vex rune

A Vex rune is a high tier rune that can be socketed into armor and weapons in Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction and Diablo 2 Resurrected. A Vex rune provides +5% to Maximum Fire Resist when inserted in shields or off-hands, body armor and headgear, and 7% Mana Stolen per Hit in weapons.

You can cube 2 Gul runes and a ruby together to get a Vex rune.

A Vex rune requires level 55 to use. When you socket an item with a Vex rune, you increase the level requirement to level 55, unless it was already higher.

Clvl 55
weapon7% Mana Stolen per Hitarmor/helm+5% to Maximum Fire Resistshield+5% to Maximum Fire Resist
rune sources

Countess:

n/a

Hellforge:

n/a

Treasure class:

Act 1 (H) Good

Cube:

2 Gul Rune + Ruby

Horadric cube recipes with vex runes

upgrade rune

Vex Rune
Vex Rune
emerald
horadric cube interface

Drop Chance

A Vex rune will drop from TC Runes 13, which is accessed through Runes 14 or Act 1 (H) Good. Learn more about Treasure Classes here.

Act 1 (H) Good

Jewelry C
Chipped Gem
Flawed Gem
Normal Gem
Flawless Gem
Runes 13

Runes 13

Gul Rune
Vex Rune
Runes 12

There are 8 runewords that contain a vex rune

list of all runewords in Diablo 2 made with a vex rune
Runeword
Sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Level
Stats
Death5 socketsswordaxe
hel runehel + el runeel + vex runevex + ort runeort + gul runegul
55
Indestructible100% Chance To Cast Level 44 Chain Lightning When You Die25% Chance To Cast Level 18 Glacial Spike On Attack+300-385% Enhanced Damage (varies)20% Bonus To Attack Rating (gul)+50 To Attack Rating (el)Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage (ort)7% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)50% Chance of Crushing Blow(0.5*Clvl)% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)+1 To Light Radius (el)Level 22 Blood Golem (15 Charges)Requirements -20% (hel)
Flickering Flame
3 socketshelm
nef runenef + pul runepul + vex runevex
55
Level 4-8 Resist Fire Aura When Equipped (varies)+3 to Fire Skills-10-15% to Enemy Fire Resistance (varies)+30% Enhanced Defense (pul)+30 Defense vs. Missile (nef)Adds 3-14 Cold Damage+50-75 to Mana (varies)+5% to Maximum Fire Resist (vex)Half Freeze DurationPoison Length Reduced by 50%
Heart of the Oak4 socketsstaffmace
ko runeko + vex runevex + pul runepul + thul runethul
55
+3 To All Skills+40% Faster Cast Rate+75% Damage To Demons (pul)+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons (pul)Adds 3-14 Cold Damage (thul)7% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)+10 To Dexterity (ko)Replenish Life +20Increase Maximum Mana 15%All Resistances +30-40 (varies)Level 4 Oak Sage (25 Charges)Level 14 Raven (60 Charges)
Silence6 socketsweapon
dol runedol + eld runeeld + hel runehel + ist runeist + tir runetir + vex runevex
55
+2 to All Skills+20% Increased Attack Speed+20% Faster Hit Recovery+200% Enhanced Damage+75% Damage To Undead (eld)+50 to Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)11% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)Hit Blinds Target +33Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25% (dol)All Resistances +75+2 to Mana After Each Kill (tir)30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (ist)Requirements -20% (hel)
Exile4 socketspaladin item
vex runevex + ohm runeohm + ist runeist + dol runedol
57
15% Chance To Cast Level 5 Life Tap On StrikingLevel 13-16 Defiance Aura When Equipped (varies)+2 To Offensive Auras (Paladin Only)+30% Faster Block RateFreezes Target+220-260% Enhanced Defense (varies)Replenish Life +7 (dol)+5% To Maximum Cold Resist (ohm)+5% To Maximum Fire Resist (vex)25% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items (ist)Repairs 1 Durability every 4 seconds
Phoenix4 socketsweaponany shield
vex runevex + vex runevex + lo runelo + jah runejah
65
100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On StrikingLevel 10-15 Redemption Aura When Equipped (varies)+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)-28% To Enemy Fire Resistance+350-400 Defense Vs. Missile (varies)+15-21 Fire Absorb (varies)WeaponsIgnore Target's Defense (jah)14% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Shields+50 To Life (jah)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)+10% To Maximum Fire Resist (vex)
Destruction5 socketspolearmsword
vex runevex + lo runelo + ber runeber + jah runejah + ko runeko
65
23% Chance To Cast Level 12 Volcano On Striking5% Chance To Cast Level 23 Molten Boulder On Striking100% Chance To Cast level 45 Meteor When You Die15% Chance To Cast Level 22 Nova On Attack+350% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's Defense (jah)Adds 100-180 Magic Damage7% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)20% Chance Of Crushing Blow (ber)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Prevent Monster Heal+10 To Dexterity (ko)
Breath of the Dying6 socketsweapon
vex runevex + hel runehel + el runeel + eld runeeld + zod runezod + eth runeeth
69
50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An EnemyIndestructible (zod)+60% Increased Attack Speed+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)-25% Target Defense (eth)+50 To Attack Rating (el)+200% Damage To Undead (eld)+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)7% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)Prevent Monster Heal+30 To All Attributes+1 To Light Radius (el)Requirements -20% (hel)

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