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2 socket melee weapon runewords

Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Level
Stats
Steel2 socketsswordaxemace
tir + el
13
+25% Increased Attack Speed+20% Enhanced Damage+3 to Minimum Damage+3 to Maximum Damage+50 to Attack Rating (el)50% Chance of Open Wounds+2 to Mana after each Kill (tir)+1 to Light Radius (el)
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)
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)

3 socket melee weapon runewords

Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword 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 + thul
23
+30% Faster Bock Rate+40-80% Enhanced damage (varies)10% Bonus to Attack RatingAdds 17-62 Fire DamageAdds 1-50 Lightning Damage (ort)Adds 3-14 Cold Damage (thul)+75 Poison Damage over 5 seconds (tal)+6 to Strength+6 to DexterityAll Resistances +15
King's Grace3 socketsswordscepter
amn + ral + thul
25
+100% Enhanced Damage+150 to Attack Rating+100% Damage to Demons+100 to Attack Rating against Demons+50% Damage to Undead+100 to Attack Rating against UndeadAdds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)Adds 3-14 Cold damage (thul)7% Life stolen per hit (amn)
Black3 socketsclubhammermace
thul + io + nef
35
+15% Increased Attack Speed+120% Enhanced Damage+200 to Attack RatingAdds 3-14 Cold Damage (thul)40% Chance of Crushing BlowKnockback (nef)+10 to Vitality (io)Magic Damage Reduced By 2Level 4 Corpse Explosion (12 Charges)
Lawbringer3 socketshammersceptersword
amn + lem + ko
43
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Decrepify On StrikingLevel 16-18 Sanctuary Aura When Equipped (varies)-50% Target DefenseAdds 150-210 Fire DamageAdds 130-180 Cold Damage7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)Slain Monsters Rest In Peace+200-250 Defense Vs. Missile (varies)+10 To Dexterity (ko)75% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)
Crescent Moon3 socketsaxepolearmsword
shael + um + tir
47
10% Chance To Cast Level 17 Chain Lightning On Striking7% Chance To Cast Level 13 Static Field On Striking+20% Increased Attack Speed (shael)+180-220% Enhanced Damage (varies)Ignore Target's Defense-35% To Enemy Lightning Resistance25% Chance of Open Wounds (um)+9-11 Magic Absorb (varies)+2 To Mana After Each Kill (tir)Level 18 Summon Spirit Wolf (30 Charges)
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
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 socketsswordclawdagger
cham + shael + 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+20% Increased Attack Speed (shael)+220-320% Enhanced Damage (varies)-23% To Enemy Poison Resistance0.3% (0-29.7) Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)25% Chance of Open Wounds (um)Freezes Target +3 (cham)

