Malice runeword

Malice is a Diablo 2 Resurrected runeword created by combining ith + el + eth into a 3 socket melee weapon. It requires at least level 15 to equip.

Malice has minor damage modifiers and the only real benefit of the weapon is the guaranteed Open Wounds and Prevent Monster Heal. This makes it a viable switch weapon for Bosses in Normal difficulty.

The Drain Life can take quite a toll over time if it is not balanced out by Life Generation or a Prayer Aura. Drain Life is the opposite of Replenish Life, the effect from Malice results in approximately -1 life every 2 seconds. Drain Life can not kill you (like poison).

Did you know? It takes on average 8 countess runs on Normal difficulty to get this runeword.

Malice

Small Crescent'IthElEth'required level: 15gear type: melee weapon
  • +33% Enhanced Damage
  • +9 to Maximum Damage
  • -25% Target Defense
  • +50 to Attack Rating
  • 100% Chance of Open wounds
  • Prevent Monster Heal
  • -100 to Monster Defense Per Hit
  • Drain Life -5
  • socketed (3)

Eligible bases

axe

hammer

scepter

club

mace

claw

sword

polearm

spear

dagger

Frequently asked questions

What does Drain Life do?

Drain Life is the opposite of Replenish Life, the effect from Malice results in approximately -1 life every 2 seconds. Drain Life can not kill you (like poison).

What runes make Malice?

You need Ith + El + Eth rune to create Malice.

Is Malice ladder only?

No, Malice is not ladder only in Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction and Diablo 2 Resurrected.