For more information about the mechanics and classifications of rune words, see Rune Words.

The following is a list of helm rune words in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Each functions in nonmagic helms, including barbarian helms, druid pelts and circlets, with exactly the required number of sockets.

Rune word Sockets Highest rune Ladder only? Properties

3 sockets

Ist Ist
Required level: 51

1% Chance To Cast Level 50 Delirium When Struck
6% Chance To Cast Level 14 Mind Blast When Struck
14% Chance To Cast Level 13 Terror When Struck
11% Chance To Cast Level 18 Confuse On Striking
+2 To All Skills
+261 Defense
+10 To Vitality
50% Extra Gold From Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 17 Attract (60 Charges)


3 sockets

Jah Jah
Required level: 65

Ladder only

10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When Struck
Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
+20–30% Faster Hit Recovery
+30% Enhanced Defense
+150–220 Defense
+10 To Vitality
Increase Maximum Life 5%
+0.625–61.875 To Mana (Based On Character Level)
All Resistances +5–20
12–25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items


2 sockets

Sol Sol
Required level: 27

+1 To All Skill Levels
+10 To Energy
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
Lightning Resist +30%
Damage Reduced By 7
+2 To Light Radius


2 sockets

Nef Nef
Required level: 13

+50% Enhanced Defense
+10 Defense
+30 Defense vs. Missile
Level 13 Cloak of Shadows (9 Charges)
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+5 To Strength
−33% Extra Gold From Monsters
−3 To Light Radius


3 sockets

Sol Sol
Required level: 27

+75% Enhanced Defense
+30 Defense Vs. Missile
+10 To Energy
+10 To Vitality
15% Damage Goes To Mana
Magic Damage Reduced By 3
+33 To Mana
Damage Reduced By 7
+5 To Light Radius

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