18 early Rune Words you need to know in Diablo 2: Resurrected

Source: Blizzard

 

Diablo is back, again. It’s been more than 20 years since its initial release, and many fans have been waiting for its remake. Even so, most of you would probably have forgotten the Rune Words you’ll need in your adventure. So for those who forgot what they are, and for those who are new to Diablo 2, here are some important Rune Words that are extremely helpful in your first run. Just one thing to remember — make sure you insert the runes in the correct order and on the correct equipment!

 

Name

Level

Equipment

Rune Word

Attributes

Nadir

13

Helm

Nef + Tir

+50% Enhanced Defense

+10 Defense

+30 Defense vs. Missile

+5 To Strength

+2 To Mana After Each Kill

-33% Extra Gold From Monsters

-3 To Light Radius

Level 13 Cloak of Shadows (9 Charges)

Steel

13

Sword

Axe

Mace

Tir + El

+25% Increased Attack Speed

+20% Enhanced Damage

+3 To Minimum Damage

+3 To Maximum Damage

+50 To Attack Rating

50% Chance Of Open Wounds

+2 To Mana After Each Kill

+1 To Light Radius

Malice

15

Melee Weapon

Ith + El +Eth

+33% Enhanced Damage

+9 To Maximum Damage

-25% Target Defense

+50 To Attack Rating

100% Chance Of Open Wounds

Prevent Monster Heal

-100 To Monster Defense Per Hit

Drain Life -5

Stealth

17

Body Armor

Tal + Eth

25% Faster Run/Walk

25% Faster Cast Rate

25% Faster Hit Recovery

+6 To Dexterity

Regenerate Mana 15%

+15 To Maximum Stamina

Poison Resist +30%

Magic Damage Reduced By 3

Leaf

19

Staff

Tir + Ral

+3 To Fire Skills

Adds 5-30 Fire Damage

+3 To Inferno (Sorceress Only)

+3 To Warmth (Sorceress Only)

+3 To Fire Bolt (Sorceress Only)

+ (2 Per Character Level) +2-198 To Defense (Based On Character Level)

Cold Resist +33%

+2 To Mana After Each Kill

Ancient’s Pledge

21

Shield

Ral + Ort + Tal

+50% Enhanced Defense

Cold Resist +43%

Lightning Resist +48%

Fire Resist +48%

Poison Resist +48%

10% Damage Taken Goes To Mana

Holy Thunder

21

Scepter

Eth + Ral + Ort + Tal

+60% Enhanced Damage

+10 To Maximum Damage

-25% Target Defense

Adds 5-30 Fire Damage

Adds 21-110 Lightning Damage

+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds

+3 To Holy Shock (Paladin Only)

+5 To Maximum Lightning Resistance

Lightning Resistance +60%

Level 7 Chain Lightning (60 Charges)

Zephyr

21

Missle Weapon

Ort + Eth

7% Chance To Cast Level 1 Twister When Struck

25% Faster Run/Walk

25% Increased Attack Speed

+33% Enhanced Damage

-25% Target Defense

+66 To Attack Rating

Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage

+25 Defense

King’s Grace

25

Sword

Scepter

Amn + Ral + Thul

+100% Enhanced Damage

+150 To Attack Rating

+100% Damage To Demons

+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons

+50% Damage To Undead

+100 To Attack Rating Against Undead

Adds 5-30 Fire Damage

Adds 3-14 Cold Damage

7% Life Stolen Per Hit

Strength

25

Melee Weapon

Amn + Tir

35% Enhanced Damage

7% Life Stolen Per Hit

25% Chance Of Crushing Blow

+20 To Strength

+10 To Vitality

+2 To Mana After Each Kill

Edge

25

Missle Weapon

Tir + Tal + Amn

Level 15 Thorns Aura When Equipped

+35% Increased Attack Speed

+320-380% Damage To Demons

+280% Damage To Undead

+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds

7% Life Stolen Per Hit

Prevent Monster Heal

+5-10 To All Attributes

+2 To Mana After Each Kill

Reduces All Vendor Prices 15%

Spirit

25

Sword, Shield

Tal + Thul + Ort + Amn

(Sword)

