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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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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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 ...
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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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A good program to get the game data from Diablo 2

Looking for a tool to get current character data (hp,mana,exp,gold, etc.) from the current version (1.13) of Diablo 2. Its fine if it just works for single player, and even an out of date tool is ...
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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 ...
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Do I need to download Diablo II and the expansion seperately from battle.net to play?

Since I've registered both my CD Keys with battle.net, I can digitally redownload both Diablo II and the expansion. Do I need to download both to play the expansion, or is downloading only the ...
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How to disable Amazon shouts in Diablo 2?

I'm replaying Diablo2 once again and I would like to leave music and SFX sounds, but I want to mute the Amazon, her constant shouts when she shoots are going on my nerves. Does anyone knows how to ...
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Do Diablo II mercenaries gain new skills as they level?

I'm currently using a necromancer with a high distribution of skills on raise skeleton and skeleton mastery/summon resist. To compliment this I have kept my henchman from Act II who has the Blessed ...
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Is there any rhyme or reason to where or when Set Items drop in Diablo 2?

The title says it all, basically I'm wondering if Set Items are more likely to drop from specific bosses, or are they just as likely to drop anywhere any other rare is likely to drop? Note: I know ...
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Is there a way to increase the resolution for Diablo II past what the game allows?

I believe that currently Diablo 2 only supports 800x600 resolution (though it may have gone up to 1024x768). Is anyone aware of a hack, mod, etc. which allows for increasing the resolution? I'm ...
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Diablo 2 digital download patch level

I am trying to play Diablo 2 with my flat mate over LAN but it looks as if my CD has seen some better days (and some sand paper). Suffice to say I cannot play. I am trying to stay with v1.00 as ...
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How does dual wielding work in Diablo 2?

I'm looking for general information on how dual weilding works in Diablo 2: Which classes can do it? What weapons/weapon types can they do it with? How does it affect combat exactly? Does it double ...
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Diablo II LOD How to change difficulty levels online?

I'm currently stuck in hell mode with an lvl 56 character, how do I get back to nightmare?
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List of Diablo 2 Mods that add quests

Is there a List of Diablo 2 Mods that add quests.