Flickering Flame runeword

Flickering Flame is a Diablo 2 Resurrected runeword created by combining nef + pul + vex into a 3 socket helm. It requires at least level 55 to equip.

It is a very strong helm runeword seemingly geared toward Fire Druids, at the same time, this will also be very beneficial to Fire Sorceresses. Given its +3 to Fire Skills (currently highest possible), and up to -15% to Enemy Fire Resistance, this is a best in slot choice for most fire builds.

Given its inherent Resist Fire Aura, means that this helm also provides the equivalent of 85%-106% Fire Resist. Since the aura applies to nearby allies, it can also be equiped by a mercenary to boost your own fire resistance. The bonus to maximum fire resistance only applies for hard skill points.

Resist Fire level breakdown
Resist Fire level
fire resist +%6676859298102106110113
bonus to max fire resist2345678910



Flickering Flame

Blood Spirit'NefPulVex'required level: 55item type: Helm
  • Level 4-8 Resist Fire Aura When Equipped (varies)
  • +3 to Fire Skills
  • -10-15% to Enemy Fire Resistance (varies)
  • +30% Enhanced Defense
  • +30 Defense vs. Missile
  • Adds 3-14 Cold Damage
  • +50-75 to Mana (varies)
  • +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
  • Half Freeze Duration
  • Poison Length Reduced by 50%
  • socketed (3)

Eligible bases

Frequently asked questions

What runes make Flickering Flame?

You need Nef + Pul + Vex rune to create Flickering Flame.

Is Flickering Flame ladder only?

No, Flickering Flame is not ladder only in Diablo 2 Resurrected.

What is the best base for Flickering Flame?

The recommended base to make Flickering Flame is a Blood Spirit, a Sun Spirit, an Earth Spirit, a Sky Spirit or a Dream Spirit.