The Season Journey requires players to complete a Set Dungeon, and to Master a Set Dungeon. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the same one, and each class has four to choose from.

I’m playing a Barbarian in Season 17, and was getting really frustrated with the Set Dungeons. The best piece of advice I can give you is to keep trying.

Earlier this Season, I was able to complete the Raekor’s Set Dungeon. Doing so was a huge relief, because I had already tried, and failed, to complete both the Might of the Earth Set Dungeon and the Wrath of the Wastes Set Dungeon.

The Raekor’s Set Dungeon wasn’t easy, but it seemed more reasonable than the other two. I don’t know it took many tries before I completed it. I was working my way through Slayer, and completing a Set Dungeon was the only thing holding me back.

One of the objectives in Champion requires players to Master a Set Dungeon. I had the most luck with the Raekor’s Set Dungeon, so it made sense that I try and Master that one.

Except, I couldn’t do it. I got really close to completing the all the objectives in the Set Dungeon, but couldn’t get them all done within the time limit. So, I started playing with variables.

  • I took the Arcstone ring off my Templar, so we wouldn’t be shooting lightning bolts back and forth. I think it was reducing my chances of hitting at least 15 enemies at once with Furious Charge.
  • I tried going different routes through the Set Dungeon. It didn’t seem to matter which way I went. I still wasn’t good enough to Master it.
  • I dismissed my Templar, who was now using a weapon that randomly summoned the ghost of a demon. Maybe that extra “helper” was killing just enough enemies to cause me to fail the Set Dungeon?
  • I removed a ring my Barbarian was wearing that had a Legendary Gem in it that shoots lightning at enemies. Maybe I was killing them too fast?

There was one thing that I got really good at. I can hit exactly 14 enemies with one Furious Charge, and then do it again, and again. This may sound impressive, until you learn that the objective requires the player to hit at least 15 enemies with a single Furious Charge 6 times.

To me, it seemed extremely unlikely that I would just randomly hit only 14 enemies so many times in a row. Either I am extremely unlucky, or there is something about the Rakeor’s Set Dungeon that was designed to make it easy to hit 14 enemies – but not 15 or more.

Eventually, I got frustrated and stopped trying to Master the Raekor’s Set Dungeon. It just didn’t seem possible for me to Master before the end of Season 17, which was coming up fast.

The good news is that I had some, but not all of, the Immortal Kings set. I had heard that the Immortal Kings Set Dungeon, and the Raekor’s Set Dungeon were the easiest ones to Master.

How was I going to get the rest of the Immortal Kings set? First, I opened all the Bounty Caches that I’d been holding (in the hopes of collecting enough to do a Conquest). I ended up with a lot of crafting materials, gems, and legendary items – but no set pieces.

Next, I took some of the duplicate Immortal Kings set pieces to Kanai’s Cube, in the hopes that I could change them into the last remaining set pieces that I needed. It took a few tries, but eventually I got the result I needed.

As usual, the player who wants to learn the location of a set dungeon needs to fight their way through Leoric’s Mansion to get a clue from a podium. The buff in Season 17 gave Ancient items more power than usual, and that power was expanded for every Ancient a character was wearing.

This means players had to remove their set pieces, put on a bunch of Ancients, and fight their way through Leoric’s Manor that way. After clearing away the Skeltons, and finding the room with the podium, players had to teleport back to town. Swap the Ancients for the set pieces, and teleport back – and you have your clue.

The Dungeon of the Immortal King’s Call is located inside the Ruins of Sescheron. It isn’t difficult to find if your Barbarian is wearing the set pieces. That said, in Season 17, it made more sense to go through the area while wearing Ancients, just in case there were monsters waiting.

But, after you teleport back to town, and swap the Ancients for Set Pieces, the Set Dungeon doesn’t take long at all to locate. To my surprise, I was able to complete the Immortal Kings Set Dungeon on my first attempt.

London Calling: Complete 1 Primary Objective and kill the initial amount of enemies in the Immortal Kings Call Set Dungeon.

Players who earned London Calling achievement got a Banner Sigil reward.

Based on how easy it was for me to complete this set dungeon, I believed that it would be equally simple to Master it. This was not so! There are two reasons why I struggled with Mastering this set dungeon.

First, this dungeon is built around the Wrath of the Berserker skill. It is a fun skill, and I enjoy using it. This skill lasts for 15 seconds, and has a 120 second cool down (if I remember correctly). The set dungeon only lasts for five minutes. This means that, at most, the players can launch Wrath of the Berserker three times.

What you need to do is be super selective about when to launch Wrath of the Berserker. Time it wrong, and you won’t be able to kill enough monsters while the skill is active to complete one of the objectives.

Players must also kill seven yellow “boss” monsters while Wrath of the Berserker is active. They are scattered all across the dungeon. Sometimes, two of them will group up, which is great if you have the skill active when you find them. If not… things get really frustrating.

But, I kept trying. There was no other option if I wanted to complete the Season Journey. I got really close a couple of times. Once, I ran out of time before I could kill off four more monsters. Another time, I almost did it, but failed to kill just one more monster before the time ran out.

Eventually, I did it. I Mastered the Dungeon of the Immortal King’s Call. My heart was pounding so fast from all the adrenaline surging through my veins. It was intense!

Call On Me, Call On Me: Master the Immortal King’s Call Set Dungeon by completed all objectives within the time limit.

It was a huge relief to have finally Mastered a Set Dungeon. Doing so got me halfway through the Champion part of the Season Journey in Season 17.

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