D2R Runewords List by Level — Diablo 2 Resurrected

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Rune Word: put certain combinations of Runes in the correct order into an item with exactly number of sockets and of the correct item type. Or else, your Runewords will not be working. The following Runewords list ranks from low level to high level. There are 78 runewords in total. Rune Words only works in Socketed non-magical items.

List of Diablo 2 Resurrected Runewords by Level

Runewords Allowed Items Runewords Recipes Level Complete Stats
Ancient's Pledge 3 Socket Shields Ral Rune + Ort Rune + Tal Rune 21 +50% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resistance +43%
Fire Resistance +48%
Lightning Resistance +48%
Poison Resistance +48%
10% Damage Goes To Mana
Black 3 Socket Clubs/
3 Socket Hammers/
3 Socket Maces
Thul Rune + Io Rune + Nef Rune 35 +120% Enhanced Damage
40% Chance Of Crushing Blow
+200 To Attack Rating
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage - Cold Duration 3 Seconds
+10 To Vitality
15% Increased Attack Speed
Knockback
Magic Damage Reduced By 2
Level 4 Corpse Explosion (12 Charges)
Fury 3 Socket Melee Weapons Jah Rune + Gul Rune + Eth Rune 65 +209% Enhanced Damage
40% Increased Attack Speed
Prevent Monster Heal
66% Chance Of Open Wounds
33% Deadly Strike
Ignore Target's Defense
-25% Target Defense
20% Bonus To Attack Rating
6% Life Stolen Per Hit
+5 To Frenzy (Barbarian Only)
Holy Thunder 4 Socket Scepters Eth Rune + Ral Rune + Ort Rune + Tal Rune 21 +60% Enhanced Damage
-25% Target Defense
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
Adds 21-110 Lightning Damage
+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
+10 To Maximum Damage
Lightning Resistance +60%
+5 To Maximum Lightning Resistance
+3 To Holy Shock (Paladin Only)
Level 7 Chain Lightning (60 Charges)
Honor 5 Socket Melee Weapons Amn Rune + El Rune + Ith Rune + Tir Rune + Sol Rune 27 +160% Enhanced Damage
+9 To Minimum Damage
+9 To Maximum Damage
25% Deadly Strike
+250 To Attack Rating
+1 to All Skills
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
Replenish Life +10
+10 To Strength
+1 To Light Radius
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
King's Grace

