Phase 1 of Andariel boss fight [Image Captured by eXputer]
  • Upon entering the arena, Andariel’s arms are chained.
  • Key attacks include Rune Chains, fire skulls, and an AOE attack.
  • Focus on defense initially to learn attack patterns.
  • Dodge fire skulls by running around the arena.
  • Avoid AOE attack by steering clear of red lines on the ground.
  • Watch for Rune Chains; be prepared to dodge as they trap you.
  • Prioritize dodging over breaking Rune Chains if AOE attack is imminent.
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Dodging the AOE attack [Image credit: eXputer]

Andariel Phase 2

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Phase 2 of Andariel Boss Fight [Image Credit goes to eXputer]
  • Andariel breaks chains, transitioning to phase 2.
  • Seize the opportunity to unleash powerful attacks during transition.
  • In phase 2, Andariel gains an additional chain attack.
  • Her primary attack becomes swinging the chain.
  • Notice her preparation to swing the chain to prepare your dodge.
  • Focus on dodging and attacking until the end of the fight.

One thing to remember is to not get greedy, keep up the offense but be ready to dodge at a moment’s notice. And with that, my guide on How To Defeat Andariel Diablo 4 comes to an end. I myself was using a DPS character, but we also have a guide on all the BEST classes in Diablo 4, in case you are interested.

In case you are still having trouble with Andariel, then it might be best to shift your attention to other activities first and take advantage of the Loot Caves, obtaining the Best Aspects and gems, and getting your hand on some unique items as well. Or you can take reassurance from this Reddit post, knowing that you are not the only one having trouble with this boss, and learn from the advice of other players as well. But that’s all from me. 

I hope my guide helped you out. Diablo 4 is available now on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. Do let me know what you think about the game in the comment section below.


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Hammad Ijaz is a Guides Writer on eXputer who is into various gaming genres. He has this pure passion for enjoying games and then reflecting that passion back into his writing. Along with a gaming experience of 10+ years, he also has many years of writing experience. Hammad further solidifies his status as a true gamer by showcasing hundreds of hours of game time on Warframe, Witcher 3, and Elden Ring. Feel free to explore his extensive gaming library on Steam.

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