Who is Lorath in Diablo IV? Strengths, weaknesses, How to beat him, history, storyline and more
Discover Lorath Nahr’s incredible journey through the Diablo universe. From a boy who dreamed of being a Horadric Hero, Lorath becomes an important character in Diablo IV, serving as a mentor and guide for the players. Immerse yourself in this fascinating history and understand how Lorath has evolved throughout the Diablo series.
“I used to pretend to be a Horadric hero when I was a boy. I fought monsters with my wooden sword. It seems like a long time ago.” Lorath grew up listening to the stories of the Horadrim, coming to admire them. Since then, he has always wanted to join the order.
REAPER OF SOULS
Lorath was present when the Horadrim attempted to seal the Black Soulstone under Tyrael’s direction in the Tomb of Rakkis. When Malthael showed up to steal the soul stone and killed Lorath’s comrades, Tyrael ordered him to flee and find the Nephalem who had previously defeated Dibalo, which he obliged as the former angel held off the Angel of Death long enough for Lorath to escape.
NAHR OUTSIDE OF WESTMARCH
Lorath encountered Malthael’s Reaper forces as they ravaged Westmarch. Unlike many of its inhabitants, he has survived encounters with the creatures and has documented both their behaviour and their perceived origin. Eventually, he found the Nephalem on the outskirts of Westmarch. His attempt to lead them to Tyrael was rebuffed, however, as they wished to save whoever they could, agreeing to meet inside the city. He helped Tyrael assist the people of Westmarch in the Survivor’s Enclave while Nephalem dealt with the Reapers. After Urzael’s defeat, he accompanied the Nephalem on their hunt for Adria to ensure they didn’t kill the witch before learning Malthael’s location from her.
After Nephalem killed Adria, Lorath was able to deduce Malthael’s location from Adria’s scrying, learning that he was in Pandemonium. Lorath remained to aid the survivors in Westmarch while Nephalem and Tyrael left to face Malthael directly.
“I found something disturbing inside Kanai’s Cube. Everything I thought I knew about our history is shaky at best.”
At some point, Lorath looked at Kanai’s Cube. He discovered something within the artefact that made him reflect that everything he thought he knew about human history was now, at best, uncertain.
BOOK OF LORATH
Lorath remained a member of the Horadrim, even as the order’s numbers declined. As one of the last members, Lorath compiled a volume of the Sanctuary’s most powerful artefacts and the stories behind them. He hoped that this volume would preserve his knowledge for all time and pass it on to those who will inherit the fight against the First Evils.
REIGN OF ENMITY
Thirty years after the fall of Westmarch, Lorath lived as a hermit on a mountain in the Fractured Summits. One night, after returning from a hunt, he found an intruder going through his belongings. Instead of getting angry, he invited them to dinner. The Wanderer told him a terrible story; that they had been fed Lilith’s blood by villagers who rescued them from a storm, and that this caused them to begin seeing visions of Lilith. Concluding that the visions could be the key to stopping Lilith, Nahr accompanied them to Kyovashad in search of answers. There, they heard of a pale man terrorizing the Dry Steppes.
Lorath instructed the Wanderer to travel to Eldhaime Keep in Scosglen to inform Donan of Lilith’s return, while he went to the Dry Steppes. He also advised them to visit the Cathedral of Light, stating that they could be useful allies.
Nahr’s dialogue portrayal in Diablo III
Lorath appears in Act V of Diablo III. He works as an NPC, a temporary follower, and starts the quest The Fall of Westmarch. He also narrates many of the game’s journal entries alongside Abd al-Hazir, Deckard Cain, and Tyrael. In Adventure Mode, he hangs out in the city with Tyrael and can sometimes be heard having conversations with him, mostly about Orek, Kadala (whom Lorath takes a particular interest in), and Tyrael’s struggles with adjusting to mortal life.
Conceptually, Lorath started as a background character, as the developers wanted Tyrael to save someone in the intro cinematic for Reaper of Souls. Once ordered to find the player character, however, Lorath was given more importance in the story.
During the development of the expansion, he sold equipment in exchange for Blood Shards. He used to sell Greater Horadric Caches as well.
Diablo IV Lorath appears in Diablo IV. He is the main character of the game, at least in terms of his relationships with the player characters. He voices the narrative and plays an important role in the game, being a kind of mentor to the Wanderer.
As a Horadrim, Lorath serves faithfully and with conviction. He is skilled in martial weapons from his time serving in the Westmarch city guard. It is also said that he has some special talent.
Players didn’t meet Lorath Nahr until the Diablo III Reaper of Souls expansion. Lorath Nahr is the young hooded Horadrim acolyte who leads you to the accursed city besieged by Maltael. Unlike the wise old Horadrim members you’ve met in many games before, Lorath is just a young man. He doesn’t know much of the world, and he’s surprised, dazzled, and horrified by the things you see on your adventure. However, he is still a skilled mage and scholar, helping you decipher Adria’s scrying and protecting the survivors of Westmarch. In the end, he plays a key role in the hunt for the Angel of Death.