Act One Achievements Guide - Diablo 3

This guide will cover the various achievements players can earn through the Act I of the campaign of Diablo 3, including coooperative, listing them along with their description and information on how to unlock each. These are typically handed out for passing certain milestones in the game, completing a difficult or out of the ordinary task.

**Spoiler Warning**
Some of these achievements may give away certain plot points or secrets of the game. Proceed with caution.

**WIP** This page is being actively worked on and will be updated with more information and pictures with time.

Note: If you have any corrections or contributions to be made, recognition will be given with your name and credit, listed at the top of this guide.

ACT I Campaign Achievements

These are all achievements in Diablo 3 which can be grabbed only during the first act of the game or relate to undertaking certain feats within it's areas. Each act has it's own sets of basic achievements, with another set of more out of the ordinary ones under the challenges section.
Note: You can also find details on the cooperative variations here.

Navigation:

  • General Campaign
    • Act I <-- you are here
    • Act II
    • Act III
    • Act IV

*NOTE: (CO) means coop version available.
[NO] = Normal Difficulty, [NM] = Nightmare, [HL] = Hell, [IN] = Inferno

Contents:

  1. The Mad King's End
  2. Butchered! (CO)
  3. Carrion Farm (CO)
  4. Last Stand of the Ancients (CO)
  5. Eternal War (CO)
  6. Revenge of Gharbad (CO)
  7. The Matriarch's Bones (CO)
  8. Jar of Souls (CO)
  9. A Nice Place to Visit
  10. Thorough Investigation
  11. Field Work
  12. In the Mountains
  13. There Will Definitely Be Blood
  14. No Stone Unturned
  15. A Wanderer of Tristram
  16. A Quick Study
  17. Taking Notes
  18. Historian of Tristram
  19. Beastmaster of Tristram
  20. The Last of the Horadrim

The Mad King's End
The Mad King's End

The Mad King's End

Kill the Skeleton King.
*4 Variations available, one for each softcore difficulty.
Unlocks:

  • Holy Banner Shape [NO]
  • Kingly Crown Banner Accent [NM]
  • Diamond Hourglasss Banner Pattern [HL]
  • The Skeleton King Banner Sigil [IN]

Once the boss fight guide is written, expect to find a link to it here. (coming soon).

Butchered!
Butchered!

Butchered!

Kill the Butcher.
*8 Variations available, one for each softcore and cooperative difficulty.
Unlocks:

  • Holy Chained Shape [NO]
  • Kingly Crossed Cleavers Banner Accent [NM]
  • Flames Banner Pattern [HL]
  • Butcher's Cleaver Banner Sigil [IN]
  • Gryphon Banner Sigil (CO) [IN]

Once the boss fight guide for the Butcher is written, expect to find a link to it here. (coming soon). Suggest playing co-op on either hardcore or softcore the first time through if you want to get two birds with one stone.

Carrion Farm
Carrion Farm

Carrion Farm

Complete the Carrion Farm event.
*Co-op version also available.

This event is found within the Fields of Misery during the quest, The Broken Blade.

Carrion Farm Event Guide

Last Stand of the Ancients
Last Stand of the Ancients

Last Stand of the Ancients

Complete the Last Stand of the Ancients event.
*Co-op version also available.

The Last Stand of the Ancients event is found within the Festering Woods during the quest, The Broken Blade.

Last Stand of the Ancients Event Guide

Eternal War
Eternal War

Eternal War

Complete the Eternal War event.
*Co-op version also available.

The Eternal War event is found within the Festering Woods during the quest, The Broken Blade.

Eternal War Event Guide

Revenge of Gharbad
Revenge of Gharbad

Revenge of Gharbad

Complete the Revenge of Gharbad event.
*Co-op version also available.

The Revenge of Gharbad event is found within the Southern Highlands during the quest, Trailing the Coven.

The Revenge of Gharbad Event Guide

The Matriarch's Bones
The Matriarch's Bones

The Matriarch's Bones

Complete the Matriarch's Bones event.
*Co-op version also available.

This event is found within one of the Defiled Crypts during the quest, A Shattered Crown.

The Matriarch's Bones Event Guide

Jar of Souls
Jar of Souls

Jar of Souls

Complete the Jar of Souls event.
*Co-op version also available.

This event is also found within one of the Defiled Crypts during the quest, A Shattered Crown. You will always find this or the matriarch in the medium sized of the three available crypts.

Jar of Souls Event Guide

A Nice Place to Visit
A Nice Place to Visit

A Nice Place to Visit

Explore the following areas of New Tristram.

  • Overlook Road
  • New Tristram
  • The Slaughtered Calf Inn
  • Leah's Room
  • Cain's House
  • Old Tristram Road
  • The Old Ruins
  • Adria's Hut

Theses locations are within the first two quests of Diablo 3. This and the following location achievements all pop as soon as you've entered all their respective areas, regardless of itme spent inside. 1 second is enough.

*Coming soon. You will find the names of each location eventually turning into links to guides about said area when they are worked on and finished.

Thorough Investigation
Thorough Investigation

Thorough Investigation

Explore the following areas of the Cathedral.

  • Cathedral Level 1
  • Leoric's Passage
  • Cathedral Garden
  • Cathedral Level 2
  • Cathedral Level 3
  • Cathedral Level 4
  • The Royal Crypts

These locations are passed through during The Reign of the Black King.

Field Work
Field Work

Field Work

Explore the following areas of the Fields of Misery.

  • The Weeping Hollow
  • Cemetery of the Forsaken
  • Fields of Misery
  • Sheltered Cottage
  • The Old Mill
  • Drowned Temple
  • The Festering Woods
  • Crypt of the Ancients
  • Warrior's Rest

These locations are passed through during The Reign of the Black King.

