Features of ES 3.00 R series


  • The original LoD is automatically backup and restored.
  • A smart launcher which runs ES on LoD 1.10, 1.11 and 1.11b, and launches 2 instances of ES correctly.
  • A utility (ES 3.00 R preference) to choose Aura Graphics, Automap Setting, Life/Mana Orb Graphics and /nopickup setting.
  • A utility (Gamble Filter) to limit the items on the gamble screen. (SP only)
  • PlugY for the shared stash, skill/stat point reallocation, etc. (PlugY 5.06 is installed because any newer PlugY causes TCP/IP troubles.)
  • D2Mod system MercMod plugin for fully equippable hirelings.
  • D2Mod system GemFix plugin to fix the gem stats descriptions.
  • Cow Level Waypoint Plugin. Jail WP is replaced by Cow Level WP.
  • Increased the maximum character level (slightly) to 100.
  • Expanded inventory (11x9), stash (10x10) and Horadric Cube (10x8).
  • Doubled the amount of gold in inventory, octupled in stash.
  • Increased the resistance penalty in NM (-60%) and in Hell (-150%).
  • Tweaked the stats, stats increment, Run/Walk speed, etc. of all classes.
  • Characters start with the Horadric Cube and new starting gears.
  • Some maps of Act 2, Act 3 and Act 5 are altered.
  • Some areas are renewed and filled with strong monsters for uber players.
  • Amazon's slow block with 1H swing weapons, Paladins slow recovery with some 2H weapons and Druids slow recovery with some 1H weapons are fixed.
  • Made the animation speed of most weapons closer. Some weapons are still faster and some classes are still better at some weapons, but now the difference is little.


  • 46 new Runes based on Japanese Hiragana.
  • 14 new Runes based on Kanji (Chinese Characters).
  • A new gem type Obsidian.
  • A new gem grade Blemished (between Flawless and Perfect).
  • All gems have multiple and much improved stats.
  • All gems are sold at vendors.
  • 640+ new Unique Items besides all LoD Uniques.
  • 222 new Runewords and 21 Gemwords besides all LoD Runewords.
  • 69 new Item Sets (242 Pieces) including upgradeable mercenary sets.
  • Many new base items with cool graphics and nice stats.
    • Brass Knuckle: 1H Knuckle weapon. Uses the bare handed animation.
    • Battering Arm: 2H Knuckle weapon. Uses the bare handed animation.
    • Great Scepter: Scepter.
    • Precision Bow: Bow for Amazon.
    • Ninja To: 2H Sword for Assassin.
    • Tribal Hatchet: Throwing Axe for Barbarian.
    • Oak Branch: Club for Druid.
    • Ritualistic Dagger: Dagger for Necromancer.
    • Wretched Scythe: Polearm for Necromancer.
    • Soul Hunter: Polearm for Necromancer.
    • Blessed Edge: 1H Sword for Paladin.
    • Mana Blade: 1H Sword for Sorceress.
    • Dwarven Circlet: Helm with Get Gold automods.
    • Spirit Crown: Helm with Amazon automods.
    • Hachigane: Circlet with low level requirement.
      • Tiara is changed to Elite Hachigane.
    • Elven Chain: Body Armor with very good Defense and low level requirement.
    • Spiked Shoulder: Body Armor with ATD automods, good Defense and low level requirement.
    • Cloak: Body Armor with Assassin automods.
    • Robe: Body Armor with Sorceress automods.
    • Fortress Shield: Shield with good defense.
    • Iron Guards: Gloves with good defense.
    • Muscle Wrap: Belt with Strength automods and good defense.
    • Crystal Boots: Boots with FCR automods and good defense.
  • All base items are rebalanced and improved. All elite items are renamed.
    • Spiked Shield: Spawned with ATD automods.
  • Gloves, Belts and Boots can be spawned with 1-2 sockets.
  • Helms can be spawned with 1-4 sockets.
  • Body Armor can be spawned with 1-6 sockets.
  • Rings, Amulets, some Charms and some Quivers can have a socket by the cube recipes.
  • You can pull out the socketed gems/runes/jewels without destroying them by cubung with a key.
  • Many recipes like D-Stoning, Forging, Gem Melding and Tinkering to enhance items in various ways (skill bonus, ED, leech, max hp/mana, aura, etc.).
  • Recipes to reroll various items (ex. 7 magic rings -> a rare ring).
  • Recipes to make Unique Items and Set Items (for normal and exceptional items).
  • Recipes to make sockets on various items (normal/magic/rare/crafted/set/unique).
  • New powerful craft recipes for each class.
  • All LoD craft recipes are also available with doubled fixed mods and a socket.
  • Rune upgrade recipes now require only 2 runes. Added Rune downgrade recipes.
  • Improved magic affixes. Now some affixes have powerful "per level" property.
  • Added many new affixes including powerful auras, oskills and CtC skills.
  • Magic, rare and unique quivers are spawnable.
  • Rare charms are spawnable.
  • A special normal charm with 1-3 sockets is cubable.
  • All Gemwords and some Runewords work for quivers and the special charm.
  • Carrying multiple Unique Charms of the same kind reduces character's life to 1.
  • Equipping any piece of Mercenary Sets reduces character's life to 1.
  • You can remove unwanted RIP and Freeze from an item.
  • You can cube a negative MF charm to find more normal items.
  • The buying price of NPC is halved, but the cap is raised.
Normal Act 1Normal Act 2Normal Act 3Normal Act 4Normal Act 5~
Buying Price Cap1000020000300004000050000

New Items

  • Ancient Scrolls 1-50: Let you use the secret cube recipes.
  • Ancient Decipherers: Cube with an Ancient Scroll to identify.
  • Dragon Stones: Used in cube recipes. Transmutable into other forms cyclically.
  • Ancient Coupons: 3 Coupons make a LoD unique with an extra socket (or +1 All Skill bonus for jewelry), which never drops in ES.
  • Ancient Decals: Transmute an ES rune to a LoD rune, which never drops in ES.
  • Monster's Organs: Used for Tinkering and some other recipes.
  • Gem Can and other Stockers: Saves the storage space mainly for Mac users.
  • Tokenizer: Tokenize any weapons and armor to save the storage space.


  • 30% chance for Rares, 5% chance for Sets and 5% chance for Uniques.
  • Greatly reduced the gamble cost of expensive items (heavy armor, etc.).
  • Greatly increased the chance for Exceptionals and Elites.
  • Larzuk and Anya sell Gambling Chits, which can be cubed to make an item just like gambling. Buying Gambling Chits are sometimes more economical than the real gambling, because of the fixed price and the fixed chance to be upper.

Quest Rewards

  • Hellforge quest drops better runes. Up to r28 (Norm), r35 (NM), r42 (Hell).
  • Qual-Kehk gives a kit of materials for Class Craft for rescuing his mem.
  • Anya gives a Unique Stone that can make a Unique Item, a Rare Charm, a Rare Jewel and many D-Stones for rescuing her.


  • Hirelings can equip gloves, a belt, boots, rings and an amulet.
  • Hirelings use more various skills, including BO, Fanaticism and Conviction.
  • All hirelings have good support skills and are almost equally useful.
  • Hirelings level much faster.
  • The status of hirelings aren't affected b