A Vex rune is a high rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Vex is the least rare of the high runes, but is still valued for its use in several popular rune words such as Heart of the Oak.


Equipment type Effects
Weapon 7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
Body armor or helm 5% To Maximum Fire Resist
Shield 5% To Maximum Fire Resist

Socketing an item with a Vex rune increases the item's level requirement to 55, unless it was already higher.


The Act 1 (H) Good treasure class has a chance to drop a Vex rune, as do higher Good treasure classes.

In single-player, open or ladder games only, the Horadric Cube can transmute two Gul runes and one normal ruby into one Vex rune.

Rune WordsEdit

Vex runes are used in seven rune words.


Vex runes are used in one Horadric Cube recipe.

  • Transmute two Vex runes and a normal emerald to create one Ohm rune. (single-player, open or ladder only)
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