+10 To Vitality () Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Damage Reduced By 8 All Resistances +15, 100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On StrikingLevel 1015 Redemption Aura When Equipped+350400% Enhanced DamageIgnores Target's Defense14% Mana Stolen Per Hit28% To Enemy Fire Resist20% Deadly Strike+350400 Defense vs. Missile+1521 Fire Absorb, 20% Chance to cast level 12 Lower Resist when struck The types of Missile Weapons that can have sockets are bows, including Amazon bows, and crossbows. Some characters will use Mage Plate because they want to stay at base Str value and Enigma grants the rest of the Str they need for their build. +50 Attack Rating Against Undead () The following weapons, and their exceptional and elite versions, are hammers.

Do note, when socketing from Larzuk, he always gives the max sockets for the item based on the ilvl. 10% Bonus to Attack Rating Scepters are not maces, and are a separate category of melee weapon. +40-80% Enhanced Damage (varies) Knockback () +10 To Energy () +65% Faster Cast Rate +20-30% Increased Attack Speed (varies) The existing bonuses on weapons persist after adding the Rune Word and may sum up in total. Maybe I am wrong, but as I understood they only fixed the strength bug regarding visuals. /r/Diablo is the greatest source for Diablo-related news and discussion on the Internet. Some people will then just pick their favorite look within that Str req. +50 To Attack Rating () 20% Bonus to Attack Rating () Prevent Monster Heal weapon diablo legendary professions five popular manticore demon hunter 3 and 4 socket Paladin shields with high +Res. +100% Piercing Attack +3 To All Skills Although several weapon types are labeled "Staff Class", only two-handed rods are staves. For more information about the mechanics and classifications of rune words, see. With the proper merc armor they give the fastest attacks. 20% Increased Attack Speed () +20% Increased Attack Speed () Press J to jump to the feed. The following weapons, and their exceptional and elite versions, are clubs. Stay awhile and listen. Mage Plate is the lightest and low reqs. +300-350% Enhanced Damage (varies) 4 and 5 socket Crystal Swords and Flails. 24% Chance to cast level 10 Weaken when struck +3 To Combat Skills (Barbarian Only) Requirements -20% (), Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%Prevent Monster HealIgnore Target's Defense7% Mana Stolen Per HitLevel 15 Poison Explosion (27 Charges)Level 13 Poison Nova (11 Charges)+273 Poison Damage Over 6 seconds, 15% Chance To Cast Level 13 Frozen Orb On Striking18% Chance To Cast Level 20 Ice Blast On Striking+50 To Attack Rating+220350% Damage To Demons+355375% Damage To Undead+50 To Attack Rating Against UndeadAdds 100220 Cold Damage24% To Enemy Cold Resistance+10 To DexterityCannot Be Frozen75% Extra Gold From Monsters+1 To Light Radius, Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%+10 To Vitality+3 To Poison and Bone Spells (Necromancer Only)+3 To Bone Armor (Necromancer Only)+2 To Bone Spear (Necromancer Only)+4 To Skeleton Mastery (Necromancer Only)Magic Damage Reduced By 420% Faster Cast Rate+13 To Mana, 10% Chance To Cast Level 9 Tornado On Striking+20% Faster Run/Walk+40% Increased Attack Speed+15% Faster Hit Recovery+120160% Enhanced Damage50% Target Defense+50 To Attack RatingHit Blinds Target+1 To Light RadiusLevel 13 Twister (127 Charges), 30% Chance To Cast Level 1 Decrepify On Striking5% Chance To Cast Level 10 Life Tap On Striking+375% Damage To Demons+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons+250300% Damage To UndeadAdds 85120 Magic DamageAdds 41240 Lightning Damage20% Chance of Crushing BlowPrevent Monster Heal+10 To EnergyCannot Be Frozen, +33% Enhanced Damage+66 To Attack RatingAdds 150 Lightning Damage25% Target Defense+25 Defense25% Faster Run/Walk25% Increased Attack Speed7% Chance To Cast Level 1 Twister When Struck. I hope these info will help returning veteran and new comers too! +6 to Strength Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage () 4 socket Ethereal Elite Polearms. Adds 17-62 Fire Damage Crystal Sword is good for Spirit for leveling Sorcs for its lowest reqs. What are some good item bases to collect for socketing purposes? 