zod rune

A Zod 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 Zod rune provides Indestructible when inserted in any item.

The Zod rune is the rarest drop in the game. The highest drop chance for a Zod rune is 1:2,987,183 from Hell Baal's quest drop. Even though a Zod rune is only used in one runeword, Breath of the Dying, the power to make any socketed item Indestructble and its low drop chane, still makes it very valuable item.

You can cube 2 Cham runes and a flawless emerald together to get a Zod rune.

A Zod rune requires level 69 to use. When you socket an item with a Zod rune, you increase the level requirement to level 69, unless it was already higher.

Clvl 69
rune sources





Treasure class:

Act 5 (H) Good


2 Cham Rune + Flawless Emerald

Drop Chance

A Zod rune will drop from TC Runes 17, which is accessed through Act 5 (H) Good. Learn more about Treasure Classes here.

Act 5 (H) Good

Jewelry C
Chipped Gem
Flawed Gem
Normal Gem
Flawless Gem
Runes 17

Runes 17

Zod Rune
Runes 16

There are 2 runewords that contain a zod rune

list of all runewords in Diablo 2 made with a zod rune
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Breath of the Dying6 socketsweapon
vex runevex + hel runehel + el runeel + eld runeeld + zod runezod + eth runeeth
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)
Obsession6 socketsstaff
zod runezod + ist runeist + lem runelem + lum runelum + io runeio + nef runenef
Indestructible (zod)24% Chance to cast level 10 Weaken when struck+4 To All Skills+65% Faster Cast Rate+60% Faster Hit RecoveryKnockback (nef)+10 To Vitality (io)+10 To Energy (lum)Increase Maximum Life 15-25% (varies)Regenerate Mana 15-30% (varies)All Resistances +60-70 (varies)75% Extra Gold from Monsters (lem)30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (ist)