Rune Master is an elite unique Ettin Axe from Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

A rather strange unique weapon, Rune Master has no other inherent bonuses besides enhanced damage and a minimal boost to Cold Resist; its real strength is implied in its name.

Rune Master has the potential to have one of the highest number of sockets out of any unique item. Therefore, by inserting powerful Runes, Gems or Jewels, a player can essentially customize the type of bonuses that Rune Master bestows.

As a unique item, Rune Master cannot be enhanced with a rune word. So, the bonuses it gains are from the runes themselves.



Rune Master
Ettin Axe

One-Hand Damage: (105-122) To (211-244)
Required Level: 72
Required Strength: 145
Required Dexterity: 45
Durability: 24
Axe Class – Normal Attack Speed
+220-270% Enhanced Damage
+5% To Maximum Cold Resist
Cannot Be Frozen
Socketed (3-5)

(Ladder Only)
(Only Spawns In Patch 1.10 or later)

Diablo II Unique Axes
Normal Axes — The Gnasher (Hand Axe) • Deathspade (Axe) • Bladebone (Double Axe) • Skull Splitter (Military Pick) • Rakescar (War Axe) • Axe of Fechmar (Large Axe) • Goreshovel (Broad Axe) • The Chieftain (Battle Axe) • Brainhew (Great Axe) • Humongous (Giant Axe)
Exceptional Axes — Coldkill (Hatchet) • Butcher's Pupil (Cleaver) • Islestrike (Twin Axe) • Pompeii's Wrath (Crowbill) • Guardian Naga (Naga) • Warlord's Trust (Military Axe) • Spellsteel (Bearded Axe) • Stormrider (Tabar) • Boneslayer Blade (Gothic Axe) • The Minotaur (Ancient Axe)
Elite Axes — Razor's Edge - (Tomahawk) • Rune Master (Ettin Axe) • Cranebeak (War Spike) • Death Cleaver (Berserker Axe) • Ethereal Edge (Silver-Edged Axe) • Hellslayer (Decapitator) • Messerschmidt's Reaver (Champion Axe) • Executioner's Justice (Glorious Axe)
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