Diablo II: Breath of the Dying Runeword

Diablo II: Breath of the Dying Runeword

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Breath of the Dying is a runeword consisting of Vex-Hel-El-Eld-Zod-Eth for all six-socketed weapons in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. It is one of the most powerful and expensive runewords for melee characters, primarily because of the requirement for the Zod rune.

The best base equipment for Breath of the Dying is an ethereal Berserk Axe, as it has the most damage per second, and the Zod rune makes it indestructible.


Breath of the Dying

Weapons {6}
Level: 69

  • 50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
  • Indestructible
  • +60% Increased Attack Speed
  • +350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)
  • +200% Damage To Undead
  • -25% Target Defense
  • +50 To Attack Rating
  • +50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
  • 7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
  • 12-15% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
  • Prevent Monster Heal
  • +30 To All Attributes
  • +1 To Light Radius
  • Requirements -20%


Vex (26) + Hel (15) + El (1) + Eld (2) + Zod (33) + Eth (5)