Obedience runeword

Obedience is a 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 be used by 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
1718192021
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
faster hit recovery frames
1514131211109876543
paladin0715274886200
assassin0715274886200
barbarian0715274886200
amazon061320325286174600
necromancer05101626395686152377
druid05101626395686152377
sorceress059142030426086142280
desert mercenary059142030426086142280

Did you know? It takes on average 54 countess runs on Hell difficulty to get this runeword.

patch

1.10
ladder only

Obedience

Thresher'HelKoThulEthFal'required level: 41gear 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.