Dark Mage's Shade

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Dark Mage's Shade.

Dark Mage's Shade is a legendary wizard hat that can be found in Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls. This item can only be equipped by the Wizard, and will only very rarely drop for any other class.

The Smart Drop system ensures that wizard hats will usually roll with Intelligence, or at least never roll with Strength or Dexterity. Any bonus skill damage will be tuned to Wizard skills as well.

Dark Mage's Shade properties[edit | edit source]

This item has a legendary affix that casts the protective Diamond Skin skill when the Wizard drops below 35% hit points. This can be a life saver, and makes the helm more popular in Hardcore than Softcore, though it's not a huge hit in either mode of gameplay.

  • All stats listed in the database scale up to the level of this item when dropped.
  • See the sample screenshots below to see how this item will roll at level 70.

Dark Mage's Shade: Legendary wizard hat

  • Minimum Item Level: 29
  • Armor: 285–322

Primary Affixes:

  • +128–163 Intelligence
  • One of 13 Magic Properties (varies)
    • Reduces resource cost of Hydra by 1–3 Arcane Power
    • Reduces resource cost of Arcane Torrent by 1–2 Arcane Power
    • Increases Critical Hit Chance of Ray of Frost by 3%
    • Increases Critical Hit Chance of Explosive Blast by 3%
    • Reduces resource cost of Disintegrate by 1–2 Arcane Power
    • Increases Electrocute Damage by 5–6%
    • Increases Meteor Damage by 10–15%
    • Increases Disintegrate Damage by 10–15%
    • Increases Energy Twister Damage by 10–15%
    • Increases Arcane Torrent Damage by 10–15%
    • Increases Wave of Force Damage by 10–15%
    • Increases Arcane Orb Damage by 10–15%
    • Increases Ray of Frost Damage by 10–15%
  • +2 random primary affixes

Secondary Affixes:

  • +1 random secondary affix
  • Automatically cast Diamond Skin when you fall below 35% Life.
    This effect may occur once every 15–20 seconds.

The scrolls in the Yshari Sanctum speak with somber
tones of the dark mage Garesh. Could the runes on
this hat really mark it as his?

Salvages into:

Item Examples[edit | edit source]

Several examples of this item can be seen below. View more samples of the Dark Mage's Shade via DiabloNut's armory.


Gallery[edit | edit source]