When it comes to Diablo games, if you’ve played any, you’ll know that runes are the life and soul of your gear, as they provide you with additional buffs and effects on your already incredible weapons and equipment. For those who wish to obtain these runes, a specific grind has been set up for them to follow. This is especially true if you have been attempting to locate High Runes in Diablo 2: Resurrected. If that’s the case, you’d better put on your big boy pants because you’re about to embark on an adventure that will last a lifetime. As wee will provide you with the means to obtain them, are you prepared for the arduous grind that will be required of you?
What exactly are High Runes in Diablo 2: Resurrected?
Players refer to runes that are considered to be among the most valuable of all by referring to them as “D2R Runewords.”It becomes increasingly difficult to locate them as their value increases; however, we have compiled this list to inform you of all the locations and bosses who drop them.
Secret Cow Level
The secret cow level is without a doubt one of the best places to farm high runes because of its secluded location. However, in order to gain access to the secret level, you would need to have done some preliminary work. To create a portal to the Cow Level, you would first need to defeat the final boss of that difficulty level, and then combine a Wirt’s Leg and a Tome of Town Portal in the Horadric Cube while standing in the rogue encampment to create a portal to the Cow Level. This will activate a red portal, which will transport it to the secret cow level. As previously stated, the reason this level is our favorite for farming high runes is due to the large number of enemies you can face, each of whom has a reasonable chance of dropping a high chest and, yes, D2R items!
Another great place to farm for high runes is to pass through the Travincal, which has a comparatively high drop rate when compared to other locations. They have a chance of dropping all the way up to Zod, which is the most valuable high rune in the entire game. The farm for high runes at the Travincal is a fairly straightforward operation. All you have to do is keep killing the spawns until you get your hands on the rune you desire to complete the quest.
This location combines the best features of both the Cow Level and the Travincal, resulting in a massive farm ground with high rune yields for all. In a similar fashion to the Cow level, you would be confronted with a large number of monsters who had a reasonable drop rate for high runes to contend with. It’s just a matter of slashing your way through piles of monster carcasses until you reach the rune you’ve been looking for.
Mentions de l’honneur
There are a couple of other places where you can rely on in your search for high runes; however, they are not as good as the ones mentioned above, but you never know when you might strike gold in your search. Consequently, we will mention a few bosses and areas that did not make the main list but deserve to be included in the honorable mentions section of the article.
- The Countess on a difficult difficulty level
- Andariel on the Hell difficulty setting
- Duriel is playing on the Hell difficulty
- Baal on the Hell difficulty level
- The enigmatic sanctuaries
If you not find the runes you are looking for, do not be discouraged because these locations contain a plethora of other high-tier loot that you would benefit from having around.