Treachery runeword

Treachery is a Diablo 2 Resurrected runeword created by combining shael + thul + lem into a 3 socket body armor. It requires at least level 43 to equip.

Even though Treachery was originally intended for Assassins, any class can benefit from the chance to proc Fade and high bonus to Increased Attack Speed and Faster Hit Recovery.

Because of its cheap cost and high boost to survivability , it is one of the best armors for mercenaries when created in an ethereal elite armor.

Treachery has a 5% chance to cast a level 15 Fade when struck. Fade is a great way to increase survivability of any character, as it increases both elemental and physical resistances, and reduces curse duration.

Fade level breakdown
Fade level
curse duration reduction %757677787980808181
all resistance +%565758606062626363
duration (s)240252264276288300312324336
physical resistance +%111213141516171819

Treachery increases your Hit Recovery Speed by 20%.  Faster hit recovery reduces the "hit stun" animation time, which is triggered when a hit takes more than 1/12th of your total life. 

faster hit recovery breakpoints
faster hit recovery frames
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Did you know? It takes on average 99 countess runs on Hell difficulty to get this runeword.




Dusk Shroud'ShaelThulLem'required level: 43item type: Armor
  • 5% Chance To Cast Level 15 Fade When Struck
  • 25% Chance To Cast level 15 Venom On Striking
  • +2 To Assassin Skills
  • +45% Increased Attack Speed
  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • Cold Resist +30%
  • 50% Extra Gold From Monsters
  • socketed (3)

Eligible bases

Frequently asked questions

Why is Treachery good for a Mercenary?

Treachery is a good all-round armor that benefits al classes. The chance to proc Fade, and massive increased attack speed, makes it a very good option for a Mercenary.

What is Fade?

Fade is an Assassin Skill that reduces Curse duration and increases All Resistances and Physical Resistance.

Does Fade and Burst of Speed stack?

No, Fade and Burst of Speed stack do not stack.

What runes make Treachery?

You need Shael + Thul + Lem rune to create Treachery.

Is Treachery ladder only?

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