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A prefix is a magic property of an item that has a descriptor appearing at the start of a Magic Item's name. This page lists prefixes for Diablo III items prior to the Loot 2.0 changes implemented in Patch 2.0.1, which significantly modified the item system. Overall, the third game attaches less importance to the prefix/suffix distinction than in previous games.

Affixes and their meanings[]

A magic weapon generates with one or more magic properties. Each property has an associated prefix or suffix. Weapons with more than one property will always display both a prefix and suffix, but these may not describe all of their properties.

Each property gives a bonus to an attribute or value, determined by the affix. The bonus will be a randomly selected number within a specific number range. In the original Diablo III system, there were several tiers of affixes associated with certain properties, for example, Adventuring grants +1-8 bonus experience per monster kill, while Clever grants +9-16 - the effect stays the same, but the range of values changes as it goes from one tier to the next.


Resource Prefixes[]

Name Effect Items
Scouting (2-6)% better chance of finding magical items. Belt, Boots, Bracers, Chest Armor, Gloves, Helm, Mojo, Pants, Shield, Source
Lucky (1-10)% Bonus Gold from monsters. Belt, Boots, Gloves, Pants, Quiver, Shoulders
Adventuring Monster kills grant +(1-8) bonus experience. Belt, Ring, Shield, Weapon
Clever Monster kills grant +(9-16) bonus experience. Boots, Pants, Shoulders
Gathering Increase gold and health pickup by (2-3) yards. Bracers, Chest Armor, Shoulders
Mending Health Globes and Potions Grant +(10-54) Health Body Armor
Reptilian Regenerates (1-3) life per second. Belt, Chest Armor, Shoulders
Socketed Item has 1 or more gem sockets. Chest Armor, Helm, Pants, Shield, Weapon
Quick +(5)% Movement Speed Boots
Nimble +(6-7)% Movement Speed Boots
Bounding +(8-9)% Movement Speed Boots

Offensive Prefixes[]

Name Effect Item
Crippling (1.2)% Chance to Slow on Hit Weapon
Keen Attack speed increased by (2-4)%. Amulet, Ring, Weapon
Iron Critical hit chance increased by (1)%. Amulet, Bracers, Mojo, Ring, Weapon
Vampiric (1.0-3.0)% of Damage Dealt Is Converted to Life Amulet, Belt, Ring, Weapon

Class Specific Prefixes[]

Name Class Effect
Reckless Barbarian +(2) Maximum Fury
Steady Demon Hunter +(1) Maximum Discipline
Spiteful Demon Hunter Increases Hatred regeneration by (0.35-0.55) per sec.
Illuminating Monk Increases Spirit regeneration by (1.0-1.10) per sec.
Resonant Monk Gain (0.3) Life per Spirit spent
Bewitching Witch Doctor +(12-29) Maximum Mana
Infusing Witch Doctor Increases Mana Regen by * per second.
Foreboding Wizard Critical hits grant (1-4) Arcane Power
Sly Wizard +(1-3) Maximum Arcane Power