D2R 2.4 Best Set Items - Top 5 Earlygame Set Items in Diablo 2 Resurrected 2.4 Ladder Season

5/18/2022 2:37:02 PM

Most set items in Diablo 2 Resurrected aren't even picked up, let's be honest a lot of them are trash, the full sets aren't any good, but in this D2R guide, we are going to go through what are the Top 5 best set items in Diablo 2 Resurrected 2.4 and Ladder Season 1.

Top 5 Best D2R 2.4 Set Items That Every Veteran Uses in Diablo 2 Resurrected 2.4 Ladder Season

Now, these top 5 best D2R set items are in no particular order, we will not only break down the notable attributes of each set but also which builds and mercs are suitable to use: 

Top 1 - Tal Rasha's Adjudication (Best For Sorceresses, Casters)

Now the most important thing and the reason this is used on a ton of sorceresses early on are these two sorcerer skills right here. Now usually to get a two to character skill, you pretty much have to be essentially level 93 or higher and craft caster amulets, and that way you can get to the skills and get a faster cast rate on it. Or you can craft different other types of amulets as well, but caster emulates are by far the most common because most characters in Diablo 2 Resurrected are casters. Also on this amulet, you get some lightning rest, life, and mana, but also it actually gets castrate from four items from that set. The Tal Rasha's set is actually pretty darn good whether you're doing a three-piece set, a four-piece set or some people will do the full set. 

Tal Rasha's Adjudication

Tal Rasha's Adjudication


Req level: 67
Quality level: 26
+2 To Sorceress Skill Levels
Lightning Resist +33%
Adds 3-32 Lightning Damage
+42 To Mana
+50 To Life

+10% Faster Cast Rate (4 set items)

Part of set: Tal Rasha's Wrappings

Now also very important the level requirement is relatively low at just 67 to wear it. But more importantly, the item level of this for a normal amulet to get two to a character skill the item level has to be over level 90. This one only has a level item level 26 and it can be two to sorcerer skills, now just put that in perspective, you can actually find this as early as from normal Mephisto according to his drop dropbox calculator. 

Top 2 - Trang-Oul's Claws (Best For Poison Necromancer, Poison Javazon)

The most noteworthy on this Trang-Oul's Claws is obviously going to be this 20 faster cast rate, because casters in Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 Resurrected now are the absolute go-to almost all the time. So every character needs Magefists or a lot of times people go these Trang-Quil's gloves even if they're not a necromancer because, unlike magefists, they also have a little bit of cold res on it. If you're going to wear gloves you might as well get cold rest not that cold damage is necessarily the most devastating, but instead of not getting it or getting it, a lot of people choose to get it. If you are a poison necromancer, you can also go with this 25 poison skill damage. If you're a poison javazon or any character that's dealing poison damage, this will apply to your poison skill damage. So take that into consideration, also for necros, you get two courses, so if you're ever using a necromancer, you're definitely going to go with these ones.

Trang-Oul's Claws

Trang-Oul's ClawsDefense: 67-74 (varies)(Base Defense: 37-44)
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 58
Durability: 16
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Cold Resist +30%
+30 Defense
+25% Poison Skill Damage
+2 To Curses (Necromancer Only)

Now also look at the item level is just level 32, so you can probably find these definitely anywhere kind of towards the end of Normal or the beginning of Nightmare. And they only require level 45 to use, so you can even use them pretty early on too, that'll be sometime probably at the towards the end of nightmare or maybe even in the middle of nightmare for you.

Top 3 - Guillaume's Face (Best For ACT 2 Mercenary, Melee Builds)

It's technically a winged helm but this one is most noteworthy with 35 chance of crushing blow and 15 chance of deadly strike. It is uncommon in this game for any characters, but for melee characters to get increased melee damage from a helmet, so crushing blow and 35% is incredibly high because crushing blow does a percentage of the amount of life that a monster has left. So if you're fighting a boss with a large life pool like let's say Diablo or Baal or even any of the Ubers, that will take off a amount of damage that is way more than the amount of damage that your weapon can actually do. It's not going to be as effective but it'll chop down their health from the top at such a large rate that is absolutely amazing.

