Body Armor

Diablo 2 Body Armor

Diablo 2 body armor ranges from the simplest linen rags and hardened leather tunics to heavy plate armor, which only the strongest fighters can wear.

  • Body armour is socketed only in the Expansion.
  • All armor requires 2×3 spaces in Inventory.
  • The hue and color of base items in Diablo II can vary greatly, depending on the item’s modifiers.
  • 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.
  • Light Armor: 0% stamina drain and speed penalty.
  • Medium Armor: +50% stamina drain and 5% speed penalty.
  • Heavy Armor: +100% stamina drain and 10% speed penalty.

Normal Diablo 2 Body Armor

ItemItem NamePropertiesMisc Stats
Diablo 2 Quilted Armor

Quilted Armor

8-11 Defense
20 Durability
12 Str Required
Item Level: 1
Clvl Req: None
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Leather Armor

Leather Armor

14-17 Defense
24 Durability
15 Str Required
Item Level: 3
Clvl Req: None
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Hard Leather Armor

Hard Leather Armor

21-24 Defense
28 Durability
20 Str Required
Item Level: 5
Clvl Req: None
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Studded Leather Armor

Studded Leather

32-35 Defense
32 Durability
27 Str Required
Item Level: 8
Clvl Req: None
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Ring Mail Armor

Ring Mail

45-48 Defense
26 Durability
36 Str Required
Item Level: 11
Clvl Req: None
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Scale Mail Armor

Scale Mail

57-60 Defense
36 Durability
44 Str Required
Item Level: 13
Clvl Req: None
Heavy Armor
100% Stamina Drain
10% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Breast Plate Armor

Breast Plate

65-68 Defense
50 Durability
30 Str Requirement
Item Level: 18
Clvl Req: None
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 3

Diablo 2 Chain Mail Armor

Chain Mail

72-75 Defense
45 Durability
48 Str Required
Item Level: 15
Clvl Req: None
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Splint Mail Armor

Splint Mail

90-95 Defense
30 Durability
51 Str Required
Item Level: 20
Clvl Req: None
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Light Plate Armor

Light Plate

90-107 Defense
60 Durability
41 Str Required
Item Level: 35
Clvl Req: None
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Field Plate Armor

Field Plate

101-105 Defense
48 Durability
55 Str Required
Item Level: 28
Clvl Req: None
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Plate Mail Armor

Plate Mail

108-116 Defense
60 Durability
65 Str Required
Item Level: 24
Clvl Req: None
Heavy Armor
100% Stamina Drain
10% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Gothic Plate Armor

Gothic Plate

128-135 Defense
55 Durability
70 Str Required
Item Level: 32
Clvl Req: None
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 3
Hell: 4
Diablo 2 Full Plate Mail Armor

Full Plate

150-161 Defense
70 Durability
80 Str Required
Item Level: 37
Clvl Req: None
Heavy Armor
100% Stamina Drain
10% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 3
Hell: 4
Diablo 2 Ancient Armor

Ancient Armor

218-233 Defense
60 Durability
100 Str Required
Item Level: 40
Clvl Req: None
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 3
Hell: 4

* Armor found on Normal or Nightmare can have at most 3 sockets. Found on Hell can have up to 4, but never more than that specific type of armor allows. This refers to grey socketed armor, not magical Jeweler’s or Artisian’s armor. See this table. Sockets from the socketing quest are erratic, they can be more or less than the maximum for a type of armor on a given difficulty level.

Exceptional

Exceptional armor looks just like normal armor, but comes with much higher Str and Clvl requirements, and can only be found on Nightmare or Hell in D2. It can also be found in late Act 4 and Act 5 in the Expansion, where the drops of it Exceptional items are based on Monster Levels

ItemItem NamePropertiesMisc Stats
Diablo 2 Quilted Armor

Ghost Armor

102-117 Defense
20 Durability
38 Str Required
Item Level: 34
Clvl Req: 20
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Leather Armor

Serpentskin Armor

111-126 Defense
24 Durability
43 Str Required
Item Level: 36
Clvl Req: 24
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Hard Leather Armor

Demonhide Armor

122-136 Defense
28 Durability
50 Str Required
Item Level: 37
Clvl Req: 25
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Studded Leather Armor

Trellised Armor

138-153 Defense
32 Durability
61 Str Required
Item Level: 40
Clvl Req: 25
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Ring Mail Armor

Linked Mail

158-172 Defense
26 Durability
74 Str Required
Item Level: 42
Clvl Req: 25
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Scale Mail Armor

Tigulated Mail

176-190 Defense
36 Durability
86 Str Required
Item Level: 43
Clvl Req: 25
Heavy Armor
100% Stamina Drain
10% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Breast Plate Armor

