ral rune

A Ral 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 Ral rune provides Fire Resist +35% when inserted in shields or off-hands, Fire Resist +30% in body armor and headgear, and Adds 5-30 Fire Damage in weapons.

Ral runes are mostly wanted for their many cubing recipes, most notably repairing and recharging armor, and the Caster Amulet.

You can cube 3 Tal runes together to get a Ral rune. You can also obtain a Ral rune from normal countess. You can get a Ral rune from the normal hellforge quest.

A Ral rune requires level 19 to use. When you socket an item with a Ral rune, you increase the level requirement to level 19, unless it was already higher.

Clvl 19
weaponAdds 5-30 Fire Damagearmor/helmFire Resist +30%shieldFire Resist +35%
rune sources


Normal and above



Treasure class:

Act 3 Good


3 Tal Rune

Horadric cube recipes with ral runes

upgrade rune

Ral Rune
Ral Rune
Ral Rune
horadric cube interface

upgrade unique/set weapon

normal unique/set weapon
Ral Rune
Sol Rune
perfect emerald
horadric cube interface

upgrade rare armor

normal rare armor
Ral Rune
Thul Rune
perfect amethyst
horadric cube interface

socket weapon

normal weapon
Ral Rune
Amn Rune
perfect amethyst
horadric cube interface

socket helm

normal helm
Ral Rune
Thul Rune
perfect sapphire
horadric cube interface

repair armor

non-ethereal armor
Ral Rune
horadric cube interface

repair and recharge armor

non-ethereal armor
Ral Rune
any flawed gem
horadric cube interface

Crafting recipes with ral runes

Blood Helm

ral Rune
Magic Jewel
Perfect Ruby
horadric cube interface

Caster Amulet

ral Rune
Magic Jewel
Perfect Amethyst
horadric cube interface

Hitpower Boots

Boneweave Boots
ral Rune
Magic Jewel
Perfect Sapphire
horadric cube interface

Safety Gloves

Ogre Gauntlets
ral Rune
Magic Jewel
Perfect Emerald
horadric cube interface

Drop Chance

A Ral rune will drop from TC Runes 4, which is accessed through Runes 5, Act 3 Good or Countess Rune. Learn more about Treasure Classes here.

Act 3 Good

Jewelry C
Chipped Gem
Flawed Gem
Runes 3
Runes 4

Runes 4

Tal Rune
Ral Rune
Runes 3

There are 11 runewords that contain a ral rune

list of all runewords in Diablo 2 made with a ral rune
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Leaf2 socketsstaff
tir runetir + ral runeral
+3 to Fire SkillsAdds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)+3 to Inferno (Sorceress Only)+3 to Warmth (Sorceress Only)+3 to Fire Bolt (Sorceress Only)+(2*Clvl) Defense (Based on Character Level)Cold Resist +33%+2 to Mana after each Kill (tir)
Ancients' Pledge3 socketsany shield
ral runeral + ort runeort + tal runetal
+50% Enhanced DefenseCold Resist +43%Lightning Resist +48% (ort)Fire Resist +48% (ral)Poison Resist +48% (tal)10% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
Holy Thunder4 socketsscepter
eth runeeth + ral runeral + ort runeort + tal runetal
+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)
King's Grace3 socketsswordscepter
amn runeamn + ral runeral + thul runethul
+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)
Insight4 socketspolearmstaffmissile weapon
ral runeral + tir runetir + tal runetal + sol runesol
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
3 socketshelm
shael runeshael + io runeio + ral runeral
+20% Faster Hit Recovery (shael)+75% to +100% Enhanced Defense+10 to Vitality (io)Increase Maximum Life 5%Fire Resist +40% to +60%Fire Absorb +10% to +15%
Enlightenment3 socketsarmor
pul runepul + ral runeral + sol runesol
5% Chance To Cast Level 15 Blaze When Struck5% Chance To Cast level 15 Fire Ball On Striking+2 To Sorceress Skill Levels+1 To Warmth+30% Enhanced Defense (pul)Fire Resist +30% (ral)Damage Reduced By 7 (sol)
Principle3 socketsarmor
ral runeral + gul runegul + eld runeeld
100% Chance To Cast Level 5 Holy Bolt On Striking+2 To Paladin Skill Levels+50% Damage to Undead+100-150 to Life (varies)15% Slower Stamina Drain+5% To Maximum Poison Resist (gul)Fire Resist +30% (ral)
Call to Arms5 socketsweapon
amn runeamn + ral runeral + mal runemal + ist runeist + ohm runeohm
+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 runeeth + tir runetir + lo runelo + mal runemal + ral runeral
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)
Bramble4 socketsarmor
ral runeral + ohm runeohm + sur runesur + eth runeeth
Level 15-21 Thorns Aura When Equipped (varies)+50% Faster Hit Recovery+25-50% To Poison Skill Damage (varies)+300 DefenseIncrease Maximum Mana 5% (sur)Regenerate Mana 15% (eth)+5% To Maximum Cold Resist (ohm)Fire Resist +30% (ral)Poison Resist +100%+13 Life After Each KillLevel 13 Spirit of Barbs (33 Charges)