Chains of Honor Runeword (CoH)

1x Dol Rune, 1x Um Rune, 1x Ber Rune, 1x Ist Rune and a 4-socket Armor

You can use this runeword Chains of Honor for pretty much every build. It grants you character bonuses like Life Leech, +2 to All Skills, a massive boost to All Resistances, and more. So if you want to know how to get it as fast as possible and if it fits your build, stick with this guide until the end.

It is recommended for nearly every class because the Chains of Honor bonuses benefit everyone. But especially melee characters are recommended to use this runeword, to benefit more from the Life Leech. Sorceress, Barbarians, Shapeshifting Druid, Strafezon, and more are a good combination with Chains of Honor. And if it is not too expensive for you, Chains of Honor is also an excellent choice for the mercenary.

The Chains of Honor is a powerful runeword, that is beside the Ber rune not that hard to farm. It is one of the best all-round body armor runeword of the game, so definitely worth it to farm.


Make sure you have all runes available - 1x Dol Rune, 1x Um Rune, 1x Ber Rune, 1x Ist Rune - then put them into the sockets of the base item, in the correct order pictured below. Pay extra attention to this. The rune word is 'DolUmBerIst' for a reason, so if you don't socket it in the exact order, the result would not be 'Chains of Honor' (and instead you would end up with a bunch of runes socketed into the base item).
Take your desired base item, then socket the runes in this exact order:


Chains of Honor is a good choice for every class. It has the highest +All resistances of all armor runewords, 25% magic find, and +2 to all skills


There are little to no severe weaknesses. One might argue that the expensive Ber rune is a weakness, as just for the cost of a ber rune alone you would be able to build other runewords.

How much is CHAINS OF HONOR worth?

Runewords can have a huge difference in value. In order to find out the worth of the Chains of Honor Runeword, we need to add up the value of the single runes, as well as the base item used for socketing. Every roll will require these basic ingredients and will get you the Chains of Honor Runeword with random stats. This can be defined as the minimum value. The higher the stats of the roll, the higher the final value of the runeword. A "perfect roll" in a superior base tends to be the most rare and hence much more expensive than a random roll.

Can I buy the CHAINS OF HONOR Runeword in D2R?

Yes, we can offer the already rolled Chains of Honor Runeword for you in different bases listed below.
Alternatively, you may want to get the unmade version, where we'll deliver the runes plus the base item to you. You can then complete the socketing yourself (offering a chance for a perfect roll, which would be of significantly higher value).
Here's the list of Chains of Honor Runewords in various Base Items and Stats, which we can source for you from our network of trusted trade partners.

Buy CHAINS OF HONOR Runes as a Pack

Non-Superior base Items can be easily found or bought from a vendor NPC in the city, so an easy option get Chains of Honor in D2R is to buy the single runes in a pack and socket the runeword yourself. You can either add the below listed runes to your cart and have them delivered to you, or head over to our runes list to find some more.
In any case, if you want to build the Chains of Honor Runeword, you will need the following runes: 1x Dol Rune, 1x Um Rune, 1x Ber Rune, 1x Ist Rune