Diablo 2: Lord Of Destruction
Quick Reference Rune FAQ
Version 1.01 (8/21/01)
FAQ by Runeman (runeman@nycap.rr.com)

For use with Diablo 2: Lord Of Destruction version 1.09

PLEASE NOTE: This information is current for version 1.09, solo and
             realms play. There are many differences from 1.08!

PLEASE NOTE: This information was compiled from various sources
             including the webpages listed below and the Diablo 2 data
             files. Not all of it has been tested and confirmed. SOCKET
             RUNES AT YOUR OWN RISK! 

This is intended to be a short guide helpful to the player when he or
she finds a rune. All 33 runes in Diablo 2: Lord Of Destruction are
listed alphabetically and indexed by effect, possible Runewords and
possible Crafted Items.

Since this is only a short reference (I made it to use when I play on
my laptop) I favoured length over content. Thus the stats of the
Runewords and Crafted Items items are not included. Since Runewords
and Crafted Items can be very useful and powerful, I highly recommend
you visit any of the following websites to obtain their statistics:

www.battle.net/diablo2exp
 - Blizzards guide to Diablo 2: Lord Of Destruction
www.diabloii.net
 - Perhaps the best unofficial Diablo site
www.lurkerlounge.com
 - The best Diablo 2 forums

Also thanks to www.gamefaqs.com which is currently the only site
authorized to host this FAQ.
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Rune Name   Number, Your level required to use the rune, Frequency%
            W: Effect when socketed into weapon
            A: Effect when socketed into armor/helm/shield
            S: Effect when socketed into shield (if different)

Runewords:
   Runes must be socketed in order shown, and item must have only
   as many slots as runes in the recipe. Item may not be magical,
   rare, set, crafted or unique but can be ethereal. (For example,
   placing Amn and Tir, in that order, into a 2 socketed Long Sword
   results in a 'Strength' Long Sword). WARNING: If you make a mistake
   you will not be able to remove your runes.
Crafted Items:
   Place all ingredients in Horadric Cube to create these items. If
   Nothing happens you have not followed the recipe correctly.
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Amn         11, Lvl 25, 2.1%
            W: 7% life stolen per hit
            A: Attacker takes 14 damage

Runewords:
  Honor:  5 Socket Melee Weapons  (Amn + El + Ith + Tir + Sol)
  King's Grace:  3 Socket Swords/Scepters  (Amn + Ral + Thul)
  Strength:  2 Socket Melee Weapons  (Amn + Tir)
Crafted Items:
  Hitpower Ring:  Amn + Magic Ring + Jewel + Perfect Sapphire 
  Blood Amulet:  Amn + Magic Amulet + Jewel + Perfect Ruby 
  Caster Ring:  Amn + Magic Ring + Jewel + Perfect Amethyst 
  Safety Ring:  Amn + Magic Ring + Jewel + Perfect Emerald 
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Ber         30, Lvl 63, 0.00086%
            W: 20% chance of crushing blow
            A: Damage reduced by 8%

Runewords:
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Cham        32, Lvl 67, 0.00029%
            W: 32% Chance of Hit Freezing Target for 3 Seconds
            A: Can not be frozen

Runewords:
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Dol         14, Lvl 31, 0.72%
            W: 25% chance of Hit Causing Monster to Flee
            A: +7 Replenish Life

Runewords:
  Silence:  6 Socket Weapons  (Dol + Eld + Hel + Ist + Tir + Vex)
  Venom:  3 Socket Weapons  (Tal + Dol + Mal)
  White:  2 Socket Wand  (Dol + Io)
Crafted Items:
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El          01, Lvl 11, 26%
            W: +1 Light radius; +50 AR
            A: +1 Light radius; +15 Defense

Runewords:
  Honor:  5 Socket Melee Weapons  (Amn + El + Ith + Tir + Sol)
  Malice:  3 Socket Melee Weapons  (Ith + El + Eth)
  Steel:  2 Socket Swords/Axes/Maces  (Tir + El)
Crafted Items:
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Eld         02, Lvl 11, 17%
            W: +50 AR vs Undead; +75% Damage vs Undead
            A: Reduce stamina drain by 15%
            S: +7% increased blocking

