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Ladder-Only Rune Words in Single Player

Certain rune words are normally not available in Single Player Diablo 2.

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By. Jacob

Edited: 2018-09-09 11:17

The Spirit Rune Word, broken in Diablo 2 Single Player

I made a Spirit sword using the runes: Tal + Thul + Ort + Amn, but for some reason this is broken in Single Player. I do not know Blizzard's reasoning behind this, but I consider this a bug.

Luckily, there is a simple solution. Install a mod that enables ladder-only rune words.

I was not planning on installing mods originally, but in this case, I had already spent the runes. I see no reason why it should not work in single player.

To fix the problem, I downloaded a patched patch_d2.mpq somewhere from the internet, and replaced it with the one in Diablo's installation directory. Usually this will be Program Files (x86) on a modern computer.

After installing the patch, my Sword automatically got turned into the Spirit rune word:

Spirit Rune Word in Diablo 2

After going through all that trouble, I ended up not using the Sword in combat, since it felt like it was worse than my Malice sword. I used it temporarily to boost my Warcries instead, and then I sold it when I found a +3 Warcries spear to replace it.

It just shows that some of these ladder-only rune words are quite bad :-D

Voice of Reason, Ladder-only

Later, I created a Voice of Reason Sword, and it was a really good choice.

The Spirit Rune Word, broken in Diablo 2 Single Player

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