Kingslayer: Weapon Rune Word - Diablo 2
Kingslayer is a very powerful Rune Word to put into a Sword or Axe. It offers you a 33% chance to Crushing Blow which deals a % of the monster's current HP. Against bosses this is one of the most desired things for a melee fighter. Open Wounds is a nice DoT along with the other bonuses like Attack Speed, Attack Rating, Strength it's easy to see why this weapon is popular amongst melee builds.
Vengeance is another unique skill that this Rune Word provides. It gives you the Paladin Vengeance skill which adds elemental damage to all of your attacks. Your + Skills on your armor will benefit this ability as well.
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: Mal -- Um -- Gul -- Fal
Level Req: 53
Other Req: N/A
Slots: Swords and Axes
+30% Increased Attack Speed
+230-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)
-25% Target Defense
20% Bonus To Attack Rating
33% Chance of Crushing Blow
50% Chance of Open Wounds
+1 To Vengeance
Prevent Monster Heal
+10 To Strength
40% Extra Gold From Monsters