75% Extra Gold from Monsters () 8-10% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies) +9 To Maximum Damage () Although several weapon types are labeled "Mace Class", only the following weapons, and their exceptional and elite versions, are maces. Feel free to add your own thank you so much. Dropped in Hell can roll 6. For example, all generic Scepters already include "+50% Damage to Undead" bonus and it adds up with King's Grace Rune Word, for a total of +100%. The in-game display of item "classes" sometimes conflicts with weapons' actual classifications used for rune words and all other game mechanics. +4 To All Skills 3 socket Bone Visage and Troll nest were popular, depends on how people feel about the new looks. Adds 3-14 Cold Damage () Freeze Target +3 () faith diablo rune aura fanaticism bow word wikia equipped gains slain reanimates enemies sometimes character +325-375% Enhanced Damage (varies) Each functions in nonmagic weapons of the given types with exactly the required number of sockets. 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (), +25% Increased Attack Speed+160210% Enhanced Damage5080% Bonus To Attack Rating+75% Damage To Undead+50 To Attack Rating Against UndeadAdds 150 Lightning Damage+1 To Berserk+1 To ZealHit Blinds Target +10Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%75% Extra Gold From MonstersLevel 3 Heart of Wolverine (12 Charges), +30% Faster Block Rate Im back to D2, excited for D2R, currently MFing to twink for my other characters. That gives the cube recipe a 50% chance to roll 4 sockets on an Archon Plate. All Resistances +60-70 (varies) +6 to Dexterity 3 and 4 socket Mage / Archon Plates.

Giant Thresher and Thresher are best due to their speed. The following is a list of weapon rune words in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Regenerate Mana 15-30% (varies) +1 Light Radius () Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped+40% Increased Attack Speed+240270% Enhanced Damage20% Chance of Crushing Blow+25% Chance of Open Wounds+3 To Werebear+3 To LycanthropyPrevent Monster Heal+2540 To Strength+10 To Energy+2 To Mana After Each KillLevel 13 Summon Grizzly (5 Charges), +120% to Enhanced Damage40% Chance of Crushing Blow+200 to Attack RatingAdds 314 Cold Damage for 3 seconds+10 to Vitality15% increased Attack SpeedMagic Damage Reduced by 2Level 4 Corpse Explosion (12 charges)Knockback, 35% Chance To Cast Level 14 Amplify Damage When Struck100% Chance To Cast Level 18 Bone Spear On Striking+260340% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's Defense20% Bonus to Attack Rating+280330% Damage To Demons20% Deadly StrikePrevent Monster HealKnockbackFires ExplosiveArrows or Bolts (15))Requirements 20%, 50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An EnemyIndestructible+60% Increased Attack Speed+350400% Enhanced Damage (varies)+200% Damage To Undead25% Target Defense+50 To Attack Rating+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead7% Mana Stolen per Hit1215% Life Stolen per HitPrevent Monster Heal+30 To All Attributes+1 To Light RadiusRequirements 20%, +1 To All Skills+40% Increased Attack Speed+250290% Enhanced DamageAdds 530 Fire Damage7% Life Stolen Per Hit+26 To Battle Command+16 To Battle Orders+14 To Battle CryPrevent Monster HealReplenish Life +1230% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items, 9% Chance To Cast Level 11 Frozen Orb On Striking11% Chance To Cast Level 9 Charged Bolt On Striking+35% Increased Attack Speed+290340% Enhanced DamageAdds 216471 Magic Damage+25% Chance of Open Wounds+1 To Whirlwind+10 To Strength+15 Life After Each Demon Kill, 10% Chance To Cast Level 17 Chain Lightning On Striking7% Chance To Cast Level 13 Static Field On Striking+20% Increased Attack Speed+180220% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's Defense35% To Enemy Lightning Resist+25% Chance of Open Wounds+911 Magic Absorb+2 To Mana After Each KillLevel 18 Summon Spirit Wolf (30 Charges), 100% Chance To Cast Level 44 Chain Lightning When You Die25% Chance To Cast Level 18 Glacial Spike On AttackIndestructible+300385% Enhanced