A Ber rune is a high rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Although Ber is not the rarest rune, it is often considered the most valuable, due to its use in multiple popular rune words, and its crushing blow and damage reduction mods.


Equipment type Effects
Weapon 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Body armor or helm Damage Reduced by 8%
Shield Damage Reduced by 8%

Socketing an item with a Ber rune increases the item's level requirement to 63, unless it was already higher.


The Act 3 (H) Good treasure class has a chance to drop a Ber rune, as do higher Good treasure classes.

In single-player, open or ladder games only, the Horadric Cube can transmute two Sur runes and one flawless amethyst into one Ber rune.

Rune WordsEdit

Ber runes are used in eight rune words.

  • Beast 'BerTirUmMalLum' axe, scepter or hammer
  • Chains of Honor 'DolUmBerIst' body armor
  • Destruction 'VexLoBerJahKo' polearm or sword (ladder only)
  • Enigma 'JahIthBer' body armor
  • Eternity 'AmnBerIstSolSur' melee weapon
  • Infinity 'BerMalBerIst' polearm (ladder only)
  • Last Wish 'JahMalJahSurJahBer' sword, hammer or axe (ladder only)
  • Wrath 'PulLumBerMal' missile weapon (ladder only)


Ber runes are used in one Horadric Cube recipe.

  • Transmute two Ber runes and a flawless sapphire to create one Jah rune. (single-player, open or ladder only)
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