Diablo 2 – The Best Runewords

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This list of the best Diablo 2 Runewords will cover what is considered to be the best through the leveling process. With the new release of Diablo 2 Resurrect and the surge of new and old players entering the game. It’s a good time to refreshen our memory of the original runewords that are key to the higher difficulties of the game.

Note: It is important to keep in mind that some runewords are ladder only runewords in the original game. However, as of recently there is a fix for this. ladder Runewords are available by default in Diablo 2: Resurrected on all game modes including non-ladder and single player.

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Early Game Diablo 2 Runewords

Easily attainable and cheap runewords are a great way to have a strong start in the beginning. Which can also allow you to take on the game at higher difficulties which equate to more loot. Some key early items and stats are Faster Run/Walk, items with high Increased Attack Speed & Life Stolen Per Hit for melee and anything with +1 to skills such as the Spirit sword and shield combo.


Steel

TirEl
Tir (3) + El (1)
Swords, Axes, Maces {2}
Clvl Required: 13

+25% Increased Attack Speed
+20% Enhanced Damage
+3 to Minimum Damage
+3 to Maximum Damage
+50 to Attack Rating
50% Chance of Open Wounds
+2 to Mana after each Kill
+1 to Light Radius

 

Malice

IthElEth
Ith (6) + El (1) + Eth (5)
All Melee Weapons {3}
Clvl Required: 15

+33% Enhanced Damage
+9 to Maximum Damage
-25% Target Defense
+50 to Attack Rating
100% Chance of Open wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
-100 to Monster Defense Per Hit
Drain Life -5

 

Stealth

TalEth
Tal (7) + Eth (5)
Armor {2}
Clvl Required: 17

+25% Faster Run/Walk
+25% Faster Casting Rate
+25% Faster Hit Recovery
+6 to Dexterity
Regenerate Mana 15%
+15 Maximum Stamina
Poison Resist +30%
Magic Damage Reduced by 3

 

Leaf

TirRal
Tir (3) + Ral (8)
Staves {2}
Clvl Required: 19

+3 to Fire Skills
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
+3 to Inferno (Sorceress Only)
+3 to Warmth (Sorceress Only)
+3 to Fire Bolt (Sorceress Only)
+(2*Clvl) Defence (Based on Character Level)
Cold Resist +33%
+2 to Mana after each Kill

 

Zephyr

OrtEth
Ort (9) + Eth (5)
Missile Weapons {2}
Clvl Required: 21

7% Chance to Cast Level 1 Twister When Struck
+25% Faster Run/Walk
+25% Increased Attack Speed
+33% Enhanced Damage
-25% Target Defense
+66 to Attack Rating
Adds 1-50 lightning damage
+25 Defense

 

Ancient’s Pledge

RalOrtTal
Ral (8) + Ort (9) + Tal (7)
Shields {3}
Clvl Required: 21

+50% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +43%
Lightning Resist +48%
Fire Resist +48%
Poison Resist +48%
10% Damage Taken Goes to Mana

 

Holy Thunder

EthRalOrtTal
Eth (5) + Ral (8) + Ort (9) + Tal (7)
Scepters {4}
Clvl Required: 23

+60% Enhanced Damage
+10 to Maximum Damage
-25% Target Defense
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
Adds 21-110 Lightning Damage
+75 Poison Damage over 5 secs
+3 to Holy Shock (Paladin Only)
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
Lightning Resist +60%
Level 7 Chain Lightning (60 charges)

 

Strength

AmnTir
Amn (11) + Tir (3)
Melee Weapons {2}
Clvl Required: 25

+35% Enhanced Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
25% Chance of Crushing Blow
+20 to Strength
+10 to Vitality
+2 to Mana after each Kill

 

Edge

TirTalAmn
Tir (3) + Tal (7) + Amn (11)
Missile Weapons {3}
Clvl Required: 25

Level 15 Thorns Aura When Equipped
+35% Increased Attack Speed
+320-380% Damage To Demons (varies)
+280% Damage To Undead
+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+5-10 To All Attributes (varies)
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Reduces All Vendor Prices 15%

 

