How to farm runes in Diablo 2 Resurrected Patch 2.6

02/03/2022 14:58:33
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How to farm runes in Diablo 2 Resurrected Patch 2.6

How to farm runes in Diablo 2 Resurrected Patch 2.6


Runes are the currency of Diablo 2. Higher Tier runes are amongst the rarest items to drop, and runewords are the most powerful items in the game. Runewords consisting of lower tier runes are often the best choice for levelling items, so make sure to check out our Best Ladder Starter Runewords guide and get ready to quickly level up your character. The quickest and easiest way to get your hands on any rune is by buying them on Rpgstash. However if you want to find them yourself, here are a few tips for you:

Hellforge’s Quest

Hellforge’s Quest is the second quest of Act4. The completion of the quests grants a rune reward, which allows players to get mid-tier runes early in the game. On Normal Difficulty up to Amn rune, on Nightmare Difficulty from Sol to Um rune, and on Hell Difficulty from Hel to Gul rune can be found by completing the quest. All runes provided by the quest have an equal chance of dropping. 

The Countess

The Countess is a demon Superunique monster, and can be found in Act1 at cellar level 5 of the Forgotten Tower, which is in Black Marsh. She is the only monster in the game with a uniquely high chance to drop runes. On normal difficulty Ral Rune, on nightmare Ko Rune, and on hell Lo rune is the highest she can drop. However, the very high drop rate only affects runes up to Io Rune at nightmare and Ist Rune at hell difficulty.

As an example, on hell she has a 1:287 chance to drop an Ist rune, while the second highest drop chance of an Ist rune is 1:7789 by killing the Act2 Boss Duriel. 

By using the rune upgrading horadric cube recipes, The Countess is the best source even for high-tier runes up until Sur.

The Secret Cow Level

To find Ber, Jah, Cham or Zod runes, doing a lot of grinding is inevitable. Bosses have 10-20x higher chance to drop these runes than regular monsters, from Duriel dropping Ber runes once every 42.945 kills, to Hephasto The Armorer dropping Zod runes once every 192.066 kills.

The best way of acquiring these high tier runes is by killing lots and lots of monsters. The best farming spot for that is the incredibly monster-dense Secret Cow Level, which you can access through a Red Portal by cubing together a Wirt’s Leg and a Tome of town portal in Act1.

Normal Cows (Hell Bovines) have an 1:730k chance to drop a Ber rune, and an 1:2560k chance to drop a Zod rune. Despite these low chances, such high runes are still the most likely to be found by farming cows, as about 350 to 450 Hell Bovines appear on the Secret Cow Level. To efficiently farm the Cow Level, your character build of choice should be one that deals a huge amount of area damage, allowing you to cut through Cows quickly.

In addition to being the best source for high-tier runes, the Cow Level is also the best source for socketable base items. In conclusion, it is the go-to place if your aim is to acquire high-tier runewords.

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