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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What's the recommended level before starting Nightmare (or Hell) difficulty?

In Diablo II, what's the recommended level before starting Nightmare (or Hell) difficulty?
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Is there a way to enable borderless window mode for Diablo 2?

I've become a bit spoiled with all the newer games offering borderless window mode1. Is there anyway to enable it for Diablo 2? Or am I stuck with the nasty border around my window? 1. Borderless ...
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Is it possible to convert a Diablo 2 CD-Key to an Battle.net Game Key?

I like to sign in for beta games in my battle.net account. It says I have to register at least one game. If I want to add a game it needs the game key, but I just own CD-Keys of my Diablo 2 game, and ...
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Is there a way to see loot on the ground?

I could swear there is a way to see loot on the ground with a "name bubble". Often times it drops behind something on screen and in big fights I just forget where it dropped. Many items blend in the ...
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Which mercenaries have Freeze Aura?

What is the best way to get a merc with freeze aura, or is there a better way to use the mercenaries when playing with necromancer (main attack: bone/spirit spear)?
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What does the “Chat Gem” do in battle.net?

In Diablo 2's battle.net chat interface, there is a gem embedded in the middle of the interface. Clicking on it yields the chat message Gem Activated and clicking again yields the message ...
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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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Gheed is abusing my addiction. What are my odds when gambling in Diablo 2?

So, I've just picked up D2 again to play with a friend, and we both have been giving that jovial fellow Gheed the majority (read: all) of our money for the chance of decent items. What is the chance ...
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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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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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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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Does assigning a point to Skeleton Mastery apply the benefits to current Skeletons?

I've been wondering for a while; if I have say 8 skeletons active and I place a point into Raise Skeleton or Skeleton Mastery, will my currently active Skeletons gain the benefits, or do I need to ...
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Is there any reason to hoard skill points in Diablo 2?

Is there any reason to hoard skill points, whether from leveling up or in the form of the occasional quest reward? Can any benefit be gained by saving the skill points for later, or are they best ...
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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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Is there a way to change the Automap size option in Diablo 2 via command line or key binding?

I want to be able to push a button or type a quick command to switch from the minimap to the fullscreen map. The Toggle Minimap keybind option does not do this, it just switches what side of the ...
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How To Pick Up on the Warning Signs of Someone Who Wants to Kill Me

Recently, I picked Diablo 2 back up and have been playing lots of hardcore online. Once I get past the normal difficulty, I get extremely wary of other players and for some reason I think everyone is ...
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Will the version of Diablo 2 included with the Collectors Edition of Diablo 3 run on modern Mac OS X?

The collectors Edition of Diablo 3 includes a 4GB USB drive preloaded with Diablo 2 and Lord of Destruction. Will this version of the game run on a modern Intel Mac running OS X 10.7 without ...
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What is a good strategy for finding and rerolling charms?

In all my time playing Diablo 2, I've found few very good charms (excluding the uniques). The market seems to be flooded with incredibly good charms - +1 to class skill tree, resistances, life, magic ...
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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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What to socket Aldur's Rhythm with?

I found a 3 socket Aldur's Rhythm during my game play last night, and it is a vast improvement over the weapon I was using. I am running a Zeal Paladin, on closed Battle.net, at Nightmare difficulty ...
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Why did Stones of Jordan (“SoJ's”) become the “currency” at one point in Diablo 2?

My friends and I were having a conversation about bitcoins, and randomly the question popped into my head.. why did Stones of Jordan become the "currency" at one point in Diablo 2?
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Is it worthwhile to collect gold?

In Diablo II, the gold drops from monsters and objects in the scenario (like vases). Sometimes you use some skill shot or ranged attack and drops small amounts of gold (like 5 piles of 1 gold each, ...
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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 ...
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Does loot despawn/disappear after a certain amount of time?

As mentioned in this question, inventory size is an issue in Diablo II. So far, I don't plan on playing with others, so for me loot whoring is not an issue. Given this, I am interested to know if ...
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Is there any way to calculate or estimate DPS?

Coming back to the game after a long time, I see the damage range of weapons, and the fact that they have different attack speeds. Based on my experience with other games, it is easier for me to ...
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How can I turn off the bot spam messages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a slash command to mute (or squelch) a player in Diablo 2? Diablo 2's multiplayer has been a wasteland of spam messages for years—bots who enter, post long, ...
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I heard that you can no longer play Diablo 2 on the current gen Macs, is this true? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: • How can I run Diablo II on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)? • Will the version of Diablo 2 included with the Collectors Edition of Diablo 3 run on modern Mac OS X? ...
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What consequences did the destruction of the Worldstone bring?

At the end of Diablo 2 Has there been any official word about the consequences of that action? Or the lives of the people of Sanctuary has not been affected by it?
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Do Halbu and Jamella have any lore?

Halbu and Jamella, the vendors in the Pandemonium Fortress, are quite mysterious characters, with very few spoken lines and just two purposes: repairing/vendoring and giving quests. On their wiki ...
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Do charm bonuses ever max out?

How many charms can I carry at once, and if I can fill my inventory, do the charm benefits reach a limit after carrying a certain amount? If not, can I theoretically fill my inventory with Annihilus ...
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How can I farm the Cows?

Each difficulty level of Diablo 2 has it's own secret cow level associated with it. When I kill the Cow King I get locked out of the secret cow level for that difficulty level forever. How can I ...
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What weapon class is the fastest for a smiter?

If I wanted to hit the fastest possible frames per smite (6 frames), which weapon class will allow me to do so? This is on the ladder.
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Can I fight the 4 Ubers in single player or non-ladder battle.net?

I have defeated Diablo 2 LoD in Hell mode and can't get a large enough crew together to help improve the pop rates on Keys or SoJs to get the different Ubers to spawn (I realize I am asking about 2 ...
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How far back is it possible to retrieve Battle.net characters?

It's been a long time since I've played Diablo 2 on Battle.net. I know that characters can expire after a period of inactivity, but I believe they can still be retrieved for a while. How long do I ...
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How do players quickly get to Mephisto?

In Diablo 2, Mephisto runs were the quickest way to farm item drops in the game. How do players run them so quickly? Were there set map layouts that players could recognize and know where the next set ...
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What is the best method for farming for a Stone of Jordan? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I maximize my chances of finding specific items? I've heard that, due to the loot mechanics in Diablo 2, some areas are more likely to net you a Stone of Jordan ...
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Is it possible to re-spec a character that has already completed all quests? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you reassign or change your character's attributes and abilities(respec) more than once in Diablo 2? One of the patches to Diablo 2 added a quest reward that ...
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In what order should I take levels in Holy Fire and its synergies to maximize damage?

Obviously, after maxing Holy Fire and its synergies, the damage will be the same regardless of which skills I took in which order. If I want to max the damage for my Holy Fire Paladin during play, ...
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Do Magic Find bonuses increase rune and gem drop rates?

Do items with Magic Find bonuses (such as topaz socketed helms) increase rune and gem drop rates?
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How can I maximize my chances of finding specific items?

Is there a way to maximize my chances of finding a specific item if I'm absolutely determined to farm until it drops? I understand that it could take thousands of attempts, but if I'm going to be ...
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Is it still possible to spawn “Uber Diablo”?

Not to be confused with the Diablo that appears in Uber Tristram, Uber Diablo was created to soak up duped "Stone of Jordan" rings that were a large problem for a while across servers. The idea was to ...
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How is Deadly Strike calculated?

When I was playing on my Zealadin, a friend of mine gave me a sword that had the Deadly Strike bonus applied to it. I'm not entirely sure this sword was legit (it could have very well been a modded ...