Diablo II is a dark fantasy/horror-themed hack and slash, with elements of the role playing game and dungeon crawl genres. It was released for Windows and Mac OS in 2000 by Blizzard Entertainment, and was developed by Blizzard North. It is a direct sequel to the 1996 hit PC game, Diablo.

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Was Diablo 2 inspired by real locations? [closed]

I've just been wondering about the factual validity of the game setting, pertaining to the Monastery level. There is a massive prison complex, with a torture chamber. The crusaders did some pretty ...
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Do you need a key to play Diablo 2 on multiple accounts?

My brother, a couple of friends, and I all want to play Diablo together. I know that it isn't possible to use one disc to play Diablo 3 on all accounts due to the key issue. However, is it possible ...
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Diablo 2 empowered summoning skills after weapon swap

Say I'm playing a necromancer with a staff or a head that empowers my summoning skills (golem mastery, skeleton mastery, clay golem, etc...) and I summon a golem or a skeleton with this item equipped. ...
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Is it possible to combine multiple mods for Diablo 2?

I'm considering revisiting D2 and I loved playing the Eastern Sun mod for no other reason than it took me away from the vanilla experience. I've since found several other mods and was curious if I ...
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Can you recover sockets in Diablo 2?

I put a gem that I thought was a diamond in to my armor, and it was actually a topaz. Is there any way to get them out?
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Is my “Magic Find” stat being applied to any monsters still alive when the last seal is opened?

I hope this question is not to trivial.. I haven't found any info at Google. In Diablo II: When you open the last seal in Chaos Sanctuary, all monsters that are still alive in this area instantly ...
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Can you make rune words out of Wirt's Leg?

I remember when I used to play Diablo II that I often find a socketed Wirt's Leg when obtaining it from Tristram. Could you make a rune word out of it? Or was it just socketed sometimes because it was ...
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Diablo 2, bug, mercenary losing auras from items

I heard that the bug below is still present after many years and patching up to 1.13: If your merc dies, he loses all aura's from equipment. You can fix this by reequipping the item, but the merc ...
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Diablo 2 different maps?

I was testing out ATMA to try to change my name on my account (to no success) but now I realized that all my map data is lost, and on top of that my map is completely changed? my main save's map now: ...
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How do you compare items in Diablo 2?

How do you compare items in your inventory to what you have equipped?
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How do I repair items that I cannot equip?

I'm playing as a summoning necromancer with most points in life. My hireling has pretty good weapons, but I can't seem to figure out how to repair his stuff, because my dexterity is far too low to be ...
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Does Clay Golem attack rating matter?

I've always wondered whether my Clay Golem actually performs his slow ability on bosses, since they have high defense and I can't really make out whether he is hitting or not. If he doesn't, would a ...
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How many skills do you have at level 26 in Diablo 2 L.O.D.?

How many skills do you have at level 26 in Diablo 2 LOD? And also, how many stat points should you have? (to spend, if you didn't spend any)
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How do I install Diablo 2 on Windows 7 [closed]

Trying to download Diablo 2 on Windows 7. The disc says it’s compatible for it but it says it can’t find installer. Can anyone give help with this?
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Run task when Diablo II is closed

Many old games (Starcraft, Diablo II, Diablo, Age of Kings...) have huge problems displaying colors correctly on Windows 7. For Starcraft, I have succeeded to fix this using: Opening the screen ...
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V1.13c, single player , uber? Help [duplicate]

I can't convert the keys to make portals. I have all 9 keys in Hell and in Act 5. I play version 1.13c on single player.
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what strength level to hold a 2 handed weapon in 1 hand as barbarian in diablo 2?

In Diablo 2, what strength level does a Barbarian have to be to hold a 2 handed weapon in 1 hand? If you hold a 2 handed weapon in 1 hand, are you able to hold a shield(such as a buckler) in the other ...
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Why is Diablo 2 laggy when played online with a lot of effects going on (flames)?

Is this a server or a game issue? This happens even on modern PCs. It's when baal-running for example and you got 8 people and a lot of spells going off (especially flames seem to be an issue) it can ...
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Amazon Dodge Skills Practical? How do they work?

I'm looking to make a Bowazon (probably Strafe centered, I'm not sure what other builds are viable) The dodge skills sound great, but I'm curious as to how they work/how practical putting multiple ...
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What's a good usually SOLO character build for Diablo II Ladder? Specifically for MFing

I've been playing Diablo II singleplayer and nonladder for years, and I think I'm going to play in the Ladder this coming time around. I play solo a good deal of the time, and I've never actually ...
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How do I access my legacy games using the Battle.net desktop app?

The Battle.net desktop PC app seems to only have World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and Hearthstone available for launch and updates. But I also have purchased and attached Diablo 2 and D2: Lord ...
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How can Diablo appear in Diablo III when his soulstone was destroyed in Diablo II?

I still don't understand this part. In Diablo II Diablo's soulstone is destroyed preventing his return forever but at the end of Diablo III we face him once again. How is this possible?
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How does the accuracy (or “chance to hit”) work in Diablo 2?

This percentage shows how accurate your character is. Say I use an Amazon and reaches 100% accuracy, then I believe it hits all the arrows. But after I saw that I'm getting more percentage than ...
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Do new playthroughs require new characters?

