A Ral rune is a low rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Ral runes are common, but useful for crafting Caster amulets, repairing and recharging armor, and other Horadric Cube recipes.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Equipment type Effects
Weapon Adds 5–30 Fire Damage
Body armor or helm Fire Resist 30%
Shield Fire Resist 35%

Socketing an item with a Ral rune increases the item's level requirement to 19, 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 any difficulty can include Ral runes.

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

The Act 3 Good treasure class has a chance to drop a Ral rune, as do higher Good treasure classes.

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

Rune Words[edit | edit source]

Ral runes are used in ten rune words.

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Ral runes are used in eleven Horadric Cube recipes.

  • Transmute three Ral runes to create one Ort rune.
  • Transmute magic chain boots or exceptional/elite version (mesh boots or boneweave boots), a jewel, a Ral rune, and a perfect sapphire to create crafted Hit Power boots.
  • Transmute a magic helm or exceptional/elite version (casque or armet), a jewel, a Ral rune, and a perfect ruby to create a crafted Blood helm.
  • Transmute a magic amulet, a jewel, a Ral rune, and a perfect amethyst to create a crafted Caster amulet.
  • Transmute magic gauntlets or exceptional/elite version (war gauntlets or ogre gauntlets), a jewel, a Ral rune, and a perfect emerald to create crafted Safety gloves.
  • Transmute a normal quality unsocketed weapon, a Ral rune, an Amn rune, and a perfect amethyst to add a random number of sockets to the weapon.
  • Transmute a normal quality unsocketed helm, a Ral rune, a Thul rune, and a perfect sapphire to add a random number of sockets to the helm.
  • Transmute a basic unique weapon, a Ral rune, a Sol rune, and a perfect emerald to upgrade the unique weapon's base weapon type to its exceptional version.
  • Transmute a basic rare armor, a Ral rune, a Thul rune, and a perfect amethyst to upgrade the rare armor's base armor type to its exceptional version.
  • Transmute non-ethereal armor and a Ral rune to repair the armor's durability.
  • Transmute non-ethereal armor, a Ral rune and a flawed gem to repair the armor's durability and restore the armor's skill charges.
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