Steel runeword

Steel is a Diablo 2 Resurrected runeword created by combining tir + el into a 2 socket sword, axe or mace. It requires at least level 13 to equip.

Steel is a very low level melee runeword. It only requires a two socket sword, mace, or axe and easy to find runes, so it is very easy to make early on. Its high chance of Open Wounds can be particularly handy for boss fights.

It is best to create this runeword in a Sabre or Flail. When using a Flail, you also benefit from +50% damage to Undead.

Did you know? It takes on average 9.5 countess runs on Normal difficulty to get this runeword.


Elegant Blade'TirEl'required level: 13item type: Sword | Axe | Mace
  • +25% Increased Attack Speed
  • +20% Enhanced Damage
  • +3 to Minimum Damage
  • +3 to Maximum Damage
  • +50 to Attack Rating
  • 50% Chance of Open Wounds
  • +2 to Mana after each Kill
  • +1 to Light Radius
  • socketed (2)

Eligible bases



Throwing Axe


Frequently asked questions

What runes make Steel?

You need Tir + El rune to create Steel.

Is Steel ladder only?

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

What is the best base for Steel?

The recommended base to make Steel is an Elegant Blade or a Scourge.