There is a lot of items added to the game, some of great usefulness, and some that are totally in the realm of rediculuousness. Think Reaper's Toll vs. Tyreal's Might. Its just to say they have added more features, and to make grail runners crazy.
Steelshade is not totally useless, but there are so many better helms out there that it drowns Steelshade out completely.
EDIT: Here's the AS stats of the helm in question.
Defense: 300-345 (Base Defense: 105-149)
Required Level: 62
Required Strength: 109
+100-130% Enhanced Defense (varies)
Replenish Life +10-18 (varies)
+4-8% Mana Stolen Per Hit (varies)
+5-11 Fire Absorb (varies)
(Only Spawns In Patch 1.10 or later)
I stand corrected, it is totally useless. just get a Tal's Crest and wear a dwarf star. Both are easier to find and more useful than this hunk of junk.
I've noticed the focus on "mod" have changed a lot on the elite items. A lot of them have super high defenses and replenish life whereas leech has been neglected. Blizzard must have had some idea in mind.
steelshade..i must agree..cept for the relatively high defence i would think that the mods are a april fool's joke..blackthorn will take it hands down anytime..prevent monster heal and slow monsters are so much better.. :buddies: