Runewords for Barbarian — Diablo 2 Resurrected

Rune Words are a type of item created when specific combinations of runes are inserted into socketed items. When the rune word is completed, it looks much like a unique item with the only notable difference that the runes show if the the player moves the mouse over the inventory image.

The runes must be inserted into the item in the correct order and the item must be a socketed item (meaning it must have a grey name, it doesn’t work on unique/set/rare/magic items that also have sockets). The socketed item must also have the exact number of sockets required by the rune word. If these conditions are not met, the rune word will not be created and the player has potentially wasted the runes in question on a useless item. The bonuses that each individual rune confers will still be applied to the item, but the added rune word bonuses will not.

Diablo 2 Runewords for Barbarian

Runewords Allowed Items Runewords Recipes Level Complete Stats
Myth 3 Socket Body Armor Hel Rune Hel Rune + Amn Rune Amn Rune + Nef 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%
Fury 3 Socket Melee Weapons Jah Rune Jah Rune + Gul Rune Gul Rune + Eth 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)

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Runewords for Barbarian Tips

  • When you create Rune Word, you still receive all the magical bonuses that were already on each Rune you socketed.
  • The socketed item you are using must have the EXACT number of sockets as the Rune Word formula you are attempting to socket. 
  • Runewords only work in Socketed non-magical items. This rules out Set Items, Unique Items, Rare Items or Magic Items.
  • The Socketed item type MUST be the correct item type. If the formula requires an Axe, it won’t work if you decide to use a Spear or a Sword.
  • The correct Runes for a formula must be used. If you by some chance, decide to replace a Rune or use another one because you lack the proper one, you will receive the bonuses of the equipped Runes but it won’t become a Runewords
  • The Runes MUST be placed in the correct order to trigger the Rune Word. Doing it in an incorrect order will prevent the Rune Word to activate, and will only grant you the single Runes benefits.

Barbarian Skills

  • Warcries
  • Combat Masteries
  • Combat Skills

Barbarian Guide

The Barbarian, a member of any of several tribes on the fringes of civilization, rebuffs the influence of those he sees as soft and weak. Ceaseless clan warfare and the constant struggle to survive in the hostile wilderness are evident in the Barbarian’s sturdy and powerful frame. Though perhaps lacking the sophistication of his civilized contemporaries, the Barbarian has an acute awareness of his surroundings. Because of his shamanistic belief in the animal powers with whom he identifies, the Barbarian is sometimes associated with stories of lycanthropy. In fact, he believes that he can improve his superb battle tactics by calling upon the totemic animal spirits to infuse him with supernormal strengths and abilities.

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