3 Socket Swords/
3 Socket Scepters

Amn Rune + Ral Rune + Thul Rune 25 +100% Enhanced Damage
+100% Damage To Demons
+50% Damage To Undead
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage - 3 Second Duration
+150 To Attack Rating
+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
+100 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
Leaf 2 Socket Staves Tir Rune + Ral Rune 19 Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
+3 To Fire Skills
+3 To Fire Bolt (Sorceress Only)
+3 To Inferno (Sorceress Only)
+3 To Warmth (Sorceress Only)
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+ (2 Per Character Level) +2-198 To Defense (Based On Character Level)
Cold Resistance +33%
Lionheart 3 Socket Chest Armor Hel Rune + Lum Rune + Fal Rune 41 +20% Enhanced Damage
Requirements -15%
+25 To Strength
+10 To Energy
+20 To Vitality
+15 To Dexterity
+50 To Life
All Resistances +30
Lore 2 Socket Helms Ort Rune + Sol Rune 27 +1 To All Skill Levels
+10 To Energy
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Lightning Resistance+30%
Damage Reduced By 7
+2 To Light Radius
Malice 3 Socket Melee Weapons Ith Rune + El Rune + Eth Rune 15 +33% Enhanced Damage
+9 To Maximum Damage
100% Chance Of Open Wounds
-25% Target Defense
-100 To Monster Defense Per Hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+50 To Attack Rating
Drain Life -5
Melody 3 Socket Missile Weapons Shael Rune + Ko Rune + Nef Rune 39 +50% Enhanced Damage
+300% Damage To Undead
+3 To Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+3 To Critical Strike (Amazon Only)
+3 To Dodge (Amazon Only)
+3 To Slow Missiles (Amazon Only)
20% Increased Attack Speed
+10 To Dexterity
Knockback
Memory 4 Socket Staves Lum Rune + Io Rune + Sol Rune + Eth Rune 37 +3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
33% Faster Cast Rate
Increase Maximum Mana 20%
+3 Energy Shield (Sorceress Only)
+2 Static Field (Sorceress Only)
+10 To Energy
+10 To Vitality
+9 To Minimum Damage
-25% Target Defense
Magic Damage Reduced By 7
+50% Enhanced Defense
Nadir 2 Socket Helms Nef Rune + Tir Rune 13 +50% Enhanced Defense
+10 Defense
+30 Defense vs. Missile
Level 13 Cloak of Shadows (9 Charges)
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+5 To Strength
-33% Extra Gold From Monsters
-3 To Light Radius
Radiance 3 Socket Helms Nef Rune + Sol Rune + Ith Rune 27 +75% Enhanced Defense
+30 Defense Vs. Missile
+10 To Energy
+10 To Vitality
15% Damage Goes To Mana
Magic Damage Reduced By 3
+33 To Mana
Damage Reduced By 7
+5 To Light Radius
Rhyme 2 Socket Shields Shael Rune + Eth Rune 29 20% Increased Chance of Blocking
40% Faster Block Rate
All Resistances +25
Regenerate Mana 15%
Cannot Be Frozen
50% Extra Gold From Monsters
25% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
Silence 6 Socket Weapons Dol Rune + Eld Rune + Hel Rune + Ist Rune + Tir Rune + Vex Rune 55 200% Enhanced Damage
+75% Damage To Undead
Requirements -20%
20% Increased Attack Speed
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
+2 To All Skills
All Resistances +75
20% Faster Hit Recovery
11% Mana Stolen Per Hit
Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
Hit Blinds Target +33
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
Smoke 2 Socket Chest Armor Nef Rune + Lum Rune 37 +75% Enhanced Defense
+280 Defense Vs. Missile
All Resistances +50
20% Faster Hit Recovery
Level 6 Weaken (18 Charges)
+10 To Energy
-1 To Light Radius
Stealth 2 Socket Chest Armor Tal Rune + Eth Rune 17 Magic Damage Reduced By 3
+6 To Dexterity
+15 To Maximum Stamina
Poison Resistance  +30%
Regenerate Mana 15%
25% Faster Run Walk
25% Faster Cast Rate
25% Faster Hit Recovery
Steel 2 Socket Swords/
2 Socket Axes/
2 Socket Maces
Tir Rune + El Rune 13 20% Enhanced Damage
+3 To Minimum Damage
+3 To Maximum Damage
+50 To Attack Rating
50% Chance Of Open Wounds
25% Increased Attack Speed
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+1 To Light Radius
Strength 2 Socket Melee Weapons Amn Rune + Tir Rune 25 35% Enhanced Damage
25% Chance Of Crushing Blow
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+20 To Strength
+10 To Vitality
Venom 3 Socket Weapons Tal Rune + Dol Rune + Mal Rune 49 Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
Prevent Monster Heal
Ignore Target's Defense
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
Level 15 Poison Explosion (27 Charges)
Level 13 Poison Nova (11 Charges)
+273 Poison Damage Over 6 seconds
Wealth 3 Socket Chest Armor Lem Rune + Ko Rune + Tir Rune 43 300% Extra Gold From Monsters
100% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+10 To Dexterity
White 2 Socket Wand Dol Rune + Io Rune 35 Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
+10 To Vitality
+3 To Poison And Bone Spells (Necromancer Only)
+3 To Bone Armor (Necromancer Only)
+2 To Bone Spear (Necromancer Only)
+4 To Skeleton Mastery (Necromancer Only)
Magic Damage Reduced By 4
20% Faster Cast Rate
+13 To Mana
Zephyr 2 Socket Missile Weapons Ort Rune + Eth Rune 21 +33% Enhanced Damage
+66 To Attack Rating
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
-25% Target Defense
+25 Defense
25% Faster Run/Walk
25% Increased Attack Speed
7% Chance To Cast Level 1 Twister When Struck
Beast 5 Socket Axes/
5 Socket Scepters/
5 Socket Hammers
Ber Rune + Tir Rune + Um Rune + Mal Rune + Lum Rune 63 Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+240-270% Enhanced Damage
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+3 To Werebear
+3 To Lycanthropy
Prevent Monster Heal
+25-40 To Strength
+10 To Energy
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges)
Bramble 4 Socket Chest Armor Ral Rune + Ohm Rune + Sur Rune + Eth Rune 61 Level 15-21 Thorns Aura When Equipped
+50% Faster Hit Recovery
+25-50% To Poison Skill Damage
+300 Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Regenerate Mana 15%
+5% To Maximum Cold Resistance
Fire Resistance +30%
Poison Resistance +100%
+13 Life After Each Kill
Level 13 Spirit of Barbs (33 Charges)
Breath of the Dying 6 Socket Weapons Vex Rune + Hel Rune + El Rune + Eld Rune + Zod Rune + Eth Rune 69 50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage
+200% Damage To Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%
Call to Arms 5 Socket Weapons Amn Rune + Ral Rune + Mal Rune + Ist Rune + Ohm Rune 57 +1 To All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+250-290% Enhanced Damage
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
+2-6 To Battle Command
+1-6 To Battle Orders
+1-4 To Battle Cry
Prevent Monster Heal
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Chains of Honor 4 Socket Chest Armor Dol Rune + Um Rune + Ber Rune + Ist Rune 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
Chaos 3 Socket Claws Fal Rune + Ohm Rune + Um Rune 57 9% Chance To Cast Level 11 Frozen Orb On Striking
11% Chance To Cast Level 9 Charged Bolt On Striking
+35% Increased Attack Speed
+290-340% Enhanced Damage
Adds 216-471 Magic Damage
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+1 To Whirlwind
+10 To Strength
+15 Life After Each Demon Kill
Crescent Moon 3 Socket Axes/
