The purpose of selecting runewords for a mercenary, in most cases, is to improve its survivability or to provide the player with a function that assists them. Treachery, Fortitude, and Chains of Honor are three of the best runewords for improving a character’s ability to survive. The runewords Insight, Infinity, and Faith are among the most widely used because they offer the player passive assistance. These D2R PS5 runewords come with very helpful auras, the likes of which are normally only obtainable by a Paladin.
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1. Infinity is a runeword that can be created in Diablo 2 Resurrected by combining the runes ber, mal, ber, and ist into a polearm or spear with four sockets. It requires at least level 63 to equip.
Because it is the best mercenary runeword for characters that deal elemental damage, “Infinity” earns its place at the top of the list of the most overpowered runewords. The Conviction Aura that is bestowed upon the target by this runeword of auras weakens the adversary’s defenses and lowers their resistance to cold, fire, and lightning.
Even though the runeword offers an additional reduction in the lightning resistance of foes, this benefit is limited to the person who wields the polearm. Therefore, when you use this for your mercenary, it will only increase the chance that the runeword’s Chain Lightning procs will occur. When building a mercenary army with Infinity, an ethereal (Giant) Thresher makes for the best base. The fact that it requires 2 Ber runes to purchase makes this a very uncommon runeword.
2. Insight is a runeword that can be created in Diablo 2 Resurrected by combining the runes ral, tir, tal, and sol to create a polearm, staff, or missile weapon with four sockets. It is not possible to equip it until you reach level 27.
Casters make primary use of Insight’s Meditation Aura, which supplies them with a virtually unlimited supply of mana. This aura runeword is almost exclusively used as an Act 2 mercenary runeword, but the Necromancer’s Iron Golem can also consume it. Either way, the Meditation Aura will be activated for the team.
When attempting to create the runeword “Insight,” the error that occurs most frequently is that people use a spear instead of a polearm, which results in the runeword being ineffective. It is not difficult to confuse certain spears with polearms; however, the Insight runeword can only be applied to the bases that are listed below. The maximum bonus that Insight can provide to Critical Strike is +6. When an attack deals physical damage, Critical Strike has a chance to increase that damage by 100%. The difference between Critical Strike and Deadly Strike is that the former does not stack with the latter. In the event that either one causes double damage, the other one is not activated. Patch 2.4 adds the ability to gain insight when using bows and crossbows.
3. Treachery is a runeword that can be created in Diablo 2 Resurrected by combining Shael, Thul, and Lem into a three-socket piece of body armor. In order to equip it, you need to be at least level 43.
Treachery was initially designed for Assassins, but any class can now reap the benefits of its high bonus to increased attack speed and faster hit recovery, as well as the chance it provides to trigger the effect known as Fade.
When crafted into an ethereal elite armor, it is one of the best Diablo 2 items for sale for mercenaries due to the fact that it is both inexpensive and provides a significant boost to the wearer’s survivability.
When Treachery is struck, there is a 5% chance that it will cast a level 15 Fade. Fade is an excellent way to improve the survivability of any character, as it not only increases resistance to physical and elemental damage but also shortens the duration of curses.
4. Chains of Honor is a runeword that can be created in Diablo 2 Resurrected by combining the letters dol, um, ber, and ist into a four-socket piece of body armor. It requires at least level 63 to equip.
Chains of Honor is the best choice for nearly any build because of its versatility and versatility. In spite of the fact that its Life Leach makes it more suitable for physical builds, the fact that it provides a +2 bonus to all skills and a massive bonus to all resistances makes it an excellent option for builds of any kind.
A piece of elite light armor (such as a Dusk Shroud, Wyrmhide, Scarab Husk, Wire Fleece, Great Hauberk, or Archon Plate) is the best starting point for Chains of Honor. When it comes to defense, a Dusk Shroud requires the least amount of strength, while an Archon Plate has the most.
The fact that it requires the Ber rune makes it a costly piece of armor, albeit one that is significantly cheaper than Enigma.
5. Fortitude is a runeword that can be created in Diablo 2 Resurrected by combining the runes el, sol, dol, and lo into a four-socket weapon or piece of body armor. In order to equip it, you need to be at least level 59.
Both weapons and armor can be crafted to contain the trait of fortitude. Fortitude is almost never crafted into a weapon because of the high cost of a Lo rune and the abundance of superior alternatives available in the weapon slot for the same cost. Instead, fortitude is almost always crafted into the armor slot. A high-defense Archon Plate is a piece of armor that is ideal for training Fortitude. The best armor for a mercenary is one that is ethereal and, ideally, is of superior quality. It is recommended that you also acquire an Archon Plate for your low-level mercenary if at all possible. Given the high strength requirement of a Sacred Armor, you can choose to equip one if you have a mercenary level 90 or higher in your party.
Fortitude is most beneficial for characters that deal physical damage, such as Smiter Paladin, Bowazon, Kicksin, or Frenzy Barb, because of the high Enhanced Damage it deals. This is the ideal piece of protection for any mercenary that specializes in dealing with physical damage when it is crafted using an ethereal base.