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Zaven the Alchemist
Appears in: Diablo III
Significance: Moderate
Service(s): Alchemy
Residence(s): Dahlgur Oasis
Starts quest(s): N/A
Portrayed by:

Zaven The Alchemist is a merchant and alchemist.


Zaven appears as an NPC in Diablo III. He can be found in Act II of the game. He spawns in the Dahlgur Oasis.

The location is close to the entrance to the Oasis. It is the first path that opens south of you past Cain's Lost Satchel. Soon after that there will be a shallow opening full of water that leads you south. If he is here,he will be surrounded by enemies which you have to kill to save him. If you are able to kill these adds in time, he will thank you and open up a door leading you into a waterway.

There is a second place where he can spawn. Keep following the south wall from the first place he spawns, all the way to the east. It is much easier to keep going to the first spawn location near the path to the Dahlgur Oasis. Watch the video below.

When you are in the waterway, the chest looks just like any other ordinary chest,it has the label "Mysterious Chest". You may have to clear the first and second levels of the waterway to find it. There is also a chance that it may not spawn at all. This is the issue for some people after saving Zaven, as looting the Mysterious Chest yields the Liquid Rainbow, one of the items necessary to forge the Staff of Herding, the item that you need to access the secret area of Whimsyshire.

If he is not at either point, leave your game and then resume and try again. It may take several tries to find this NPC.


Talking to the Zaven is one of the criteria for completing the Market Research achievement, along with:


Diablo 3 - Finding the Liquid Rainbow01:26

Diablo 3 - Finding the Liquid Rainbow

Zaven's spawns

Diablo III NPCs
Act IAdenah the Curio VendorAlaricArghus the CollectorBeleaguered FarmerBrother Malachi the HealerBron the BarkeepCaptain RumfordCrazed HermitDeckard CainGhost of the Cow KingGhostly WomanKarynaKyr the WeaponsmithLeahLloigor the CrazedMarkoMayor HolusNek the BrawlerQueen AsyllaRadek the FenceRodger the AlchemistSashaTashun the MinerThe FerrymanTyraelVendel the ArmorsmithVerrallVirgilWandering TinkerWarrivWilla Rathe

Act IIAdriaAleranAshearaCaliemCaptain DavydGhaine the HealerHakan IIIron Wolf JarulfJavad the MerchantKadimLarraLeahLieutenant VachemLugo the MinerMiaMehtan the NecromancerNek the BrawlerSadeir the InnkeeperSilmak the FenceSquirt the PeddlerTilnean the CollectorTyraelZaven the AlchemistZoltun Kulle

Act IIIAdriaAndreus the HealerBotulph the MinerDrianFormer Mayor HolusGarell the QuartermasterHalmin the AlchemistHansen HaileIronsmith MaldonadoLeahLieutenant ClyftonLieutenant LavailLieutenant MeritynLitton the FenceMartaMessenger MartynsNek the BrawlerNikolaPrivate MattiusSergeant BurroughsSergeant DalenSergeant PaleTyraelVidar the Collector

Act IVAndreus the HealerAurielBotulph the MinerGarell the QuartermasterItheraelLitton the FenceNek the BrawlerTyrael

Act VDiadra the ScholarEmilyEnkasiGeneral TorionGuardianHalbuHalissaImperiusIsendraJamellaKylaLorath NahrMaster CrusaderMehtan the NecromancerNek the BrawlerPatriarch AnisimPowell the MinerTyraelZayl

Adventure ModeDane BrightKadalaLorath NahrOrekTyraelUrshi

ArtisansCovetous ShenHaedrig EamonMyriam JahziaZoltun Kulle (Kanai's Cube)

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