Cuirass

188-202 Defense
50 Durability
65 Str Requirement
Item Level: 47
Clvl Req: 25
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Chain Mail Armor

Mesh Armor

198-213 Defense
45 Durability
92 Str Required
Item Level: 45
Clvl Req: 25
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Splint Mail Armor

Russet Armor

225-243 Defense
30 Durability
97 Str Required
Item Level: 49
Clvl Req: 25
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Light Plate Armor

Mage Plate

225-261 Defense
60 Durability
55 Str Required
Item Level: 60
Clvl Req: 25
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Field Plate Armor

Sharktooth Armor

242-258 Defense
48 Durability
103 Str Required
Item Level: 55
Clvl Req: 25
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Plate Mail Armor

Templar Coat

252-274 Defense
60 Durability
118 Str Required
Item Level: 52
Clvl Req: 25
Heavy Armor
100% Stamina Drain
10% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Gothic Plate Armor

Embossed Plate

282-303 Defense
55 Durability
125 Str Required
Item Level: 58
Clvl Req: 25
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 3
Hell: 4
Diablo 2 Full Plate Mail Armor

Chaos Armor

315-342 Defense
70 Durability
140 Str Required
Item Level: 61
Clvl Req: 25
Heavy Armor
100% Stamina Drain
10% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 3
Hell: 4
Diablo 2 Ancient Armor

Ornate Plate

417-450 Defense
60 Durability
170 Str Required
Item Level: 64
Clvl Req: 25
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 3
Hell: 4

* The most sockets possible to find in armor are 3 on normal and Nightmare, and 4 on Hell. Many types of armor can only have 2 or 3 sockets, regardless of what difficulty level they are found on. The socketing quest is erratic, it can add more or less than the maximum per difficulty level, but never more than a type of armor’s max.

Elite

Elite armor is the top of the line. It does not exist in Diablo II, only in the Expansion, and can only be dropped by monsters late in Nightmare or in Hell. Monster levels hit 90 and cap there by late Act 3/Hell, so any time after that you have a chance to have any type of Elite armor dropped.

ItemItem NamePropertiesMisc Stats
Diablo 2 Quilted Armor

Dusk Shroud

361-467 Defense
20 Durability
Str Req: 77
Item Level: 65
Clvl Req: 49
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
NM: 3, Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Leather Armor

Wyrmhide

364-470 Defense
24 Durability
Str Req: 84
Item Level: 67
Clvl Req: 50
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
NM: 3, Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Hard Leather Armor

Scarab Husk

369-474 Defense
28 Durability
Str Req: 95
Item Level: 68
Clvl Req: 51
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
NM: 3, Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Studded Leather Armor

Wire Fleece

375-481 Defense
32 Durability
Str Req: 111
Item Level: 70
Clvl Req: 53
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
NM: 3, Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Ring Mail Armor

Diamond Mail

383-489 Defense
26 Durability
Str Req: 131
Item Level: 72
Clvl Req: 54
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
NM: 3, Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Scale Mail Armor

Loricated Mail

390-496 Defense
36 Durability
Str Req: 149
Item Level: 73
Clvl Req: 55
Heavy Armor
100% Stamina Drain
10% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Breast Plate Armor

Great Hauberk

395-501 Defense
50 Durability
Str Req: 118
Item Level: 75
Clvl Req: 56
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Chain Mail Armor

Boneweave

399-505 Defense
45 Durability
Str Req: 158
Item Level: 62
Clvl Req: 47
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
NM: 3, Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Splint Mail Armor

Balrog Skin

410-517 Defense
30 Durability
Str Req: 165
Item Level: 76
Clvl Req: 57
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Light Plate Armor

Archon Plate

410-524 Defense
60 Durability
Str Req: 103
Item Level: 84
Clvl Req: 63
Light Armor
No Stamina Drain
No Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Field Plate Armor

Kraken Shell

417-523 Defense
48 Durability
Str Req: 174
Item Level: 81
Clvl Req: 61
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Plate Mail Armor

Hellforge Plate

421-530 Defense
60 Durability
Str Req: 196
Item Level: 78
Clvl Req: 59
Heavy Armor
100% Stamina Drain
10% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Gothic Plate Armor

Lacquered Plate

433-541 Defense
55 Durability
Str Req: 208
Item Level: 82
Clvl Req: 62
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Full Plate Mail Armor

Shadow Plate

446-557 Defense
70 Durability
Str Req: 230
Item Level: 85
Clvl Req: 64
Heavy Armor
100% Stamina Drain
10% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
Hell: 4*
Diablo 2 Ancient Armor

Sacred Armor

487-600 Defense
60 Durability
Str Req: 232
Item Level: 88
Clvl Req: 66
Medium Armor
50% Stamina Drain
5% Speed Loss
Max Sockets:
Hell: 4*

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