Guillaume's Face

Guillaume's FaceDefense: 217 (Base Defense: 85-98)
Required Level: 34
Required Strength: 115
Durability: 40
+120% Enhanced Defense
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
15% Deadly Strike
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15 To Strength

And then once you get lower, that's where this deadly strike comes in because deadly strike means that your weapon will do double damage, so it's only 15% but still dealing double damage from your weapon awesome, so of course you get a little more strength that will actually slightly increase melee damage. Or if you don't want to put as much strength on your character to wear certain gear, you can save some points there to put into vitality or something. It also has more hit recovery, so if you're up there blasting away on a boss and you get hit, you have a better chance - a 30 faster hit recovery on that to help you get back to the action and swing it again.

The character level requirement it's only level 34, you might not even be level 34 before you leave normal, and also this is a semi-common option for at the ACT 2 mercenaries at least possibly the ACT mercenaries. Just because if you're going for the max damage setup on your mercenary, let's say you're doing a corpse explosion necromancer, you just want to get that first monster down as fast as you can, you can go ahead and put on this to get the crushing blow and deadly strike and increase the damage of your mercenary there too.

Top 4 - Laying of Hands (Best For Melee Characters)

The most noteworthy stats on these gloves are increased attack speed of your melee character, but the huge one is this 350% damage to demons. Now like 60~70 monsters in Diablo 2 are actually demons, so you're essentially doing 350% enhanced damage to those, which is absolutely bananas. It also has 52 fire res which is one of the two most important resistances to get (fire and lightning). So those three stats make the Laying of Hands one of the best melee care gloves in the entire game. There aren't really a lot more options for melee characters to be perfectly honest, there are like steel runs getting crushing blow on it, you can craft some blood gloves that will have crushing blow and could have increased attack speed like leach and a bunch of stuff like that, those are a very good option. So most melee characters will be using these gloves on their character.

Laying of Hands

Laying of HandsDefense: 79-87 (varies)(Base Defense: 54-62)
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Durability: 12
+25 Defense
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+350% Damage To Demons
Fire Resist +50%
10% Chance To Cast Level 3 Holy Bolt On Striking

The item level of these gloves is only level 39, so you can get those super early on it does require up to a level 63 though, so that's kind of mid-range you can definitely everyone will be able to use these as long as you're playing through the game and getting some levels, 

Top 5 - Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest (Best For ACT 2 Mercenary, Melee Characters)

This is actually usually not even used for the set necessarily, the most common use for this particular item from the Tal Rasha's set which is specifically made for the sorceress, this mask is actually used more for melee characters and the literal most common is for the ACT 2 mercenary kind of the budget option you use before you get your and Dario's Visage.  

The most noteworthy thing on this here is there's so much stuff to help these melee characters tend to both life leech and mana leech, while 10% is a huge number. You don't need mana on your mercenary obviously but 10 life leech will help keep that mercenary alive - keep healing himself while he's attacking. It also has 15% to all resistance to keeping that mercenary alive or your character if you are using it. It does also have life and mana on it. Every stats over here is specifically tailored to a melee character. 

Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest

Tal Rasha's Horadric CrestDefense: 99-131 (varies)(Base Defense: 54-86)
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 55
Durability: 20
10% Life Stolen Per Hit
10% Mana Stolen Per Hit
All Resistances +15
+45 Defense
+30 To Mana
+60 To Life

The item level of the Tal Rasha's crest is 26 that's the same as the Tal Rasha's amulet, so again you can get this as early as normal Mephistowhich is pretty wacky. But it does require up to level 66, so you'll have to get up kind of towards the end of Nightmare before you can use it or into hell. 

This is especially at the beginning of ladder everyone's go-to option for an ACT 2 mercenary - any of the mercenaries to get lifeless because it has an incredibly 10% Life Stolen Per Hit. This is also used for sorceress in the full Tal Rasha's set.