3 Socket Swords/
3 Socket Polearms
Shael Rune + Um Rune + Tir Rune 47 10% Chance To Cast Level 17 Chain Lightning On Striking
7% Chance To Cast Level 13 Static Field On Striking
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+180-220% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
-35% To Enemy Lightning Resistance
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+9-11 Magic Absorb
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Level 18 Summon Spirit Wolf (30 Charges)
Delirium 3 Socket Helm Lem Rune + Ist Rune + Io Rune 51 1% Chance To Cast Level 50 Delirium (morph) When Struck
6% Chance To Cast Level 14 Mind Blast When Struck
14% Chance To Cast Level 13 Terror When Struck
11% Chance To Cast Level 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)
Doom 5 Socket Axes/
5 Socket Polearms/
5 Socket Hammers
Hel Rune + Ohm Rune + Um Rune + Lo Rune + Cham Rune 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
-(40-60)% To Enemy Cold Resistance
20% Deadly Strike
25% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
Freezes Target +3
Requirements -20%
Duress 3 Socket Chest Armor Shael Rune + Um Rune + Thul Rune 47 +40% Faster Hit Recovery
+10-20% Enhanced Damage
Adds 37-133 Cold Damage 2 sec. Duration (Normal)
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
33% Chance of Open Wounds
+150-200% Enhanced Defense
-20% Slower Stamina Drain
Cold Resistance +45%
Lightning Resistance +15%
Fire Resistance +15%
Poison Resistance +15%
Enigma 3 Socket Chest Armor Jah Rune + Ith Rune + Ber Rune 65 +2 To All Skills
+45% Faster Run Walk
+1 To Teleport
+750-775 Defense
+ (0.75 Per Character Level) +0-74 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 Per Character Level) +1-99% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)
Eternity 5 Socket Melee Weapons Amn Rune + Ber Rune + Ist Rune + Sol Rune + Sur Rune 63 Indestructible
+260-310% Enhanced Damage
+9 To Minimum Damage
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Hit Blinds Target
Slows Target By 33%
Regenerate Mana 16%
Replenish Life +16
Cannot Be Frozen
30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
Level 8 Revive (88 Charges)
Exile 4 Socket Paladin Shields Vex Rune + Ohm Rune + Ist Rune + Dol Rune 57 15% Chance To Cast Level 5 Life Tap On Striking
Level 13-16 Defiance Aura When Equipped
+2 To Offensive Auras (Paladin Only)
+30% Faster Block Rate
Freezes Target
+220-260% Enhanced Defense
Replenish Life +7
+5% To Maximum Cold Resistance
+5% To Maximum Fire Resistance
25% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
Repairs 1 Durability in 4 Seconds
Famine 4 Socket Axes/
4 Socket Hammers
Fal Rune + Ohm Rune + Ort Rune + Jah Rune 65 +30% Increased Attack Speed
+320-370% Enhanced Damage
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
Gloom 3 Socket Chest Armor Fal Rune + Um Rune + Pul Rune 47 15% Chance To Cast Level 3 Dim Vision When Struck
+10% Faster Hit Recovery
+200-260% Enhanced Defense
+10 To Strength
All Resistances +45
Half Freeze Duration
5% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
-3 To Light Radius
Hand of Justice 4 Socket Weapons Sur Rune + Cham Rune + Amn Rune + Lo Rune 67 100% Chance To Cast Level 36 Blaze When You Level-Up
100% Chance To Cast Level 48 Meteor When You Die
Level 16 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped
+33% Increased Attack Speed
+280-330% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
-20% To Enemy Fire Resistance
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Blinds Target
Freezes Target +3
Heart of the Oak 4 Socket Staves/
4 Socket Maces
Ko Rune + Vex Rune + Pul Rune + Thul Rune 55 +3 To All Skills
+40% Faster Cast Rate
+75% Damage To Demons
+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage, 3 sec. Duration
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
+10 To Dexterity
Replenish Life +20
Increase Maximum Mana 15%
All Resistances +30-40
Level 4 Oak Sage (25 Charges)
Level 14 Raven (60 Charges)
Kingslayer 4 Socket Swords/
4 Socket Axes
Mal Rune + Um Rune + Gul Rune + Fal Rune 53 +30% Increased Attack Speed
+230-270% Enhanced Damage
-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
Passion 4 Socket Weapons Dol Rune + Ort Rune + Eld Rune + Lem Rune 43 +25% Increased Attack Speed
+160-210% Enhanced Damage
50-80% Bonus To Attack Rating
+75% Damage To Undead
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
+1 To Berserk
+1 To Zeal
Hit Blinds Target +10
Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
75% Extra Gold From Monsters
Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12 Charges)
Prudence 2 Socket Chest Armor Mal Rune + Tir Rune 49 +25% Faster Hit Recovery
+140-170% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +25-35
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
Sanctuary 3 Socket Shields Ko Rune + Ko Rune + Mal Rune 49 +20% Faster Hit Recovery
+20% Faster Block Rate
20% Increased Chance of Blocking
+130-160% Enhanced Defense
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+20 To Dexterity
All Resistances +50-70
Magic Damage Reduced By 7
Level 12 Slow Missiles (60 Charges)
Splendor 2 Socket Shields Eth Rune + Lum Rune 37 +1 To All Skills
+10% Faster Cast Rate
+20% Faster Block Rate
+60-100% Enhanced Defense
+10 To Energy
Regenerate Mana 15%
50% Extra Gold From Monsters
20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+3 To Light Radius
Stone 4 Socket Chest Armor Shael Rune + Um Rune + Pul Rune + Lum Rune 47 +60% Faster Hit Recovery
+250-290% Enhanced Defense
+300 Defense Vs. Missile
+16 To Strength
+16 To Vitality
+10 To Energy
All Resistances +15
Level 16 Molten Boulder (80 Charges)
Level 16 Clay Golem (16 Charges)
Wind 2 Socket Melee Weapons Sur Rune + El Rune 61 10% Chance To Cast Level 9 Tornado On Striking
+20% Faster Run Walk
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+15% Faster Hit Recovery
+120-160% Enhanced Damage
-50% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
Hit Blinds Target
+1 To Light Radius
Level 13 Twister (127 Charges)
Brand 4 Socket Missile Weapons Jah Rune + Lo Rune + Mal Rune + Gul Rune 65 35% Chance To Cast Level 14 Amplify Damage When Struck
100% Chance To Cast Level 18 Bone Spear On Striking
+260-340% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+280-330% Damage To Demons
20% Deadly Strike
Prevent Monster Heal
Knockback
Fires Explosive Arrows or Bolts (15)
Death 5 Socket Swords/
5 Socket Axes
Hel Rune + El Rune + Vex Rune + Ort Rune + Gul Rune 55 100% Chance To Cast Level 44 Chain Lightning When You Die
25% Chance To Cast Level 18 Glacial Spike On Attack
Indestructible
+300-385% Enhanced Damage
20% Bonus To Attack Rating
+50 To Attack Rating
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
50% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(0.5 per Character Level) 0.5-49.5% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
+1 To Light Radius
Level 22 Blood Golem (15 Charges)
Requirements -20%
Destruction 5 Socket Polearms/
5 Socket Swords
Vex Rune + Lo Rune + Ber Rune + Jah Rune + Ko Rune 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
Dragon

