Diablo Item Guide: Rare And Unique Items In The Original Diablo Game - Armor Sets
by: Brian Healy
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 5/2/2012
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There are many articles in Diablo which are magical; some of these items are rare and some unique and these items are the most coveted of all.
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Hey... It's Magic
During the course of Diablo, players will find an array of magic items. While many of these items will be enhanced items based on standardised equipment, such as swords which deal slightly more damage, or armor which is slightly more durable or offers slightly more protection there exists some rare and even unique items.
Unsurprisingly, unique items are the rarest of all items and they each have their own names. Like other magic items they are based on base items, and can have up to six magical effects, whereas more common magic items may only have one or two magical effects. Don't be fooled by the term 'Unique item', however, as you can find more than one of them, even in the same game due to the game's random nature. When playing the single-player game, the game attempts to keep track of the unique items you have found and so attempts to drop you an item that you had not found previously.
In the game there exists are a total of 89 unique items. Eight such items are Quest Items and six cannot be found in multiplayer games and are inherent to the single game only. These items can, however, be used in multiplayer games.
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Rare and Unique Items: Armor
Because of the number of rare and unique items, it isn't possible to list them all under a single guide, so for the purpose of this guide we'll concentrate on the Armor first. In all, there are eleven rare and unique armor sets in Diablo. These are:
Arkaine's Valor (Quest Item) - Costs 42,000 - AC 25
Gives the wearer +10 Vitality; -3 Damage from enemies; Fastest hit recovery; Qualifying level to use: n/a
Demonspike Coat (Full Plate Mail - Random Item) - Costs 251,175 - AC 100
Gives the wearer +10 Strength; +50% Resist fire; -6 Damage from enemies; Indestructible; Qualifying level to use: 25
The Gladiator's Bane (Studded Leather Armor - Random Item) - Costs 3,450 - AC 25
Gives the wearer -3 All attributes; -2 Damage from enemies; High durability (135); Qualifying level to use: 6
Leather of Aut (Leather Armor - Random Item) - Costs 10,550 - AC 15
Gives the wearer +5 Strength; -5 Magic; +5 Dexterity; Indestructible; Qualifying level to use: 4
Naj's Light Plate (Plate Mail - Random Item) - Costs 78,700 - AC Item Standard (21)
Gives the wearer +5 Magic; +20 Mana; +20% Resist all; +1 Spell level; No strength requirements; Qualifying level to use: 19
Nightscape (Cape - Random Item) - Costs 11,600 - AC 15
Gives the wearer +3 Dexterity; +20% Resist all; Faster hit recovery; -40% Light radius; Qualifying level to use: 16
The Rainbow Cloak (Cloak - Random Item) - Costs 4,900 - AC 10
Gives the wearer +1 All attributes; +5 Life; +10% Resist all; High durability (27); Qualifying level to use: 2
Scavenger Carapace (Breast Plate - Random Item) - Costs 14,000 - AC -6 to -10
Gives the wearer +5 Dexterity; +40% Resist lightning; -15 Damage from enemies; Qualifying level to use: 13
Sparking Mail (Chain mail - Random Item) - Costs 15,750 - AC 30
Gives the wearer 1-10 Lightning damage; Qualifying level to use: 9
Torn Flesh of Souls (Rags - Random Item) - Costs 4,825 - AC 8
Gives the wearer +10 Vitality; -1 Damage from enemies; Indestructible; Qualifying level to use: 2
Wisdom's Wrap (Robe - Random Item) - Costs 6,200 - AC 15
Gives the wearer +5 Magic; +10 Mana; +25% Resist lightning; -1 Damage from enemies Qualifying level to use: 5
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Although in most cases, the unique armour set characteristics never change, where they are found in Diablo does change. Remember, Diablo randomly generates a new game every time you play so you can find these items anywhere and from any monster - even those annoying little ones in the early levels.
Also make sure you loot every chest, sarcophagus and barrel you can find as you never know whats inside! Next, we'll look at rare and unique helms and shields in Diablo.