Diablo 4: Iron Hold Dungeon [Location, How To Clear]

Learn everything about the Iron Hold Dungeon, one of the best farming dungeons to get the Fastblood Aspect.

Diablo 4 has a ton of dungeons that allow players to farm elite enemies and clear the dungeons to get their hands on rewards such as Best Aspects and important loot. Players might want to know about one of the best loot spots to farm. For that, you should know about the location of Iron Hold Dungeon in Diablo 4 and how to clear it. 

Important: Players should know that obtaining the two Bloodstones requires fighting elite enemies that require your character to be strong.
Key Takeaways
  • Diablo 4’s Iron Hold is a navigable dungeon with numerous elite enemies.
  • Rewards Necromancer players with the Fastblood Aspect, reducing Ultimate Cooldown by 0.5-1.0s.
  • Located in the Hawezar area near the Ruins of Rakhat Keep.
  • Key items include the Jailer’s Key and 2 Bloodstones for the Pedestal.
  • Critical areas within Iron Hold include the Awoken Cells, Locked Door, and Halls of Malice.
  • Defeat the final boss, Scourge of the Land, to obtain the Fastblood Aspect.

Below is a table of what players can expect in the Iron Hold dungeon.

Iron Hold DungeonDescription
RewardsFastblood Aspect
EnemiesVengeful Spirits, Skeleton Corpse Axe, Xanthus, Ruinmaws, Wardens and more.
BossScourge Of The Land
Objectives-Slay the Malevolent Spector while collecting the Jailer's Key
-Open the locked door using the Jailer's Key
-Go to the Halls of Malice
-Return the Bloodstone back to the Pedestal

What Is The Iron Hold In Diablo 4? 

Like many others, the Diablo 4 Iron Hold is a dungeon allowing players to navigate through elite enemies such as Demons. It took me a long time to clear the dungeon, so be ready for a similar experience.

  • As far as I am aware, the Iron Hold Dungeon is one of the best farming locations for Legendary Items.
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  • The Dungeon features Scourge of the Land as the final boss. 
  • Iron Hold is located in the Ruins of Rakhat Keep area within the Hawezar location. 
  • Iron Hold rewards players with the Diablo 4 Iron Hold Aspect and the Fastblood Aspect. 

How To Clear Iron Hold Dungeon 

The Diablo 4 Iron Hold dungeon is located towards the Ruins of Rakhat Keep in the Hawezar area, and it can be traced on the map it shows up as a level 58 dungeon and is a scourge that stirs within the bowels of a decaying prison. 

As you come close to the dungeon’s entrance, you should be able to get close and interact with the dungeon. 

Dungeon Entrance
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  1. You will enter the Awoken Cells area as soon as you enter inside 
    Awoken Cells
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  2. Head to the first room on the left, and there should be a jail door that leads you into another room. 
    Jail Door
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  3. As you head there, turn right, and there will be a broken door frame.
  4. Towards the door frame, there should be a chest that you can loot.
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  5. Keep heading straight, and there is another door that you can enter. 

Cursed Shrine 

Artillery Shrine
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After defeating the Vengeful Spirits, you can continue heading further on, and after heading a bit deeper, you can interact with the Artillery Shrine. Now, defeat as many enemies within the time limit as possible. 

More Vengeful Spirits
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  1. Even more Vengeful Spirit mobs will be waiting for you there, but they are relatively easy to defeat. 
    Shambling Corpse
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  2. Another enemy, like the Shambling Corpse, will need to be dealt with. 
  3. The Skeleton Corpse Axe enemies might be a little bit tougher to deal with.Event CompleteEvent Complete (Image Credits Exputer)
  4. Defeat the opponents, and you can get loot, such as gold or gloves. 

After the wave of enemies has been murdered, the Cursed Shrine event is completed, and it gives you the ability to attack faster and summon holy arrows. You can grab the chest for items such as Emeralds, Blightshade, Coiling War, Sigil Powder, and more. 

Obtaining The Jailer’s Key 

While you are clearing Diablo 4 Iron Hold Dungeon, I would recommend you kill Malevolent Spector and collect the Jailer’s Key. 

Follow these steps to do so:

  1. After you have completed the Cursed Shrine event, keep heading straight and defeat more Vengeful Spirit enemies. 

    Even More Vengeful Spirits
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  2. Xanthus is an Elite opponent that also awaits you amidst the dungeon, and you need to take him down alongside the foes that Xanthus has been gathering
    Jailer's Key
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  3. After causing all opponents to meet their death, the Jailer’s Key can be picked up. 
  4. After that, you must head towards the Locked Door and use the Jailer’s Key to open it. 

First Bloodstone  

Locked Door
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After the Locked Door has been opened, start heading deeper within it. 

Demonic Corruption
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  1. Defeat them, then head down the stairs. And you will enter the Halls of Malice. 

    Halls Of Malice
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  2. Head into the Halls of Malice.
    Bloodstone Pedestal
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  3. In the Halls of Malice, players will need to return the Bloodstone to the Pedesta. 
  4. Grab the item that drops, then continue going further. 
    More Enemies
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  5. Another chest is hidden towards the back of the area, which can drop gold. 
  6. Head past the Soul Shot
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  7. Head to the room on the right and pick up the Bloodstone.
  8. Head back to the Pedestal and return the first Bloodstone there.

Second Bloodstone 

Now, you will need another one to get closer to obtaining the Diablo 4 Iron Hold Aspect reward. I know the process is extremely long, but believe me, it will be worth your time.

  1. Head past the Iron Maiden statue. 
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  2. In the room, players will be invulnerable
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  3. Get the Second Bloodstone from one of the broken jail cells. 
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  4. Return to the Pedestal and interact with it to return the Bloodstone there. 
  5. Now, head further to defeat the Scourge of the Lands boss, which, if you ask me, wasn’t easy. 
    Scourge Of The Land
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How To Use The Fastblood Aspect In Diablo 4 

Fastblood Aspect
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Below listed is a summary of what the Fastblood Aspect can do:

Fastblood AspectDescription
How To ObtainCodex of Power after completing the Iron Hold Dungeon, or extraction through a Legendary Item.
Specific ClassNecromancer
EffectsBlood Orbs are able to reduce your overall Ultimate Cooldown by 0.5-1.0 seconds.
DungeonIron Hold

And that’s just about it! All that players need to know about the Diablo 4 Iron Hold guide, and with that, let’s wrap up the guide! Defeating the Scourge of the Lands was surely not easy, in my opinion, but it’s surely worth it.

While you’re here, read up on the Diablo 4 Sorceress Leveling Build guide. Apart from that, the Diablo 4 Blood And Sweat guide features the complete walkthrough for the quest! The Diablo 4 Ladder guide entails everything you need to know about the Ladder System! Lastly, the Best PVP Classes Diablo 4 guide will go into detail about the best PvP classes that players can play as!

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