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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Diablo 2 empowered summoning skills after weapon swap

Say I'm playing a necromancer with a staff or a head that empowers my summoning skills (golem mastery, skeleton mastery, clay golem, etc...) and I summon a golem or a skeleton with this item equipped. ...
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Is it possible to combine multiple mods for Diablo 2?

I'm considering revisiting D2 and I loved playing the Eastern Sun mod for no other reason than it took me away from the vanilla experience. I've since found several other mods and was curious if I ...
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How was the fabled Corruption Rift Small Charm created in Diablo 2? [on hold]

I remember back in the days when there was a small charm that grants +7 to all skills level without a minimum character level requirement. Popular opinions are that the charm was a hack, it was never ...
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Can you recover sockets in Diablo 2?

I put a gem that I thought was a diamond in to my armor, and it was actually a topaz. Is there any way to get them out?
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Why is Diablo 2 laggy when played online with a lot of effects going on (flames)?

Is this a server or a game issue? This happens even on modern PCs. It's when baal-running for example and you got 8 people and a lot of spells going off (especially flames seem to be an issue) it can ...
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Is my “Magic Find” stat being applied to any monsters still alive when the last seal is opened?

I hope this question is not to trivial.. I haven't found any info at Google. In Diablo II: When you open the last seal in Chaos Sanctuary, all monsters that are still alive in this area instantly ...
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Diablo 2, bug, mercenary losing auras from items

I heard that the bug below is still present after many years and patching up to 1.13: If your merc dies, he loses all aura's from equipment. You can fix this by reequipping the item, but the merc ...
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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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Can you make rune words out of Wirt's Leg?

I remember when I used to play Diablo II that I often find a socketed Wirt's Leg when obtaining it from Tristram. Could you make a rune word out of it? Or was it just socketed sometimes because it was ...
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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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Is there a method to encourage set items to pop?

In Diablo 2, is there a known method to encourage a particular item to show up? I know that, in general, there is no way to increase the odds of getting a set item over a magic item, so magic ...
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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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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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Diablo 2 different maps?

I was testing out ATMA to try to change my name on my account (to no success) but now I realized that all my map data is lost, and on top of that my map is completely changed? my main save's map now: ...
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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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Run task when Diablo II is closed

Many old games (Starcraft, Diablo II, Diablo, Age of Kings...) have huge problems displaying colors correctly on Windows 7. For Starcraft, I have succeeded to fix this using: Opening the screen ...
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How do you compare items in Diablo 2?

How do you compare items in your inventory to what you have equipped?
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How do I repair items that I cannot equip?

I'm playing as a summoning necromancer with most points in life. My hireling has pretty good weapons, but I can't seem to figure out how to repair his stuff, because my dexterity is far too low to be ...
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Does Clay Golem attack rating matter?

I've always wondered whether my Clay Golem actually performs his slow ability on bosses, since they have high defense and I can't really make out whether he is hitting or not. If he doesn't, would a ...
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How to get good socketed class-specific items in Diablo 2?

I know that if I want to get more socketed items, I should have as few +magic find % as possible, but what do I have to do to get socketed class-specific items with better base bonuses?
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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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What happened to the heroes from Diablo 2?

I know that the warrior hero from first Diablo became the Dark Wanderer and Diablo himself in Diablo 2; the rogue became Blood Raven and the the Sorcerer became the Summoner impersonating Horazon, and ...
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How many skills do you have at level 26 in Diablo 2 L.O.D.?

How many skills do you have at level 26 in Diablo 2 LOD? And also, how many stat points should you have? (to spend, if you didn't spend any)
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How can I run Diablo II on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)?

I planned on buying a digital copy of Diablo II to prep my left click muscles for any potential beta access to Diablo III in the near future. Despite the requirements stating that Diablo II can run on ...
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How do I install Diablo 2 on Windows 7 [closed]

Trying to download Diablo 2 on Windows 7. The disc says it’s compatible for it but it says it can’t find installer. Can anyone give help with this?
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V1.13c, single player , uber? Help [duplicate]

I can't convert the keys to make portals. I have all 9 keys in Hell and in Act 5. I play version 1.13c on single player.
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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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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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How do I access my legacy games using the Battle.net desktop app?

