Runes in Diablo 2 are small stones inscribed with magical glyphs that can be inserted into Socketed Items. Runes have the particularity of not only being able to grant magical properties per se once placed into an Item, but also you can create certain combinations called Runewords, when inserted in the proper order, to grant the socketed item even more powerful abilities.

Runes may vary depending on if you socket a Weapon or an Armor piece. Runes can be used to create Crafted Items and appear in Orange text.

Best Runes to boost your equipment stats and add special abilities. They are first and foremost used in Runewords, but can also be powerful on its own.

Best Runes in Diablo 2

Best Runes

  1. Ber
  2. Jah
  3. Lo
  4. Ist
  5. Tal

 

 

 

 

All Socketed Items in Diablo 2

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Runes

 

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If the player puts a certain combination of Runes in the correct order into an item that has exactly that number of sockets, the item's name will change into a Unique name, displayed in gold, receiving extra powers depending on the Rune Word used. You can learn more about Runewords by clicking the link.

ist_rune_diablo_2_wiki_guide_50pxDoes Magic Find affect High Runes Drops?

No, Magic Find does not affect High Runes drop in any way. Difficulty settings affect Rune Drops. The higher the difficulty setting selected, the rune drop level will be higher.

zod_rune_diablo_2_wiki_guide_50pxWhere to Farm Runes

There are some specific areas  or strategies in Diablo 2 that are excellent for farming Runes.

  • The Countess: She is an excellent Enemy to target-farm in order to obtain  low-to-mid Runes. Her rune drop caps at Ist Runes on Hell Difficulty.
  • The Secret Cow Level: Great for single-player farming. Just focus on NOT killing the Cow King, only kill the Hell Bovine
  • Travincal: Great Location to obtain up to Cham Runes.
  • Lower Kurast Super Chest: There are a total of six Super Chest in Lower Kurast that can net you up to a Ber Rune. One of the most effective methods for farming up to Ber runes in single-player.

 

Runes Gallery
Runes Table

 

Runes Gallery

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El

 Level Requirement: 11

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Eld

Level Requirement: 11 

 

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Tir

Level Requirement: 13

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Nef

Level Requirement: 13 

 

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Eth

 Level Requirement: 15

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Ith

 Level Requirement: 15

 

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Tal

Level Requirement: 17

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Ral

Level Requirement: 19

 

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Ort

Level Requirement: 21

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Thul

 Level Requirement: 23

 

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Amn

 Level Requirement: 25

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Sol

Level Requirement: 27

 

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Shael

Level Requirement: 29

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Dol

 Level Requirement: 31

 

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Hel

 Level Requirement: -

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Io

 Level Requirement: 35

 

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Lum

 Level Requirement: 37

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Ko

 Level Requirement: 39

 

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Fal

 Level Requirement: 41

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Lem

 Level Requirement: 43

 

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Pul

 Level Requirement: 45

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Um

 Level Requirement: 47

 

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Mal

Level Requirement: 49 

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Ist

 Level Requirement: 51

 

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Gul

 Level Requirement: 53

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Vex

 Level Requirement: 55

 

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Ohm

Level Requirement: 57 

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Lo

 Level Requirement: 59

 

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Sur

 Level Requirement: 61

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Ber

 Level Requirement: 63

 

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Jah

 Level Requirement: 65

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Cham

 Level Requirement: 67

 

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Zod

Level Requirement: 69

 

 

 

 

Runes in Diablo 2

 Name

Lvl

Weapon

Armor/Helm/Shields

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El

11 +50 to Attack Rating
+1 Light Radius
+15 Defense
+1 to Light Radius

Eld
Eld

11 +75% Damage to Undead
+50 Attack Rating Against Undead
15% Slower Stamina Drain
7% Increased Chance of Blocking (Shields)

Tir
Tir

13 +2 to Mana after each kill +2 to Mana after each kill

Nef
Nef

13 Knockback +30 Defense vs. Missile

Eth
Eth

15 -25% to target defense Regenerate Mana 15%

Ith
Ith

15 +9 to maximum damage 15% Damage taken goes to Mana

Tal
Tal

17 +75 Poison Damage over 5 seconds Poison resistance 30%
Poison resistance 35% (Shields)

Ral
Ral

19 Adds 5-30 Fire Damage Fire Resistance 30%
Fire Resistance 35% (Shields)

Ort
Ort

21 Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage Lightning Resistance 30%
Lightning Resistance 35% (Shields)

Thul
Thul

23 Adds 3-14 Cold Damage Cold Resistance 30%
Cold Resistance 35% (Shields)

Amn
Amn

25 7% Stolen per hit Attacker takes damage of 14

Sol
Sol

27 +9 to Minimum damage Damage reduced by 7

Shael
Shael

29 20% Increased Attack Speed 20% Faster Hit Recovery
20% Faster Block Rate (Shields)


Dol

31 Hit causes monster to flee 25% Replenish Life +7

Hel
Hel

- Requirements -20% Requirements -15%

Io
Io

35 +10 to Vitality +10 to Vitality

Lum
Lum

37 +10 to Energy +10 to Energy

Ko
Ko

39 +10 to Dexterity +10 to Dexterity

Fal
Fal

41 +10 to Strength +10 to Strength

Lem
Lem

43 75% Extra Gold from Monsters 50% Extra gold from Monsters

Pul
Pul

45 +75% Damage to Demons
+100 Attack Rating against Demons
+30% Enhanced Defense

Um
Um

47 25% Chance of Open Wounds All Resistances +15
All Resistances +22 (Shields)

Mal
Mal

49 Prevent Monster Heal Magic Damage Reduced by 7

Ist
Ist

51 30% Better Chance of getting Magic Items 25% Better chance of getting magic items

Gul
Gul

53 20% Bonus to Attack Rating 5% To Maximum Poison Resistance

Vex
Vex

55 7% Mana stolen per hit 5% to Maximum Fire Resistance

Ohm
Ohm

57 +50% Enhanced Damage 5% to Maximum Cold Resistance

Lo
Lo

59 20% Deadly Strike 5% to Maximum Lightning Resistance

Sur
Sur

61 Hit Blinds target Maximum Mana 5%
+50 to Mana (Shields)

Ber
Ber

63 20% Chance of Crushing Blow Damage reduced by 8%

Jah
Jah

65 Ignore Target's Defense Increase Maximum Life 5%
+50 Life (Shields)

Cham
Cham

67 Freeze Target +3 Cannot be Frozen

Zod
Zod

69 Indestructible Indestructible

 




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