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Elias the Pale Man prepares a ritual on a summoning circle in Diablo 4.
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Diablo 4 Fallen Temple: How to find and beat the Capstone Dungeon

Get ready for the fight of your life.

Diablo 4 has all sorts of dungeons, missions, objectives, and tasks players need to complete, but Few have presented me with as much of a challenge as the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon. It’s worth the trouble of completing, though, since it is a gateway leading to tougher fights and better loot.

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The reason is that completing it is a necessary requirement for anyone looking to test themselves in World Tier Four, the highest difficulty level in Diablo 4. I must warn you, though—it is a significantly harder test than the Cathedral of Light Capstone Dungeon in Kyovashad, which unlocked World Tier Three.

You’ll need all the help you can get if you want to complete it, and that’s where this guide comes in. Here’s everything you need to know to prepare for and complete the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon.

How to unlock Diablo 4 Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon

Before you can start the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon in Diablo 4, there are a number of things you’ll need to do to unlock it, the first of which is to beat the campaign. This could take at least 20 hours, but if you’re a completionist like me, it will take a lot longer.

After that, you’ll need to beat the first Capstone Dungeon, the Cathedral of Light, to unlock World Tier Three. Once you’ve done that, you’ll gain access to the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon as well, but that doesn’t mean you should do it right away. The dungeon itself is set to level 70, so I highly recommend leveling your character to somewhere within the ballpark, otherwise, you’ll be in for a bad time.

Where to find the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon in Diablo 4

The Fallen Temple location in Diablo 4, found in the eastern part of the Dry Steppes.
All roads lead to Elias. Screenshot via MapGenie

The Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon in Diablo 4 can be found in the Dry Steppes region, the westernmost portion of the map. In this region, the Fallen Temple can be found to the east. The nearest waypoint to fast travel to is Fate’s Retreat in Chambatar Ridge, the same region as your target destination.

Alternatively, you can begin your journey in Menested and approach the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon from the opposite direction.

How to beat the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon in Diablo 4

With three encounters and one boss fight, the Fallen Temple presents a much harder challenge than the Cathedral of Light, so we recommend ensuring you’re at least level 68 and have a capable build on your character.

The final boss is particularly tough but, fortunately, you have unlimited revives to beat them. We still recommend tackling the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon with a group though.

Fallen Temple begins with a player choice, allowing you to select which encounter you will complete first. If you go to the left, you must reach the end of the section and survive an ambush, whereas to the right you must destroy an idol after reaching the end of the section.

Both encounters provide a debuff, so it’s your choice which you want first. Clearing the left results in a weakness debuff, causing you to take more damage if you haven’t defeated enemies recently, while clearing the right results in a crowd control debuff, causing stuns and similar to last longer once they hit you.

While you do have to complete both sides before advancing, and therefore eventually get both debuffs, I recommend starting with the left side right off the bat, because the crowd control debuff is more noticeable and annoying.

After the first two encounters, you’ll travel to the lower floor of the Fallen Temple, where you must slay elite enemies to collect Animus. If you keep killing, you’ll remove both debuff stacks and have a much easier time, so don’t solely focus on defeating the elites.

Once enough Animus has been collected, the boss entrance is marked on your map. Head there, kill enemies, and deposit your Animus energy to unlock the path to the final boss. This is when you should restock on potions and pop any elixirs you plan to use.

How to beat Elias, Hatred’s Remnant in Diablo 4

A scary man holding a sword in Diablo 4.
Elias, Hatred’s Remnant is a scary-looking boss. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Recognize him from the campaign? You should, though he is a much sterner opponent than the last time you faced him. The battle consists of five different stages, increasing in difficulty.

In short, the closer you get to beating Elias, the more deadly he becomes. Fortunately, he has an easy stagger meter to break, so use that to your advantage throughout the fight to inflict maximum damage.

Related: Where to find Feral’s Den in Diablo 4

All of Elias’ abilities will be enhanced when he reaches half health, becoming even stronger, so be sure to remain mobile throughout and dodge as many attacks as possible. Most of Elias’ attacks can be tracked.

When he summons additional enemies, switch focus to them to clear the screen. This makes it easier to navigate and avoid attacks. Use stun abilities to create an opening, then inflict as much damage as possible.

Elias taking on a character in Diablo 4.
Elias is an absolute menace. Screenshot by Dot Esports.

Once defeated, the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon is completed and you’ll be able to access World Tier Four of Diablo 4.

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Josh Challies
Staff Writer. Professional writer since 2014. Pokemon, Marvel, Star Wars and overall geek. Previously wrote for Yahoo Sport, Stats Perform and online news publications.
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Alex Tsiaoussidis
Staff Writer for Dot Esports. I am a passionate gamer with years of experience covering all things gaming, esports, and streaming. I have extra love for Dota 2, Pokémon, and Apex Legends.