Gloom: Armor Rune Word - Diablo 2
Gloom Rune Word is a cheap mid level Rune Word that offers exceptional protection for its level range. The high Enhanced Defense value along with the All Resistances and Damage Taken Goes to Mana on this armor make it a good choice for anyone leveling up through Nightmare difficulty or early Hell.
It's too bad that the armor also comes with -3 to Light Radius otherwise it would probably be more popular amongst players.
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: Fal -- Um -- Pul
Level Req: 47
Other Req: N/A
Slots: Chest Armor
15% Chance To Cast Level 3 Dim Vision When Struck
+10% Faster Hit Recovery
+200-260% Enhanced Defense (varies)
+10 To Strength
All Resistances +45
Half Freeze Duration
5% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
-3 To Light Radius
Gloom Rune Word in Ebugged Hellforge Plate.
Gloom Rune Word in Superior Wyrmhide.