Destruction: Weapon Rune Word - Diablo 2

Destruction Rune Word in Thresher

Destruction is a high level Rune Word which has various procs on it allowing you to deal both AoE Fire and Lightning damage occasionally when attacking. In addition to the various procs that come with Destruction it also has +20% Chance of Crushing Blow. If you're unaware, Crushing Blow deals a % of the mobs health making it extremely good against bosses that have very high health.

While Destruction may seem like a cool and useful Rune Word it lacks the power that many of the high level Rune Words have and the cost is too high. If someone is going to pay this much for a Rune Word weapon they're probably going to get Infinity or Breath of the Dying instead.

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: Vex RuneVex -- Lo RuneLo -- Ber RuneBer -- Jah RuneJah -- Ko RuneKo
Level Req: 65
Other Req: Ladder Only
Slots: Polearms & Swords

23% Chance To Cast Level 12 Volcano On Striking
5% Chance To Cast Level 23 Molten Boulder On Striking
100% Chance To Cast level 45 Meteor When You Die
15% Chance To Cast Level 22 Nova On Attack
+350% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 100-180 Magic Damage
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
20% Chance Of Crushing Blow
20% Deadly Strike
Prevent Monster Heal
+10 To Dexterity



Destruction Rune Word in Grim Scythe


Destruction Rune WOrd in Crystal Sword