Ancient's Pledge runeword

Qual-kehk rewards the player with a Ral, Ort and Tal rune for the Rescue on Mount Arreat.

Ancient's Pledge is a Diablo 2 Resurrected runeword created by combining ral + ort + tal into a 3 socket shield. It requires at least level 21 to equip.

All runes for Ancient's Pledge can be obtained from the act 5 quest, Rescue on Mount Arreat. It is a popular choice for Nightmare difficulty for its high resistance bonuses.

Clvl 21

ral - ort - tal

+50% Enhanced DefenseCold Resist +43%Lightning Resist +48% (ort)Fire Resist +48% (ral)Poison Resist +48% (tal)10% Damage Taken Goes to Mana

Eligible bases

Includes normal, exceptional, and elite variants, providing they meet the socket requirment. Not included yet: Bows, Crosssbows, Two Handed Swords, Two Handed Axes, Spears, Claws. The recommended base is only for guidance, please always do your own research before making an expensive runeword.


def: 119-135 (127)smite dmg: 14-32 (23)lvl: 48str: 127max socket: 3 (Larzuk)
def: 133-148 (140.5)smite dmg: 12-34 (23)lvl: 54str: 156max socket: 4
Blade Barrier
def: 147-163 (155)smite dmg: 26-40 (33)lvl: 51str: 118max socket: 3 (Larzuk)
Troll Nest
def: 158-173 (165.5)smite dmg: 24-38 (31)lvl: 57str: 106max socket: 3 (Larzuk)
def: 145-161 (153)smite dmg: 18-28 (23)lvl: 59str: 219max socket: 4
def: 153-170 (161.5)smite dmg: 11-35 (23)lvl: 63str: 185max socket: 4

paladin shield

Sacred Targe
def: 126-158 (142)smite dmg: 22-70 (46)lvl: 47str: 86max socket: 4
Sacred Rondache
def: 138-164 (151)smite dmg: 35-58 (46.5)lvl: 52str: 109max socket: 4
Kurast Shield
def: 154-172 (163)smite dmg: 10-82 (46)lvl: 55str: 124max socket: 4
Zakarum Shield
def: 169-193 (181)smite dmg: 46-46 (46)lvl: 65str: 142max socket: 4
Vortex Shield
def: 182-225 (203.5)smite dmg: 5-87 (46)lvl: 67str: 148max socket: 4

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