Same with Armor if you are after Defense and shields for blocking percentage. To Make a Runeword[ edit ] Items used for Runewords must be gray text items, normal, exceptional, or Elite. Low Quality, Superior, and Ethereal can be used, but you can not use magical , Rare , Set , Crafted , or Unique items, even if they have the correct number of sockets. The item must be of the correct type.
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You could, for example, use an Elite Socketed sword or an Exceptional Socketed sword, and you can also pick which type of sword is used. You can continue to find better Socketed weapons or armor and, with the proper Runes, continue to have this Rune Word bonus applied to better and better Socketed items as you find them.
Rune Words are an advanced feature for experienced users. Rune Word Rules please read these rules first or Jump to the Rune Words When you create a Rune Word you still receive all of the magical bonuses that were already on each Rune you Socketed. Socketed Items must have the exact number of sockets as the Rune Word formula requires. If the Rune Word is a 3 Rune formula then you must use an item with exactly 3 sockets.
A 4 socket item will not work with a 3 socket formula. The Socketed Item type must be the correct item type for the formula. If the formula requires a sword, the formula will not work if you use an axe or spear. Rune Words will only work in Socketed non-magical items. Again, they will not work on Magic, Set, Unique or Rare items. The correct Runes for a formula must be used. If one of the Runes is wrong you receive the bonuses of the Runes inserted but it does not become a Rune Word.
Make sure you use the correct one. You can have the correct Socketed item, correct runes and still not activate the Rune Word if you do not socket the Runes in the correct order. Example: "RalOrtTal". You need the right patch for the formulae to work.
Make sure you have the latest patch. Other Info If you use superior socketed items, the damage and stats might be higher than shown because you will get the bonus from those items too.
Q: Can you add the level limits on the Rune Words? A: Actually these would change depending on what item was used so they were not added. People especially have problems with Maces. These will not work in mace recipes even though they are listed on the mace page.
This does not include any other types of Maces. Make sure you read about Hammers above. They are not "maces" in the case of Runewords. A Bow or Crossbow is a ranged weapon and is not in this category. Sorceress Orbs are not considered Melee Weapons.
Staves - Mean Staves and not other items that are Staff class weapons like Wands. Keep in mind when experimenting with unknown Rune Words that you must be prepared to accept the loss of your Runes if the formula does not work. Rune Words must be inserted into the correct item for the formula in the correct order.
Blizzard cannot restore lost items for any reason including due to your failure to properly create a Rune Word.
Rune Word failures are caused by using the wrong items, Runes, or Rune order. The following formulae on these pages may contain errors, including listing the wrong formulas. Be sure you read all of this page including the bottom page notes for complete information. Rune Word Listings.
Page last updated: 20 April Diablo 2 Rune words Here are some facts about the Diablo 2 Rune words: When you create a Rune Word you still receive all of the magical bonuses that were already on each Rune you Socketed. Socketed Items must have the exact number of sockets as the Rune Word formula requires. If the Rune Word is a 3 Rune formula then you must use an item with exactly 3 sockets. A 4 socket item will not work with a 3 socket formula. The Socketed Item type must be the correct item type for the formula. If the formula requires a sword, the formula will not work if you use an axe or spear. Rune Words will only work in Socketed non-magical items.
Rune Words (Diablo II)
Gamepedia and Fandom have joined forces and our combined teams would like to encourage all Diablo fans to unite and work together as well. We are preparing to move all Fandom and Gamepedia logins to a unified login system. If you have an account on Fandom with the same username as on Gamepedia, we have a very simple set of instructions to resolve the conflicting username. Further work will be done to resolve other username conflicts later. Rune Words Diablo II Jump to: navigation , search 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 socketed item must also have the exact number of sockets required by the rune word.