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 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 ...
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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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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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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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Can you reassign or change your character's attributes and abilities(respec) more than once in Diablo 2?

I know Akara will reset your stats and skills for you in the first area once, but are you able to do it again later in the game on a higher, more difficult setting?
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Can you accumulate multiple respecs in Diablo II?

With the new patch, you can respec once per difficulty (plus additional respecs if you accumulate the boss drops). To expand on the information presented in that linked question, do you have to use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Diablo 2: Strongest Hardcore Classes with No Gear

In Diablo 2 (Expansion), what characters survive well in hell with minimum gear? Ideally, this character will be a basic MF character designed to build 'wealth' as I am returning to the game after ...
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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 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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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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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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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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What are keys for in Diablo 2?

I've just started Diablo 2 in single player mode, and there is one thing I don't understand. Some opponents drop keys, generally in multiple numbers (like 6 of them stacked). I can buy them in the ...
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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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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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Can the Potion of Life be muled to provide a character with a steady stream of +20 to life?

If I have a main character who as completed all 3 difficulty levels and received +60 life from the 3 Golden Bird quests and I have another character who has completed the same quest on normal, can the ...
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Diablo II, Nightmare/Hell Mode, Undead Dolls

I've been playing Diablo II as I do every 6 months or so and have wanted to know this for a number of years now: In Kurast; when playing nightmare or hell mode; whenever I kill an undead doll it ...
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Diablo 2 & Wine Compatibility

I was just wondering if anyone has any experience installing & running Diablo 2 on Linux (Ubuntu 10, latest Wine) using Wine? I tried to install the other day and encountered a problem, but I ...
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Is it recommended to upgrade runes below Ort?

Unless I've missed a Horadric Cube recipe, low end runes can only be upgraded to Ort, and Ort cannot be upgraded. Clearly storing runes and gems is a major challenge, is it wise to upgrade all the ...
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If self-muling does it make sense to start with a Barbarian?

I read that Barbarians are able to attain the very highest Magic Find rating possible. Thus some people will use them to that purpose and dress other characters from the gear found. In the context ...
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Diablo 2: Hireling won't take potion?

In Diablo 2, my hireling has fairly low health, so I'm trying to give her a health potion by dragging it onto her portrait. She thanks me, but refuses to drink the potion. In other words, the potion ...
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Can you play all the Diablo 2 acts on Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction?

If I have both Diablo 2 and the expansion pack: Diablo 2 : Lord of Destruction installed, can I play the Diablo 2 acts on the expansion pack? The reason is, I've heard that the expansion pack has a ...
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Item Property “Slain Monsters Rest in Peace” in Diablo II

I've had a look at some of the uniques available here and noticed that Tyrael's Might has a property called "Slain Monsters Rest in Peace". What is this?
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usability playing diablo II and starcraft 2 on a mac with magic mouse

I'm currently playing through Mass Effect 2 on the Xbox 360 and it is probably the best gaming experience I've ever had. Now that it's coming to an end and I get to eagerly anticipate ME3 with other ...