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    1.10 Ladder Runewords FAQ
    FAQ Version 1.00
    Contributed by: Sean Crookston (DeckardCain)
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    Version History
    -February 18th, 2005
    Table of Contents added.
    Section I and II added.
    -February 20th, 2005
    Section III added.
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    Table of contents
    
    Section I   - Legal Information
    
    Section II  - The New Runewords
               - Rune Information
    
    Section III - Weapon Runewords
               - Brand
               - Death
               - Destruction
               - Edge
               - Faith
               - Fortitude
               - Greif
               - Harmony
               - Ice
               - Infinity
               - Insight
               - Last Wish
               - Lawbringer
               - Oath
               - Obedience
               - Pheonix
               - Pride
               - Rift
               - Spirit
               - Voice of Reason
               - Wrath
    
    Section IV  - Armor Runewords
               - Dragon
               - Dream
               - Fortitude
               - Pheonix
               - Spirit
    
    Section V   - Freqently Asked Questions
    
    Section VI  - Credits / Endings
    
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    Section I - Legal Information
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    The following FAQ is cannot be published, sold, or be plagurized by
    any means. Vialoting these laws, will allow consequences to be made.
    This FAQ may be posted on a site with a written agreement from the
    author, Sean Crookston (Me). If you are caught without an agreement,
    then you will face the conseqences of big payback.
    
    
    
    Copyright Sean Crookston (DeckardCain) 2004 - All Rights Reserved
    
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    Section II - The New Runewords
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    As you all know, Blizzard has set out new runewords for players to
    discover. They did not change the version of the game, but they did
    allow more runewords to be made. All runewords have been made, and
    many people like some of them for being useful, while others hate
    certain new runewords for being totally pointless. Continue down to
    find out about the runes and their effects.
    
    
    
    -Runes Information-
    
    
    While playing the game, whether it be questing, leveling, or finding
    items, you'll eventually find runes. Runes are like gems, except that
    they can do different modifications on different pieces of equipment
    depending on the rune being used. The higher the rune, the higher the
    rarity. Below is information on runes and their effects.
    
    El Rune (11)
    Weapons: +1 Light Radius, 50 to attack rating
    Armor/Helm/Shield: +1 Light Radius, +15 Defense
    
    Eld Rune (11)
    Weapons: 50 attack rating to Undead, 75% damage to Undead
    Armor/Helm: 15% slower stamina drain
    Shield: 7% increased chance of blocking
    
    Tir Rune (13)
    Weapon/Armor/Helm/Shield: +2 to mana after each kill
    
    Nef Rune (13)
    Weapons: Knockback
    Armor/Helm/Shield: 30 defense to missile attacks
    
    Eth Rune (15)
    Weapons: -25% targets defense
    Armor/Helm/Shield: Regenerate mana 15%
    
    Ith Rune (15)
    Weapons: +9 to maximum damage
    Armor/Helm/Shield: 15% damage goes to mana
    
    Tal Rune (17)
    Weapons: +75 poison damage over 5 seconds
    Armor/Helm: Poison resistance 30%
    Shield: Poison resistance 35%
    
    Ral Rune (19)
    Weapons: +5-35 fire damage
    Armor/Helm: Fire resistance 30%
    Shield: Fire resistance 35%
    
    Ort Rune: (21)
    Weapons: +1-50 lightning damage
    Armor/Helm: Lightning resistance 30%
    Shield: Lightning resistance 35%
    
    Thul Rune (23)
    Weapons: +3-14 cold damage
    Armor/Helm: Cold resistance 30%
    Shield: Cold resistance 35%
    
    Amn Rune (25)
    Weapon: 7% Life stolen per hit
    Armor/Helm/Shield: Attacker takes damage of 14
    
    Sol Rune (27)
    Weapons: +9 to minimum damage
    Armor/Helm/Shield: Damage reduced by 7
    
    Shael Rune (29)
    Weapons: 20% increased attack speed
    Armor/Helm: 20% faster hit recovery
    Shield: 20% faster block rate
    
    Dol Rune (31)
    Weapons: Hit causes monster to flee 25%
    Armor/Helm/Shield: Replenish life +7
    
    Hel Rune (-)
    Weapons: Requirements -20%
    Armor/Helm/Shield: Requirements -15%
    
    Io Rune (35
    Weapons/Armor/Helm/Shield: +10 to Vitality
    
    Lum Rune (37)
    Weapons/Armor/Helm/Shield: +10 to Energy
    
    Ko Rune (39)
    Weapons/Armor/Helm/Shield: +10 to Dexterity
    
    Fal Rune (41)
    Weapons/Armor/Helm/Shield: +10 to Strength
    
    Lem Rune (43)
    Weapons: 75% Extra gold from monsters
    Armor/Helm/Shield: 50% Extra gold from monsters
    
    Pul Rune (45)
    Weapons: +100 attack rating to demons, +75% damage to demons
    Armor/Helm/Shield: 30% enhanced defense
    
    Um Rune (47)
    Weapons: 25% chance of open wounds
    Armor/Helm: All resistances 15%
    Shield: All resistances 22%
    
    Mal Rune (49)
    Weapons: Prevent monster heal
    Armor/Helm/Shield: Magic damage reduced by 7
    
    Ist Rune (51)
    Weapons: 30% Better magic find
    Armor/Helm/Shield: 25% Better magic find
    
    Gul Rune (53)
    Weapons: 20% Bonus to attack rating
    Armor/Helm/Shield: 5% to maximum poison resistance
    
    Vex Rune (55)
    Weapons: 7% Mana stolen per hit
    Armor/Helm/Shield: 5% to maximum fire resistance
    
    Ohm Rune (57)
    Weapons: 50% enhanced damage
    Armor/Helm/Shield: 5% to maximum cold resistance
    
    Lo Rune (59)
    Weapons: 20% Deadly strike
    Armor/Helm/Shield: 5% to maximum lightning resistance
    
    Sur Rune (61)
    Weapons: Hit blinds target
    Armor/Helm: Increase maximum mana 5%
    Shield: +50 to mana
    
    Ber Rune (63)
    Weapons: 20% Chance of crushing blow
    Armor/Helm/Shield: Damage reduced by 8%
    
    Jah Rune (65)
    Weapons: Ignore targets defense
    Armor/Helm: Increase maximum life 5%
    Shield: +50 to life
    
    Cham Rune (67)
    Weapons: Freeze target +3 seconds
    Armor/Helm/Shield: Cannot be frozen
    
    Zod Rune (69)
    Weapon/Armor/Helm/Shield: Indestructible
    
    
    
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    Section III - Weapon Runewords
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    Before I start off listing the new runewords, there is some valuable
    information you will need to know. First off, the new runewords are
    for ladder ONLY (On Battle.net). If you try to make the runeword on
    non-ladder, you'll just be wasting your runes. Also, please note
    that you use the correct runes, in the correct equipment, with the
    correct rune order with the correct amount of sockets.
    
    Example: Greif runeword will require a 5os (open socket) sword or
    axe, and the runes Eth + Tir + Lo + Mal + Ral socketed in the weapon
    in that order.
    
    Read carefully about what runes are needed, and the specific armor
    or weapon needed for the runeword to be made in is correct. If some
    information I provide is false, please tell me (Section VI) and I 
    will fix it. Also read the FAQ at the bottom before reporting errors
    to be corrected. Now that I have explained this to you, let us 
    continue on to the runewords!
    
    
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    Runeword: Brand
    
    Weapon: 4os missile weapon
    
    Rune Order: Jah + Lo + Mal + Gul
    
    Modifications:
    35% Chance to cast level 14 Amplify Damage when struck
    100% Chance to cast level 18 Bone Spear on striking
    Fires explosive arrows or bolts
    +260-340% Enhanced damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    20% Bonus to attack rating
    +280-330% Damage to demons
    20% Deadly strike
    Prevent monster heal
    Knockback
    
    Description: Very nice weapon, but it is missing increased
    attack speed, which is very important. Use this if you want to do
    heavy damage. Best used for an Amazon.
    
    
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    Runeword: Death
    
    Weapon: 5os Sword/Axe
    
    Rune Order: Hel + El + Vex + Ort + Gul
    
    Modifications:
    100% Chance to cast level 44 Chain Lightning when you die
    25% Chance to cast level 18 Glacial Spike on attack
    Indestructable
    +300-385% Enhanced damage
    20% Bonus to attack rating
    +50 to attack rating
    Adds 1-50 Lightning damage
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    50% Chance of crushing blow
    +0.5% Deadly strike (Per character level)
    +1 To light radius
    Level 22 Blood Golem (15 Charges)
    Requirements -20%
    
    Description: Seems like a superb weapon, but it also does not
    include increased attack speed. Once again, great for heavy
    damage, but not very fast. If you want to make this runeword,
    it is highly recommended using an Ethereal weapon, because it
    is indestructable, meaning it will never break. Best used for
    Barbarians.
    
    
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    Runeword: Destruction
    
    Weapon: 5os Polearm/Sword
    
    Rune Order: Vex + Lo + Ber + Jah + Ko
    
    Modifications:
    23% Chance to cast level 12 Volcano on striking
    5% Chance to cast level 22 Molten Boulder on striking
    100% Chance to cast level 45 Meteor when you die
    15% Chance to cast level 22 Nova on attack
    +350% Enhanced Damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    Adds 100-180 Magic Damage
    7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
    20% Chance Of Crushing Blow
    20% Deadly Strike
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +10 To Dexterity
    
    Description: Just like Death runeword, but with more of those chance
    to cast attack stuff. Pretty much wasted runeword, as there is no
    increased attack speed on it! Do not even make this runeword, or
    even trade for it. It's only worth the Ko rune used in it, nothing
    more.
    
    
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    Runeword: Edge
    
    Weapon: 3os Missile Weapon
    
    Rune Order: Tir + Tal + Amn
    
    Modifications:
    Level 15 Thorns Aura When Equipped
    +35% Increased Attack Speed
    +320-380% Damage To Demons
    +280% Damage To Undead
    +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
    7% Life Stolen Per Hit
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +5-10 To All Attributes 
    +2 To Mana After Each Kill
    Reduces All Vendor Prices 15%
    
    Description: This isn't bad for a low level Amazon, since it has good
    increased attack speed, and a Thorns aura. What it lacks is Enhanced
    damage (Except for demons and undead monsters). Other than that, it
    is nice weapon for a Amazon with a bow.
    
    
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    Runeword: Faith
    
    Weapon: 4os Missile Weapon
    
    Rune Order: Ohm + Jah + Lem + Eld
    
    Modifications: 
    Level 12-15 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
    +1-2 To All Skills
    +330% Enhanced Damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    300% Bonus To Attack Rating
    +75% Damage To Undead
    +50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
    All Resistances +15
    10% Reanimate As: Returned
    75% Extra Gold From Monsters
    
    Description: This bow is practically the best bow in the game. There
    is nothing better than this bow. Even though there is no increased
    attack speed on it, the Fanaticism Aura gives increased attack
    speed to everyone close by, and even gives enhanced damage to near
    allies. This bow is absolutely amazing!! This bow certainly is 
    bringing back the "Bowazons" in Diablo II.
    
