Level Requirement: 13

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Armor, Helms & Shields

+30 Defense Vs. Missile

Nef is a Rune in Diablo 2. Nef can be applied to Socketed Items, by doing so it grants said item different properties depending on if the Socketed Item is a Weapon or a piece of Armor. Runes can also be used in some Horadric Cube's recipes. When socketed in a certain combination and order, Runes can become Runewords, giving more powerful bonuses to the item they have socketed.


Nef Modifiers & Effects

Nef grants the following modifiers:




Armor, Helms and Shields

+30 Defense Vs. Missile



An item Socketed with a Nef Rune increases the item's level requirement to 13, unless it was already higher.


How to find Nef

  • The Countess's extra Rune drops on any difficulty can include Nef Runes.
  • The Hellforge on normal difficulty has a 1 to 11 chance to drop a Nef Rune as part of its reward. 


Runewords that use Nef

Nef can be used in the following Runewords:


Horadric Recipes that use Nef

  • You can transmute x3 Nef Runes to create one Eth Rune
  • Transmute magic field plate or exceptional/elite version (sharktooth armor or kraken shell), a jewel, a Nef rune, and a perfect sapphire to create a crafted Hit Power body armor.
  • Transmute magic Heavy Gloves or exceptional/elite version (sharkskin gloves or vampirebone gloves), a jewel, a Nef rune, and a perfect ruby to create a crafted Blood gloves.
  • Transmute a magic mask or exceptional/elite version (death mask or demonhead), a jewel, a Nef rune, and a perfect amethyst to create a crafted Caster helm.
  • Transmute a magic kite shield or exceptional/elite version (dragon shield or monarch), a jewel, a Nef rune, and a perfect emerald to create a crafted Safety shield.


Nef Notes & Tips

  • Notes and tips go here


All Runes in Diablo 2
Amn  ♦  Ber  ♦  Cham  ♦  Dol  ♦  El  ♦  Eld  ♦  Eth  ♦  Fal  ♦  Gul  ♦  Hel  ♦  Io  ♦  Ist  ♦  Ith  ♦  Jah  ♦  Ko  ♦  Lem  ♦  Lo  ♦  Lum  ♦  Mal  ♦  Ohm  ♦  Ort  ♦  Pul  ♦  Ral  ♦  Shael  ♦  Sol  ♦  Sur  ♦  Tal  ♦  Thul  ♦  Tir  ♦  Um  ♦  Vex  ♦  Zod

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