If online friends aren’t available, then you can certainly take the assistance of the more-than-just-useful Followers in Diablo 3. This guide will give you all the information about Diablo 3 Followers Locations and Quests.
Diablo 3 Followers Locations and Quests
Followers in Diablo 3 differ from Diablo 2 in many ways. Firstly, they have a more personal bond with your character, and secondly, they do not cost a penny to hire while aiding your hero in their battle when they’re facing the demons that are overrunning the Sanctuary. Though you may only use Followers in single-player games.
In Diablo 3, there are three Followers available to you, unlocked within the first two Acts. The first two, Templar and Scoundrel, are unlocked in the Act I, while the Enchantress is unlocked in Act II.
It is to be noted that Followers are recruited by quests that one is supposed to complete to get hold of the trust of these Followers, after which you can find the Followers in the town area. Followers also have their own quests.
Followers do not die, if their health goes to zero, they will rest and come back to your aid once their health is full.
The following are the locations, quests, and descriptions of the three Followers.
Warning: The proceeding content may include Spoilers.
The Templar is the first follower available, found in The Cathedral Level 3 of Act I.
The Templar is found during the quest Reign of the Black King.
While going deeper into the Cathedral, you will encounter a group of cultists channeling dark energy on a man. Once these cultists are killed, the man will ask for aid in finding his gear. His gear can be found in a large chest slightly ahead of the current location.
Once he equips his gear, the man will reveal himself to be a Templar. He will offer to kill a renegade called Jondar, who can be found down nearby stairs. After defeating Jondar, the Templar will ask to join you in your noble cause.
Accept his offer to have him follow you, or decline it to have him wait back in town, from where you can hire him any time you want.
The Templar does well with the following weapons:
- Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
Skills and Abilities
Heal (Level 5)
This ability will save you from, well…dying, really! It has a 30 second cooldown and it is a solid healing ability.
Intimidate (Level 10)
This ability slows enemies down and triggers the requirements for Bane of the Trapped.
Charge (Level 15)
This is a low cooldown AoE stun, that will be very useful for you, consistently!
Inspire (Level 20)
This ability restores your main resource and as a passive ability, it allows you to deliver more damage. You can also choose Guardian, which will allow him to have another healing ability.
The Scoundrel is found in The Fields of Misery in Act I.
The Scoundrel is fond during The Broken Blade quest.
On your quest, you will be joined by Leah in the Fields of Misery for going to the Drowned Temple. While you are going there, you will encounter a man asking for help against thieves. Follow him to encounter a girl surrounded by various thieves. Kill them all, including their leader Nigel, and talk to this man.
The man is a Scoundrel, and after facing a bit of disappointment will request to aid you. You can accept to replace him with the Templar (if he is with you) immediately or decline to have him waiting in town, where he can be hired from at any time.
The Scoundrel benefits a lot from weapons that offer kiting. Thus, the following weapons go best with this Follower:
- Buriza-Do Kyanon
Skills and Abilities
Crippling Shot (Level 5)
This slows your enemies and has a reasonably low cooldown.
Dirty Fighting (Level 10)
This is another crowd control ability.
Powered Shot (Level 15)
Has a negligible AoE damage with a 10 yard range but guarantees a stun.
Hysteria (Level 20)
Offers an increase amount of damage and substantial critical strike chance values
The Enchantress can be found on the Howling Plateau in Act 2.
The Enchantress is found during the quest Shadows in the Desert.
When you reached the Sundered Canyon, you will encounter a petite-figured girl, who is the Enchantress. Speak to her to make her a temporary ally. She will aid you in your journey with her spells by diminishing illusionary dead ends and revealing hidden footprints of the cultists.
You will need to follow these footprints to two places: the Hidden Conclave and Secret Altar, where you will be required to eliminate the foes to stop their illusionary magic. You’ll then be able to travel to the Black Canyon Bridge located in the northern part of the Howling Plateau.
Speak with the Enchantress for the final time, and the quest will be completed. She will ask to join you. If you accept, she will replace any other Follower you currently have with yourself. If you decline, she can be hired back in the holding camp any time you desire.
The Enchantress performs best with weapons that facilitate this Follower with crowd control. Here are the weapons that go best with this Follower:
- The Sultan of Blinding Sand
Though if you’re looking to max out her damage, then go for these weapons instead:
- The Furnace
Skills and Abilities
Forceful Push (Level 15)
The damage won’t really be much, but the knock that the ability offers will allow you to kite your enemies. Although you could choose Charm instead if your build values precision when targeting.
Missile Ward (Level 20)
This skill offers another secondary item stat and has a bigger impact as a buff, than the Powered Armor ability.
Disorient (Level 25)
It offers a decent amount of AoE crowd control, thus its more useful in fights than Erosion.
Mass Control (Level 30)
This spell has a long cooldown, but is the best control spell out of what this Follower has to offer. You can opt for Focused Mind too, however, it relies greatly on builds that value Attack Speed