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Diablo 2 Item Guide: Elite Unique Shields

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

A look at the elite unique shields 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 Shields

    Blackoak Shield

    The Blackoak Shield is a Luna with a defense of 322-372 and a base defense of 108-123. It has a required level of 61 and a required strength of 100. It has a durability of 129. Its chance of block for paladins is 50%, for Amazons, Assassins, and Barbarians is 45%, and for Druids, Necromancers, and Sorceress' is 40%. It has a paladin smite damage of 17-29. Its special buffs are +160-200% enhanced defense, +0-61 (0.625 for every character level) absorb cold damage, +1-123 (1.25 for every character level) to life, +0-49 (0.5 for every character level) to dexterity, +50% faster block rate, +4% chance to cast a level 5 weaken when struck, and half freeze duration.

    Stormshield

    The Stormshield is a Monarch with a defense of 136-504 to 151-519 with a base defense of 133-148. It has a required level of 73 and a required strength of 156. It is indestructible. Its chance of block for paladins is 77%, for Amazons, Assassins, and Barbarians is 72%, and for Druids, Necromancers, and Sorceress' is 67%. It has a paladin smite damage of 12 to 34. Its special buffs are 35% faster block rate, +25% increased chance of blocking, +3-371 (3.75 for every character level) defense, Damage reduced by 35%, cold resist +60%, lightning resist +25%, +30 to strength, and attacker takes lightning damage of 10.

    Spike Thorn

    The Spike Thorn is a Blade barrier with a defense of 325.6-410 with a base defense of 147-163. It has a required level of 70 and a required strength of 118. It has a durability of 333. Its chance to block for paladins is 50%, for Amazons, Assassins, and Barbarians is 45%, and for Druids, Necromancers, and Sorceress' is 40%. It has a paladin smite damage of 26-40. Its special buffs are that it has one socket, Attacker takes damage of 1-136(1.375 for every character level), damage reduced by 15-20%, +30% faster hit recovery, and +120-150% enhanced defense.

    Medusa's Gaze

    Medusa's Gaze is an Aegis with a defense of 405-453 with a base defense of 145-161. It has a required level of 76 and a required strength of 219. It has a durability of 92. Its chance to block for paladins is 54%, for Amazons, Assassins, and Barbarians its 49%, and for Druids, Necromancers, and Sorceress' its 44%. It has a paladin smite damage of 18-28. Its special buffs are 100% chance to cast a level 44 nova when you die, 10% chance to cast a level 7 lower resist when you're struck, cold resist +40-80%, slows target by 20%, 5-9% life stolen per hit, and +150-180% enhanced defense.

    Head Hunter's Glory

    Head Hunter's Glory is a Troll nest with a defense of 478-593 and a base defense of 158-173. It has a required level of 75 and a required strength of 106. It has a durability of 74. Its chance to block for paladins is 50%, for Amazons, Assassins, and Barbarians its 45%, and for Druids, Necromancers, and Sorceress' its 40%. It has a paladin smite damage of 24-38. Its special buffs are +5-7 life after each kill, socketed (1-3), poison resist +30-40%, fire resist +20-30%, +300-350 defense versus missile, and +320-420 defense.

    Spirit Ward

    Spirit Ward is a Ward with a defense of 393-478 and a base defense of 153-170. It has a required level of 68 and a required strength of 185. It has a chance to block for paladins of 74-84%, for Amazons, Assassins, and Barbarians of 69-79%, and for Druids, Necromancers, and Sorceress' of 64-74%. It has a paladin smite damage of 11-35. Its special buffs are 5% chance to cast a level 8 fade when struck, +6-11 cold absorb, all resistances +30-40, 20-30% increased chance of blocking, +25% faster block rate, and +130-180% enhanced damage.