3 Socket Body Armor/
3 Socket Shields

Sur Rune + Lo Rune + Sol Rune 61 20% Chance to Cast Level 18 Venom When Struck
12% Chance To Cast Level 15 Hydra On Striking
Level 14 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped
+360 Defense
+230 Defense Vs. Missile
+3-5 To All Attributes
+0.375-37.125 To Strength (Based on Character Level)
Increase Maximum Mana 5% (Armor Only)
+50 To Mana (Shields Only)
+5% To Maximum Lightning Resistance
Damage Reduced by 7
Dream 3 Socket Helms/
3 Socket Shields
Io Rune + Jah Rune + Pul Rune 65 10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When Struck
Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
+20-30% Faster Hit Recovery
+30% Enhanced Defense
+150-220 Defense
+10 To Vitality
Increase Maximum Life 5% (Helms Only)
+50 To Life (Shields Only)
+0.625-61.875 To Mana (Based On Character Level)
All Resistances +5-20
12-25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Edge 3 Socket Missile Weapons Tir Rune + Tal Rune + Amn Rune 25 Level 15 Thorns Aura When Equipped
+35% Increased Attack Speed
+320-380% Damage To Demons
+280% Damage To Undead
+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+5-10 To All Attributes
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Reduces All Vendor Prices 15%!!!
Faith 4 Socket Missile Weapons Ohm Rune + Jah Rune + Lem Rune + Eld Rune 65 Level 12-15 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+1-2 To All Skills
+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
Fortitude

4 Socket Weapons/
4 Socket Chest Armor

El Rune + Sol Rune + Dol Rune + Lo Rune 59

Weapons
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
+300% Enhanced Damage
+9 To Minimum Damage
+50 To Attack Rating
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
+200% Enhanced Defense
+X To Life (Based on Character Level)
All Resistances +25-30
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 To Light Radius


