Runic Talons

Runic Talons
dmg: 24-44 (34)lvl: 60str: 115dex: 115max socket: 3

A Runic Talons can spawn with up to 3 bonuses with +1 to +3 to a specific Assassin skill. These bonuses will keep the item normal, and still allow runewords to be created with it.

A superior Runic Talons can also spawn with 2 of the following bonuses, +5% to +15% Enhanced Damage, Increase Maximum Durability 10% to 15%, or +1 to +3 to Attack Rating.

Compared to other claws

table of base stats
namedamagestrengthdexteritysocketscan Have Skillsspeed
Suwayyah39 - 52 (45.5)99993Yes0
Wrist Sword34 - 45 (39.5)1051053Yes-10
War Fist44 - 53 (48.5)1081082Yes10
Battle Cestus36 - 42 (39)1101102Yes-10
Feral Claws22 - 53 (37.5)1131133Yes-20
Runic Talons24 - 44 (34)1151153Yes-30
Scissors Suwayyah40 - 51 (45.5)1181183Yes0

How to upgrade a Runic Talons

Transmute low quality weapon, an Eld rune, and a chipped gem to create normal quality weapon of the same type.

low quality Runic Talons
low quality Runic Talons
+
eld rune
eld rune
+
any chipped gem
any chipped gem
normal quality Runic Talons
normal quality Runic Talons

How to add sockets to a Runic Talons

You can add sockets to a Runic Talons by giving the item to Larzuk as a quest reward. Larzuk will always add 3 sockets (if the iLevel is high enough), the maximum. You can also add sockets with the following horadric cube recipe. This recipes will not work for low quality items.

Transmute normal weapon, a Ral rune, an Amn rune, and a Perfect Amethyst to create a socketed weapon of the same type.

normal Runic Talons
normal Runic Talons
+
ral rune
ral rune
+
thul rune
thul rune
+
perfect sapphire
perfect sapphire
socketed Runic Talons
socketed Runic Talons

This recipes will add between 1 and 3 sockets to the item. The game will roll a 6 sided dice, if it rolls higher than 3, the maximum amount of sockets is chosen.

amount of sockets for a Runic Talons
rollsocketsodds
11 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
22 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
33 socket (max)4 in 6 (66.67%)
43 socket (max)4 in 6 (66.67%)
53 socket (max)4 in 6 (66.67%)
63 socket (max)4 in 6 (66.67%)

The maximum amount of sockets an item can roll with depends on the iLevel of the weapon. The iLevel is equal to the monster level (mLevel) the item dropped from, the mLevel is equal to the area level (aLevel). Champions will have an mLevel of aLevel+2, Uniques and their minions aLevel+3, and Super Uniques will have a predefined mLevel.

possible sockets for a Runic Talons
iLvl 0-25iLvl 26-40iLvl 41 and up
233

Runewords you can make in a Runic Talons

base sockets
Runeword
Sockets
Allowed Bases
Runeword Recipe
Level
Stats
Malice3 socketsmelee weapon
ith + el + eth
15
+33% Enhanced Damage+9 to Maximum Damage (ith)-25% Target Defense (eth)+50 to Attack Rating (el)100% Chance of Open woundsPrevent Monster Heal-100 to Monster Defense Per HitDrain Life -5
Pattern3 socketsclaw
tal + ort + tir
21
+30% Faster Bock Rate+40-80% Enhanced damage10% Bonus to Attack RatingAdds 12-32 Fire DamageAdds 1-50 Lightning Damage (ort)Adds 3-14 Cold Damage+75 Poison Damage over 5 seconds (tal)+6 to Strength+6 to DexterityAll Resistances +15
Strength2 socketsmelee weapon
amn + tir
25
+35% Enhanced Damage7% Life stolen per hit (amn)25% Chance of Crushing Blow+20 to Strength+10 to Vitality+2 to Mana after each Kill (tir)
Venom3 socketsweapon
tal + dol + mal
49
Ignore Target's Defense+273 Poison Damage Over 6 Seconds (tal)7% Mana Stolen Per HitPrevent Monster Heal (mal)Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)Level 13 Poison Nova (11 Charges)Level 15 Poison Explosion (27 Charges)
Chaos3 socketsclaw
fal + ohm + um
57
9% Chance To Cast Level 11 Frozen Orb On Striking11% Chance To Cast Level 9 Charged Bolt On Striking+35% Increased Attacked Speed+290-340% Enhanced Damage (varies) (ohm)Adds 216-471 Magic Damage25% Chance of Open Wounds (um)+1 To Whirlwind+10 To Strength (fal)+15 Life After Each Demon Kill
Wind2 socketsmelee weapon
sur + el
61
10% Chance To Cast Level 9 Tornado On Striking+20% Faster Run/Walk+40% Increased Attack Speed+15% Faster Hit Recovery+120-160% Enhanced Damage (varies)-50% Target Defense+50 To Attack Rating (el)Hit Blinds Target (sur)+1 To Light Radius (el)Level 13 Twister (127 Charges)
Fury3 socketsmelee weapon
jah + gul + eth
65
40% Increased Attack Speed+209% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's Defense (jah)-25% Target Defense (eth)20% Bonus to Attack Rating (gul)6% Life Stolen Per Hit33% Chance Of Deadly Strike66% Chance Of Open Wounds+5 To Frenzy (Barbarian Only)Prevent Monster Heal
Plague3 socketsweapon
cham + fal + um
67
25% Chance to Cast Level 15 Poison Nova On Striking20% Chance to Cast Level 12 Lower Resist When StruckLevel 13-17 Cleansing Aura When Equipped (varies)+1-2 All Skills+260-380% Damage to Demons (varies)-23% To Enemy Poison Resistance0.3% (0-29.7) Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage25% Chance of Open Wounds (um)Freezes Target +3 (cham)+10 to Strength (fal)