Runewords:
  Silence:  6 Socket Weapons  (Dol + Eld + Hel + Ist + Tir + Vex)
Crafted Items:
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Eth         05, Lvl 15, 7.8%
            W: -25% Target Defense
            A: Regenerate Mana 15%

Runewords:
  Fury:  3 Socket Melee Weapons  (Jah + Gul + Eth)
  Holy Thunder:  4 Socket Scepters  (Eth + Ral + Ort + Tal)
  Malice:  3 Socket Melee Weapons  (Ith + El + Eth)
  Memory:  4 Socket Staves  (Lum + Io + Sol + Eth)
  Rhyme:  2 Socket Shields  (Shael + Eth)
  Stealth:  2 Socket Body Armor  (Tal + Eth)
  Zephyr:  2 Socket Missile Weapons  (Ort + Eth)
Crafted Items:
  Hitpower Shield:  Eth + Magic Gothic Shield + Jewel + Perfect Sapphire 
  Blood Boots:  Eth + Magic Light Plated Boots + Jewel + Perfect Ruby 
  Caster Shield:  Eth + Magic Small Shield + Jewel + Perfect Amethyst 
  Safety Body:  Eth + Magic Breastplate + Jewel + Perfect Emerald 
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Fal         19, Lvl 41, 0.11%
            W: +10 Strength
            A: +10 Strength            

Runewords:
  Lionheart:  3 Socket Body Armor  (Hel + Lum + Fal)
Crafted Items:
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Gul         25, Lvl 53, 0.0086%
            W: +20% AR
            A: +5 to Maximum Poison Resist

Runewords:
  Fury:  3 Socket Melee Weapons  (Jah + Gul + Eth)
Crafted Items:
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Hel         15, Lvl 33, 0.52%
            W: -20% Requirements
            A: -15% Requirements

Runewords:
  Lionheart:  3 Socket Body Armor  (Hel + Lum + Fal)
  Silence:  6 Socket Weapons  (Dol + Eld + Hel + Ist + Tir + Vex)
Crafted Items:
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Ist         24, Lvl 51, 0.014%
            W: +30% Better Chance To Find Magic Items
            A: +25% Better Chance To Find Magic Items

Runewords:
  Silence:  6 Socket Weapons  (Dol + Eld + Hel + Ist + Tir + Vex)
Crafted Items:

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Io          16, Lvl 35, 0.35%
            W: +10 Vitality
            A: +10 Vitality

Runewords:
  Black:  3 Socket Clubs/Hammers/Maces  (Thul + Io + Nef)
  Memory:  4 Socket Staves  (Lum + Io + Sol + Eth)
  White:  2 Socket Wand  (Dol + Io)
Crafted Items:
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Ith         06, Lvl 15, 5.2%
            W: +9 to Maximum Damage
            A: 15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana

Runewords:
  Honor:  5 Socket Melee Weapons  (Amn + El + Ith + Tir + Sol)
  Malice:  3 Socket Melee Weapons  (Ith + El + Eth)
  Radiance:  3 Socket Helms  (Nef + Sol + Ith)
Crafted Items:
  Hitpower Helm:  Ith + Magic Full Helm + Jewel + Perfect Sapphire 
  Blood Shield:  Ith + Magic Spiked Shield + Jewel + Perfect Ruby 
  Caster Belt:  Ith + Magic Light Belt + Jewel + Perfect Amethyst 
  Safety Helm:  Ith + Magic Crown + Jewel + Perfect Emerald 
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Jah         31, Lvl 65, 0.00043%
            W: Ignore target defense
            A: +5% Increased Hit Points
            S: +50 Hit Points

Runewords:
  Fury: 3 Socket Melee Weapons  (Jah + Gul + Eth)
Crafted Items:
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Ko          18, Lvl 39, 0.16%
            W: +10 Dexterity
            A: +10 Dexterity

Runewords:
  Melody:  3 Socket Missile Weapons  (Shael + Ko + Nef)
  Wealth:  3 Socket Body Armor  (Lem + Ko + Tir)
Crafted Items:
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Lem         20, Lvl 43, 0.073%
            W: +50% Extra Gold From Monsters
            A: +50% Extra Gold From Monsters

