The release of one of the most significant content updates for Diablo 2 is just a few weeks away. We’ve known for a long time that the Patch will bring the Ladder game mode to Diablo 2 Resurrected, as well as some other quality of life improvements, but as the release date draws closer, a slew of new and intriguing details are emerging. Diablo 2 Resurrected will receive a significant amount of new Runewords as part of Patch 2.4, which will make a variety of builds more viable. In addition, a large number of the new class and skill balance changes will be implemented, which will further enhance players’ overall experience.

In this article, the primary objective is to present and evaluate all of the D2R runes for sale that will be introduced in Patch 2.4, as well as the build recommendations for which they can be used. Lastly, if that isn’t enough to get your adrenaline pumping, you should be aware that some of the upcoming Runewords may end up being the BiS (best-in-slot) Items for certain build configurations. After that, let’s get to the most interesting part of this article: a comprehensive list of all new and improved Runewords in Diablo 2 Resurrected Patch 2.4.

The stats on this Staff are particularly impressive for characters who use spellcasters. Although it may not be as popular as it could be due to its high cost and the high number of D2R PC runewords required to complete it, it is still worth playing. Heart of the Oak and Spirit Runewords can easily match the bonuses to Skill levels and Faster Cast Rate that Heart of the Oak and Spirit Runewords provide, but neither of them can match the bonus to Maximum Life that Heart of the Oak and Spirit Runewords provide (up to a whopping 25% is far and away from the best bonus in the game, and since you no longer need Strength to be a Monarch, you end up with even more Vitality). As a bonus, you gain increased Fire Resistance, which is widely regarded as the most important stat in Diablo 2 Resurrection. As an added bonus, Obsession provides 60% faster hit recovery, allowing a Sorceress character to reach a reasonable breakpoint with just this item. Remember that you can transform this Runeword into a Staff that grants bonuses to specific Skills, making it the best-in-slot weapon for certain builds. As a result, it can be used effectively by virtually any Life-based Sorceress build. This article contains a list of all of our recommended Sorceress build options.

One of the most intriguing Runewords that will be introduced into the game with Patch 2.4 appears to be the one described above. It has the potential to be the best-in-class item for a variety of Fire builds, including Fire Druids, Fire Sorcerers, Fire Trap Assassins, and even Holy Fire Aura Paladins. Not to mention the possibility of using it on an A3 Merc. This Helmet provides a massive straight-up buff to all Fire Damage, and it also has two extremely powerful mods attached to it: Fire Resistance of nearby enemies can be reduced by up to 15% with a +3 bonus to all fire skills. On Hell difficulty, the Resist Fire Aura also increases your Fire Resistance, which is extremely important for survival. Unfortunately, because of its inclusion in the widely popular Heart of the Oak Runeword, the Vex Rune is quite expensive; however, because it is potentially the best-in-class item for certain builds, it will almost certainly be produced on a regular basis.

Another very interesting end-game Runeword that will almost certainly be used on Act 1 Mercenaries as well as Bowazon/Amazon characters in the future. When combined with Concentration Aura, the Enhanced Damage bonus of up to 375% and the 20% Increased Attack Speed bonus will undoubtedly make it a viable alternative to more expensive Bow Runewords. In Patch 2.4, there is going to be a really interesting competition between Faith and Mist. It’s possible that Mist and Flickering Flame Runewords will be used in interesting ways on Fire-based Amazon/Bowazon characters in the future. The additional Resistances provided by Mist Runeword can also be useful for Amazons, who are frequently seen firing pure glass cannons, which makes them vulnerable to elemental damage on Hell difficulty, making D2R ladder items particularly vulnerable.

By Grace