Call to Arms: Weapon Rune Word - Diablo 2

Call to Arms Rune Word in Flail

Call to Arms is one of the best Rune Words in the entire game for every single class and build because it grants any class Battle Command and Battle Orders. Battle Command increases you and all nearby allies Skill Levels and Battle Orders increases you and all nearby allies Health, Mana and Stamina. Each of these abilities will benefit from any + Skills that you have on your armor too which means you can make these abilities even better!

The idea behind Call to Arms is not to use it as your primary weapon but to switch to it occasionally to recast Battle Command and Battle Orders each time the buffs fade. For this reason, Call to Arms is the best offhand Rune Word in the entire game and (if you can afford it) is one of the biggest upgrades you can get for your character.

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: Amn RuneAmn -- Ral RuneRal -- Mal RuneMal -- Ist RuneIst -- Ohm RuneOhm
Level Req: 57
Other Req: N/A
Slots: All Weapons

+1 To All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
+240-290% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
+2-6 To Battle Command (varies)
+1-6 To Battle Orders (varies)
+1-4 To Battle Cry (varies)
Prevent Monster Heal
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items


Call to Arms Rune Word in Knout


Call to Arms Rune Word in Flail