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What do the colours of weapon names and their effects generally mean?

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This is for items (including weapons) in general. The item colour indicates the quality and/or the purpose of the item. The information comes mostly from Diablo Wiki, but some of it has changed since beta.

  • Legendary Items: Orange
  • Rare Items: Yellow
  • Set Items: Green
  • Magical Items: Blue
  • Normal Items: White
  • Junk Items: Gray
  • Quest/Lore items: Green
  • Potions and Artisan Crafting items: Light Blue
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    Might I point out that Runes no longer exist as items? Your info is out of date. – Raven Dreamer May 15 '12 at 0:04
  • You are right. I remember runes being automatically unlocked as you progress through the game. Removed... – deutschZuid May 15 '12 at 0:05
  • @JamesJiao "Set items do not exist as a special sub-type of item in Diablo III" Are you sure? The Diablo 3 site has a category for them under each weapon type. – Mana May 15 '12 at 0:11
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    Added new light blue quality. – Erik Humphrey Sep 12 '12 at 19:07
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    @CronosDage you might as well mark this one as the answer since it is all 100% accurate :p – leety Sep 12 '12 at 19:39

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