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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to increase inventory size in Diablo II?

I have owned Diablo II for a long time. That said, I have never actually given it the time that it deserves. I figured with the release of D3 coming quickly I would sit down and give it the old ...
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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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Where do I find my 26 character CD key?

I recently opened my dusty box of old games and was excited to find my original CD keys for Diablo II and Diablo II Lord of Destruction. A helpful person on this site pointed out that I could enter ...
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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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Maximizing item value runs

I've started gambling items in order to get better gear. As expected, this is a very expensive endeavour, and I run out of gold in short order. To this end, I am attempting to maximize my playing so ...
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How Do You Spawn Uber Tristram In Diablo 2?

I've been playing on hell for a while now and people tell me you get the unique torches from uber Tristram. How does one get there? Are there certain monsters i have to kill? Do I have to be a certain ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I change the number of sockets for Runewords?

The item must have exactly the correct number of sockets to trigger a Runeword. Is there a way to add multiple sockets or even remove multiple sockets?
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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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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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What is a ladder character?

When making my character, there's a checkbox for creating a 'Ladder Character'. What does this mean? Does this make the game easier/harder?
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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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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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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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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, green, ...
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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 ...
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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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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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What is the cow level and how do I get there?

I've heard that after all of the rumors surrounding a "cow level" in the original diablo (which never actually existed), an actual cow level was put into Diablo 2. What exactly do I have to do to ...
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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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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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Number of required Baalruns to level up [closed]

How many hell Baalruns does a character need to level up from 80 to 81, then 81 to 82, ... 98 to 99. Does anyone have an estimate which takes into account the number of players too? Baalrun ...
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Giving Battle.net realm items to an open character

I've found some good necromancer items on a Battle.net realm with my sorceress. I know the opposite is not possible, but is there any hack to give these items to a friend who plays single player and ...
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What do those abbreviations mean in Diablo 2?

After Diablo 3 gets delayed further and further I recently started playing Diablo II online again after aaages. Thanks reddit ;p Since I never was deep into multiplayer in D2 I have now some problems ...
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Are you rewarded for playing Diablo II in hardcore mode?

Once you've finished Diablo II you are able to play hardcore mode. So far, I am aware of these elements when playing hardcore: When you die, your character is permanently killed and unplayable. ...
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Will my Act 3 mercenary's damage benefit at all from having a weapon?

In Diablo 2, giving your mercenary a weapon will vastly increase their effectiveness. Giving my Act II mercenary a 3x socketed pole with Rubies or Topaz for example basically lets them 1-hit ...
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Do Iron Golems get the benefits of Summon Resist and Golem Mastery without being resummoned?

This question is closely related to one of my previous but with a small twist. So I've learned that applying points to Skeleton Mastery or similar will not affect my current skeletons. This is fine, ...
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Friend can’t connect to my Diablo 2 LAN game

When I host the game my friend can’t connect to me. Our IP addresses are 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101. When I run a second instance of Game.exe I can connect myself without any issues. Both ...
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Lost all my stuff

Ok, I was just killed and went back trying to recover my body and my stuff and was killed again. I've lost nearly everything it took me months to collect. Is there a way to go back to a previously ...
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Are the Necromancer's Golems of any use whatsoever in Diablo 2?

The class I play most commonly in Diablo 2 is the Necromancer. I've always run the same build (below), but now I want to start trying some alternative builds to mix it up a bit and add some extra ...
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Not enough gold to buy items in LoD?

I have the max amount of gold for my level--2.5 million in my trunk and 860,000 on me. But the armor I wanted to buy from Larzuk was over 4 million. If the max gold I can possibly have is about 3....
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Sorceresses that can survive on hell difficulty

I've tried creating (with character editor) a longish series of characters for Diablo II's nightmare hell difficulty for solo play, and have universally, i.e. with any build I've tried, faced serious ...
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How does attack rating compare to damage in Diablo 2?

I have two bows for my companion, one having higher damage (100, but in poison, so it takes effect slowly) and 5% life steal (with other stuff) and another with lower damage and 7% life steal (with ...
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How should I spend gold?

Is there any reason to save gold in Diablo II? With the fairly high percentage you appear to lose on death, should one just blow it all gambling as much as possible? What is there to do with it save ...
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What is the best way to deal with creatures that are immune to you in Diablo 2?

In Diablo 2, when you reach Nightmare and Hell you will notice that many things are immune to one or more elements, and sometimes physical damage. I often run into situations where there may be ...
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How do I effectively use multiple skills?

Switching between different charge-up moves and finishers, as well as buffs and summons on my Assassin is fairly irritating given the incredibly dated control scheme of Diablo II. Are there any ...
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How do you find Duriel again?

Once you've completed the quest to kill the oversized slug-thing that is Duriel, the correct Tal Rasha tomb symbol no longer shows up in your quest log. How do you find him to kill him again? Is ...
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What rune words can I build at lower levels?

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 (...