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How to complete A Prayer of Salvation in Diablo 4 season 1

One of Season of the Malignant’s early quests will send you to find some tricky collectibles

The pinnacle end of season quest boss for Diablo 4: Season of the Malignant, a gross tentacle monster Image: Blizzard Entertainment
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A few hours into Diablo 4’s first season, Cormond — the new NPC — will ask you to help him collect three objects in the Hawezar zone during the “A Prayer for Salvation” quest. Unfortunately, Hawezar is one of the higher level zones in the game, but you’ll need to collect the Crusader Missives, Paladin Prayer Book, and Tithe Ledger in order to advance the seasonal quest.

In this Diablo 4 guide, we’ll help you navigate the high level Strongholds and monsters by telling you exactly where to find the Crusader Missives, Paladin Prayer Book, and Tithe Ledger to help you finish this quest as safely as possible.

Where to collect the Crusader Missives

A Druid stands in front of a gravestone looking for the Crusader’s Visage item in Diablo 4: Season of the Malignant Image: Blizzard Entertainment via Polygon

You’ll find the Crusader Missives in the Crusaders’ Monument Stronghold, which is recommended for level 35+ players. As you can see from the screenshot above, we managed to get to this quest by level 22, so the Stronghold was very dangerous.

Thankfully, the Crusader Missives are actually a bit off the beaten path. Head to the northern part of the Stronghold, which looks like a small square sandwiched between two different paths, you’ll likely find a few enemies. Take the time to carefully smash them — even 15 levels under you should be able to kill them eventually, depending on your World Tier — and then walk up to the gravestone. Next to it, you’ll find the Missives. Pick them up and head to the Eriman’s Pyre Stronghold.

Where to collect the Paladin Prayer Book

A Druid stands in the Eriman’s Pyre Stronghold looking for the Paladin Prayer Book in Diablo 4: Season of the Malignant Image: Blizzard Entertainment via Polygon

The Eriman’s Pyre Stronghold and the Paladin Prayer Book is the hardest part of this quest, because the Stronghold offers four choices of location, each of which has its own wave of very high level enemies.

When you get to the Stronghold, open the path northwest of the burning man in the middle of the main area. This will take you into a circular arena with some cages sitting at the top. You’ll find a chest sitting in one of the cages. Open it and it’ll drop the Paladin Prayer Book.

If you’re fast enough, you can probably do this before the enemies kill you. But as long as you’re over level 20, you can probably handle this one branch of enemies.

Where to collect the Tithe Ledger

A Druid picks up a book from some ruins in Diablo 4’s Season of the Malignant Image: Blizzard Entertainment via Polygon

Head over to the Belfry Zakara dungeon, which is on the eastern side of Hawezar.

Thankfully there are no enemies to kill here. However, the quest description is a bit confusing. The quest step makes it sound like the game wants you to dive into the Belfry Zakara dungeon, but it actually wants you to hang out by the entrance. Do not enter the dungeon. Up the stairs and to the left (the opposite direction of the dungeon entrance), you’ll find a book just sitting in the ruins.

Grab the book and take all three items back to Cormond to continue the questline.

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