Bramble: Armor Rune Word - Diablo 2
Bramble Rune Word is one of the more powerful Rune Words available in the game to Necromancers who are Poison and Bone/Summoner hybrid spec. Thorns Aura applies to all of the Necromancers minions (which are basically his tanks) and it also gives a boost to Poison Skill Damage (up to 50%) for Poison Nova.
Ontop of these benefits it gives you many more that are useful to a Necromancer such as Mana Regeneration, Max Mana and extremely high Poison Resist with moderate Fire Resist.
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: Ral -- Ohm -- Sur - Eth
Level Req: 61
Other Req: N/A
Slots: Chest Armor
Level 15-21 Thorns Aura When Equipped (varies)
+50% Faster Hit Recovery
+25-50% To Poison Skill Damage (varies)
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Regenerate Mana 15%
+5% To Maximum Cold Resist
Fire Resist +30%
Poison Resist +100%
+13 Life After Each Kill
Level 13 Spirit of Barbs (33 Charges)
Bramble Rune Word in Ebugged Wyrmhide.
Bramble Rune Word in Ebugged Lacquered Plate.