Burden of the Invoker is a Pauldrons piece of the Thorns of the Invoker set in Diablo III. They require character level 70 to drop.

Stats (Level 70)Edit


Burden of the Invoker
Set Pauldrons

  • 586–674 Armor


Set Bonuses:

  • Thorns damage now hits all enemies in a 15 yard radius around the Crusader. Every time they hit an enemy with Punish, Slash, or block an attack, their Thorns damage is increased by 140% for 2 seconds (2 pieces)
  • Take 50% less damage for 20 seconds after casting Bombardment (4 pieces)
  • The attack speed of Punish and Slash are increased by 50%, and these skills deal 5400% of effective Thorns damage on the first enemy hit (6 pieces)
"My trial grew more harrowing with each passing day. The thorned figure continued to ambush from the mist, armor adorned with monstrous, heavy barbs that retaliated against my attacks and threatened to impale me." — Olenna's journal

Pre-2.4 description:

A number of ancient Vizjerei mages infused their armor and weaponry with demon blood. The dark powers inherent in these implements often twisted the sorcerers into instruments of torment, destroying everyone around them.