Runeword Discussion


LoD Runewords
ES Runewords
ES Runes

  • In this page we discusss following articles.
    • Rebalancing existing Runewords
    • Suggesting (and criticizing) new Runewords
  • How to make a Runeword
    • Determine the base item (ex. Body Armor, Melee Weapons).
    • Determine the socket number and runes.
      (Translation section will help if you search a Japanese word)
    • List up the mods from the runes.
    • Determine 1-7 bonus mods. All Resist is one mod, for example.

LoD Runewords

Ancient's Pledge (example)

Ral + Ort + Tal
3 Socket Shields

+50% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +43% -> 200%
Fire Resist +48% -> 200%
Lightning Resist +48% -> 200%
Poison Resist +48% -> 200%
10% Damage Goes To Mana
+7 To All Skill Levels (new) 

  • yeah, right...-.-.... but consider "+xxx to all resistances" is capped at +150 ;) -- diablo888? 09-26-2007 (Wed) 21:04:14

ES Runewords


6 socket weapons
Nu Fu Ko Ith Fal Cham -ES Ko rune used

(3/clvl)+3-300% enhanced max damage
(2/clvl)+2-200 max damage
(4/clvl)+4-400 to attack rating
5% chance to cast lvl40 fissure on striking
-40-60% enemy fire resistance
+1 to static field
+1 to defiance
+10 to all attributes
freezes target +4
+25 to strength
+9 to max damage
increase max life -15%


6 socket weapons
Wo Zod Ma Lem Ra Tal

(2.5/clvl)+2-250% enhanced max damage
(1.5/clvl)+1-150 max damage
(3/clvl)+3-300 to attack rating
+1 to aura of divinity
+5 to holy shock
+10 to holy freeze
+15 to holy fire
+20 to prayer
+30 to holy bolt
(1/clvl)+1-100 to life
125% extra gold from monsters
+75 poison damage over 5 sec
increase max life 10%


Wo Zod Ma Lem Ra Tal
6 socket weapons

(2.5/clvl) +2-250% Enhanced Max Damage
(1.5/clvl) +1-150 To Max Damage
+20 To Prayer
25% Chance to Cast Level 30 Holy Bolt on Striking
4% Chance to Cast Level 8 Ancient's Call
+20-25% To Magic Skill Damage 
+2 To All Skill Levels
(1/clvl) +1-100 Life
75% Extra Gold From Monsters
50% Extra Gold From Monsters
+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
  • All Skill Bonus would make this RW also attactive for Magic Damage casters.
  • Making this for 4 socket weapons would be an idea, so that Berserker Fury Barbs can use it.


3 Socket Body Armor
I Fu U

+2 to All Skill Levels
+50 to Life
Increase Maximum Life +10%
Increase Maximum Mana +10%
+3 to Defiance
Cold Resist +40%
Fire Resist +40%
+30 Defense (I Rune)
Cannot be Frozen (Fu Rune)
7% Increased Chance of Blocking (U Rune)

Thinking mid-level melee armor here, potentially. Could probably use a bit of tweaking, but a rough idea is there.

  • Excellent idea Blinn. Additionally, the idea of "mixed" es/lod runewords as mentioned over at the forums sounds good, but ultimately i don't see how it could fit in to the es rw naming scheme. Unless some of the lod runes are found in japanese, like ko. -- Parabola