A Nef rune is a low tier rune that can be socketed into armor and weapons in Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction and Diablo 2 Resurrected. A Nef rune provides +30 Defense vs. Missile when inserted in shields or off-hands, body armor and headgear, and Knockback in weapons.
You can cube 3 Tir runes together to get a Nef rune. You can also obtain a Nef rune from normal countess. You can get a Nef rune from the normal hellforge quest.
A Nef rune requires level 13 to use. When you socket an item with a Nef rune, you increase the level requirement to level 13, unless it was already higher.
Horadric cube recipes with nef runes
Crafting recipes with nef runes
A Nef rune will drop from TC Runes 2, which is accessed through Runes 3 or Act 2 Good. Learn more about Treasure Classes here.
Act 2 Good
There are 8 runewords that contain a nef rune
|Allowed Bases||Runeword Recipe|
|Black||3 sockets||club, hammer, mace||35|
|Melody||3 sockets||missile weapon||39|
Indestructible (zod)24% Chance to cast level 10 Weaken when struck+4 To All Skills+65% Faster Cast Rate+60% Faster Hit RecoveryKnockback (nef)+10 To Vitality (io)+10 To Energy (lum)Increase Maximum Life 15-25% (varies)Regenerate Mana 15-30% (varies)All Resistances +60-70 (varies)75% Extra Gold from Monsters (lem)30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (ist)