Shrunken Heads in Diablo 2 are a type of Equipment exclusive for the Necromancer. They can be wielded in the off-hand, much like Shields but differ in that they don't grant the Necromancer a defense focused set of abilities, and tend to go more to the Magic effects. You cannot hold 2 Shrunken Heads at the same time on the same weapon tab. 

Shrunken Heads can have 1 to 3 bonuses that grant +1 to +3 to Necromancer Skills. Shrunken Heads also come with one Auto Mod at a time. These automatically-generated bonuses act as Affixes and, some of the strongest don't spawn on rare items. 

 

Name

Item Level

Required Level

Frequency

Properties

of Blight
1 3 3 Adds 2-7 Poison Damage over 3 Seconds.
of Venom
15 11 2 Adds 5-14 Poison Damage over 3 Seconds.
of Pestilence
25 18 2 Adds 13-28 Poison Damage over 4 Seconds.
of Anthrax
33 25 2 Adds 25-50 Poison Damage over 4 Seconds. Cannot appear on rare quality Shrunken Heads

 

 

Helms
Helms

 

 

All Shrunken Heads in Diablo 2

 

Shrunken Heads Gallery
 
Comparison Table
 
Base Shrunken Heads

 

Gallery of Shrunken Heads in Diablo 2

Please press "Details" for additional information

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Homunculus

Unique Hierophant Trophy
(Necromancer only)


+150-200% Enhanced Defense
+5 to Mana after each kill
40% Increased chance of Blocking
30% Faster Block Rate
+2 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+20 to Energy
Regenerate Mana 33%
All Resistances +40
+2 to Curses Skills (Necromancer only)

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Darkforce Spawn

Unique Bloodlord Skull
(Necromancer only)


+140-180% Enhanced Defense 
+1-3 to Summoning Spells 
+1-3 to Poison and Bone Spells 
+1-3 to Curses 
+30% Faster Cast Rate
Increase Maximum Mana 10%
(Ladder Only)

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Boneflame

Unique Succubus Skull
(Necromancer only)


+120-150% Enhanced Defense
+20% Faster Run Walk
+2-3 To Necromancer Skill levels
All Resistances +20-30
+15% Chance to Cast Level 3 Terror When Struck 

 

Shrunken Heads Comparison Table for Diablo 2

Name
Base Stats
Modifiers

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Homunculus

Unique Hierophant Trophy

Defense: 177-213
Defense: 58-70
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 58
Durability: 20
Chance to Block: 72%
+150-200% Enhanced Defense
+5 To Mana After Each Kill
40% Increased Chance of Blocking
30% Faster Block Rate
+2 To Necromancer Skill Levels
+20 To Energy
Regenerate Mana 33%
All Resistances +40
+2 To Curses Skills (Necromancer Only)

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Darkforce Spawn

Unique Bloodlord Skull

Defense: 357-417
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 106
Durability: 20
Chance to Block: 32%
+140-180% Enhanced Defense
+1-3 To Summoning Spells (Necromancer Only)
+1-3 To Poison And Bone Spells (Necromancer Only)
+1-3 To Curses (Necromancer Only)
+30% Faster Cast Rate
Increase Maximum Mana 10%
(Ladder Only)

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Boneflame

Unique Succubus Skull

Defense: 323-367
Required Level: 72
Required Strength: 95
Durability: 20
Chance to Block: 30%
+120-150% Enhanced Defense
+20% Faster Run Walk
+2-3 To Necromancer Skill Levels
All Resistances +20-30
15% Chance To Cast Level 3 Terror When Struck

 

Base Shrunken Heads in Diablo 2

Name

Damage

Type

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Preserved Head

Defense: 2-5
Level Requirement: 3
Minimum Strength: 12
Durability: 20
Block %: 23% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 4
Normal

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Zombie Head

Defense: 4-8
Level Requirement: 6
Minimum Strength: 14
Durability: 20
Block %: 25% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 8

Normal

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Unraveller Head

Defense: 6-10
Level Requirement: 12
Minimum Strength: 18
Durability: 20
Block %: 28% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 16
Normal

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Gargoyle Head

Defense: 10-16
Level Requirement: 15
Minimum Strength: 20
Durability: 20
Block %: 30% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 20
Normal

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Demon Head

Defense: 15-20
Level Requirement: 18
Minimum Strength: 25
Durability: 20
Block %: 32% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 24
Normal

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Mummified Trophy

Defense: 38-48
Level Requirement: 24
Minimum Strength: 38
Durability: 20
Block %: 23% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 33
Exceptional

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Fetish Trophy

Defense: 41-52
Level Requirement: 29
Minimum Strength: 41
Durability: 20
Block %: 25% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 39
Exceptional

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Sexton Trophy

Defense: 44-55
Level Requirement: 33
Minimum Strength: 47
Durability: 20
Block %: 28% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 45
Exceptional

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Cantor Trophy

Defense: 50-64
Level Requirement: 36
Minimum Strength: 50
Durability: 20
Block %: 30% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 49
Exceptional

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Hierophant Trophy

Defense: 58-70
Level Requirement: 40
Minimum Strength: 58
Durability: 20
Block %: 32% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 54
Exceptional

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Minion Skull

Defense: 95-139
Level Requirement: 44
Minimum Strength: 77
Durability: 20
Block %: 23% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 59
Elite

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Hellspawn Skull

Defense: 96-141
Level Requirement: 50
Minimum Strength: 82
Durability: 20
Block %: 25% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 67
Elite

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Overseer Skull

Defense: 98-142
Level Requirement: 49
Minimum Strength: 91
Durability: 20
Block %: 28% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 66
Elite

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Succubus Skull

Defense: 100-146
Level Requirement: 60
Minimum Strength: 95
Durability: 20
Block %: 30% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 81
Elite

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Bloodlord Skull

Defense: 103-148
Level Requirement: 65
Minimum Strength: 106
Durability: 20
Block %: 32% 
Sockets: 2
Type: Light
Quality Level: 85
Elite



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