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Diablo 4’s bosses are some of the best in the series, but they can also be very challenging, especially if you’re playing solo. This is no more apparent than in Act III, which has you going up against some bosses that are very difficult to beat if you’re playing specific classes, or if you’re playing alone.

Towards the end of Diablo 4's Act III, you will face off against Brol, one of the more challenging bosses in the mid-game of Blizzard's latest RPG. This follows our Diablo 4 boss guide for Astaroth, who you'll meet instead at the end of Act II. In this guide, you can find everything you need to defeat Brol in Diablo 4's Act III.

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 Brol - Diablo 4 boss guide

Ranged characters have a massive advantage against Brol, who is deadly up close. If you’re a close-range fighter, like a Barbarian or a shapeshifting Druid, you might want to consider bringing a friend to help take the aggro off you, else you may struggle.

Brol’s main attacks are as follows:

  • Close sword strikes
  • Area of effect hits (circular)
  • A dash that can stun you for a few seconds

Even when you’re attacking from a distance, you need to watch closely for Brol’s dash attack, which can expose you to lethal combos. When you see Brol running, find cover on the sides of the boss room and try to dodge at the last moment if you can pull it off, otherwise, he will still hit you and leave you stunned.

In the later stages, he may try three area-of-effect hits in quick succession (two close and one jumping) if you stand too close to him for too long. His area-of-effect attacks and sword strikes can deal massive damage, especially if you’re playing a squishier class like the Sorcerer, so try to stay away if you can.

The Necromancer should have no trouble with this fight — having so many skeleton units at its disposal feels like a great choice to keep the boss at bay, especially when Brol summons followers of his own. Earth magic Druids and Rogues should be able to survive fairly well too, as long as they remember to keep moving.

Brol’s health bar has four different slots, and will drop health potions once his HP drops below these points. Always cure yourself as soon as you see a chance to do so, because his attacks deal a lot of damage and you don’t want to keep yourself vulnerable.

Brol isn't particularly tough to deal with, per se, but arm yourself with patience and don't let the hordes of minions overwhelm you. Instead, when you’re struggling, you should move your attention to the minions, as they drop curative items, too.

Get as many hits in on Brol as he chases you, and make the most of when his AOE attacks go awry, as he’s typically unable to attack for a short while after, leaving a window open to attack him freely.

Follow our advice above, and you will easily succeed in defeating Brol in Diablo 4's Act III.