Chest Armor
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
+300% Enhanced Damage
+200% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+X To Life (Based on Character Level)
Replenish Life +7
+5% To Maximum Lightning Resistance
All Resistances +25-30
Damage Reduced By 7
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 To Light Radius

Grief 5 Socket Swords/
5 Socket Axes
Eth Rune + Tir Rune + Lo Rune + Mal Rune + Ral Rune 59 35% Chance To Cast Level 15 Venom On Striking
+30-40% Increased Attack Speed
Damage +340-400
Ignore Target's Defense
-25% Target Defense
+(1.875 per character level) 1.875-185.625% Damage To Demons (Based on Character Level)
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
-20-25% To Enemy Poison Resistance
20% Deadly Strike
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+10-15 Life After Each Kill
Harmony 4 Socket Missile Weapons Tir Rune + Ith Rune + Sol Rune + Ko Rune 39 Level 10 Vigor Aura When Equipped
+200-275% Enhanced Damage
+9 To Minimum Damage
+9 To Maximum Damage
Adds 55-160 Lightning Damage
Adds 55-160 Fire Damage
Adds 55-160 Cold Damage
+2-6 To Valkyrie
+10 To Dexterity
Regenerate Mana 20%
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+2 To Light Radius
Level 20 Revive (25 Charges)
Ice 4 Socket Missile Weapons Amn Rune + Shael Rune + Jah Rune + Lo Rune 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
Ignore Target's Defense
+25-30% To Cold Skill Damage
-20% To Enemy Cold Resistance
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
20% Deadly Strike
3.125-309.375 Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level)
Infinity 4 Socket Polearms Ber Rune + Mal Rune + Ber Rune + Ist Rune 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
-(45-55)% To Enemy Lightning Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
0.5-49.5 To Vitality (Based on Character Level)
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30 Charges)
Insight 4 Socket Polearms/
4 Socket Staves
Ral Rune + Tir Rune + Tal Rune + Sol Rune 27 Level 12-17 Meditation Aura When Equipped
+35% Faster Cast Rate
+200-260% Enhanced Damage
+9 To Minimum Damage
180-250% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
+1-6 To Critical Strike
+5 To All Attributes
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Last Wish 6 Socket Swords/
6 Socket Hammers/
6 Socket Axes
Jah Rune + Mal Rune + Jah Rune + Sur Rune + Jah Rune + Ber Rune 65 6% Chance To Cast Level 11 Fade When Struck
10% Chance To Cast Level 18 Life Tap On Striking
20% Chance To Cast Level 20 Charged Bolt On Attack
Level 17 Might Aura When Equipped
+330-375% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
60-70% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
Hit Blinds Target
+(0.5 per character level) 0.5-49.5% Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
Lawbringer 3 Socket Swords/
3 Socket Hammers/
3 Socket Scepters
Amn Rune + Lem Rune + Ko Rune 43 20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Decrepify On Striking
Level 16-18 Sanctuary Aura When Equipped
-50% Target Defense
Adds 150-210 Fire Damage
Adds 130-180 Cold Damage
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
Slain Monsters Rest In Peace
+200-250 Defense Vs. Missile
+10 To Dexterity
75% Extra Gold From Monsters
Oath

4 Socket Swords/
4 Socket Axes/
4 Socket Maces

Shael Rune + Pul Rune + Mal Rune + Lum Rune 49 30% Chance To Cast Level 20 Bone Spirit On Striking
Indestructible
+50% Increased Attack Speed
+210-340% Enhanced Damage
+75% Damage To Demons
+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
Prevent Monster Heal
+10 To Energy
+10-15 Magic Absorb
Level 16 Heart Of Wolverine (20 Charges)
Level 17 Iron Golem (14 Charges)
Obedience 5 Socket Polearms Hel Rune + Ko Rune + Thul Rune + Eth Rune + Fal Rune 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 Second Duration (Normal)
-25% To Enemy Fire Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
+200-300 Defense
+10 To Strength
+10 To Dexterity
All Resistances +20-30
Requirements -20%
Phoenix 4 Socket Weapons/
4 Socket Shields
Vex Rune + Vex Rune + Lo Rune + Jah Rune 65

Weapons
100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up
40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On Striking
Level 10-15 Redemption Aura When Equipped
+350-400% Enhanced Damage
Ignores Target's Defense
14% Mana Stolen Per Hit
-28% To Enemy Fire Resistance
20% Deadly Strike
+350-400 Defense Vs. Missile
+15-21 Fire Absorb


Shields
100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up
40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On Striking
Level 10-15 Redemption Aura When Equipped
+350-400 Defense Vs. Missile
+350-400% Enhanced Damage
-28% To Enemy Fire Resistance
+50 To Life
+5% To Maximum Lightning Resistance
+10% To Maximum Fire Resistance
+15-21 Fire Absorb

