Bugged and Hacked D2 items

15/03/2022 17:25:32
D2R Gameplay Guides , D2R Item Guides , Diablo 2: Resurrected , Game Guides

Overview of Diablo 2’s Bugged Items

The history of bugged items

Diablo 2 has seen a lot of bugged items throughout the 20 years of its existence but the vast majority of them came into existence on closed battle.net during a relatively short period of time. Specifically between 29th of June 2001 and 28th of October 2003. The former date marks the 1.08 patch and the latter the 1.10 patch. During this time period you had 08 uniques, Iths, Whites, Zod Bugged Eths, Mephisto Fused Uniques, Uploads/Imports, Hybrid Runewords, and a host of other nominally bugged D2 items. After their initial inception, all of these items were of course duped and the few that survived beyond the 1.10 patch and any subsequent purges were further duped leaving any perm ones vastly outnumbered by unperms.

In this article we will attempt to go through the whole lot of them and provide as accurate information as possible. Needless to say, all these bugged items are on non ladder mode so we will omit this information in the realm specification for each item.

“Legit” Pre Patch Items

These items were all theoretically possible to obtain through normal play at some point in time and, while not bugged or hacked in terms of stats, they were massively duped by many different people on many different occasions. It is even speculated that some of the original ones were imported from open battle.net and that they managed to stay under Blizzard’s radar thanks to their legitimate stats. Pretty much all in existence today are dupes but not all of them are unperm. The reason for this is that some were duped before Diablo 2 items were given unique id numbers in patch 1.10. Unfortunately, you can not tell the difference until it goes poof.

Classic Rares

Many great “pre 07 patch” classic D2 rares were duped and transferred to expansion with presently impossible stats such as 20fhr boots, 20fcr amulets, 15 all resistances / 50 specific resistance rings,  -40% lower requirements etc. Below are listed the most iconic ones of these.

Imp Shanks

Real name: Imp Shank Boneweave Boots

Rarity: Rare

Realms: USWest 

Description: Iconic D2 Classic rare boots that everyone seems to remember.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes.

Price / Worth / Value: 

Stats: 

Defense: 59

Durability: 16

Required Strength: 118

Required Level: 54

+30% Faster Run/Walk

+20% Faster Hit Recovery

+18 To Strength

Lightning Resist +49%

Fire Resist +35%

Poison Resist +22%

 

Armageddon Fletch

Real name: Armageddon Fletch

Amulet

Rarity: Rare

Realms: USEast

Description: A famous rare amulet with 20fcr that hails from D2 classic. 

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes.

Price / Worth / Value: 

Stats: 

+2 To Sorceress Skill Levels

20% Faster Cast Rate

+18 To Strength

+55 To Life

+59 To Mana

All Resistances +23

 

Viper Eye

Real name: Viper Eye Ring.

Rarity: Rare.

Realms: Europe.

Description: A rare ring from D2 Classic with insane lightning resistance.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes.

Price / Worth / Value: 

Stats:

Required Level: 46

+3 To Minimum Damage

+118 To Attack Rating

6% Life Stolen Per Hit

Cold Resist +15%

Lightning Resist +63%

Fire Resist +15%

Poison Resist +15%

+1 To Light Radius

 

Pre Patch Uniques

These uniques originally dropped with far better stats than today. Fortunately, the nerfing applied in various patches did not affect already dropped items and thanks to duping some of them remain with us to this day

1.08 Arreat’s Face

Also known as: 08 Arreats

Real name: Arreat’s Face Slayer Guard.

Rarity: Unique.

Realms: USEast, USWest, Europe, Asia.

Description: This helm had very different stats before the 1.09 patch.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes. 

Price / Worth / Value: 

Stats:

Defense: 151

Durability: 55

Required Strength: 118

Required Level: 42

+1 To Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)

+2 To Barbarian Skill Levels 

+ 0.625 To Maximum Damage (Based On Character Level)

-15 Target Defense

+25% Enhanced Defense

+30 To Life

 

1.08 Azurewrath

Also known as: 08 Azurewrath

Real name: Azurewrath Crystal Sword

Rarity: Unique.

Realms: USEast, USWest, Europe, Asia.

Description: This sword actually had worse stats before the 1.09 patch so it is mostly a rare and odd collector’s item.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes.