Damage20% Bonus To Attack Rating+50 To Attack RatingAdds 150 Lightning Damage7% Mana Stolen Per Hit50% Chance of Crushing Blow+(0.5 per Character Level) 0.549.5% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)+1 To Light RadiusLevel 22 Blood Golem (15 Charges)Requirements 20%, 23% Chance To Cast Level 12 Volcano On Striking5% Chance To Cast Level 23 Molten Boulder On Striking100% Chance To Cast level 45 Meteor When You Die15% Chance To Cast Level 22 Nova On Attack+350% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's DefenseAdds 100180 Magic Damage7% Mana Stolen Per Hit20% Chance Of Crushing Blow20% Deadly StrikePrevent Monster Heal+10 To Dexterity, 5% Chance To Cast Level 18 Volcano On StrikingLevel 12 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped+2 To All Skills+45% Increased Attack Speed+330370% Enhanced Damage-(4060)% To Enemy Cold Resist20% Deadly Strike+25% Chance of Open WoundsPrevent Monster HealFreezes Target +3Requirements 20%, Level 15 Thorns Aura When Equipped+35% Increased Attack Speed+320380% Damage To Demons+280% Damage To Undead+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds7% Life Stolen Per HitPrevent Monster Heal+510 To All Attributes+2 To Mana After Each KillReduces All Vendor Prices 15%, Indestructible+260310% Enhanced Damage+9 To Minimum Damage7% Life Stolen Per Hit20% Chance of Crushing BlowHit Blinds TargetSlows Target By 33%Regenerate Mana 16%Replenish Life +16Cannot Be Frozen30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic ItemsLevel 8 Revive (88 Charges), Level 1215 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped+12 To All Skills+330% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's Defense300% Bonus To Attack Rating+75% Damage To Undead+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead+120 Fire DamageAll Resistances +1510% Reanimate As: Returned75% Extra Gold From Monsters, 30% Increased Attack Speed+320370% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's DefenseAdds 180200 Magic DamageAdds 50200 Fire DamageAdds 51250 Lightning DamageAdds 50200 Cold Damage12% Life Stolen Per HitPrevent Monster Heal+10 To Strength, 20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck+25% Faster Cast Rate+300% Enhanced Damage+9 To Minimum Damage+50 To Attack Rating20% Deadly StrikeHit Causes Monster To Flee 25%+200% Enhanced Defense+X To Life (Based on Character Level)All Resistances +253012% Damage Taken Goes To Mana+1 To Light Radius, +209% Enhanced Damage40% Increased Attack SpeedPrevent Monster Heal+66% Chance of Open Wounds33% Chance of Deadly Strike25% Target Defense20% to Attack Rating6% Life Stolen Per HitIgnores Target Defense+5 to Frenzy (Barbarian only), 35% Chance To Cast Level 15 Venom On Striking+3040% Increased Attack SpeedDamage +340400Ignore Target's Defense25% Target Defense+(1.875 per character level) 1.875185.625% Damage To Demons (Based on Character Level)Adds 530 Fire Damage2025% To Enemy Poison Resist20% Deadly StrikePrevent Monster Heal+2 To Mana After Each Kill+1015 Life After Each Kill, 100% Chance To Cast Level 36 Blaze When You Level-Up100% Chance To Cast Level 48 Meteor When You DieLevel 16 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped+33% Increased Attack Speed+280330% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's Defense7% Life Stolen Per Hit20% To Enemy Fire Resist20% Deadly StrikeHit Blinds TargetFreezes Target +3, Level 10 Vigor Aura When Equipped+200275% Enhanced Damage+9 To Minimum Damage+9 To Maximum DamageAdds 55160 Lightning DamageAdds 55160 Fire DamageAdds 55160 Cold Damage+26 To Valkyrie+10 To DexterityRegenerate Mana 20%+2 To Mana After Each Kill+2 To Light RadiusLevel 20 Revive (25 Charges), +3 To All Skills+40% Faster Cast Rate+75% Damage To Demons+100 To Attack Rating Against DemonsAdds 314 Cold Damage, 3 sec. 25% Chance to cast level 15 Poison Nova on striking Ya this is exactly what I need, thank you! 5 socket Crystal Swords and Flails are the most popular bases for Call to Arms. Weapons, usually 4+ sockets Berserker Axe, Phase Blade, Eth Elite Polearms. The cube socketing rolls between 1-6. They can also get the most useful Runewords. Both Insight and