Runewords:
  Wealth:  3 Socket Body Armor  (Lem + Ko + Tir)
Crafted Items:
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Lo          28, Lvl 59, 0.0023%
            W: 20% Chance of Deadly Strike
            A: +5 to Maximum Lightning Resistance

Runewords:
Crafted Items:
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Lum         17, Lvl 37, 0.24%
            W: +10 Energy
            A: +10 Energy

Runewords:
  Lionheart:  3 Socket Body Armor  (Hel + Lum + Fal)
  Memory:  4 Socket Staves  (Lum + Io + Sol + Eth)
  Smoke:  2 Socket Body Armor  (Nef + Lum)
Crafted Items:
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Mal         23, Lcl 49, 0.021%
            W: Prevent Monster Healing
            A: Reduce Magic Damage by 7

Runewords:
  Venom:  3 Socket Weapons  (Tal + Dol + Mal)
Crafted Items:
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Nef         04, Lvl 13, 8.3%
            W: Knockback
            A: +30 Defense vs Missiles

Runewords:
  Black:  3 Socket Clubs/Hammers/Maces  (Thul + Io + Nef)
  Melody:  3 Socket Missile Weapons  (Shael + Ko + Nef)
  Nadir:  2 Socket Helms  (Nef + Tir)
  Radiance:  3 Socket Helms  (Nef + Sol + Ith)
  Smoke:  2 Socket Body Armor  (Nef + Lum)
Crafted Items:
  Hitpower Body:  Nef + Magic Field Plate + Jewel + Perfect Sapphire 
  Blood Gloves:  Nef + Magic Heavy Gloves + Jewel + Perfect Ruby 
  Caster Helm:  Nef + Magic Mask + Jewel + Perfect Amethyst 
  Safety Shield:  Nef + Magic Kite Shield + Jewel + Perfect Emerald 
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Ohm         27, Lvl 57, 0.0034%
            W: +50% Damage
            A: +5 to Maximum Cold Resistance

Runewords:
Crafted Items:
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Ort         09, Lvl 21, 3.8%
            W: +1-50 Lightning Damage
            A: +35% Lightning Resistance

Runewords:
  Ancient's Pledge:  3 Socket Shields  (Ral + Ort + Tal)
  Holy Thunder:  4 Socket Scepters  (Eth + Ral + Ort + Tal)
  Lore:  2 Socket Helms  (Ort + Sol)
  Zephyr:  2 Socket Missile Weapons  (Ort + Eth)
Crafted Items:
  Hitpower Gloves:  Ort + Magic Chain Gloves + Jewel + Perfect Sapphire 
  Blood Weapon :  Ort + Magic Axe + Jewel + Perfect Ruby 
  Caster Gloves:  Ort + Magic Leather Gloves + Jewel + Perfect Amethyst 
  Safety Boots:  Ort + Magic Plate Boots + Jewel + Perfect Emerald 
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Pul         21, Lvl 45, 0.048%
            W: +100 AR vs Demons; +75% Damage vs Demons
            A: +30% Defense

Runewords:
Crafted Items:
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Ral         08, Lvl 19, 3.9%
            W: +5-30 Fire Damage
            A: +35% Fire Resistance

Runewords:
  Ancient's Pledge: 3 Socket Shields  (Ral + Ort + Tal)
  Holy Thunder:  4 Socket Scepters  (Eth + Ral + Ort + Tal)
  King's Grace:  3 Socket Swords/Scepters  (Amn + Ral + Thul)
  Leaf:  2 Socket Staves  (Tir + Ral)
Crafted Items:
  Hitpower Boots:  Ral + Magic Chain Boots + Jewel + Perfect Sapphire 
  Blood Helm:  Ral + Magic Helm + Jewel + Perfect Ruby 
  Caster Amulet:  Ral + Magic Amulet + Jewel + Perfect Amethyst 
  Safety Gloves:  Ral + Magic Gauntlets + Jewel + Perfect Emerald 
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Shael       13, Lvl 29, 1.1%
            W: Faster Attack Speed (+20)
            A: Faster Hit Recovery (+20)
            S: Improved Block Rate (+20)

