Steel Carapace

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Steel Carapace is an elite Unique Body Armor with an item level of 74 and a Character Level requirement of 66.


At times not even the most skillful of warriors can evade a weapon blow, and only his or her armor stands between blade and flesh. A piece of armor is simply any article of clothing worn upon the person that is designed to protect and defend against attack. They range from the simplest linen rags and hardened leather tunics to heavy plate armor, which only the strongest fighters can wear.

Finding the right armor is very important. If the player lucks into one of these Unique armors, he or she will likely wear it for quite some time, since the array of modifiers is wider than are likely to be found with any mere magical armor. Only the need for a much higher Defense Rating usually pushes players to upgrade their armor.

  • In 1.10 of the Expansion the odds of gambling a Unique is 1 in 2000.
  • Elite Uniques are found only in the Diablo II Expansion, not in Diablo II Classic.


  • 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. No Uniques had Clvl requirements prior to v1.07 D2.
  • Light Armor: 0% stamina drain and speed penalty.
  • Medium Armor: +5% stamina drain and speed penalty.
  • Heavy Armor: +10% stamina drain and speed penalty.

v1.10+ Stats[edit]

Image Name Properties Special Properties
Steel Carapace
Shadow Plate
446-557 Defense
1296.3-1785.6 Total Defense
70 Durability
230 Str Required
Heavy Armor
Item Level: 74
Clvl req: 66
+190-220% Enhanced Defense
20% Faster Hit Recovery
Damage Reduced by 9-14
Cold Resist +40-60%
+10-15% Mana Regen
Repairs 1 durability in 20 seconds
8% Chance to cast level 6 Iron Maiden when struck