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Diablo 4 Act VI is packed with tough boss fights for you to overcome – some of the most challenging in the game – but luckily for you, we’ve got guides to help you take down all of them.

Reading our guides to Astaroth, Brol, Andariel, Elias, Uznu, and Duriel might give you an idea of what to expect here, but you’re really not prepared for what’s about to happen. Luckily, that’s what we’re here to help with.

Ashava isn’t a particularly challenging boss, but she is one of the more unique bosses, and if you’re not prepared for what’s in store, you might be in for a bit of a shock. In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to defeat Ashava in Diablo 4’s Act VI.

Make sure you check out our tips and tricks for Diablo 4, as they can help you get through tough boss fights like this one without too much trouble. If you’re thinking of trying again with a different class, you should also take a look at what we think is the best starting class in Diablo 4.

How to beat Ashava - Diablo 4 boss guide

Ashava is one of the most evocative bosses in Diablo 4, and she feels specifically crafted for long-range attackers. As soon as you enter the boss room, the camera moves away, and you’re left on a large (very large) battlefield designed specifically for this encounter. Don’t be afraid to use the full width of the arena, as what looks like fire at the edges won’t actually harm you.

If you stay too close to her, she’ll chase you for a quick bite, and you won’t be able to dodge it more than twice. This presents a bit of a challenge for melee attackers like Barbarians and shapeshifting Druids, but it’s not impossible as long as you time your dodges well and keep an eye on your HP.

Ashava’s offensive set is quite complex as well. Her toolset includes:

  • An AOE attack where she slashes at the ground nearby, both horizontally and vertically, which is quite tough to dodge
  • A poison breath that sticks to the ground for a while – use Poison-resistant armor if it becomes a problem

Overall, this is one of the rare cases where your party actually turns useful in Diablo 4. Attacking alone is somewhat of a wasted effort — instead, wait for your Horadrim companions to chain up the boss, and then attack her together. This will deplete her health bar much faster, but does require quite a lot of dodging and careful movement to pull off while you wait for your companions to do their job.

For the rest of your time, you should just focus on dodging and staying out of danger, as attacking alone does very little damage and is definitely not worth the risk. By this stage, your potions should be healing the bulk of your health bar, so only pop a health potion when you have no other choice.

Follow our advice above, and you will surely succeed in defeating Ashava in Diablo 4’s Act VI.