Diablo 4: How to defeat miniboss Butcher? Diablo 4 guide
Butcher is a famous boss from the Diablo series. On this guide page you will learn how to defeat this challenging opponent in Diablo 4.
Last update: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Butcher from Diablo is a famous miniboss present in every game of the series. It is one of the most iconic and recognizable characters in Diablo, in addition quite bloodthirsty and terrifying. So it's no surprise that Blizzard decided to resurrect Butcher in Diablo 4.
He appears just like in the previous games, saying "Fresh meat!". However, even though in Diablo 2 and Diablo 3, you've been able to defeat him alone quite easily, Butcher is a really difficult opponent in Diablo 4.
- How to find Butcher?
- Butcher has disappeared - is this a bug?
- How to beat him?
- What can you get?
- Butcher in previous Diablo games
How to find Butcher?
The Butcher in Diablo 4 appears randomly in various dungeons. You can accidentally encounter him in any of the 23 dungeons marked on the Fractured Peaks map (check out our interactive map to find their location). So it's impossible to pinpoint the exact location, but if you visit dungeons in Diablo 4, you'll definitely run into him eventually. Note: Butcher is not a main boss. He doesn't appear at the end of the level but quite randomly during it. So don't be surprised if you encounter him, for example, right at the beginning of the dungeon.
Butcher has disappeared - is this a bug?
No, it's not a bug. During the fight with the Butcher, he disappears the moment you die, or when it takes too long to kill him. So you have to defeat the Butcher quickly and efficiently.
Note: after you die, when you return to the battlefield, Butcher will no longer be there. However, you may run into him for the second time in other random dungeon.
How to beat him?
The Butcher is one of the hardest (if not the hardest) boss in Diablo 4 Beta. He is very durable, has a lot of health, has a high attack speed and deals a lot of damage. The sooner you kill him, the better .
Firstly, to defeat Butcher, avoid his meathook attacks - it's an attack that the Butcher pulls you towards him and then deals an awful lot of damage. Keep your distance throughout the fight, so if you're playing solo, it's best to play as Sorcerer or Rogue. A good (and not embarrassing) tactic is to defeat the Butcher with the help two or more people. Remember: if you're playing solo and you die, the Butcher will disappear, but in a party, if only one person dies, he won't, so if you can run back to where you died, you can continue fighting.
What can you get?
The Butcher, like other bosses, drops one or more legendary items after death, including a very powerful and possibly the only Unique item in Diablo 4 - The Butcher's Cleaver. It's a powerful weapon, especially useful for a barbarian, so it's worth the effort.
Butcher in previous Diablo games
You find the Butcher in Diablo 1 in the Catacombs. In Diablo 2, you face him in Tristram, while in Diablo 3, he is the main, final boss of Act 1. In all these games, it's difficult to defeat him, but especially in Diablo 1 he is a demanding opponent.