Diablo 4 gives you a seemingly important choice during the quest Rite of Passage at the beginning of the game: what should you inscribe on the Holy Cedar Tablet?
The options are:
- Inscribe “Fear” into the wood
- Inscribe “Anger” into the wood
- Inscribe “Pride” into the wood
- Inscribe “Greed” into the wood
- Inscribe nothing but scribbles into the wood
Because it happens so early in the game, many fans are likely wondering whether or not this choice has any significance. Fortunately, there is a clear answer.
Does the Holy Cedar Tablet Choice Matter in Diablo 4?
No, it does not matter what you inscribe on the Holy Cedar Tablet in the Diablo 4 quest, Rite of Passage. Regardless of your option, the game’s story and ending remain the same.
The rewards you receive for the Rite of Passage quest also remain the same. You’ll get 880 EXP and 330 gold no matter what word you inscribe.
Furthermore, you can actually go back to the brazier on the bridge outside of Kyovashad and remake your choice whenever you want, making the initial choice practically meaningless.
Of course, once you’ve gotten past the Holy Cedar Tablet and spoken with Lorath to complete the Rite of Passage quest, don’t forget to check out the Kyovashad waypoint to make fast travel a lot easier!
It is worth noting that we don’t know whether this decision will have a more significant impact in the full release. However, in the Beta, it did not matter at all.
So, when it comes to the Holy Cedar Tablet choice, just pick whichever option is the most accurate to you. Whatever choice you make will be the right one, as it’s personal to you.
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