A Cham rune is a high rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. The few rune words using Cham are not particularly popular, but Cham runes remain valuable for their Cannot Be Frozen property, and for their rarity as a rune, second only to Zod.


Equipment type Effects
Weapon Freeze Target +3
Body armor or helm Cannot Be Frozen
Shield Cannot Be Frozen

Socketing an item with a Cham rune increases the item's level requirement to 67, unless it was already higher.

A Cham rune is one of only a handful of sources of the Cannot Be Frozen attribute, important for protecting heroes reliant on attack speed from being chilled. Socketing a Cham rune in a helm, shield or armor can free up an equipment slot normally dedicated to getting Cannot Be Frozen, such as a ring slot for Raven Frost, for a more offensive option.


The Act 4 (H) Good treasure class has a chance to drop a Cham rune, as does the Act 5 (H) Good treasure class.

In single-player, open or ladder games only, the Horadric Cube can transmute two Jah runes and one flawless ruby into one Cham rune.

Rune WordsEdit

Cham runes are used in three rune words.

  • Doom 'HelOhmUmLoCham' axe, polearm or hammer
  • Hand of Justice 'SurChamAmnLo' weapon
  • Pride 'ChamSurIoLo' polearm (ladder only)


Cham runes are used in one Horadric Cube recipe.

  • Transmute two Cham runes and a flawless emerald to create one Zod rune. (single-player, open or ladder only)
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