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Beast is a rune word which provides a low Fanaticism Aura. It also provides Werebear and Lycanthropy skill to any character using it. It is sometimes used Summoner Necromancers to give the aura to all the minions.

 
 

Beast

 
  Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+240-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+3 To Werebear
+3 To Lycanthropy
Prevent Monster Heal
+25-40 To Strength (varies)
+10 To Energy
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
evel 13 Summon Grizzly (5/5 Charges)
 
 

 
 

Runes: Ber + Tir + Um + Mal + Lum

 
 

Ladder: No

 
 

Level Required: 63

 
 

Requires: 5 Socket Axes/Scepters/Hammers

 
  Allowed Items:
Ettin Axe, Twin Axe, Double Axe, War Spike, Crowbill, Military Pick, Berserker Axe, Naga, War Axe, Silver-Edged Axe, Bearded Axe, Broad Axe, Decapitator, Tabar, Battle Axe, Champion Axe, Gothic Axe, Great Axe, Glorious Axe, Ancient Axe, Giant Axe, Caduceus, Divine Scepter, War Scepter, Ogre Maul, War Club, Maul, Thunder Maul, Martel De Fer, Great Maul
 
 

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Breath of the Dying is one of the most powerful Rune Words in the entire game. It provides strong melee damage and is possibly achieveing the highest damage output in Diablo 2. This comes at the cost of requiring a Zod Rune which is arguably, the most rare item in the game. Considering that it requires Zod, this means that the rune word is a perfect choice for base items which are ethereal, because they will become Indestructible. Sometimes these base items are also extremely difficult to obtain as the base should be a 6 Socketed ethereal weapon. Popular choices are Colossus Blade or Colossus Sword, Berseker Axe and Thunder Maul (Max Damage goes as high as 1300+). Some implementations include Pikes with some Amazon builds.

 
 

Breath of the Dying

 
  50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)
-25% Target Defense
+50 To Attack Rating
+200% Damage To Undead
50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 To All Attributes
+1 To Light Radius
Requirements -20%
 
 

 
 

Runes: Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth

 
 

Ladder: No

 
 

Level Required: 69

 
 

Requires: 6 Socket Weapons

 
  Allowed Items:
Berserker Axe, Naga, War Axe, Champion Axe, Gothic Axe, Great Axe, Glorious Axe, Ancient Axe, Giant Axe, Ogre Maul, War Club, Maul, Thunder Maul, Martel De Fer, Great Maul, Phase Blade, Dimensional Blade, Crystal Sword, Colossus Blade, Executioner Sword, Great Sword, Crusader Bow, Large Siege Bow, Long Battle Bow, Hydra Bow, Gothic Bow, Long War Bow, Colossus Crossbow, Ballista, Heavy Crossbow, Archon Staff, Rune Staff, War Staff, Great Poleaxe, Bec-De-Corbin, Halberd, Giant Thresher, Grim Scythe, War Scythe, Ghost Spear, Yari, Spetum, War Pike, Lance, Pike, Matriarchal Spear, Ceremonial Spear, Maiden Spear, Matriarchal Pike, Ceremonial Pike, Maiden Pike
 
 

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Perfect Ethereal BoTD Thunder Maul & Colossus Blade with 15% ED base

 
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Call To Arms is another incredibly popular Rune Word in Diablo 2. It allows any wearer to cast the famous Battle Orders and Battle Command war cries that boost Life, Mana and Skill Points. It is usually used in a One-Handed 5 Socketed weapons (mainly Flail or Crystal Sword) and not in Two-Handed Weapons beacuse of the benefit of using a shield such as Spirit RuneWord Shield in the offhand to boost bonuses even more.

 
 

Call To Arms

 
  +1 To All Skills
40% Increased Attack Speed
+250-290% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
+2-6 To Battle Command (varies)
+1-6 To Battle Orders (varies)
+1-4 To Battle Cry (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
 
 

 
 

Runes: Amn + Ral + Mal + Ist + Ohm

 
 

Ladder: No

 
 

Level Required: 57

 
 

Requires: 5 Socket Weapons

 
  Allowed Items:
Flail, Knout, Crystal Sword, Many more
 
 

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Chains of Honor is a powerfull Armor Rune Word which has +2 To All Skills, Strength and incredible All Resitances properties. Additionally, it boosts the Damage to Demons with 200% and to Undead with 100%. It is a popular choice for Paladin Smiters and frequent bases are Archon Plate and Dusk Shroud but many choose the looks over Strength requirements of the base armor.

