Key Points
Completion Time:
10 Minutes
Aspect of Plunging Darkness
Must Haves:
Conquered Malnok Stronghold

The Aspect of Plunging Darkness in Diablo 4 will allow the Necromancer to maximize the damage that its Bone Prison does, but players will first need to find it.

Thankfully, this Legendary Aspect isn’t too difficult to find, and players can get their hands on it as early as Act 1.

Here we will break down exactly where to find and access the Rimescar Dungeon, which houses the Aspect of Plunging Darkness in Diablo 4.

How to Obtain Aspect of Plunging Darkness in Diablo 4

To find the Aspect of Plunging Darkness in Diablo 4, players will need to complete the Rimescar Cavern Dungeon found in Seat of Heavens, south of the Bear Tribe Refuge Waypoint.

However, this area is home to the Malnok Stronghold in the Fractured Peaks. To unlock the dungeons in this location, players must first complete the Stronghold.

Aspect of Plunging Darkness Diablo 4

It is also possible to find the Aspect of Plunging Darkness from Legendary Gear that you find scattered around Sanctuary. Thankfully, there are ways to maximize the efficiency of farming loot to help you obtain the aspect faster.

If you obtain the aspect by completing the Rimescar Cavern, the Aspect of Plunging Darkness will appear in your Codex of Power. From here, players can head to The Occultist to imprint it onto their gear.

Aspect of Plunging Darkness

After you complete the stronghold, the red icon will disappear, and dungeons will appear in the area. The dungeon to the northeast is the Rimescar Cavern, which players need to complete for the aspect.

Once inside the dungeon, you’ll need to make your way through the objectives until you reach the final boss, the Khazra Abomination.

Here are some tips to defeat the Khazra Abomination and obtain the Aspect of Plunging Darkness:

  • Avoid the poisonous clouds that Khazra leaves behind. These will do constant damage and hinder your movements.
  • Use a build that can tank damage, and use Crowd Control skills to stagger this boss and give you enough breathing space to deal massive damage.
  • Khazra can take a lot of damage, so do your best to use your potions wisely. Since this fight has four phases, you can receive potions at four different points in the fight. Keep this in mind and plan accordingly.
  • Use an Elixir to give yourself a boost of XP and an advantage in battle. The Strong Iron Barb Elixir is a great one that players can craft early and use to raise their defense for this battle.
    • To craft an Elixir, visit The Alchemist in Kyovashad.

Tips for Conquering Malnok Stronghold

You must complete the entirety of the Malnok Stronghold before you attempt to find the dungeon. Once the stronghold is cleared, the Rimescar Cavern Dungeon will automatically appear on your map in that same area.

Here are some tips to quickly clear out the Malnok Stronghold to unlock the dungeon:

  • Use a build for your class that deals AoE damage or has Crowd Control skills. This area has a lot of enemies, and you want to deal with them as fast as possible.
  • To find the Ice Clan Stormcallers, follow the beams from the large enemy that looks frozen in place in the middle of the area. Each beam will lead you to a different Ice Clan Stormcaller.
  • After defeating the Frostburn Ice Clan Champion, you must interact with the Wanderer’s Shrine. If you do not interact with the shrine, the Rimescar Cavern Dungeon will not appear.
    • Interacting with the shrine will complete the stronghold and reveal all the POI in the area, including the dungeon for the Aspect of Plunging Darkness.

What is the Aspect of Plunging Darkness?

The Aspect of Plunging Darkness is a legendary Necromancer Offensive Aspect that allows Bone Prison to spawn a pool of Blight that deals up to 100% bonus damage over 6 seconds.

Players can attach it to 1-Handed Weapons, 2-Handed Weapons, Gloves, Amulets, and Rings as an affix.