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Gruthkul, Mother of Despair
Gruthkul, Mother of Despair
Location(s) The Dread Thicket
Quest(s) Queen of Despair
Resistance(s) Resists Elemental Damage
Resists Chaos Damage

Gruthkul, Mother of Despair is a unique monster located in the Den of Despair inside The Dread Thicket in Act 7.


Gruthkul uses the following skills:

  • Roar - Channels and fires 5 physical projectiles from random positions and adds another projectile per 25% life lost.
  • Upheaval - Upheave the ground beneath the character, dealing physical damage over time.
  • Gruthkul's Despair - Casts a large nova of debuff around Gruthkul per 10% lost life.
  • Slam - Gruthkul rears and then slams the ground in front with the forelegs
  • Weight of Despair debuff
Weight of Despair
Weight of Despair status icon.png
You are taking Physical Damage over time and have reduced movement speed.


Queen of Despair quest icon.png Queen of Despair


You are rewarded with a minor god Pantheon soul upon killing her and talking to Sin

You can level up her bonus for the pantheon by collecting the Captured Soul of Erebix, Light's Bane.

Map variants

  • Erebix, Light's Bane in Cemetery MapCemetery MapMap Level: 70
    Map Tier: 3
    Guild Character: L
    A stone forest of forgotten names.Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.


See also

  • Gruthkul ShrineGruthkul ShrineHideout ItemRequires %sCreates an object in your hideout1 VariationFavour cost: 35890, a hideout decoration
  • Gruthkul's PeltGruthkul's Pelt
    Wyrmscale Doublet
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: 252
    Evasion: 252
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Requires Level 38, 57 Str, 57 Dex100% increased Global Physical Damage
    +(200-240) to maximum Life
    +(20-40)% to Cold Resistance
    Regenerate 5% of Life per second
    15% increased Character Size
    Spell Skills deal no Damage
    Your Spells are disabled
    Simple is the life of the bear.
    , a unique item that released before the release of this boss

Version history

Version Changes
  • Introduced to the game.