Pride 4 Socket Polearms Cham Rune + Sur Rune + Io Rune + Lo Rune 67 25% Chance To Cast Level 17 Fire Wall When Struck
Level 16-20 Concentration Aura When Equipped
260-300% Bonus To Attack Rating
+1-99% 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
1.875-185.625% Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level)
Rift 4 Socket Polearms/
4 Socket Scepters
Hel Rune + Ko Rune + Lem Rune + Gul Rune 53 20% Chance To Cast Level 16 Tornado On Striking
16% Chance To Cast Level 21 Frozen Orb On Attack
20% Bonus To Attack Rating
Adds 160-250 Magic Damage
Adds 60-180 Fire Damage
+5-10 To All Stats
+10 To Dexterity
38% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
75% Extra Gold From Monsters
Level 15 Iron Maiden (40 Charges)
Requirements -20%
Spirit 4 Socket Swords
4 Socket Shields
Tal Rune + Thul Rune + Ort Rune + Amn Rune 25

Weapons
+2 To All Skills
+25-35% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage 3 Second Duration 
+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
+250 Defense Vs. Missile
+22 To Vitality
+89-112 To Mana
+3-8 Magic Absorb


Shields
+2 To All Skills
+25-35% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense Vs. Missile
+22 To Vitality
+89-112 To Mana
Cold Resistance +35%
Lightning Resistance +35%
Poison Resistance +35%
+3-8 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14

Voice of Reason 4 Socket Swords/
4 Socket Maces
Lem Rune + Ko Rune + El Rune + Eld Rune 43 15% Chance To Cast Level 13 Frozen Orb On Striking
18% Chance To Cast Level 20 Ice Blast On Striking
+50 To Attack Rating
+220-350% Damage To Demons
+355-375% Damage To Undead
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
Adds 100-220 Cold Damage
-24% To Enemy Cold Resistance
+10 To Dexterity
Cannot Be Frozen
75% Extra Gold From Monsters
+1 To Light Radius
Wrath 4 Socket Missile Weapons Pul Rune + Lum Rune + Ber Rune + Mal Rune 63 30% Chance To Cast Level 1 Decrepify On Striking
5% Chance To Cast Level 10 Life Tap On Striking
+375% Damage To Demons
+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
+250-300% Damage To Undead
Adds 85-120 Magic Damage
Adds 41-240 Lightning Damage
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
+10 To Energy
Cannot Be Frozen
Bone 3 Socket Body Armor Sol Rune + Um Rune + Um Rune 47 15% Chance To Cast level 10 Bone Armor When Struck
15% Chance To Cast level 10 Bone Spear On Striking
+2 To Necromancer Skill Levels
+100-150 To Mana
All Resistances +30
Damage Reduced By 7
Enlightenment 3 Socket Body Armor Pul Rune + Ral Rune + Sol Rune 45 5% Chance To Cast Level 15 Blaze When Struck
5% Chance To Cast level 15 Fire Ball On Striking
+2 To Sorceress Skill Levels
+1 To Warmth
+30% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resistance +30%
Damage Reduced By 7
Myth 3 Socket Body Armor Hel Rune + Amn Rune + Nef Rune 25 3% Chance To Cast Level 1 Howl When Struck
10% Chance To Cast Level 1 Taunt On Striking
+2 To Barbarian Skill Levels
+30 Defense Vs. Missile
Replenish Life +10
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Requirements -15%
Peace 3 Socket Body Armor Shael Rune + Thul Rune + Amn Rune 29 4% Chance To Cast Level 5 Slow Missiles When Struck
2% Chance To Cast level 15 Valkyrie On Striking
+2 To Amazon Skill Levels
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+2 To Critical Strike
Cold Resistance +30%
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Principle 3 Socket Body Armor Ral Rune + Gul Rune + Eld Rune 53  100% Chance To Cast Level 5 Holy Bolt On Striking
+2 To Paladin Skill Levels
+50% Damage to Undead
+100-150 To Life
15% Slower Stamina Drain
+5% To Maximum Poison Resistance
Fire Resistance +30%
Rain 3 Socket Body Armor Ort Rune + Mal Rune + Ith Rune 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
Lightning Resistance +30%
Magic Damage Reduced By 7
15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
Treachery 3 Socket Body Armor Shael Rune + Thul Rune + Lem Rune 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 Resistance +30%
50% Extra Gold From Monsters

Cheap Diablo 2 Resurrected Items

Runewords Not Working?

Rune Words must be inserted into the correct item with exact socket number in the correct order. Rune Word failures are caused by using the wrong items, Runes, or Rune order. Most (99%) of reported errors are caused by failure to understand the recipe.

It may happen that you insert the Runes in the piece of equipment that you want, but for some reason the Rune word is not working. Why is that?