Runewords:
  Melody:  3 Socket Missile Weapons  (Shael + Ko + Nef)
  Rhyme:  2 Socket Shields  (Shael + Eth)
Crafted Items:
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Sol         12, Lvl 27, 1.4%
            W: +9 to Minimum Damage
            A: -7 Damage Reduction

Runewords:
  Honor:  5 Socket Melee Weapons  (Amn + El + Ith + Tir + Sol)
  Lore:  2 Socket Helms  (Ort + Sol)
  Memory:  4 Socket Staves  (Lum + Io + Sol + Eth)
  Radiance:  3 Socket Helms  (Nef + Sol + Ith)
Crafted Items:
  Blood Ring:  Sol + Magic Ring + Jewel + Perfect Ruby 
  Safety Weapon:  Sol + Magic Spear + Jewel + Perfect Emerald 
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Sur         29, Lvl 61, 0.0013%
            W: 20% Chance of Hit Blinds Target
            A: +5% increased Mana
            S: +50 Mana

Runewords:
Crafted Items:
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Tal         07, Lvl 17, 5.9%
            W: +75 Poison Damage over 5 seconds
            A: +35% Poison Resistance

Runewords:
  Ancient's Pledge:  3 Socket Shields  (Ral + Ort + Tal)
  Holy Thunder:  4 Socket Scepters  (Eth + Ral + Ort + Tal)
  Stealth:  2 Socket Body Armor  (Tal + Eth)
  Venom:  3 Socket Weapons  (Tal + Dol + Mal)
Crafted Items:
  Hitpower Belt:  Tal + Magic Heavy Belt + Jewel + Perfect Sapphire 
  Blood Belt:  Tal + Magic Belt + Jewel + Perfect Ruby 
  Caster Body:  Tal + Magic Light Plate + Jewel + Perfect Amethyst 
  Safety Belt:  Tal + Magic Sash + Jewel + Perfect Emerald 
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Thul        10, Lvl 23, 2.5%
            W: +3-14 Cold Damage (Cold Length 3 seconds)
            A: +30% Cold Resistance

Runewords:
  Black:  3 Socket Clubs/Hammers/Maces  (Thul + Io + Nef)
  King's Grace:  3 Socket Swords/Scepters  (Amn + Ral + Thul)
Crafted Items:
  Hitpower Amulet:  Thul + Magic Amulet + Jewel + Perfect Sapphire 
  Blood Body:  Thul + Magic Plate Mail + Jewel + Perfect Ruby 
  Caster Boots:  Thul + Magic Boots + Jewel + Perfect Amethyst 
  Safety Amulet:  Thul + Magic Amulet + Jewel + Perfect Emerald 
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Tir         03, Lvl 13, 12%
            W: +2 Mana Per Kill
            A: +2 Mana Per Kill

Runewords:
  Honor:  5 Socket Melee Weapons  (Amn + El + Ith + Tir + Sol)
  Leaf:  2 Socket Staves  (Tir + Ral)
  Nadir:  2 Socket Helms  (Nef + Tir)
  Silence:  6 Socket Weapons  (Dol + Eld + Hel + Ist + Tir + Vex)
  Steel:  2 Socket Swords/Axes/Maces  (Tir + El)
  Strength:  2 Socket Melee Weapons  (Amn + Tir)
  Wealth:  3 Socket Body Armor  (Lem + Ko + Tir)
Crafted Items:
  Hitpower Weapon :  Tir + Magic Mace + Jewel + Perfect Sapphire 
  Caster Weapon :  Tir + Magic Rod + Jewel + Perfect Amethyst
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Um          22, Lvl 47, 0.032%
            W: 25% Chance of Open Wounds
            A: +15% Resist All
            S: +22% Resist All

Runewords:
Crafted Items:
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Vex         26, Lvl 55, 0.0057%
            W: 7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
            A: +5 to Maximum Fire Resistance

Runewords:
  Silence:  6 Socket Weapons  (Dol + Eld + Hel + Ist + Tir + Vex)
Crafted Items:
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Zod         33, Lvl 69, 0.00018% (rarer than one per half million)
            W: Indestructible
            A: Indestructible

Runewords:
Crafted Items:
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