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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 it worth to check the corpses in Lower Kurast (Diablo II)?

The fastest way to get high runes in Diablo II Single Player is considered to be Lower Kurast running. You reroll your map until you get a map with 6 Superchests close to your Lower Kurast Waypoint. ...
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Does Diablo II Plugy work on Linux?

I recently switched to Linux and would like to play some Diablo II Lod with Plugy. I checked out wine and I'm pretty confident, that it will work on Linux. My problem is that I play in single player ...
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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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How to close settings in Path of Diablo

I installed the Path of Diablo mod on Diablo 2 + LoD and it works, except for one problem. Whenever I start the game the Path of Diablo settings are in the top left of the play area, taking about 1/4 ...
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Is there any reason to hoard gems/runes?

I'm playing Diablo II Lord of Destruction, single-player, for some nostalgia. I have my character saved from many years ago, a level 40 Amazon. I'm not currently using any mods or "cheat-like" ...
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How to level my merc quickly?

I am doing baal runs with my level 60 Sorceress in Nightmare. My merc is only level 50 and he gets way less experience per run than my main char. To get any levels in nightmare baal runs you need to ...
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Who's the Spanish voice actor for Hratli?

This is Hratli, great NPC: This is Hratli in the Spanish (Spain) translation: Call me weirdo, but I think this actor's voice is ...
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How to craft blood and hitpower gloves efficiently in Diablo II?

I want to craft Hit Power Gloves and Blood Gloves. I know for Hit Power Gloves that you don't want the Affixlevel of the Gloves too high and I suppose the same thing applies to Blood Gloves. The ...
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Can I disable the Steam Community notification in Big Picture Mode with PS4 controller playing Diablo 2

I decided to try Steam because it has a nice controller mapping feature to Big Picture Mode. So what I did: Mapped the keys to PS4 controller for Diablo II config Enabled Steam Overlay (in both the ...
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Why can't Mephisto drop super rare unique items?

I want to find very rare unique items like "Griffon's Eye", "Death Fathom", "Crown Of Ages", "Immortal King's Soul Cage", etc. As far as I understand the drop algorithm in Diablo 2, it basically just ...
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How to maximize the drop odds of the Essences in Diablo II?

How to maximize drop odds of Twisted Essence of Suffering, Charged Essence of Hatred, Burning Essence of Terror and Festering Essence of Destruction? Do you want to increase or decrease the /players ...
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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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What is the fastest way to level past 95 in Diablo II?

My sorc is level 95 right now and I calculated that I need around 200 baal runs on players 8 to get to level 96. That takes quite a long time. Anyone else has experience with leveling high level ...
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How to tell how many affixes an item can have?

I've read on diablo wiki that a rare item can have between 2-6 affixes with a maximum amount of each 3 suffixes and prefixes. I know from experience that a magic item can have 1-2 affixes and pools ...
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Does shock web damage stack?

The assasin in Diablo II has the shock web ability. You can throw it down and the lighting lasts for a while. So it is possible to throw multiple shockwebs on a single spot. Visually it kinda looks ...
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What is the point of having two weapons as a whirlwind barbarian?

I play as a Whirlwind-Barb. I'm currently using Grief (Phaseblade - WeaponSpeed: -30) on my main hand and Oath (Highland Blade - WeaponSpeed: 5) on my offhand. I am thinking to create another Grief in ...
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Ancients don't give a full level?

I saved my hell ancients quest until I was level 89 with my barb and decided to use it to get to level 90. As soon as I was done, I only recieved 33% of a level at most. Is there an xp cap? I'm ...
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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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Why does the fire enchant explosion do no damage?

I was playing Diablo 2 and got to NM Hephaisto. His fire explosion from fire enchanted nearly did 80% dmg of my life pool. I underestimate that because it doesnt do anything most of the time. Even in ...
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How does the player setting affect the elemental damage of mobs?

If you change the player setting in Diablo II, monsters get more HP more damage and give more xp. The same happens when players join in online games. How does that affect elemental damage? Do monsters ...
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How do affixes work in Diablo 2?

