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Diablo 2 Resurrected Top 10 Best Items For PVP Builds (All Classes Usable)

11/22/2021 6:27:55 PM

Whether dueling is what you originally set out to do in Diablo 2 Resurrected or whether you're just looking for something different to do after you found all the items that your heart desires, some good old player versus player can be pretty enjoyable in Diablo 2 Resurrected, a lot of people been asking about what types of items that they should aim for or try to collect along the way. So in this guide, we are going to look at 10 of the top items that we suggest collecting for almost any PVP build. These items that we'll talk about are not only good for likely the PVP build that you want to make, but also they're good for so many of them that you're not really pigeonholed into one build when you get them.

Best Gears & Runewords For All PVP Builds in Diablo 2 Resurrected

Let's dive into this list and talk about the Top 10 items that we would suggest getting for player versus player in D2R:

Top 1 - Stormshield

This item is really good in player versus player. The best way to absorb damage in PVP is to not get hit in the first place, there are many different setups that require or really just benefit from having max block, this shield not only has a really high block percent on it, but also has that nice added ability of damage reduced by 35. In any build that you're going to need max block for, you're probably also going to want to reduce the amount of physical damage that you take. For example, if you're going up against an Amazon or a Barbarian, they're going to want to hit you with a physical attack, so the fact that this shield has a high block percent and a very nice bonus to damage is reduced by. It is really good when you consider the fact that the damage reduced by mechanics in PVP is capped at 50 percent, this takes care of a good portion of that just on its own. So if you get a stormshield, you may find that you're using it on not just one but a variety of different setups for many different characters that you could build, it's a very highly desired item in PVP.


StormshieldDefense: (136-504) - (151-519) (varies)(Base Defense: 133-148)
Required Level: 73
Required Strength: 156
Chance to Block: Pal: 77%, Ama/Asn/Bar: 72%, Dru/Nec/Sor: 67%
Paladin Smite Damage: 12 To 34
+ (3.75 Per Character Level) 3-371 Defense (Based On Character Level)
+25% Increased Chance Of Blocking
35% Faster Block Rate
Damage Reduced By 35%
Cold Resist +60%
Lightning Resist +25%
+30 To Strength
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 10
(Only Spawns In Patch 1.09 or later)

Top 2 - Spirit Runeword

Spirit is an overpowerful runeword and it is a very cheap item to make, you likely already have one of these if you've progressed through the game and done any amount of magic found in the end game. This simple item actually has a lot of good things that pay off quite a bit in PVP. One attribute that a lot of people overlook is the high amount of faster hit recovery that exists on this shield, whenever you have an opponent that is trying to hit you with very high damage attacks that will automatically most times put you into hit recovery animation, so it's important to be able to recover from that quickly. Additionally, there's a huge boost to mana and to life and obviously, some resistance is on there as well. Depending on the role that you get on the faster cast rate that spawns on it, that can really help you min-max certain builds. What's more, this can be made in paladin shields and the value of it can go up substantially depending on the base that you have. It's just a very good item all around and that is not to mention all of the casters that are using it from necros, druids to sorceresses.


+2 To All Skills
+25-35% Faster Cast Rate (varies)
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage 3 Second Duration (Normal)
+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
+250 Defense Vs. Missile
+22 To Vitality
+89-112 To Mana (varies)
+3-8 Magic Absorb (varies)

+2 To All Skills
+25-35% Faster Cast Rate (varies)
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense Vs. Missile
+22 To Vitality
+89-112 To Mana (varies)
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+3-8 Magic Absorb (varies)
Attacker Takes Damage of 14 Call To Wars

Top 3 - Call To Arms Runeword

This runeword requires a home rune which may be a bit hard for some people to track down, but when you do we would highly suggest making this runeword. This runeword gives any character class the ability to cast battle command and battle orders, this will temporarily increase your skill levels through battle command and will substantially increase your life and mana through battle orders. It's almost a no-brainer for a pre-buff on a lot of builds and as we spoke about, it is actually boosted by the plus-to-skills on spirit, the more items that you have, that have a generic plus one or plus two or plus three to skills can bump up these additional skills that you get granted by Diablo 2 Reurrected items.

Call To Arms*

+1 To All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+250-290% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
+2-6 To Battle Command (varies)*
+1-6 To Battle Orders (varies)*
+1-4 To Battle Cry (varies)*
Prevent Monster Heal
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Top 4 - Stone of Jordan Ring

Speaking of the plus one to skills, there are a couple more items on this list that can also be transferred pretty easily between different PVP builds, first up is the Stone of Jordan, this is most useful or most abused on sorceress builds because of the huge boost to mana. Obviously, this ring is good because it has plus one to skills but that 25 boost to mana actually plays a pretty good part on a lot of different builds as well. When you're teleporting around trying to catch other players mana can become a problem, so instead of necessarily having to rely on mana pots to keep up with people and to deal the damage that you need to, it's good to just have a lot of mana in the first place, that's why a lot of builds prefer this. Additionally, if you don't really have a lot of problems with mana, you could swap this out with a BK or Bull Cathodes ring, it also gives you a nice plus one to skills and has a bonus to life-based on your character level. So depending on your builds, one of these rings will be just fine for PVP and most importantly you can transfer it between many different builds.