    
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    Runeword: Fortitude
    
    Weapon: Any 4os Weapon
    
    Rune Order: El + Sol + Dol + Lo
    
    Modifications:
    20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck
    +25% Faster Cast Rate
    +300% Enhanced Damage
    +200% Enhanced Defense
    +50 To Attack Rating
    +1-1.5 To Life (Per Character Level)
    Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
    +5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
    All Resistances +25-30
    +9 To Minimum Damage
    12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    +1 To Light Radius
    
    Description: Fortitude is a decent weapon. I dueled a person with
    this weapon, and he owned me. This runeword is pretty nice, and if
    you have a Lo rune, you should find a 4os weapon and make this. But
    then again, Greif is much better.
    
    
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    Runeword: Greif
    
    Weapon: 5os Sword/Axe
    
    Rune Order: Eth + Tir + Lo + Mal + Ral
    
    Modifications:
    35% Chance To Cast Level 15 Venom On Striking
    +30-40% Increased Attack Speed
    Damage +340-400
    Ignore Target's Defense
    -25% Target Defense
    +1.875% (Per Character Level) Damage To Demons
    Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
    -20-25% To Enemy Poison Resistance
    20% Deadly Strike
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +2 To Mana After Each Kill
    +11 Life After Each Kill
    
    Description: This weapon here is comparable to BoTD (Breath of the
    Dying). If you want a good dueling weapon or need a nice weapon for
    monsters, this is just about the best choice. I've dueled many
    paladins zealers, and they own all the time. It's almost impossible
    to beat someone using this runeword. Best used for paladins or
    Barbarians.
    
    
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    Runeword: Harmony
    
    Weapon: 4os Missile Weapon
    
    Rune Order: Tir + Ith + Sol + Ko
    
    Modifications:
    Level 10 Vigor Aura When Equipped
    +200-275% Enhanced Damage
    +9 To Minimum Damage
    +9 To Maximum Damage
    Adds 55-160 Lightning Damage
    Adds 55-160 Fire Damage
    Adds 55-160 Cold Damage
    +2-6 To Valkyrie
    +10 To Dexterity
    Regenerate Mana 20%
    +2 To Mana After Each Kill
    +2 To Light Radius
    Level 20 Revive (25 Charges)
    
    Description: This runeword is not too bad, besides the fact that it
    has no increased attack speed. Good damage for a low-mid level
    bow Amazon. It also has Revive skills in it, meaning you can summon
    a massive amount of monsters you have slained to use as tanks. Other
    than that, it isn't too great.
    
    
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    Runeword: Ice
    
    Weapon: 4os Missile Weapon
    
    Rune Order: Amn + Shael + Jah + Lo
    
    Modifications:
    100% Chance To Cast Level 40 Blizzard When You Level-up
    25% Chance To Cast Level 22 Frost Nova On Striking
    Level 18 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    +140-210% Enhanced Damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    +25-30% To Cold Skill Damage
    -20% To Enemy Cold Resistance
    7% Life Stolen Per Hit
    20% Deadly Strike
    3.125 Extra Gold From Monsters (Per Character Level)
    
    Description: This bow is pretty good for a Bow Amazon specializing in
    ice skills, but the runes it uses are too expensive, making it not
    worth making. However, it does have increased attack speed and also
    deadly strike, so that makes up for the damage. It is very useful for
    ice skilled Bowazons.
    
    
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    Runeword: Infinity
    
    Weapon: 4os Polearms
    
    Rune Order: Ber + Mal + Ber + Ist
    
    Modifications:
    50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Chain Lightning When You Kill An Enemy
    Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Run/Walk
    +255-325% Enhanced Damage
    -(45-55)% To Enemy Lightning Resistance
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Prevent Monster Heal
    0.5 To Vitality (Per Character Level)
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30 Charges)
    
    Description: This weapon runeword is practically the best for an
    Act two mercenary, especially if your character uses elements. It has
    good enhanced damage, and a conviction aura, which lowers the enemy
    resistances to elements. And if you use a lightning sorceress, then
    that will prove even better use. If your rich, make one of these and
    your merc will do heavy damage. The only thing lacking in this is
    the increased attack speed. Overall, it is the best Act two mercenary
    weapon you can make.
    