King’s Grace

AmnRalThul
Amn (11) + Ral (8) + Thul (10)
Swords & Scepters {3}
Clvl Required: 25

+100% Enhanced Damage
+150 to Attack Rating
+100% Damage to Demons
+100 to Attack Rating against Demons
+50% Damage to Undead
+100 to Attack Rating against Undead
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
Adds 3-14 Cold damage
7% Life stolen per hit

 

Spirit

TalThulOrtAmn
Tal (7) + Thul (10) + Ort (9) + Amn (11)
Shields & Swords {4}
Clvl Required: 25

Both
+2 To All Skills
+25-35% Faster Cast Rate (varies)
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense Vs. Missile
+22 To Vitality
+89-112 To Mana (varies)
+3-8 Magic Absorb (varies)
Shields
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Swords
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage (3 Sec, Normal)
+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
7% Life Stolen Per Hit

 

NOTE: Runewords such as Leaf are a great early level runeword for a sorc or a fire druid. Can also be used on a assassin, due to the effectiveness of fire damage in the normal difficulty. Many players tend to run fire builds until they gain some levels and enough skill points to reach their most powerful abilities.

Melee character will generally have the hardest time and therefore are the most gear dependent. Requiring to have healthy levels of resistance, decent health pools and decent Faster Hit Recovery. In addition to high resistances to cold and items that give immunity to being frozen.

 


 

Mid Game Diablo 2 Runewords

Mid game in Diablo 2 can be considered to be 30-50 or the Nightmare difficulty. How quickly you reach midgame is dependent on your own individual pace, build and experience. This is simply a rough guideline to help build some sense of structure. And help you understand what is available to you at this stage of the game. It is also important to remember that once you enter NM difficulty. Unique items of value begin to drop so the best gear setups will be in combination of uniques, rares and runewords.


Insight

RalTirTalSol
Ral (8) + Tir (3) + Tal (7) + Sol (12)
Polearms & Staves {4}
Clvl Required: 27

Level 12-17 Meditation Aura When Equipped (varies)
+35% Faster Cast Rate
+200-260% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+9 To Minimum Damage
180-250% Bonus to Attack Rating (varies)
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
+1-6 To Critical Strike (varies)
+5 To All Attributes
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

 

Insight is a huge item for all casters that can be used on the Act II mercenaries. The Meditation Aura regardless of level adds huge mana regen, while adding some solid damage stats to the item and therefore to your mercenary. It’s reactively cheap and easy to build, even in singleplayer. And the additional 23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items is added to yours, while the mercenary is actively attacking and killing enemies.

 

Lore

OrtSol
Ort (9) + Sol (12)
Headgear {2}
Clvl Required: 27

+1 to All Skills
+10 to Energy
Lightning Resist +30%
Damage Reduced by 7
+2 to Mana after each Kill
+2 to Light Radius

 

Honor

AmnElIthTirSol
Amn (11) + El (1) + Ith (6) + Tir (3) + Sol (12)
All Melee Weapons {5}
Clvl Required: 27

+1 to all skills
+160% Enhanced Damage
+9 to Minimum Damage
+9 to Maximum Damage
+250 Attack Rating
7% Life Stolen per Hit
25% Deadly Strike
+10 to Strength
Replenish life +10
+2 to Mana after each Kill
+1 to Light Radius

 

Lore

OrtSol
Ort (9) + Sol (12)
Headgear {2}
Clvl Required: 27

+1 to All Skills
+10 to Energy
Lightning Resist +30%
Damage Reduced by 7
+2 to Mana after each Kill
+2 to Light Radius

 

Rhyme

ShaelEth
Shael (13) + Eth (5)
Shields {2 sockets}
Clvl Required: 29

+40% Faster Block Rate
20% Increased Chance of Blocking
Regenerate Mana 15%
All Resistances +25
Cannot be Frozen
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

 

White

DolIo
Dol (14) + Io (16)
Wands {2 sockets}
Clvl Required: 35

+3 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+2 to Bone Spear (Necromancer Only)
+4 to Skeleton Mastery (Necromancer Only)
+3 to Bone Armor (Necromancer Only)
Hit causes monster to flee 25%
+10 to vitality
+13 to mana
Magic Damage Reduced by 4

