Myth: Armor Rune Word - Diablo 2
Myth Rune Word is a popular choice for young Barbarians since the highest level Rune that it takes is Hel and it's one of the earliest chest armors you can get that grants + 2 to Skills. Aside from the +2 to Skills the other noticeable benefit from this armor is the Replenish Life which will be a big help for Barbarians.
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: Hel -- Amn -- Nef
Level Req: 25
Other Req: N/A
Slots: Chest Armor
3% Chance To Cast Level 1 Howl When Struck
10% Chance To Cast Level 1 Taunt On Striking
+2 To Barbarian Skill Levels
+30 Defense Vs. Missile
Replenish Life +10
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Myth Rune Word in Breast Plate.