Set Items Guide

Introduction

Once you finally reach the maximum character level and unlock Hell 1 Difficulty, you begin your endgame journey. Set Items are your first stop on this journey, and offer an incredible amount of character power over your old Rare items for Secondary Gear slots. Set Items can roll Exceptional, just like Legendary Items. You can upgrade these items past Rank 5 at the Blacksmith, up to Rank 10. Prepare yourself to grind Dungeons again and again in search for the perfect Set Item, because they are amazing!


Mechanics

Set Items are the highest tier item for any Secondary Gear slot, including your neck, both rings, hands, waist, and feet slots. Fortunately, Set Items never conflict with your Legendary Items like in other Diablo games, and instead offer an expansive set of choices for your build. Each Set has a two-piece bonus, a four-piece bonus, and a six-piece bonus. This means that if you wear gear pieces that belong to the same Set, that you activate the extra Set affixes. You can mix-and-match different sets together, such as getting a 2/6 and 4/6 bonus of two different Sets together, allowing you to fit your character's build and playstyle.

Furthermore, Set Items are found exclusively in Dungeons and only drop from the final boss. This makes grinding Dungeons an important end game activity. Each week, there are two random Dungeons that provide a bonus to Set and Legendary Item drop rates. These two Dungeons are found in the Codex by looking for up arrows above the Set Item icon and reset each week on Monday during the server reset.

Two random Dungeons provide bonus Set and Legendary Drop rates each week

Hell 1 Difficulty is when you first unlock Set Items, but only a few slots are available. To unlock ALL Set Item slots, you need to play on Hell 4 Difficulty or above.

Set Items are fairly rare drops and finding a perfectly rolled one can be a challenge. Because of this, it is usually more beneficial to optimize for stats rather than hunting down specific set bonuses. However, if you're lucky, you can have BOTH incredible stats and set bonuses.


Feasting Baron's Pack

Feasting Baron's Pack, or Baron's for short, is a set best used for PvP-focused builds focused around Loss of Control effects. Loss of Control includes skills that stun, slow, and fear opponents. When used correctly, Baron's gives you incredible amounts of loss of control duration, enabling you to become a PvP powerhouse.

2/6 Bonus - Increases the duration of your abilities that cause loss of control by 30%.

4/6 Bonus - Increases damage done from all sources by 15% to enemies suffering under your loss of control effects.

6/6 Bonus - Unleash a nova of ice each time you defeat an enemy afflicted by your loss of control effects, dealing 766 damage to nearby enemies and Freezing them for 4 seconds. Cannot occur more often than once every 40 seconds.

NameSlotLocation
The SubjugatorNeckKikuras Rapids (Hell II+)
The TurnkeyRing 1Temple of Namari (Hell II+)
The PrisonerRing 2Cavern of Echoes (Hell II+)
The Mailed FistHandsForgotten Tower (Hell I+)
The GaolerWaistDestruction's End (Hell I+)
The TyrantFeetMad King's Breach (Hell I+), Tomb of Fahir (Hell I+)


Grace of the Flagellant

Grace of the Flagellant, or Grace for short, is one of the best PvE sets in the game. Skills that continuously damage, do Channeled damage, or persistent ground damage are especially good for killing bosses in PvE, making this set effective in Dungeons and Challenge Rifts.

2/6 Bonus - All continual damage, Channeled damage, and persistent ground damage increased by 15%.

4/6 Bonus - Each time you damage an individual enemy 5 times, you will do 287 additional damage to that enemy.

6/6 Bonus - Each time you deal damage, you have a 4% chance to unleash a lightning strike, dealing 1724 damage to all nearby enemies and Stunning them for 2 seconds. Cannot occur more often than once every 40 seconds.

NameSlotLocation
Cut ThroatNeckDestruction's End (Hell II+)
Severed ThumbRing 1Temple of Namari (Hell II+)
Broken PalmRing 2Kikuras Rapids (Hell II+)
Bloody HandHandsMad King's Breach (Hell I+), Forgotten Tower (Hell I+)
Open GutWaistTomb of Fahir (Hell I+)
Torn SoleFeetForgotten Tower (Hell I+)

Issatar Imbued

Issatar Imbued is a set focused on speed and killing enemies, making it incredibly useful for PvE DPS focused builds. Unfortunately, since this depends on killing enemies, it's only marginally useful in PvP.

2/6 Bonus - Each time you defeat an enemy, you gain 30% increased Movement Speed for 2 seconds.

4/6 Bonus - Damage dealt increased by 2.5% for every 5% increase in your Movement Speed, up to a maximum damage increase of 25%.

6/6 Bonus - Each time you defeat an enemy, you have a 10% chance to gain an orbiting soul orb for 10 seconds, which deals 263 damage when it passes through an enemy. Cannot gain a soul orb more often than once every 40 seconds.

NameSlotLocation
Issatar At RestNeckMad King's Breach (Hell II+)
Issatar UndoneRing 1Tomb of Fahir (Hell II+)
Issatar EnragedRing 2Forgotten Tower (Hell II+)
Issatar's Open HandHandsKikuras Rapids (Hell I+)
Issatar ContainedWaistCavern of Echoes (Hell I+)
Issatar The BruteFeetTemple of Namari (Hell I+)

Shepherd's Call to Wolves

Shepherd's Call to Wolves is usable by any class in the game, but is clearly intended for Necromancers. It is possibly the best set for them in the entire game for both PvP and PvE, while all other classes have few ways to truly benefit from it.

2/6 Bonus - Your summons deal 15% more damage.

4/6 Bonus - Critical Hit Chance increased by 3% for each of your summons, up to a maximum of 18%.

