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We have a couple of new Rune Words added to the game in Patch 2.4.

You can now use the Insight Rune Word with Bows and Crossbows.

In total, seven new Rune Words have been introduced to the game in Patch 2.4. With the new Rune Words, Blizz…

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We have a couple of new Rune Words added to the game in Patch 2.4.

You can now use the Insight Rune Word with Bows and Crossbows.

In total, seven new Rune Words have been introduced to the game in Patch 2.4. With the new Rune Words, Blizzard focused on complementing the upcoming skill and mercenary changes outlined in the 2.4 PTR notes.

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RUNE WORDS

Insight

  • Now can also be used with Bows and Crossbows

Developer Comments: Insight is a popular Rune Word, and we feel that allowing it on ranged weapons will promote more build possibilities that complement the skill and mercenary changes seen above.

New Rune Word
Allowed Items
Rune Order
Completed Stats

Plague

Sword

Cham + Shael + Um

  1. 20% Chance to cast level 12 Lower Resist when struck
  2. 25% Chance to cast level 15 Poison Nova on striking
  3. Level 13-17 Cleansing Aura When Equipped (varies)
  4. +1-2 All Skills
  5. +20% Increased Attack Speed
  6. +220-320% Enhanced Damage (varies)
  7. -23% To Enemy Poison Resistance
  8. 0.3% (0-29.7) Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
  9. +25% Chance of Open Wounds
  10. Freezes Target +3

Pattern

Claw

Tal + Ort + Thul

  1. +30% Faster Block Rate
  2. +40-80% Enhanced Damage (varies)
  3. 10% Bonus to Attack Rating
  4. Adds 17-62 Fire Damage
  5. Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
  6. Adds 3-14 Cold Damage
  7. +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
  8. +6 to Strength
  9. +6 to Dexterity
  10. All Resistances +15

Unbending Will

Sword

Fal + Io + Ith + Eld + El + Hel

  1. 18% Chance to cast Level 18 Taunt on striking
  2. +3 To Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
  3. +20-30% Increased Attack Speed (varies)
  4. +300-350% Enhanced Damage (varies)
  5. +9 To Maximum Damage
  6. +50 To Attack Rating
  7. +75% Damage to Undead
  8. +50 Attack Rating Against Undead
  9. 8-10% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
  10. Prevent Monster Heal
  11. +10 To Strength
  12. +10 To Vitality
  13. Damage Reduced By 8
  14. +1 Light Radius
  15. Requirements -20%

Wisdom

Helm

Pul + Ith + Eld

  1. +33% Piercing Attack
  2. +15-25% Bonus to Attack Rating (varies)
  3. 4-8% Mana Stolen Per Hit (varies)
  4. +30% Enhanced Defense
  5. +10 Energy
  6. 15% Slower Stamina Drain
  7. Cannot Be Frozen
  8. +5 Mana After Each Kill
  9. 15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana

Obsession

Staff

Zod + Ist + Lem + Lum + Io + Nef

  1. Indestructible
  2. 24% Chance to cast level 10 Weaken when struck
  3. +4 To All Skills
  4. +65% Faster Cast Rate
  5. +60% Faster Hit Recovery
  6. Knockback
  7. +10 To Vitality
  8. +10 To Energy
  9. Increase Maximum Life 15-25% (varies)
  10. Regenerate Mana 15-30% (varies)
  11. All Resistances +60-70 (varies)
  12. 75% Extra Gold from Monsters
  13. 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Flickering Flame

Helm

Nef + Pul + Vex

  1. Level 4-8 Resist Fire Aura When Equipped (varies)
  2. +3 To Fire Skills
  3. -10-15% to Enemy Fire Resistance (varies)
  4. +30% Enhanced Defense
  5. +30 Defense Vs. Missile
  6. +50-75 To Mana (varies)
  7. Half Freeze Duration
  8. +5% To Maximum Fire Resist
  9. Poison Length Reduced by 50%

Mist

Bow & Crossbow

Cham + Shael + Gul + Thul + Ith

  1. Level 8-12 Concentration Aura When Equipped (varies)
  2. +3 To All Skills
  3. 20% Increased Attack Speed
  4. +100% Piercing Attack
  5. +325-375% Enhanced Damage (varies)
  6. +9 To Maximum Damage
  7. 20% Bonus to Attack Rating
  8. Adds 3-14 Cold Damage
  9. Freeze Target +3
  10. +24 Vitality
  11. All Resistances +40

Developer Comments: For new Rune Words, we focused on complementing the skill and mercenary changes seen above, along with giving underused runes more usage. “Plague” and “Pattern” Rune Words previously existed in data but were never enabled, so we made some additional tweaks, and they are finally now available to be used in game.

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