 
 

Chains of Honor

 
  +2 To All Skills
+200% Damage To Demons
100% Damage To Undead
8% Life Stolen Per Hit
+70% Enhanced Defense
+20 To Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced By 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
 
 

 
 

Runes: Dol + Um + Ber + Ist

 
 

Ladder: No

 
 

Level Required: 63

 
 

Requires: 4 Socket Body Armor

 
  Allowed Items:
Gothic Plate, Ornate Plate, Dusk Shroud, Wyrmhide, Scarab Husk, Wire Fleece, Diamond Mail, Loricated Mail, Boneweave, Great Hauberk, Balrog Skin, Hellforge Plate, Kraken Shell, Lacquered Plate, Archon Plate, Shadow Plate, Sacred Armor
 
 

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Delirium is a 1.10 Rune Word which focuses on Helms and has high defense value and +2 To All Skills. Along with that it can cast a Level 50 Delirium on to the caster which transforms him into a Bone Fetish for 60 secs which is quite debilitating as the hero will not be able to cast spells in the meantime and only attack with Normal attacks. Not a very popular helm. Could be used in Druid Pelts to achieve +5 Tornado but Rare Pelts can do that even better. May be used in a Merc with Ethereal base helm for high Defense values and to spread Curses around. Rogue Archers mercenaries equipped with this helm will morph into Bone Fetish 1% of time they are hit, but will still use their ranged attacks

 
 

Delirium

 
  1% Chance To Cast Level 50 Delirium when Struck
6% Chance To Cast Level 14 Mind Blast when Struck
14% Chance To Cast Level 13 Terror when Struck
11% Chance To Cast Level 18 Confuse On Striking
+2 To All Skills
+261 Defense
+10 To Vitality
50% Extra Gold From Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 17 Attract (60/60 Charges)
 
 

 
 

Runes: Lem + Ist + Io

 
 

Ladder: No

 
 

Level Required: 51

 
 

Requires: 3 Socket Helms

 
  Allowed Items:
Demonhead, Death Mask, Mask, Bone Visage, Grim Helm, Spired Helm, Winged Helm, Great Helm, Corona, Grand Crown, Crown, Antlers, Blood Spirit, Blood Spirit, Alpha Helm, Wolf Head, Sun Spirit, Griffon Headdress, Hawk Helm, Earth Spirit, Hunter's Guise, Carnage Helm, Jawbone Visor, Jawbone Cap, Fury Visor, Lion Helm, Fanged Helm, Destroyer Helm, Rage Mask, Horned Helm, Conqueror Crown, Savage Helmet, Assault Helmet, Guardian Crown, Slayer Guard
 
 

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Destruction is an expensive Rune Word which provides different procs on hit. It has a static 350% Enhanced Damage but without any aura or other benefit, the cost of making one just doesn't seem to be efficient enough.

 
 

Destruction

 
  23% Chance To Cast Level 12 Volcano On Striking
5% Chance To Cast Level 23 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
 
 

 
 

Runes: Vex + Lo + Ber + Jah + Ko

 
 

Ladder: Yes

 
 

Level Required: 65

 
 

Requires: 5 Socket Polearms/Swords

 
  Allowed Items:
Thresher, Battle Scythe, Scythe, Cryptic Axe, Partizan, Poleaxe, Great Poleaxe, Bec-De-Corbin, Halberd, Giant Thresher, Grim Scythe, War Scythe, Phase Blade, Dimensional Blade, Crystal Sword, Colossus Sword, Zweihander, Flamberge, Colossus Blade, Executioner Sword, Great Sword
 
 

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Doom is a rune word which provides Level 12 Holy Freeze aura. It is mostly used by Act 2 Mercenaries on Polearms to make up for a combo of Holy Freeze + Might for example. Some melee druid builds are also using it in a Thunder Maul or Berserker Axe base. Doom can achieve 1000+ max damage in Cryptic Axe and Colossus Voulge. It also provides - To Enemy Cold resistances but builds that would benefit from that will have hard time wearing the base items. There are certain Cold Sorceress builds that utilize this in a one handed Ettin Axe for example. However, it is an expansive rune word because of the Charm Rune requirement.

