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Griswold's Legacy

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Griswold was a Diablo 1 merchant who made a comeback in Diablo 2 as a unique zombie to be found in Tristram. Why his legacy should be a Paladin set however is unclear.

General Notes

Griswold's Legacy is designed for a Paladin, with armor, scepter, helm and shield. This set is especially good for paladins that don't have many points in the defensive auras tree, as the ornate armor in this set gives +2 to all defensive auras.

This set is exceptionally difficult to obtain, with 3 items in the highest treasure classes in the game.

  • Item level (ilvl): Used in many in-game calculations. Monsters must be of this level to drop the item.
  • Character level (clvl): The character level you need to be to be able to wear or equip the item.
  • Hidden bonuses stack together. For instance, if an item has a bonus for two items and a bonus for three items, and three items are worn, both the bonus for two items and for three items will become active.
  • It is possible to gamble Set and Unique items in v1.09+. The odds are roughly 1/1000 for Set items and 1/2000 for Unique items.
  • Items with Rarity are expressed as a chance out of 1000. IE 78/1000 would mean that out of every 1000 set items of that base item that drop, 78 of them will be this particular one.

Weapon Notes

  • Damage Bonus: This determines how you multiply the item damage by your stats to reach the actual damage. Multiply by the listed value per 100 points in that stat. All bows are 100 Dex, almost all melee weapons are 100 Str, most throwing weapons are 50/50.
  • Weapon Speed: A relative comparison to other weapons of the same type. 0 is the base -10, -20, etc is faster, 10, 20, etc is slower, always in increments of 10. Each 10 is equivalent to an SIAS item. Previously items were listed with WSM modified by IAS on the items, we have revised this to show the Weapons base speed (WSM) before ANY IAS.
  • Range: Relevant to melee weapons only. From 1 (least) to 5 (most) in D2X. Numbers are fixed across item classes: a 3 javelin = a 3 sword = a 3 hammer, etc.

Armor Notes

Shield Notes

  • Shield Blocking information can be found on the shields page.
  • Smite damage is for the Paladin only.
  • Weight: All shields are light, medium, or heavy. In Diablo II this only matters for tower shields, which slow your running speed and increase stamina drain 10%. In D2X it will probably effect blocking speed as well as running speed.
  • shael rune doesn't improve blocking ability

This is an Expansion-only set.


Item Item Name Attributes Special Properties
X-griswolds-redemption.gif Griswolds's Redemption
(Elite War Scepter)
  • (111-125)-(129-146) Damage
  • 70 Durability
  • 78 Str required
  • 56 Dex required
  • 2 Range
  • -10 Weapon Speed
  • Socketed (3-4)
  • Clvl Req: 69
  • Item Level: 44
  • +200-240% Enhanced Damage
  • +40% Increased Attack Speed
  • +250% Damage Against Undead
  • -20% Item Requirements
    • +2 To Combat Skills (Paladin Only) (2 Items)
    • Adds 10-20 Damage (3 Items)
    • Adds 10-20 Damage (Complete Set)
X-griswolds-valor.gif Griswold's Valor
(Elite Crown)
  • 166-283 Defense
  • 50 Durability
  • 105 Str Required
  • Socketed (2)
  • Clvl Req: 69
  • Item Level: 44
  • +50-70% Enhanced Defense
  • -40% Item Requirements
  • +20-30% Magic Find
  • + 0.25 Absorbs Cold Damage Per Character Level
  • +5% Resistance To All
    • +2 To Offensive Auras (Paladin Only) (2 Items)
X-griswolds-heart.gif Griswold's Heart
Ornate Armor
(Exceptional Ancient Armor)
  • 917-950 Defense
  • 60 Durability
  • 102 Str Required
  • Medium Armor
  • Socketed (3)
  • Clvl Req: 45
  • Item Level: 44
  • +500 Defense
  • +2 To Defensive Auras (Paladin Only)
  • +20 Strength
  • -40% Item Requirements
X-griswolds-honor.gif Griswold's Honor
Vortex Shield *
(Elite Crown Shield)
  • 290-333 Defense
  • 90 Durability
  • 148 Str Required
  • 69% Chance To Block
  • 5-87 Smite Damage
  • Weight: Light
  • Socketed (3)
  • Clvl Req: 68
  • Item Level: 44
  • +108 Defense
  • +65% Faster Blocking
  • +45% Resistance To All
  • +20% Increased Chance of Blocking

* Inherent Bonus information for Class Specific items can be found here.

Set Bonuses

Partial set bonuses stack. If you are wearing three items, then you will get the bonus for wearing two items as well as the bonus for wearing three items. Full set bonuses stack on top of the partial bonuses, so if there is a partial bonus of +40 Life, and a full bonus of +40 Mana, with the complete set, you would receive both +40 life and +40 mana.

Set Attributes/Bonus Item Slots Used Item Slots Free
  • Partial Set Bonuses:
    • Wearing two items:
      • +20 Strength
    • Wearing three items:
      • +30 Dexterity
  • Full Set Bonus:
    • +50% Resistance To All
    • +3 to All Skills
    • +200 to Attack Rating
    • +150 Life
    • +30% Faster Hit Recovery
    • +20 To Strength
    • +30 To Dexterity
    • Display Aura*
One-handed Weapon
  • * The displayed Aura has no effect, other than making you look cool.