    
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    Runeword: Insight
    
    Weapon: 4os Polearms/Staves
    
    Rune Order:  Ral + Tir + Tal + Sol
    
    Modifications:
    Level 12-17 Meditation Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    +200-260% Enhanced Damage
    +9 To Minimum Damage
    180-250% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
    +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
    +1-6 To Critical Strike
    +5 To All Attributes
    +2 To Mana After Each Kill
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Description: This runeword is not as great as Infinity, but it still
    comes out to make a nice Mercanary weapon. If you have problems with
    mana, this Meditation aura will recover mana extremely fast. If you
    pretty new to the game, this is a cheap runeword that you can make
    early in the game. Do not make it in staves, unless you have nothing
    better than this.
    
    
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    Runeword: Last Wish
    
    Weapon: 6os Swords/Hammers/Axes
    
    Rune Order: Jah + Mal + Jah + Sur + Jah + Ber
    
    Modifications:
    6% Chance To Cast Level 11 Fade When Struck
    10% Chance To Cast Level 18 Life Tap On Striking
    20% Chance To Cast Level 20 Charged Bolt On Attack
    Level 17 Might Aura When Equipped
    +330-375% Enhanced Damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    60-70% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Prevent Monster Heal
    Hit Blinds Target
    0.5% Chance of Getting Magic Items (Per Character Level)
    
    Description: This is very expensive to make, and it definitely not
    worth making or even trading for. No increased attack speed, but
    still does several amounts of enhanced damage, combined with an
    aura of Might. Massive damage, but not fast attack speed. Stick
    with Breath of The Dying, since you gain both increased attack
    speed, and more enhanced damage. If your Breath of the Dying is
    ethereal, it will easily surpass the might aura.
    
    
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    Runeword: Lawbringer
    
    Weapon: 3os Swords/Hammers/Scepters
    
    Rune Order: Amn + Lem + Ko
    
    Modifications:
    20% Chance to Cast Level 15 Decrepify on Striking
    Level 18 Sanctuary Aura When Equipped
    -50% Target Defense
    Adds 150-210 Fire Damage
    Adds 130-180 Cold Damage
    7% Life Stolen Per Hit
    Slain Monsters Rest In Peace
    +200-250 Defense Vs. Missile
    +10 To Dexterity
    75% Extra Gold From Monsters
    
    Description: Mid runes are used in this weapon, so it isn't too bad,
    besides the fact that it has no increased attack speed or even any
    enhanced damage. Don't bother making this runeword, you'll just be
    wasting a few runes.
    
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    Runeword: Oath
    
    Weapon: 4os Swords/Axe/Maces
    
    Rune Order: Shael + Pul + Mal + Lum
    
    Modifications:
    30% Chance To Cast Level 20 Bone Spirit On Striking
    Indestructible
    +50% Increased Attack Speed
    +210-340% Enhanced Damage
    +75% Damage To Demons
    +100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +10 To Energy
    +10-15 Magic Absorb
    Level 16 Heart Of Wolverine (20 Charges)
    Level 17 Iron Golem (14 Charges)
    
    Description: This weapon is very nice. It doesn't use any high runes
    and it gets 50% increased attack speed, and 210-340% enhanced damage.
    You should make this weapon if you happen to find a 4os ethereal
    weapon. It has Iron Golem charges and Heart of Wolverine charges, so
    you can do massive damage and have a tanker with you.
    
    
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    Runeword: Obedience
    
    Weapon: 5os Polearms'
    
    Rune Order: Hel + Ko + Thul + Eth + Fal
    
    Modifications:
    30% Chance To Cast Level 21 Enchant When You Kill An Enemy
    40% Faster Hit Recovery
    +370% Enhanced Damage
    -25% Target Defense
    Adds 3-14 Cold Damage
    -25% To Enemy Fire Resistance
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +200-300 Defense
    +10 To Strength
    +10 To Dexterity
    All Resistances +20-30
    Requirements -20% 
    
    Description: If you ever find a 5os Cryptic Axe, you definitely need
    to make this runeword. 370% enhanced damage is just as great as
    Breath of The Dying. I made this runeword, and the weapon itself does
    over 1k of damage. It doesn't have increased attack speed, but it is
    a great alternative to Breath of The Dying.
    
