Diablo® III

Jacob Staalek, El'druin, Tyrael and Malthael

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This is a theory on why El'druin passed through Malthael:

So playing the PS3 version, on the loading sceens sometimes it says something like
"The only moral to wield El'Druin is Jacob Staalek"

This lead me to search for who this was:
http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Jacob_Staalek

Turns out that Jacob got possession of El'Druin in 1285, the same year that D3 takes place in.
http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline#1285

But 20 years earlier is when Tyrael destroyed the Worldstone, and supposedly himself in the process.
http://diablo.gamepedia.com/Worldstone#Destruction_of_the_Worldstone
http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline#1265

Question 1: How is Tyrael alive in D3 and how does his fight/argument with Imperius happen after which he becomes moral and falls to sanctuary?

Question 2: When did Tyrael claim ownership of El'Druin again?

Theories and postulations:
When Tyrael destroyed the Worldstone, he destroyed himself too. Somehow (q1) Tyrael came back to "being" and has El'Druin.
Being that he is the proper owner of it, the sword comes back to him?
But somewhere along the line Jacob is the owner of the sword. Could it be that because of Tyrael's transformation into a mortal, the sword is not his property anymore?
Along with this, Tyrael is no longer the Archangel of Justice but has now become the Nephalem of Wisdom (http://diablo.gamepedia.com/Tyrael) and that El'Druin is a part of him:
"El'druin, in a sense, is part of Tyrael himself. It is tied to his being, regardless of what form he takes, whether it be angel or mortal. Even if Tyrael were to somehow become a full fledged human, El'druin would remain tied to him.[5]" (http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/El'druin).

So now that he is no longer "Justice", could that mean that El'Druin does not possess the same properties as before? It's absolute strength as Justice is no longer valid, therefore its not that Malthael was "righteous" in his actions, but that he is more powerful than the sword now, using his own power to escape the harm of a seemingly normal blade??
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Tyrael's body dissipated when the Worldstone was destroyed, and El'Druin went hurdling through Sanctuary. Between the events of Diablo II and Diablo III, Tyrael was reforming his physical form in Pandemonium. Jacob found the sword (or the sword found him) a little bit before the events of Diablo III. Jacob traveled with the sword for a bit, before parting ways with it and transferring ownership back to Tyrael. How this happened is still unknown, but may be revealed in the upcoming novel, Storm of Light. After that, Tyrael's transformation into a mortal happened, and then the events of Diablo III.
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11/15/2013 01:35 PMPosted by Chris
Tyrael's body dissipated when the Worldstone was destroyed, and El'Druin went hurdling through Sanctuary. Between the events of Diablo II and Diablo III, Tyrael was reforming his physical form in Pandemonium. Jacob found the sword (or the sword found him) a little bit before the events of Diablo III. Jacob traveled with the sword for a bit, before parting ways with it and transferring ownership back to Tyrael. How this happened is still unknown, but may be revealed in the upcoming novel, Storm of Light. After that, Tyrael's transformation into a mortal happened, and then the events of Diablo III.


Awesome thanks for this, it really answer question 1 and 2.

What do you think of my theory that El'Druin is no longer as strong as it was previously?
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There may be something to the idea that El'Druin is not as mighty as it once was, and that Tyrael's complicated existence has altered the sword's behavior, but I think the "righteous intent theory" is very sound.
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Worldstone Absorbed El'druin leaving it with no power to kill any god.
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03/10/2014 10:35 AMPosted by KryptedDNA
Worldstone Absorbed El'druin leaving it with no power to kill any god.

Nice necro.
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Turns out, El'druin had no effect on Malthael since he was the Aspect of Death.

SPOILER:
Turns out, you need to take on the essence of death in order to harm Malthael, and you do so in Act V right before fighting him.
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