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Gargoyle's Bite

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Gargoyle's Bite is an elite Unique Javelin with an item level of ?? and a Character Level requirement of 70.


Javelins are primarily a throwing weapon, but can be used for melee combat as well. However, it's very hard to succeed with a javelin in melee since javelins do little damage compared to other weapons. Only the Amazon can viably use a javelin since she can execute all ten of her spear and javelin skills with a javelin, and can use the throwing skills at point blank range.

  • All javelins are one-handed.
  • Throwing items are indestructible when used for melee combat in Diablo II. In the Expansion all throwing items have a listed durability, and when used in melee they lose durability, but at 1/3 the rate of normal weapons.
  • In 1.10 of the Expansion the odds of gambling a Unique is 1 in 2000.
  • Unique elite items are found only in the Expansion, not in Diablo II.


  • 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.
  • Range: Goes from 1 (least) to 5 (most), and is identical for all melee weapon types. I.E. a 3 sword = a 3 spear = a 3 hammer.
  • Dmg Bonus: This determines how you multiply the item damage by your stats to reach the actual damage. Each point in this statistic multiplies your damage by bonus/100 %. For example a damage bonus of 70 is 70/100 or and additional .7% weapon damage per point. Most weapons have 100 str, which gives 100/100 or an additional 1% weapon damage per point in str.
  • Weapon Speed (WSM): A relative comparison to other weapons of the same type. 0 is the base -10, -20, etc is faster, 10, 20, etc is slower.
  • Swing Speed: The speed shown in-game for each character using this melee weapon. This speed is mostly meaningless and is included for completeness only. Characters are abbreviated to their first letters, with Amazon = Am and Assassin = As.

v1.10+ Stats

Image Name Properties Special Properties Attack Stats
Gargoyle's Bite
Winged Harpoon
86.5-102 Dmg 1H
75-89 - 98-115
122.5-145 Throw Dmg
30-36 - 215-254
Quantity 80
76 Str Required
145 Dex Required
Item Level: ?
Clvl Req: 70
+(180-230)% Enhanced Damage
+293 Poison Damage Over 10 Seconds
Level 11 Plague Javelin (60 Charges)
9-15% Life Stolen Per Hit
Replenishes 1 Quantity In 3 Seconds
Weapon Speed: -10