Leoric's Crown is a Legendary helm in Diablo III. It requires character level 8 to drop (but the Skeleton King will drop it as of level 5 the first time he is killed in Campaign Mode, reset by starting a new Campaign).
The unique affix applies to any color of a gem (but not to Legendary Gems), and is perhaps most useful to builds limited in power by large cooldowns (due to doubling the effect of Diamonds). To ensure that the affix is readily available for use, the crown boasts a guaranteed socket as well. This affix is not present in the console version.
Prior to patch 2.1, it was the only helm in game that could roll Area Damage.
Stats (Level 8)Edit
- 72-89 Armor
The crown of the Black King. The taint of his madness wafts from the metal, clinging to any jewel that comes near it.
- It is one of the three items originally belonging to King Leoric (the others being Leoric's Signet and Wrath of the Bone King, plus PS3-only Leoric's Gauntlets) that can be found outside the Horadric Caches. It is also the only item of his belongings to appear in all three games.
- Despite the fact that this item has a special effect that requires a gem, when this property was just added, it was actually possible for this item to drop with no sockets, thus making the effect completely useless without Enchanting.
- Since it drops at such a low level and is guaranteed on a story quest boss, it will likely be the first legendary item acquired by each character (and will remain the lowest-level legendary item in their possession).