Improve Your Defenses With Energy Resistance (Paragon)

by Ameron (Derek Myers) on March 24, 2010

There are going to be times when no matter how high your defenses are you’re still going to take a few hits. Whether you’re the nimble striker who opts for mobility over heavy armor or the defender who marks opponents to intentionally draw attacks away from others, all PCs eventually get hit hard. Luckily there is a relatively easy way to reduce the damage from some of the hardest hits that deal the most damage – energy resistance.

A disproportionate number of powerful monsters deal more than just straight-up, every day, normal damage. Many deal energy specific damage. So when you’ve done everything you can to raise your defenses and you still find yourself getting hit and taking an obscene amount of damage, it’s time to find magic that provides energy resistance.

We’ve combed through the D&D Compendium and pulled out every item that grants energy resistance of one type or another. We’ve then grouped them by resistance type for easy reference. Last week we covered level 1 to 10 items in Improve Your Defenses With Energy Resistance (Heroic). Today we’re covering level 11 to 20 items. Within the next week we’ll complete the list when we cover level 21 to 30 items as well as special items like artifacts and relics in Improve Your Defenses With Energy Resistance (Epic).

This list includes any item that grants a resistance all the time or that has a power that is good for an entire encounter. I’ve intentionally left off items that only provide resistances until he end of your next turn. If you know of an item that I’ve missed, please leave a comment below and I’ll update the list.

Energy Resist Items (Paragon Tier)

Item Magic Level Item Slot Energy Amount Source
Armor of Resistance +3 12 Armor: Any acid 10 AV
Demonskin Tattoo   13 Wondrous Item acid 10 AV2
Symbol of the Dragon +3 13 Implement (Holy Symbol) acid 5 DM365
Chaos Weave Armor +3 14 Armor: Any acid 10 AV
Demon Amulet +3 14 Neck acid 10 AV2
Demonscale +3 14 Armor: Scale acid 10 AV2
Keicha’s Amulet +3 14 Neck acid 10 AV2
Potion of Resistance   14 Potion acid 10 AV
Soulfang of Resistance   15 Soulfang acid 20 DM378
Chimera Headdress   16 Head acid 15 AV2
Armor of Resistance +4 17 Armor: Any acid 10 AV
Dragonscale Armor, Black +4 18 Armor: Scale acid 10 AV
Symbol of the Dragon +4 18 Implement (Holy Symbol) acid 5 DM365
Chaos Weave Armor +4 19 Armor: Any acid 10 AV
Demon Amulet +4 19 Neck acid 10 AV2
Demonscale +4 19 Armor: Scale acid 10 AV2
Keicha’s Amulet +4 19 Neck acid 10 AV2
Dawn Warrior Armor +4 20 Armor: Any acid 10 E1DR
Armor of Resistance +3 12 Armor: Any cold 10 AV
Rimewrought Armor +3 12 Armor: Scale, Plate cold 10 DM365
Demonskin Tattoo   13 Wondrous Item cold 10 AV2
Robe of Defying Frost +3 13 Armor: Cloth cold 10 AV
Symbol of the Dragon +3 13 Implement (Holy Symbol) cold 5 DM365
Chaos Weave Armor +3 14 Armor: Any cold 10 AV
Cloak of Survival +3 14 Neck cold 5 PHB
Demon Amulet +3 14 Neck cold 10 AV2
Demonscale +3 14 Armor: Scale cold 10 AV2
Frostburn Armor +3 14 Armor: Plate cold 5 AV
