Spirit Runeword

1x Tal Rune, 1x Thul Rune, 1x Ort Rune, 1x Amn Rune and a 4-socket Sword or Shield

Spirit is a very popular runeword. It has amazing stats and low-level requirements. Some say it’s the best starter runeword in the game, as the runes are easy to get and grant your character a faster cast rate, more mana and vitality, and +2 to all skills.

It is recommended for the Paladin because if you want to use a shield as a base, only a Paladin Shield can make Spirit before hell difficulty. And for Sorceress or any other skill-dependent classes, because of the +2 To Skills.

The rune word Spirit is worth farming, as it’s not that hard to get and will make your character even more powerful.

How do I socket the SPIRIT RUNEWORD?

Make sure you have all runes available - 1x Tal Rune, 1x Thul Rune, 1x Ort Rune, 1x Amn 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 'TalThulOrtAmn' for a reason, so if you don't socket it in the exact order, the result would not be 'Spirit' (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:

Farming the Runes

  • Tal: The quest Rescue on Mount Arreat awards you a Tal rune beside the Ral and Ort rune.
    It can also be found by killing The Countess on any difficulty and on normal in The Hellforge.
    It drops in Act 3 and can be crafted with 3x ‘Ith’ = ‘Tal’ in the Horadric Cube.
  • Thul: Farm Thul from The Countess drop on nightmare or hell difficulty or in The Hellforge on normal. You can also find it as a drop in Act 4, or craft it with 3x ‘Ort’ = ‘Thul’ in the Cube.
  • Ort: The quest Rescue on Mount Arreat awards you an Ort rune beside the Ral and Tal rune.
    Or search for it by killing The Countess on nightmare or hell and in The Hellforge on normal. It can drop in Act 4, or be crafted by transmuting 3x ‘Ral’ = ‘Ort’ in the Cube.
  • Amn: Search for this rune from The Countess on nightmare or hell or in The Hellforge on normal difficulty.
    It also drops in Act 4 and can be crafted with 3x ‘Thul’ = ‘Amn’  in the Horadric Cube.

Which Base?

The best Base for Spirit before entering the dangerous hell difficulty is the Paladin Shield. Keep in mind, that as the name says only a Paladin can use this Shield.

It is also popular to use a Crystal Sword. A Crystal Sword with ilvl 26-41 can get 4 Sockets from Larzuk, after clearing the quest in Act 5. Note that it has to be un-socketed before giving it to Larzuk.

Another and maybe the best base is the Monarch Shield, as it has a low strength requirement and a maximum of 4 Sockets.


One of the best choices for shield runewords. The runes are not that expensive, so it’s “cheap” to build.

Spirit offers +2 To All Skills for a low price, a nice Faster Hit Recovery, +89-112 To Mana, and a little + To Vitality.


Spirit is one of the best runewords in the game, so it’s hard to pull obvious weaknesses out of your nose.

One downside is the missing fire resistance, so you’ll need to get that covered by another item, for example one of our rare rings. Also keep in mind that the max block needs a lot of dexterity, so you’ll have to skill for that.

How much is SPIRIT worth?

Runewords can have a huge difference in value. In order to find out the worth of the Spirit 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 Spirit 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 SPIRIT Runeword in D2R?

Yes, we can offer the already rolled Spirit 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 Spirit Runewords in various Base Items and Stats, which we can source for you from our network of trusted trade partners.

Buy SPIRIT 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 Spirit 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 Spirit Runeword, you will need the following runes: 1x Tal Rune, 1x Thul Rune, 1x Ort Rune, 1x Amn Rune