Smoke: Armor Rune Word - Diablo 2

Smoke Runeword in Ghost Armor

Smoke is a lower level Rune Word which offers you a lot of protection in the form of All Resistances for its level range. Players who are working their way through Nightmare may use this Rune Word early on if they manage to get their hands onto a Lum Rune.

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: Nef RuneNef -- Lum RuneLum
Level Req: 37
Other Req: N/A
Slots: Chest Armor

+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+75% Enhanced Defense
+280 Defense vs. Missiles
+10 to Energy
All Resistances +50
-1 to Light Radius
Level 6 Weaken (18 charges)

 

Smoke Runeword in Hard Leather Armor

 

Smoke Rune Word in Embossed Plate