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A Lo rune is a high rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Although Lo is not the rarest rune, it is among the most valuable in ladder play, due to its use in popular ladder-only rune words such as Fortitude and Grief.


Equipment type Effects
Weapon 20% Deadly Strike
Body armor or helm 5% To Maximum Lightning Resist
Shield 5% To Maximum Lightning Resist

Socketing an item with a Lo rune increases the item's level requirement to 59, unless it was already higher.


The Act 2 (H) Good treasure class has a chance to drop a Lo rune, as do higher Good treasure classes.

In single-player, open or ladder games only, the Horadric Cube can transmute two Ohm runes and one normal diamond into one Lo rune.

Rune WordsEdit

Lo runes are used in ten rune words.

  • Brand 'JahLoMalGul' missile weapon (ladder only)
  • Destruction 'VexLoBerJahKo' polearm or sword (ladder only)
  • Doom 'HelOhmUmLoCham' axe, polearm or hammer
  • Dragon 'SurLoSol' body armor or off-hand armor (ladder only)
  • Fortitude 'ElSolDolLo' weapon or body armor (ladder only)
  • Grief 'EthTirLoMalRal' sword or axe (ladder only)
  • Hand of Justice 'SurChamAmnLo' weapon
  • Ice 'AmnShaelJahLo' missile weapon (ladder only)
  • Phoenix 'VexVexLoJah' weapon or off-hand armor (ladder only)
  • Pride 'ChamSurIoLo' polearm (ladder only)


Lo runes are used in one Horadric Cube recipe.

  • Transmute two Lo runes and a flawless topaz to create one Sur rune. (single-player, open or ladder only)

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