Frostwolf Pelt +3 14 Neck cold 10 AV2
Frozen Armor +3 14 Armor: Scale, Plate cold 10 AV2
Inner Warmth Armor +3 14 Armor: Hide cold 5 PHB2
Keicha’s Amulet +3 14 Neck cold 10 AV2
Potion of Resistance   14 Potion cold 10 AV
Raven Cloak +3 14 Neck cold 5 DM381
Crystalline Breastplate +3 15 Armor: Leather, Hide, Chain, Scale, Plate cold 10 AV2
Defender’s Armor +3 15 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate cold 10 RotG
Soulfang of Resistance   15 Soulfang cold 20 DM378
Chimera Headdress   16 Head cold 15 AV2
Winterward Shield   16 Arms cold 10 AV2
Armor of Resistance +4 17 Armor: Any cold 10 AV
Rimewrought Armor +4 17 Armor: Scale, Plate cold 15 DM365
Dragonscale Armor, White +4 18 Armor: Scale cold 10 AV
Ring of Shadow Guard   18 Ring cold 10 AV
Robe of Defying Frost +4 18 Armor: Cloth cold 10 AV
Symbol of the Dragon +4 18 Implement (Holy Symbol) cold 5 DM365
Chaos Weave Armor +4 19 Armor: Any cold 10 AV
Cloak of Survival +4 19 Neck cold 10 PHB
Demon Amulet +4 19 Neck cold 10 AV2
Demonscale +4 19 Armor: Scale cold 10 AV2
Frostburn Armor +4 19 Armor: Plate cold 5 AV
Frostwolf Pelt +4 19 Neck cold 10 AV2
Frozen Armor +4 19 Armor: Scale, Plate cold 10 AV2
Inner Warmth Armor +4 19 Armor: Hide cold 10 PHB2
Keicha’s Amulet +4 19 Neck cold 10 AV2
Raven Cloak +4 19 Neck cold 10 DM381
Crystalline Breastplate +4 20 Armor: Leather, Hide, Chain, Scale, Plate cold 10 AV2
Dawn Warrior Armor +4 20 Armor: Any cold 10 E1DR
Defender’s Armor +4 20 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate cold 10 RotG
Armor of Resistance +3 12 Armor: Any fire 10 AV
Demonskin Tattoo   13 Wondrous Item fire 10 AV2
Robe of Defying Flames +3 13 Armor: Cloth fire 10 AV
Symbol of the Dragon +3 13 Implement (Holy Symbol) fire 5 DM365
Black Iron Armor +3 14 Armor: Scale, Plate fire 10 PHB
Chaos Weave Armor +3 14 Armor: Any fire 10 AV
Cloak of Survival +3 14 Item Slot: Neck fire 5 PHB
Demon Amulet +3 14 Item Slot: Neck fire 10 AV2
Demonscale +3 14 Armor: Scale fire 10 AV2
Flamedrinker Armor +3 14 Armor: Plate fire 10 PHB
Frostburn Armor +3 14 Armor: Plate fire 5 AV
Keicha’s Amulet +3 14 Item Slot: Neck fire 10 AV2
Pelaurum Armor +3 14 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate fire 10 AV
Potion of Resistance   14 Potion fire 10 AV
Crystalline Breastplate +3 15 Armor: Leather, Hide, Chain, Scale, Plate fire 10 AV2
Defender’s Armor +3 15 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate fire 10 RotG
Soulfang of Resistance   15 Soulfang fire 20 DM378
Staff of Draconic Power +3 15 Implement (Staff) fire 10 DM365
Battle Standard of the Fiery Legion   16 Wondrous Item fire 10 AV
Flamedrinker Shield   16 Arms fire 10 AV
Flameward Shield   16 Arms fire 10 AV2
Forgemaster’s Gloves   16 Hands fire 10 DM380
Armor of Resistance +4 17 Armor: Any fire 10 AV
Piwafwi +4 17 Neck fire 5 DM367
Robe of Defying Flames +4 18 Armor: Cloth fire 10 AV
Symbol of the Dragon +4 18 Implement (Holy Symbol) fire 5 DM365
Black Iron Armor +4 19 Armor: Scale, Plate fire 10 PHB
Chaos Weave Armor +4 19 Armor: Any fire 10 AV
Cloak of Survival +4 19 Item Slot: Neck fire 10 PHB
