For other meanings of the term, see Diablo (disambiguation).

"Heroism in the face of absolute terror. That's how I describe the Diablo universe in a nutshell."

Micky Neilson(src)

The logo of the series's 20th anniversary

Diablo is a fantasy Hack and Slash/ARPG series from Blizzard Entertainment. It was started in 1996 with the release of Diablo.



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This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • The Diablo series primarily derives inspiration from Judeo-Christian symbols, icons and iconography. As the series has progressed however, more inspiration has been taken from other major real-world religions.[1]
  • In terms of visual design, Blizzard considers Diablo to be its most realistic series, sitting on the opposite end of the spectrum from Warcraft.[2]
  • Julian Love has suggested that Diablo himself should be in every main series installment, though him not being in expansions is acceptable.[3]


  1. 2013-12-08, BlizzCon 2013 – Diablo III Lore and Story Q&A Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2014-03-29
  2. 2014-05-31, Inside Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's MOBA mash-up of Diablo, StarCraft, and WarCraft. PC World, accessed on 2014-06-03
  3. 3.0 3.1 2017-01-04, Developer Insights: 20 years of Diablo. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2017-01-23