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.
Horadric cube recipes with shael runes
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
There are 18 runewords that contain a shael rune
|Allowed Bases||Runeword Recipe|
|Rhyme||2 sockets||any shield||29|
|Melody||3 sockets||missile weapon||39|
|Crescent Moon||3 sockets||axe, sword, polearm||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)
|Oath||4 sockets||sword, axe, mace||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)
|Ice||4 sockets||missile weapon||65|
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)
|Mist||5 sockets||missile weapon||67|
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
|Plague||3 sockets||sword, knife, hand to hand||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)