4 socket melee weapon runewords

Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Level
Stats
Holy Thunder4 socketsscepter
eth + ral + ort + tal
21
+60% Enhanced Damage+10 to Maximum Damage-25% Target Defense (eth)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)Adds 21-110 Lightning Damage (ort)+75 Poison Damage over 5 seconds (tal)+3 to Holy Shock (Paladin Only)+5% to Maximum Lightning ResistLightning Resist +60%Level 7 Chain Lightning (60 charges)
Spirit4 socketsshieldsword
tal + thul + ort + amn
25
+2 To All Skills+25-35% Faster Cast Rate (varies)+55% Faster Hit Recovery+250 Defense Vs. Missile+22 To Vitality+89-112 To Mana (varies)+3-8 Magic Absorb (varies)ShieldsCold Resist +35% (thul)Lightning Resist +35% (ort)Poison Resist +35% (tal)Attacker Takes Damage of 14 (amn)SwordsAdds 1-50 Lightning Damage (ort)Adds 3-14 Cold Damage (thul)+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds (tal)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)
Insight4 socketspolearmstaffmissile weapon
ral + tir + tal + sol
27
Level 12-17 Meditation Aura When Equipped (varies)+35% Faster Cast Rate+200-260% Enhanced Damage (varies)+9 To Minimum Damage (sol)180-250% Bonus to Attack Rating (varies)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds (tal)+1-6 To Critical Strike (varies)+5 To All Attributes+2 To Mana After Each Kill (tir)23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Passion4 socketsweapon
dol + ort + eld + lem
43
+25% Increased Attack Speed+160-210% Enhanced Damage (varies)50-80% Bonus To Attack Rating (varies)+75% Damage To Undead (eld)+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage (ort)+1 To Berserk+1 To ZealHit Blinds Target +10Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)75% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12 Charges)
Voice of Reason4 socketsmacesword
lem + ko + el + eld
43
15% Chance To Cast Level 13 Frozen Orb On Striking18% Chance To Cast Level 20 Ice Blast On Striking+50 To Attack Rating (el)+220-350% Damage To Demons (varies)+355-375% Damage To Undead (varies) (eld)+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)Adds 100-220 Cold Damage-24% To Enemy Cold Resistance+10 To Dexterity (ko)Cannot Be Frozen75% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)+1 To Light Radius (el)
Oath4 socketsaxemacesword
shael + pul + mal + lum
49
Indestructible30% Chance To Cast Level 20 Bone Spirit On Striking+50% Increased Attack Speed (shael)+210-340% Enhanced Damage (varies)+75% Damage To Demons (pul)+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons (pul)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)+10 To Energy (lum)+10-15 Magic Absorb (varies)Level 16 Heart of Wolverine (20 Charges)Level 17 Iron Golem (14 Charges)
Kingslayer4 socketsswordaxe
mal + um + gul + fal
53
+30% Increased Attack Speed+230-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)-25% Target Defense20% Bonus To Attack Rating (gul)33% Chance of Crushing Blow50% Chance of Open Wounds (um)+1 To VengeancePrevent Monster Heal (mal)+10 To Strength (fal)40% Extra Gold From Monsters
Rift4 socketspolearmscepter
hel + ko + lem + gul
53
20% Chance To Cast Level 16 Tornado On Striking16% Chance To Cast Level 21 Frozen Orb On Attack20% Bonus To Attack Rating (gul)Adds 160-250 Magic DamageAdds 60-180 Fire Damage+5-10 To All Attributes (varies)+10 To Dexterity (ko)38% Damage Taken Goes To Mana75% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)Level 15 Iron Maiden (40 Charges)Requirements -20% (hel)
Heart of the Oak4 socketsstaffmace
ko + vex + pul + thul
55
+3 To All Skills+40% Faster Cast Rate+75% Damage To Demons (pul)+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons (pul)Adds 3-14 Cold Damage (thul)7% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)+10 To Dexterity (ko)Replenish Life +20Increase Maximum Mana 15%All Resistances +30-40 (varies)Level 4 Oak Sage (25 Charges)Level 14 Raven (60 Charges)
Fortitude4 socketsweaponbody armor
el + sol + dol + lo
59
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck+25% Faster Cast Rate+300% Enhanced Damage+200% Enhanced Defense+((8-12)*0.125*Clvl) To Life (Based on Character Level) (varies)All Resistances +25-30 (varies)12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana+1 To Light Radius (el)Weapons+9 To Minimum Damage (sol)+50 To Attack Rating (el)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)Armor+15 Defense (el)Replenish Life +7 (dol)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)Damage Reduced By 7 (sol)
Infinity4 socketspolearmspear
ber + mal + ber + ist
63
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Chain Lightning When You Kill An EnemyLevel 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped+35% Faster Run/Walk+255-325% Enhanced Damage (varies)-45-55% To Enemy Lightning Resistance (varies)40% Chance of Crushing Blow (ber)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)+(0.5*Clvl) To Vitality (Based on Character Level)30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (ist)Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30 Charges)
Famine4 socketsaxehammer
fal + ohm + ort + jah
65
+30% Increased Attack Speed+320-370% Enhanced Damage (varies) (ohm)Ignore Target's Defense (jah)Adds 180-200 Magic DamageAdds 50-200 Fire DamageAdds 51-250 Lightning Damage (ort)Adds 50-200 Cold Damage12% Life Stolen Per HitPrevent Monster Heal+10 To Strength (fal)
Phoenix4 socketsweaponshield
vex + vex + lo + jah
65
100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On StrikingLevel 10-15 Redemption Aura When Equipped (varies)+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)-28% To Enemy Fire Resistance+350-400 Defense Vs. Missile (varies)+15-21 Fire Absorb (varies)WeaponsIgnore Target's Defense (jah)14% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Shields+50 To Life (jah)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)+10% To Maximum Fire Resist (vex)
Hand of Justice4 socketsweapon
sur + cham + amn + lo
67
100% Chance To Cast Level 36 Blaze When You Level-Up100% Chance To Cast Level 48 Meteor When You DieLevel 16 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped+33% Increased Attack Speed+280-330% Enhanced Damage (varies)Ignore Target's Defense-20% To Enemy Fire Resistance7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Hit Blinds Target (sur)Freezes Target +3 (cham)
Pride4 socketspolearmspear
cham + sur + io + lo
67
25% Chance To Cast Level 17 Fire Wall When StruckLevel 16-20 Concentration Aura When Equipped (varies)260-300% Bonus To Attack Rating (varies)+(1*Clvl)% Damage To Demons (Based on Character Level)Adds 50-280 Lightning Damage20% Deadly Strike (lo)Hit Blinds Target (sur)Freezes Target +3 (cham)+10 To Vitality (io)Replenish Life +8(1.875*Clvl)% Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level)

