"The lowest rank of the undead, zombies befoul much of the wilderness of the Western Kingdoms, as well as the tombs and crypts of the whole of Sanctuary. Zombies serve the darkness blindly and without thought, attacking only with their bare hands. They move slowly, but with relentless determination, seeking to consume the flesh of the living. They are simple-minded and easily outwitted, but in large groups can overwhelm the unwary."
As in Diablo I, the zombies of Diablo II are slow and stupid, yet powerful and fairly resistant to damage. In the Hell difficulty, Zombies are immune to Cold. They are encountered as one of the first monsters in the start of Act I. When the player is out of sight, Zombies can be seen walking around very slowly, though if the player is seen, they will increase their speed towards the player. They are fairly weak, only attacking with bare hands and can be dispatched quickly with blunted weapons such as maces and sceptres (Although meeting one in Hell Difficulty for the first time can cause the unprepared to uninstall the game). Like all Undead, they are resistant to Poison attacks, though Fire grenade potions can make short work of them. These foul things of the pit may be heard uttering a guttural "Brains!" from time to time, usually in larger groups with a Unique Monster. There are five different classes of zombies a player can meet in their quest to defeat Diablo: Zombies, Hungry Dead, Ghouls, Plague Bearers and Drowned Carcasses.