Diablo II


Animated Andariel

Type: Demon

First appearance: Act I Bosses

Description: Ancient Horadric texts record that Andariel and the other Lesser Evils once overthrew the three Prime Evils - Diablo, Mephisto and Baal - banishing them from Hell to our world. With this betrayal weighing against her, Andariel's presence in Sanctuary can only mean that the forces of Hell are once again aligned behind Diablo and his Brothers. While it is clear that the Maiden of Anguish is acting on behalf of Diablo to prevent anyone from following him eastward, it is also clear that she must be destroyed if the Lord of Terror is to be stopped.

Tips and Behavior: Andariel has three main attacks. The first is a fast bolt of green poison that is rarely used, except at extreme range. The second attack an incredibly powerful ranged poisonous cloud attack. Both poisonous attacks drain hitpoints at an incredibly rate, and one or two doses of it can be enough to take any player out. The third attack is a melee sting that involves Andariel getting down on a knee, bowing her head forward, and extending all 4 spikes from her back in your direction. In higher difficulty levels she can rip through unprepared players with ease via this attack.

Quick Tips:
- Clear out the "lobby" room in the front completely before opening the big doors to let her out.

- Andariel and some of the monsters around, like the Fallen, are capable of opening doors. In other words, don't bother trying to close the big door to get a breather.

- Fill a row of your belt up with antidotes before going down to battle.

- The poison will reduce the usefulness up your healing potions because they fill up gradually. Use rejuvenation potions if you can.

- Death's Hand, a Set Item pair of gloves often found early on, will pretty much make you unbeatable against Andariel. They have 50% Poison Resist and 75% Reduce Poison Duration.

- On Normal, the poison is your enemy. Therefore, try and engage her up close, where she will switch to her melee attack.

- On Nightmare and Hell the opposite is true. Keep at range and fall back if she gets too close.

- Ignore the other monsters that come flooding out of the gates. Only Zombies will do any significant damage compared to Andariel.

- She takes an extra 50% dmg against fire attacks. If you are a Sorceress, a good tactic is to drop a Blaze spell then run around in circles around the pool of blood in the lobby, making her follow you. Stamina potions will help.

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Normal Nightmare Hell
Level: 12 49 75
Exp: 1282 92295 561066
HP: 1024-1024 24800-24800 60031-60031
Attack 1: 6-19 73-90 153-187
AR 1: 169 1944 14231
Attack 2: 6-19 73-90 153-187
AR 2: 169 1944 14231
Drain Effect.: 100% 66% 33%
Chill Effect.: 25% 15% 0%
Normal Nightmare Hell
Defense: 60 752 1622
Block: 0% 20% 40%
Damage R.: 0 0 66
Magic R.: 0 0 0
Fire R.: -50 -50 -50
Cold R.: 50 50 66
Lightning R.: 50 50 66
Poison R.: 80 50 66
Immunities: - - -
Statistics Last Updated: 2009-03-07
Last updated: 2014/09/23 at 20:49
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