Price / Worth / Value:

Stats:

One-Hand Damage: 11-48

Durability: 45

Required Strength: 43

Required Level: 18

+120% Enhanced Damage

Adds 5-10 Magic Damage

50% Deadly Strike

10% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Item

 

Bug Belt
Diablo 2 Bugged Siggarrd Belt

Also known as: Bbelt or bb.

Real name: Siggard’s Stealth Vampirefang Belt.

Rarity: Unique.

Realms: USEast, USWest, Europe, Asia.

Description: This belt went under the name Nosferatu’s Coil up until patch 1.10 when all in existence on CBN realms were renamed to Siggard’s Stealth and a new Nosferatu’s Coil with inferior stats started dropping in its place.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes. 

Price / Worth / Value: 

Stats:

Defense: 54

Durability: 14

Required Strength: 50

Required Level: 51

+1 To All Skills

+10% Increased Attack Speed

Piercing Attack

5% Mana Stolen Per Hit

5% Life Stolen Per Hit

Slows Target By 10%

+15 To Strength

+25 To Dexterity

All Resistances +20

Damage Reduced By 20%

+2 To Mana After Each Kill

+3 To Light Radius

 

1.08 Gore Rider 

Also known as: 08 Gores

Real name: Gore Rider War Boots

Rarity: Unique.

Realms: USEast, USWest, Europe, Asia.

Description: These boots had bonus to maximum damage in 08.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes.

Price / Worth / Value: 

Stats:

Defense: 89

Durability: 24

Required Strength: 94

Required Level: 47

+30% Faster Run/Walk

+10 To Maximum Damage

15% Deadly Strike

+65% Enhanced Defense

Requirements -25%

 

1.08 Highlord’s Wrath

Diablo 2 1.08 Highlord's WrathAlso known as: 08 Highlords

Real name: Highlord’s Wrath Amulet

Rarity: Unique.

Realms: USEast, USWest, Europe, Asia.

Description: In 08 this amulet had 15% faster run/walk instead of 20% increased attack speed.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes.

Price / Worth / Value: 

Stats:

Required Level: 65

+1 To All Skills

+15% Faster Run/Walk

Adds 15-20 Lightning Damage

0.375% Deadly Strike (Based On Character Level)

Lightning Resist 35%

 

1.08 Valkyrie Wing 

Diablo 2 1.08 Valkyrie Wing

Also known as: 08 Valk

Real name: Valkyrie Wing Winged Helm

Rarity: Unique.

Realms: USEast, USWest, Europe, Asia.

Description: This helm had very different stats in 08. No skill bonus but the other boosts are considerable to say the least.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes.

Price / Worth / Value: Stats:

Defense: 123

Durability: 40

Required Strength: 115

Required Level: 63

+30% Faster Run/Walk

+30% Increased Attack Speed

+30% Faster Cast Rate

+30% Faster Hit Recovery

+35 Defense

 

1.08 Vampire Gaze

Also known as: 08 Gaze

Real name: Vampire Gaze Grim Helm

Rarity: Unique.

Realms: USEast, USWest, Europe, Asia.

Description: This helm had its impressive 25% damage reduction reduced to the 15-20% range in patch 1.09.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes. At least on USeast.

Price / Worth / Value: 500 USD if perm.

Stats:

Defense: 252

Durability: 40

Required Strength: 58

Required Level: 58

8% Mana Stolen Per Hit

8% Life Stolen Per Hit

+100% Enhanced Defense

15% Slower Stamina Drain

Damage Reduced By 25%

Magic Damage Reduced By 15

 

1.08 Windforce 

Also known as: 08 WF

Real name: Windforce Hydra Bow

Rarity: Unique.

Realms: USEast, USWest, Europe, Asia.

Description: This bow had better dexterity bonus in 08 than in 09.

Price / Worth / Value: 500 USD if perm.

Stats:

Two-Hand Damage: 35 To (241-547)

Required Dexterity: 167

Required Strength: 134

Required Level: 73

+20% Increased Attack Speed

+250% Enhanced Damage

+3.125 To Maximum Damage (Based On Character Level)

8% Mana Stolen Per Hit

Knockback

+35 To Dexterity

Heal Stamina Plus 30%

 

Small Magic Charms

diablo 2 duped small charm

5res/5Frw

Real name: Shimmering Small Charm of Inertia

Rarity: Magic

Realms: USEast, USWest, Europe, Asia

Description: Before the 1.10 patch the inertia suffix gave a whooping +5% faster run/walk on small charms. 

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes.

