Pride: Weapon Rune Word - Diablo 2

Pride Rune Word in Eth Thresher

Pride is another one of the Rune Words that doesn't have a home in any of the popular builds or classes of Diablo 2. Since it lacks the +% Enhanced Damage, Crushing Blow and Indestructible affix's that most of the best in slot weapons have Pride ends up being an unpopular Rune Word. It typically is placed into an Ethereal weapon and relegated to being an Act 2 Mercenary weapon for this reason.

What Pride lacks in damage it makes up for in utility since it comes with the ability to blind and freeze the target as well as a built in Concentration Aura. You'll often find this weapon used on an Act 2 Mercenary so that players can gain benefit from the Concentration Aura and also so their merc can take out Physical Immune mobs with the Lightning Damage and Fire Wall proc.

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: Cham RuneCham -- Sur RuneSur -- Io RuneIo -- Lo RuneLo
Level Req: 67
Other Req: Ladder Only
Slots: Polearms Only

25% Chance To Cast Level 17 Fire Wall When Struck
Level 16-20 Concentration Aura When Equipped (varies)
260-300% Bonus To Attack Rating (varies)
+(1*Clvl)% Damage To Demons (Based on Character Level)
Adds 50-280 Lightning Damage
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Blinds Target
Freezes Target +3
+10 To Vitality
Replenish Life +8
(1.875*Clvl)% Extra Gold From Monsters (Based on Character Level)


Pride Rune Word in Colossus Voulge


Pride Rune Word in Bec-de-Corbin