Will D2R have New Runewords?

Since Blizzard announced that the D2R ladder system will be upcoming to release, many fans are wondering whether the Diablo II: Resurrected will have new Runewords or not. Considering Runewords is such an important thing in D2R, of course many players hope a new Runeword will be added to the game.

A lot of threads on Blizzard forum also discuss it, most people think that new Runeword will be added, others said that the addition of  new Runeword is still unsure, as until now, there’s no confirmation about when the D2R Ladder system will be exactly released. To know the real information about it, let’s see our little research below!

Will D2R have New Runewords

Will Blizzard Add a New Runeword to the Upcoming Ladder System?

According to some sources either from blogs or forums, Blizzard predictably will release a new Runeword to D2R Ladder system, along with new unique items and some events. However, that’s only a prediction, given the D2R ladder system has not been released.

Some sources also stated that Blizzard will add any featured items and runes that will be released every season. Furthermore, the season ladder will actually have exclusive golden items and equipment.

Blizzard also revealed that there will be any changes in the D2R Ladder system including open Rune synthesis to 33, increased drop rate, open weapon upgrade system and also exclusive Rune Language of the Season Ladder.

It is known that Blizzard stated that the D2R Ladder system will be full of new changes including more frequent starts. However, they will still adopt the previous ladder system to be more identical with the current ladder system. They will make changes to the season duration and the restarts will pick out the place more frequently than just every six months.

There’s a rumor circulating that Blizzard will not reduce the content of the previous D2R ladder system. The developer really wants to know from the players what changes they will like to see in the future Ranked Seasons. So, it’s quite possible that the first Ladder Season will have some surprising things later. So, just wait for it, Dude!

Once again, we emphasize that there’s no confirmation yet from Blizzard about what the new content will be coming. However, many D2R fans hope to see new expansions and other premium content available on D2R, along with basic features like chat lobbies on consoles and some needed balancing content.

What Is Runeword?

According to Diablo Wiki, Runewords are a way in Diablo II: Resurrected to use a combination of runes in an item to grant it exceptional attributes, beyond what the runes themselves accomplish. In D2R, there are a total of 78 runewords.

The Runewords works to give the item gain a massive stack of bonuses on top of its base stats when you place runes into the right type of socketed item in the right combination and order.

The Runewords will make for some of the most powerful gear in the game, and even  leapfrogging even unique and rare set items. You should know that the Runewords will only work with plain (white) items, so make sure to use your rare runes on high level plain items and not lower-level ones.

Some of their bonuses are within a variable range with creation randomization, while each Runeword will always give the same bonuses. For instance, while the ‘Call to Arms’ Runeword will give a bonus to Battle Command, it actually could be as low as 2 or as high as 6. But, you also need to rely on its static 40% increased attack speed bonus.

How to Create Runewords?

In Diablo II: Resurrected, the player’s equipment is everything  to your character. The in-game equipment can be used to increase your character’s overall abilities and augment their powers. Then, creating Runewords is such a significant improvement that you want to create your weapons.

The simple way to create Runewords is to only place specific runes into your equipment to create a word. Sure, the word will five an equipment a series of buffs and enhancement based on the word you created.

In D2R, runes actually work similarly to gems, meaning you may need to find an item that can accept sockets if you want to use them. So, the real trick is to find the runes that can be found throughout the game, however they typically drop off bosses and powerful enemies.

To make Runeword, all you have to do is to place a handful of runes into a piece of equipment that you want to use. To find the correct combination of runewords, you may need to use several resources. After you know the mixture, you should ensure that you already have enough sockets.

For example, when you want to make Runeword Black, you should find a hammer, a club or a mace which contains three sockets. So, you can place the Lo, Thul and Nef runes into the item. After those items are in the weapon, you will then receive all of the effects of the ‘Black’ Runeword significantly augmenting the weapon.

Just like gems, you actually cannot remove runes from any part of your equipment. Sure, make sure to always plan to use the piece of equipment for quite some time before you remove it.

Sometimes, it would be better for you to augment your equipment before taking on a powerful boss. If you get hard, you can place the runes in your personal chest for later.

There are some notes in creating Runewords in Diablo II: Resurrected including:

    • The items should be gray text items, exceptional, normal or Elite. You can also use Low Quality, Superior and Ethereal. But, you cannot use Rare, Set, Magical, Crafted or Unique items.
    • The items should be the correct type.
    • The items should have the correct number of sockets.
    • Make sure to socket the runes in the correct order.

Additionally, runes will fill the sockets in numerical order automatically like in the order 1, 2, 3, 4, …. For example, if you attempt to place the third rune of a Runeword into the third socket, so the socket 1 and socket 2 will be empty and result in the Rune filling socket 1.