Emperor's Vigilance

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Emperor's Vigilance
Steel Kite Shield
Quality: +20%
Chance to Block: 26%
Armour: (613-759)
Energy Shield: (121-150)
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 46, 60 Str, 60 Int(16-22)% Chance to Block Spell Damage
(300-400)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
(10-15)% increased maximum Life
Cannot Block while you have no Energy Shield
Damage from Blocked Hits cannot bypass Energy Shield
Damage from Unblocked hits always bypasses Energy Shield
Glancing Blows
Chitus' success stemmed from his cunning, taking calculated risks so that greater dangers could be averted.
Emperor's Vigilance inventory icon.png
League(s): Harvest
Emperor's Vigilance is in core drop table despite also being a league-specific item
Purchase Costs
Unique5x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
18x Alchemy Shard
8x Alteration Shard
Item class: Shields

Emperor's Vigilance is a unique Steel Kite ShieldSteel Kite ShieldChance to Block: 26%
Armour: 146
Energy Shield: 29
Movement Speed: -3%
Requires Level 46, 60 Str, 60 Int


The Glancing Blows modifier has the same effect as the keystone, Glancing Blows. Taking the keystone in addition to equipping this item will impart no additional benefit.

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

5The MercenaryThe Mercenary5Shield
Loyalty can be bought. Just make sure you know who the buyer is.
random corrupted shieldAutomatic
Influenced Item
One who is blinded by their past may
only see a sliver of the present.
random influenced itemAutomatic
8Arrogance of the VaalArrogance of the Vaal8Item
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
random two-implicit corrupted itemAutomatic
4Jack in the BoxJack in the Box4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
random itemAutomatic
1Singular IncubatorSingular IncubatorAdds an incubated Unique item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # monsters
Unique ItemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
random itemAutomatic

Version history

Version Changes
  • Many unique items that were league-specific have now also been added to the core drop pool.
  • Fixed a bug where Emperor's Vigilance took precedence over Divine Flesh, allowing some damage to be taken by your Energy Shield when it should have all bypassed it.
  • Introduced to the game.