 

Smoke

NefLum
Nef (4) + Lum (17)
Armor {2 sockets}
Clvl Required: 37

+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+75% Enhanced Defense
+280 Defense vs. Missiles
+10 to Energy
All Resistances +50
-1 to Light Radius
Level 6 Weaken (18 charges)

 

Splendor

EthLum
Eth (5) + Lum (17)
Shields {2 sockets}
Clvl Required: 37

+1 To All Skills
+10% Faster Cast Rate
+20% Faster Block Rate
+60-100% Enhanced Defense (varies)
+10 To Energy
Regenerate Mana 15%
50% Extra Gold From Monsters
20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+3 To Light Radius

 

Memory

LumIoSolEth
Lum (17) + Io (16) + Sol (12) + Eth (5)
Staves {4 sockets}
Clvl Required: 37

+3 To Sorceress Skill Levels
+33% Faster Cast Rate
+9 To Minimum Damage
-25% Target Defence
+3 To Energy Shield (Sorceress Only)
+2 To Static Field (Sorceress Only)
+50% Enhanced Defense
+10 Vitality
+10 Energy
Increase Maximum Mana 20%
Magic Damage Reduced By 7

 

Melody

ShaelKoNef
Shael (13) + Ko (18) + Nef (4)
Missile Weapons {3 sockets}
Clvl Required: 39

+3 To Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+50% Enhanced Damage
+300% Damage To Undead
+3 To Slow Missiles (Amazon Only)
+3 To Dodge (Amazon Only)
+3 To Critical Strike (Amazon Only)
Knockback
+10 To Dexterity

 

Harmony

TirIthSolKo
Tir (3) + Ith (6) + Sol (12) + Ko (18)
Missile Weapons {4 sockets}
Clvl Required: 39

Level 10 Vigor Aura When Equipped
+200-275% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+9 To Minimum Damage
+9 To Maximum Damage
Adds 55-160 Fire Damage
Adds 55-160 Lightning Damage
Adds 55-160 Cold Damage
+2-6 To Valkyrie (varies)
+10 To Dexterity
Regenerate Mana 20%
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+2 To Light Radius
Level 20 Revive (25 Charges)

 

Obedience

HelKoThulEthFal
Hel (15) + Ko (18) + Thul (10) + Eth (5) + Fal (19)
Polearms {5 sockets}
Clvl Required: 41

30% Chance To Cast Level 21 Enchant When You Kill An Enemy
+40% Faster Hit Recovery
+370% Enhanced Damage
-25% Target Defense
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage (3 Seconds Duration,Normal)
-25% To Enemy Fire Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
+200-300 Defense (varies)
+10 To Strength
+10 To Dexterity
All Resistances +20-30 (varies)
Requirements -20%

 

Treachery

ShaelThulLem
Shael (13) + Thul (10) + Lem (20)
Armor {3 sockets}
Clvl Required: 43

5% Chance To Cast Level 15 Fade When Struck
25% Chance To Cast level 15 Venom On Striking
+2 To Assassin Skills
+45% Increased Attack Speed
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
Cold Resist +30%
50% Extra Gold From Monsters

 

Duress

ShaelUmThul
Shael (13) + Um (22) + Thul (10)
Armor {3 sockets}
Clvl Required: 47

40% faster hit Recovery
+10-20% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Adds 37-133 Cold Damage
15% Crushing Blow
33% Open Wounds
+150-200% Enhanced Defense (varies)
-20% Slower Stamina Drain
Cold Resist +45%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%

 

Prudence

MalTir
Mal (23) + Tir (3)
Armor {2 sockets}
Clvl Required: 49

+25% Faster Hit Recovery
+140-170% Enhanced Defense (varies)
All Resistances +25-35 (varies)
Damage Reduced by 3
Magic Damage Reduced by 17
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+1 To Light Radius
Repairs Durability 1 In 4 Seconds

 

