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Black Hades

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Black Hades is an exceptional Unique Body Armor with an item level of 61 and a Character Level requirement of 53.


At times not even the most skillful of warriors can evade a weapon blow, and only his or her armor stands between blade and flesh. A piece of armor is simply any article of clothing worn upon the person that is designed to protect and defend against attack. They range from the simplest linen rags and hardened leather tunics to heavy plate armor, which only the strongest fighters can wear.

Finding the right armor is very important. If the player lucks into one of these Unique armors, he or she will likely wear it for quite some time, since the array of modifiers is wider than are likely to be found with any mere magical armor. Only the need for a much higher Defense Rating usually pushes players to upgrade their armor.

  • In 1.10 of the Expansion the odds of gambling a Unique is 1 in 2000.
  • 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.
  • Light Armor: 0% stamina drain and speed penalty.
  • Medium Armor: +5% stamina drain and speed penalty.
  • Heavy Armor: +10% stamina drain and speed penalty.

v1.09+ Stats

Image Name Properties Special Properties
Black Hades
Chaos Armor
758-1029 Defense
70 Durability
140 Str Required
Socketed (3)
Heavy Armor
Item Level: 61
Clvl req: 53
-2 Light Radius
+200-250 to Attack Rating Against Demons
Half Freeze Duration
+140-200% Enhanced Defense
+30-60% Damage Against Demons

Prior Stats

  • v1.08: Had -2 To Light Radius, +150 To Attack Rating Against Demons, Half Freeze Duration, Attacker Takes Damage of 15, 2 sockets, 140% Enhanced Defense.