I've never played Diablo 2 before. If I beat the game and then restart on a harder difficulty, will I be reusing the character from my first round through the game or making a new one?
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How was the cow level discovered? [closed]

Does anyone know how was the cow level discovered? I don't think the instructions were in the game guide. Was it hinted through either the game or the lore of Diablo 2? How did people figure out that ...
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Using Wirt's Leg on another difficulty than it was obtained in?

Playing in Nightmare I just picked up Wirt's Leg for the first time. I must have somehow missed it in Normal, so now I'm wondering: will I miss out on anything if I simply bring it back to Normal and ...
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“Connection interrupted” after a few seconds of fighting the Ancients

I'm being kicked from the game when fighting Ancients after about ten seconds of fighting them. Other than that, the game works fine. Why is this happening?
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Diablo 2 procuring affixes on mercenaries (hirelings)

If I give my mercenary an item that has "Chance to cast" attribute, will it work?
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What skills can be cast on allies in Diablo 2?

What skills in Diablo 2 can be cast on friendly players, summoned creatures and hirelings?
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How to get good socketed class-specific items in Diablo 2?

I know that if I want to get more socketed items, I should have as few +magic find % as possible, but what do I have to do to get socketed class-specific items with better base bonuses?
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Magic Find worse for finding unique/sets in Baal runs?

It always seemed to me that if I do a Baal run without MF, I get more unique/sets and less rares. So I thought to make a couple dozen runs on Baal Nightmare to see how it works. After 15 runs without ...
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Got stuck in Chaos Sanctuary, now what do I do?

This is the N-th time I've tried to beat Diablo 2, and it's happening all over again. I'm a Paladin at lvl 28, ripped through the game without much difficulty until Chaos Sanctuary. As soon as I ...
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What are the statistically most likely places to buy certain items from merchants?

I'm looking to (eventually) get into crafting, and while I've saved a lot of jewels, gems, and runes, I'm lacking in certain magical equipment. Namely: sharkskin gloves vampirebone gloves sharkskin ...
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How do I get items from one character to another?

While I was playing Sorceress, I picked up a unique shield, but want my Paladin to use it. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the stash is shared between characters like it is in D3. So how do I swap ...
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Using Wirt's Leg as a weapon

If I place runes in the sockets of Wirt's Leg, can I still use it to get to the secret cow level? Or does it have to be "clean" for that to work? Reason I am asking is because it is the only weapon ...
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Can I imbue more than once on the same difficulty level in Diablo 2?

After getting the Horadric Malus and bringing it back to Charsi, she gives you the chance to imbue an item to make it better. I know you can do it again on the next difficulty, but I want to do it ...
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How should I distribute my bonus points with my Paladin at level up?

In Diablo 2, how should I use the bonus points at time of level up for my Paladin? I haven't been putting much into mana since I usually use an active skill for defense or attack. I stick with using ...
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What is the little multi-colored icon above the mercenaries head?

What is the little multi-colored icon above the mercenaries head in Diablo 2? I have noticed it appear during the middle of combat and it makes a weird noise when it happens to. What exactly is ...
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What does “Rakanishu” mean?

When I'm going through fighting off enemies in Diablo 2, and I hear the little monsters utter a saying, does the saying "Rakanishu" have any meaning in the Diablo games? So far I have only heard it ...
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How do I get my Jewels/Gems out of my weapon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you recover socketed gems/runes from an item? Aside from playing Diablo 3 for countless hours of the day, I can honestly say that I never beat Diablo 2. In fact, ...
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What is druid's preferred weapon if there is one?

Necromancers go with wand, sorcerers go with staff, paladins have scepter etc. Is there a default weapon to go with when playing druid? I am playing level 21 werewolf druid, and I am using falcion and ...
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Why does the Vigor skill bonus from equipment not increase Blessed Hammer damage?

This is my damage when boots on. This is my damage when boots off. Vigor is synergy for Blessed Hammer, why doesn't the boots increase my damage?
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Clagging in Diablo 2

When dueling in diablo 2, I see a lot of paladins talking about "clagging." How is "clagging" done in diablo 2? And why does it work?
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How can I resurrect my mercenary?

I've read in various guides and FAQs that Diablo II mercenaries can be resurrected from the NPC who lets you hire them; however, I can't find the option to do so. I'm in Act II and Greiz only offers ...
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How does Diablo II's difficulty scaling work?

In Diablo III, difficulty is handled in sequential fashion: Act II Normal is intended to be harder than Act I Normal Act I Nightmare is intended to be harder than Act IV Normal Act I Hell is ...
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What happened to the heroes from Diablo 2?

I know that the warrior hero from first Diablo became the Dark Wanderer and Diablo himself in Diablo 2; the rogue became Blood Raven and the the Sorcerer became the Summoner impersonating Horazon, and ...
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Is it worth it to repair before selling?

Often times I find loot that has a small amount of durability lost. I tend to "repair all" as my first action when I visit the blacksmith, where I usually sell my stuff. So when I sell stuff, I'm ...
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Is there a way to shoot a ranged weapon consistently without moving my feet?

I switched to using a bow, and now I find myself constantly running to a few steps away from enemies before shooting them in the face. At my current level it isn't a big deal since I can still tank ...
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My hireling died, what happens to their equipment?

Despite my best attempts, my hireling died. Alas poor meatshield, I knew her well. It does not seem that her equipment dropped when she died. Is it lost forever? If I hire a new hireling will the ...
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Do respawned enemies give experience?

In the early game of Diablo II I seem to be constantly facing these pesky Demon Shamans that endlessly respawn/resurrect nearby fallen demons. I recall there are similar enemies later in the game ...