|Claw Viper Temple|
|Quest(s)||Tainted Sun, The Horadric Staff|
|Monster(s)||Bone Warrior, Guardian, Embalmed, Dried Corpse, Claw Viper, Salamander|
|Adjacent Zone(s)||Valley of Snakes|
|Area Level Normal||14|
|Area Level Nightmare||47|
|Area Level Hell||82, 83|
The Claw Viper Temple is the stronghold of the Claw Viper clan, hidden deep within the deserts beyond the Lost City. It is the last consecutive zone of Act II. The implication is that this is some sort of royal tomb for the nearby Lost City that was commandeered by the Claw Vipers. In addition to Claw Vipers and Salamanders, there are also Guardian monsters present.
The Claw Viper Temple is also the location of the Tainted Sun Altar, which can be found on the second level. The evil shrine was somehow responsible for perpetually eclipsing the sun; it's destruction is required for the completion of Tainted Sun (quest) Why the Claw Vipers sought to eclipse the sun remains unclear.
|Act II Zones (Diablo II)|
|Lut Gholein • Sewers • Rocky Waste • The Stony Tomb • Dry Hills • Halls of the Dead • Far Oasis • Maggot Lair • Lost City • Ancient Tunnels • Valley of Snakes • Claw Viper Temple • Harem • The Palace Cellar • Arcane Sanctuary • Canyon of the Magi • Tal Rasha's Tomb • Tal Rasha's Chamber|