Paladin Items

diablo 2 paladin items

Diablo 2 Paladin Items are 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 Paladin Skill Tree prefixes, which may be used by classes other than the Paladin without benefiting from the skill modifiers, and Scepters, which can possess inherent bonuses of +1–3 skill points to up to three Paladin skills from any of his skill trees.

Paladins get special shields for their class-specific items in the Expansion. These shields can have inherent bonuses to individual Paladin skills, just like scepters, and can also have +to skill trees or all Pal skills. In addition, paladin shields often have +to all resistances as an inherent property. This bonus can range from 5–45% resist all, and you can get resistance affixes and even socket diamonds on top of that.

Notes

  • All Paladin-only shields can have +1–3 points in up to 3 individual skills from all three of his skill trees.
  • The Block listed here is Base Blocking.
  • The hue and color of base items in Diablo 2 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: Your character must be this level or higher 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.
  • Smite Damage: Only Paladins have the Smite skill, so only they see this damage. It’s only of importance to other characters when considering a trade.

Normal Paladin Items

Each Paladin shield will have one of the following bonuses. The percent chance of getting each one is based on the monster dropping the shield being of a high enough level to generate any of the mods.

ItemInherent Bonuses
Targe
Rondache
Heraldic Shield
Aerin Shield
Crown Shield
19.0% – Shimmering (+5-10% Resist All) – Ilvl 1, Clvl 3.
16.7% – Rainbow (+8–15% Resist All) – Ilvl 18, Clvl 13.
14.3% – Scintillating, (+16–30% Resist All) – Ilvl 28, Clvl 21.
12.0% – Prismatic, (+25–35% Resist All) – Ilvl 39, Clvl 31.
9.5% – Chromatic, (+35–45% Resist All) – Ilvl 50, Clvl 42. (magic-only)7.1% – Sharp (+15–30AR, +10–20% Dmg) – Ilvl 10, Clvl 5.
7.1% – Fine (+31–60 AR, +21–30% Dmg) – Ilvl 18, Clvl 13.
4.8% – Warrior’s (+61–80AR, +31–40% Dmg) – Ilvl 30, Clvl 23.
4.8% – Soldier’s (+81–100AR, +41–50% Dmg) – Ilvl 42, Clvl 34.
4.8% – Knight’s (+101–121AR, +51–65% Dmg) – Ilvl 50, Clvl 42.
ItemNamePropertiesMisc Stats
Diablo 2 Targe

Targe

Defense 8–12
Durability: 20
Str Required: 16
Smite Dmg: 2–6
Item Level: 4
Clvl Req: 3
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 10%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Rondache Shield

Rondache

Defense 10-18
Durability: 30
Str Required: 26
Smite Dmg: 2–8
Item Level: 8
Clvl Req: 6
Sockets: 1-4
Block: 15%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Heraldic Shield

Heraldic Shield

Defense 16–26
Durability: 40
Str Required: 40
Smite Dmg: 3–9
Item Level: 16
Clvl Req: 12
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 20%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×4
Diablo 2 Aerin Shield

Aerin Shield

Defense 26–36
Durability: 50
Str Required: 50
Smite Dmg: 4–10
Item Level: 20
Clvl Req: 15
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 22%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×4
Diablo 2 Crown Shield

Crown Shield

Defense 30–40
Durability: 60
Str Required: 65
Smite Dmg: 4–12
Item Level: 24
Clvl Req: 18
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 25%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2

Exceptional

Exceptional shields can be found in Acts 4–5 Normal, and then all through Nightmare and Hell.

Each Paladin shield will have one of the following bonuses. The percent chance of getting each one is based on the monster dropping the shield being of a high enough level to generate any of the mods.

ItemInherent Bonuses
Akaran Targe
Akaran Rondache
Protector Shield
Gilded Shield
Royal Shield
19.0% – Shimmering (+5–10% Resist All) – Ilvl 1, Clvl 3.
16.7% – Rainbow (+8–15% Resist All) – Ilvl 18, Clvl 13.
14.3% – Scintillating, (+16–30% Resist All) – Ilvl 28, Clvl 21.
12.0% – Prismatic, (+25–35% Resist All) – Ilvl 39, Clvl 31.
9.5% – Chromatic, (+35–45% Resist All) – Ilvl 50, Clvl 42. (magic-only)7.1% – Sharp (+15–30AR, +10–20% Dmg) – Ilvl 10, Clvl 5.
7.1% – Fine (+31–60 AR, +21–30% Dmg) – Ilvl 18, Clvl 13.
4.8% – Warrior’s (+61–80AR, +31–40% Dmg) – Ilvl 30, Clvl 23.
4.8% – Soldier’s (+81–100AR, +41–50% Dmg) – Ilvl 42, Clvl 34.
4.8% – Knight’s (+101–121AR, +51–65% Dmg) – Ilvl 50, Clvl 42.
ItemNamePropertiesMisc Stats
Diablo 2 Targe