    
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    Runeword: Phenoix
    
    Weapon: Any 4os Weapon
    
    Rune Order: Vex + Vex + Lo + Jah
    
    Modifications:
    100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up
    40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On Striking
    Level 13 Redemption Aura When Equipped
    +350-400% Enhanced Damage
    -28% To Enemy Fire Resistance
    +350-400 Defense Vs. Missile
    +50 To Life
    +5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
    +10% To Maximum Fire Resist
    +15-21 Fire Absorb
    
    Description: This weapon isn't bad, but uses way too many high runes.
    It would be much better using Breath of The Dying or Greif. Even Oath
    runeword could be better than this. This is much better made in a 
    shield. (See Section IV)
    
    
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    Runeword: Pride
    
    Weapon: 4os Polearm
    
    Rune Order: Cham + Sur + Io + Lo
    
    Modifications:
    25% Chance To Cast Level 17 Fire Wall When Struck
    Level 18 Concentration Aura When Equipped
    260-300% Bonus To Attack Rating
    +1% Damage To Demons (Per Character Level)
    Adds 50-280 Lightning Damage
    20% Deadly Strike
    Hit Blinds Target
    Freezes Target +3
    +10 To Vitality
    Replenish Life +8
    +1.875% Extra Gold From Monsters (Per Character Level)
    
    Description: This is almost a complete waste. Don't even bother to
    try making this runeword. No increased attack speed, and only damage
    is enhanced to demons. It requires three high runes, so basically
    you're wasting a lot of wealth if you make this.
    
    
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    Runeword: Rift
    
    Weapon: 4os Polearm/Scepter
    
    Rune Order: Hel + Ko + Lem + Gul
    
    Modifications:
    20% Chance To Cast Level 16 Tornado On Striking
    16% Chance To Cast Level 21 Frozen Orb On Attack
    20% Bonus To Attack Rating
    Adds 160-250 Magic Damage
    Adds 60-180 Fire Damage
    +5-10 To All Stats
    38% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    75% Extra Gold From Monsters
    Level 15 Iron Maiden (40 Charges)
    Requirements -20%
    
    Description: Worthless, and doesn't help much. Again, no increased
    attack speed, and no enhanced damage. Those two stats are important,
    and if a weapon doesn't have any of them, it is useless. (Unless your
    a caster).
    
    
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    Runeword: Spirit
    
    Weapon: 4os Sword
    
    Rune Order: Tal + Thul + Ort + Amn
    
    Modifications:
    +2 To All Skills
    +25-35% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
    Adds 3-14 Cold Damage
    +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
    7% Life Stolen Per Hit
    +250 Defense Vs. Missile
    +22 To Vitality
    +89-112 To Mana
    +3-8 Magic Absorb
    
    Description: This is great for a low level, but when you get near the
    50s and higher in levels, you can find better things. This is mostly
    meant to be made for a caster, and not melee. This runeword is much
    better in shields, though. (See Section IV)
    
    
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    Runeword: Voice of Reason
    
    Weapon: 4os Sword/Mace
    
    Rune Order: Lem + Ko + El + Eld
    
    Modifications:
    15% Chance To Cast Level 13 Frozen Orb On Striking
    18% Chance To Cast Level 20 Ice Blast On Striking
    +50 To Attack Rating
    +220-350% Damage To Demons
    +280-300% Damage To Undead
    +50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
    Adds 100-220 Cold Damage
    -24% To Enemy Cold Resistance
    +10 To Dexterity
    Cannot Be Frozen
    75% Extra Gold From Monsters
    +1 To Light Radius
    
    Description: It could be useful for both Freezadins, and Sorceresses,
    but there are much better weapons. Just dont make this unless you are
    desperate.
    
