tal rune

A Tal 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 Tal rune provides Poison Resist +35% when inserted in shields or off-hands, Poison Resist +30% in body armor and headgear, and +75 Poison damage over 5 seconds in weapons.

Tal runes are mostly wanted for their use in the Spirit runeword and their many cubing recipes.

You can cube 3 Ith runes together to get a Tal rune. You can also obtain a Tal rune from normal countess.

A Tal rune requires level 17 to use. When you socket an item with a Tal rune, you increase the level requirement to level 17, unless it was already higher.

Clvl 17
weapon+75 Poison damage over 5 secondsarmor/helmPoison Resist +30%shieldPoison Resist +35%
rune sources


Normal and above



Treasure class:

Act 3 Good


3 Ith Rune

Horadric cube recipes with tal runes

upgrade rune

Tal Rune
Tal Rune
Tal Rune
horadric cube interface

upgrade unique/set armor

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

socket body armor

normal body armor
Tal Rune
Thul Rune
perfect topaz
horadric cube interface

socket shield

normal shield
Tal Rune
Amn Rune
perfect ruby
horadric cube interface

Crafting recipes with tal runes

Blood Belt

Mithril Coil
tal Rune
Magic Jewel
Perfect Ruby
horadric cube interface

Hitpower Belt

Troll Belt
tal Rune
Magic Jewel
Perfect Sapphire
horadric cube interface

Safety Belt

Spiderweb Sash
tal Rune
Magic Jewel
Perfect Emerald
horadric cube interface

Drop Chance

A Tal 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 9 runewords that contain a tal rune

list of all runewords in Diablo 2 made with a tal rune
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Stealth2 socketsarmor
tal runetal + eth runeeth
Magic Damage Reduced By 3+6 To Dexterity+15 To Maximum StaminaPoison Resist +30% (tal)Regenerate Mana 15% (eth)25% Faster Run/Walk+25% Faster Cast Rate+25% Faster Hit Recovery
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)
Pattern3 socketshand to hand
tal runetal + ort runeort + thul runethul
+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
Edge3 socketsmissile weapon
tir runetir + tal runetal + amn runeamn
Level 15 Thorns Aura When Equipped+35% Increased Attack Speed+320-380% Damage To Demons (varies)+280% Damage To Undead+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds (tal)7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)Prevent Monster Heal+5-10 To All Attributes (varies)+2 To Mana After Each Kill (tir)Reduces All Vendor Prices 15%
Spirit4 socketsswordany shield
tal runetal + thul runethul + ort runeort + amn runeamn
+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 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 + tal runetal
Level 1 Cleansing Aura when Equipped+20% Faster Hit Recovery (shael)+75% to +100% Enhanced Defense+10 to Vitality (io)Increase Maximum Life 5%Poison Resist +40% to +60%Poison Length Reduced by 50%
Venom3 socketsweapon
tal runetal + dol runedol + mal runemal
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)