Price / Worth / Value: 

Stats:

Required Level: 27

+5% Faster Run/Walk

+5 To All Resistance

 

451 PSN SC

Real name: Pestilent Small Charm of Anthrax

Rarity: Magic

Realms: USEast, USWest, Europe, Asia

Description: Before the 1.10 patch small charms could have the Pestilent prefix that combined with the Anthrax suffix gave a whooping 451 posion damage over 12 seconds. To be compared with Toxic Small Charm of Anthrax that weights in at only 313 poison damage over 11 seconds.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes.

Price / Worth / Value:  

Stats: 

Required Level: 80

451 Poison Damage Over 12 Seconds


1.08 Cat Eye amulet
Diablo 2 1.08 Cat's Eye amulet


1.08 Harlequin Crest Shako
D2 08 Harlequin Crest Shako

 

Open Battle.net Imports / Uploads

Prior to April/May 2002 hackers were able to get players from open battle.net into bugged games on closed battle.net. The open character could come in to game, drop the item, and leave without detection. The exploit was sealed after Blizzard was tipped off but it was not until 6 months later in early 2003 that it came to Blizzard’s attention that open items had been transferred to closed battle.net. Subsequently most but not all of them were deleted. Most if not all of these items would have been transferred during v1.09.

 

Bug Mana

Also known as: Bmana, or 70mana/15life small charms

Real name: Fine Small Charm of Decrepify

Rarity: Magic

Realms: USEast 

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): No.

Stats:

Required Level: 24

+15 To Life

+70 To Mana

 

Bug Tals 

D2 Bugged Tal Armor

Also known as: Btals, Bug Tal, Btal, bt, or Bugged Tals Armor.

Real name: Tal Rasha’s Laquered Plate 

Realms: USEast, USWest, Europe

Description: This is an armor with the physical appearance and name of Tal Rasha’s Laquered Plate but with completely different stats. 

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes.

Price / Worth / Value:  

Stats: Defense: 919

Durability: 55

Required Strength: 84

Required level: 71

+2 To All Skills

+25% Faster Run/Walk

+400 Defense

All Resistances +40

Damage Reduced By 25%

Magic Damage Reduced By 15

Requirements: -60%

 

Constricting Ring

D2 bugged ring

Rarity: Unique

Realms: USEast, USWest, Europe

Description: A unique item that actually existed in the game files but was never dropable.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): No.

Stats:

Required Level: 95

Drain Life -10

+15 To Maximum Fire Resist

+15 To Maximum Cold Resist

+15 To Maximum Lightning Resist

+15 To Maximum Poison Resist

All Resistances +100

100% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items

 

Hex Charm

Hexing Small Charm

Also known as: Hexing Charms or Hexes.

Real name: Hexing Small Charm of Immolating Arrow.

Rarity: Magic.

Realms: USWest, Europe.

Description: Still in existence (as of v1.14D): No.

Stats: 

Required Level: 42

+90 To Strength

+90 To Dexterity

+90 To Vitality

 

King’s Jewel

Real name: King’s Jewel of Blazing.

Rarity: Magic.

Realms: USEast.

Description: Still in existence (as of v1.14D): No.

Stats:

Item Level 48.

Required Level 48.

+1 To All Skills

All Resistances +25

22% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)

 

Oculus Soj

 Diablo 2 bugged ring, occusoj, occy soj

Also known as: Occy Soj, Occy Ring, or Oculus Ring.

Real name: Stone of Jordan Ring.

Rarity: Unique.

Realms: USEast, USWest

Description: This is a ring with the stats of the unique orb The Oculus Swirling Crystal with the notable exception that the USWest version of the ring had faster cast rate and strength while the USEast version had faster block rate and energy. Something that conclusively proves that the ring was transferred from open bnet rather than being created through the Mephisto fusing bug as has been touted by ignorant people.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): No. 

Stats USEast:

Required Level: 29

25% Chance To Cast Level 1 Teleport When Struck

+3 To Sorceress Skill Levels

30% Faster Block Rate

+20% Enhanced Defense

+20 To Vitality

+20 To Energy

All Resistances +20

+3 To Mana After Each Kill

50% Chance Of Getting Magic Items

Stats USWest: 

Required Level: 29

25% Chance To Cast Level 1 Teleport When Struck

+3 To Sorceress Skill Levels

30% Faster Cast Rate

+20% Enhanced Defense

+20 To Strength

+20 To Vitality

All Resistances +20

+3 To Mana After Each Kill

50% Chance Of Getting Magic Items

Snatchii’s Gloves 

Diablo 2 Bug Gloves
Also known as: Bug Gloves, Paladin Bug Gloves, Steelclash Gloves.

