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Diablo 2: Resurrected gets 8 new runewords – One could strengthen the druid’s melee combat

Diablo 2: Resurrected will receive eight new rune words with Patch 2.6, which Blizzard had introduced by various YouTubers over the past weekend. One of the new runewords has made a particularly good impression on players because it could boost the druid’s melee combat.

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What are these rune words? A total of 8 new runewords were introduced by four different YouTubers over the weekend. The rune word “Metamorphosis” is aimed specifically at the druid and his melee abilities.

  • Ground, Hearth, Temper, Bulwark, Cure (Introduced by MacroBioBoiDbrunski125)
  • Metamorphosis (presented by Dbrunski125)
  • Hustle (introduced by Kano)
  • Mosaic (introduced by Lucky Luciano)

With patch 2.4, Diablo 2: Resurrected received 7 new Runewords to test for the PTR in January 2022.

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What are rune words? These are combinations of runes that strengthen your weapons, shields, helmets or chest armor and give additional effects.

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Patch 2.6 brings 8 new Runewords

What can the new rune words do? The new rune words have different properties and increase, for example, hit recovery or maximum life. Here is an overview of the properties:

levels Runeword Name base items characteristics
25 Ground
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(Shael Io place)

3 helmet +20% faster hit recovery
+80% to +110% increased Defense
+10 to Vitality
+5% Max Health
Lightning Resistance +40% to +60%
Lightning Absorption +10% to +15%
35 heart
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(Shael Io Thul)

3 helmet +20% faster hit recovery
+80% to +110% increased Defense
+10 to Vitality
+5% Max Health
Cold Resistance +40% to +60%
Cold absorption +10% to +15%
35 temperature
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(Shael Io Ral)

3 helmet +20% faster hit recovery
+80% to +110% increased Defense
+10 to Vitality
+5% Max Health
Fire Resistance +40% to +60%
Fire absorption +10% to +15%
35 bulwark
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(Shael IoSol)

3 helmet +20% faster hit recovery
5% stolen life per hit
+80% to +110% increased Defense
+10 to Vitality
+5% Max Health
Replenish Life +30
Damage reduced by 7%
Physical damage taken reduced by 15%
35 cure
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(Shael lo Tal)

3 helmet +20% faster hit recovery
+80% to +110% increased Defense
+10 to Vitality
+5% to max health
Poison Resistance +40% to +60%
Poison duration reduced by 70%
67 metamorphosis
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(lo Cham Fal)

3 helmet +5 to shapeshifting skills (druid only)
+69% improved Defense
+10 strength
+10 to Vitality
All resistances +10
Cannot be frozen
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Werewolf Strikes grant Mark of the Wolf for 180 seconds:

20% bonus to attack rating
40% increase in maximum lifespan

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Werebear Strikes grant Mark of the Bear for 180 seconds:

+25% Attack Speed
+25% Chance of Crushing Blow
Physical damage reduced by 20%

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39 Hustle

(Shael Ko Eld)

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3 weapon 5% chance to cast level 9 Speed ​​Boost when hitting
+30% increased attack speed
+130% to +150% increased damage
+75% damage against undead
+50% Attack Rating vs. Undead
+10 to Dexterity
39 Hustle

(Shael Ko Eld)

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3 chest armor +50% faster running/walking
+20% increased Attack Speed
+20% faster hit recovery
+10 to Dexterity
50% slower stamina drain
53 mosaic

(Mal Gul Thul)

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3 claw 25% chance for finishing moves to not consume a charge
+2 to martial arts (assasins only)
+20% increased Attack Speed
+200% to +250% increased damage
20% bonus to attack rating
+2 to attack rates
Adds 3-15 cold damage
Prevents monster healing
Increases maximum durability by 12%

“This is going to be very powerful”

Which rune word do fans resonate with? Diablo fans’ initial reactions to the new runewords are mixed. While some players are still unconvinced, one runeword made a solid first impression and was described as “wild” and “powerful”: “Metamorphosis”

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Metamorphis was introduced on YouTube by Dbrunski125, is aimed at druid builds and is primarily intended to increase attack power in close combat. On reddit players write:

  • codeth: “This is just wild. I can’t wait to try this out (via reddit)!”
  • r3ni: “Will be very powerful with a druid specific helm with nice rolls and I love the unique concept of this runeword, makes the melee druid much more interesting (via reddit)”
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Other reactions to some of the new runewords include:

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  • UTmastuh on Ground, Hearth, Temper, Bulwark, and Cure: “I see low level items that aren’t going to be all that useful […] (via reddit).”
  • Lillyth: “Bulwark is so strong despite being so cheap (via reddit).”
  • majortaster about Mosaic: “It’s really hard to get excited about these runewords. As others have said, the effects are underwhelming (via reddit).”

What is your first impression of the runewords coming with patch 2.6 in Diablo 2: Resurrected? Will you test them or is there nothing for you? Write it to us here on MeinMMO in the comments!

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