Diablo 3 Challenges Guide – How To Complete Every Challenge

By   /   Sep 5, 2013

In Diablo 3, players would be able to complete a number of challenges for achievements, Achievement Points, and certain rewards. All these challenges are available during the four acts of the game.

I have tried to divide all these challenges in accordance to their respective Acts. I have also mentioned a brief description of the challenge, what you need to do to earn the achievement, and any other rewards. (Optional)

For more help on Diablo 3, read our Character Builds, Secret Levels and Tweaks Guide.

Diablo 3 Challenges

Act-I

Instant Karma
Description: Have the Skeleton King kill 15 of his own skeletons before killing him.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points and a Banner Sigil.
How to Complete: Skeleton King will summon skeletons to fight along with him. And he will also damage them during his wind-whirl attack. Set up your timing to lurk those skeletons to him when he is about to execute that attack.

Don’t Stand in the Fire
Description: Kill the Butcher without being injured by the floor fire or the boss’ ancient spear attack on Hell or Inferno difficulty.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: You will know when the floor will set on fire by looking at the color of the floor. When the floor starts changing its color to red; dash to another floor.

A Brief Butchering
Description: In Inferno difficulty, kill the Butcher in under 2 minutes.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: This challenge is pretty straight forward to complete. All you are required to do is to kill the Butcher under 2 minutes time-frame.

Stunning Reversal
Description: On Nightmare, Hell or Inferno difficulty, kill the Butcher during its dizzy animation after it rams itself into a wall.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: To complete this challenge, you must kill the Butcher after he is stunned. It is a good idea to give it a try on lowest difficulty setting. Do a good amount of damage and when he stuns himself; dash to him for a final strike.

Gatecrasher
Description: After speaking to Captain Rumford at the gate of New Tristam, kill all the attacking zombies in under 15 seconds.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Just as you start the game, dash towards the area where the town is being attacked by zombies and kill as many as you can to complete this challenge.

Cut Off the Head
Description: Kill the Headcleaver before killing any of the Royal Henchmen who guard him in Leoric’s Passage.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Point and a Banner Accent
How to Complete: I wouldn’t recommend completing this on the lowest difficulty setting as the Royal Henchmen will be very to kill. Concentrate your attention on the Headcleaver and you will complete in no time!

Till Death Do Us Part
Description: Let Haedrig Eamon stike the killing blow on his wife.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Do as much damage as you can but when it comes to the final strike; let Haedrig Eamon deliver that to complete the challenge.

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Destroyer of Destiny
Description: Destroy all four pillars in the Royal Crypts in one attack.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Try completing this on a lower difficulty setting and make sure to level up and buy some decent items before taking on the pillars.

Jars of Destruction
Description: Destroy 1000 pots of Ashes.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Each time you play a game; try to smash as many Ash Pots as you can and you will unlock this achievement.

Short Reign
Description: Kill the Skeleton King in under 20 seconds or less.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points and a Banner Accent.
How to Complete: Having leveled up a little bit and taking on Skeleton King on the lowest difficulty setting will work wonders for this achievement.

Nyuck, Nyuck, Nyuck
Description: Kill the three skeleton champions: Larel, Karel, and Mock in the Drowned Temple with one attack.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: This challenge is also not as hard as it sounds. It will be available during ‘The Broken Blade’ quest. Just try to do it on the lowest difficulty setting and it won’t take long!

Cursed Captives
Description: Free 6 prisoners in 120 seconds or less during the mission Cursed Hold.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points and a Banner Accent.
How to Complete: I would advise you to have a partner during this challenge; so that you can find the prisoners faster. You can find this challenge in ‘The Imprisoned Angel’ quest.

No Time to Rest
Description: Complete Act I in one hour or less.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Don’t waste your time on completing side-quests, random dungeons, and always have another player to complete this. Note that, logging out and leaving the game will not let you unlock this achievement.

Act-II

Good Eye
Description: Kill Belial without being hit by his projectile or meteor strike.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: This will appear in the ‘Lord of the Lies’ quest. Just do it on the lowest difficulty setting. Belial is not that hard to evade!