Real name: Snatchii’s Steel Clash Chain Gloves.

Rarity: Unique.

Realms: Europe.

Description: Very effective for any Paladin.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes.

Price / Worth / Value:  

Stats:

Defense: 37

Durability: 35

Required Strength: 25

Required Level: 17

+1 To Paladin Skill Levels

20% Faster Block Rate

25% Increased chance of blocking

+75% Enhanced Defense

+20 Defense

All Resistances +15

Damage Reduced By 3

+3 To Light Radius

 

White Gloves

Also known as: STR Gloves

Real name: Ogre Gauntlets

Rarity: Normal

Realms: USWest

Description: White gloves with insane stats originating from open bnet. Extremely popular while they were still around on closed bnet.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): No.

Stats: 

Defense: 62

Durability: 24

Required Strength: 185

Required Level: 64

100% Increased Attack Speed

100% Faster Hit Recovery

Adds 63-127 Damage

15% Life Stolen Per Hit

+90 To Dexterity

+90 To Vitality

All Resistances +100

 

White Ring

Diablo 2 Bugged ring

Real name: Ring.

Rarity: Normal.

Realms: USEast, USWest.

Description: White rings originating from open Bnet with no requirements and insane stats. Extremely popular while they were still around on closed bnet.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): No.

Stats:

100% Faster Run/Walk

100% Increased Attack Speed

Adds 63-127 Damage

20% Life Stolen Per Hit

Fire Absorb 95%

Lightning Absorb 95%

Cold Absorb 95%


Bugged War Traveller (bug WT)

Diablo 2 bug war traveler


Bugged Arky
Diablo 2 bugged arky, bug arky

Bugged Vampire Gaze

Diablo 2 Bugged Vampire Gaze


Bugged Occu (The Oculus)

Diablo 2 Bugged Oculus


Bugged Stormshield
Diablo 2 Bugged Stormshield

Bugged String of Ears

Diablo 2 Bugged String of Ears


Bugged Windforce
Diablo 2 bugged windforce bow


Ith Bugged Colossus Blade
Diablo 2 Ith Weapon


Mephisto Fused Uniques

The Mephisto loot table was, and perhaps still is, bugged and in the rare event that 2 unique items dropped at the same time they would sometimes fuse so that the final item had the stats and name of one and equipment slot of the other

Atma’s Wail Boots

Diablo 2 Atma boots, bugged boots

 

Undead Crown Ring

Real name: Undead Crown Ring

Rarity: Unique

Realms: USEast

Description: A unique ring with the stats of the unique Undead Crown Crown.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): Yes.

Price / Worth / Value: 

Stats:

 

Wizzy Armor

Also known as: Wiz Armor.

Realm name: Wizard Spike Leather Armor or Wizardspike Hard Leather Armor (upgraded).

Rarity: Unique

Realms: USWest

Still in existence (as of v1.14D):

Stats

 

Wizzy Gloves

D2 Wizzy gloves, bugged wizard spike gloves

Also known as: Wiz Gloves.

Real name: Wizardspike Light Gauntlets.

Rarity: UniqueRealms: USEast, USWest

Description: These are Light Gauntlets with the stats of the unique Wizardspike dagger. Any build that needs faster cast rate could slap these on to gain huge bonuses.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): No.

Stats:

 

Wizzy Ring

Also known as: Wiz ring

Real name: Wizardspike Ring

Rarity: Unique

Realms: Europe

Description: A unique ring with the stats of the unique Wizardspike dagger.

Still in existence (as of v1.14D): 

Stats:


Fused Runewords

Fused runewords came to existence later in our timeline. We lack information of how these word created, but a lot of dual-runewords appeared, the only criteria being that both runewords have to fit in the same number sockets and item type.

 

Grief of Doom

Diablo 2 Grief of Doom bugged hybrid runeword

Beast of Doom
Diablo 2 Beast of Doom bugged hybrid runeword

 

Grief of Destruction
Diablo 2 Grief of Destruction bugged hybrid runeword

Exile of Spirit

Diablo 2 Exile of Spirit bugged hybrid runeword


Faith of Ice
Diablo Faith of Ice bugged hybrid runeword

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