D2R Bulwark Runeword

D2R Bulwark Rune Word Patch 2.6

New Rune Word Rune Order Allowed Items Character Level Required Final Stats

Shael + lo + Sol



  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +4-6% Life stolen per hit
  • +75-100% Enhanced Defense
  • +10 to Vitality
  • Increase Maximum Life 5%
  • Replenish Life +30
  • Damage Reduced by 7
  • Physical Damage Received Reduced by 10-15%

The Bulwark, Cure, Ground, Hearth, and Temper Rune Words are being added to equip players with additional tools to boost specific resistance types as desired following the release of Sundering Charms.

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+20% Faster Hit Recovery

Faster Hit Recovery (FHR) is a coefficient that increases the speed of recovery from being stunned. A character gets stunned when a monster successfully damages him/her more than the stun threshold allows.

+4-6% Life stolen per hit

Life Steal is a frequently encountered trait on items (generally weapons). It allows the user to replenish their Life with damage dealt against the enemy.

The steal comes from how much damage you do to the monster. So 5% Life Stolen will return 5% of the damage that you do to a monster to your health as life, adjusted by the amount of Drain Effectiveness the monster has.

+75-100% Enhanced Defense

Enhanced Defense is an armor attribute that increases the defense value of the armor by a percentage, as opposed to plus defense which adds a strict number to the defense count.

+10 to Vitality

While Vitality can be increased through magical items, it is still under the responsibilities of the class to determine Life gains per point.

Increase Maximum Life 5%

Increase Maximum Life % only applies to the following:

  • Base life
  • Life gained from gaining levels
  • Life gained from attribute points allocated to Vitality
  • + Life bonuses

It does not apply to the following:

  • Life gained from + All Attributes bonuses
  • Life gained from + Vitality bonuses
  • + Life (Based on Character Level) bonuses

Consequently maximum life may not be increased by the expected percentage.

Replenish Life +30

The Replenish Life magical attribute allows a character's life to be slowly refilled over time. Unlike mana, which is based on maximum mana, Replenish Life is a set value.

The formula for how much life is actually replenished is as follows (where "N" = Replenish Life value):

(25 * N) / 256 = Life Gained Per Second

Damage Reduced by 7

Damage Reduction refers to various magic suffixes or special modifiers that reduce the damage taken.

The effect given from this trait, depending on the level of the item and the suffix itself, is the reduction of physical damage taken from all sources.

In a scenario that a Fallen hits you for 5 damage, ignoring all other penalties, "Damage Reduced By 3" will reduce the damage taken from 5 to 2. It can reduce damage dealt to 0, but will not allow one with such damage reduction to heal from attacks.

The amount reduced is generally too low to be considered useful beyond very early game. Apparently Blizzard had intended this attribute to be standard on some Body Armors, but it was later dropped.

This trait exists as a suffix, as such, it is quite common and can spawn on Magic or Rare Items as well as Uniques, Sets, and Rune Words.

Physical Damage Received Reduced by 10-15%

Damage Reduction refers to various magic suffixes or special modifiers that reduce the damage taken.

This modifier removes a percentage of the physical damage done to a character, it could be thought of as Resist Physical.

The Über Bosses from the Pandemonium Event possess a similar resist damage attribute.

It is generally considered to be a more important statistic than the integer Damage Reduction attribute in spite of the fact it is capped at 50%, normally due to there being little place to stack the former attribute or to utilize Sol Runes as elemental damage is also a concern, especially in later stages of the game. In any case, this attribute is most certainly a helpful one when being attacked by missiles or melee weapons.

Unfortunately, this attribute is also significantly more difficult to find, as it cannot spawn on Magic or Rare Items. The following is a list of items it can be found on:

  • Chains of Honor Rune Word 4 socket body armor (8%)
  • Enigma Rune Word 3 socket body armor (8%)
  • Crainte Vomir Espandon (10%)
  • Harlequin Crest Shako (10%)
  • Rockfleece Field Plate (10%)
  • Rockstopper Sallet (10%)
  • Crown of Ages Corona (10-15%)
  • String of Ears Demonhide Sash (10-15%)
  • Verdungo's Hearty Cord Mithril Coil (10-15%)
  • Spike Thorn Blade Barrier (15-20%)
  • Vampire Gaze Grim Helm (15-20%)
  • Immortal King's Detail War Belt - partial set bonus (20%)
  • Leviathan Kraken Shell (15-25%)
  • Trang-Oul's Scales Chaos Armor - complete set bonus (25%)
  • Shaftstop Mesh Armor (30%)
  • Natalya's Odium complete set bonus (30%)
  • Stormshield Monarch (35%)

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