Iron Wolves are a type of Mercenary in Diablo 2. Iron Wolves are ranged-attack Mercenaries that use Magic Spells to attack Enemies from a distance. They can be hired from Asheara in the Kurast DocksMercenaries are special NPCs who act as companions who team up with our hero to fight the forces of evil in Sanctuary.


Iron Wolves Description

  • Iron Wolves are ranged-attack Sorcerers
  • Use Magic Spells to attack Enemies.
  • Iron Wolves can be hired based on Fire, Cold, or Lightning elemental attacks.
  • Each time an Iron Wolves levels up, the Mercenary gains +1.5 Strength, +1.5 Dexterity, +4.5 Defense, +1.5 Resistances, +6 Life

Important Note: With the release of Patch 2.4 Rogue Scouts have suffered some changes:

  • Updated each stat/skill gains in each difficulty to match so that there is no disadvantage of leveling up a Hell difficulty mercenary versus a Normal difficulty mercenary.
  • Life baseline and scaling increased by about 25% (Now has Life similar to the Rogue Scouts)
  • Defense baseline and scaling increased by about 40% (Now has defense closer to the Rogue Scouts)
  • Resistances baseline and scaling increased by about 20% (Now has the highest resistances baseline compared to other mercenaries)


How to obtain Iron Wolves?


Iron Wolves Skills

Iron Wolves features the following Skills:

NEW from Patch 2.4


Iron Wolves Equipment

  • Can use Swords and Shields
  • Iron Wolves rarely make melee attacks, so equipping them with a sword that improves their Skills or Casting Time is recommended.
  • Can wear all type of Armor and Helms


Faster Rates & Breakpoints

Faster Cast Rate

These are the breakpoints to reduce the Cast Rate animation time in frames, by increasing the Faster Cast Rate.

Faster Cast Rate Cast Rate in Frames
- 23
- 22
- 21
- 20
- 19
- 18
0 17
8 16
15 15
26 14
39 13
58 12
86 11
138 10
- 9

Faster Hit Recovery

These are the breakpoints to reduce the Hit Revocery animation time in frames, by increasing the Faster Hit Recovery.

Faster Hit Recovery Hit Recovery in Frames
0% 17
5% 16
8% 15
13% 14
18% 13
24% 12
32% 11
46% 10
63% 9
86% 8
133% 7
232% 6
600% 5
- 4
- 3
- 2


Iron Wolves Notes & Tips

  • With the release of Patch 2.4 Desert Mercenaries have suffered some changes.
  • Only one Mercenary can be used at a time. If players hire a new one, the current follower and his/her equipment will be lost. So first remove Mercenary's gear before hiring a new one.
  • Mercenaries can be resurrected at any time by visiting Mercenary Leader NPCs in each town. Resurrecting Mercenaries has a fee that increases as your Mercenary levels off.
  • Followers benefit from both the Magic Find Equipment they use along with the Hero's Magic Find Equipment as both Magic Find Rate add up but only when the Mercenary kills enemies. It does not apply the other way around for your character.
  • Mercenaries gain experience from both your kills and theirs, but they will level up faster from experience obtained from their own kills
  • The top level Mercenaries can reach is level 98.



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