The Tall Man's Finger

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The Tall Man's Finger.

The Tall Man's Finger is a legendary ring that can be found in Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls. This item can be found and equipped by any class, though the legendary bonus is only of use to Witch Doctors, and the item drops for and is equipped almost exclusively by that class.

The Smart Drop system ensures that this ring will usually roll with the mainstat appropriate to the class that finds it. Rings are generally considered offensive items, and most players insist on Critical hit Chance, plus other trifecta stats and a mainstat.

The Tall Man's Finger properties[edit | edit source]

This item's legendary affix is only of use to the Witch Doctor, though it was bugged for a time[1] and benefiting Barbarians when they used Call of the Ancients. It drops almost exclusively for Witch Doctors and almost always with Intelligence, so it's no surprise over 95% of level 70s using it are Witch Doctors.

  • 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 item will roll at level 70.

The Tall Man's Finger: Legendary ring

  • Minimum Item Level: 34
  • Minimum Clvl Req: 31

Primary Affixes:

  • One of 3 Magic Properties (varies)
    • +85–108 Dexterity
    • +85–108 Strength
    • +85–108 Intelligence
  • One of 2 Magic Properties (varies)
    • +9–13 Life per Hit
    • +32–37 Life per Hit
  • +2 random primary affixes

Secondary Affixes:

  • +2 random secondary affixes
  • Zombie Dogs instead summons a single gargantuan dog
    with more damage and health than all other dogs combined.

This finger was severed from the hand of an Umbaru priest
who crossed over to Mbwiru Eikura in search of knowledge
and came back... changed. Before the unclean phantasm was
finally slain, he evinced great power over the dead, and
this metal-plated digit still possesses some of that power.

Salvages into:

Item Examples[edit | edit source]

Several examples of this item equipped on level 70 characters can be seen below. View hundreds more samples of The Tall Man's Finger via DiabloNut's armory.


Trivia[edit | edit source]

CoTA + Tall Man's Finger

This item was bugged for some time after Reaper of Souls launched and it would benefit Barbarians when they used Call of the Ancients. Rather than making just one of the three Ancients appear, players got all three of them, and all three were hugely-buffed in damage and other stats, making for a very overpowered bug. This issue was hotfixed out once Blizzard became aware of it.[2]

The Tall Man's Finger is only intended to work with Witch Doctors, and other classes benefiting from its Legendary affix is actually a bug. We plan to implement a hotfix fairly soon that will correct this issue, but we wanted to let everyone know that we plan to do so before hand. Thank you all for the reports!

The ring may be a reference to the Phantasm film series. These films' antagonist, known as the "Tall Man", is known for having once crossed a portal to an unknown place and coming back changed, possessing power to reanimate the dead, much like the Umbaru priest the ring lore talks about. The severed finger part is a reference to one of the most notable scenes in the first film, in which one of the Tall Man's fingers gets severed and transforms into a flying creature.