shael rune

A Shael 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 Shael rune provides 20% Increased Chance of Blocking when inserted in shields or off-hands, +20% Faster Hit Recovery in body armor and headgear, and +20% Increased Attack Speed in weapons.

Shael runes are most useful for meeting important breakpoints like Increased Attack Speed, Faster Hit Recovery, and Faster Block Rate.

You can cube 3 Sol runes and a chipped sapphire together to get a Shael rune. You can also obtain a Shael rune from nightmare countess. You can get a Shael rune from the nightmare hellforge quest.

A Shael rune requires level 29 to use. When you socket an item with a Shael rune, you increase the level requirement to level 29, unless it was already higher.

Clvl 29
weapon+20% Increased Attack Speedarmor/helm+20% Faster Hit Recoveryshield20% Increased Chance of Blocking
rune sources


Nightmare and above



Treasure class:

Act 5 Good


3 Sol Rune + Chipped Sapphire

Horadric cube recipes with shael runes

upgrade rune

Shael Rune
Shael Rune
Shael Rune
chipped ruby
horadric cube interface

upgrade unique/set armor

normal unique/set armor
Tal Rune
Shael Rune
perfect diamond
horadric cube interface

Drop Chance

A Shael rune will drop from TC Runes 7, which is accessed through Runes 8 or Act 5 Good. Learn more about Treasure Classes here.

Act 5 Good

Jewelry C
Chipped Gem
Flawed Gem
Normal Gem
Flawless Gem
Runes 7

Runes 7

Shael Rune
Dol Rune
Runes 6

There are 11 runewords that contain a shael rune

list of all runewords in Diablo 2 made with a shael rune
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Peace3 socketsbody armor
shael runeshael + thul runethul + amn runeamn
4% Chance To Cast Level 5 Slow Missiles When Struck2% Chance To Cast level 15 Valkyrie On Striking+2 To Amazon Skill Levels+20% Faster Hit Recovery (shael)+2 To Critical StrikeCold Resist +30% (thul)Attacker Takes Damage of 14 (amn)
Rhyme2 socketsshield29
+40% Faster Block Rate20% Increased Chance of Blocking (shael)Regenerate Mana 15% (eth)All Resistances +25Cannot be Frozen50% Extra Gold from Monsters25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Melody3 socketsmissile weapon
shael runeshael + ko runeko + nef runenef
+3 To Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)+20% Increased Attack Speed (shael)+50% Enhanced Damage+300% Damage To Undead+3 To Slow Missiles (Amazon Only)+3 To Dodge (Amazon Only)+3 To Critical Strike (Amazon Only)Knockback (nef)+10 To Dexterity (ko)
Treachery3 socketsbody armor
shael runeshael + thul runethul + lem runelem
5% Chance To Cast Level 15 Fade When Struck25% Chance To Cast level 15 Venom On Striking+2 To Assassin Skills+45% Increased Attack Speed+20% Faster Hit Recovery (shael)Cold Resist +30% (thul)50% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)
Crescent Moon3 socketsaxepolearmsword
shael runeshael + um runeum + tir runetir
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)
Duress3 socketsbody armor
shael runeshael + um runeum + thul runethul
+40% faster hit Recovery (shael)+10-20% Enhanced Damage (varies)Adds 37-133 Cold Damage15% Chance of Crushing Blow33% Chance of Open Wounds+150-200% Enhanced Defense (varies)-20% Slower Stamina DrainCold Resist +45% (thul)Lightning Resist +15%Fire Resist +15%Poison Resist +15%
Stone4 socketsbody armor
shael runeshael + um runeum + pul runepul + lum runelum
+60% Faster Hit Recovery (shael)+250-290% Enhanced Defense (varies) (pul)+300 Defense Vs. Missile+16 To Strength+16 To Vitality+10 To Energy (lum)All Resistances +15 (um)Level 16 Molten Boulder (80 Charges)Level 16 Clay Golem (16 Charges)
Oath4 socketsaxemacesword
shael runeshael + pul runepul + mal runemal + lum runelum
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)
Ice4 socketsmissile weapon
amn runeamn + shael runeshael + jah runejah + lo runelo
100% Chance To Cast Level 40 Blizzard When You Level-up25% Chance To Cast Level 22 Frost Nova On StrikingLevel 18 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped+20% Increased Attack Speed (shael)+140-210% Enhanced Damage (varies)Ignore Target's Defense (jah)+25-30% To Cold Skill Damage (varies)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)-20% To Enemy Cold Resistance20% Deadly Strike (lo)(3.125*Clvl)% Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level)
Mist5 socketsmissile weapon
cham runecham + shael runeshael + gul runegul + thul runethul + ith runeith
Level 8-12 Concentration Aura When Equipped (varies)+3 to All Skills+20% Increased Attack Speed (shael)+100% Piercing Attack+325-375% Enhanced Damage (varies)+9 to Maximum Damage (ith)20% Bonus to Attack Rating (gul)Adds 3-14 Cold Damage (thul)Freezes Target +3 (cham)+24 to VitalityAll Resistances +40
Plague3 socketsswordclawdagger
cham runecham + shael runeshael + um runeum
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)