Swordback Hold

In Diablo II Resurrected, Swordback Hold is part of the Spiked Shield category and one of many unique Shields in D2R. It is a relatively big item, taking 6 Blocks of space if you want to store it in the inventory or stash. Your character needs to reach at least the Required Level of 15 to carry this item. This Spiked Shield has a Strength Requirement of 30 before it can be used.

Stats and Properties

Swordback Hold
Spiked Shield
Defense: 43-51
Chance to Block: 50-60%
Durability: 40 of 40
Required Strength: 30
Required Level: 15
20% Increased Chance of Blocking
50% Chance of Open Wounds
+30-60% Enhanced Defense
+10 Defense
Attacker Takes Damage of 10

Can Swordback Hold be Upgraded?

This is the normal version of this Shield. It can be upgraded to the exceptional version by putting it into the Horadric Cube. After hitting the transmute button it will be called Barbed Shield. After that, it can be upgraded even further by repeating the steps and you will receive the Elite Version (Blade Barrier).
Note: If this item can have sockets, you might be able to get some runes and get one of the runewords as a result - if you place them in the correct order. Have a look at our builds to find out which items make the most sense for the character you're currently playing.

What's the worth of Swordback Hold? How can I trade it in D2R?

Below is a list of variations we can get for you from our network of trusted trade partners: