Obedience runeword

Obedience is a ladder-only Diablo 2 Resurrected runeword created by combining hel + ko + thul + eth + fal into a 5 socket polearm or spear. It requires at least level 41 to equip.

Obedience is a powerful but cheap runeword that perfectly fits the act 2 mercenary. It boasts a huge damage boost with 370% Enhanced Damage, 40% Crushing Blow, and a chance to cast level 21 Enchant when killing an enemy.

Besides its offensive bonuses, it also provides great defensive stats like up to +30 to All Resistances and up to 300 Defense.

Patch 2.4: Infinity, Obedience, and Pride can now be made in Spears and Amazon Spears.

Obedience has a 30% chance to cast a level 21 Enchant when you kill an enemy.

Enchant level breakdown
Enchant level
bonus damage56-7662-8368-9074-9780-104
bonus attack rating %164173182191200
duration (s)528552576600624

Obedience increases your Hit Recovery Speed by a decent 40%.  Faster hit recovery reduces the "hit stun" animation time, which is triggered when a hit takes more than 1/12th of your total life. Most classes will already jump a few breakpoints with this bonus alone.

faster hit recovery breakpoints
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Did you know? It takes on average 66 countess runs on Hell difficulty to get this runeword.




Thresher'HelKoThulEthFal'required level: 41item type: Polearm | Spear
  • 30% Chance To Cast Level 21 Enchant When You Kill An Enemy
  • +40% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +370% Enhanced Damage
  • -25% Target Defense
  • Adds 3-14 Cold Damage
  • -25% To Enemy Fire Resistance
  • 40% Chance of Crushing Blow
  • +200-300 Defense (varies)
  • +10 To Strength
  • +10 To Dexterity
  • All Resistances +20-30 (varies)
  • Requirements -20%
  • socketed (5)

Eligible bases

Frequently asked questions

What runes make Obedience?

You need Hel + Ko + Thul + Eth + Fal rune to create Obedience.

Is Obedience ladder only?

Yes, Obedience is ladder only in Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction. In Diablo 2 Resurrected, this is not ladder-only.