Archival Studies - Act IV - Quest Lore Book Location Guide - Diablo 3

Updated on January 22, 2019

This guide will cover where players can find all of the Quest Lore Books that need to be found in Act IV of the video game Diablo 3 for the Archival Studies achievement. There are 3 books to find in the group altogether, spread through various locals, which provide lore and background information on the quest the hero is undertaking.

**Spoiler Warning**
Some of these journal entries may give away certain plot points or secrets of the game. Proceed with caution.


  1. The Destiny of the Nephalem, Part 1
  2. The Destiny of the Nephalem, Part 2
  3. The Destiny of the Nephalem, Part 3

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The Destiny of the Nephalem, Part 1

These three journals that make up the Destiny of the Nephalem series all fall out of the Angiris Repository objects which are placed in limited numbers throughout the last part of Act IV. In total, there tends to be only 2-3 reliable sources of these objects, 1-2 of which are on the Silver Spire 1 and typically only ever 1 on Silver Spire 2. These books also share the same drop as the Creation of Sanctuary journals that also fall only from the Angiris Repositories in the Silver Spire levels. Finally and rather important, is that these three books will only fall after you've collected all four books of the Creation of Sanctuary series which make up the journals needed for the Historian of the High Heavens achievement (linked above).

After you've collected the four from that set, the three from this group will fall out in order. It will take at least 3 separate games, hitting all the repositories, to collect the journals for both the Historian achievement and this one.

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The Destiny of the Nephalem, Part 2

The second journal in the series and sixth total to fall out of the Angiris Repositories. This next installment goes into further detail of the role the nephalem play in the universe, as the only ones who are capable of true choice, whereas the Angels and Demons lie far more tied to fated outcomes and actions.

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The Destiny of the Nephalem, Part 3

In this final journal entry, the last of 7 books to be found in the repositories in the two Silver Spire levels of Act IV, Itharael expresses positive anticipation at the prospect that the nephalem might one day enter the Heavens through some means, unable to leave his duties to explore the world of Sanctuary as Tyrael has done.

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