 
 

Doom

 
  5% Chance To Cast Level 18 Volcano On Striking
Level 12 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped
+2 To All Skills
+45 Increased Attack Speed
+330-370% Enhanced Damage (varies)
-(40-60)% To Enemy Cold Resistance (varies)
20% Deadly Strike
25% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
Freezes Target +3
Requirements -20%
 
 

 
 

Runes: Hel + Ohm + Um + Lo + Cham

 
 

Ladder: No

 
 

Level Required: 67

 
 

Requires: 5 Socket Axes/Polearms/Hammers

 
  Allowed Items:
Colossus Voulge, Bill, Voulge, Thresher, Battle Scythe, Scythe, Cryptic Axe, Partizan, Poleaxe, Great Poleaxe, Bec-De-Corbin, Halberd, Giant Thresher, Grim Scythe, War Scythe, Ettin Axe, Twin Axe, Double Axe, War Spike, Crowbill, Military Pick, Berserker Axe, Naga, War Axe, Silver-Edged Axe, Bearded Axe, Broad Axe, Decapitator, Tabar, Battle Axe, Champion Axe, Gothic Axe, Great Axe, Glorious Axe, Ancient Axe, Giant Axe, Ogre Maul, War Club, Maul, Thunder Maul, Martel De Fer, Great Maul
 
 

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Enigma is the most famous rune word in all of Diablo 2. It gives +1 To Teleport, which allows every class to telport regardless of charges or restrictions. Its most famous armor base is the Archon Platae due to the low Strength requirements but some people go with Dusk Shroud for absolute minimal Strength to Defense ratio. If sacrificing stats is not that big of an issue, some people decide on putting more Strength just to use a better looking armor base such as Loricated or Diamond Mail or even higher armor bases.

 
 

Enigma

 
  +2 To All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 To Teleport
+750-775 Defense (varies)
+ (0.75 Per Character Level) +0-74 To Strength (Based On Character Level)
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced By 8%
+14 Life After Each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+ (1 Per Character Level) +1-99% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)
 
 

 
 

Runes: Jah + Ith + Ber

 
 

Ladder: No

 
 

Level Required: 65

 
 

Requires: 3 Socket Armor

 
  Allowed Items:
Dusk Shroud, Wyrmhide, Scarab Husk, Wire Fleece, Diamond Mail, Linked Mail, Ring Mail, Loricated Mail, Tigulated Mail, Boneweave, Great Hauberk, Cuirass, Breast Plate, Balrog Skin, Hellforge Plate, Kraken Shell, Sharktooth Armor, Lacquered Plate, Embossed Plate, Gothic Plate, Archon Plate, Mage Plate, Light Plate, Shadow Plate, Chaos Armor, Full Plate Mail, Sacred Armor, Ornate Plate, Ancient Armor
 
 

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Exile is a 1.10 Rune Word for Paladin Auric shields with 4 Sockets. It is created by Vex, Ohm, Ist, Dol and is a one of the best in slot shield choices. In particualr - Smiters and Zealers. It is also a good candidate for Ethereal base shields because of the self-repairing property. Even better, the Paladin Auric shields can be eBugged in the Horadric cube for increased defense, reaching astronomical Defense numbers (Vortex Shield with 1818 Def), as well as further boosting the character's defense because of the Defiance Aura. Inherent Paladin shield bonuses remain active, which means that a strong base shield of Ethereal Normal (non-Superior) + All Resistance up to 45 is possible.

 
 

Exile

 
  15% Chance To Cast Level 5 Life Tap On Striking
Level 13-16 Defiance Aura When Equipped (varies)
+2 To Offensive Auras (Paladin Only)
+30% Faster Block Rate
Freezes Target
+220-260% Enhanced Defense (varies)
Replenish Life +7
+5% To Maximum Cold Resist
+5% To Maximum Fire Resist
25% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items
Repairs 1 Durability in 4 seconds
 
 

 
 

Runes: Vex + Ohm + Ist + Dol

 
 

Ladder: No

 
 

Level Required: 57

 
 

