Diablo 2 Resurrected Patch 2.6 Will Add Eight New Rune Words

Diablo 2 Resurrected is introducing eight new Rune Words in patch 2.6, which is going to have a public test session starting on January 24. Players who want to participate will have time until January 31 to do so. Developer Blizzard also mentions that new Rune Words are “only a portion of the content” arriving in the patch, teasing that there’ll be more news closer to release.

Blizzard adds that the inclusion of new Rune Words comes from a desire of “spicing up the Ladder meta and giving players additional tools to bring new builds to life”. This seems like a follow-up to the balance changes done to all Diablo 2 Resurrected classes early last year with patch 2.4.

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The PTR for patch 2.6 starts on January 24 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET and lasts until January 31 at the same times. Players who want to take part in it must have the game on PC, and then select the PTR: Diablo 2 Resurrected branch in the Battle.net desktop app, using the left-hand menu above the Play button.

Below is the full list of Rune Words, but as always, details are subject to change before the official patch release.

Rune Word Rune Order Allowed Items Character Level Required Final Stats
Bulwark Shael + Io + Sol Helm 35
  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +4-6% Life stolen per hit
  • +75-100% Enhanced Defense
  • +10 to Vitality
  • Increase Maximum Life 5%
  • Replenish Life +30
  • Damage Reduced by 7
  • Physical Damage Received Reduced by 10-15%
Cure

Shael + lo + Tal

Helm 35
  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +75-100% Enhanced Defense
  • +10 to Vitality
  • Increase Maximum Life 5%
  • Poison Resist +40-60%
  • Poison Length Reduced by 75%
Ground Shael + Io + Ort Helm 35
  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +75-100% Enhanced Defense
  • +10 to Vitality
  • Increase Maximum Life 5%
  • Lightning Resist +40-60%
  • Lightning Absorb +10-15%
Hearth Shael + Io + Thul Helm 35
  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +75-100% Enhanced Defense
  • +10 to Vitality
  • Increase Maximum Life 5%
  • Cold Resist +40-60%
  • Cold Absorb +10-15%
Temper Shael + Io + Ral Helm 35
  • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
  • +75-100% Enhanced Defense
  • +10 to Vitality
  • Increase Maximum Life 5%
  • Fire Resist +40-60%
  • Fire Absorb +10-15%
Hustle Shael + Ko + Eld Any weapon or armor item 39
  • Armor:
    • +50% Faster Run/Walk
    • +20% Increased Attack Speed
    • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    • +10 to Dexterity
    • 50% Slower Stamina Drain
  • Weapon:
    • 5% Chance to cast level nine Burst of Speed on striking
    • +30% Increased Attack Speed
    • +130-150% Enhanced Damage
    • +75% Damage to Undead
    • +50 to Attack Rating against Undead
    • +10 to Dexterity
Mosaic Mal + Gul + Thul Claw 53
  • +25% chance for finishing moves to not consume charges
  • +2 to Martial Arts (Assassin only)
  • +20% Increased Attack Speed
  • +200-250% Enhanced Damage
  • +20% Bonus to Attack Rating
  • Adds 3-14 Cold Damage
  • Prevent Monster Heal
Metamorphosis Io + Cham + Fal Helm 67
  • Werewolf strikes grant Mark for 180 seconds
  • Mark of the Wolf:
    • +20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    • Increase Maximum Life 40%
  • Werebear strikes grant Mark for 180 seconds
  • Mark of the Bear:
    • +25% Attack Speed
    • +25% Chance of Crushing Blow
    • Physical Damage Received Reduced by 20%
  • +5 to Shape Shifting Skills (Druid only)
  • +50-80% Enhanced Defense
  • +10 to Strength
  • +10 to Vitality
  • All Resistances +10
  • Cannot be Frozen

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