An El rune is a low rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. El runes are the most common runes in the game, but have a few high level uses, such as the Fortitude rune word, and transmuting low quality armor into normal armor.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Equipment type Effects
Weapon +50 to Attack Rating
+1 to Light Radius
Body armor or helm +15 defense
+1 to Light Radius
Shield +15 defense
+1 to Light Radius

Socketing an item with an El rune increases the item's level requirement to 11, unless it was already higher.

Sources[edit | edit source]

The Countess's extra rune drops on any difficulty can include El runes.

The Hellforge on normal difficulty has a 1 in 11 chance to drop an El rune as part of its quest reward.

The Act 2 Good treasure class has a chance to drop an El rune, as do higher Good treasure classes.

Rune Words[edit | edit source]

El runes are used in eight rune words.

Recipes[edit | edit source]

El runes are used in two Horadric Cube recipes.

  • Transmute three El runes to create one Eld rune.
  • Transmute low quality armor, an El rune, and a chipped gem to create normal quality armor of the same type used.
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