Diablo 3 Items

Welcome to the Diablo 3 Items section. This section is still being developed, so check back soon for more updates. Thanks to MisterStabby for the guide to the Diablo 3 Affixes.

Diablo 3 uses a similar system of types and tiers from Diablo 2.

The Base Stats

-Grants 1 point of armor per point
-Increases damage for barbarians by 1% per point ex: 1337 strength would result in 1337% extra damage; if said barbarian normally hit 100, they would then hit 1437 (not a typo ;])

-Grants some dodge per point, starting at .1%; grants less at higher levels of dexterity
-Increases damage for monks and demon hunters by 1% per point

-Grants .1 point of resistance per point
-Increases damage for Wizards and Witch Doctors by 1% per point

-Grants 10 points of health per point; increased if character has % health affixes
-For ever level past 35, vitality grants an extra point of health. ex: at level 36, it will give 11 hp/point, and at lvl 37 it will give 12 hp/point



Determined by taking the average of the maximum hit and the minimum hit ((min+max)/2) and multiplying it by the attacks per second.


Damage on weapons is randomly selected for maximum and minimum values from a pool.

For example: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/hand-axe
The axe's minimum damage will range from 2 to 3, and the maximum will range from 3 to 4. At this time I am 99% positive that the minimum damage will NEVER equal the maximum damage, ex: the axe will not roll a 3 for minimum, and a 3 for maximum. If the minimum rolled a 3, them max would have to be 4 (the only remaining number from the range 3-4 including all whole numbers).

Attack Speed

Attack speed in Diablo 3 is displayed in attacks per second. This is constant value for all item types other than select legendaries. It is affected by attack speed affixes. If you desire to know the attack speed in the amount of seconds it take per hit, take the inverse of the attacks per second (1 divide by the attacks per second).


Note: like damage and armor, all affixes are randomly selected from a pool for each item (except legendaries) the values for each affix are then also randomly selected from a range of possible values (INCLUDING legendaries).

Additional Damage

Minimum damage: Added to the base minimum rolled by the weapon.
Maximum damage: Added to the base maximum rolled by the weapon.
Damage %: Multiplied by the maximum and minimum damage on the weapon.

Elemental damage:

Each of the possible elemental damage affixes, if they happen to be rolled onto a weapon, are also rolled from a range of minimum and maximum damage.

Note: The elemental damage is already added to the maximum and minimum damage vales of the weapon when found.

The various types of elemental damage all provide special bonuses when the weapon they are applied to scores a critical hit. Note: this does not affect spells for the witch doctor and wizard, as their damage is already of a specific damage type. An example of a possible exception is spectral blade, which normally deals physical damage.

Arcane: critical hits cause a silence effect, preventing spell casts
Fire: critical hits cause a fire damage over time effect to be applied to the target
Cold: critical hits cause the target to be frozen for a short time
Lightning: critical hits cause the target to be stunned for 2 seconds (?)
Holy: Unknown (extra damage to undead regardless of critical?)
Poison: Unknown (I believe it simply applies a damage over time effect)

Attack Speed

Increases the speed at which attacks are delivered.

Attack speed %: Simply increases the attack speed of the weapon and any skills, resulting speed is the product of original attacks per second * (1 + attkspeed%)

On Hit Affects

Life: per offensive damaging attack, gain # in health
Life steal: gain % of damage you deal as health. (put this here to keep it near life on hit)
Life on kill: gain # health per enemy death "
Knockback: % chance to knock target away on attack
Fear: % chance to cause enemy to run away in fear on attack
Stun: % chance to stun enemy on attack
Blind: % chance to blind enemy on attack
Freeze: % chance to freeze enemy on attack
Chill: % chance to chill enemy on attack (note: chills slow attack speed also, slows do not(?))
Slow: % chance to slow enemy on attack
Immobilize: % chance to immobilize on attack

Critical Attacks

Critical attacks are attacks that do 150% of normal weapon damage, or 50% extra. The base critical hit chance is 5%.

Critical hit chance: increases your critical chance by the displayed %
Critical hit damage: increase your critical hit damage by the %; NOTE: This damage is added to your critical hit damage; ex: if you found an amulet that gave 50% critical hit damage, it wouldn't cause your critical hits to do 175% damage; they would now deal double damage, 200%

Defensive Stats


Armor reduces damage taken from all sources, including elemental. Armor is also selected randomly from a range.


+ to all resistances adds an equal amount to each of these

Physical resistance: Reduces physical damage taken
Arcane resistance: Reduces arcane damage taken (shares a spot with holy resistance on the stat page)
Fire resistance: Reduces fire damage taken
Cold resistance: Reduces cold damage taken
Holy resistance: Reduces holy damage taken (shares a spot with arcane resistance on the stat page)
Poison resistance: Reduces poison damage taken


Dodge is a chance to completely avoid damage, increased by dexterity (there is no +dodge affix)

Misc. Stats

Gold find increases the amount of gold found by a set %; if you find gold piles averaging 100 gold, if you gain 25% gold find, they will instead average 125 gold

Magic find increases the amount of magical items found by a set %; this includes magical (blue) items, rare (yellow) items, and legendary (gold) items

Gold drop and health orb radius increases the distance from which you can pick up health globes or gold coins.

Class Affixes

There are multiple affixes for skills for each class.

-Reduced skill costs (fury, hatred, arcane power, spirit, mana)
-Increased critical hit chance (3-5%)
-Increased damage