It is popular for being the shield that gets four possible sockets at the lowest Strength requirement (not counting Paladin-specific shields). It is therefore the easiest shield for assembling complex four-Rune Rune Words.
Level Requirement: 54
Strength Requirement: 156
Chance to Block: 52% (Paladin) / 47% (Amazon, Assassin, Barbarian) / 42% (Druid, Necromancer, Sorceress)
Smite Damage: 12-34
Quality Level: 72