Skeletal Shieldbearers are the toughest skeleton family. Armed with a sword and shield, they deal low damage but are able to survive considerable punishment. Their shields block all damage throw at them but are flimsy so break after absorbing some damage. The shields of Elite variants cannot be broken but appear to block less effectively, if they can even block at all. Normal variants pose limited threat to parties as they are easily dispatched by using powerful skills such as Wave of Light that effortlessly destroy their shields and them. Due to their higher durability, Elite variants pose reasonable threat when combined with affixes like Arcane Enchanted or Frozen. Since their shields block a limited number of hits, damage over time skills are most effective.
- Uses a shield to block all incoming damage. Shield will block a limited amount of damage before breaking. No more damage is blocked once shield is broken. Effect is removed or different for Elite variants.
- Skeletal Shieldbearer
- Skeletal Raider
- Skeletal Sentry
- Skeletal Marauder
Required by A Unique Collection achievement series.
|Diablo III Bestiary|
|Bosses||Skeleton King • The Butcher • Maghda • Zoltun Kulle • Belial • Ghom • Siegebreaker Assault Beast • Maiden of Lust • Azmodan • Rakanoth • Izual • Diablo|
|Human||Dark Cultist • Dark Summoner • Dark Vessel|
|Demon||Activated Vessel • Armored Destroyer • Dark Berserker • Hellion • Imp • The Fallen Ones • Treasure Goblin • Winged Molok • Vile Hellbat|
|Undead||Crawling Torso • Dune Dervish • Ghoul • Grotesque • Risen • Skeletal Executioner • Skeletal Shieldman • Skeleton • Skeletal Archer • Tomb Guardian • Unburied • Walking Corpse • Wraith • Wretched Dead • Wretched Mother|
|Beast||Beast • Carrion Bat • Carrion Nest • Dune Thresher • Lamprey • Scavenger • Goatman • Goatman Shaman • Desert Wasp • Quill Fiend • Wood Wraith|