Diablo II: Hel Rune

Diablo II: Hel Rune

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Hel rune is a socketable item, level 15 rune used to gain magical bonus properties from weapons and armor, and craft runewords in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

Id Name Details
15  Hel Weapons: Requirements -20%
Armor: Requirements -15%
Lvl Required: None
Recipe: 3 Dol + 1 Chipped Emerald


Farming the Countess on Nightmare or Hell mode can drop Hel runes.

The quest Hellforge on Nightmare mode has a 1 in 11 chance of dropping a Hel rune as a reward.


Hel rune is used in the recipes of eight runewords.

  • Breath of the Dying 'Vex-Hel-El-Eld-Zod-Eth' weapon
  • Death 'Hel-El-Vex-Ort-Gul' sword and ax
  • Doom 'Hel-Ohm-Um-Lo-Cham' ax, polearm, and hammer
  • Lionheart 'Hel-Lum-Fal' body armor
  • Myth 'Hel-Amn-Nef' body armor
  • Obedience 'Hel-Ko-Thul-Eth-Fal' polearm
  • Rift 'Hel-Ko-Lem-Gul' polearm and scepter
  • Silence 'Dol-Eld-Hel-Ist-Tir-Vex' weapon

Horadric Cube Recipes

  • 3 x Hel rune + Chipped Diamond = Io rune