5 socket melee weapon runewords

Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Level
Stats
Honor5 socketsmelee weapon
amn + el + ith + tir + sol
27
+1 to all skills+160% Enhanced Damage+9 to Minimum Damage (sol)+9 to Maximum Damage (ith)+250 to Attack Rating (el)7% Life Stolen per Hit (amn)25% Deadly Strike+10 to StrengthReplenish life +10+2 to Mana after each Kill (tir)+1 to Light Radius (el)
Obedience5 socketspolearmspear
hel + ko + thul + eth + fal
41
30% Chance To Cast Level 21 Enchant When You Kill An Enemy+40% Faster Hit Recovery+370% Enhanced Damage-25% Target Defense (eth)Adds 3-14 Cold Damage (thul)-25% To Enemy Fire Resistance40% Chance of Crushing Blow+200-300 Defense (varies)+10 To Strength (fal)+10 To Dexterity (ko)All Resistances +20-30 (varies)Requirements -20% (hel)
Death5 socketsswordaxe
hel + el + vex + ort + gul
55
Indestructible100% Chance To Cast Level 44 Chain Lightning When You Die25% Chance To Cast Level 18 Glacial Spike On Attack+300-385% Enhanced Damage (varies)20% Bonus To Attack Rating (gul)+50 To Attack Rating (el)Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage (ort)7% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)50% Chance of Crushing Blow(0.5*Clvl)% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)+1 To Light Radius (el)Level 22 Blood Golem (15 Charges)Requirements -20% (hel)
Call to Arms5 socketsweapon
amn + ral + mal + ist + ohm
57
+1 To All Skills+40% Increased Attack Speed+240-290% Enhanced Damage (varies) (ohm)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)+2-6 To Battle Command (varies)+1-6 To Battle Orders (varies)+1-4 To Battle Cry (varies)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)Replenish Life +1230% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (ist)
Grief5 socketsswordaxe
eth + tir + lo + mal + ral
59
35% Chance To Cast Level 15 Venom On Striking+30-40% Increased Attack Speed (varies)Damage +340-400 (varies)Ignore Target's Defense-25% Target Defense (eth)+(1.875*Clvl)% Damage To Demons (Based on Character Level)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)-20-25% To Enemy Poison Resistance (varies)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)+2 To Mana After Each Kill (tir)+10-15 Life After Each Kill (varies)
Beast5 socketsaxehammerscepter
ber + tir + um + mal + lum
63
Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped+40% Increased Attack Speed+240-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)20% Chance of Crushing Blow (ber)25% Chance of Open Wounds (um)+3 To Werebear+3 To LycanthropyPrevent Monster Heal (mal)+25-40 To Strength (varies)+10 To Energy (lum)+2 To Mana After Each Kill (tir)Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges)
Eternity5 socketsmelee weapon
amn + ber + ist + sol + sur
63
Indestructible+260-310% Enhanced Damage (varies)+9 To Minimum Damage (sol)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)20% Chance of Crushing Blow (ber)Hit Blinds Target (sur)Slows Target By 33%Replenish Mana 16%Cannot Be Frozen30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items (ist)Level 8 Revive (88 Charges)
Destruction5 socketspolearmsword
vex + lo + ber + jah + ko
65
23% Chance To Cast Level 12 Volcano On Striking5% Chance To Cast Level 23 Molten Boulder On Striking100% Chance To Cast level 45 Meteor When You Die15% Chance To Cast Level 22 Nova On Attack+350% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's Defense (jah)Adds 100-180 Magic Damage7% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)20% Chance Of Crushing Blow (ber)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Prevent Monster Heal+10 To Dexterity (ko)
Doom5 socketsaxehammerpolearm
hel + ohm + um + lo + cham
67
5% Chance To Cast Level 18 Volcano On StrikingLevel 12 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped+2 To All Skills+45% Increased Attack Speed+330-370% Enhanced Damage (varies) (ohm)-40-60% To Enemy Cold Resistance (varies)20% Deadly Strike (lo)25% Chance of Open Wounds (um)Prevent Monster HealFreezes Target +3 (cham)Requirements -20% (hel)