The Battle.net desktop PC app seems to only have World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and Hearthstone available for launch and updates. But I also have purchased and attached Diablo 2 and D2: Lord ...
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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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what strength level to hold a 2 handed weapon in 1 hand as barbarian in diablo 2?

In Diablo 2, what strength level does a Barbarian have to be to hold a 2 handed weapon in 1 hand? If you hold a 2 handed weapon in 1 hand, are you able to hold a shield(such as a buckler) in the other ...
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Can't connect to battle.net

I just bought a new copy of Diablo 2 and Lord of Destruction. I installed it on my Windows 7 (Boot Camp) and tried to play it. But I couldn't connect to the server (Europe). So I opened port 6112 on ...
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Amazon Dodge Skills Practical? How do they work?

I'm looking to make a Bowazon (probably Strafe centered, I'm not sure what other builds are viable) The dodge skills sound great, but I'm curious as to how they work/how practical putting multiple ...
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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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What's a good usually SOLO character build for Diablo II Ladder? Specifically for MFing

I've been playing Diablo II singleplayer and nonladder for years, and I think I'm going to play in the Ladder this coming time around. I play solo a good deal of the time, and I've never actually ...
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How can I find the CD Key used in a Diablo 2 installation?

I have Diablo 2 installed on my old gaming PC, and was looking to install it on my new gaming rig. The problem I have is that while I have the install discs and things, I cannot for the life of me ...
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How can I survive Hell as an Assassin?

I'm having trouble with my current Assassin build in Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction. I'm level 74 and basically distributing my stats 2 str/2 dex/ 1 vitality. My current build is: 20 Tiger Strike ...
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Is there a slash command to mute (or squelch) a player in Diablo 2?

When playing Ladder games without a password, the game gets the same few spammers joining, spamming, leaving, and rejoining every few minutes. What I'd really like is to be able to stop them from ...
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Does item duping still work in Diablo 2 with the latest patches (for single player use)?

Once upon a merry time ago I was the first kid on my block to beat Diablo 2 with a Paladin. One thing that I hated was farming for runes and gems. We discovered pretty quickly how to use multiplayer ...
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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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How can Diablo appear in Diablo III when his soulstone was destroyed in Diablo II?

I still don't understand this part. In Diablo II Diablo's soulstone is destroyed preventing his return forever but at the end of Diablo III we face him once again. How is this possible?
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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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Got stuck in Chaos Sanctuary, now what do I do?

This is the N-th time I've tried to beat Diablo 2, and it's happening all over again. I'm a Paladin at lvl 28, ripped through the game without much difficulty until Chaos Sanctuary. As soon as I ...
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What does “Rakanishu” mean?

When I'm going through fighting off enemies in Diablo 2, and I hear the little monsters utter a saying, does the saying "Rakanishu" have any meaning in the Diablo games? So far I have only heard it ...
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Do new playthroughs require new characters?

I've never played Diablo 2 before. If I beat the game and then restart on a harder difficulty, will I be reusing the character from my first round through the game or making a new one?
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How should I distribute my bonus points with my Paladin at level up?

In Diablo 2, how should I use the bonus points at time of level up for my Paladin? I haven't been putting much into mana since I usually use an active skill for defense or attack. I stick with using ...
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How does the accuracy (or “chance to hit”) work in Diablo 2?

This percentage shows how accurate your character is. Say I use an Amazon and reaches 100% accuracy, then I believe it hits all the arrows. But after I saw that I'm getting more percentage than ...
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How was the cow level discovered? [closed]

Does anyone know how was the cow level discovered? I don't think the instructions were in the game guide. Was it hinted through either the game or the lore of Diablo 2? How did people figure out that ...
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I am playing with a necromancer in Diablo 2. What is the recommended skill points distribution for hell difficulty?

I'm playing with a necromancer (84 exp) in hell difficulty with the following skills: Skeleton mastery: 20 (for revived monsters stats) Corpse Explosion: 15 (for quick cleaning of small monsters ...
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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 ...