- Were you looking for the quest of the same name? See Archbishop Lazarus.
- "Abandon your foolish quest! All that awaits you is the wrath of my master! You are too late to save the child! Now you'll join him -- in Hell!"
—Lazarus to his foes
|Affiliation|| Zakarum (formerly)|
Diablo (true allegiance)
The Order (mentioned only)
Deckard Cain's Journal (mentioned only)
Book of Cain
Book of Tyrael
According to the manual to a letter from Sankekur, Lazarus was the custodian of Mephisto's Soulstone in Kurast some time prior to his arrival in Khanduras. It was Lazarus who insisted, and eventually persuaded, Leoric to make Tristram the new capital and set up court in the abandoned Monastery. Lazarus was lured into its depths by Diablo, where he proceeded to shatter the soulstone that imprisoned the Prime Evil. After Diablo failed to fully possess Leoric himself, Lazarus brought the King's son, Prince Albrecht, into the labyrinth to serve as the mortal host for the Lord of Terror. After Leoric's death, Lazarus emerged from the Monastery's depths and rallied the villagers into a mob to find Albrecht - but the treacherous Archbishop led them right into the lair of the Butcher.
After this disastrous incursion, Lazarus vanished deep into the Monastery, where he remained, guarded by demonic minions. He was ultimately brought to justice by Aidan, Blood Raven, and their Vizjerei ally, who had managed to piece together the truth about what had happened.
Although his physical form doesn't make a return in Diablo III, the Nephalem does encounter a ghostly apparition of Lazarus, along with king Leoric during the exploration of the latter's castle. Lazarus persuaded the possessed king that he's the only trustworthy person in the court, which led to many innocent deaths, including that of king's wife. Archbishop had also created a very dangerous brood of spiders, led by Queen Araneae, which were slain by the Nephalem. Lazarus's Grimoire can be found in the first act of Diablo III.
- Lazarus may be named after the individual of the same name from Abrahamic faiths.