Diablo 4 Dead Man’s Dredge Dungeon Guide

The Dead Man's Dredge is a short and sweet dungeon in Diablo 4 that is perfect to grind if you want to power level. Here's how to do it!

Dead Man’s Dredge Dungeon is one of the best farming spots in Diablo 4. Werewolves and Ghouls inhabit this dungeon in great numbers.

This is a great dungeon to do repeatedly if you are looking to power-level your character to level 50 quickly.

The Dead Man’s Dredge is a small and easy-to-do dungeon that can be cleared in a short while. There is no final boss in this dungeon which makes it even better. Here is where you can find it and complete it.

Dead Man’s Dredge location in Diablo 4 

The Dead Man’s Dredge Dungeon is located on the eastern edge of the Fractured Peaks region. Specifically, it lies in the eastern section of the Gale Valley sub-region.

It is a cave with a large entrance, from which a bright orange light shines through. You can easily reach it by walking along the eastern side of Tsepilova Pond.

The map location of Dead Man's Dredge and how to get there in Diablo 4.

The quickest way to reach the Dead Man’s Dredge would be to fast travel to the Yelesna Waypoint first because that is the closest waypoint to it. From there, you can head west along the Pond to arrive at the dungeon.


This is the only dungeon in Diablo 4 that you can find in the Gale Valley sub-region of the Fractured Peakes, so it should be fairly easy to find. 

Dead Man’s Dredge completion rewards 

Completing this Dungeon grants you 30 Renown and adds the Aspect of Piercing Cold to your Codex of Power.

This is an offensive type of legendary aspect that allows the Sorcerer skill “Ice Shards” to pierce through enemies. Subsequently, the damage that each hit deals is reduced.    

How to complete Dead Man’s Dredge in Diablo 4 

Collect Animus from the Animus Carriers 

Your first task has you collect Animus from elite enemies found across the dungeon. You’ll have to do some exploring but eventually, you’ll see enemies marked with a skull icon on the minimap. That’s your target.

Kill anything in your way and then engage the elite enemies. You’ll also see “Animus Carrier” written under their name on the health bar at the top of the screen.

Take them down and collect the animus. As you keep collecting animus, the bar underneath the objectives fills gradually. Once you have enough, the game will guide you to your next objective.

Deposit the Animus into the Animus Urn

This is a standard objective that you see in most dungeons involving Animus(s). The objective is pretty self-explanatory as well.

Once you have filled the bar by collecting all the Animus from the Elite enemies, you must find the Animus Urn to deposit them in.

Animus Urns small altars often next to areas blocked by a barrier. Upon interacting with the Urn and depositing the Animus, the barrier will be dispelled and you will be allowed through – and onto the next objective.

Travel to the Slaughter and activate the Levers (2)

The two levers are just up ahead of this new area’s entrance. However, beware, for they are trapped. You have to time the interaction with the levers right so the spikes are below the ground.

Once the levers are activated, progress onto the new area following the path up ahead. 

Now your objective is to untie 7 prisoners spread in the dungeons.

As always, expect these prisoners to be guarded by a horde of monsters. Untying a prisoner can only be done once you have slayed all the enemies in that general area.  

Defeat the Alpha Werewolf

Now you must defeat an elite Werewolf called the Alpha. Despite his name, he is not a boss and as such does not have a lot of HP.

He has the same move set as an elite werewolf enemy, so there’s nothing special there. You can easily take him down to complete this dungeon. 

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