Queen of Despair

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Queen of Despair is a quest in Act 7.

Queen of Despair
Queen of Despair quest icon.png
Required No
Start Talk to Sin
Objective Kill Gruthkul
Completion Talk to Eramir
Boss Gruthkul, Mother of Despair
Gruthkul, Mother of Despair


Sin has asked you to kill Gruthkul, the Mother of Despair. She can be found in the Den of Despair inside the Dread Thicket.

Sin: Into the most dreaded of thickets you must go, I’m afraid. For there, Gruthkul the Despairing sulks and schemes.

The Vaal laid waste to her kingdom and placed her slaughtered children at her feet. Grief enveloped Gruthkul, transformed her, flooded her mind with a singular thought. To share her suffering with those who had murdered her daughters.

Though she has returned, her sanity has not. There is no fury like a mother bereaved.

You have killed Gruthkul, the Mother of Despair. Talk to Eramir for your reward.

Sin: The tragedy is that our world, our kind, may turn something as pure and honourable as a mother’s love into such a vicious weapon of wrath and butchery.

I only hope that Gruthkul will find her children, happy in her arms, in the realms beyond.

Eramir: So the grieving mother sleeps once more. Her story has come to fascinate me, and your conquest of her makes for a satisfying dramatic climax, don’t you think? I’m but an old man, living vicariously through your life. As history seems intent on repeating itself, I shall record it in a book, “A Historical Account Of The Goddess Gruthkul And The Legendary Champion Who Defeated Her.” Yes, the title needs a bit of work, but it will suffice for now. Here, consider this offering as an advance on the royalties we shall reap post-publication… that is, if there is anyone in Wraeclast who can read.

Quest Complete - You have killed Gruthkul, the Mother of Despair. Eramir has rewarded you with a Book of Skill. Use it to gain 1 Passive skill Point.

Quest Complete - You have killed Gruthkul, the Mother of Despair. Eramir has rewarded you with 1 Passive skill Point.

Quest rewards

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
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Queen of Despair
Act 7
Book of SkillBook of SkillGrants a Passive Skill PointA Book of Skill. Right-click to gain a Passive Skill Point.

Vendor rewards

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
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Version history

Version Changes
  • Introduced to the game.