Helms

diablo 2 helms

Diablo 2 helms come in all shapes and sizes. The head is one of the most vulnerable and important parts of the body, so protective headgear of all sorts has long been a staple of a decent suit of armor. The simplest designs consist chiefly of a tight-fitting leather or metal cap, securely fastened to remain atop one’s head. More advanced designs include faceted sides to deflect and absorb attacks, noseguards, and gorgets to protect the nose and neck, and even visors that close over the face. A sturdy helm may be one of the best investments an adventurer can make.

The Circlet and Coronet are types of headgear found only in the Expansion. Head to the Circlets page for more info on them.

Diablo 2 Helms Notes

  • Sockets: As of v1.09 in D2X you can find helms with 3 sockets only on Hell. Up to 2 sockets can be found in Normal and Nightmare.
  • Item Level: Is used in many in-game calculations, including which monsters can drop an item, what Clvl you need to be to have that item offered to gamble on it, and more. Full list of Mlvls found on Darkness.
  • Clvl Req: A character must be at least this level to equip the item.

Normal

ItemItem NamePropertiesSockets
Diablo 2 Cap

Cap

3-5 Defense
12 Durability
Str Req: None
Item Level: 1
Clvl Req: None
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Skull Cap

Skull Cap

8-11 Defense
18 Durability
Str Req: 15
Item Level: 5
Clvl Req: None
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Helm

Helm

15-18 Defense
24 Durability
Str Req: 26
Item Level: 11
Clvl Req: None
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Full Helm

Full Helm

23-26 Defense
30 Durability
Str Req: 41
Item Level: 15
Clvl Req: None
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Mask

Mask

9-27 Defense
20 Durability
Str Req: 23
Item Level: 23
Clvl Req: None
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Bone Helm

Bone Helm

33-36 Defense
40 Durability
Str Req: 25
Item Level: 22
Clvl Req: None
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Great Helm

Great Helm

30-35 Defense
40 Durability
Str Req: 63
Item Level: 23
Clvl Req: None
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Crown

Crown

25-45 Defense
50 Durability
Str Req: 55
Item Level: 29
Clvl Req: None
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 3
Circlets are a type of headgear, but have many differences. Full details Circlets here.
Diablo 2 Circlet

Circlet

20-30 Defense
35 Durability
Str Req: None
Item Level: 24
Clvl Req: 16
Magic Level: 3 **
Max Sockets:*
Norm: 1
NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Coronet

Coronet

30-40 Defense
30 Durability
Str Req: None
Item Level: 52
Clvl Req: 39
Magic Level: 8 **
Max Sockets:*
Norm: 1
NM/Hell: 2

Exceptional

ItemItem NamePropertiesSockets
Diablo 2 Cap

War Hat

45-53 Defense
12 Durability
Str Req: 20
Item Level: 34
Clvl Req: 22
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Skull Cap

Sallet

52-62 Defense
18 Durability
Str Req: 43
Item Level: 37
Clvl Req: 25
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Helm

Casque

63-72 Defense
24 Durability
Str Req: 59
Item Level: 42
Clvl Req: 25
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Full Helm

Basinet

75-84 Defense
20 Durability
Str Req: 82
Item Level: 45
Clvl Req: 25
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Mask

Death Mask

54-86 Defense
30 Durability
Str Req: 55
Item Level: 48
Clvl Req: 25
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Bone Helm

Grim Helm

60-125 Defense
40 Durability
Str Req: 58
Item Level: 50
Clvl Req: 25
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Great Helm

Winged Helm

85-98 Defense
40 Durability
Str Req: 115
Item Level: 51
Clvl Req: 25
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Crown

Grand Crown

78-113 Defense
50 Durability
Str Req: 103
Item Level: 55
Clvl Req: 25
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 3
Circlets are a type of headgear, but have many differences. Full details Circlets here.
Diablo 2 Tiara

Tiara

40-50 Defense
25 Durability
Str Req: None
Item Level: 70
Clvl Req: 52
Magic Level: 13 **
Max Sockets:*
Norm: 1
NM: 2
Hell: 3

Elite

Elite headgear is found only in the Expansion.

ItemItem NamePropertiesSockets
Diablo 2 Cap

Shako

98-141 Defense
12 Durability
50 Str Required
Item Level: 58
Clvl Req: 43
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Skull Cap

Hydraskull

101-145 Defense
18 Durability
84 Str Required
Item Level: 63
Clvl Req: 47
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Helm

Armet

105-149 Defense
24 Durability
109 Str Required
Item Level: 68
Clvl Req: 51
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Full Helm

Giant Conch

110-154 Defense
30 Durability
142 Str Required
Item Level: 54
Clvl Req: 40
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM/Hell: 2
Diablo 2 Mask

Demonhead

101-154 Defense
20 Durability
102 Str Required
Item Level: 74
Clvl Req: 55
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Bone Helm

Bone Visage

100-157 Defense
40 Durability
106 Str Required
Item Level: 84
Clvl Req: 63
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Great Helm

Spired Helm

114-159 Defense
40 Durability
192 Str Required
Item Level: 79
Clvl Req: 59
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 3
Diablo 2 Crown

Corona

111-165 Defense
50 Durability
174 Str Required
Item Level: 89
Clvl Req: 66
Max Sockets:*
Norm/NM: 2
Hell: 3
Circlets are a type of headgear, but have many differences. Full details Circlets here.
Diablo 2 Diadem

Diadem

50-60 Defense
20 Durability
Str Req: None
Item Level: 85
Clvl Req: 64
Magic Level: 18 **
Max Sockets:*
Norm: 1
NM: 2
Hell: 3

Notes: * Helms found on Normal and Nightmare can have at most two sockets. Some helms can have up to three but only when found on Hell. This refers to grey, socketed helms, not blue magical ones, Artisan’s can add 3 sockets to a helm on any difficulty level.
** Magic Level is a property found only on the four types of Circlets. You add this number to your Clvl when determining possible modifiers, thus enabling you to potentially get higher level modifiers on a Circlet than your character could on any other item in the game. See the Circlets page for more details.

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