A Jah rune is a high rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Although Jah is not the rarest rune, it is among the most valuable, due to its use in popular rune words such as Enigma.


Equipment type Effects
Weapon Ignore Target's Defense
Body armor or helm Increase Maximum Life 5%
Shield +50 Life

Socketing an item with a Jah rune increases the item's level requirement to 65, unless it was already higher.


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

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

Rune WordsEdit

Jah runes are used in ten rune words.

  • Brand 'JahLoMalGul' missile weapon (ladder only)
  • Destruction 'VexLoBerJahKo' polearm or sword (ladder only)
  • Dream 'IoJahPul' helm or off-hand armor (ladder only)
  • Enigma 'JahIthBer' body armor
  • Faith 'OhmJahLemEld' missile weapon (ladder only)
  • Famine 'FalOhmOrtJah' axe or hammer
  • Fury 'JahGulEth' melee weapon
  • Ice 'AmnShaelJahLo' missile weapon (ladder only)
  • Last Wish 'JahMalJahSurJahBer' sword, hammer or axe (ladder only)
  • Phoenix 'VexVexLoJah' weapon or off-hand armor (ladder only)


Jah runes are used in one Horadric Cube recipe.

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


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • Prior to Patch 1.09, Jah Runes were called Jo, and also used to "Freeze Target" when socketed in weapons.
  • Jah is the only Rune that more or less resembles a real-world Norse rune, specifically Mannaz.
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