Infinity need 4 sockets. Be careful to you know where your item dropped. Orbs are classified as neither staves nor melee weapons, and are a separate category of weapon. +75% Damage to Undead () +220-320% Enhanced Damage (varies) 4 socket Crystal Swords for Spirit, a leveling item. +60% Faster Hit Recovery +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds () +10 To Strength () The main balancing act is what is the best base you can use without a Str glitch. +10 To Vitality () Berserker Axe are the highest damage single handed weapon. diablo The reason different bases are popular is all about optimization. Specifically the Str requirement for a Monarch as you mentioned. Superior items can't be socketed in the cube. Phase Blade has the benefit of being Indestructible which saves on Melee repairs. +1-2 All Skills Faster attacks mean faster life leech and that means better survivability. +25% Chance of Open Wounds () Freezes Target +3 (), 25% Chance To Cast Level 17 Fire Wall When StruckLevel 1620 Concentration Aura When Equipped260300% Bonus To Attack Rating+199% Damage To Demons (Based on Character Level)Adds 50280 Lightning Damage20% Deadly StrikeHit Blinds TargetFreezes Target +3+10 To VitalityReplenish Life +81.875185.625% Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level), 20% Chance To Cast Level 16 Tornado On Striking16% Chance To Cast Level 21 Frozen Orb On Attack20% Bonus To Attack RatingAdds 160250 Magic DamageAdds 60180 Fire Damage+510 To All Stats (varies)+10 To Dexterity38% Damage Taken Goes To Mana75% Extra Gold From MonstersLevel 15 Iron Maiden (40 Charges)Requirements 20%, 200% Enhanced Damage+75% Damage To UndeadRequirements 20%20% Increased Attack Speed+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead+2 To All SkillsAll Resistances +7520% Faster Hit Recovery11% Mana Stolen Per HitHit Causes Monster To Flee 25%Hit Blinds Target +33+2 To Mana After Each Kill30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items, +2 To All Skills+2535% Faster Cast Rate+55% Faster Hit RecoveryAdds 150 Lightning DamageAdds 314 Cold Damage 3 Second Duration (Normal)+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds7% Life Stolen Per Hit+250 Defense vs. Missiles+22 To Vitality+89112 To Mana+38 Magic Absorb, 20% Enhanced Damage+3 To Minimum Damage+3 To Maximum Damage+50 To Attack Rating+50% Chance Of Open Wounds25% Increased Attack Speed+2 To Mana After Each Kill+1 To Light Radius, 35% Enhanced Damage25% Chance Of Crushing Blow7% Life Stolen Per Hit+2 To Mana After Each Kill+20 To Strength+10 To Vitality, 18% Chance to cast Level 18 Taunt on striking Increase Maximum Life 15-25% (varies) You still can use strength from an item itself to wear it. +24 Vitality It is also Light armor so it doesn't penalize your walk/run speed. The most popular choices are important to use because they will typically have higher trade value. It's a win/win that makes Berserker Axes extremely valuable. Two of the most popular mercenary weapons. Str glitch appears to have been removed from D2R. Level 13-17 Cleansing Aura When Equipped (varies) All Resistances +40, 30% Chance To Cast Level 20 Bone Spirit On StrikingIndestructible+50% Increased Attack Speed+210340% Enhanced Damage+75% Damage To Demons+100 To Attack Rating Against DemonsPrevent Monster Heal+10 To Energy+1015 Magic AbsorbLevel 16 Heart of Wolverine (20 Charges)Level 17 Iron Golem (14 Charges), 30% Chance To Cast Level 21 Enchant When You Kill An Enemy40% Faster Hit Recovery+370% Enhanced Damage25% Target DefenseAdds 314 Cold Damage 3 Second Duration (Normal)25% To Enemy Fire Resist40% Chance of Crushing Blow+200300 Defense+10 To Strength+10 To DexterityAll Resistances +2030Requirements 20%, Indestructible () 4 socket Monarch. +9 To Maximum Damage () If it's an Archon Plate that maxes out at 4, both the 5 and 6 roll will give 4 sockets. The reason Archon Plate is so popular is because it has the highest Defense of any armor below 156 Str. I've read some old posts and collected the following: Monarch has the lowest str req for 4 socketed shields. Duration (Normal)7% Mana Stolen Per Hit+10 To DexterityReplenish Life +20Increase Maximum Mana 15%All