Demon Amulet +4 19 Item Slot: Neck fire 10 AV2
Demonscale +4 19 Armor: Scale fire 10 AV2
Flamedrinker Armor +4 19 Armor: Plate fire 10 PHB
Frostburn Armor +4 19 Armor: Plate fire 5 AV
Heartblood of Festergrim   19 Legendary Boon fire 10 DMG2
Keicha’s Amulet +4 19 Neck fire 10 AV2
Pelaurum Armor +4 19 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate fire 10 AV
Brimstone Cloak +4 20 Neck fire 10 MotP
Crystalline Breastplate +4 20 Armor: Leather, Hide, Chain, Scale, Plate fire 10 AV2
Dawn Warrior Armor +4 20 Armor: Any fire 10 E1DR
Defender’s Armor +4 20 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate fire 10 RotG
Dragonscale Armor, Red +4 20 Armor: Scale fire 10 AV
Staff of Draconic Power +4 20 Implement (Staff) fire 10 DM365
Armor of Resistance +3 12 Armor: Any force 10 AV
Brooch of Shielding +3 13 Neck force 15 AV
Scintillating Armor +3 13 Armor: Cloth force 10 MotP
Armor of Resistance +4 17 Armor: Any force 10 AV
Brooch of Shielding +4 18 Neck force 15 AV
Scintillating Armor +4 18 Armor: Cloth force 10 MotP
Armor of Resistance +3 12 Armor: Any lightning 10 AV
Bracelet of the Radiant Storm   13 Arms lightning 5 AV2
Demonskin Tattoo   13 Wondrous Item lightning 10 AV2
Scintillating Armor +3 13 Scintillating Armor lightning 10 MotP
Symbol of the Dragon +3 13 Implement (Holy Symbol) lightning 5 DM365
Chaos Weave Armor +3 14 Armor: Any lightning 10 AV
Demon Amulet +3 14 Neck lightning 10 AV2
Demonscale +3 14 Armor: Scale lightning 10 AV2
Keicha’s Amulet +3 14 Neck lightning 10 AV2
Potion of Resistance   14 Potion lightning 10 AV
Robe of Defying Storms +3 14 Armor: Cloth lightning 10 AV
Crystalline Breastplate +3 15 Armor: Leather, Hide, Chain, Scale, Plate lightning 10 AV2
Shockweave Armor +3 15 Armor: Cloth, Leather lightning 10 AV2
Soulfang of Resistance   15 Soulfang lightning 20 DM378
Stormlord Armor +3 15 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate lightning 10 AV
Stormwalker’s Cloak +3 15 Neck lightning 10 PHB
Chimera Headdress   16 Head lightning 15 AV2
Stormward Shield   16 Arms lightning 10 AV2
Armor of Resistance +4 17 Armor: Any lightning 10 AV
Stormcatcher Ring   17 Ring lightning 10 AV2
Potion of Stormshield   18 Potion lightning 25 AV
Scintillating Armor +4 18 Armor: Cloth lightning 10 MotP
Storm Shield   18 Arms lightning 10 AV
Symbol of the Dragon +4 18 Implement (Holy Symbol) lightning 5 DM365
Chaos Weave Armor +4 19 Armor: Any lightning 10 AV
Demon Amulet +4 19 Neck lightning 10 AV2
Demonscale +4 19 Armor: Scale lightning 10 AV2
Dragonscale Armor, Blue +4 19 Armor: Scale lightning 10 AV
Keicha’s Amulet +4 19 Neck lightning 10 AV2
Robe of Defying Storms +4 19 Armor: Cloth lightning 10 AV
Crystalline Breastplate +4 20 Armor: Leather, Hide, Chain, Scale, Plate lightning 10 AV2
Dawn Warrior Armor +4 20 Armor: Any lightning 10 E1DR
Shockweave Armor +4 20 Armor: Cloth, Leather lightning 10 AV2
Stormlord Armor +4 20 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate lightning 10 AV
Stormwalker’s Cloak +4 20 Neck lightning 10 PHB
Armor of Resistance +3 12 Armor: Any necrotic 10 AV
