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Unrelenting Phalanx is a legendary crusader shield in Diablo III, added in Patch 2.1. It requires character level 70 to drop.

The unique affix causes Phalanx to be cast twice, either with a brief delay between the invocations (for runes except Bowmen and Bodyguard) or at once. The total cooldown and Wrath cost do not change. Essentially it either creates two waves, or summons twice as many Avatars of the Order.

It rolls with 5 Primary affixes.

Stats (Level 70)[]


Unrelenting Phalanx
Legendary Crusader Shield

  • 1980 - 2277 Armor


  • +10.0 - 20.0% Chance to Block
  • [17000 - 19000]–[21000 - 25000] Block Amount
  • Increases Phalanx Damage by 45% - 60%
  • Phalanx now casts twice.
  • +626 - 750 Strength
  • +4 Random Magic Properties

The best defense is an overwhelming offense.


Prior to release, this shield was known as Amazonian Parma.


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • Apparently, the dragon's head on this shield is modeled after Deathwing from World of Warcraft.
  • The flavor text is a variant of the common saying "The best defense is a good offense".