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Dark Ziggurat
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Location Details
Hallowed Marsh
Marked Name
Dark Ziggurat
Build Name
Dark Ziggurat Thumb.png

Dark Ziggurat is a large marked dungeon on the west coast of Hallowed Marsh. It is the creation and fortress of the Plague Doctor, a powerful Lich.

The towering structure resembles a pyramid, and contains a complex system of pipes which channel the Corruption from the Marsh directly to the Plague Doctor himself, empowering him.


There are three entrances to Dark Ziggurat. The top one is a dead end until the player pulls the levers in the other 2 entrances.

  • Left entrance and Right entrance: After climbing the stone ramp, there are two doors either side of the area.
  • Top entrance: Contains a small area, and a gate which leads to an Elevator. This gate is locked until you pull the levers in the left and right entrances.

Unlocking The Top Entrance[]

  1. First, take the left entrance.
  2. Head past the Acolytes and take a left, down into a room with a Blade Dancer.
  3. At the back of this room there is an ornately decorated golden "cage" area, inside which you will find a lever to pull. This is the first lever required.
  4. Go back outside the way we came and enter the right entrance.
  5. Head down the path on the right, down a ramp past a Beast Golem.
  6. Take a right into the room with a Blade Dancer, the lever is at the back of the room.


Aerial view of Dark Ziggurat Interior

The interior of the Ziggurat is a large, complex dungeon with multiple levels and blocked pathways. The most notable loot includes a Tsar Stone, Ornate Chest, as well as the rewards from defeating the Plague Doctor.

The top entrance is now accessible, as well as the path across the middle between the two sides.

The Plague Doctor[]

After unlocking the top entrance, the player can take the elevator to the bottom of the dungeon, where the Plague Doctor awaits. He rewards some of the most powerful equipment, the Tsar Weaponry.





Locked Room:
There is a locked room on the left side of the dungeon, near the ornate golden cage. It contains:

In order to access it, the player must first unlock the elevator at the top entrance (described above). Once this is done, there is a secret platform only accessible while traveling up or down the elevator, to the north. On this platform there are two levers - the closest one controls the elevator, and the far one unlocks the locked room. After you pull the far lever, head back to the ornate golden cage on the left side of the dungeon, the path to the Ornate Chest is now open.

Defeat Scenarios[]

ScenarioTime ProgressionRespawn Locations
Beaten and bloody, but alive4-47 hourssame location as defeat
Chased out of the Ziggurat4-6 hoursHallowed Marsh, Dark Ziggurat Interior
Nursed to health at the Monsoon house9-13 daysMonsoon
Nursed to health at the Monsoon Inn9-13 daysMonsoon
Saved by Elatt8-12 hoursHallowed Marsh
Saved by Friendly Immaculate8-12 hoursImmaculate's Camp
Saved by Gep23-73 hoursChersonese, Hallowed Marsh, Abrassar, Enmerkar Forest, Antique Plateau or Caldera


Aerial view of the Exterior

The exterior area of the Ziggurat is guarded by 3 Blade Dancers, and also contains a few gatherables.




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