Rhyme runeword

Rhyme is a Diablo 2 Resurrected runeword created by combining shael + eth into a 2 socket shield. It requires at least level 29 to equip.

Rhyme is a popular shield runeword due to its Cannot be Frozen mod. It is one of the only budget ways to this bonus reliably, as other uniques rely heavily on luck to obtain. Cannot be Frozen is almost a necessity for most melee characters, so this runeword is an easy choice for low level players.

Rhyme increases your Block Rate by a whopping 40%.  An increased block rate will reduce the time it takes for the blocking animation to finish. This is enough for all classes to significantly increase their block rate.

faster block rate breakpoints
faster block rate frames

Did you know? It takes on average 9.4 countess runs on Nightmare difficulty to get this runeword.


Troll Nest'ShaelEth'required level: 29item type: Any Shield
  • +40% Faster Block Rate
  • 20% Increased Chance of Blocking
  • Regenerate Mana 15%
  • All Resistances +25
  • Cannot be Frozen
  • 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
  • 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
  • socketed (2)

Eligible bases

Frequently asked questions

What runes make Rhyme?

You need Shael + Eth rune to create Rhyme.

Is Rhyme ladder only?

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

What is the best base for Rhyme?

The recommended base to make Rhyme is a Troll Nest.