Lifegiving Armor +3 13 Armor: Plate necrotic 10 AV
Tenebrous Shroud +3 13 Neck necrotic 15 DM380
Black Iron Armor +3 14 Armor: Scale, Plate necrotic 10 PHB
Bonegrim Armor +3 14 Armor: Plate necrotic 5 AV
Ghostphase Armor +3 14 Armor: Cloth necrotic 5 PHB
Inner Warmth Armor +3 14 Armor: Hide necrotic 5 PHB2
Laughing Death Armor +3 14 Armor: Cloth, Leather, Hide necrotic 10 AV
Potion of Resistance   14 Potion necrotic 10 AV
Raven Cloak +3 14 Neck necrotic 5 DM381
Tombforged Armor +3 14 Armor: Chain necrotic 10 PHB
Crown of Nature’s Rebellion   15 Head necrotic 10 AV
Cryptspawn Potion   15 Potion necrotic 10 AV
Crystalline Breastplate +3 15 Armor: Leather, Hide, Chain, Scale, Plate necrotic 10 AV2
Deathcut Armor +3 15 Armor: Leather, Hide necrotic 5 PHB
Deathward Shield   15 Arms necrotic 10 AV2
Skull Mask   15 Head necrotic 10 AV
Soulfang of Resistance   15 Soulfang necrotic 20 DM378
Spiritlink Armor +3 15 Armor: Chain necrotic 5 AV
Death Spiral Ring   16 Ring necrotic 5 AV2
Armor of Resistance +4 17 Armor: Any necrotic 10 AV
Potion of Lifeshield   17 Potion necrotic 25 AV
Lifegiving Armor +4 18 Armor: Plate necrotic 10 AV
Ring of Shadow Guard   18 Ring necrotic 10 AV
Tenebrous Shroud +4 18 Neck necrotic 15 DM380
Black Iron Armor +4 19 Armor: Scale, Plate necrotic 10 PHB
Bone Ring of Preservation   19 Ring necrotic 15 AV
Bonegrim Armor +4 19 Armor: Plate necrotic 10 AV
Empyreal Breastplate +4 19 Armor: Plate necrotic 20 DM377
Ghostphase Armor +4 19 Armor: Cloth necrotic 10 PHB
Inner Warmth Armor +4 19 Armor: Hide necrotic 10 PHB2
Laughing Death Armor +4 19 Armor: Cloth, Leather, Hide necrotic 10 AV
Raven Cloak +4 19 Neck necrotic 10 DM381
Shadowfell Signet   19 Ring necrotic 10 AV2
Tombforged Armor +4 19 Armor: Chain necrotic 10 PHB
Crown of Nature’s Rebellion   20 Head necrotic 15 AV
Crystalline Breastplate +4 20 Armor: Leather, Hide, Chain, Scale, Plate necrotic 10 AV2
Deathcut Armor +4 20 Armor: Leather, Hide necrotic 5 PHB
Spiritlink Armor +4 20 Armor: Chain necrotic 5 AV
Armor of Resistance +3 12 Armor: Any poison 10 AV
Amulet of Health +3 13 Neck poison 10 PHB
Snakefang Armor +3 13 Armor: Leather, Hide poison 5 AV2
Snaketongue Robe +3 13 Armor: Cloth poison 5 AV2
Spiderweb Robes +3 13 Armor: Cloth poison 10 AV2
Bonegrim Armor +3 14 Armor: Plate poison 5 AV
Keicha’s Amulet +3 14 Neck poison 10 AV2
Periapt of Proof against Poison +3 14 Neck poison 10 AV2
Potion of Resistance   14 Potion poison 10 AV
Serpentine Armor +3 14 Armor: Scale poison 10 AV2
Amulet of Aranea +3 15 Neck poison 10 AV
Cryptspawn Potion   15 Potion poison 10 AV
Deathcut Armor +3 15 Armor: Leather, Hide poison 5 PHB
Soulfang of Resistance   15 Soulfang poison 20 DM378
Chimera Headdress   16 Head poison 15 AV2
Armor of Resistance +4 17 Armor: Any poison 10 AV
Amulet of Health +4 18 Neck poison 10 PHB
Snakefang Armor +4 18 Armor: Leather, Hide poison 10 AV2
Snaketongue Robe +4 18 Armor: Cloth poison 5 AV2
Spiderweb Robes +4 18 Armor: Cloth poison 10 AV2
Bonegrim Armor +4 19 Armor: Plate poison 10 AV
Dragonscale Armor, Green +4 19 Armor: Scale poison 10 AV
