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I started a new ladder character and am beginning to find random runes in Act II (Normal). What rune words can I reasonably find runes for and create while I'm still in Normal?

I know of Stealth (TalEth), but the words on the Arreat Summit aren't listed by level, rather alphabetically. Is there a handy reference that lists them all by max rune level?

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One of the best low/mid level runes imo is Stealth for your merc armor (ShaelUmPulLum) and Spirit(TalThulOrtAmn) for your own shield/weapon (if you are a caster). Duress(ShaelUmThul) is another good choice for merc armor that's fairly easy to get. Make sure you put it into an ethereal armor as merc armor does not degrade. –  z ' Nov 29 '11 at 22:51

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The DiabloWiki has a list here of the runewords in order of rank.

Runewords by Rank

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Can you... do something about the table? –  badp Apr 23 '13 at 22:19

Here's a list of runewords ordered by the level required

  • Nadir (13)
  • Steel (13)
  • Malice (15)
  • Stealth (17)
  • Leaf (19)
  • Ancient's Pledge (21)
  • Zephyr (21)
  • Holy Thunder (23)
  • Myth (25)
  • Spirit (25)
  • King's Grace (25)
  • Edge (25)
  • Strength (25)
  • Honor (27)
  • Lore (27)
  • Insight (27)
  • Radiance (27)
  • Peace (29)
  • Rhyme (29)
  • White (35)
  • Black (35)
  • Memory (37)
  • Splendor (37)
  • Smoke (37)
  • Melody (39)
  • Harmony (39)
  • Obedience (41)
  • Lionheart (41)
  • Lawbringer (43)
  • Wealth (43)
  • Voice of Reason (43)
  • Passion (43)
  • Treachery (43)
  • Enlightenment (45)
  • Bone (47)
  • Gloom (47)
  • Stone (47)
  • Duress (47)
  • Crescent Moon (47)
  • Sanctuary (49)
  • Venom (49)
  • Rain (49)
  • Prudence (49)
  • Delirium (51)
  • Kingslayer (53)
  • Rift (53)
  • Death (55)
  • Silence (55)
  • Heart of the Oak (55)
  • Principle (55)
  • Exile (57)
  • Call to Arms (57)
  • Chaos (57)
  • Grief (59)
  • Fortitude (59)
  • Oath (59)
  • Dragon (61)
  • Bramble (61)
  • Wind (61)
  • Eternity (63)
  • Infinity (63)
  • Chains of Honor (63)
  • Beast (63)
  • Wrath (63)
  • Last Wish (65)
  • Destruction (65)
  • Enigma (65)
  • Phoenix (65)
  • Brand (65)
  • Faith (65)
  • Famine (65)
  • Fury (65)
  • Dream (65)
  • Ice (65)
  • Pride (67)
  • Hand of Justice (67)
  • Doom (67)
  • Breath of the Dying (69)

For a more detailed view, you can check the Runewords article on the diablo 2 wiki.

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