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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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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What is the Twisted Essence of Suffering used for?

2 of these was dropped after fighting Andariel in Hell Difficulty, they can't be traded or sold, what are they used for? Presumably some Hordadric Cube recipe?
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Is it realistically possible to play Diablo 2 LOD on Hell difficulty using a necromancer with all points in summoning?

I played this game years ago and I've been playing again recently. While I realize most Diablo 2 players use battle.net, I've always played in single player mode. I've never made it quite this far ...
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What would this horadric cube recipe exactly do?

I am in act 2 of Diablo 2 (nightmare) and am getting better runes every now and then, around Amn, Sheal etc I have an amazon companion with a bow I found that is good. It is rare with +100% or so ...
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What is the purpose of ears in Diablo II

This is something that has always puzzled me since the release of diablo 2. What is the purpose of collecting ears? I know that if I kill someone in PvP I get an ear with their name attached to it. ...
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What strategy can I use to improve my success with my Hammerdin?

I changed my build from a Paladin using Zeal and Fanaticism (Zealot) to one using Blessed Hammer and Concentration (Hammerdin). I am presently at Act 5 Quest 3 in Nightmare but I find myself dying ...
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Why are most people on the top of the Diablo 2 ladder Paladin?

I've been looking at the expansion ladder and you could see one non-paladin every like 8~10 paladins! What's the deal with Paladins? Are they somehow superior in Diablo 2?
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Diablo 2: Why has this runeword failed?

I am a ladder character on normal difficulty and got this for my hireling: The name of the bow was: Short Battle Bow in gray. I got this runeword from Arreat Summit, the name is Edge. I don't get ...
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Are Diablo 2 Act II mercenaries affected by weapon reach?

Act II mercenaries are capable of only using polearms, spears, and javelins. Polearms are the obvious choice due to the number of good runewords that can be made (particularly Insight and Infinity). ...
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What is a good power levelling strategy for Diablo 2?

The Battle.net ladder reset a few days ago, and already some players are up to level 90+. Myself, I've managed to play primarily solo and get to Act 3 in Normal and a comfortable level 20. I presume ...
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How do I find unique charms in Diablo 2?

I've tried researching this one on my own and I've come up with several different answers depending on the site I'm checking. I'd like some solid information on obtaining unique charms in Diablo 2. ...
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How do you recover socketed gems/runes from an item?

So I tried to create a Stealth armor in a ladder game on ladder/normal, I inserted the runes in the correct order (So it says TalEth) and the body armor has only 2 slots. However, it just didn't ...
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Should I play a “build” of a character my first time through in Diablo 2?

I've never played Diablo 2 all the way through before, so I decided to install it on a netbook and start playing it. I'm not an expert when it comes to action role playing games. I've only played ...
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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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If I use 2 identical set rings and add a different set piece, will I get the bonus on both rings?

I have been lucky enough to find 3 set rings in my last few play sessions, however all 3 of them are Cathan's Seal from the Cathan's Traps set (what are the odds of THAT?). If I put both of them on, ...
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What are the equipment restrictions for NPC/Hirelings in Diablo 2?

I am playing my way through Nightmare Diablo 2 on Battle.net closed servers and because of the swarming that's occurring I've decided to bite the bullet and get a hireling to come help out. My act 1 ...