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A Shael rune is a low rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Shael runes are not used in many popular rune words, but their mods are useful for meeting increased attack speed, faster hit recovery and faster block rate breakpoints.


Equipment type Effects
Weapon 20% Increased Attack Speed
Body armor or helm 20% Faster Hit Recovery
Shield 20% Faster Block Rate

Socketing an item with a Shael rune increases the item's level requirement to 29, unless it was already higher.


The Countess's extra rune drops on nightmare or hell difficulty can include Shael runes.

The Hellforge on nightmare difficulty has a 1 in 11 chance to drop a Shael rune as part of its quest reward.

The Act 5 Good treasure class has a chance to drop a Shael rune, as do higher Good treasure classes.

The Horadric Cube can transmute three Sol runes and one chipped sapphire into one Shael rune.

Rune WordsEdit

Shael runes are used in nine rune words.

  • Crescent Moon 'ShaelUmTir' axe, sword or polearm
  • Duress 'ShaelUmThul' body armor
  • Ice 'AmnShaelJahLo' missile weapon (ladder only)
  • Melody 'ShaelKoNef' missile weapon
  • Oath 'ShaelPulMalLum' sword, axe or mace (ladder only)
  • Peace 'ShaelThulAmn' body armor
  • Rhyme 'ShaelEth' off-hand armor
  • Stone 'ShaelUmPulLum' body armor
  • Treachery 'ShaelThulLem' body armor


Shael runes are used in two Horadric Cube recipes.

  • Transmute three Shael runes and a chipped ruby to create one Dol rune.
  • Transmute basic unique armor, a Tal rune, a Shael rune, and a perfect diamond to upgrade the unique armor's base armor type to its exceptional version.


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • Prior to Patch 1.09, Shael Runes were called Shae.

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