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.
Horadric cube recipes with tal runes
transmute normal body armor, a tal rune, a thul rune, and a perfect topaz to create a socketed body armor of the same type
transmute normal shield, a tal rune, an amn rune, and a perfect ruby to create a socketed shield of the same type
transmute normal unique armor, a tal rune, an shael rune, and a perfect diamond to create an exceptional unique armor of the same type
Crafting recipes with tal runes
There are 8 runewords that contain a tal rune
|Allowed Bases||Runeword Recipe|
|Stealth||2 sockets||body armor||17|
|Ancient's Pledge||3 sockets||shield||21|
|Holy Thunder||4 sockets||scepter||21|
|Edge||3 sockets||missile weapon||25|
|Spirit||4 sockets||shield, sword||25|
+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)
|Insight||4 sockets||polearm, staff, missile weapon||27|
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