Requires: 4 Socket Paladin Shields

 
  Allowed Items:
Sacred Targe, Akaran Targe, Targe, Sacred Rondache, Akaran Rondache, Rondache, Kurast Shield, Protector Shield, Heraldic Shield, Zakarum Shield, Gilded Shield, Aerin Shield, Vortex Shield, Royal Shield, Crown Shield
 
 

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Random Normal and Etheral

Random Etheral eBugged

Etheral eBugged with the perfect base (max defense, 45 All Res) and perfect rolls on Defiance Aura and Defense ED

 
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Fortitude is a binary Rune Word which works for Armors and Weapons at the same time. The stats are slighly different between the two. It is more popular to be put into armors and be used by some melee builds or even more popular to be put into ethereal eBugged armors and worn by Act 2 Mercenaries. It is important to know that the 300% Damage increase is applied to the base damage before other modifiers so the damage boost is not as huge as it sounds. The most elite version - Sacred Armor can reach 4000+ Defense but it can only be worn at higher levels of Mercs because of the huge Strength requirements. The Weapon version of the Rune Word is less popular because of the competitor Rune Word - Spirit which is more useful weapon version with Faster Cast Rate.

 
 

Fortitude

 
 

Armors

 
  20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
+300% Enhanced Damage
+200% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+(1/1.125/1.25/1.375/1.5 per Level) (varies) To Life (Based on Character Level)
Replenish Life +7
+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
All Resistances +25-30 (varies)
Damage Reduced By 7
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 To Light Radius
 
 

Weapons

 
  20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
300% Enhanced Damage
+9 To Minimum Damage
+50 To Attack Rating
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
+200% Enhanced Defense
+(1/1.125/1.25/1.375/1.5 per Level) (varies) To Life (Based on Character Level)
All Resistances +25-30 (varies)
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 To Light Radius
 
 

 
 

Runes: El + Sol + Dol + Lo

 
 

Ladder: Yes

 
 

Level Required: 59

 
 

Requires: 4 Socket Armor/Weapon

 
  Allowed Items:
Armors, Both One-Handed and Two-Handed Weapons, Bows
 
 

Popular Items:

Random Sacred Armors, Normal and Ethereal eBugged

Sacred Armor Ethereal eBugged Perfect

Archon Plate is another popular choice. These are Random

Here is a Fortitude Phase Blade version

Here is a Random Fortitude Hydra Bow

 
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Grief is a powerful and bizzare Rune Word for swords and axes. It has no % enhanced damage but it has a flat +Damage increase which is as powerful as having the Enhanced Damage %. Grief is very effective when used with fast weapons such as Phase Blades. Another popular base is Berserker Axe. The +Damage modifier is also one of the few that work with Smite, making it popular with certain Paladin builds utilizing this skill. Pitzerker and Smiter are good examples of Grief users.

 
 

Grief

 
  35% Chance To Cast Level 15 Venom On Striking
+30-40% Increased Attack Speed (varies)
Damage +340-400
Ignore Target's Defense
-25% Target Defense
+(1.875 per character level) 1.875-185.625% Damage To Demons (Based on Character Level)
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
-20-25% To Enemy Poison Resistance (varies)
20% Deadly Strike
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+10-15 Life After Each Kil
 
 

 
 

Runes: Eth + Tir + Lo + Mal + Ral

 
 

Ladder: Yes

 
 

Level Required: 59

 
 

Requires: 5 Socket Swords/Axes

 
  Allowed Items:
Phase Blade, Dimensional Blade, Crystal Sword, Colossus Blade, Executioner Sword, Great Sword, Colossus Sword, Zweihander, Flamberge, Ettin Axe, Twin Axe, Double Axe, War Spike, Crowbill, Military Pick, Berserker Axe, Naga, War Axe, Silver-Edged Axe, Bearded Axe, Broad Axe , Decapitator, Tabar, Battle Axe, Champion Axe, Gothic Axe, Great Axe, Glorious Axe, Ancient Axe, Giant Axe
 
 

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Heart Of The Oak or HOTO for short is arguably the best-in-slot caster weapon. It is mostly used in flails for low stats requirement but some Sorceress builds might utilize a Staff better. The rune word is semi-hard to make, having Vex high rune as requirement. Main users are Hammerdins. It is good to note that the rune word does not work for Hammers (the mace subclass). Another great property of HOTO is that it provides Max Mana and All Resistances. It's an all-round perfect caster weapon but limited to only options for bases.

