Diablo 4: Shivta Ruins Dungeon [Walkthrough]

Explore Shivta Ruins in Diablo 4, navigate through chilling corridors, solve challenging puzzles & conquer the Seething Hivemaster.

In the heart of the Amber Sands subregion of Kehjistan lies Shivta Ruins, a chilling dungeon in Diablo 4. Infested with shambling corpses, abominations, and flies that hinder the movements of all classes, the ruins present a thrilling challenge to even seasoned players. With puzzles involving bloodstones, and the formidable Seething Hivemaster waiting in the depths, the Shivta Ruins dungeon holds an adventure you won’t soon forget. 

Key Takeaways
  • Shivta Ruins is one of the 22 Dungeon locations players will come across in Diablo 4.
  • Located in the Amber Sands subregion of Kehjistan in Diablo 4.
  • Filled with shambling corpses, abominations, and flies that slow player movement.
  • The primary mechanic involves the collection and placement of bloodstones on pedestals.
  • Bloodstones can only be carried one at a time, introducing an extra layer of strategy.
  • The final boss, Seething Hivemaster, poses a formidable challenge with multiple phases and attack patterns.
  • Rewards include renown points and the best Aspect in Diablo 4: Wind Striker Mobility Aspect.

What Is Shivta Ruins In Diablo 4

Shivta Ruins Location [Image Captured by eXputer]
Shivta Ruins is a challenging dungeon, set in the Amber Sands subregion of Kehjistan. In these eerie, fly-infested ruins, players navigate through shambling corpses and monstrous abominations to collect bloodstones and confront the formidable Seething Hivemaster boss.

Shivta Ruins offers a procedural experience with dynamic enemy encounters and boss fights. Triumphing here rewards players with renown points and the highly demanding Wind Striker Mobility Aspect.

Location

Altar of Ruin – nearest point to Shivta Ruins [Image Captured by eXputer]
  • Shivta Ruins is situated in the Amber Sands subregion of Kehjistan.
  • This desolate dungeon is located northeast of the city of Gea Kul, close to the Fields of Hatred subregion of Dry Steppes.

Players can readily locate Shivta Ruins with the assistance of the nearest waypoint, the Altar of Ruin, which serves as a quick route to the dungeon, provided the Altar of Ruin stronghold has already been conquered.

Mechanics

Entering Shivta Ruins [Image Captured by eXputer]
  1. First, players will have to contend with the hordes of flies that infest the dungeon, which is not merely a visual nuisance but a genuine threat, as they slow down players, hampering their movement speed.
  2. One of the primary mechanics of the dungeon involves the collection and return of bloodstones.
  3. These bloodstones are scattered throughout the dungeon, and players can only carry one at a time, presenting a tactical challenge.
  4. Upon collecting the first bloodstone, a door opens, revealing a construct that needs to be destroyed before progressing further.

After the collection and successful placement of bloodstones on their respective pedestals, the pathway to the boss room unveils itself.

Shivta Ruins Walkthrough

Shambling Corpses in Shivta Ruins [Image Captured by eXputer]
As I’ve previously mentioned, the Shivta Ruins are found in the Amber Sands subregion of Kehjistan, northeast of Gea Kul. It’s near the Fields of Hatred in the Dry Steppes. Your fastest access point is via the Altar of Ruin waypoint.

Once you find it, follow these steps to complete the Dungeon:

  1. Enter the Dungeon: Upon entering, prepare for the flies that slow your progress. Use any ability that can enhance your speed or make you unstoppable temporarily to navigate faster.
  2. Collect the First Bloodstone: The initial objective is to collect the scattered bloodstones. After picking up the first bloodstone, a door will open, revealing a construct.
  3. Collect the Second Bloodstone: After dispatching the construct, you can proceed to find the second bloodstone.
  4. Return Bloodstones to Pedestals: Place both bloodstones on their respective pedestals. You might encounter small rooms where pedestals spawn during this process. Expect resistance from undead and scampering mobs.
  5. Travel to Shambles of Vermin: Once the bloodstones are secured on their pedestals, the pathway to the boss room will open. Make your way to the Shambles of Vermin, following the main path and looking for a doorway at the map’s top right corner.

Seething Hivemaster Boss Fight

Diablo 4 Seething Hivemaster Boss Fight [Image Captured by eXputer]
The Seething Hivemaster, the final boss in the Shivta Ruins dungeon, boasts high HP and distinctive attack phases, posing a significant challenge.

Phase 1:

  • The boss employs scythe-shaped arm attacks (Scythe Slash) and long-range poison spitballs initially.
  • Stay vigilant, maintain distance during Scythe Slash, and close in during the spitball barrage.
  • Keep moving, dodge attacks, and strike opportunistically.
  • The Hivemaster tends to push players away before launching projectiles, so be ready to dodge.

Phase 2:

  • Additional enemies like Bug Storms and swarms join, launching poison balls.
  • Use crowd control to handle them swiftly.
  • The boss summons AoE circles, slowing movement and causing damage over time.
  • Avoid these circles while evading Hivemaster’s attacks.
  • Positioning is crucial; utilize speed-boosting abilities or items for mobility.

Rewards

Upon defeating the Seething Hivemaster, you’ll earn the following rewards:

  • 30 Renown Points
  • Wind Striker Mobility Aspect: grants an 8% speed improvement after each critical strike.

This is everything I had to discuss Shivta Ruins in Diablo 4, where I have entailed location, key mechanics of the Dungeon, walkthrough, boss fight & rewards you get by completing it.

Now that you know about this Dungeon, I encourage you to read Blind Burrows Dungeon and Capstone Dungeons & learn more about this one, too. Other than that, you can also go through the Diablo 4: Penitent Greaves Guide, Watchman’s Key, Aspect Of Disobedience, and All Diablo 4 Acts List guides.

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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