Dragon: Armor Rune Word - Diablo 2

Dragon Rune Word in Scarab Husk

Dragon Rune Word is generally used by people who are looking to stack different armors/weapons/shields with Auras on them. This is one of the only Rune Words that gives the Holy Fire Aura which is the only reason I have ever seen players make or use this Rune Word. Auradins are the only build I have personally used this Rune Word for.

Keep in mind that all Rune Words you create will retain any pre-existing bonuses found on the item. If you find a 'Superior' piece of armor with +Enhanced Defense, a Superior Weapon with +Enhanced Damage or a Helm/Weapon that has +Skill bonuses for a certain class, all of these will remain on the final Rune Word that is created. It's also possible to 'ebug' a piece of Ethereal Armor that you find which will increase the Defense bonuses by 50%, check out my Ebugging Guide for more information.


Farming High Runes: Out of all locations in the game one stands above the rest for farming specifically High Runes, the Countess during Act 1. The Countess has a guaranteed chance to always drop a High Rune and can even drop more than one. Check out my The Countess Farming Guide for more information.


Required Runes: Sur RuneSur -- Lo RuneLo -- Sol RuneSol
Level Req: 61
Other Req: Ladder Only
Slots: Chest Armor & Shields

20% Chance to Cast Level 18 Venom When Struck
12% Chance To Cast Level 15 Hydra On Striking
Level 14 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped
+360 Defense
+230 Defense Vs. Missile
+3-5 To All Attributes (varies)
+(0.375*Clvl) To Strength (Based on Character Level)
+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
Damage Reduced by 7

Increase Maximum Mana 5%

+50 To Mana


Dragon Rune Word in Boneweave
Dragon Rune Word in Ebugged Boneweave.


Dragon Rune Word in Great Hauberk
Dragon Rune Word in Ebugged Great Hauberk.


Dragon Rune Word in Ebugged Dusk Shroud
Dragon Rune Word in Ebugged Dusk Shroud.