 
 

Heart Of The Oak

 
  +3 To All Skills
+40% Faster Cast Rate
+75% Damage To Demons
+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage, 3 sec. duration
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
+10 To Dexterity
Replenish Life +20
Increase Maximum Mana 15%
All Resistances +30-40 (varies)
Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
 
 

 
 

Runes: Ko + Vex + Pul + Thul

 
 

Ladder: No

 
 

Level Required: 55

 
 

Requires: 4 Socket Maces/Staves

 
  Allowed Items:
Scourge, Knout, Flail, Elder Staff, Cedar Staff, Gnarled Staff, Shillelagh, Gothic Staff, Battle Staff, Archon Staff, Rune Staff, War Staff
 
 

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Infinity is an expensive high-end Rune Word which provides Level 12 Conviction aura. It is mainly used in Act 2 Mercenaries and is only available in Polearms. Usual builds are Lightning Soreceress, Trapsin, Javazon and some Druid caster builds. By far the most widely used in Lightning Sorceress and Javazon builds. The Polearm damage itself is not as high as other Polearm rune words out there.

 
 

Infinity

 
  50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Chain Lightning When You Kill An Enemy
Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
+35% Faster Run/Walk
+330-370% Enhanced Damage (varies)
-(45-55)% To Enemy Lightning Resistance (varies)
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
0.5-49.5 To Vitality (Based on Character Level)
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30/30 Charges)
 
 

 
 

Runes: Ber + Mal + Ber + Ist

 
 

Ladder: Yes

 
 

Level Required: 63

 
 

Requires: 4 Socket Polearms

 
  Allowed Items:
Colossus Voulge, Bill, Voulge, Thresher, Battle Scythe, Scythe, Cryptic Axe, Partizan, Poleaxe, Great Poleaxe, Bec-De-Corbin, Halberd, Giant Thresher, Grim Scythe, War Scythe
 
 

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Insight is important Rune Word which provides Meditation Aura (mana regen). It is widely used in Act 2 Mercenaries on Polearms which provides a great boost to Mana Regeneration for even the high-end builds. Another good thing about Insight is that it is requires cheap runes to make and the level requirement is also quite low - 27, making it possible even on Normal or early Nightmare. Because it is used primarily in Mercenaries, a popular choice is ethereal Polearm such as a Great Polaxe, Cryptic Axe, Colossus Voulge and Thresher

 
 

Insight

 
  Level 12-17 Meditation Aura When Equipped (varies)
+35% Faster Cast Rate
+200-260% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+9 To Minimum Damage
180-250% Bonus to Attack Rating (varies)
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
+1-6 To Critical Strike (varies)
+5 To All Attributes
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
 
 

 
 

Runes: Ral + Tir + Tal + Sol

 
 

Ladder: Yes

 
 

Level Required: 27

 
 

Requires: 4 Socket Polearms/Staves

 
  Allowed Items:
Colossus Voulge, Bill, Voulge, Thresher, Battle Scythe, Scythe, Cryptic Axe, Partizan, Poleaxe, Great Poleaxe, Bec-De-Corbin, Halberd, Giant Thresher, Grim Scythe, War Scythe, Elder Staff, Cedar Staff, Gnarled Staff, Shillelagh, Gothic Staff, Battle Staff, Archon Staff, Rune Staff, War Staff
 
 

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Last Wish is one of the most expensive Rune Words in Diablo 2. It is focused on providing Level 17 Might Aura for the bearer, high % Enhanced Damage and high Crushing Blow. Popular choices are Berserker Axe, Phase Blade and Colossus Blade. Life Tap and Fade procs are also very useful.

 
 

Last Wish

 
  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 (varies)
Ignore Target's Defense
60-70% Chance of Crushing Blow (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
Hit Blinds Target
+(0.5 per character level) 0.5-49.5% Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
 
 

 
 

Runes: Jah + Mal + Jah + Sur + Jah + Ber

 
 

Ladder: Yes

 
 

Level Required: 65

 
 

Requires: 6 Socket Swords/Hammers/Axes

 
  Allowed Items:
Phase Blade, Dimensional Blade, Crystal Sword, Colossus Blade, Executioner Sword, Great Sword, Ogre Maul, War Club, Maul, Thunder Maul, Martel De Fer, Great Maul
 
 

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Oath is a rune word which provides Indestructible, without requiring Zod Rune. This makes it a more affordable high damage ethreal weapon. It has a high IAS and charges of Heart of Wolverine which if kept alive, boosts damage and attack rating to everyone in the party. Also has a high chance of striking with a Level 20 Bone Spirit which also boosts the damage output.

