For the body armor of the same name, see The Gladiator's Bane (Diablo I).

The Gladiator's Bane is a Unique Wire Fleece.

While it does not give bonuses to resistances, the Gladiator's Bane does nullify freezing and halves Poison length. While it possesses some of the highest "attacker takes damage" and damage reduction stats in the game, by the time it can be found and worn, such damage is of negligible value. Its faster hit recovery bonus, however, is among the best in the game.

While not very useful to many player characters, the Gladiator's Bane is a pretty good hireling armor. Since hireling deaths often occur via Poison Damage during a Baal run, this armor helps keep them alive. It can be a nice armor to use at the start of ladder because it can be acquired cheaply, making it a decent substitute until the player obtains an ethereal elite armor with either the Fortitude or Treachery Rune Words.



The Gladiator's Bane
Wire Fleece

Defense: 1255-1496
Required Level: 85
Required Strength: 111
Durability: 135
+150-200% Enhanced Defense
+50 Defense
Cannot Be Frozen
30% Faster Hit Recovery
Poison Length Reduced By 50%
Attacker Takes Damage Of 20
Damage Reduced By 15-20
Magic Damage Reduced By 15-20

Normal Body Armor — Greyform (Quilted Armor) • Blinkbat's Form (Leather Armor) • The Centurion (Hard Leather Armor) • Twitchthroe (Studded Leather) • Darkglow (Ring Mail) • Hawkmail (Scale Mail) • Venom Ward (Breast Plate) • Sparking Mail (Chain Mail) • Iceblink (Splint Mail) • Heavenly Garb (Light Plate) • Boneflesh (Plate Mail) • Rockfleece (Field Plate) • Rattlecage (Gothic Plate) • Goldskin (Full Plate Mail) • Silks of the Victor (Ancient Armor)
Exceptional Body Armor — The Spirit Shroud (Ghost Armor) • Skin of the Vipermagi (Serpentskin Armor) • Skin of the Flayed One (Demonhide Armor) • Iron Pelt (Trellised Armor) • Crow Caw - (Tigulated Mail) • Spirit Forge (Linked Mail) • Duriel's Shell (Cuirass) • Shaftstop (Mesh Armor)• Skullder's Ire (Russet Armor) • Que-Hegan's Wisdom (Mage Plate) • Guardian Angel (Templar Coat) • Toothrow (Sharktooth Armor) • Atma's Wail (Embossed Plate) • Black Hades (Chaos Armor) • Corpsemourn (Ornate Plate)
Elite Body Armor — Ormus' Robes - (Dusk Shroud) • The Gladiator's Bane (Wire Fleece) • Arkaine's Valor (Balrog Skin) • Leviathan (Kraken Shell) • Steel Carapace (Shadow Plate) • Templar's Might (Sacred Armor) • Tyrael's Might (Sacred Armor)
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