Pestilence Defense is a Pauldrons piece of the Pestilence Master's Shroud set in Diablo III.

They require character level 70 to drop, and can only drop at Torment difficulty. Only Necromancers can equip them.

Stats (Level 70)Edit


Pestilence Defense
Set Pauldrons

  • 586–674 Armor


  • +416–500 Intelligence
  • Reduces all resource costs by 5.0–8.0%.
  • +4 Random Magic Properties

Set Bonuses:

  • Each corpse consumed by any skill fires a Corpse Lance at a nearby enemy (2 pieces)
  • Each enemy hit with a Corpse Lance, Corpse Explosion or Bone Spear reduces the Necromancer's damage taken by 2% for 15 seconds, stacking up to a maximum of 50% (4 pieces)
  • Each corpse consumed by any skill grants an Empowered Bone Spear charge that increases the damage of the next Bone Spear by 3300%. Corpse Explosion and Corpse Lance deal 1650% increased damage at all times (6 pieces)

"If all else fails, the pointed tips of your pauldrons can gouge into an enemy's flesh, distracting them while you cast your final spell. You didn't think they were merely for show, did you?" — Deathspeaker Mykan
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