Voice of Reason: Weapon Rune Word - Diablo 2

Voice of Reason in Bastard Sword

Voice of Reason does not offer any +Enhanced Damage to regular enemies and is thus passed over by many builds. What this weapon Rune Word does offer you is a lot of cold damage in the form of procs, reduced enemy resistance to cold and Cold Damage on Hit. It also comes with very high +Enhanced Damage rolls against Demons and Undead (which are the majority of the enemies you'll be facing in the game).

Another useful benefit that comes with this Rune Word is the 'Cannot Be Frozen' attribute which will free up a ring slot allowing the player to equip something other than Raven Frost. While this Rune Word may be fun to toy around with it offers very little in the form of practical benefits to the player.

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: Lem RuneLem -- Ko RuneKo -- El RuneEl -- Eld RuneEld
Level Req: 43
Other Req: Ladder Only
Slots: Maces and Swords Only

15% Chance To Cast Level 13 Frozen Orb On Striking
18% Chance To Cast Level 20 Ice Blast On Striking
+50 To Attack Rating
+220-350% Damage To Demons (varies)
+355-375% Damage To Undead (varies)
+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
Adds 100-220 Cold Damage
-24% To Enemy Cold Resistance
+10 To Dexterity
Cannot Be Frozen
75% Extra Gold From Monsters
+1 To Light Radius


Voice of Reason Rune Word in Crystal Sword


Voice of Reason Phase Blade