How to Get 4 Socket Shield - Diablo 2 Resurrected Spirit Shield

If you want to get the Spirit Shield in Diablo 2 Resurrected, you need to get a 4 socket shield to place the appropriate runes into it. This is significantly more difficult to say than to do, because you have to go through a lot of trouble to get a four-socket shield in D2R if you’re anything other than a paladin. Fortunately, we can give you a few pointers to make the search for the shield a bit easier, and that’s exactly what we’ll do in our How to Get 4 Socket Shield – Diablo 2 Resurrected Spirit Shield guide.

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How to Get 4 Socket Shield – Diablo 2 Resurrected Spirit Shield

How to Get 4 Socket Shield in Diablo 2 Resurrected

To get a Diablo 2 Resurrected 4 Socket Shield, you’ll have to play the game on Hell difficulty if you’re any class aside from Paladin. There are only three shields that can have four sockets on them, Aegis, Monarch and Ward, and out of the three, Monarch is the only one with a remotely reasonable Strength requirement. Even then, your need a level 54 character to equip it. To make things even worse, the shield needs to be at least level 40 to roll four sockets. If you get one that has less than four, you can use Larzuk or the Horadric Cube (1 Normal Monarch Shield above level 40 + 1 Perfect Ruby + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Tal Rune) to reroll the number of sockets. Some good places to farm the Monarch shield include the Secret Cow level, The Pits in Tamoe Highland, and the Ancient Tunnels in the Lost City.

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To get the Diablo 2 Resurrected 4 Socket Shield and make a Spirit Shield as a paladin is a bit less of a nightmare. You can even get it on Normal difficulty from about the start of Act V, at which point a four-socket D2R shield can start dropping for you. Alternatively, you can use one level 26+ Normal Paladin shield and the recipe above to roll for four sockets through the Horadric Cube, or use Larzuk’s quest. An even better way is to play as a paladin on Nightmare or Hell, where a four-socket paladin shield can drop even in the beginning levels. However you acquire a four-socket shield, once you have it, place the correct for runes into it – Tal, Thul, Ort, and Amn – and you have the Spirit Shield, which grants you the following bonuses.

  • +2 To All Skills
  • +25-35% Faster Cast Rate
  • +55% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +250 Defense vs. Missiles
  • +22 To Vitality
  • +89-112 To Mana
  • Cold Resist +35%
  • Lightning Resist +35%
  • Poison Resist +35%
  • +3-8 Magic Absorb
  • Attacker Takes Damage of 14
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