Diablo Item Guide: Helmets and Shields – Rare and Unique Helmets and Shields in the Original Diablo Game

Overview

So, your demon-slaying Diablo character might be running around in the best magical armor available, but armor in itself isn’t enough to successfully protect against Diablo’s minions. A helmet and shield are important compliments to any set of armor and helps provides greater protection for your character.In Diablo, there are 9 rare and unique helmets and six rare and unique shields. Three of the helms are Quest-only items, while the remainder plus all the shields can be found randomly throughout the game.

Rare and Unique Helmets

Fool’s Crest (Helm – Random Item) – Costs 10,150

Gives the wearer -4 all attributes; +100 Life; +1 to +6 damage from enemies; 1-3 damage to attacker

Qualifying level to use: 12

Gotterdamerung (Great Helm – Random Item) – Costs 54,900 – AC 60

Gives the wearer +20 All attributes; All resistances 0%; -4 Damage from enemies; -40% Light radius

Qualifying level to use: 21

Harlequin Crest (Helm – Quest Item) – Costs 4,000 – AC -3

Gives the wearer +2 All attributes; +7 Mana; +7 Life; -1 Damage from enemies

Qualifying level to use: n/a

Helm of Spirits (Helm – Random Item) – Costs 7,525

Gives the wearer 5% Steal life

Qualifying level to use: 1

Overlord’s Helm (Helm – Random Item) – Costs 12,500

Gives the wearer +20 Strength; -20 Magic; +15 Dexterity; +5 Vitality; Altered durability (15)

Qualifying level to use: 7

Royal Circlet (Crown – Random Item) – Costs – 24,875 – AC 40

Gives the wearer +10 All attributes; +40 Mana; +10% Light radius

Qualifying level to use: 27

Thinking Cap (Skull Cap – Random Item) – Costs 2,020

Gives the wearer +30 Mana; +20% Resist all; +2 Spell levels; Altered durability (1)

Qualifying level to use: 6

The Undead Crown (Crown – Quest Item ) – Costs 16,650 – AC 8

Gives the wearer 0-12.5% Steal life

Qualifying level to use: n/a

Veil of Steel (Great Helm – Quest Item) – Costs 63,800

Gives the wearer +15 Strength; +15 Vitality; -30 Mana; +60% Armor; +50% Resist all; -20% Light radius

Qualifying level to use: n/a

Rare and Unique Shields

Blackoak Shield (Small Shield – Random Item) – Costs 5,725 – AC 18

Gives the wearer +10 Dexterity; -10 Vitality; -10% Light radius; High durability (60)

Qualifying level to use: 4

The Deflector (Buckler – Random Item) – Costs 1,500 – AC 7

Gives the wearer +10% Resist all; -20% Damage; -5% To hit

Qualifying level to use: 1

Dragon’s Breach (Kite Shield – Random Item) – Costs 19,200 – AC 20

Gives the wearer +5 Strength; -5 Magic; +25% Resist fire; Indestructible

Qualifying level to use: 2

Holy Defender (Large Shield – Random Item) – Costs 13,800 – AC 15

Gives the wearer -2 Damage from enemies; +20% Resist fire; Fast block; High durability (96)

Qualifying level to use: 10

Split Skull Shield (Buckler – Random Item) – Costs 2,025 – AC 10

Gives the wearer +10 Life; +2 Strength; -10% Light radius; Altered durability (15)

Qualifying level to use: 1

Stormshield (Gothic or Tower Shield – Random Item) – Costs 49,000 – AC 40

Gives the wearer +4 Damage from enemies; +10 Strength; Fast block; Indestructible

Qualifying level to use: 24

Being protected against Diablo’s minions is one thing, despatching them is another and in the next part of this guide to the original Diablo game, we’ll look at the rare and unique weapons available in the game – of which there are many!

This post is part of the series: Diablo Rare Items & Weapons

A collection of guides to rare and unique items in the original Diablo game.
  1. Diablo Item Guide: Rare And Unique Items In The Original Diablo Game – Armor Sets
  2. Diablo Item Guide: Rare And Unique Weapons In The Original Diablo Game – Swords
  3. Diablo Item Guide: Rare And Unique Weapons In The Original Diablo Game – Clubs
  4. Diablo Item Guide: Rare And Unique Weapons In The Original Diablo Game – Axes
  5. Diablo Item Guide: Rare And Unique Items In The Original Diablo Game – Helmets & Shields