 
 

Oath

 
  Indestructible
30% Chance To Cast Level 20 Bone Spirit On Striking
+50% Increased Attack Speed
+210-340% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+75% Damage To Demons
+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
Prevent Monster Heal
+10 To Energy
+10-15 Magic Absorb (varies)
Level 16 Heart Of Wolverine (20/20 Charges)
Level 17 Iron Golem (14/14 Charges)
 
 

 
 

Runes: Shael + Pul + Mal + Lum

 
 

Ladder: Yes

 
 

Level Required: 49

 
 

Requires: 4 Socket Swords/Axes/Maces

 
  Allowed Items:
Phase Blade, Dimensional Blade, Crystal Sword, Conquest Sword, Broad Sword, Cryptic Sword, Rune Sword, Long Sword, Highland Blade, Dacian Falx, Claymore, Balrog Blade, Tusk Sword, Giant Sword, Champion Sword, Gothic Sword, Bastard Sword, Colossus Sword, Zweihander, Flamberge, Colossus Blade, Executioner Sword, Great Sword, Small Crescent, Cleaver, Axe, Ettin Axe, Twin Axe, Double Axe, War Spike, Crowbill, Military Pick, Berserker Axe, Naga, War Axe, Feral Axe, Military Axe, Large Axe, Silver-Edged Axe, Bearded Axe, Broad Axe, Decapitator, Tabar, Battle Axe, Champion Axe, Gothic Axe, Great Axe, Glorious Axe, Ancient Axe, Giant Axe, Scourge, Knout, Flail
 
 

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Spirit is a binary Rune Word which works for Shields and Swords at the same time. It is very popular rune word because of its all round good caster properties such as the high faster cast rate, +2 To All Skills, 55% Faster Hit Recovery, Mana and its inexpensive rune requirements. Having it in Shields is a lot more common than having it in a weapon because there are better choices when it comes to weapon. That's not the case with Shields though. Finding a good caster shield is hard and Spirit is considered the Best-in-slot. However, the only base shields that have 4 sockets (Monarch, Aegis and Ward) are Elite and can be found at end game only and have incredibly high Strength requirements for a caster. Particularly beause of the Strength requirement, Spirit Monarch is the most popular option out there as the Monarch has the lowest Strength requirement (156). Apart from running Spirit Shield as your main shield, it is also often used in alternetive Weapon offhand slot, together with Call To Arms, to buff the Battle Order SKill level even further. Another popular choice for Spirit is for use in Paladin Auric Shields with base All Resistance rolls. Using Spirit as a weapon is also beneficial in certain situations because the rune word is cheap to make and it has low level requirement and it can be implemented early into the game when the bonuses are astronomical. Wearing a Spirit Sword at level 25 is a game-changer.

 
 

Spirit

 
  Swords  
  +2 To All Skills
+25-35% Faster Cast Rate (varies)
+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. Missiles
+22 To Vitality
+89-112 To Mana (varies)
+3-8 Magic Absorb
 
  Shields  
  +2 To All Skills
+25-35% Faster Cast Rate (varies)
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missiles
+22 To Vitality
+89-112 To Mana (varies)
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+3-8 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
 
 

 
 

Runes: Tal + Thul + Ort + Amn

 
 

Ladder: Yes

 
 

Level Required: 25

 
 

Requires: 4 Socket Swords/Shields

 
  Allowed Items:
Phase Blade, Dimensional Blade, Crystal Sword, Conquest Sword, Broad Sword, Cryptic Sword, Rune Sword, Long Sword, Monarch, Aegis, Ward, Sacred Targe, Akaran Targe, Targe, Sacred Rondache, Akaran Rondache, Rondache, Kurast Shield, Protector Shield, Heraldic Shield, Zakarum Shield, Gilded Shield, Aerin Shield, Vortex Shield, Royal Shield, Crown Shield
 
 

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Perfect Spirit Monarch:

Perfect Spirit Zakarum Shield & Sacred Rondache with 45 All Res base:

 
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