  • It is possible that you have slotted the Runes in an incorrect order. Rune order is vital for Runewords.
  • It is possible that you attempted to create a Rune word in the wrong piece of equipment. If you attempt to create a  Weapon-only Rune Word on a socketed armor, you won't create the Rune Word.
  • It is also possible that the piece of socketed equipment you are using doesn't have the EXACT amount of sockets the Rune Word requires.
  • It doesn't work on unique/set/rare/magic items that also have sockets. Rune Words only works in Socketed non-magical items.
  • It is also possible that you use a wrong Rune. If one of the Runes is wrong, the the Rune Word will not working.

Keep in mind when experimenting with unknown Rune Words that you must be prepared to accept the loss of your Runes if the recipe does not work. Blizzard cannot restore lost items for any reason including due to your failure to properly create a Rune Word. 

Item Types

As Rune Words only work in certain item categories, it's helpful to know exactly what each one means. Listed below are the different categories of items used in Rune Words.

  • Body Armor = Any armor that is worn on your chest and not any type of other armor such as boots, helms, gloves, etc.
  • Helms = Any armor that is worn on the head, including helms, Barbarian Helms, Druid Pelts, and Circlets.
  • Shield = Any armor that can be used to block, including shields, Necromancer Shrunken Heads, and Paladin Shields.
  • Clubs = Club, Spiked Club, and Exceptional/Elite versions.
  • Hammers = War Hammer, Maul, Great Maul, and Exceptional/Elite versions. These will not work in mace recipes even though they are listed on the mace page.
  • Maces = Mace, Morning Star, Flail, and Exceptional/Elite versions. This does not include any other types of Maces. Make sure you read about Hammers above. They are not "maces" in the case of Runewords.
  • Melee Weapons = Most weapons that aren't ranged such as a Sword or Hammer. A Bow or Crossbow is a ranged weapon and is not in this category. Sorceress Orbs are not considered Melee Weapons. Melee Weapons: Hand-to-Hand, Blunt, Combo Weapon, Polearm, Spear, Knife, Sword, Axe.
  • Missile Weapons = Bows and Crossbows.
  • Weapons = Melee Weapons, Missile Weapons, Orbs.
  • Scepters = Scepter, Grand Scepter, War Scepter, and Exceptional/Elite versions.
  • Staves - Mean Staves and not other items that are Staff class weapons like Wands.

Runewords Example

For example, the Rune Word Gloom requires a 3 socketed Chest Armor and will not work on any other item even if there are more than 3 sockets. The Runes must be inserted in the proper order:

  • 1: Fal
  • 2: Um
  • 3: Pul

Inserted in the correct order and in the proper item will grant the Chest Armor the following bonuses:

  • 15% Chance To Cast Level 3 Dim Vision When Struck
  • +10% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +200-260% Enhanced Defense
  • +10 To Strength
  • All Resistances +45
  • Half Freeze Duration
  • 5% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
  • -3 To Light Radius

If the runes are inserted incorrectly, only the inherent bonuses of the three runes will be applied:

  • +10 to Strength (Fal)
  • All Resistances +15 (Um)
  • +30% Enhanced Defense (Pul)

Runeword Preparation Recipes

Runewords Recipe & Description
1 Hel Rune + Scroll of Town Portal + Any Socketed Item --> Remove items from sockets
  • Removes the jewels, gems, or runes from the sockets in an item.
  • The items in the sockets are destroyed, and all bonuses granted by those items are removed.
1 Eld Rune + 1 Chipped Gem + Low Quality Weapon --> Normal Quality Weapon of same type
  • This recipe is useful to upgrade a low quality weapon to normal quality. It can then be used in other recipes to add sockets, in preparation for turning it into a runeword. Any sockets and items in those sockets will be lost after using this recipe.
  • ilvl = 1
1 El Rune + 1 Chipped Gem + Low Quality Armor --> Normal Quality Armor of same type
  • This recipe is useful to upgrade a low quality armor to normal quality. It can then be used in other recipes to add sockets, in preparation for turning it into a runeword. Any sockets and items in those sockets will be lost after using this recipe.
  • ilvl = 1
1 Tal Rune + 1 Thul Rune + 1 Perfect Topaz + Normal Body Armor --> Socketed Body Armor of same type
  • This recipe adds 1-4 sockets to the armor, making it potentially useful for a Runeword.
  • The game always rolls for up to 6 sockets with this recipe. The amount of sockets is then capped to the maximum amount that particular item can have. Armor that can only have up to 2 sockets would therefore have a 1/6 chance of 1, and a 5/6 chance of 2.
1 Ral Rune + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Perfect Amethyst + Normal Weapon = Socketed Weapon of same type
  • This recipe adds 1-6 sockets to the weapon, making it potentially useful for a runeword.
  • The game rolls for up to 6 sockets with this recipe. If a weapon can not have 6 sockets, then the number is capped to the maximum for that particular item after the roll. A weapon with 3 sockets maximum would have 1/6 chance for 1, 1/6 chance for 2, and 4/6 chance for 3.
1 Ral Rune + 1 Thul Rune + 1 Perfect Sapphire + Normal Helm --> Socketed Helm of same type
  • This recipe adds 1-3 sockets to the helm, making it potentially useful for a Runeword.
  • The game always rolls for up to 6 sockets with this recipe. The amount of sockets is then capped to the maximum amount that particular item can have. A helm type that only allows 2 sockets would have a 1/6 chance of 1, and a 5/6 chance of 2.
1 Tal Rune + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Perfect Ruby + Normal Shield --> Socketed Shield of same type
  • This recipe adds 1-4 sockets to the shield, making it potentially useful for a Runeword.
  • The game always rolls for up to 6 sockets with this recipe. The amount of sockets is then capped to the maximum amount that particular item can have. A shield that can only have 3 sockets will have a 1/6 chance of 1, 1/6 chance of 2, and 4/6 chance of 3.