6/6 Bonus - Your summons enter a frenzied state for 10 seconds each time one of them critically hits. The frenzied state increases their damage and Attack Speed by 100%. Cannot occur more often than once every 40 seconds.

NameSlotLocation
Shepherd and ArchitechNeckTemple of Namari (Hell II+)
Shepherd and MotherRing 1Mad King's Breach (Hell II+)
Shepherd and FatherRing 2Cavern of Echoes (Hell II+)
Shepherd and BeastmasterHandsTomb of Fahir (Hell I+)
Shepherd and BegetterWaistKikuras Rapids (Hell I+)
Shepherd and LeaderFeetDestruction's End (Hell I+)

Untouchable Mountebank

Untouchable Mountebank is a set focused on shields and survival. This might be a good set for endgame PvE Raids, but we will have to see exactly where this lands as the game's meta develops.

2/6 Bonus - Each time you take damage, you have a 20% chance to gain a shield that absorbs damage equal to 13% of your maximum Life. Cannot occur more often than once every 9 seconds.

4/6 Bonus - Shield's damage absorption increased to 33% of your maximum Life, and you can move unhindered through enemies while this shield is active.

6/6 Bonus - Your shield has a 25% chance when it expires to explode for 40% of your maximum Life in damage to all nearby enemies.

NameSlotLocation
Mountebank's FlourishNeckTomb of Fahir (Hell II+)
Mountebank's MisdirectionRing 1Destruction's End (Hell II+)
Mountebank's MarvelRing 2Kikuras Rapids (Hell II+)
Mountebank's ShirkingHandsCavern of Echoes (Hell I+)
Mountebank's BravadoWaistMad King's Breach (Hell I+)
Mountebank's SlynessFeetForgotten Tower (Hell I+)

Vithu's Urges

Vithu's Urges is a set specifically designed for support builds in group Dungeons, Challenge Rifts, or Raids. Your support teammates will extend their buffs and attack speed, and gain an incredible Life Drain.

2/6 Bonus - Increases the duration of all beneficial effects on you or your party members by 30%.

4/6 Bonus - Increases the target's Attack Speed by 30% for 3 seconds each time you use a skill to grant a beneficial effect to yourself or a party member.

6/6 Bonus - Each time you use a skill to buff yourself or a party member, creates an area of apotheosis for 10 seconds that grants 15% Life Drain to yourself and any party members within the area. Cannot occur more often than once every 40 seconds.

NameSlotLocation
Awakener's UrgeNeckDestruction's End (Hell II+)
Shameless UrgeRing 1Mad King's Breach (Hell II+), Temple of Namari (Hell II+)
Modest UrgeRing 2Kikuras Rapids (Hell II+)
Luminary's UrgeHandsMad King's Breach (Hell I+)
Exemplar's UrgeWaistTomb of Fahir (Hell I+)
Beacon's UrgeFeetForgotten Tower (Hell I+)

War Rags of Shal'baas

War Rags of Shal'baas or Shalbaas, is a set focused on making your Primary as powerful as possible. This is fairly powerful for many classes, but particularly for Demon Hunter with Crossbow Shot and Necromancer with Soulfire. Combine this with the Vengeance Stone Family Bonus to become a machine gun of double-damage Primary Attacks.

2/6 Bonus - Primary Attack Damage increased by 15%.

4/6 Bonus - Your Primary Attacks gradually increase your Attack Speed, up to a maximum of 25%.

6/6 Bonus - Your Primary Attacks have a chance to increase your Attack Speed for 10 seconds, cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.

NameSlotLocation
Burning Heart of Shal'baasNeckForgotten Tower (Hell II+)
Resting Fangs of Shal'baasRing 1Destruction's End (Hell II+)
Braided Serpent of Shal'baasRing 2Tomb of Fahir (Hell II+)
Dozen Strikes of Shal'baasHandsTemple of Namari (Hell I+)
Storm-Tack of Shal'baasWaistMad King's Breach (Hell I+)
Wind-trods of Shal'baasFeetCavern of Echoes (Hell I+)

Windloft Perfection

Windloft Perfection is an end-game focused set that makes your character both fast AND powerful, but it has a high gear requirement needing multiple items with movement speed magic modifiers, and extremely rare Legendary Gems like Blood-Soaked Jade. This is likely the best set in the entire game but practically may be difficult to collect and use for many players.

2/6 Bonus - Gain Thousand Winds, increasing your Movement Speed by 15%. Thousand Winds deactivates for 3 seconds if you take damage.

4/6 Bonus - Increases your damage done by 20% while Thousand Winds is active.

6/6 Bonus - Gain a shield that makes you immune to damage 5 times while Thousand Winds is active. Cannot gain this shield more often than once every 40 seconds.

NameSlotLocation
Wisdom's EdgeNeckCavern of Echoes (Hell II+)
Fair fleetRing 1Mad King's Breach (Hell II+)
Foul fleetRing 2Forgotten Tower (Hell II+)
Hurtling SteelHandsDestruction's End (Hell I+)
WhipcrackWaistTemple of Namari (Hell I+)
Stump-StirFeetKikuras Rapids (Hell I+)

Video Guide

Set Item Guide Video

Summary

  • Hunt and collect Set Items from Dungeons. To collect a full set, you'll need to grind many different dungeons!
  • Check the Codex to see which Dungeons have the bonus drop chance for Set Items each week.
  • Fill all your Secondary Gear slots with Set Items for increased stats!
  • Set Items can be upgrade beyond Rank 5 and up to Rank 10 at the Blacksmith using Enigmatic Crystal (gained by clearing Challenge Rifts).
  • Try to collect a full set, but keep in mind that it may be better to go for better stats than a set bonus.

Credits

Guide by echohack
Reviewed by Dredscythe


Changelog

Apr 26th 2022
Article published for launch