Rain

OrtMalIth
Ort (9) + Mal (23) + Ith (6)
Armor {3 sockets}
Clvl Required: 49

5% Chance To Cast Level 15 Cyclone Armor When Struck
5% Chance To Cast Level 15 Twister On Striking
+2 To Druid Skills
+100-150 To Mana (varies)
Lightning Resist +30%
Magic Damage Reduced By 7
15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana

 

Sanctuary

KoKoMal
Ko (18) + Ko (18) + Mal (23)
Shields {3 sockets}
Clvl Required: 49

+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+20% Faster Block Rate
20% Increased Chance of Blocking
+130-160% Enhanced Defense (varies)
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+20 To Dexterity
All Resistances +50-70 (varies)
Magic Damage Reduced By 7
Level 12 Slow Missiles (60 Charges)

 


 

Late Game Diablo 2 Runewords

At this stage of the game, runewords begin to get phased out to the the uniques that will inevitably drop. But naturally luck and RNG has a huge factor and it can take awhile to find what you’re looking for, especially if in singleplayer. So it is still great to make use of the higher level runewords to fill in missing slots. These are especially good for mercenaries, chests, shields and main weapons.


Delirium

LemIstIo
Lem (20) + Ist (24) + Io (16)
All Headgear {3}
Clvl Required: 51

1% Chance To Cast lvl 50 Delirium When Struck
6% Chance To Cast lvl 14 Mind Blast When Struck
14% Chance To Cast lvl 13 Terror When Struck
11% Chance To Cast lvl 18 Confuse On Striking
+2 To All Skills
+261 Defense
+10 To Vitality
50% Extra Gold From Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 17 Attract (60 Charges)

 

Kingslayer

MalUmGulFal
Mal (23) + Um (22) + Gul (25) + Fal (19)
Swords & Axes {4}
Clvl Required: 53

+30% Increased Attack Speed
+230-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)
-25% Target Defense
20% Bonus To Attack Rating
33% Chance of Crushing Blow
50% Chance of Open Wounds
+1 To Vengeance
Prevent Monster Heal
+10 To Strength
40% Extra Gold From Monsters

 

Silence

DolEldHelIstTirVex
Dol (14) + Eld (2) + Hel (15) + Ist (24) + Tir (3) + Vex (26)
All Ranged & Melee Weapons {6}
Clvl Required: 55

+2 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+200% Enhanced Damage
+75% Damage To Undead
+50 to Attack Rating Against Undead
11% Mana Stolen Per Hit
Hit Blinds Target +33
Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25%
All Resistances +75
+2 to Mana After Each Kill
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Requirements -20%

 

Principle

RalGulEld
Ral (8) + Gul (25) + Eld (2)
Body Armor {3}
Clvl Required: 55

100% Chance To Cast Level 5 Holy Bolt On Striking
+2 To Paladin Skill Levels
+50% Damage to Undead
+100-150 to Life (varies)
15% Slower Stamina Drain
+5% To Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist +30%

 

Heart of the Oak

KoVexPulThul
Ko (18) + Vex (26) + Pul (21) + Thul (10)
Staves & Maces {4}
Clvl Required:55

+3 To All Skills
+40% Faster Cast Rate
+75% Damage To Demons
+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
+10 To Dexterity
Replenish Life +20
Increase Maximum Mana 15%
All Resistances +30-40 (varies)
Level 4 Oak Sage (25 Charges)
Level 14 Raven (60 Charges)

 

Call to Arms

AmnRalMalIstOhm
Amn (11) + Ral (8) + Mal (23) + Ist (24) + Ohm (27)
All Ranged & Melee Weapons {5}
Clvl Required: 57

+1 To All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+240-290% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
+2-6 To Battle Command (varies)
+1-6 To Battle Orders (varies)
+1-4 To Battle Cry (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

 

Exile

VexOhmIstDol
Vex (26) + Ohm (27) + Ist (24) + Dol (14)
Paladin Shields {4}
Clvl Required: 57

15% Chance To Cast Level 5 Life Tap On Striking
Level 13-16 Defiance Aura When Equipped (varies)
+2 To Offensive Auras (Paladin Only)
+30% Faster Block Rate
Freezes Target
+220-260% Enhanced Defense (varies)
Replenish Life +7
+5% To Maximum Cold Resist
+5% To Maximum Fire Resist
25% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
Repairs 1 Durability every 4 seconds