Akaran Targe

Defense 101–125
Durability: 20
Str Required: 44
Smite Dmg: 12–16
Item Level: 35
Clvl Req: 26
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 10%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Rondache Shield

Akaran Rondache

Defense: 113–137
Durability: 30
Str Required: 59
Smite Dmg: 15–20
Item Level: 40
Clvl Req: 30
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 15%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Heraldic Shield

Protector Shield

Defense: 129-153
Durability: 40
Str Required: 69
Smite Dmg: 18–24
Item Level: 46
Clvl Req: 34
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 20%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×4
Diablo 2 Aerin Shield

Gilded Shield

Defense:144-168
Durability: 50
Str Required: 89
Smite Dmg: 20–28
Item Level: 51
Clvl Req: 38
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 22%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×4
Diablo 2 Crown Shield

Royal Shield

Defense 156–181
Durability: 60
Str Required: 114
Smite Dmg: 24–32
Item Level: 55
Clvl Req: 41
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 25%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2

Elite

Elite Paladin shields can be found in Acts 3–5 Nightmare, and then all through Hell.

Each Paladin shield will have one of the following bonuses. The percent chance of getting each one is based on the monster dropping the shield being of a high enough level to generate any of the mods.

ItemInherent Bonuses
Sacred Targe
Sacred Rondache
Kurast Shield
Zakarum Shield
Vortex Shield
19.0% – Shimmering (+5–10% Resist All) – Ilvl 1, Clvl 3.
16.7% – Rainbow (+8–15% Resist All) – Ilvl 18, Clvl 13.
14.3% – Scintillating, (+16–30% Resist All) – Ilvl 28, Clvl 21.
12.0% – Prismatic, (+25–35% Resist All) – Ilvl 39, Clvl 31.
9.5% – Chromatic, (+35–45% Resist All) – Ilvl 50, Clvl 42. (magic-only)7.1% – Sharp (+15–30AR, +10–20% Dmg) – Ilvl 10, Clvl 5.
7.1% – Fine (+31–60 AR, +21–30% Dmg) – Ilvl 18, Clvl 13.
4.8% – Warrior’s (+61–80AR, +31–40% Dmg) – Ilvl 30, Clvl 23.
4.8% – Soldier’s (+81–100AR, +41–50% Dmg) – Ilvl 42, Clvl 34.
4.8% – Knight’s (+101–121AR, +51–65% Dmg) – Ilvl 50, Clvl 42.
ItemPropertiesNameMisc Stats
Diablo 2 Targe

Sacred Targe

Defense: 126–158
Durability: 45
Str Required: 86
Smite Dmg: 22–70*
Item Level: 63
Clvl Req: 47
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 30%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Rondache Shield

Sacred Rondache

Defense: 138–164
Durability: 68
Str Required: 109
Smite Dmg: 35–58*
Item Level: 70
Clvl Req: 52
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 28%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
Diablo 2 Heraldic Shield

Kurast Shield

Defense: 154–172
Durability: 55
Str Required: 124
Smite Dmg: 10–82*
Item Level: 74
Clvl Req: 55
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 25%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×4
Diablo 2 Aerin Shield

Zakarum Shield

Defense: 169–193
Durability: 65
Str Req: 142
Smite Dmg: 46–46*
Item Level: 73
Clvl Req: 65
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 22%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×4
Diablo 2 Crown Shield

Vortex Shield

Defense: 182–225
Durability: 90
Str Required: 148
Smite Dmg: 5–87*
Item Level: 75
Clvl Req: 67
Sockets: 1–4
Block: 19%
Speed: 0
Weight: Light
Inv Size: 2×2
  • The average Smite damages are 46, 46.5, 46, 46, and 46, respectively, so pick your Smite shield based on the other properties.

Set Items

ItemItem NameAttributesSpecial Properties
Diablo 2 Crown Shield

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

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