Leaf is an excellent Rune Word for a lower level Sorceress. The Warmth bonus really helps keep the Sorceress casting her spells. Both runes are very easily acquired (the Ral Rune is given as part of a reward for an Act V quest, while both are common drops from The Countess), and the low requirement level allows lucky Sorceresses to have an easy time until mid-Nightmare or even Hell. When combined with a Staff which innately already gives a bonus to the Warmth Skill, this staff potentially generates a total of +9 to Warmth which is very helpful for early game Sorceresses where mana depletion is a constant issue. However, it has the downside of being a staff rune word, which precludes equipping a Shield with this weapon.
A 2-socket staff required for crafting Leaf can be easily acquired from Drognan in Act II on any difficulty.
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
+3 To Fire Skills
+3 To Fire Bolt (Sorceress Only)
+3 To Inferno (Sorceress Only)
+3 To Warmth (Sorceress Only)
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+ (2 Per Character Level) +2-198 To Defense (Based On Character Level)
Cold Resist +33%
- This is very similar to the unique staff The Salamander, but if made in a carefully chosen staff it will have much higher skill bonuses.