In the Mountains
In the Mountains

In the Mountains

Explore the following areas of the Highlands.

  • Wortham
  • Wortham Chapel Cellar
  • Wortham Bluffs
  • Caverns of Araneae
  • Chamber of Queen Araneae
  • Highlands Crossing
  • Southern Highlands
  • Karyna's Lost Wagon
  • Northern Highlands
  • Leoric's Hunting Grounds
  • Leoric's Manor Courtyard
  • Leoric's Manor

These locations are passed through during The Doom in Wortham up to the end of Trailing the Coven.

There Will Definitely Be Blood
There Will Definitely Be Blood

There Will Definitely Be Blood

Explore the following areas of the Halls of Agony.

  • Halls of Agony Level 1
  • Halls of Agony Level 2
  • Highlands Passage
  • The Cursed Hold
  • Halls of Agony Level 3
  • Chamber of Suffering

These locations are passed through during The Imprisoned Angel.

No Stone Unturned

Explore the following dungeons in Act I.
*Compressed areas with multiple levels.
Unlocks: Stein Banner Sigil.

  • Lost Mine Level 1-2
  • Scavenger's Den Level 1-2
  • Cave of the Moon Clan Level 1-2
  • Highlands Cave
  • Den of the Fallen Level 1-2
  • The Lyceum
  • The Cave Under the Well
  • Watch Tower Level 1-2
  • Decaying Crypt Level 1-2
  • House of Curios
  • Abandoned Servant House
  • Musty Cellar
  • Dank Cellar
  • Damp Cellar
  • Dark Cellar
  • Mass Grave
  • Farmer's Cellar
  • Tinker's Hovel
  • Pillaged Home

These are typically the random spawning side dungeons you can peruse for loot and enemies to kill. Will of course take multiple runs to get all since only some spawn at any given time.

A Wanderer of Tristram

Complete the Act I exploration achievements listed below.
Unlocks: Elegant Flourish Banner Accent.

  • A Nice Place to Visit
  • Thorough Investigation
  • Field Work
  • In the Mountains
  • There Will Definitely Be Blood
  • No Stone Unturned

This achievement is granted for completing all the other, location specific achievements in this act.

A Quick Study
A Quick Study

A Quick Study

Read the following People Lore books in Act I.

There are 43 total journals to find under the people lore category spread throughout Act I. You can find all of the locations for each journal, split into three parts and listed in order as though collected while playing through the act naturally, from start to finish. You can also find an index of which journals are in which part of the guide with links to each part below.

A Quick Study Guide
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Leah's Journal, Part 1
Mira's Letter to Haedrig
Priest's Contemplations, Part 1
Deckard Cain's Journal Part 1
Deckard Cain's Journal, Part 2
Leah's Journal, Part 7
Old Diary
Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 4
Priests Contemplations, Part 2
Gillian's Diary, Part 1
Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 5
Hermit's Ravings
Leah's Journal, Part 2
Leoric's Journal, Part 1
Notes of Urik the Seer, Part 1
Adria's Journal
Leoric's Journal, Part 2
Notes of Urik the Seer, Part 2
Lost Journal
The Skeleton King
Notes of Urik the Seer, Part 3
Despina's Journal
Leah's Journal, Part 4
Scabbard of Talic the Defender
Cain's Old Journal, Part 1
Farmer's Journal
Leoric's Journal, Part 3
Cain's Old Journal, Part 2
Adenah's Jottings
Leoric's Journal, Part 4
Gillian's Diary, Part 2
Wandering Tinker's Diary
A Prisoner's Journal
Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 1
Leah's Journal, Part 5
Queen Asylla's Journal
Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 2
Scoundrel's Journal
Leoric's Journal, Part 5
Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 3
Kingsport Bill
 
Leah's Journal, Part 3
Leah's Journal, Part 6
 

Taking Notes

Read the following Quest Lore books in Act I.

There are 7 of these books in total, all relating specifically to the quests undertaken in Act I, the locations of which can be found in the guide below.

Taking Notes Journal Guide

Historian of Tristram
Historian of Tristram

Historian of Tristram

Read the following World Lore books in Act I.

These 17 books are random pieces of background information, found in special named boxes or corpses throughout the many locations of this act.

Historian of Tristram Journal Guide

Beastmaster of Tristram

Read the following Bestiary lore books in Act I.

  1. Beast
  2. Dark Beserker
  3. Carrion Bat
  4. Carrion Nest
  5. Imp
  6. Dark Cultist
  7. Ghost
  8. Ghoul
  9. Grotesque
  10. Hellion
  11. Khazra Shaman
  12. Quill Fiend
  13. Scavenger
  14. Skeleton
  15. Spiderling
  16. Spider
  17. Treasure Goblin
  18. Unburied
  19. Dark Vessel
  20. Withermoth
  21. Wood Wraith
  22. Wretched Mother
  23. Risen Dead
  24. Butcher
  25. The Spider Queen

These books are all specific to various creatures encountered in Act I of Diablo 3 and are unlocked by killing a monster of the specific type, or the boss in particular. Separate monster guides are in the works which will also provide information on where each can be found. Links coming soon (after journals).

The Last of the Horadrim
The Last of the Horadrim

The Last of the Horadrim

Complete all quests in Act I.
Unlocks the Horadric banner shape.

Pretty simple, just play Act I from start to finish and you'll have completed all the quests. There are 10 quests that make up this act in total, beginning with the Fallen Star and ending with Return to New Tristram.

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Lady X 4 years ago

I completed the Jar of Souls on normal mode solo. I have the starter edition only right now, so I am only able to play solo.


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ilikegames 2 years ago from Australia

Great guide! I'm not an achievement hunter myself on Diablo 3 but this would be very useful if I was.

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