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Demon Slayer (Hardcore) in Diablo III

Demon Slayer (Hardcore)64 (25)

Reach level 30 in Hardcore mode.

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Achievement Guide for Demon Slayer (Hardcore)

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Achievement won on 07 Sep 13
TA Score for this game: 1,641
Posted on 07 September 13 at 15:15, Edited on 12 September 13 at 12:18
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When creating a new character, press Y to enable Hardcore mode. If that character dies, it is lost.

Play through on Easy difficulty to decrease your chances of dying. You should reach level 30 about half way through Act IV.

Stack experience on kill gear to make it go a bit faster. Vitality isn't really needed. I played through as a Wizard using mostly Spectral Blades for some melee action. I'd imagine Monk would be the easiest class due to self heals and shields, but Wizard was very easy. I think I used 5-10 potions the whole time.

Don't get cocky, and watch out for the big hitters or exploding monsters! Good luck!

General Tips
- Play on Easy difficulty.
- Play solo.
- Use a follower. The Templar seems to be the best for survival. Use his heals and taunt.
- Choose passive abilities that are defensive/regen HP/interact with health globes just to be safe.
- Don't be afraid to use potions, you can just buy more in town.
- Use the blacksmith to make better gear, it helps a lot.
- Don't forget to socket your helm with a ruby to help the level grind.
- Salvage your vendor trash, don't sell it.
- Save yourself! When you are surrounded and feel that death is imminent, pause the game and turn off the console. Unlike the PC version, progress is only saved at certain points!

Boss Tips - Lethal Abilities
Skeleton King
- After summoning a group of skeletons, he will advance forward swinging his mace. Avoid this!

Spider Queen
- Easy.

- When he stomps his feet or a red line of fire comes out of him, strafe to the left/right!

- When she summons the group of minions, avoid their wind up attack.

Zoltun Kulle
- Watch out, his rock minions hit hard. Don't take them both on at once.
- Avoid his fireballs and ceiling cave ins.
- Stay out of slow zones.

- First two phases are cake.
- In third phase when he slams his tentacles into the ground, dodge all the green circles!

- Avoid the poison gas.

- You should be able to kill him before he does anything really, dodge his charge though.

- Again, on easy she should be dead before anything bad happens.

- Avoid the pools of evil.
- When he summons the hell-gate crystals, kill them to stop monsters from spawning.
- Dodge the big meteors.

- Pretty easy, don't let the little monsters gang up on you.

- Nothing lethal really.

- The ice can be a pain, on easy he isn't really a threat though.

- When he/she raises it's hands, avoid the patches of ground, or you'll get imprisoned by bones!
- Avoid his lighting attacks in the last phase.

NOTE: Before down-voting, please message me with any improvements you think should be made. If you think anything should be added to the boss section, let me know!
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