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A Tal rune is a low rune which can be socketed into equipment in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Tal runes are common, but useful for the Spirit rune word and a number of Horadric Cube recipes.

EffectsEdit

Equipment type Effects
Weapon +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
Body armor or helm Poison Resist 30%
Shield Poison Resist 35%

Socketing an item with a Tal rune increases the item's level requirement to 17, unless it was already higher.

SourcesEdit

The Rescue on Mount Arreat quest awards a Ral rune, an Ort rune, and a Tal rune.

The Countess's extra rune drops on any difficulty can include Tal runes.

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

The Act 3 Good treasure class has a chance to drop a Tal rune, as do higher Good treasure classes.

The Horadric Cube can transmute three Ith runes into one Tal rune.

Rune WordsEdit

Tal runes are used in seven rune words.

  • Ancient's Pledge 'RalOrtTal' off-hand armor
  • Edge 'TirTalAmn' missile weapon (ladder only)
  • Holy Thunder 'EthRalOrtTal' scepter
  • Insight 'RalTirTalSol' polearm or staff (ladder only)
  • Spirit 'TalThulOrtAmn' sword or off-hand armor (ladder only)
  • Stealth 'TalEth' body armor
  • Venom 'TalDolMal' weapon

RecipesEdit

Tal runes are used in eight Horadric Cube recipes.

  • Transmute three Tal runes to create one Ral rune.
  • Transmute a magic heavy belt or exceptional/elite version (battle belt or troll belt), a jewel, a Tal rune, and a perfect sapphire to create a crafted Hit Power belt.
  • Transmute a magic belt or exceptional/elite version (mesh belt or mithril coil), a jewel, a Tal rune, and a perfect ruby to create a crafted Blood belt.
  • Transmute magic light plate or exceptional/elite version (mage plate or archon plate), a jewel, a Tal rune, and a perfect amethyst to create crafted Caster body armor.
  • Transmute a magic sash or exceptional/elite version (demonhide sash or spiderweb sash), a jewel, a Tal rune, and a perfect emerald to create a crafted Safety belt.
  • Transmute normal quality unsocketed body armor, a Tal rune, a Thul rune, and a perfect topaz to add a random number of sockets to the body armor.
  • Transmute a normal quality unsocketed shield, a Tal rune, an Amn rune, and a perfect ruby to add a random number of sockets to the shield.
  • 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.

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