Rune Guide: A Complete List of Runes in Diablo II Resurrected

Last updated on Oct 22, 2021 at 12:16 by Oxygen 10 comments

This page covers runes in Diablo 2 and provides information about their stats, drops, and general mechanics.


Diablo 2 Runes

A Rune is a type of item introduced in the Lord of Destruction expansion. Runes can be inserted into socketed items to add various modifiers to these items. The specific modifiers added by a given Rune depend on both the type of Rune used and the type of item in which it is inserted (weapon, shield, body armor, or helm). Whereas Runes that have been inserted into an item cannot be recovered, they can be destroyed to free up any busy sockets.

Runes are most notable for their ability to create powerful Rune Words when inserted into the right type of item and in the right order, among other conditions. They are also used in several Horadric Cube transmutations, including crafting and upgrading.

For a full list of Rune Words, refer to our Rune Words guide.


Diablo 2 Rune List

The following table lists each of the 33 different Runes in Diablo 2 as well as the modifiers they add to the items into which they are inserted based on their type. The Runes are ordered in their relative rarity, with El being the most common, and Zod being the rarest. The Rlvl column represents the minimum level required to equip an item into which the corresponding Rune has been inserted.

Rune Rlvl Weapon Modifiers Helm and Body Armor Modifiers Shield Modifiers
El Rune El Rune 11 +50 Attack Rating, +1 Light Radius +15 Defense, +1 Light Radius +15 Defense, +1 Light Radius
Eld Rune Eld Rune 11 +75% Damage, +50 Attack Rating vs Undead 15% Slower Stamina Drain 7% Increased Chance of Blocking
Tir Rune Tir Rune 13 +2 Mana After Each Kill +2 Mana After Each Kill +2 Mana After Each Kill
Nef Rune Nef Rune 13 Knockback +30 Defense vs Missile +30 Defense vs Missile
Eth Rune Eth Rune 15 -25% Target Defense Regenerate Mana 15% Regenerate Mana 15%
Ith Rune Ith Rune 15 +9 Maximum Damage 15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana 15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
Tal Rune Tal Rune 17 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds Poison Resist +30% Poison Resist +35%
Ral Rune Ral Rune 19 5-30 Fire Damage Fire Resist +30% Fire Resist +35%
Ort Rune Ort Rune 21 1-50 Lightning Damage Lightning Resist +30% Lightning Resist +35%
Thul Rune Thul Rune 23 3-14 Cold Damage (3 Seconds) Cold Resist +30% Cold Resist +35%
Amn Rune Amn Rune 25 7% Life Stolen per hit Attacker Takes Damage of 14 Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Sol Rune Sol Rune 27 +9 Minimum Damage Damage Reduced by 7 Damage Reduced by 7
Shael Rune Shael Rune 29 20 Increased Attack Speed 20 Faster Hit Recovery 20 Faster Block Rate
Dol Rune Dol Rune 31 Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25% Replenish Life +7 Replenish Life +7
Hel Rune Hel Rune - Requirements -20% Requirements -15% Requirements -15%
Io Rune Io Rune 35 +10 Vitality +10 Vitality +10 Vitality
Lum Rune Lum Rune 37 +10 Energy +10 Energy +10 Energy
Ko Rune Ko Rune 39 +10 Dexterity +10 Dexterity +10 Dexterity
Fal Rune Fal Rune 41 +10 Strength +10 Strength +10 Strength
Lem Rune Lem Rune 43 75% Extra Gold From Monsters 50% Extra Gold From Monsters 50% Extra Gold From Monsters
Pul Rune Pul Rune 45 +75% Damage, +100 Attack Rating vs Demons 30% Enhanced Defense 30% Enhanced Defense
Um Rune Um Rune 47 25% Chance of Open Wounds All Resistances +15 All Resistances +22
Mal Rune Mal Rune 49 Prevent Monster Heal Magic Damage Reduced by 7 Magic Damage Reduced by 7
Ist Rune Ist Rune 51 30% Better Chance of Magic Items 25% Better Chance of Magic Items 25% Better Chance of Magic Items
Gul Rune Gul Rune 53 20% Bonus to Attack Rating +5% Maximum Poison Resist +5% Maximum Poison Resist
Vex Rune Vex Rune 55 7% Mana Stolen per hit +5% Maximum Fire Resist +5% Maximum Fire Resist
Ohm Rune Ohm Rune 57 50% Enhanced Damage +5% Maximum Cold Resist +5% Maximum Cold Resist
Lo Rune Lo Rune 59 20% Deadly Strike +5% Maximum Lightning Resist +5% Maximum Lightning Resist
Sur Rune Sur Rune 61 Hit Blinds Target +1 Increase Maximum Mana 5% +50 Mana
Ber Rune Ber Rune 63 20% Chance of Crushing Blow Damage Reduced by 8% Damage Reduced by 8%
Jah Rune Jah Rune 65 Ignore Target's Defense Increase Maximum Life 5% +50 Life
Cham Rune Cham Rune 67 Freezes Target +3 Cannot be Frozen Cannot be Frozen
Zod Rune Zod Rune 69 Indestructible Indestructible Indestructible

How to Find Runes

Finding runes is a vast topic in itself, so we made a separate guide for it, which you can access using the link below.


Rune Words

Combining specific runes on gear can create powerful Rune Words. To find out more on the topic, please click the link below to access our dedicated guide.



  • 11 Oct. 2021: Guide added.
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