Zakarum Shield

Zakarum Shield
def: 169-193 (181)smite dmg: 46-46 (46)lvl: 61str: 142max socket: 4

A Zakarum Shield can spawn with the following invisible prefix or suffixA prefix and a suffix can never spawn together, because they belong to the same affix group. These affixes will keep the item normal, and still allow runewords to be created with it.

auto prefixes for a Zakarum Shield
prefixproperties
ShimmeringAll Resistances +5 to +10
RainbowAll Resistances +8 to +15
ScintillatingAll Resistances +16 to +30
PrismaticAll Resistances +25 to +35
ChromaticAll Resistances +35 to +45
auto suffixes for a Zakarum Shield
prefixproperties
Sharp+10% to +20% Enhanced Damage, +15 to +30 to Attack Rating
Fine+21% to +30% Enhanced Damage, +31 to +60 to Attack Rating
Warrior's+31% to +40% Enhanced Damage, +61 to +80 to Attack Rating
Soldier's+41% to +50% Enhanced Damage, +81 to +100 to Attack Rating
Knight's+51% to +65% Enhanced Damage, +101 to +121 to Attack Rating

A superior Zakarum Shield can spawn with +5% to +15% Enhanced Defense and/or Increase Maximum Durability 10% to 15%.

Compared to other paladin shields

table of base stats
namedefensestrengthblocksocketssmite Damageweight
Sacred Targe126 - 158 (142)8630422 - 70 (46)Light
Sacred Rondache138 - 164 (151)10928435 - 58 (46.5)Light
Kurast Shield154 - 172 (163)12425410 - 82 (46)Light
Zakarum Shield169 - 193 (181)14222446 - 46 (46)Light
Vortex Shield182 - 225 (203.5)1481945 - 87 (46)Light

How to upgrade a Zakarum Shield

Transmute low quality armor, an El rune, and a chipped gem to create normal quality armor of the same type.

low quality Zakarum Shield
low quality Zakarum Shield
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el rune
el rune
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any chipped gem
any chipped gem
normal quality Zakarum Shield
normal quality Zakarum Shield

How to add sockets to a Zakarum Shield

You can add sockets to a Zakarum Shield by giving the item to Larzuk as a quest reward. Larzuk will always add 4 sockets (if the iLevel is high enough), the maximum. You can also add sockets with the following horadric cube recipe. This recipes will not work for low quality items.

Transmute normal shield, a Tal rune, an Amn rune, and a Perfect Ruby to create a socketed shield of the same type.

normal Zakarum Shield
normal Zakarum Shield
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tal rune
tal rune
+
amn rune
amn rune
+
perfect ruby
perfect ruby
socketed Zakarum Shield
socketed Zakarum Shield

This recipes will add between 1 and 4 sockets to the item. The game will roll a 6 sided dice, if it rolls higher than 4, the maximum amount of sockets is chosen.

amount of sockets for a Zakarum Shield
rollsocketsodds
11 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
22 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
33 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
44 socket (max)3 in 6 (50%)
54 socket (max)3 in 6 (50%)
64 socket (max)3 in 6 (50%)

The maximum amount of sockets an item can roll with depends on the iLevel of the item. The iLevel is equal to the monster level (mLevel) the item dropped from, the mLevel is equal to the area level (aLevel). Champions will have an mLevel of aLevel+2, Uniques and their minions aLevel+3, and Super Uniques will have a predefined mLevel.

possible sockets for a Zakarum Shield
iLvl 0-25iLvl 26-40iLvl 41 and up
344

Runewords you can make in a Zakarum Shield

base sockets
Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Level
Stats
Ancient's Pledge3 socketsshield
ral + ort + tal
21
+50% Enhanced DefenseCold Resist +43%Lightning Resist +48% (ort)Fire Resist +48% (ral)Poison Resist +48% (tal)10% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
Spirit4 socketsshieldsword
tal + thul + ort + amn
25
+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)+3-8 Magic Absorb (varies)ShieldsCold Resist +35% (thul)Lightning Resist +35% (ort)Poison Resist +35% (tal)Attacker Takes Damage of 14 (amn)SwordsAdds 1-50 Lightning Damage (ort)Adds 3-14 Cold Damage (thul)+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds (tal)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)
Rhyme2 socketsshield29
+40% Faster Block Rate20% Increased Chance of Blocking (shael)Regenerate Mana 15% (eth)All Resistances +25Cannot be Frozen50% Extra Gold from Monsters25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Splendor2 socketsshield
eth + lum
37
+1 To All Skills+10% Faster Cast Rate+20% Faster Block Rate+60-100% Enhanced Defense (varies)+10 To Energy (lum)Regenerate Mana 15% (eth)50% Extra Gold From Monsters20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items+3 To Light Radius
Sanctuary3 socketsshield
ko + ko + mal
49
+20% Faster Hit Recovery+20% Faster Block Rate20% Increased Chance of Blocking+130-160% Enhanced Defense (varies)+250 Defense vs. Missile+20 To Dexterity (ko)All Resistances +50-70 (varies)Magic Damage Reduced By 7 (mal)Level 12 Slow Missiles (60 Charges)
Exile4 socketspaladin shield
vex + ohm + ist + dol
57
15% Chance To Cast Level 5 Life Tap On StrikingLevel 13-16 Defiance Aura When Equipped (varies)+2 To Offensive Auras (Paladin Only)+30% Faster Block RateFreezes Target+220-260% Enhanced Defense (varies)Replenish Life +7 (dol)+5% To Maximum Cold Resist (ohm)+5% To Maximum Fire Resist (vex)25% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items (ist)Repairs 1 Durability every 4 seconds
Dragon3 socketsbody armorshield
sur + lo + sol
61
20% Chance to Cast Level 18 Venom When Struck12% Chance To Cast Level 15 Hydra On StrikingLevel 14 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped+360 Defense+230 Defense Vs. Missile+3-5 To All Attributes (varies)+(0.375*Clvl) To Strength (Based on Character Level)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)Damage Reduced by 7 (sol)ArmorIncrease Maximum Mana 5% (sur)Shields+50 To Mana (sur)
Dream3 socketshelmshield
io + jah + pul
65
10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When StruckLevel 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped+20-30% Faster Hit Recovery (varies)+30% Enhanced Defense (pul)+150-220 Defense (varies)+10 To Vitality (io)+(0.625*Clvl) To Mana (Based On Character Level)All Resistances +5-20 (varies)12-25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)HeadgearIncrease Maximum Life 5% (jah)Shields+50 To Life (jah)
Phoenix4 socketsweaponshield
vex + vex + lo + jah
65
100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On StrikingLevel 10-15 Redemption Aura When Equipped (varies)+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)-28% To Enemy Fire Resistance+350-400 Defense Vs. Missile (varies)+15-21 Fire Absorb (varies)WeaponsIgnore Target's Defense (jah)14% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Shields+50 To Life (jah)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)+10% To Maximum Fire Resist (vex)