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