Eth redirects here. For ethereal equipment, see Ethereal Items.

An Eth rune is a low rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Some popular rune words use Eth runes, but the value of Eth runes is limited by how frequently they drop.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Equipment type Effects
Weapon −25% To Target Defense
Body armor or helm Regenerate Mana 15%
Shield Regenerate Mana 15%

Socketing an item with an Eth rune increases the item's level requirement to 15, unless it was already higher.

Sources[edit | edit source]

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

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

The Act 3 Good treasure class has a chance to drop an Eth rune, as do higher Good treasure classes.

The Horadric Cube can transmute three Nef runes into one Eth rune.

Rune Words[edit | edit source]

Eth runes are used in twelve rune words.

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Eth runes are used in five Horadric Cube recipes.

  • Transmute three Eth runes to create one Ith rune.
  • Transmute a magic gothic shield or exceptional/elite version (ancient shield or ward), a jewel, an Eth rune, and a perfect sapphire to create a crafted Hit Power shield.
  • Transmute magic light plated boots or exceptional/elite version (battle boots or mirrored boots), a jewel, an Eth rune, and a perfect ruby to create crafted Blood boots.
  • Transmute a magic small shield or exceptional/elite version (round shield or luna), a jewel, an Eth rune, and a perfect amethyst to create a crafted Caster shield.
  • Transmute a magic breast plate or exceptional/elite version (cuirass or great hauberk), a jewel, an Eth rune, and a perfect emerald to create a crafted Safety body armor.
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