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This page is about the Act 4 encounter. For his other encounters or lore, see Maligaro.
Maligaro, The Inquisitor
Maligaro, The Inquisitor
Level(s) 40
Location(s) The Harvest
Quest(s) Corpus Malachus
The Eternal Nightmare
Resistance(s) Resists Cold Damage
Skill(s) Ethereal Knives
Detonate Dead
Vaal Fire Trap

Maligaro, The Inquisitor is a unique monster located in The Harvest.


Malachai's HeartMalachai's HeartMy heart forces blood through my veins.
But one who may bleed may die, and
death is no fitting end to genius.
is acquired after defeating him.


Maligaro was a thaumaturgist shortly before the Cataclysm. He worked for Malachai in Chamber of Sins [1] as one of his Godless Three, along with his apprentice Doedre Darktongue.[2] It was he who invented the idea of making humans even more connected with virtue gems than gemlings, extracting the very essence of the gem and inserting it into the body.[3] He found his work very creative and was considered an artist.[4] Another of Maligaro's creations is a synthetic virtue gem. In his private life, he was quite eccentric, maintaining a homosexual relationship with his slave Raulo.[5] When the Purity Rebellion overthrew the Emperor, the new Emperor Voll had burned Maligaro at the stake.[6]


Maligaro is a very dangerous enemy due to his heavy physical, fire, and most importantly, chaos damage. His regular attacks and Ethereal Knives makes him dangerous at close range, and players will have to move frequently to dodge not just Desecrate, but his Corpse Explosion as well. Without chaos resistance, Desecrate can make short work of a character if they do not get out of the way fast.

However, dodging Desecrate can be tricky due to his Vaal Fire Traps, which deals heavy chaos and fire damage when stepped on, and Maligaro will litter the battlefield with them. However, like with any other traps, they can be destroyed with area of effect. Leap Slam, and to a lesser extent, Lightning Warp, can mitigate the threats of traps while keeping you mobile, and Blade Vortex can trivialize the threat of his traps.

Related items


Name Description
Bringer of Pain
Bringer of Pain achievement icon.jpg
Kill Maligaro, The Inquisitor.


How to beat Maligaro - In depth boss fight analysis

Version history

Version Changes
  • Maligaro and his Map equivalents, as well as Alira's map equivalents, now use a new version of Detonate DeadDetonate DeadSpell, AoE, Fire
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost: (5-20) Mana
    Cast Time: 0.60 sec
    Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
    Effectiveness of Added Damage: 160%
    Radius: 22
    Targets a corpse, and deals spell damage to enemies around the corpse, as well as causing the corpse to explode, dealing fire damage. The explosion is not affected by modifiers to spell damage and cannot be reflected.Per 1% Quality:1Superior0.5% increased Cast SpeedExplosion deals base Fire Damage equal to 6% of the corpse's Maximum Life
    Deals (15-798) to (22-1197) Fire Damage
    +(0-4) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Detonate Dead skill icon.png
    which explodes all corpses in an area after a delay.

Added to the game.

  1. The inscription on the broken map device in Chamber of Sins
  2. Piety told this in The Harvest
  3. The comments of NPCs about Maligaro's Spike
  4. Malachai's dedication in The Harvest, also the flavour text on The Artist divination card
  5. Hargan tells this
  6. Piety told this in The Harvest