I have noticed that there is an armor progression for each of

Kormac (Templar),


Lyndon (Scoundrel)


and Eirena (Enchantress).


What triggers the progression? Is it purely a visual effect or does it have some purpose beyond eye candy?

All images taken from http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Diablo_Wiki

  • Can you elaborate, please? I don't understand what you mean.
    – Frank
    Commented May 23, 2012 at 16:56
  • As the follower levels their armor changes in appearance and I'd suspect quality. I can't provide proof at the moment but I suspect it's level-based (every 10 levels maybe?)
    – Chris
    Commented May 23, 2012 at 16:58
  • It most likely scales with the way the Armor Tiers scale in appearance.
    – Emerica.
    Commented May 23, 2012 at 17:09
  • Ok, that makes sense. Difficulty level, maybe? Testing required!
    – Frank
    Commented May 23, 2012 at 17:18
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    It's all at once. Commented May 24, 2012 at 11:43

5 Answers 5


It triggers based on difficulty level. Inferno is same as Hell, so you get the last follower tier when you reach hell difficulty.


I've been wondering this myself as I noticed the change shortly after a level up, all my followers changed appearance when they hit level 28. At least they did for me.

As for any effect on combat I haven't noticed any, they seem to deal and receive the same amounts of damage as before.

  • I'd say this one is more accurate, as my Templar was at the highest tier at level 48.
    – SaintWacko
    Commented May 24, 2012 at 4:37

The follower armor appearance changes based on level. The first change happens at level 30 (I think, might be 20) and the second change happens at level 50.

  • Where did you find this information?
    – Frank
    Commented May 23, 2012 at 17:35

My followers reached level 48 and that marked the 2nd appearance progression the first was at 28, also what another poster stated above me


There armor groes by the strength of the items u give them. I tried it at my scoundrel and enchantress who both had their standard items. I gave them amulet, 2 rings, new wep eand a follower special and their armor has grown. It doesnt grow by level, i tested it, test it by urself if u dont believe

  • Btw i am in nightmare with my demon hunter and their armor was just the way u get them as follower!
    – TabThaOwn
    Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 23:08
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    Do not attempt to vandalise other answers. Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 23:39

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