Runewords for Necromancer — 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 Necromancer

Runewords Allowed Items Runewords Recipes Level Complete Stats
White 2 Socket Wand Dol Rune Dol Rune + Io 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
Bone 3 Socket Body Armor Sol Rune Sol Rune + Um Rune Um 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

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Runewords for Necromancer 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.

Necromancer Skills

  • Summoning Spells
  • Poison and Bone Spells
  • Curses

Necromancer Guide

From the steamy recesses of the southern swamps comes a figure cloaked in mystery. The Necromancer, as his name implies, is an unseemly form of sorcerer whose spells deal with the raising of the dead and the summoning and control of various creatures for his purposes. Though his goals are often aligned with those of the forces of Light, some do not think that these ends can justify his foul means. Long hours of study in dank mausolea have made his skin pale and corpselike, his figure, skeletal. Most people shun him for his peculiar looks and ways, but none doubt the power of the Necromancer, for it is the stuff of nightmares.

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