As players venture deeper into the depths of hell in Diablo IV, the identity of the bloodied wolf will be top of mind.
While Diablo 4 has a deep cast of characters, demons, and angels to remember, one character stands out. The Bloodied Wolf is a character that players initially meet at the beginning of the game and will follow you and open portals throughout the campaign. As one of the most important and enigmatic characters you’ll meet, you may have wondered who they were. The following contains spoilers for the end of Diablo IV’s story.
Who is the Bloodied Wolf in Diablo 4?
The hidden identity of the Bloodied Wolf is revealed in Act 5 of Diablo IV as Mephisto, one of the Prime Evils and The Lord of Hatred, brother to Diablo and Baal and father to Lilith.
Upon the death of the angel Inarius, players will seek Mephisto’s blessing at his temple. Here, the Bloodied Wolf’s true identity is finally revealed to the Wanderer.
Neyrelle, a main ally throughout the game, will choose to trap Mephisto in the soulstone rather than use it on Lilith, which ties into the ambiguous end scene as Neyrelle travels across the world with Mephisto trapped in the stone.
The History of Mephisto
Mephisto is one of the Prime or Great Evils, which also include the demons Baal and Diablo. Master over the Realm of Hatred and mentor of the demon Belial, Mephisto plays an important role in the Diablo series as one of the main protagonists and bosses.
His legend is fleshed out in the in-game lore and the Book of Cain, the first installment of the Horadric Vault series by Blizzard Entertainment. In addition to being brothers to the other Prime Evils, Mephisto is also the father of Lilith, Diablo 4’s main villain.
Players face Mephisto in Diablo 2 as Act 3’s final boss and is absorbed by Diablo in Diablo 3 so that Diablo can elevate to The Prime Evil. Much like his previous appearances, Mephisto doesn’t use brute strength in Diablo IV, instead opting to confuse and trick humans into his bidding.
Now that you know who the Bloodied Wolf is in Diablo 4, you can head over to our Diablo IV section for more content on the game.