+2 To All Skills

+25-35% Faster Cast Rate

+55% Faster Hit Recovery

Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage

Adds 3-14 Cold Damage

+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds

7% Life Stolen Per Hit

+250 Defense Vs. Missile

+22 To Vitality

+89-112 To Mana

+3-8 Magic Absorb


(Shield)

+2 To All Skills

+25-35% Faster Cast Rate

+55% Faster Hit Recovery

+250 Defense Vs. Missile

+22 To Vitality

+89-112 To Mana

Cold Resist +35%

Lightning Resist +35%

Poison Resist +35%

+3-8 Magic Absorb

Attacker Takes Damage of 14

Lore

27

Helm

Ort + Sol

+1 To All Skills

+10 To Energy

Lightning Resist +30%

Damage Reduced By 7

+2 To Mana After Each Kill

+2 To Light Radius

Honor

27

Melee Weapon

Amn + El + Ith + Tir + Sol

+1 to All Skills

+160% Enhanced Damage

+9 to Minimum Damage

+9 to Maximum Damage

+250 to Attack Rating

7% Life stolen per Hit

25% Deadly Strike 

+10 to Strength

+10 Replenish Life

+2 to Mana after each Kill

+1 to Light Radius

Insight

27

Polearm

Staff

Ral + Tir + Tal + Sol

Level 12-17 Meditation Aura When Equipped

+35% Faster Cast Rate

+200-260% Enhanced Damage

+9 To Minimum Damage

180-250% Bonus to Attack Rating

Adds 5-30 Fire Damage

+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds

+1-6 To Critical Strike

+5 To All Attributes

+2 To Mana After Each Kill

23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Radiance

27

Helm

Nef + Sol + Ith

+75% Enhanced Defense

+30 Defense Vs. Missile

+10 To Vitality

+10 To Energy

+33 To Mana

Damage Reduced By 7

Magic Damage Reduced By 3

15% Damage Goes To Mana

+5 To Light Radius

Rhyme

29

Shield

Shael + Eth

40% Faster Block Rate

20% Increased Chance of Blocking

Regenerate Mana 15%

All Resistances +25

Cannot Be Frozen

50% Extra Gold From Monsters

25% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items

Peace

29

Body Armor

Shael + Thul + Amn

4% Chance To Cast Level 5 Slow Missiles When Struck

2% Chance To Cast Level 15 Valkyrie On Striking

+2 To Amazon Skill Levels

+20% Faster Hit Recovery

+2 To Critical Strike

Cold Resist +30%

Attacker Takes Damage of 14

 

It is possible to make these Rune Word items from the runes obtainable from the Countess in Normal and Nightmare levels. The Countess guarantees at least one drop, so some Countess runs may be in line for those who want to build these items.

 

Here are the Runes the Countess drops by difficulty. 

 

Difficulty

Runes

Normal

El, Eld, Tir, Nef, Eth, Ith, Tal, Ral

Nightmare

El, Eld, Tir, Nef, Eth, Ith, Tal, Ral, Ort, Thul, Amn, Sol, Shael, Dol, Hel, Io, Lum, Ko

Hell

El, Eld, Tir, Nef, Eth, Ith, Tal, Ral, Ort, Thul, Amn, Sol, Shael, Dol, Hel, Io, Lum, Ko, Fal, Lem, Pul, Um, Mal, Ist, Gul, Vex, Ohm, Lo

 

The Countess is a very thankful boss that supplies most of the runes we need, but unfortunately, she doesn't drop the runes above Lo. The drop rate of runes Gul, Vex, Ohm, and Lo are known to be extremely low, so to obtain these runes and above (Sur, Ber, Jah, Cham, Zod), you'll need to go somewhere else that has a higher Treasure Class.

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