Why’d I Have to be Snakes
Description: Kill 10 Veiled Sentinels in 30 seconds while fighting Belial on Nightmare, Hell, or Inferno.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: The best thing to do here is to wait for Belial to summon all the Sentinels he can before you take on them. Give it a shot on the lowest difficulty setting to unlock this achievement more quickly.

Fist Missed
Description: Kill Belial without getting hit by his fist attack.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Keep on changing your position and play it on the lowest difficulty setting for an easy achievement.

Bad Breath
Description: Kill Belial on Inferno without being hit by the breath attack.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: The attacks in which Belial ejects a green fire from his mouth is the breath attack. When you see him do this, move to the other end of the platform to evade it.

Hiding In Plain Sight
Description: Disrupt both Coven illusion rituals in the Howling Plateau in under 4 minutes.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Try to complete it on the lowest difficulty setting and with another player to find the Coven Illusion more quickly.

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Hero of Alcarnus
Description: Free all prisoners in Alcarnus.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: The basic challenge requires of you to free 8 prisoners but there will be a total of 10 prisoners in the area. Some of them will be in the cellar; that you must free in order to complete this challenge.

Lord of the Flies
Description: Kill Maghda without being hit by her insect attack.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points and a Banner Sigil.
How to Complete: You need to kill Meghda without being hit by her insect attack. This challenge will be much easier if you complete it on the lowest difficulty setting.

Got a Hero
Description: Find the head of Zoltun Kulle within 120 seconds of entering the Forgetten Ruins.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Equip your character with speed upgrades and have a partner to complete this in the allotted time frame. Try it on the lowest difficulty setting will also help.

Big Trouble in Talking Barrel
Description: Hear everything Covetous Shen says before you break him out of the barrel.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: This is going to take long! You will have to listen to all of the conversation to unlock this achievement.

Kulle Duel
Description: Kill Zoltan Kulle withough killing either of the Eternal Guardians.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points and a Banner Accent.
How to Complete: Don’t take much time and dash towards the Zoltan Kulle at once. Do this on a lower difficulty for an easy unlock.

Hero of Caldeum
Description: Evacuate 20 Caldeum citizens to the sewers in one game.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: The falling poison meteors will have an animation before they land on the ground. Keep an eye on them and rescue all the citizens to unlock this achievement.

Watch your Step
Description: Complete the Caldeum uprising without taking damage from the poison wells.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: The poison wells should have your most attention. Besides that, there is nothing much to do in this challenge.

Sandskimmer
Description: Clear Act 2 in under 1 hour
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Don’t waste your time on completing side-quests, random dungeons, and always have another player to complete this. Note that, logging out and leaving the game will not let you unlock this achievement.

Act-III

No Reinforcements
Description: On Hell or Inferno, close the demon gates before any troopers come out of them during the the battle with Azmodan.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Do this on a lower difficulty setting and concentrate on the Demons Gates before taking on Azmodan.

Hot Foot
Description: On Hell or Inferno, kill Azmodan without walking over the bloody demonic ground.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: As soon as your hear the words, ‘Enough’ – expect this attack. The best way to tackle this is by being on the move constantly. Or use a Monk against him and cast Serenity when he casts Bloody Demonic Ground.

Be Cool
Description: On Hell or Inferno, kill Azmodan without being struck by a fireball.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Just don’t get hit by the fireball of Azmodan to complete this challenge.

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Azmodan Adds
Description: On Hell or Inferno, kill Azmodan without slaying any of his accompanying minions.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: On the lowest difficulty setting, your follower will tend to kill the minions of Azmodan. If you plan on taking on him on easy difficulty, try doing it without accompanied by your follower.

Burning Bright
Description: Light all five signal beacons before killing their guardian Demonic Hell Bearers in Skycrown Battlements.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Just focus on lightening the Signal Beacons without worrying about Demonic Hell Bearers. Lightening the Beacons first will let you have reinforcements to aid you!

