Leoric's Crown is a Legendary helm in Diablo III. It requires character level 8 to drop (but the Skeleton King will drop it as of level 5 the first time he is killed in Campaign Mode, reset by starting a new Campaign).
The unique affix applies to any color of a gem, and is perhaps most useful to builds limited in power by large cooldowns. To ensure that the affix is readily available for use, the crown boasts a guaranteed socket as well.
Prior to patch 2.1, it was the only helm in game that could roll Area Damage.
Stats (Level 8)Edit
- 72-89 Armor
The crown of the Black King. The taint of his madness wafts from the metal, clinging to any jewel that comes near it.
- It is one of the three items originally belonging to King Leoric (the others being Leoric's Signet and Wrath of the Bone King, plus PS3-only Leoric's Gauntlets) that can be found outside the Horadric Caches. It is also the only item of his belongings to appear in all three games.
- Despite the fact that this item has a special effect that requires a gem, when this property was just added, it was actually possible for this item to drop with no sockets, thus making the effect completely useless without Enchanting.