The damage modifiers are minor at best, though the prevention of monster recovery as well as the guaranteed Open Wounds makes this a very effective weapon VS. Normal mode Bosses, especially should the runeword be inserted into a weapon with initially high damage. It might be a good idea to keep this weapon in reserve, however, as the Drain Life quality can be crippling after an extended period of time. Coupled with Life Regeneration at or above 5, or the Prayer aura of the Act II Combat Hireling, the latter can be avoided, bringing the weapon to its full potential.
| Armor Rune Words • Helm Rune Words • Shield Rune Words • Weapon Rune Words|
Original Rune Words — Ancient's Pledge • Black • Fury • Holy Thunder • Honor • King's Grace • Leaf • Lionheart • Lore • Malice • Melody • Memory • Nadir • Radiance • Rhyme • Silence • Smoke • Stealth • Steel • Strength • Venom • Wealth • White • Zephyr