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The Fetid Pool
No Waypoint
Area level5
BossesKadavrus the Defiler
Area type tagsshore
Tagsarea_with_water, fetid_area
ConnectionsThe Mud Flats
Sluggish waters simmering with decay.
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The Fetid Pool area screenshot.jpg

The Fetid Pool is an optional area in Act 1. This area does not have a waypoint and is connected to The Mud Flats.

The area is roughly circular with a large muddy pool in the center. The exit to The Mud Flats is at the bottom of the area and Kadavrus is near the top.

The Fetid Pool may be a reference to the Den of Evil in Diablo 2. Both areas are near the start of the game, contain necromancers, and have an optional quest to fully clear the area.



Native Monsters in this area can resist cold and lightning and use physical attacks.


Items found in this area

The Metalsmith's GiftThe Metalsmith's Gift6Prismatic RingA month's work, a year's wages, a foolish shortcut through a Rhoa's nest, and a grieving bride-to-be, who never received her betrothed's great gift.1
The SummonerThe Summoner6Superior Minion Gem
Quality: +20%
To own a piece of the Nightmare, you must first belong to the Nightmare.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Zone levels changed from 5/40/58 to 5/43/57 due to 2.0 zone progression balancing.
  • The Fetid Pool now has a new layout that should make it easier to find every monster.