Diablo 2 Resurrected Rune Farming Guide

In this guide, we'll be showing you the most effective methods for Diablo 2 Resurrected Rune Farming in three different locations of the game

Runes are overpowered items that can increase the power of an item beyond what it can achieve on its own. In this guide, we’ll go over Diablo 2 Resurrected Rune Farming and where you can do it effectively in the game.

Diablo 2 Resurrected Rune Farming

You can use Runes in different sockets of your gear pieces. Your chest armor, head armor, weapons, and shields will have sockets for runes. You can even create rarer and powerful Runewords by sequencing Runes you already have.

Runes in Diablo 2 Resurrected can generally be found in the following ways:

However, there is a small chance that you will find a rune here, and if you are fortunate enough to find a rune, the quality will be low.

Best Places to Farm Runes in Diablo 2 Resurrected

Knowing about these issues, we’ve created a guide that will show you how to farm both good quality and quantity of runes at the same time.

Act-1 Black Marsh Rune Farming

In Act-1 of Diablo 2, Black Marsh is an excellent place to farm runes. Towers in the Black Marsh area can provide you with a good number of runes.

In Nightmare and Hell, locate the Forgotten Tower in Black Marsh. Nightmare and Hell are recommended because, with them, the quality of the rune improves.

Step into the Forgotten Tower. Once you’ve entered, go all the way up to level 5. As you progress to level 5, enter the room next to the level 5 Entrance. You’ll have to deal with several minions here.

Take them out. You’ll see the Countess once the minions are out of the way. Take her out as well, and depending on your luck, she’ll drop between 1-3 runes.

There’s also a good chance that you’ll find a gem or two. At most, she’ll drop 6 runes per kill.

Act-4 The Hellforge

Act 4’s Hellforge is also a great place to look for runes. All you need to do to get the runes from here is break Mephisto’s Soulstone.

This will not only grant you runes but also will complete the quest of Mephisto’s Soulstone.

Here’s how to go about it. Hephasto the Armor guards the Hellforge. When you defeat him, you will obtain his Hellforge Hammer, which is required to break the stone.

Once you have the hammer, the Mephisto’s Soulstone will appear and you will be able to smash it. When you smash the stone, you’ll get a rune and a few gems. Fair deal!

Act-5 Mount Arreat

Mount Arreat Act-5 is another good place to get some runes. You’ll always get three runes here, but the quality of the runes is low.

Despite their lower quality, they are significant because they can be used in Horadric Cube to create higher-level runes later on.

All you have to do is free 15 Barbarian Warriors at the request of Qual-Kehk, a Barbarian captain. This will complete the Mount Arreat quest and award you three runes.

D2 Resurrected High Runes

We listed High Runes separately because of their high value and rarity. The following list reveals locations and bosses that drop these specific runes. So, let’s start this list with the infamous, Secret Cow Level!

Secret Cow Level

One of the most lucrative locations to farm High Runes is the Secret Cow Level. You will need to prepare a bit before tackling this particular task. To create the portal for the Cow Level, you would first need to have killed the final boss on the difficulty you are playing.

While standing in Rogue Encampment, combine a Wirt’s Leg & a Tome of Town Portal in the Horadric Cube.

Doing so will open a red portal leading you to the Secret Cow Level. The enemies within this realm will spawn at a high rate. Therefore, the chances of dropping High Runes along with chests will be higher.


Another location to farm for High Runes is Travincal. Comparatively, this location has a comparatively high drop rate, so the probability of you obtaining a valuable high rune would be high.

The farming technique for Travincal is similar to the Secret Cow Level. Keep killing the enemies that spawn till you get your hands on the rune.


Chaos is the best of both worlds in regards to Cow Level and the Travincal. Merging them together, you get an area riddled with High Runes.

Similar to the Cow Level, you will be bombarded with an army of monsters with a decent drop rate for High Runes. Slash and defeat the countless monsters till you find your desired high rune.

Arcane Sanctuary

Arcane Sanctuary is another place where you can expect to obtain good high-level Runes.

The gist here is that the ghosts in this place have a limited drop pool, so by killing them, you automatically have a higher chance of dropping runes. Make sure not to kill them off the path, and do check the end of the paths for chests.

These chests carry high-level loot within them, including runes.

Quick List

Mentioned below are a few other places that you can add to your search list. They aren’t as efficient as the aforementioned list. But if you are ever tired of the usual hotspots, then these areas are something new, and they reward you with High Runes additionally.

  • The Countess on hell difficulty
  • Andariel on hell difficulty
  • Duriel on hell difficulty
  • Baal on hell difficulty
  • The Arcane sanctuary
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