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Hephasto the Armorer was the head armorer of the Burning Hells.

BiographyEdit

Hephasto was one of the weapon smiths of Inarius that was corrupted by Mephisto as punishment for the destruction of his temple. He rose through the ranks of Hell to become a master armorer for the forces of darkness,[1] serving as a minion of Baal. He toiled away in the Hellforge, molding incredible weapons for his comrades to use in battle.[2] One such example was the Shard of Hate, which he delivered to Mephisto personally.[3] While his place at the fires of the Hellforge was coveted amongst jealous Overlords, none dared cross swords with him lest he take the anguish of his lost glory out upon their bloated bodies.[1]

Hephasto was struck down by a group of heroes which had followed Diablo into Hell during the Prime Evil's return.[2] Taking his hammer, they were able to shatter the soulstone that contained Mephisto,[4] and later, do the same to Diablo.[5] Years later, Deckard Cain reflected that it was possible that Hephasto could return, given that according to ancient Vizjerei texts, demons have the potential to be reborn in Hell after their death.[2]

In-gameEdit

Diablo IIEdit

Hephasto

Hephasto's in-game model

Hephasto is found in Act IV of Diablo II, located in the River of Flame zone. He is identical in appearance to the Smith which can be found earlier in the barracks, but is tougher and stronger than his subordinate. Upon defeat, he drops the Hellforge Hammer, which is required to destroy Mephisto's Soulstone.

Tips and Other Additional InformationEdit

Special Abilities:

Hephasto's Conviction aura is very dangerous, especially if players are fighting him around Abyss Knights. He is weakest against Poison so use poison attacks against him whenever possible.[1]

Diablo IIIEdit

Hephasto is mentioned in flavor text for the Shard of Hate.

Personality and TraitsEdit

Hephasto was a hulking demon[2] and moved slowly.[6] As a minion of Baal, was driven to destroy everything he touched. Yet at the same time, he possessed the ability to create. Cain speculated that Hephasto managed to channel his destructive nature into the armaments he forged. It is said that Hephasto took great pride in the knowledge that his creations would cause untold death and carnage.[2]

TriviaEdit

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  • Hephasto's Arreat Summit flavor text mentions him as being among the angels that destroyed Mephisto's Temple in the Sin War.[1] This Sin War history has generally been rendered null by more recent lore, where the temple was destroyed by the Edyrem.[5] Taking the text as is, however, Hephasto being corrupted is not in itself a contradiction.
  • His name is possibly a reference to Hephaestus, the Greek god of blacksmiths.

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