6 socket melee weapon runewords

Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Level
Stats
Unbending Will6 socketssword
fal + io + ith + eld + el + hel
41
18% Chance To Cast Level 18 Taunt On Striking+3 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)+20-30% Increased Attack Speed (varies)+300-350% Enhanced Damage+9 to Maximum Damage (ith)+50 to Attack Rating (el)+75 Damage to Undead+50 to Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)8-10% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)Prevent Monster Heal+10 to Strength (fal)+10 to Vitality (io)Damage Reduced By 8+1 to Light Radius (el)Requirements -20% (hel)
Silence6 socketsweapon
dol + eld + hel + ist + tir + vex
55
+2 to All Skills+20% Increased Attack Speed+20% Faster Hit Recovery+200% Enhanced Damage+75% Damage To Undead (eld)+50 to Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)11% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)Hit Blinds Target +33Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25% (dol)All Resistances +75+2 to Mana After Each Kill (tir)30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (ist)Requirements -20% (hel)
Last Wish6 socketsaxehammersword
jah + mal + jah + sur + jah + ber
65
6% Chance To Cast Level 11 Fade When Struck10% Chance To Cast Level 18 Life Tap On Striking20% Chance To Cast Level 20 Charged Bolt On AttackLevel 17 Might Aura When Equipped+330-375% Enhanced Damage (varies)Ignore Target's Defense (jah)60-70% Chance of Crushing Blow (varies) (ber)Prevent Monster Heal (mal)Hit Blinds Target (sur)(0.5*Clvl)% Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
Breath of the Dying6 socketsweapon
vex + hel + el + eld + zod + eth
69
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An EnemyIndestructible (zod)+60% Increased Attack Speed+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)-25% Target Defense (eth)+50 To Attack Rating (el)+200% Damage To Undead (eld)+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)7% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)Prevent Monster Heal+30 To All Attributes+1 To Light Radius (el)Requirements -20% (hel)