Deckard Cain is an iconic NPC who plays a significant role in the Diablo series ever since the first title. In Diablo 2, and he will follow you through the acts as you progress through the game. But first, you’ll need to locate him and rescue him. This guide will walk you through where to find and rescue Deckard Cain in Diablo 2 Resurrected for new and returning players who may have forgotten.
Where to find and rescue Deckard Cain
Time needed: 15 minutes.
To find and rescue Cain, players will need to venture to the Dark Wood and search for the Tree of Inifuss. After speaking with Akara to learn about the mysterious scroll, players must then activate the Cairne stones in the proper order and enter Tristram to save Cain.
- Go to Stony Field
The first step is to go to Stony Field. If you have the waypoint, you can teleport straight there to save some time. Otherwise, go to the Cold Plains and run through the area until you reach Stony Field. Make sure to get the waypoint once you make it there.
- Travel through the Underground Passage
In the Stony Field, look for some rocky mountainous terrain. You should come across an entrance into the rocks, known as the Underground Passage Level 1. Once inside, look for the exit to The Dark Wood. Note that there is another exit that leads you to Underground Passage Level 2. Do not exit through that one.
- Find the Tree of Inifuss in the Dark Wood
While you are in the Dark Wood, look for the tree. Make sure you pick up the Dark Wood waypoint while in the area to save some time later. A few rare mobs typically guard the Tree of Inifuss, so defeat them and then click on the tree to obtain the Scroll of Inifuss. Loot the scroll and teleport back to town.
- Speak with Akara
When you are back in camp, speak with Akara so she can translate the scroll. She will tell you to find the Cairn Stones and touch them in a specific order. You can now use the waypoint to travel back to Stony Field.
- Activate the Cairne Stones
Locate the Cairne Stones back in the Stony Field. Refer to the Scroll of Inifuss in your inventory for the proper sequence to activate the stones. After activating all five stones, a portal to Tristram will appear.
- Enter the portal to Tristram
Enter Tristram and head to the middle of the zone. You will find Deckard Cain inside of a cage surrounded by enemies. Click on Cain’s Gibbet to release him, and he will safely teleport back to camp.
- Return to camp and speak with Deckard Cain
After freeing Cain, return to camp and speak with him. As a token of his gratitude, he will now identify items for you at no cost! Speak with Akara to complete “The Search for Cain.” Congratulations, you have now found and rescued Deckard Caine, the Horadric scholar.
If you neglect to rescue Cain, the rogues from the encampment will do so on their own after the final quest of Act I, Sisters to the Slaughter. Failure to rescue him on your own will result in him charging you 100 Gold to identify each item. Therefore, it’s well worth your time to save the wise man.