Stone of Jordan

Stone of JordanRequired Level: 29
+1 To All Skills
Increase Maximum Mana 25%*
Adds 1-12 Lightning Damage
+20 To Mana
(Spawns In Any Patch)

Top 5 - Mara's Kaleidoscope Amulet

This item gives you plus two to all skills, so it does stack on top of battle orders and this can roll up to thirty percent to all resistances. There's a lot of casters in PVP that are going to try to attack you through lightning damage, cold damage, fire damage, so it's super important to have your resistances be as high as they can be. For so many reasons, this item really good in your playthroughs or in any character that you make, but it's also very transferable to different builds in PVP.

Mara's Kaleidoscope

Mara's KaleidoscopeRequired Level: 67
+2 To All Skills
All Resistances +20-30 (varies)
+5 To All Attributes
(Only Spawns In Patch 1.09 or later)

Top 6 - Harlequin Crest Shako

The next item we would consider a temp on most builds, but it's actually pretty good if you never really move on from it and that is of course the Shako. It gives inherent plus two to all skills, stacking on top of the battle orders pre-buff. Additionally, it has damage reduced by 10, if we combine that with our stormshield, we're at 45 already, almost getting us to the maximum amount of allowed damage reduction in PVP. A lot of different builds aim for those nasty 220 circlets in their final versions of their builds, but we will tell you that a lot of them will use Shako first until they get there. To go further, some builds like VTs, smiters, certain types of paladins, hammerdins may actually just settle on the Shako regardless. Even some ES Sorcs will have this be their best-in-slot item, just because of the big boost that it gives you to mana, life, and the plus two to skills obviously. There's a lot of good things about this helmet, it's no surprise that it's highly sought after not just in PVM but it's also very transferable in PVP.

Harlequin Crest

Harlequin CrestDefense: 98-141 (varies)
Required Level: 62
Required Strength: 50
Durability: 12
+2 To All Skills
+ (1.5 Per Character Level) 1-148 To Life (Based On Character Level)
+ (1.5 Per Character Level) 1-148 To Mana (Based On Character Level)
Damage Reduced By 10%
50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+2 To All Attributes
(Only Spawns In Patch 1.09 or later)

Top 7 - Arachnid Mesh Spiderweb Sash

This is a unique spiderweb sash, not only does it have the plus one to skills but also got a very rare ability for a belt here - 20 extra cast on this belt helps a lot of builds hit very important breakpoints. In PVP, you don't really want to go in underprepared, you want to make sure that your breakpoints are pun intended on point, you might need to out telly, outrun, out cast your opponent, and you don't want to be fallen short and always want to be at an optimal breakpoint, this is one of the items that apply to various different builds and can really help you reach those breakpoints on a lot of different setups.

Arachnid Mesh

Arachnid MeshDefense: 119-138 (varies)(Base Defense: 55-62)
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 50
Durability: 12
16 Boxes
+90-120% Enhanced Defense (varies)
Slows Target By 10%
+1 To All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Increases Maximum Mana 5%
Level 3 Venom (11 Charges)
(Only Spawns In Patch 1.10 or later)

Top 8 - Heart of The Oak Flail

Many of you might seek this item out anyway in your PVM builds, but it is also very good on a lot of different builds in PVP - just about any caster build, when it comes to druids, necros, hammers, sorceresses, many of these builds have hodo as the best in slot item for their build. There are so many advantages about this item, it can roll up to 40 percent to resistances and as we talked about resistances can be super important. There are other options that some casters have in this slot but it's really hard to beat that huge boost to resistance. The 40 percent extra cast is really good as well, it just helps you sort of min-max your build and be ready to hit the maximum breakpoint that you can on a lot of different setups. It has plus three skills that's pretty insane when you consider that this item only requires a vex rune to build.

Heart of the Oak

+3 To All Skills
+40% Faster Cast Rate
+75% Damage To Demons
+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage, 3 sec. Duration (Normal)
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
+10 To Dexterity
Replenish Life +20
Increase Maximum Mana 15%
All Resistances +30-40 (varies)
Level 4 Oak Sage (25 Charges)
Level 14 Raven (60 Charges)

Top 9 - Enigma Runeword

This is an endgame runeword that we are all familiar with. Now like it or not no matter what your feelings are about Enigma, in PVP it actually opens the door for a variety of builds to exist. Whirlwind barbarians, wind druids, necros, hammerins, many of these builds wouldn't really be as top tier as they are without this item. Back in the days of classic Diablo 2, you had a couple of different builds before this item came out and those were the ones that were sort of dominating PVP; but when Enigma came out, it just opened the door for a variety of builds, this also contributes to its high demand not just in PVM but in PVP.


+2 To All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 To Teleport
+750-775 Defense (varies)
+ (0.75 Per Character Level) +0-74 To Strength (Based On Character Level)
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced By 8%
+14 Life After Each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+ (1 Per Character Level) +1-99% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)

Top 10 - Annihilus Small Charm

Unlike the hellfire torch, this small charm gives plus one to all skills, it doesn't care about what your character class is, this is just a perfect item for a lot of different builds. As you're approaching the endgame and you want to get the highest return with the least amount of spaces in your inventory or the least amount of items contributing, this is almost necessary, it can roll up to 20 to all stats and all resistances and this only takes up a one by one space in your inventory. Much like an enigma, it's not an end-all to the point where you need it to be able to duel, but it's definitely something you're going to eventually want to either trade for or just hope that declone spawns in your game, so that you have the opportunity to get one of these.

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