 

Fortitude

ElSolDolLo
El (1) + Sol (12) + Dol (14) + Lo (28)
All Ranged and Melee Weapons & Body Armor {4}
Clvl Required: 59

Both
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
+300% Enhanced Damage
+200% Enhanced Defense
+((8-12)*0.125*Clvl) To Life (Based on Character Level) (varies)
All Resistances +25-30 (varies)
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 To Light Radius
Weapons
+9 To Minimum Damage
+50 To Attack Rating
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
Armor
+15 Defense
Replenish Life +7
+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
Damage Reduced By 7

 

Grief

EthTirLoMalRal
Eth (5) + Tir (3) + Lo (28) + Mal (23) + Ral (8)
Swords & Axes {5}
Clvl Required: 59

35% Chance To Cast Level 15 Venom On Striking
+30-40% Increased Attack Speed (varies)
Damage +340-400 (varies)
Ignore Target’s Defense
-25% Target Defense
+(1.875*Clvl)% Damage To Demons (Based on Character Level)
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
-20-25% To Enemy Poison Resistance (varies)
20% Deadly Strike
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+10-15 Life After Each Kill (varies)

 

Oath

ShaelPulMalLum
Shael (13) + Pul (21) + Mal (23) + Lum (17)
Axes, Maces & Swords {4}
Clvl Required: 59

Indestructible
30% Chance To Cast Level 20 Bone Spirit On Striking
+50% Increased Attack Speed
+210-340% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+75% Damage To Demons
+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
Prevent Monster Heal
+10 To Energy
+10-15 Magic Absorb (varies)
Level 16 Heart of Wolverine (20 Charges)
Level 17 Iron Golem (14 Charges)

 

Beast

BerTirUmMalLum
Ber (30) + Tir (3) + Um (22) + Mal (23) + Lum (17)
Axes, Hammers & Scepters {5}
Clvl Required: 63

Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+240-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+3 To Werebear
+3 To Lycanthropy
Prevent Monster Heal
+25-40 To Strength (varies)
+10 To Energy
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges)

 

Chains of Honor

DolUmBerIst
Dol (14) + Um (22) + Ber (30) + Ist (24)
Body Armor {4}
Clvl Required: 63

+2 To All Skills
+200% Damage To Demons
+100% Damage To Undead
8% Life Stolen Per Hit
+70% Enhanced Defense
+20 To Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced By 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

 

Infinity

BerMalBerIst
Ber (30) + Mal (23) + Ber (30) + Ist (24)
Polearms {4}
Clvl Required: 63

50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Chain Lightning When You Kill An Enemy
Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
+35% Faster Run/Walk
+255-325% Enhanced Damage (varies)
-(45-55)% To Enemy Lightning Resistance (varies)
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
+(0.5*Clvl) To Vitality (Based on Character Level)
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30 Charges)

 

Ice

AmnShaelJahLo
Amn (11) + Shael (13) + Jah (31) + Lo (28)
Bows & Crossbows {4}
Clvl Required: 65

100% Chance To Cast Level 40 Blizzard When You Level-up
25% Chance To Cast Level 22 Frost Nova On Striking
Level 18 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+140-210% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Ignore Target’s Defense
+25-30% To Cold Skill Damage (varies)
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
-20% To Enemy Cold Resistance
20% Deadly Strike
(3.125*Clvl)% Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level)

 

Dream

IoJahPul
Io (16) + Jah (31) + Pul (21)
All Shields, All Headgear {3}
Clvl Required: 65

Both
10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When Struck
Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
+20-30% Faster Hit Recovery (varies)
+30% Enhanced Defense
+150-220 Defense (varies)
+10 To Vitality
+(0.625*Clvl) To Mana (Based On Character Level)
All Resistances +5-20 (varies)
12-25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)
Headgear
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Shields
+50 To Life

 

