An Ort rune is a low rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Ort runes are common, but useful for the Spirit rune word, and Horadric Cube recipes such as crafting Hit Power gloves and repairing and recharging weapons.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Equipment type Effects
Weapon Adds 1–50 Lightning Damage
Body armor or helm Lightning Resist 30%
Shield Lightning Resist 35%

Socketing an item with an Ort rune increases the item's level requirement to 21, unless it was already higher.

Sources[edit | edit source]

The Rescue on Mount Arreat quest awards a Ral rune, an Ort rune, and a Tal rune.

The Countess's extra rune drops on nightmare or hell difficulty can include Ort runes.

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

The Act 4 Good treasure class has a chance to drop an Ort rune, as do higher Good treasure classes.

The Horadric Cube can transmute three Ral runes into one Ort rune.

Rune Words[edit | edit source]

Ort runes are used in nine rune words.

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Ort runes are used in eight Horadric Cube recipes.

  • Transmute three Ort runes to create one Thul rune.
  • Transmute magic chain gloves or exceptional/elite version (heavy bracers or vambraces), a jewel, an Ort rune, and a perfect sapphire to create crafted Hit Power gloves.
  • Transmute a magic axe, a jewel, an Ort rune, and a perfect ruby to create a crafted Blood weapon.
  • Transmute magic leather gloves or exceptional/elite version (demonhide gloves or bramble mitts), a jewel, an Ort rune, and a perfect amethyst to create crafted Caster gloves.
  • Transmute magic greaves or exceptional/elite version (war boots or myrmidon greaves), a jewel, an Ort rune, and a perfect emerald to create crafted Safety boots.
  • Transmute a basic rare weapon, an Ort rune, an Amn rune, and a perfect sapphire to upgrade the rare weapon's base weapon type to its exceptional version.
  • Transmute a non-ethereal weapon and an Ort rune to repair the weapon's durability.
  • Transmute a non-ethereal weapon, an Ort rune and a chipped gem to repair the weapon's durability and restore the weapon's skill charges.
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