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The Dread Mire

After arriving in the Dread Mire upon loading up the DLC, head forward and towards the building to the right in the distance. You’ll note that the gate is locked, so continue around the corner to the left. Wall run across to the platform across the water and step on the pressure plate.

This will unlock a gate up on the wall above, use soul splitter and have the first copy climb up the wall to the opening. Drop down inside, turn right and pull the lever here to open the gate. Exit soul splitter and backtrack to the now open gate. Enter and continue through the hallway and into the door at the end to enter Iron Glade.

Iron Glade

Cross the bridge in front and note the pressure plate in the centre of the area. From this look back towards the bridge and you’ll see a handhold to the left. Climb up here and enter soul splitter at the top.

Have the first clone jump down and stand on the pressure plate, have the second clone enter the now open door to the right. Follow it to the end and use the lever on the left to open the nearby gate – note that another door will open directly behind the switch with a second pressure plate in it.

Exit soulsplitter and return to the main room, have Death stand on the pressure plate in the centre and enter soulsplitter. Have clone one climb up to the area with the switch and step on the pressure plate opposite. Have clone two enter the now open gate on the south of the room.

Grab the ball from in here and return it to the main room. Stick it in the socket here and then continue across the bridge that appears and enter the door at the end for a short story scene.

Boss: The Mad Smith

If you’ve completed the ‘Argul’s Tomb’ DLC before this one then the Frostforged Twins prove very useful for this battle as you can charge them up from a distance and they’ll emit a projectile that’ll do decent damage every time it hits.


This fight plays out very much like the fight against Thane during the side-quest ’ The Maker Warrior ’. He is slow and uses the same small set of moves to attack. He is predictable and easy to avoid.

It should be noted that when he does his triple attack move, it will fire out a shockwave in front of it which will damage you, however with a dodge to the side, there’s no real risk of death or injury! Just wait for him to attack, dodge out of his way and then head in to slash him up a few times before he resumes attacking again.

After the fight; the Mad Smith will give you a task. You’ll now have to go and farm up some chaos ore in order to progress further into the DLC.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Hack-n-slash
  • Guide Release
    29 September 2012
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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What starts with War, ends in Death. Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, embarks upon a quest to restore mankind, and redeem his brother’s name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse, and that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation.

  • All story missions.
  • All Side-Quests.
  • Location of every Boatman Coin.
  • Location of every Book of the Dead Page.
  • Location of every Sacred Stone.
  • Where to find all of the Lost Relics.
  • Every Soul Arbiter Scroll discovered.
  • Where to find all of the secret Gnome’s.
  • How to pick up every Legendary Weapon!
  • List of every single Achievement/Trophy in the game.
  • ‘Argul’s Tomb’ DLC, ‘The Abyssal Forge’ DLC and ‘The Demon Lord Belial’ DLC missions covered in full.

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