Zoltun Kulle
Gender Male
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Affiliation Ennead Clan (formerly)
Horadrim (formerly)
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Status Deceased
Appearances Diablo III
Book of Cain
The Art of Diablo III
Book of Tyrael

Zoltun Kulle was one of the founders of the Horadrim, but turned towards the side of darkness after the creation of the Black Soulstone. He was the most powerful mage in all of Sanctuary, and the Horadrim realized this. The forces of Sanctuary then banded together and severed Kulle's body into two jars of blood, his head, and his body.

Adventure Reaper of soulsEdit

Quest is known to be used for 1 of the 5 quests for adventure mode


The HoradrimEdit

Kulle was one of the founding members of the Horadric order with the assistance of six other powerful mages. He had a great talent in alchemy, and was a member of the Ennead Clan. After the capture of Mephisto, Diablo, and Baal, Zoltun Kulle began an invention which could imprison the Great Evils and the angels of the High Heavens, the Black Soulstone. The creation of it drove him mad, and all he could think about was completing the soulstone. Jered Cain then realized that Kulle has learned the secrets of immortality; Cain and the Horadrim hunted down Kulle and killed him, severing Kulle's head from his body and collecting two jars of his blood. These artifacts were then hidden in vaults under the Desolate Sands.Template:Fact

The Final Lords of HellEdit

Belial and Azmodan began to plot to overtake humanity. A group of nephalem battled their way through the Legion, and meet a witch, Adria, who told them of a soulstone that could trap all the Great Evils inside of it. However, they would need to find the head, blood, and body of Zoltun Kulle in order to find it. After finding the blood and fighting through the Archives of Zoltun Kulle, they came across the soulstone chamber. Kulle double-crossed the group, and the nephalem were forced to kill Kulle once and for all and take the Black Soulstone for themselves.[1]


Quick Route: Begin Act II, Chapter 8, Part 3 - 'Soulstone Chamber'. Take the waypoint to 'Archives of Zoltun Kulle'

Kulle is one of the six handpicked Boss monsters to feature an Uber appearance. His Uber appearance himself has changed little in strategy, but there are a couple things to be aware of. Firstly, he has the aid of the Savage Behemoth, which can cause trouble even for the best equipped of heroes. Secondly, his Slow Time bubbles are much worse compared to his canon encounter in Act II; they mercilessly destroy a hero's attack speed and movement, leaving him/her relatively helpless, and should therefore be escaped from as soon as possible.


Main article: Zoltun Kulle/Dialogue

Personality and TraitsEdit

Kulle possessed curiosity towards anything associated with magic. Such fascination led to many magical experiments.[2]

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  • When questioned on the subject, Chris Metzen answered that if Kulle walked into an Outback Steakhouse he would order chicken McNuggets because "he's a dick."[4]


  1. Diablo III, Act II
  2. 2013-12-08, BlizzCon 2013 – Diablo III Lore and Story Q&A Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2014-03-11
  3. 2013-02-06, Poll: Who's Your Favorite Diablo III Villain?. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2013-04-19
  4. 2013-03-15, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm interview with Chris Metzen. PC Gamer, accessed on 2013-04-19

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