Wards are the elite versions of Gothic Shields.

They are one of the best shields of Elite quality in terms of defense, rivalled by the Troll Nest. They pay for this with an extremely high strength requirement.

There is a unique Gothic Shield called The Ward which may have had an influence on the name.



Defense: 153 to 170
Level Requirement: 63
Strength Requirement: 185
Chance to Block: 54% (Paladin) / 49% (Amazon, Assassin, Barbarian) / 44% (Druid, Necromancer, Sorceress)
Durability: 100
Max Sockets: 4
Smite damage: 11 to 35
Type: Medium
Quality level: 84

See alsoEdit

Diablo II Shields
Normal Shields — BucklerSmall ShieldLarge ShieldKite ShieldSpiked ShieldTower ShieldBone ShieldGothic Shield
Exceptional Shields — DefenderRound ShieldScutumDragon ShieldBarbed ShieldPaviseGrim ShieldAncient Shield
Elite Shields — HeaterLunaHyperionMonarchBlade BarrierAegisTroll NestWard

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