Tomes are books filled with ancient lore, myth or wisdom. In Diablo I and Diablo II, tomes are often instrumental in initiating quests or unravelling the sinister storyline.
Diablo I Tomes
There are several tomes to be found within the dark labyrinth beneath
Tristram. The following list is an index of these tomes:
Spellbooks can be found throughout the game or bought and used to learn (or augment) various spells and abilities.
Diablo II Tomes
In the second game, tomes have become more rare. The following tomes can be found throughout the wilderness of
In Diablo II tomes are also items which can collect magical scrolls. There are two types of tomes:
Designed to hold volumes of similar spells, each tome can store up to 20 scrolls of the same type. Vendors who sell scrolls generally sell tomes as well. Right-click on a tome to cast one of the scrolls stored within it. When a tome is empty, it remains in inventory until it is replenished with more scrolls, sold, dropped, or traded.
Add scrolls to a tome in your inventory or Stash by dropping the scroll directly onto the tome. Dropping one tome onto another consolidates both into a single tome.
You may also hotkey the use of a tome, so that, for example, when you click on your pre-selected hotkey, a single scroll from your tome will be used to cast Town Portal.
Fill Tome: By pressing the shift key while right-clicking on a scroll you want to buy, you automatically purchase enough scrolls to fill the first unfilled tome of that scroll type in your inventory.
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Diablo I Tomes
Story Tomes — Book of Blood • Mythical Book •
Book of the Blind • Steel Tome • Dark Exile • Sin War • Binding of the Three • Great Conflict • Wages of Sin are War • Tale of the Horadrim • The Realms Beyond • Tale of the Three • The Black King
Items — Ancient Tome • Fungal Tome
Diablo II Tomes
Story Tomes — Moldy Tome • Horazon's Journal
Items — Book of Skill • Lam Esen's Tome • Tome of Town Portal • Tome of Identify
Diablo III Tomes
— Act I Tomes A Prisoner's Journal • A Summoner's Journal • Adenah's Jottings • Adria's Journal • Cain's Old Journal • Command from Cultist Grand Inquisitor • Deckard Cain's Journal • Despina's Journal • Farmer's Journal • Gillian's Diary • Gravedigger's Log • Hermit's Ravings • Khazra Heads Wanted • Kingsport Bill • Lachdanan's Scroll • Lazarus's Grimoire • Leah's Tristram Journal • Leoric's Journal • Lost Journal • Mira's Letter to Haedrig • New Tristram • Notes of Urik the Seer • Old Diary • Old Tristram Journal • Orders from Maghda • Priest's Contemplations • Queen Asylla's Journal • Reply from Cultist Grand Inquisitor • Report from Wortham • Researching the Khazra • Scabbard of Talic the Defender • Scoundrel's Journal • The Drowned Temple • The Hanging Tree • The Highlands • The Khazra Massacre • The Last Stand of the Ancients • The Skeleton King • Tomb Robber's Journal • Torn Letter • Torn Letter's Response • Traveler's Journal • Tristram Fields • Villager's Journal • Wandering Tinker's Diary • Warrior's Rest • Warriv's Journal
Tomes — Act II A Love Letter • A Servant's Journal • An Abridged History of Caldeum • Andariel, the Maiden of Anguish • Azmodan, the Lord of Sin • Baal, the Lord of Destruction • Belial, the Lord of Lies • Blackened Journal • Crumbling Journal • Deceivers' Orders • Diablo, the Lord of Terror • Duriel, the Lord of Pain • Eirena's Journal • Fuad's Journal • Guard's Orders • Hunter's Journal • Iron Wolf Captain's Journal • Kala's Poem • Kulle's Journal • Larra's Diary • Leah's Caldeum Journal • Maghda, Leader of the Coven • Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred • Missive to Maghda • Necromancer's Log • On the Desolate Sands • Poltahr's Notes • Proclemation from the Imperial Guard • The Ancient Portal Device • The Chamber of Faces • The Dahlgur Oasis • The Desert Aqueducts • The Feared Hero • The Imperial Guard's Orders • The Last Will of Khan Dakab • The Legend of Zei the Trickster • The Musings of Sardar • The Promises of Fezuul al-Kazaar • The Seven Lords of Hell • Zoltun Kulle
Tomes — Act III Battlefield Reports • Bloodstained Letter • Fall of the Barbarians • Ghom's Log • Journal of Hansen Haile, Captain • Leah's Keep Journal • Morgan's Journal • Orders from Azmodan • The History of Bastion's Keep
Tomes — Act IV Archangel Auriel, the Aspect of Hope • Archangel Imperius, the Aspect of Valor • Archangel Ithereal, the Aspect of Fate • Archangel Malthael, the Aspect of Wisdom • Archangel Tyrael, the Aspect of Justice • Burial Wishes • Izual's Descent • The Angiris Council • The Creation of Sanctuary • The Destiny of the Nephalem
Tomes — Act V Adria's Note • Adria's Journal • Deserter's Journal • Grand Maester's Journal • Lord Kertis's Journal • Malthael's Plan • Melaina's Memory • Miser's Will • Nephalem Rifts • Raissa's Memory • Sibyl's Memory • The Discovery of Sanctuary • The Grand Maester's Proclamation • The Great Weapon • The History of Pandemonium • The History of Westmarch • The King's Journal • The King's Note to Lord Wynton • The Horrible Secret • The Last of the Ancients • The Lost Warrior • The Path of Wisdom • The Plague Tunnels • The Ravings of a Deranged Mind • The Souls of Westmarch • The Testament of Inarius • The Testament of Rakkis • The Writings of Lilith • Urzael's Journal • Urzael's Trap