Crescent Moon: Weapon Rune Word - Diablo 2

Crescent Moon Rune Word in a Bardiche

Crescent Moon is a popular Weapon Rune Word for FoH/Holy Shock Paladins and Lightning Sorceress' because of the -35% To Enemy Lightning Resist that it grants. This makes it a very popular alternative when compared to other Rune Words with -Lightning Resist such as Infinity.

Holy Shock Paladins will be able to benefit from the Chance to Cast on Striking effects on this weapon too; Chain Lightning and Static Field will tear through a group of enemies pretty quickly.

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: Shael RuneShael -- Um RuneUm -- Tir RuneTir
Level Req: 47
Other Req: N/A
Slots: Axes, Polearms & Swords

10% Chance To Cast Level 17 Chain Lightning On Striking
7% Chance To Cast Level 13 Static Field On Striking
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+180-220% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Ignore Target's Defense
-35% To Enemy Lightning Resistance
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+9-11 Magic Absorb (varies)
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Level 18 Summon Spirit Wolf (30 Charges)


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