No Man Left Behind
Description: Keep all soldiers alive while raising the catapults in Stonefort.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points and a Banner Accent.
How to Complete: Complete it on easier difficulty! You should patrol the walls for the first catapult so that your soldiers are secured. For the second catapult, the enemies will spawn near your soldiers; take them out quickly before they do any damage. As for the last catapult, you will have to protect only one soldier which is pretty easy; especially on easy difficulty setting.

Knock Knock
Description: Get Demonic Tremors to come through five different doors in one excursion to Keep Depths.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Lure the Demonic Tremor out and let it pursuit you until you go through five different doors to unlock this achievement.

Crop Dusting
Description: Kill Ghom without being hit by the gas attack.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points and a Banner Sigil.
How to Complete: This can easily be completed by using a character with a decent range such as a wizard.

Take a Lickin’
Description: Get licked by five different Soul Rippers, Soul Lashers, Soul Devourers or combination thereof.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: It is a good idea to level up before taking on this challenge. Just let them gather near you and wait for them to attack. If you’re lucky enough to endure the damage, the challenge will be completed.

Tear Down This Tower
Description: Let the Siegebreaker Assault Beast destroy all of the towers at Demon Gate.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Having a follower in this challenge is not a good idea! Just lure the Siegebreaker out and hide behind a tower to make him destroy the tower.

Antivenom
Description: Kill Cydaea without taking damage from her Spiderlings.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points and a Banner Accent.
How to Complete: Do it on the lowest difficulty setting and keep on moving constantly to avoid the Spiderlings.

Crispy Critters
Description: Use a Demon Forge to kill 3 Tormented Stingers at once.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Lure the Stingers in the line of fire of the Demon Forge but it shoots for an easy unlock.

Swift Descent
Description: Clear Act III in one hour.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Don’t waste your time on completing side-quests, random dungeons, and always have another player to complete this. Note that, logging out and leaving the game will not let you unlock this achievement.

Act-IV

Uncaged
Description: On Hell or Inferno, kill Diablo without being trapped in a Spike Cage.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: The Spike Cage have an animation which will give you a hint to move away from it. So, keep an eye on that!

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The Can Be Only One
Description: On Hell or Inferno, kill five clones of yourself in Diablo’s Reign of Terror.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: The recommended difficulty for this achievement is Inferno as the Diablo will not have enough Hit Points to make five clones on Hell. Kill five of them to complete this challenge.

Self Sufficient
Description: On Nightmare, Hell or Inferno, kill Diablo without touching any Health Globes or using Health Wells.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Unequip any armor that you have and equip a radius. This challenge is self-explanatory. You just have to avoid any health pick-ups lying in the way to complete this successfully.

Gardening
Description: Destroy all the corruption in the Garden of Hope without leaving the game.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points and a Banner Sigil.
How to Complete: There will be a total of 27 corruptions in the Garden of Hope that you’re required to destroy in order to complete this challenge. You will have to wander every area of the Garden of Hope to unlock this achievement.

Note: There might be a bug in your game which will only show 26 corruptions. If that’s your case, restart the challenge!

Fallen Angel
Description: Kill Izual and his minions under 120 seconds when the battle commences.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: This is easily done on lower difficulties. Along with killing the Izual, you must also kill the enemies on the bridge to successfully complete this challenge.

Don’t Worry
Description: Kill Rakanoth before destroying his minions.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete: Avoid taking your follower along in this challenge! There is a chance that it will kill the minions. Another thing to keep in mind is not to attempt this on the lowest difficulty as the minions will be too easy to kill.

Return to the Light
Description: Release 25 impaled Angels.
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points and a Banner Accent.
How to Complete: These angels are cumulative. Free some of them in each play-through and you will eventually complete the challenge and the achievement.

On the Wings of Angels
Description: Clear Act 4 in one hour
Rewards: 10 Achievement Points.
How to Complete:Don’t waste your time on completing side-quests, random dungeons, and always have another player to complete this. Note that, logging out and leaving the game will not let you unlock this achievement.

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