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Runes list for Diablo 2

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This Runes list for Diablo 2 will catalog every runes in the game as well as giving you all the information there is to know about them.

Quick introduction and Facts about runes

Runes in Diablo 2 are stones imbued with magical powers and are used to upgrade items or create a new one by placing the runes into item sockets. Here are a few facts about them :

  • Runes were introduced in the Lord Of Destruction expansion and will only appear if you have installed it.
  • There are 33 runes . Each rune has it’s own stats or bonuses and each one has a different chance to appear . Every rune has a required level to be able to use it.
  • They can only be placed in certain items : Weapons, Helms, Armors or Shields.
  • Runes drop from monsters when you defeat them and will be displayed in orange text .
  • Using the Horadric Cube, runes can also be upgraded to their next level or tier and can be used in a bunch of useful recipes. A list of these recipes can be found here.
  • Compared to gems, jewels or skulls, runes can be placed in a very specific order in a very specific item in order to create a runeword. The resulting combination creates an even more powerful item or equipment and is with no doubts the best way the get the best gear in the game. A guide on runewords will be available here. (next comming guide!)

Rune list

Here is a complete runes list for Diablo 2 showing all the properties of every 33 runes along with their level requirement :

Tier 1 runes

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1# El rune : 

Weapons : +50 attack rating, +1 light radius

Armors/Helms/Shields : +1 light radius, +15 defense

Required level : 11


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2# Eld rune :

Weapons : +75% damage vs. undead, +50 attack rating vs. undead

Armors/Helms : lowers stamina drain by 15%

shields : +7% blocking

Required level : 11


runes-list-for-diablo-2-tir-rune

3# Tir rune :

Weapons : +2 Mana Per Kill

Armors/Helms/Shields : +2 Mana Per Kill.

Required level : 13


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4# Nef rune :

Weapons :  Knockback

Armors/Helms/Shields : +30 defense vs. missile

Required level : 13


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5# Eth rune :

Weapons : -25% target defense

Armors/Helms/Shields : Regenerate mana 15%

Required level : 15


runes-list-for-diablo-2-ith-rune

6# Ith rune :

Weapons : +9 to maximum damage

Armors/Helms/Shields : 15% damage taken goes to mana

Required level : 15


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7# Tal rune : 

Weapons : +75 poison damage over 5 seconds

Armors/Helms/shields : +35% poison resistance

Required level : 17


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8# Ral rune :

Weapons : +5-30 fire damage

Armors/Helms/Shields : +35% fire resistance

Required level : 19


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9# Ort rune :

Weapons : + 1-50 lightning damage

Armors/Helms/Shields : +35% lightning resistance

Required level : 21


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10# Thul rune :

Weapons : +3-14 cold damage (3seconds cold duration)

Armors/Helms/Shields : +35% cold resistance

Required level : 23


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11# Amn rune :

Weapons : 7% life stolen per hit

Armors/Helms/Shields : Attackers take 15 damage on hit

Required level : 25


Tier 2 runes

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12# Sol rune :

Weapons : +9 to minimum damage

Armors/Helms/Shields : -7 damage taken

Required level : 27


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13# Shael rune :

Weapons : +20% increased attack speed

Armors/Helms : +20% faster hit recovery

Shields : +20% faster block rate

Required level : 29


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14# Dol rune :

Weapons : +25% chances that hit causes monster to flee

Armors/Helms/Shields : replenish life +7

Required level : 31


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15# Hel rune :

Weapons : requirements -20%

Armors/Helms/Shields : requirements -15%

Required level : NONE


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16# Io rune :

Weapons : +10 to vitality

Armors/Helms/Shields : +10 to vitality

Required level : 35


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17# Lum rune :

Weapons : +10 to energy

Armors/Helms/Shields : +10 to energy

Required level : 37


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18# Ko rune :

Weapons : +10 dexterity

Armors/Helms/Shields : +10 dexterity

Required level : 39


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19# Fal rune :

Weapons : +10 strength

Armors/Helms/Shields : +10 strength

Required level : 41


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20# Lem rune :

Weapons : +75% extra gold from monsters

Armors/Helms/Shields : +50% extra gold from monsters

Required level : 43


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21# Pul rune :

Weapons : +75% damage to demons, +100 attack rating against Demons

Armors/Helms/Shields : +30% enhanced defense

Required level : 45


um-rune

22# Um rune :

Weapons : +25% chances of open wounds

Armors/Helms : +15% to all resistances

Shields : +22% to all resistances

Required level : 47


Tier 3 runes

mal-rune

23# Mal rune :

Weapons : prevent monster heal

Armors/Helms/Shields : magic damage reduced by 7

Required level : 49


ist-rune

24# Ist rune :

Weapons : +30% chances of getting magic items

Armors/Helms/Shields : +25% chances of getting magic items

Required level : 51


gul-rune

25# Gul rune :

Weapons : +20% to attack rating

Armors/Helms/Shields : +5 maximum poison resistance

Required level : 53


vex-rune

26# Vex rune :

Weapons : +7% mana stolen per hit

Armors/Helms/Shields : +5% maximum fire resistance

Required level : 55


ohm-rune

27# Ohm rune :

Weapons : +50% enhanced damage

Armors/Helms/Shields : +5% maximum cold resistance

Required level : 57


Lo-rune

28# Lo rune :

Weapons : +20% deadly strike

Armors/Helms/Shields : +5% maximum lightning resistance

Required level : 59


sur-rune

29# Sur rune :

Weapons : Hit blinds target

Armors/Helms : +5% maximum mana

Shields : +50 to mana

Required level : 61


ber-rune

30# Ber rune :

Weapons : +20% chances of crushing blow

Armors/Helms/Shields : damage reduced by 8%

Required level : 63


jah-rune

31# Jah rune :

Weapons : Ignores target defense

Armors/Helms : +5% to maximum life

Shields : +50 life

Required level : 65


cham-rune

32# Cham rune :

Weapons : freezes target +3

Armor/Helms/Shields : cannot be frozen

Required level : 67


zod-rune

33# Zod rune :

Weapons : Indestructible

Armors/Helms/Shields : Indestructible

Required level : 69


This last rune completes this “runes list for diablo 2” . Check out our other guides for more information about various subjects from the game.

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