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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Using Wirt's Leg on another difficulty than it was obtained in?

Playing in Nightmare I just picked up Wirt's Leg for the first time. I must have somehow missed it in Normal, so now I'm wondering: will I miss out on anything if I simply bring it back to Normal and ...
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What is a useful strategy to farm runes/gems in Diablo 2?

As a follow up to my can I still dupe the hell out of Diablo 2 runes/gems, which I intended more for the single player fun factor, I am curious to know if there is a well developed strategy for ...
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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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Where can I listen to Diablo 1, 2 and Starcraft soundtracks? [closed]

Where can I find free (and legal) soundtracks of Blizzard's classics, StarCraft, Diablo and Diablo 2?
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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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How can I get Diablo II to run on Windows 7?

I just tried installing Diablo II on my girlfriend's laptop so that she can get caught up on the gameplay in preparation for playing Diablo III together...except that it won't launch on Windows 7. I ...
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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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“Connection interrupted” after a few seconds of fighting the Ancients

I'm being kicked from the game when fighting Ancients after about ten seconds of fighting them. Other than that, the game works fine. Why is this happening?
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Diablo 2 procuring affixes on mercenaries (hirelings)

If I give my mercenary an item that has "Chance to cast" attribute, will it work?
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What skills can be cast on allies in Diablo 2?

What skills in Diablo 2 can be cast on friendly players, summoned creatures and hirelings?
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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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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 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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Magic Find worse for finding unique/sets in Baal runs?

It always seemed to me that if I do a Baal run without MF, I get more unique/sets and less rares. So I thought to make a couple dozen runs on Baal Nightmare to see how it works. After 15 runs without ...
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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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What's the recommended level before starting Nightmare (or Hell) difficulty?

In Diablo II, what's the recommended level before starting Nightmare (or Hell) difficulty?
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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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Is there a way to enable borderless window mode for Diablo 2?

I've become a bit spoiled with all the newer games offering borderless window mode1. Is there anyway to enable it for Diablo 2? Or am I stuck with the nasty border around my window? 1. Borderless ...
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Is it possible to convert a Diablo 2 CD-Key to an Battle.net Game Key?

I like to sign in for beta games in my battle.net account. It says I have to register at least one game. If I want to add a game it needs the game key, but I just own CD-Keys of my Diablo 2 game, and ...