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Item sets are unique-like items from collections in distinct, named groups that give bonuses if worn together.


Set items have green names and preset stats, and receive bonuses from other items in the set when they are worn together. While some individual set items are tremendously powerful, most are not much better than good magical or rare items. The trick to using Item Sets well is to wear the best pieces from them, or to selectively combine two or more items from the same set to benefit from the partial set bonuses and hidden item bonuses.

See the Set Items category for a full listing. More information can be found on the item quality page. The magical quality levels are Normal, Magical, Rare, Set and Unique.

Set Bonus

As mentioned, each item set has set bonuses that show up when more than one item is worn. Each individual piece of the item sets also have their own, hidden, set bonuses depending on how many pieces you got, so you get both the general set bonuses as well as the hidden ones. On each item they are displayed in the modifiers as italic text.

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.

Related Set Items Information

  • You can see all the sets available in the full list of item sets.
  • You can see a a quick summary of all set items available in their respective inventory slots in the Set Items Equipment Matrix.
  • In the classic version (no Expansion) of Diablo II, the set items were less useful and the item generation system quite buggy. Take a stroll down memory lane if you have the expansion, or read up on the system if you don't: Set item generation (Diablo II).

Set Item Jewelry Rarity

There are multiple set item rings and amulets. Which one is dropped each time is calculated using the rarity odds displayed here.

Set Item Amulet Rarity

Set AmuletsQlvlRarity
Civerb's Icon137
Cathan's Sigil157
Angelic Wings177
Vidala's Snare197
Arcanna's Sign201
Iratha's Collar217
Tal Rasha's Adjudication261
Tancred's Weird277
Telling of Beads391

Figures apply to D2X, Patch 1.10+. You can see the table here to the right.

Set Item Ring Rarity

Figures apply to D2X, Patch 1.10+. You

Set AmuletsQlvlRarity
Cathan's Seal157
Angelic Halo173


It is possible to gamble Set and Unique items in Patch 1.09+. The odds are roughly 1/1000 for Set items and 1/2000 for Unique items.


Item Set Failings

Item Sets were meant to be one of the coolest features of Diablo II. There were going to be noticeable effects when the whole set was equipped, including different graphics on your character in the game, and of course huge secret bonuses.

Unfortunately, as Blizzard has admitted, this very cool concept isn't implemented all that well in Diablo II. Set items aren't good enough to wear on their own in 95% of the cases, and the set bonuses aren't that good either. But there are improvements in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

D2X Improvements

D2 Expansion, Elite Set Item

Item sets are hugely improved in the Diablo II Expansion. In D2 Classic, item sets were all comprised of normal items, none of which were especially worth wearing. There were no partial set bonuses, and even the full set bonuses weren't very good, and certainly weren't good enough to be worth tying up 3 or 4 or 6 of your inventory slots.

In the expansion all the original 16 item sets are much improved by the addition of substantial partial set bonuses. The item types are still all regular and none of those old sets will serve a combat character into nightmare or hell, but they can be useful for a spellcaster.

The expansion pack also added 16 new item sets, and those are much more viable long term. See the individual item set pages for full details, stats, and equipment recommendations.