Keicha’s Amulet +4 19 Neck poison 10 AV2
Periapt of Proof against Poison +4 19 Neck poison 10 AV2
Serpentine Armor +4 19 Armor: Scale poison 10 AV2
Amulet of Aranea +4 20 Neck poison 10 AV
Brimstone Cloak +4 20 Neck poison 10 MotP
Deathcut Armor +4 20 Armor: Leather, Hide poison 5 PHB
Spider Potion   20 Potion poison 10 AV
Armor of Resistance +3 12 Armor: Any psychic 10 AV
Nightmare Ward Armor +3 13 Armor: Leather, Hide psychic 10 AV2
Scintillating Armor +3 13 Armor: Cloth psychic 10 MotP
Potion of Resistance   14 Potion psychic 10 AV
Illithid Robes +3 15 Armor: Cloth psychic 10 AV
Soulfang of Resistance   15 Soulfang psychic 20 DM378
Armor of Resistance +4 17 Armor: Any psychic 10 AV
Driftmetal Armor +4 18 Armor: Chain, Scale psychic 5 MotP
Nightmare Ward Armor +4 18 Armor: Leather, Hide psychic 10 AV2
Scintillating Armor +4 18 Armor: Cloth psychic 10 MotP
Bralani Cloak +4 20 Neck psychic 15 AV2
Illithid Robes +4 20 Armor: Cloth psychic 10 AV
Bracelet of the Radiant Storm   13 Arms radiant 5 AV2
Scintillating Armor +3 13 Armor: Cloth radiant 10 MotP
Whiteflame Armor +3 13 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate radiant 10 AV
Pelaurum Armor +3 14 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate radiant 10 AV
Crystalline Breastplate +3 15 Armor: Leather, Hide, Chain, Scale, Plate radiant 10 AV2
Spiritlink Armor +3 15 Armor: Chain radiant 5 AV
Driftmetal Armor +4 18 Armor: Chain, Scale radiant 5 MotP
Scintillating Armor +4 18 Armor: Cloth radiant 10 MotP
Whiteflame Armor +4 18 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate radiant 10 AV
Pelaurum Armor +4 19 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate radiant 10 AV
Crystalline Breastplate +4 20 Armor: Leather, Hide, Chain, Scale, Plate radiant 10 AV2
Spiritlink Armor +4 20 Armor: Chain radiant 5 AV
Armor of Resistance +3 12 Armor: Any thunder 10 AV
Demonskin Tattoo   13 Wondrous Item thunder 10 AV2
Symbol of the Dragon +3 13 Implement (Holy Symbol) thunder 5 DM365
Chaos Weave Armor +3 14 Armor: Any thunder 10 AV
Demon Amulet +3 14 Neck thunder 10 AV2
Potion of Resistance   14 Potion thunder 10 AV
Robe of Defying Storms +3 14 Armor: Cloth thunder 10 AV
Crystalline Breastplate +3 15 Armor: Leather, Hide, Chain, Scale, Plate thunder 10 AV2
Soulfang of Resistance   15 Soulfang thunder 20 DM378
Stormlord Armor +3 15 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate thunder 10 AV
Stormwalker’s Cloak +3 15 Neck thunder 10 PHB
Armor of Resistance +4 17 Armor: Any thunder 10 AV
Stormcatcher Ring   17 Ring thunder 10 AV2
Potion of Stormshield   18 Potion thunder 25 AV
Storm Shield   18 Arms thunder 10 AV
Symbol of the Dragon +4 18 Implement (Holy Symbol) thunder 5 DM365
Chaos Weave Armor +4 19 Armor: Any thunder 10 AV
Demon Amulet +4 19 Item Slot: Neck thunder 10 AV2
Robe of Defying Storms +4 19 Armor: Cloth thunder 10 AV
Crystalline Breastplate +4 20 Armor: Leather, Hide, Chain, Scale, Plate thunder 10 AV2
Stormlord Armor +4 20 Armor: Chain, Scale, Plate thunder 10 AV
Stormwalker’s Cloak +4 20 Neck thunder 10 PHB

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