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Runes in Diablo II Lord of Destruction

by: Finn Orfano ; edited by: M.S. Smith ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

Diablo II Lord of Destruction has 33 runes that can be used in different socketed items for special buffs and attributes. At times you can put then in a certain order and have rune words formed for even extra added bonuses.

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    Availability of Runes

    Common runes in order from most to least common are: El, Eld, Tir, Nef, Eth, Ith, Tal, Ral, Ort, Amn, Shael, and Thul.

    Semi-rare runes in order from most common to most rare: Sol, Dol, Hel, Io, Lum, Ko, Fal, Lem, Pul, Um.

    Extremely rare runes in order from most common to most rare: Mal, Ist, Gul, Vex, Ohm, Lo, Sur, Ber, Jah, Cham, Zod.

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    Runes in Diablo II Lord of Destruction

    El: Level 11, gives +1 to light radius and +50 to attack rating when placed in weapons, and +1 to light radius and +15 to defense when in armor, helms and shields.

    Eld: Level 11, gives +50 to attack rating versus undead and +75% damage versus undead in weapons, 7% increased chance of blocking in shields, and 15% slower stamina drain in armor and helms.

    Tir: Level 13, gives +2 mana after each kill when placed in weapons, armor, helms, and shields.Nef: Level 13, gives knockback ability to weapons and +30 defense versus missile in armor, helms, and shields.

    Eth: Level 15, gives -25% target defense on weapons and regenerates mana 15% in armor, helms, and shields.Ith: Level 15, gives +9 to max damage in weapons and 15% damage going to mana in armor, helms and shields.

    Tal: Level 17, gives +19 poison damage every 2 seconds while in weapons and a 30% extra poison resistance in armor, helms and shields.

    Ral: Level 19, gives 5-30 additional fire damage to weapons and a 30% extra fire resistance in armor, helms, and shields.

    Ort: Level 21, gives 1-50 additional lightning damage to weapons and a 30% extra lightning resistance to armor, helms, and shields.

    Thul: Level 23, gives 3-14 additional cold damage in weapons and a 30% extra resistance in armor, helms, and shields.

    Amn: Level 25, gives the ability to steal 7% life from a hit in a weapon and have the attacker take a damage of 14 in armor, helms, and shields.

    Sol: Level 27, gives +9 to minimum damage in weapons and has damage reduced by 7 in armor, helms and shields.

    Shael: Level 29, gives 20% increased attack speed in weapons, 20% faster hit recovery in armor and helms, and 20% faster block rate in shields.

    Dol: Level 31, adds a 25% monster flee to weapons and replenishes life +7 to armor, helms and shields.

    Hel: Level 33, reduces requirements 20% in weapons or 15% in armor, helms, and shields.

    Io: Level 35, adds +10 to vitality in weapons, armor, helms, and shields.

    Lum: Level 37, adds +10 to energy in weapons, armor, helms, and shields.

    Ko: Level 41, adds +10 to dexterity in weapons, armor, helms, and shields.

    Fal: Level 41, adds +10 to strength in weapons, armor, helms, and shields.

    Lem: Level 43, gives 75% extra gold from monsters in weapons, and 50% extra gold from monsters in armor, helms, and shields.

    Pul: Level 45, gives +100 to attack rating versus demons and +75% damage to demons when in weapons, +30% enhanced defense in armor, helms, and shields.

    Um: Level 47, gives +25% open wounds in weapons, +15 to all resistances in armor and helms, and +22 to all resistances in shields.

    Mal: Level 49, prevents monster heal when in weapons and gives magic damage a reduction of 7 while in armor, helms, and shields.

    Ist: Level 51, gives +30% better chance to get magic items while in a weapon and +25% better chance to get magic items while in armor, helms, and shields.

    Gul: Level 53, gives +20% to attack rating and +5% to maximum poison resistance in armor, helms and shields.

    Vex: Level 55, gives 7% mana stolen per hit to weapons and %5 to maximum fire resistance in armor, helms, and shields.

    Ohm: Level 57, gives 50% enhanced damage in weapons and +5% to maximum cold resistance in armor, helms, and shields.

    Lo: Level 59, gives +20% to do deadly strike in weapons and +5% to maximum lightning resistance in armor, helms, and shields.

    Sur: Level 61, gives the ability that a hit will blind target in weapons, increase maximum mana by 5% to armor and helms, and +50 to mana in shields.

    Ber: Level 63, has 20% chance of a crushing blow in weapons and has damage reduced by 8% in armor, helms, and shields.

    Jah: Level 65, will ignore targets defense in weapons, give an increase to life of 5% in armor and helms, and will give +50 to life in shields.

    Cham: Level 67, will freeze target +3 in weapons and makes you unable to be frozen in armor, helms, and shields.

    Zod: Level 69, gives indestructibility to weapons, armor, helms, and shields.