Here's What We Think Tyrael's Role Would Be in Diablo 4

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The Archangel Tyrael
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Diablo 4 is almost here and fans cannot wait for what the new iteration offers. The upcoming action RPG continues the popular saga but with a fresh perspective into Hell, and Archangel Tyrael sits in the middle of a conflict stirred by men, angels, and demons.

For those who do not know, the Sanctuary for the Nephalem came into existence thanks to the union of Inarius and Lilith (the main antagonist of the new title). The Sanctuary, by essence, is the offspring of both man and angel. And ever since its inception, the war between these entities has continued to propel toward the doom of humanity. This very conflict is the reason why the Council of Archangels met – to decide the fate of the entire human race.

Imperius wanted both Lilith and Inarius’ progeny while Auriel and Itherael wanted to save humanity. Malthael, on the other hand, abstained; thus Tyrael is left to be the deciding factor. This narrative, which will be further explored in Diablo 4, obviously puts Tyrael in a difficult position. While his role in the upcoming game is still unclear, it would be interesting to see how he would factor in future installments.

So far, there will be five playable classes in Diablo 4 and each represents a different take on the options from previous games. Each installment has offered unique approaches to gameplay, so it is very likely that Tyrael would play a significant role in the fourth game. Perhaps he will provide a hand in the battle, offering players an option to decide between angelic or demonic powers. Either way, they will for sure use this ability to serve the Sanctuary. In fact, this type of gameplay could very well fit the so-called multi-tree advancement, something Blizzard already announced to be officially included in the game.

Although the developers will for sure not jump into the rabbit hole of introducing angels and demons as classes, they are likely to have Tyrael sit in the middle of the conflict. He would have a position unlike any other in the Diablo lore. He could be a voice of reason or even a balancing act to the entire story, rather than taking sides (the latter is something he is known to have done in previous installments). After all, he now truly understands the consequences of his actions and decisions, as well as the true value of mortals (as he became a mortal himself in the story). While one should take this with a grain of salt, this is definitely interesting to see in Diablo 4.

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