Necromancer Items

diablo 2 necromancer items

Diablo 2 Necromancer items are effectively Diablo 2 shields. They work to block all physical and many types of elemental attacks, completely negating those attacks when successfully blocked. Shields are also an excellent source of resistance, when socketed with gems or various runes.

Class-specific items are much like other items. They have a variety of stats and types, can be found magical, Rare, Unique, and sometimes in Sets as well. The real difference is that these items can only be used by one character class, and they can have random bonuses to individual skills, much like the ones you see on wands/staves/scepters in Diablo 2. This is in contrast with magic items possessing class-specific Skill Level and Necromancer Skill Tree prefixes, which may be used by classes other than the Necromancer without benefiting from the skill modifiers, and Wands, which can possess inherent bonuses of +1-3 skill points to up to three Necromancer skills from any of his skill trees.

Necromancers get Totems for their class-specific items in the expansion. Totems were originally known as “Shrunken Heads” and you can easily see why with a glance at their graphics. These items are equipped in the shield spot, and offer low blocking, but can have inherent bonuses to individual Necromancer skills, and magical bonuses to his skill trees or even all skills. All Totems have inherent poison damage that increases with the item quality.

Notes

  • Totems can not be gambled in the Expansion, they must be found.
  • The Block listed here is Base Blocking
  • All Necromancer Totems may have +1-3 points in up to 3 individual skills from any of his skill trees.
  • The hue and color of base items in Diablo II can vary greatly, depending on the item’s modifiers.
  • 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: A character must be this level to equip the item.
  • Listed Blocking: All shields vary in blocking percent by character. The Paladin’s is always 5% higher than an Amazon/Assassin/Barbarian, and 10% higher than a Druid/Sorceress/Necromancer.
  • Weight: All shields are light, medium, or heavy. Light shields have no negative effects, medium have a -5% speed and -5% stamina regen rate, and heavy have -10% speed and -10% stamina regen.
  • Speed: A penalty governed by weight; 0 is no penalty, 5 is slightly slower running and stamina regen (but rounds to 0 anyway) and 10 is a bigger running speed and stamina regen penalty. % Faster Block Rate can lower this number to below zero.

Normal

Item Inherent Bonuses(all figures round off in game display)
Preserved Head
Zombie Head
Unraveller Head
Gargoyle Head
Demon Head
33.3% – of Blight – 2.34-7.03 poison damage over 3 seconds
22.2% – of Venom – 4.68-14.06 poison damage over 3 seconds
22.2% – of Pestilence – 12.5-18.12 poison damage over 4 seconds
22.2% – of Anthrax – 25-50 poison damage over 4 seconds (magic-only)

 

Item Name Properties Misc Stats
Diablo 2 Preserved Head

Preserved Head

Defense 2-5
Durability: 20
Str Required: 12
Item Level: 4
Clvl Req: 3
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 3%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Zombie Head

Zombie Head

Defense 4-8
Durability: 20
Str Required: 14
Item Level: 8
Clvl Req: 6
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 5%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Unraveller Head

Unraveller Head

Defense 6-10
Durability: 20
Str Required: 18
Item Level: 16
Clvl Req: 12
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 8%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Gargoyle Head

Gargoyle Head

Defense 10-16
Durability: 20
Str Required: 20
Item Level: 20
Clvl Req: 15
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 10%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Demon Head

Demon Head

Defense 15-20
Durability: 20
Str Required: 25
Item Level: 24
Clvl Req: 18
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 12%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2

Exceptional

Exceptional Totems can be found in Acts 4 and 5, and then all through Nightmare and Hell difficulty. Check the Item levels and compare to the Monster Levels to see exactly which monsters can drop which types of helms.

Item Inherent Bonuses
Mummified Trophy
Fetish Trophy
Sexton Trophy
Cantor Trophy
Hierophant Trophy
33.3% – of Blight – 2.34-7.03 poison damage over 3 seconds
22.2% – of Venom – 4.68-14.06 poison damage over 3 seconds
22.2% – of Pestilence – 12.5-18.12 poison damage over 4 seconds
22.2% – of Anthrax – 25-50 poison damage over 4 seconds (Magic-only)
Item Name Properties Misc Stats
Diablo 2 Preserved Head

Mummified Trophy

Defense 38-48
Durability: 20
Str Required: 38
Item Level: 33
Clvl Req: 24
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 3%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Zombie Head

Fetish Trophy

Defense 41-52
Durability: 20
Str Required: 14
Item Level: 39
Clvl Req: 29
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 5%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Unraveller Head

Sexton Trophy

Defense 44-55
Durability: 20
Str Required: 47
Item Level: 45
Clvl Req: 33
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 8%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Gargoyle Head

Cantor Trophy

Defense 50-64
Durability: 20
Str Required: 50
Item Level: 49
Clvl Req: 36
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 10%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Demon Head

Hierophant Trophy

Defense 58-70
Durability: 20
Str Required: 58
Item Level: 54
Clvl Req: 40
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 12%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2

Elite

Elite Totems can be found in Acts 3-5 Nightmare, and all through Hell difficulty. Check the Item levels and compare to the Monster Levels to see exactly which monsters can drop which types of helms.

Item Inherent Bonuses
Minion Skull
Hellspawn Skull
Overseer Skull
Succubae Skull
Bloodlord Skull
33.3% – of Blight – 2.34-7.03 poison damage over 3 seconds
22.2% – of Venom – 4.68-14.06 poison damage over 3 seconds
22.2% – of Pestilence – 12.5-18.12 poison damage over 4 seconds
22.2% – of Anthrax – 25-50 poison damage over 4 seconds (magic-only)
Item Name Properties Misc Stats
Diablo 2 Preserved Head

Minion Skull

Defense 95-139
Durability: 20
Str Required: 77
Item Level: 59
Clvl Req: 44
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 3%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Zombie Head

Hellspawn Skull

Defense 96-141
Durability: 20
Str Required: 82
Item Level: 58
Clvl Req: 50
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 5%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Unraveller Head

Overseer Skull

Defense 98-142
Durability: 20
Str Required: 91
Item Level: 63
Clvl Req: 55
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 8%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Gargoyle Head

Succubae Skull

Defense 101-146
Durability: 20
Str Required: 95
Item Level: 65
Clvl Req: 57
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 10%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Demon Head

Bloodlord Skull

Defense 103-148
Durability: 20
Str Required: 106
Item Level: 67
Clvl Req: 59
Sockets: 1-2
Block: 12%
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2

Set Items

Item Properties Magical Modifiers

Trang-Oul’s Wing

Diablo 2 Gargoyle Head
Ilvl: 32

  • Defense: 175-189

  • Durability: 20
  • Inv Size: 2×2

  • Usable by: Necromancer
  • Required Strength: 50
  • Required Level: 54
  • Necromancer Inherent Bonus
  • +125 Defense
  • +25 Strength
  • +15 Dexterity
  • +30 Chance to Block
  • +40% Poison Resistance
  • +2 To Poison & Bone Skills (Necro Only)
  • 3 items: -25% To Enemy Poison Resistance
  • 4 items: +15 Replenish Life

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