    
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    Runeword: Wrath
    
    Weapon: 4os Missile Weapons
    
    Rune Order: Pul + Lum + Ber + Mal
    
    Modifications:
    30% Chance To Cast Level 1 Decrepify On Striking
    5% Chance To Cast Level 10 life Tap On Striking
    +375% Damage To Demons
    +100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
    +250-300% Damage To Undead
    Adds 85-120 Magic Damage
    Adds 41-240 Lightning Damage
    20% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +10 To Energy
    Cannot Be Frozen
    
    Description: No increased attack speed, and only enhanced damage to
    demons and undead. Sorry, but this is useless. Only modification that
    is useful is Cannot be Frozen, but there are few other items that you
    can use to get that modification.
    
    
    
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    Section IV - Armor Runewords
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    Some runewords may have been mentioned in the weapon section, but do
    not believe that it is a mistake. Blizzard has made some runewords
    able to be made in both weapons and armors. Some are better in the
    weapon, and some are better in the armor.
    
    Runeword: Dragon
    
    Armor: 3os Body Armor/Shield
    
    Rune Order: Sur + Lo + Sol
    
    Modifications:
    20% Chance to Cast Level 18 Venom When Struck
    12% Chance To Cast Level 15 Hydra On Striking
    Level 14 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped
    +360 Defense
    +230 Defense Vs. Missile
    +3-5 To All Attributes
    +0.375 To Strength (Per Character Level)
    Increase Maximum Mana 5%
    +5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
    Damage Reduced by 7
    
    Description: This is only good for a vengeance Paladin, along with
    dream runeword, and a Doom runeword. With those three runewords are
    combined, they can allow you to have Holy freeze, Holy fire, and
    holy thunder auras at the same time! If you equip a conviction aura
    on your Paladin, you will do MASSIVE elemental damage. 
    
    
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    Runeword: Dream
    
    Armor: 3os Helm/Shield
    
    Rune Order: Io + Jah + Pul
    
    Modifications:
    10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When Struck
    Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
    +20-30% Faster Hit Recovery
    +30% Enhanced Defense
    +150-220 Defense
    +10 To Vitality
    Increase Maximum Life 5%
    +0.625 To Mana (Per Character Level)
    All Resistances +5-20
    15-25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Description: This runeword seems to be popular with helms. Again,
    as I mentioned before with Dragon runeword, it is Godly for a 
    vengeance Paladin with conviction aura. You do massive damage
    in elemental skills, so think about making this build. These
    runewords are meant to bring back dead builds, and make them the
    godly characters in the game.
    
    
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    Runeword: Fortitude
    
    Armor: 4os Body Armor
    
    Rune Order: El + Sol + Dol + Lo
    
    Modifications:
    20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck
    +25% Faster Cast Rate
    +300% Enhanced Damage
    +200% Enhanced Defense
    +15 Defense
    +1-1.5 To Life (Per Character Level)
    Replenish Life +7
    +5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
    All Resistances +25-30
    Damage Reduced By 7
    12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    +1 To Light Radius
    
    Description: Any characters that are pure Melee, will love this. The
    armor adds 200% enhanced defense, and also 300% enhanced damage! My
    mercenary was wearing this and he did 9k damage, and with a Paladin,
    your mercenary can take off to 15k per hit. You also get some decent
    resistance, so that helps too, and faster cast rate if you need to
    use Battle orders, shout, Holy shield, those kind of skills, is
    pretty nice too. Another godly modification is the 20% chance of
    casting yourself a Chilling armor, which boosts your defense up 
    really high, which can surpass the defense Stone runeword gives.
    VERY NICE CHOICE INDEED.
    
