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Arreat's Face

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Arreat's Face is an exceptional Unique Barbarian Helm with an item level of 42 and a Character Level requirement of 50.

This in one of the best helms in the game. Huge bonuses to everything useful for a Barbarian, and only the lack of Magic Find and/or physical damage reduction makes it the hat every barbarian wants best. This hat is relatively high level for an exceptional item TC 54, and is pretty hard to find. It has a huge trade value, so if you aren't going to use it, you should try to get something good in return.


The head is one of the most vulnerable and important parts of the body, so protective headgear of all sorts have long been a staple of a decent suit of armor. The simplest designs consist chiefly of a tight-fitting leather or metal cap, securely fastened to remain atop one's head. More advanced designs include faceted sides to deflect and absorb attacks, noseguards and gorgets to protect the nose and neck, and even visors that close over the face. A sturdy helm may be one of the best investments an adventurer can make.

Class-specific items are much like other items. They have a variety of stats and types, can be found magical, Rare, Unique, and sometimes in Sets as well. The real difference is that these items can only be used by one character class, and they can have random bonuses to individual skills, much like the ones you see on wands/staves/scepters in Diablo II. This is in contrast with magic items possessing class-specific Skill Level and Barbarian Skill Tree prefixes, which may be used by classes other than the Barbarian without benefiting from the skill modifiers.

Barbarians get Primal Helms in the Expansion. These are helms with magical stats like any other headgear, and the ability to have special +to barbarian skills, as well as +to all Barb skills. Barbarians can wear them or not, it all depends on the stats found on them. A really good rare or unique helm is going to beat most barb-helms, but the possible dream mods on a Barb-helm are the best you can find.

  • Primal Helms cannot be gambled in the Expansion, they must be found.
  • Exceptional Uniques are found only in the Diablo II Expansion, not in Diablo II Classic.


  • Item Level: Chests and monsters must be at least this level to drop the item. Ilvl is used in gambling, sales and other calculations as well.
  • Clvl Req: Your character must be this level or higher to equip the item. No Uniques had Clvl requirements prior to v1.07 D2.

v1.09+ Stats

Image Name Properties Special Properties
Arreat's Face
Slayer Guard
234-363 Defense
55 Durability
118 Str Required
Item Level: 42
Clvl Req: 50
+2 To Barbarian Skills
+2 To Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+150-200% Enhanced Defense
30% Faster Hit Recovery
+20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
+3-6% Life Stolen Per Hit
+30% Resistance To All

Prior Stats

  • v1.08: Had +2 To Barbarian Skills, -15% Target Defense, +0.5 Max Damage per Clvl, +25% Enhanced Defense, +30 To Life, +1 To Warcries (Barbarian Only).