Rune Word Guide

If the player puts certain combinations of Runes in the correct order into an item with exactly that number of sockets and of the correct item type, the item's name will change into a "unique" name, displayed in gold, and the item will acquire extra powers, depending on the "rune word" that was used. The benefits of using a Rune Word is that you can make the Rune Word's magical bonuses apply to any type of item allowed with the proper number of sockets. You could, for example, use an Elite Socketed sword or an Exceptional Socketed sword, and you can also pick which type of sword is used. Uniques, in comparison, use the same item type such as short sword, and are always the same quality (Normal/Exceptional/Elite). You can continue to find better Socketed weapons or armor and, with the proper Runes, continue to have this Rune Word bonus applied to better and better Socketed items as you find them.

  1. Put runes in the correct order. Rune order is vital for Runewords.
  2. The socketed item you are using must have the EXACT number of sockets as the Rune Word recipes you are attempting to socket. If the Rune Word is a 3 Rune formula then you must use an item with exactly 3 sockets. A 4 socket item will not work with a 3 socket formula.
  3. The Socketed Item type MUST be the correct item type for the formula. If the formula requires a sword, the formula will not work if you use an axe or spear.
  4. When you create a Rune Word you still receive all of the magical bonuses that were already on each Rune you Socketed.
  5. Rune Words will only work in Socketed non-magical items. This means that Set Items, Unique Items, or Magic Items with enough Sockets and the proper item type will not allow or convert to Rune Words. Again, they will not work on Magic, Set, Unique or Rare items. So if you have a Mechanic's (or Jewelers item) piece of armor with 2 slots, the Stealth will not work on it because it's magical.
  6. The correct Runes for a formula must be used. If one of the Runes is wrong you receive the bonuses of the Runes inserted but it does not become a Rune Word.
  7. The Rune IO looks a lot like LO. Make sure you use the correct one.
  8. Rune Words will not work in Wirt's Leg. Wirt's Leg is classified as a special item, and will gain bonuses from socketed runes, but will not turn into a runeword.
  9. The Runes must be placed in the correct order. You can have the correct Socketed item, correct runes and still not activate the Rune Word if you do not socket the Runes in the correct order. This is because you're trying to spell the "Rune Word" correctly and you have spelled it incorrectly. Example: "RalOrtTal". You must first place Ral, then Ort, then finally Tal into the Socketed Item.
  10. If you use superior socketed items, the damage and stats might be higher than shown because you will get the bonus from those items too.
  11. Once you've put the Runes in, there's no removing them without destroying all your Runes.
  12. Runewords almost always have a Clvl equal to that of the highest level rune in that Runeword.
  13. RuneWords also work on mercenaries.

Rune Words are an advanced feature for experienced users. However, anyone can create a Rune Word if they take the time to read/learn enough about them to assemble the Rune Words properly.

Best Runewords in Diablo 2 Resurrected

Best Runewords Best Weapon Runewords Best Armor Runewords Best Low Level Runewords
  1. Enigma
  2. Infinity
  3. Call to Arms
  4. Spirit
  5. Grief
  6. Heart of the Oak
  7. Breath of the Dying
  8. Insight
  9. Chains of Honor
  10. Fortitude
  1. Grief
  2. Breath of the Dying
  3. Last Wish
  4. Death
  5. Heart of the Oak
  1. Enigma
  2. Chains of Honor
  3. Treachery
  4. Fortitude
  5. Duress
  1. Spirit
  2. Leaf
  3. Obedience
  4. Lionheart
  5. Treachery
  6. Smoke
  7. Black
  8. Rhyme
  9. Ancient's Pledge
  10. Malice

Related Achievement

Rus Do Fah achievement: Successfully complete a rune word.

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