Diablo 4 he has to kill a lot of monstrous creatures, but Sarat, the boss of the spider queen’s dungeon, is truly an eight-figured freak. Spider enemies are a staple of any RPG, but in Diablo 4 you’ll easily kill hundreds of spiders at once. However, Sarat is one who is not so easily squashed.
Sarat has powerful and frustrating attacks that will stun and overwhelm the spiders. Sarat isn’t the only spider dungeon boss, the Broodguard that can be found in the Hive dungeon uses the same tactics in battle and can also be found in the Scosglen region of Sanctuary.
Location of Sarat’s Lair
You can find Sarat in Sarat’s Lair, located southeast of Cerrigar and the southernmost part of the Scosglen region. There are a lot of spiders and Spider Host enemies around the lair.
Enjoying an Beast Slaying Elixir will increase the damage you deal to spiders by 20 percent for 30 minutes. To make this fight much easier, we suggest bringing a few of them to account for fighting through the dungeon and retrying.
How to create Sarat
You will need to destroy three Silken Spiers to spawn Sarat in the Queen’s Den area of the dungeon, which can be found in the center of the dungeon.
Silken Spiers are guarded by piles of spiders, Elite Spider enemies and Spider Hosts that hatch dozens of baby spiders that burst upon death. Silken Spiers will also spawn spiders in their vicinity and fire poison projectiles that cover large areas and deal damage over time.
A tool that produces obstacles, such as Vig’s protective amuletgives you resistance to all attacks, including poison AoE attacks, giving you a short window to refill your resources and heal.
The Queen’s Lair
After you destroy all three Silken Spires, walk to the center of the dungeon to reach the Queen’s Nest.
We recommend that you do save all shrines which can appear in the dungeon to fight Sarat. While you can’t leave the area to activate a shrine, the effects provided by shrines are temporary will continue even when the fight with Sarat begins. You can add some extra damage if you get artillery or a channeling shrine.
Furthermore you will receive 35 percent increased movement speed while under the effects, making it easier to avoid Sarat’s attacks and spider webs.
How to beat Sarat
Web Stun Attack
Web Stun is the most frustrating and dangerous ability Sarat can use in combat. Stepping into the web will stun your character for a few seconds.
Stunning with nets is not dangerous in itself; however, if you’re stunned with poison and surrounded by spiders, you’re in trouble. While stunned, you will be unable to move or attack, rendering you helpless.
In the first phase, these networks pose little threat and stepping into them has little consequence. However, when you damage Sarat, she will start firing more grids that blend into the environment and get lost in the large number of spiders that will litter the arena.
The longer the fight goes on, the more nets Sarat launches to cover the ground, making them very difficult to avoid and leaving you little room to maneuver.
AOE poison attack
Sarat has a deadly poison attack that starts as a measly three projectiles in the first phase, but quickly increases to several and by the last phase, the arena is covered with these AoE attacks.
Sarat spits out poison attacks twice before moving to another area in the arena. So catch her while firing those missiles. You don’t want to activate a cooldown when she changes position.
Summon the spider hosts
When you lower Saratov’s health to the first marker, she will start occasionally calling Spider Hosts into battle. The number of Spider Hosts increases as you reduce Sarat’s health.
They can be a real pain in combat. however sometimes killing a spider host drops a health potion, so keep your eyes open. The biggest problem is that Sarat will be able to set up dozens of webs while you are distracted by Spider Hosts. This can hurt you later in the fight when the Saratov AoE poison attack becomes more common.
AoE skills are essential if you want to defeat Sarat, as you will have to kill Spider Hosts and the spiders that burst from their corpses. The necromancer will be able to use the corpses left behind by the young spiders to restore resources. The Corpse Explosion skill is perfect for this fight; upgraded, deals large AoE damage and regenerates resources, giving you more chances to attack Sarat.
You can’t ignore the summoned spiders here, because if their numbers increase, they can corner you or surround you and prevent you from moving. This results in you dying from poison or swarms of spiders.
At the end of the fight, the arena will become unrecognizable with hundreds of spiders, dozens of webs and poisonous missiles. It can be very disorienting and hard to see what you are stepping on.
At this point in the fight, Sarat will start attacking you with strong counter attack. This does little damage, but causes you to step on poison and webs and fly straight into other spiders. Try to avoid this every time you see a boss about to do this.
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