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A Lem rune is a mid rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Although Lem runes are somewhat rare, few non-ladder rune words use them. In ladder games, Lem runes have additional uses, such as upgrading unique armor to elite versions.


Equipment type Effects
Weapon 75% Extra Gold From Monsters
Body armor or helm 50% Extra Gold From Monsters
Shield 50% Extra Gold From Monsters

Socketing an item with a Lem rune increases the item's level requirement to 43, unless it was already higher.


The Countess's extra rune drops on hell difficulty can include Lem runes.

The Hellforge on nightmare or hell difficulty has a 1 in 11 chance to drop a Lem rune as part of its quest reward.

The Act 3 (N) Good treasure class has a chance to drop a Lem rune, as do higher Good treasure classes.

In single-player, open or ladder games only, the Horadric Cube can transmute three Fal runes and one flawed ruby into one Lem rune.

Rune Words

Lem runes are used in eight rune words.

  • Delirium 'LemIstIo' helm
  • Faith 'OhmJahLemEld' missile weapon (ladder only)
  • Lawbringer 'AmnLemKo' sword, hammer or scepter (ladder only)
  • Passion 'DolOrtEldLem' weapon
  • Rift 'HelKoLemGul' polearm or scepter (ladder only)
  • Treachery 'ShaelThulLem' body armor
  • Voice of Reason 'LemKoElEld' sword or mace (ladder only)
  • Wealth 'LemKoTir' body armor


Lem runes are used in two Horadric Cube recipes.

  • Transmute three Lem runes and a flawed emerald to create one Pul rune. (single-player, open or ladder only)
  • Transmute an exceptional unique armor, a Ko rune, a Lem rune, and a perfect diamond to upgrade the unique armor's base type to its elite version. (single-player, open or ladder only)