Blade Barrier

Blade Barrier
def: 147-163 (155)smite dmg: 26-40 (33)lvl: 51str: 118max socket: 3

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

Compared to other shields

table of base stats
namedefensestrengthblocksocketssmite Damageweight
Heater95 - 110 (102.5)7722216 - 30 (23)Light
Luna108 - 123 (115.5)10020217 - 29 (23)Light
Hyperion119 - 135 (127)12724314 - 32 (23)Medium
Monarch133 - 148 (140.5)15622412 - 34 (23)Light
Blade Barrier147 - 163 (155)11820326 - 40 (33)Light
Aegis145 - 161 (153)21924418 - 28 (23)Heavy
Troll Nest158 - 173 (165.5)10620324 - 38 (31)Light
Ward153 - 170 (161.5)18524411 - 35 (23)Medium

How to upgrade a Blade Barrier

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

low quality Blade Barrierlow quality Blade Barrier
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el runeel rune
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any chipped gemany chipped gem
normal quality Blade Barriernormal quality Blade Barrier

How to add sockets to a Blade Barrier

You can add sockets to a Blade Barrier by giving the item to Larzuk as a quest reward. Larzuk will always add 3 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 Blade Barriernormal Blade Barrier
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tal runetal rune
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amn runeamn rune
+
perfect rubyperfect ruby
socketed Blade Barriersocketed Blade Barrier

This recipes will add between 1 and 3 sockets to the item. The game will roll a 6 sided dice, if it rolls higher than 3, the maximum amount of sockets is chosen.

amount of sockets for a Blade Barrier
rollsocketsodds
11 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
22 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
33 socket (max)4 in 6 (66.67%)
43 socket (max)4 in 6 (66.67%)
53 socket (max)4 in 6 (66.67%)
63 socket (max)4 in 6 (66.67%)

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 Blade Barrier
iLvl 0-25iLvl 26-40iLvl 41 and up
333

Runewords you can make in a Blade Barrier

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
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)
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)