Diablo Immortal Zaerhud: Location & Bossfight

This guide discusses the location and bossfight of Zaerhud in Diablo Immortal.

Unbridled fury

Zaerhud in Diablo ImmortalZaerhud, Unbridled Fury, is a Super Unique Elite class Monster in Diablo Immortal. You will encounter Zaerhud as part of the “Defeat Zaerhudside quest. Zaerhud appears in the form of a giant bear who shares a striking resemblance to Corrupter Mauler and Kodi.

Key Highlights
  • There is a category of boss in Diablo Immortal that is labeled “Elite”. There are many of them, and one of them is Zaerhud.
  • On the northern side of Khanduras, you will find a forest called Dark Wood, which is the main spawn point of the Zaerhud boss.
  • For the specific location of Zaerhud, we will need to look into the “Dark Wood” text where there are three trees, and the location of the second tree is where Zaerhud lies.
  • What makes Elite enemies unique is that they spawn at specific times, and they will respawn every thirty minutes if they have already been killed.
  • The two attack patterns of Zaerhud are:
    • Ice Beam
    • Death Spawn
  • The best way to beat Zaerhud is by using a ranged-focused character in combat, as most of the attacks of Zaerhud are melee.

Zaerhud is an Elite class opponent, which means that he is very tough to beat and has specific spawn timings as well. What makes Zaerhud stand out from the rest of the Elite opponents is its class. There are four types of classes in Diablo Immortal, and their rates of spawns decrease in order of Champions, Rare, Ancient, and lastly Unique.

Unlike Champions, Rare and Ancient monsters, Unique monsters have unique names as well. Furthermore, Champions, Rare and Ancient monsters are just stronger variations of normal enemies, which isn’t the case for a Unique monster.

Location Of Zaerhud 

In the northern Khanduars is a dark and foreboding forest biome known as The Dark Wood. It’s an eerie forest covered in giant leafless trees and toxic smog. Furthermore, this forest is rumored to be cursed by eldritch beings and is used as a shortcut by merchants and travelers.

The Dark Wood is where you will find Zaerhud. Since it’s a large forest, the question is where is Zaerhud in the enormous haunted forest? Open the map, zoom in, and check the area where The Dark Wood is written in text. There you will be able to see three trees denoted with dark spots.

Zaerhud spawns just near the second tree. The location of Zaerhud is marked on the map below. 

Diablo Immortal Map
Zaerhud Location on Diablo Immortal map

In order to differentiate the second tree from the rest, we have also attached the image of the tree below as well, so you can reach the desired location correctly.

2nd Tree
The image of the Tree where Zaerhud will spawn

In order to reach The Dark Woods, all you need to do is open the map and just click on where The Dark Wood is. You will then be able to navigate to this area. The closest waypoint to The Dark Wood is the Tree of Inifuss Waypoint.

Zaerhud Spawn Timings

As we have mentioned, Zaerhud is a Unique Elite monster, which means he has specific spawn timings. He won’t just be there as soon as you arrive at his location, but that doesn’t mean his spawn timings are random. 

There is a way to calculate Zaerhud’s spawn timings in Diablo Immortal. Every time a player kills Zaerhud, there is a 30-minute cooldown before Zaerhud can spawn again at his location. How about checking out our guide on Diablo Immortal Demon Hunter Build before reading further?

So if you arrive at his location and see Zaerhud, you are in luck, you can kill Zaerhud and collect your reward. If he isn’t there, you will have to wait for 30 minutes before he can spawn again.

Furthermore, you will receive a “New Event” notification as well as a prompt on the left side of the screen with the words “Defeat Zaerhud” whenever he spawns. Zaerhud is a silver-colored bear with a purple aura. One thing you need to watch out for is another monster called “Arag”.

Arag does not look exactly the same as Zaerhud, but has the same amount of HP as him. Everything from Arag’s skin color to attack patterns is the same as Zaerhud. The only way to differentiate is the name on the bar and the name of the “Wanted Quest”.

The name of the Wanted Quest for Zaerhud is “Defeat Zaerhud” and for Arag, it’s “Kill Arag”. This may not look like a big deal, but it’s easy to ignore the name of the boss fight when you are in the heat of the battle. Furthermore, the time at which spawn both spawn is exactly the same too. Sometimes it will be Arag who will spawn, and sometimes you will see Zaerhud.

So make sure to check the name and notification before you begin your battle. Before reading further, why not go through our Diablo Immortal Essence Transfer and learn about modifying legendary items?

Zaerhud Boss Fight Attacks & Best Strategy

Unbridled fury
Zaerhud bossfight

The biggest problem is probably Zaerhud’s health bar, which will only be a problem if you are a low-level character. Other than that, his attack pattern isn’t that complex and can be dodged easily. The attacks you need to watch out for are discussed below.

Ice Beam

Beams of ice
Zaerhud’ Ice Beam attack in Diablo Immortal

The first is a growl attack; Zaerhud will growl at you two times and on his second growl, he will summon an Ice Beam from the sky. Small circles will appear, which will show where the Ice Beam will fall.

These Ice Beams will not only cause base damage but will inflict chill status to your character as well. After his Ice Beam attack, he will stomp on the ground and just attack you with his hands periodically.

Death Spawn

After you take out Zaerhud, small slimes will emerge from his corpse. These slimes need to be eliminated since they are a part of the boss fight and unless and until you kill them you won’t be able to receive your reward.

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Even though the overall boss fight isn’t that complex, once you know his attacks, we will still discuss a strategy that can be useful in case you are having trouble. As most of Zaerhud’s attack pattern consists of melee attacks in Diablo Immortal, your best strategy against him would be using a character who specializes in ranged combat.

You don’t even need a high combat rating if you use this strategy, just keep attacking from afar, keep consuming the health globes he occasionally drops the more you damage him, and eventually, you will take him out.


Upon defeating Zaerhud, you will receive the following rewards

  • Enchanted Dust
  • Random Equipment 
  • Gold

Furthermore, taking down Zaerhud will unlock The Dark Wood exploration achievement as well.

This concludes our guide Diablo Immortal Zaerhud. Let us know what you think about our guides in the comments below.

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Kashaf has a knack for CRPGs, and she is always on the hunt for creating content after exploring dungeons, defeating waves of enemies of crushing down bosses with flawless strategies. When not writing at eXputer, Kashaf can be seen playing King Arthur: Knight's Tale.

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