How to complete A Serpent Cornered quest in Diablo 4 Season 2

Aakrit Sharma
Monsters in Diablo 4 open worldBlizzard

One of the first things you might want to do in Diablo 4 Season 2 is take on the Season of Blood questline. In the process, you will be required to complete a quest named A Serpent Cornered, and here’s everything to know about it, including the location of the City of Ancients.

After an amazing launch, Diablo 4 Season 1 faced mixed reviews from players worldwide due to a lack of content. However, the game looks much better with the Blood-themed Season 2 that allows you to gain Vampiric Powers and test them against a wide range of new bosses.

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While you can take part in the Abattoir of Zir and Midwinter Blight events for exciting rewards, it is important to complete the seasonal questline on time as well. A Serpent Cornered is one of the nine quests in the Season of Blood questline, and it grants the Metamorphosis Vampiric Power upon completion.

On that note, here’s how to complete the A Serpent Cornered quest in Diablo 4 Season 2.

Where is the City of Ancients in Diablo 4 Season 2 A Serpent Cornered quest?

The City of Ancients in A Serpent Cornered quest in Diablo 4 Season 2 is The Darkened Way dungeon which is located northeast of the Yelesna region of Fractured Peaks. This is where you need to go to meet Erys.

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Diablo 4 Season 2 players facing a bug that doesn’t mark the City of Ancients from A Serpent Cornered quest on the map can use this image to get the exact quest location:

The Darkened Way dungeon in Diablo 4 Season 2Blizzard
The Darkened Way is a famous dungeon for farming in Diablo 4.

After entering the dungeon, the quest is as simple as slaying all the enemies and defeating Lord Zir.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to completing the A Serpent Cornered quest in Diablo 4 Season 2:

  1. Meet Erys at the City of the Ancients/The Darkened Way dungeon.
  2. Enter the dungeon after talking to Erys.
  3. Slay all enemies in the dungeon and confront Lord Zir.
  4. Defeat the boss to complete the quest and get the rewards including the Metamorphosis Vampiric Power.

Lord Zir is also one of the new endgame bosses introduced in Diablo 4 Season 2. While fighting him, make sure to avoid the wing attacks and move out of the way when the boss roars. Lastly, the battlefield will be filled with several blood pools and you should not stand on them to avoid losing health constantly.

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That was everything you need to know about completing the A Serpent Cornered quest in Diablo 4 Season 2. For similar content, you can check out:

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Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].