diablo 2 runes

Runes are small magical stones that you can insert into a Socketed Item, giving it powerful abilities. You can use Runes to create some Crafted Items as well.

Also, if you insert into a certain item some specific combinations (known as Rune Words) at the right order, this item will obtain even more powerful and unique abilities. This item’s name will change to Unique and it will be displayed with gold letters.

Common Runes

These type of runes are pretty common. If you want to free up some space, you can sell all Common Runes and save all Runes from Sol to Zod (semi-Rare and Extremely Rare Runes). In addition, you will receive Tal, Ral, and Ort in Act 5 as a quest reward.

Name Armor/Helms/Shields Weapon Level
El +15 Defense, +1 To Light Radius +50 To Attack Rating, +1 Light Radius 11
Eld 15% Slower Stamina Drain/7% Increased Chance of Blocking(Shields) +75% Damage To Undead, +50 Attack Rating Against Undead 11
Tir +2 To Mana After Each Kill +2 To Mana After Each Kill 13
Nef +30 Defense Vs. Missile Knockback 13
Eth Regenerate Mana 15% -25% To Target Defense 15
Ith 15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana +9 To Maximum Damage 15
Tal Poison Resist 30%/Poison Resist 35%(Shields) +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds 17
Ral Fire Resist 30%/Fire Resist 35%(Shields) Adds 5-30 Fire Damage 19
Ort Lightning Resist 30%/Lightning Resist 35%(Shields) Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage 21
Thul Cold Resist 30%/Cold Resist 35%(Shields) Adds 3-14 Cold Damage – 3 Second Duration 23
Amn Attacker Takes Damage of 14 7% Life Stolen Per Hit 25
Shael 20% Faster Hit Recovery/20% Faster Block Rate(Shields) 20% Increased Attack Speed 29

Semi-Rare Runes

Depending on their bonuses and if they are useful for Crafted Recipes and Runewords, some of these Runes have more value than others.

Name Armor/Helms/Shields Weapon Level
Sol Damage Reduced By 7 +9 To Minimum Damage 27
Dol Replenish Life +7 Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% 31
Hel Requirements -15% Requirements -20%
Io +10 To Vitality +10 To Vitality 35
Lum +10 To Energy +10 To Energy 37
Ko +10 To Dexterity +10 To Dexterity 39
Fal +10 To Strength +10 To Strength 41
Lem 50% Extra Gold From Monsters 75% Extra Gold From Monsters 43
Pul +30% Enhanced Defense +75% Damage To Demons, +100 Attack Rating Against Demons 45
Um All Resistances +15(Armor/Helms) +22(Shields) 25% Chance of Open Wounds 47


Extremely Rare Runes

These are the most valuable Runes and you should trade them only for other expensive or valuable items.

Name Armor/Helms/Shields Weapon Level
Mal Magic Damage Reduced By 7 Prevent Monster Heal 49
Ist 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 51
Gul 5% To Maximum Poison Resist 20% Bonus To Attack Rating 53
Vex 5% To Maximum Fire Resist 7% Mana Stolen Per Hit 55
Ohm 5% To Maximum Cold Resist +50% Enhanced Damage 57
Lo 5% To Maximum Lightning Resist 20% Deadly Strike 59
Sur Maximum Mana 5%/+50 To Mana (Shields) Hit Blinds Target 61
Ber Damage Reduced by 8% 20% Chance of Crushing Blow 63
Jah Increase Maximum Life 5%/+50 Life (Shields) Ignore Target’s Defense 65
Cham Cannot Be Frozen Freeze Target +3 67
Zod Indestructible Indestructible 69



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