Low Level Runewords Diablo 2 Resurrected

Diablo 2 Resurrected will be out very soon, so this is the perfect opportunity to talk about the best low level Runewords you can combine and use. If you are a long-time Diablo 2 player, then you already know how powerful these can be, and if you are new to D2 Resurrected, then you might not have even known about this system. Regardless if you are fresh to the series or just need a reminder, our Low Level Runewords Diablo 2 Resurrected guide will list out the best of these and explain how to use them.

Low Level Runewords Diablo 2 Resurrected

Ancient’s Pledge Runeword

This Level 21 Runeword consists of Ral, Ort, and Tal. It can be inserted into a Shield with 3 sockets, and is a great fit for a Paladin. It has the following stats:

  • +50% Enhanced Defense
  • Cold Resist +43%
  • Fire, Lightning & Poison Resist +48%
  • 10% of Damage goes to Mana

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Steel Runeword

A Level 13 Runeword made up of Tir and El. It can be inserted into Swords, Axes and Maces. Its combination of enhanced damage output and increased speed makes it a good choice for any melee-oriented character.

  • 25% Increased Attack Speed
  • 20% Enhanced Damage
  • +3 to Minimum Damage
  • +3 to Maximum Damage
  • +50 to Attack Rating
  • 50% Chance of Open Wounds
  • +2 To Mana After Each Kill
  • +1 To Light Radius

Malice Runewords

Similar to Steel, this Level 16 Runeword consists of Ith, El, and Eth. You can insert it into three-socketed melee weapons. Harder to get, but it functions like an enhanced version of steel, and its ability to prevent monster healing is excellent for destroying those irritating regenerating enemies.

  • +33% Enhanced Damage
  • +9 to maximum Damage
  • -25% Target Defense
  • +50 to Attack Rating
  • 100% chance of Open Wounds
  • Prevent Monster Heal
  • -100 to Monster Defense per Hit
  • Drain Life -5

Leaf Runeword

Leaf is a Level 19 Runeword made up of Tir and Ral. It’s intended for 2 socket slot Staves. This, along with providing many bonuses to Sorceress skills, means that it’s one of the best choices for that class, especially if you are playing a Sorc specializing in Fire magic.

  • +3 to Fire Skills
  • Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
  • +3 to Inferno (Sorceress only)
  • +3 to Warmth (Sorceress only)
  • +3 to Fire Bolt (Sorceress only)
  • +2 Defense per character level
  • +33% Cold Resist
  • +2 to Mana After Each Kill

Stealth Runewords

Stealth is one of those Runewords that is useful for practically any character build. Consisting of Tal and Eth, you can place it in any two-socketed Body Armor, and it will provide a host of benefits to the player.

  • 25% Faster Cast Rate
  • 25% Faster Hit Recovery
  • 25% Faster run/walk
  • Magic Damage reduced by 3
  • 15% Regenerate Mana
  • Poison Resist +30%
  • +15 to maximum Stamina
  • +6 to Dexterity
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  1. S

    Yea, Steel can only be made in swords, maces and axes. So, thanks for that…

    1. G
      Gosu No0b

      Sorry about that. We made the correction.

  2. Q

    Ancient’s Pledge doesn’t have “+1 To All Skills” -.-

    1. G
      Gosu No0b

      We apologize about that. Stats have been fixed.

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