Ice: Missile Weapon Runeword - Diablo 2

Ice Runeword in Ceremonial Bow

Ice is a high level Rune Word that is designed for Amazons who specialize in Bow and Crossbow Abilities, specifically Freezing Arrow or Cold Arrow. This Rune Word lowers your enemies Cold Resistances, increases your Cold Skill Damage and also gives you a high level Holy Freeze Aura.

There are other useful benefits on Ice too but the aforementioned ones are the main reason players choose this Rune Word. As with all Rune Words, if you Socket Ice into an item that has pre-existing bonuses they will remain on the finished product.

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: Amn RuneAmn -- Shael RuneShael -- Jah RuneJah -- Lo RuneLo
Level Req: 65
Other Req: Ladder Only
Slots: Missile Weapons (Bow & Crossbow)

100% Chance To Cast Level 40 Blizzard When You Level-up
25% Chance To Cast Level 22 Frost Nova On Striking
Level 18 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+140-210% Enhanced Damage (varies)
Ignore Target's Defense
+25-30% To Cold Skill Damage (varies)
7% Life Stolen Per Hit
-20% To Enemy Cold Resistance
20% Deadly Strike
(3.125*Clvl)% Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level)

 

Ice Rune Word in Diamond Bow

 

Ice Rune Word in Ward Bow