    
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    Runeword: Pheonix
    
    Armor: 4os Shield
    
    Rune Order: Vex + Vex + Lo + Jah
    
    Modifications:
    100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up
    40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On Striking
    Level 13 Redemption Aura When Equipped
    +350-400% Enhanced Damage
    -28% To Enemy Fire Resistance
    +350-400 Defense Vs. Missile
    +50 To Life
    +5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
    +10% To Maximum Fire Resist
    +15-21 Fire Absorb
    
    Description: This is much better made in a shield than weapon, thats
    for sure. 350-400% ENHANCED DAMAGE. If this is combined with Breath
    of the Dying, and Fortitude, and a Dream helmet, you can do 15k of
    damage, with EASE. This is an expensive shield to make, but it is
    worth it. Try to get your hands on one of these, and you won't
    regret it. ;)
    
    
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    Runeword: Spirit
    
    Armor: 4os Shield
    
    Rune Order: Tal + Thul + Ort + Amn
    
    Modifications:
    +2 To All Skills
    +25-35% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense Vs. Missile
    +22 To Vitality
    +89-112 To Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +3-8 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    
    Description: This is pure godly for any caster. This easily beats
    Lidless Wall in the modifications. +2 All Skills, 25-35% Faster
    Cast Rate, and a load of mana, a load of vitality, and even resists!
    You definetely need one of these, LOW RUNES used to make a godly
    shield. Easy, right? No. You need a 4os shield, and a Monarch is
    the lowest shield for strength requirements, that can have four
    open sockets. You should sacrifice some of your stats to get 150
    or so strength. Trust me, it is well worth spending 20-30 strength,
    when you get +22 to vitality, and loads of mana. It's as if you
    used them in those stats instead of strength.
    
    
    
    
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    Section V - Frequently Asked Questions
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    Q: Why can't I make these runewords on non-ladder?
    A: Blizzard made these runewords for Ladder only.
    
    Q: Is there a way to get these runewords on non-ladder?
    A: Yes, when blizzard resets the ladder, all items, including the
    ladder only runewords, will transfer over to non-ladder. (They
    will be worth quite a bit in price)
    
    Q: Which runeword is the best?
    A: Depends on the character build you have. The best runewords for
    Melee characters are Greif, Fortitude (Armor), Pheonix (Shield),
    Dream (Helm). Spirit is the best caster shield in the game pretty
    much.
    
    Q: Which runewords are good for Mercenaries?
    A: Obedience is a cheap runeword with loads of enhanced damage, but
    not as great as Breath of the Dying. It is a cheap alternative to it.
    Fortitude that is Ethereal is great for a mercenary, along with Dream
    helmet. If your character is a caster, then your mercenary should use
    Infinity, created inside an Ethereal Cryptic Axe.
    
    Q: Some of these runewords use way too many high runes! How will I
    ever get them?
    A: Well, my friend, you got to keep playing and sooner or later, you
    will find stuff that you can trade. You can always make the runewords
    that use lower runes, and you'll still be able to fend off the beasts
    in Hell difficulty.
    
    Q: Will you make more FAQs for Diablo?
    A: Probably not. I am not sure if I will write more FAQs period. I
    will write around 10 reviews for games, and I might feel like making
    another FAQ for GameFAQS.
    
    Q: Will you give me free runewords?
    A: NO. I don't sit here handing all my things. You got to find things
    for youself, or else here is no point in playing the game. It's all
    about finding stuff to become godly. If you can't do it, use ebay. :p
    
    
    
    
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    Section VI - Credits / Ending
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                       - Thanks To -
    
    Me - Obviously I wrote the FAQ, so I deserve credit. :p
    
    Blizzard - For making a fun game, and adding ladder only runewords.
    
    Battle.net - For a free online gaming place for me to play at.
    
    B.Net Friends - Thanks to them for helping me out some.
    
    GameFAQs - For accepting this FAQ.
    
    DoA - Demons of Armaggedon!!! We own everyone!!! lol
    
    
    
                 - Contact Information -
    
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