Wall of Man


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The Wall of Man shield database.

The Wall of Man is a crafted legendary shield that can only be created in Reaper of Souls. After Patch 2.0.6 this item no longer requires Human Cartilage or any legendary materials to craft.

To create this item, find the Plan: Wall of Man, which can be randomly dropped randomly by any level 70 target, and teach the plan to the Blacksmith. Once learned by the smith, any character on your account can make as many of these as you can afford to create.

Wall of Man properties[edit]

This shield is all defensive in properties, with a big inherent bonus to blocking rate, plus a legendary property that creates a protective wall of bones when the characters takes hits. It's mostly used by Crusaders, but the DiabloNut armory shows a smattering of other classes, often Hardcore, with this shield equipped.

Wall of Man: Legendary shield

  • Minimum Item Level: 70
  • +10.0–20.0% Chance to Block
  • (12696–15870)–(15235–22218) Block Amount

Primary Affixes:

  • +10.0–20.0% Chance to Block
  • +3 random primary affixes

Secondary Affixes:

  • +1 random primary affixes
  • 20–30% chance to be protected by a shield of bones when you are hit.

Named for the Battle of Josqueira, a conflict so long and fierce
that men used the skeletons of their fallen comrades
to build fortifications.

The item lore references Josh Mosqueira, Diablo 3's game director.

Salvages into:


This recipe is learned from the Plan: Wall of Man, which must be found as a random drop from a target of level 70. Once a player finds the randomly-dropped plan and teaches it to the Blacksmith, the item can be created by any character on that account. This item always has a lvl 70 requirement, no matter what level character crafts it. The Smart Loot system means that this item will usually roll with a mainstat and/or +skill damage bonus appropriate to the class of the character that creates it.

Crafting Costs:

Patch 2.0.6 controversially[1] removed Legendary Materials, which changed the crafting costs for every level 70 RoS recipe. Prior to that patch Wall of Man required 1 Human Cartilage, 1 Marquise Diamond, and zero Deaths Breath.

Item Examples[edit]

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


Legendary Material[edit]

Legendary Materials were controversially[2] removed in Patch 2.0.6. The following is archived for posterity.


The required legendary material, Human Cartilage is only dropped by Unique (purple) Unburied, the huge, slow, spiky, hard-hitting undead most often seen in Act One.