Homing Pads


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Homing Pads.

Homing Pads is a legendary shoulders that can be found in Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls. This item can be found and equipped by any class, though the special bonus heavily favors use by stalling builds.

The Smart Drop system ensures that this belt will usually roll with the mainstat appropriate to the class that finds it.

Homing Pads properties[edit]

This item's legendary affix is taken as a minor convenience by some players, who are drastically underestimating its effect. The convenience is clear, allowing a return to town without worry about the five-second casting animation being interrupted by any little hit. It can be very annoying to stand still, four seconds into the animation, when a Scavenger or Fallen or some other minor pest touches your character for negligible damage and resets the town portal timer.

The huge damage reduction while in that animation is the real power though, when a player realizes that they can cast Town Portal at any time, gain the huge damage reduction buff, then interrupt the TP themselves by moving or using a skill. Thus these shoulders provide the biggest damage reduction of any item or skill in the game, for up to 5 seconds at a time. The technique doesn't pair well with builds or play styles that require constant movement, but builds that cast a lot of DoT effects that don't need to be refreshed, or use skills that can run on for a few seconds per cast or that need downtime for cooldowns to tick, love this item. Those builds can cast their spells, hit Town Portal, and stand in the protective bubble for a few seconds, almost immune to incoming damage until they interrupt the Town Portal before the 5 seconds are up by casting a spell or moving. And this can be repeated an infinite number of times.

  • All stats listed in the database scale up to the level of this item when dropped.
  • See the sample screenshots below to see how this belt will roll at level 70.

Homing Pads: Legendary shoulders

  • Minimum Item Level: 10
  • Armor: 144–164

Primary Affixes:

  • One of 3 Magic Properties (varies)
    • +18–23 Dexterity
    • +18–23 Strength
    • +18–23 Intelligence
  • One of 2 Magic Properties (varies)
    • Regenerates 1 Life per Second
    • Regenerates 2–3 Life per Second
  • +2 random primary affixes

Secondary Affixes:

  • Your Town Portal is no longer interrupted by taking damage. While casting Town Portal you gain a protective bubble that reduces damage taken by 50–65%.
  • +9–10% Extra Gold from Monsters

These enchanted shoulder pieces maintain a constant connection to the origin point of their wearer.

Salvages into:

Item Examples[edit]

Several examples of this item can be seen below. View more samples of the Homing Pads via DiabloNut's armory.