A Nef rune is a low rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Nef runes are common, but have only one popular use, the crafting of Blood gloves.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Equipment type Effects
Weapon Knockback
Body armor or helm +30 Defense Vs. Missile
Shield +30 Defense Vs. Missile

Socketing an item with a Nef rune increases the item's level requirement to 13, unless it was already higher.

Sources[edit | edit source]

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

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

The Act 2 Good treasure class has a chance to drop a Nef rune, as do higher Good treasure classes.

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

Rune Words[edit | edit source]

Nef runes are used in six rune words.

  • Black 'ThulIoNef' club, hammer or mace
  • Melody 'ShaelKoNef' missile weapon
  • Myth 'HelAmnNef' body armor
  • Nadir 'NefTir' helm
  • Radiance 'NefSolIth' helm
  • Smoke 'NefLum' body armor

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Nef runes are used in five Horadric Cube recipes.

  • Transmute three Nef runes to create one Eth rune.
  • Transmute magic field plate or exceptional/elite version (sharktooth armor or kraken shell), a jewel, a Nef rune, and a perfect sapphire to create a crafted Hit Power body armor.
  • Transmute magic heavy gloves or exceptional/elite version (sharkskin gloves or vampirebone gloves), a jewel, a Nef rune, and a perfect ruby to create a crafted Blood gloves.
  • Transmute a magic mask or exceptional/elite version (death mask or demonhead), a jewel, a Nef rune, and a perfect amethyst to create a crafted Caster helm.
  • Transmute a magic kite shield or exceptional/elite version (dragon shield or monarch), a jewel, a Nef rune, and a perfect emerald to create a crafted Safety shield.
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