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Diablo 2 Item Guide: Elite Unique Helms in Diablo 2

by: Finn Orfano ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

A look at the elite unique helms in the Blizzard game Diablo 2.

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    Basics

    More sought after than the exceptional unique items are the Elite Unique items. For those treasure hunters that want the best of the very best, these are some of the items that are out there for you to find in the Blizzard hit game Diablo 2.

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    Elite Unique Helms

    Harlequin Crest

    Harlequin Crest is a Shako with 98-141 defense. It has a required level of 62 and a required strength of 50. It has a durability of 12. Its special buffs are +2 to all skills, damage reduction of 10%, +1-148 (1.5 for every character level) to life, +1-148 (1.5 for every character level) to mana, 50% better chance of getting magic items, and +2 to all attributes.

    It is not the same item as found in the original Diablo PC game.

    Steel Shade

    Steel Shade is an Armet with 300-345 defense with a base defense of 105-149. It has a required level of 62 and a required strength of 109. It has a durability of 24. Its special buffs are +5-11 fire absorb, +4-8% mana stolen per hit, replenish life +10-18, and +100-130% enhanced defense.

    Veil of Steel

    Veil of Steel is a Spired helm with a defense of 396 and a base defense of 114-159. It has a required level of 73 and a required strength of 192. It has a durability of 60. Its special buffs are +60% enhanced defense, +140 to defense, all resistances +50, +15 to strength, +15 to vitality, and -4 to light radius.

    Is it not the same item as is found in the original Diablo PC game.

    Nightwing's Veil

    Nightwing's Veil is a Spired helm with a defense of 304-352 and a base defense of 114-159. It has a required level of 67 and a required strength of 96. It has a durability of 40. Its special buffs are +90-120% enhanced defense, +2 to all skills, +8-15% to cold skill damage, half freeze duration, requirements -50%, +10-20 to dexterity, and +5-9 cold absorb.

    Andariel's Visage

    Andariel's Visage is a Demonhead with a defense of 310-387 and a base defense of 101-154. It has a required level of 83 and a required strength of 102. It has a durability of 20. It spawns on Ladder Only games. Its special buffs are 20 charges of level 3 venom, 15% chance to cast level 15 poison nova when struck, poison resist +70%, fire resist – 30%, +100-150% enhanced defense, +2 to all skills, 20% increased attack speed, 8-10% life stolen per hit, +25-30 to strength, and +10% to maximum poison resist.

    Crown of Ages

    Crown of Ages is a Corona with a defense of 349-399 with a base defense of 111-165. It has a required level of 82 and a required strength of 174. It is indestructible. Its special buffs are that its socketed (1-2), +30% faster hit recovery, all resistances +20-30, damage reduced by 10-15%, +1 to all skills, +100-150 defense, and +50% enhanced defense.

    Giant Skill

    Giant Skill is a Bone visage with a defense of 350-477 with a base defense of 100-157. It has a required level of 65 and a required strength of 106. It has a durability of 40. Its special buffs are that its socketed (1-2), +25-35 to strength, knockback, 10% chance of a crushing blow, and +250-320 defense.