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A Gul rune is a high rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Although Gul is the rarest mid rune, its value is diminished by its availability as a Hellforge drop, and by its lack of popular rune words. In ladder play, Gul runes have some value for transmuting into Vex runes.


Equipment type Effects
Weapon 20% Bonus To Attack Rating
Body armor or helm 5% To Maximum Poison Resist
Shield 5% To Maximum Poison Resist

Socketing an item with a Gul rune increases the item's level requirement to 53, unless it was already higher.


The Hellforge on hell difficulty has a 1 in 11 chance to drop a Gul rune as part of its quest reward. Gul is the highest rune that hell Hellforge can drop.

The Act 1 (H) Good treasure class has a chance to drop a Gul rune, as do higher Good treasure classes.

In single-player, open or ladder games only, the Horadric Cube can transmute two Ist runes and one normal sapphire into one Gul rune.

Rune Words

Gul runes are used in six rune words.

  • Brand 'JahLoMalGul' missile weapon (ladder only)
  • Death 'HelElVexOrtGul' sword or axe (ladder only)
  • Fury 'JahGulEth' melee weapon
  • Kingslayer 'MalUmGulFal' sword or axe
  • Principle 'RalGulEld' body armor
  • Rift 'HelKoLemGul' polearm or scepter (ladder only)


Gul runes are used in one Horadric Cube recipe.

  • Transmute two Gul runes and a normal ruby to create one Vex rune. (single-player, open or ladder only)