Resistances +3040Level 4 Oak Sage (25 Charges)Level 14 Raven (60 Charges), +60% Enhanced Damage25% Target Defense530 Fire Damage21110 Lightning Damage+75 Poison Damage for 5 seconds+10 to Maximum Damage+60% Lightning Resist+5 to Maximum Lightning Resist+3 to Holy Shock (Paladin only)Level 7 Chain Lightning (60 charges), +160% Enhanced Damage+9 to Minimum Damage+9 to Maximum Damage25% Deadly Strike+250 to Attack Rating+1 to All Skills7% Life Stolen per Hit+10 Replenish Life+10 to Strength+1 to Light Radius+2 to Mana per Kill, 100% Chance To Cast Level 40 Blizzard When You Level-up25% Chance To Cast Level 22 Frost Nova On StrikingLevel 18 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped+20% Increased Attack Speed+140210% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's Defense+2530% To Cold Skill Damage20% To Enemy Cold Resist7% Life Stolen Per Hit20% Deadly Strike3.125309.375 Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level), 50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Chain Lightning When You Kill An EnemyLevel 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped+35% Faster Run/Walk+255325% Enhanced Damage-(4555)% To Enemy Lightning Resist40% Chance of Crushing BlowPrevent Monster Heal0.549.5 To Vitality (Based on Character Level)30% Better Chance of Getting Magic ItemsLevel 21 Cyclone Armor (30 Charges), Level 1217 Meditation Aura When Equipped+35% Faster Cast Rate+200260% Enhanced Damage (varies)+9 To Minimum Damage180250% Bonus to Attack RatingAdds 530 Fire Damage+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds+16 To Critical Strike+5 To All Attributes+2 To Mana After Each Kill23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items, +100% Enhanced Damage+100% Damage against Demons+50% Damage against UndeadAdds 530 Fire DamageAdds 314 Cold Damage for 3 seconds+150 to Attack Rating+100 to Attack Rating against Demons+100 to Attack Rating against Undead7% Life Stolen per hit, +30% Increased Attack Speed+230270% Enhanced Damage25% Target Defense20% Bonus To Attack Rating33% Chance of Crushing Blow+50% Chance of Open Wounds+1 To VengeancePrevent Monster Heal+10 To Strength40% Extra Gold From Monsters, 6% Chance To Cast Level 11 Fade When Struck10% Chance To Cast Level 18 Life Tap On Striking20% Chance To Cast Level 20 Charged Bolt On AttackLevel 17 Might Aura When Equipped+330375% Enhanced DamageIgnore Target's Defense6070% Chance of Crushing BlowPrevent Monster HealHit Blinds Target+(0.5 per character level) 0.549.5% Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level), 20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Decrepify On StrikingLevel 1618 Sanctuary Aura When Equipped (varies)50% Target DefenseAdds 150210 Fire DamageAdds 130180 Cold Damage7% Life Stolen Per HitSlain Monsters Rest In Peace+200250 Defense vs. Missiles+10 To Dexterity75% Extra Gold From Monsters, Adds 530 Fire Damage+3 To Fire Skills+3 To Fire Bolt (Sorceress Only)+3 To Inferno (Sorceress Only)+3 To Warmth (Sorceress Only)+2 To Mana After Each Kill+ (2 Per Character Level) +2198 To Defense (Based On Character Level)Cold Resist +33%, +33% Enhanced Damage+9 To Maximum Damage+100% Chance Of Open Wounds25% Target Defense100 To Monster Defense per HitPrevent Monster Heal+50 To Attack RatingDrain Life 5, +50% Enhanced Damage+300% Damage To Undead+3 To Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)+3 To Critical Strike (Amazon Only)+3 To Dodge (Amazon Only)+3 To Slow Missiles (Amazon Only)20% Increased Attack Speed+10 To DexterityKnockback, +3 to Sorceress Skill Levels33% Faster Cast RateIncrease Maximum Mana 20%+3 Energy Shield (Sorceress Only)+2 Static Field (Sorceress Only)+10 To Energy+10 To Vitality+9 To Minimum Damage25% Target DefenseMagic Damage Reduced By 7+50% Enhanced Defense, Level 8-12 Concentration Aura When Equipped (varies) -23% To Enemy Poison Resistance Wands are not staves, and are a separate category of melee weapon.

A Crystal Sword for example, dropped in Normal Cows can roll a max of 4. If you never plan on trading the items, whatever you like best will work. etc etc. Adds 3-14 Cold Damage () 0.3% (0-29.7) Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)