The Ward

In Diablo II Resurrected, The Ward is part of the Gothic Shield category and one of many unique Shields in D2R. It is one of the biggest items in the game, taking 8 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 26 to carry this item. This Gothic Shield has a Strength Requirement of 60 before it can be used.

Stats and Properties

The Ward
Gothic Shield
Defense: 112
Chance to Block: 46-56%
Durability: 40 of 40
Required Strength: 60
Required Level: 26
10% Increased Chance of Blocking
+100% Enhanced Defense
+40 Defense
+10 to Strength
All Resistances +30-50
Magic Damage Reduced by 2

Can The Ward 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 Ancient Shield. After that, it can be upgraded even further by repeating the steps and you will receive the Elite Version (Ward).
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 The Ward? 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: