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Shrines are environmental objects found throughout the journey within the labyrinth beneath Tristram. Each shrine can only be used once, but they bestow a (semi)permanent effect upon the user.
Not all of these shrines are beneficial. Some have been cursed by the minions of Hell, and permanently debuff the user foolish enough to activate them, in return for trivial gains. In the PlayStation version of the game, this is especially risky since shrines do not show their names until activated.
|Abandoned Shrine||The hands of men may be guided by fate||+2 Dexterity|
|Blood Fountain||-||Each click Heals 1 HP (can be used as many times as needed).|
|Creepy Shrine||Strength is bolstered by heavenly faith||+2 Strength|
|Cryptic Shrine||Arcane power brings destruction||Restores Mana and casts Nova|
|Divine Shrine||Drink and be Refreshed||
Fully restores Health and Mana
(dlvl 1-3) Drops a Potion of Full Healing and a Potion of Full Mana
(dlvl 4+) Drops two Full Rejuvenation Potions.
|Eerie Shrine||Knowledge and wisdom at the cost of self||+2 Magic (attribute)|
|Eldritch Shrine||Crimson and azure become as the sun|| Changes "potions" into "rejuvenation potion".
Changes "full potion" into "full rejuvenation potion"
|Enchanted Shrine||Magic is not always what it seems to be||-1 to a random spell, +1 to all other|
|Fascinating Shrine↑||Intensity comes at the cost of wisdom||- 10% of total Mana, +2 lvl to firebolt|
|Fountain of Tears||-||-1 to a random attribute, +1 to an other|
|Glimmering Shrine||Mysteries are revealed in the light of reason||Identifies all items in inventory|
|Gloomy Shrine²³||Those who defend seldom attack|| +2 AC to all armors, helms and shields in inventory.
-1 to max damage to all weapons in inventory.
|Glowing Shrine (Hellfire only)||Knowledge is power||Increases Magic attribute by 5 at the expense of 5% experience.|
|Hidden Shrine||New strength is forged through destruction|| -10 durability to a random item in inventory.
+10 durability to all other
|Holy Shrine||Wherever you go, there you are||Casts Phasing|
|Magical Shrine||While the spirit is vigilant the body thrives||Casts Mana Shield|
|Mendicant's Shrine (Hellfire only)||Give and you shall receive||Takes half of your gold and converts to experience|
|Murky Pool||-||Casts Infravision|
|Murphy's Shrine↑ (Hellfire only)||That which can break, will||Causes a randomly chosen equipped item to lose 50% durability, or else takes away 1/3 of the gold in inventory|
|Mysterious Shrine||Some are weakened as one grows strong||+5 to a random attribute. -1 to all other|
|Ornate Shrine↑||Salvation comes at the cost of Wisdom||-10% of Max Mana +2 lvl to Holy Bolt|
|Oily Shrine (Hellfire only)||That which does not kill you...||
+2 Strength (Warrior) / +1 Dexterity and +1 Magic (Rogue/Bard) / +2 Magic (Sorcerer) / +1 Strength and +1 Dexterity (Monk) / +2 Vitality (Barbarian).
Casts a single square Fire Wall on the shrine.
|Purifying Spring||-||Each click regenerates 1 Mana point (can be used as many times as possible).|
|Quiet Shrine||The essence of life flows from within||+2 to Vitality|
|Religious Shrine||Time cannot diminish the power of steel||Repairs all items|
|Sacred Shrine↑||Energy comes at the cost of wisdom||- 10% of total Mana +2 lvl to Charged Bolt|
|Secluded Shrine||The way is made clear when viewed from above||Shows complete map of the current level|
|Shimmering Shrine (Hellfire only)||Spiritual energy is restored||Restores Mana to full|
|Solar Shrine (Hellfire only)|| You feel stronger
You feel wiser
You feel refreshed
You feel more agile
| (12:00 - 18:00) +2 Strength
(18:00 - 20:00) +2 Magic
(20:00 - 04:00) +2 Vitality
(04:00 - 12:00) +2 Dexterity
|Sparkling Shrine (Hellfire only)||Some experience is gained by touch||Gives 1000 x (dungeon level) experience points, casts a Flash spell|
|Spiritual Shrine||Riches abound when least expected||Fill empty cases in inventory with some gold|
|Spooky Shrine¹|| Where avarice fails, patience brings reward(user)
Blessed by a benevolent companion (others)
| (user) No effect
(others) Health and Mana are restored to full
|Stone Shrine||The powers of mana refocused renews||Recharges all staves|
|Tainted shrine↑¹|| Those who are last may yet be first (user)
Generosity brings its own reward (others)
| (user) No effect
(others) +1 to a random attribute; -1 to all other attributes
|Thaumaturgic Shrine²||What was once opened now is closed||Closes and refills all opened chests on current level|
|Town Shrine (Hellfire only)||There's no place like home||Casts a Town Portal|
|Weird Shrine²³||The sword of justice is swift and sharp||+1 to max damage of all weapons in inventory|
↑- These shrines are almost purely detrimental, and the rewards do not make up for the losses at all, no matter the character class.
†- For the reason listed above, Cauldrons and Goat Shrines should be ignored in Multiplayer games. It is recommended to save beforehand in Singleplayer if one is found.
¹- Multiplayer games only
²- Singleplayer games only
³- These effects fade away if the hero who earned them begins a new game.