Fury

JahGulEth
Jah (31) + Gul (25) + Eth (5)
All Melee Weapons {3}
Clvl Required: 65

40% Increased Attack Speed
+209% Enhanced Damage
Ignores Target Defense
-25% Target Defense
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
6% Life Stolen Per Hit
33% Chance Of Deadly Strike
66% Chance Of Open Wounds
+5 To Frenzy (Barbarian Only)
Prevent Monster Heal

 

Famine

FalOhmOrtJah
Fal (19) + Ohm (27) + Ort (9) + Jah (31)
Axes & Hammers {4}
Clvl Required: 65

+30% Increased Attack Speed
+320-370% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Ignore Target’s Defense
Adds 180-200 Magic Damage
Adds 50-200 Fire Damage
Adds 51-250 Lightning Damage
Adds 50-200 Cold Damage
12% Life Stolen Per Hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+10 To Strength

 

Faith

OhmJahLemEld
Ohm (27) + Jah (31) + Lem (20) + Eld (2)
Bows & Crossbows {4}
Clvl Required: 65

Level 12-15 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped (varies)
+1-2 To All Skills (varies)
+330% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target’s Defense
300% Bonus To Attack Rating
+75% Damage To Undead
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
+120 Fire Damage
All Resistances +15
10% Reanimate As: Returned
75% Extra Gold From Monsters

 

Enigma

JahIthBer
Jah (31) + Ith (6) + Ber (30)
Body Armor {3}
Clvl Required: 65

+2 To All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 To Teleport
+750-775 Defense (Varies)
+(0.75*Clvl) To Strength (Based On Character Level)
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced By 8%
+14 Life After Each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
(1*Clvl)% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)

 

Destruction

VexLoBerJahKo
Vex (26) + Lo (28) + Ber (30) + Jah (31) + Ko (18)
Polearms & Swords {5}
Clvl Required: 65

23% Chance To Cast Level 12 Volcano On Striking
5% Chance To Cast Level 23 Molten Boulder On Striking
100% Chance To Cast level 45 Meteor When You Die
15% Chance To Cast Level 22 Nova On Attack
+350% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target’s Defense
Adds 100-180 Magic Damage
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
20% Chance Of Crushing Blow
20% Deadly Strike
Prevent Monster Heal
+10 To Dexterity

 

Doom

HelOhmUmLoCham
Hel (15) + Ohm (27) + Um (22) + Lo (28) + Cham (32)
Axes, Hammers & Polearms {5}
Clvl Required: 67

5% Chance To Cast Level 18 Volcano On Striking
Level 12 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped
+2 To All Skills
+45% Increased Attack Speed
+330-370% Enhanced Damage (varies)
-40-60% To Enemy Cold Resistance (varies)
20% Deadly Strike
25% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
Freezes Target +3
Requirements -20%

 

Eternity

AmnBerIstSolSur
Amn (11) + Ber (30) + Ist (24) + Sol (12) + Sur (29)
All Melee Weapons {5}
Clvl Required: 63

Indestructible
+260-310% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+9 To Minimum Damage
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Hit Blinds Target
Slows Target By 33%
Replenish Mana 16%
Cannot Be Frozen
30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
Level 8 Revive (88 Charges)

 

Pride

ChamSurIoLo
Cham (32) + Sur (29) + Io (16) + Lo (28)
Polearms {4}
Clvl Required: 67

25% Chance To Cast Level 17 Fire Wall When Struck
Level 16-20 Concentration Aura When Equipped (varies)
260-300% Bonus To Attack Rating (varies)
+(1*Clvl)% Damage To Demons (Based on Character Level)
Adds 50-280 Lightning Damage
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Blinds Target
Freezes Target +3
+10 To Vitality
Replenish Life +8
(1.875*Clvl)% Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level)

 


 

Diablo 2 Mid Level Gear

Note: In this final stage of difficulty you need to begin to plan ahead and learn the games mechanics at depth. You will need to stack resistances, have high survivability. And understand what the different modifications of the weapons and items mean. Your gear needs to hold up in the different situations that you find yourself in and enemies will often have duel resistances. So having multiple damage options, through your own gear and that of your mercenary become important.

Items with auras come in handy when used correctly. And the runewords Infinity & Pride become very useful in helping taking on hell difficulty.

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