When you are looking for Magic or Rare items. What are the things you need to consider? What affixes can an item get? On what things does it depend? Character level, item level, quality of the item, .....
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How to do swap casting in Diablo 2?

There is a bug where you can use a skill with the casting animation of another skill. For example you can cast chain lightining with the animation of a frost bolt or a fire ball. With paladin you can ...
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How to install and setup an item filter for Diablo 2 Single Player Plugy?

I have installed Diablo II 1.12 and then D2SE, which allows me to play my single player game with Plugy (I play on version 1.13c). Now I want to add an item filter. I've found this reddit post https://...
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Is it possible to record Diablo 2?

I've tried recording Diablo 2 at 30 FPS using Fraps, but all I get is an audio track with no video. Diablo 1 required a mod to record it, so I'm wondering if Diablo 2 requires the same thing or needs ...
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What does the “Chat Gem” do in battle.net?

In Diablo 2's battle.net chat interface, there is a gem embedded in the middle of the interface. Clicking on it yields the chat message Gem Activated and clicking again yields the message ...
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Max buying price at vendors

How much can items sold at vendors cost at most? I recently sold an armor that would cost me more than 3.6 million gold to buy back (which exceeds my total max gold). I know I can lower prices and ...
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How to pick up on the warning signs of someone who wants to kill me?

Recently, I picked Diablo 2 back up and have been playing lots of hardcore online. Once I get past the normal difficulty, I get extremely wary of other players and for some reason I think everyone is ...
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What is the “Slain Monsters Rest in Peace” item property?

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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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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Why I encountered Diablo in The Forgotten Tower in Diablo II?

I was playing Diablo II LoD recently with sorceress on Hell difficulty. Unexpectedly, when I got to The Forgotten Tower, instead of The Countess I encountered Diablo boss. Was not prepared for that ...
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Accessing durance of hate without killing SuperUnique council members

Will the quest "The Blackened Temple" be completed by killing the 6 ordinary council members, and then enter the Durance of Hate without killing all 3 superunique Council members? I am asking because ...
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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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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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Diablo 2 - Does Dracul's Grasp cast life tap on Javazon?

Dracul's Grasp has a 5% chance to cast life tap on striking. Does throwing a Javelin count as striking? Also, I'm curious if the Open Wounds mod applies too. It seems there are a lot of exceptions ...
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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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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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If someone kills you in Diablo 2 can they take all your items?

Like, can they just repeatedly kill you over and over again to the point where you can't get your items, or can they just take the items themselves?
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Does Diablo 2 LOD Run On Latest Mac OS X (April 2017)?

An extension of this question, does Diablo 2 LOD run on OSX <= 10.12? I just tested this on 10.10 Yosemite and it installed, but my screen is flickering weird colors when in full-screen mode... ...
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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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UNHANDLED EXCEPTION: ACCESS_VIOLATION (C0000005)

UNHANDLED EXCEPTION: ACCESS_VIOLATION (C0000005) This error can signify a variety of issues but what does it mean in the context of Diablo II, and what is the workaround? (Also sometimes shows as an ...
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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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TIR in helm doesn't give +2 mana after kill

I put a TIR rune into a double socketed cap and equipped the cap on my assassin. When I use wake of fire, I get no mana back for kills. Is there any reason for this? Does each kill have to be done ...
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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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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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Pickup horadric staff after dropping it in different difficulty

I picked up the horadric staff parts and created the staff in hell. Afterwards I created a game in nighmare difficulty and dropped the staff to pick an item up I wanted to quickly sell. After selling ...
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How do I install the Glide Wrapper on Diablo 2 with PlayOnLinux?

I just installed Diablo 2 via PlayOnLinux in my Netbook and now I would like to know how to make the Glide Wrapper work. I also install 1.14d patch so I can play on BattleNet, but this patch disabled ...
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What happened to the heroes from Diablo 2?

I know the fate of heroes from D1: But the story doesn't tell what happened to the heroes of D2. Do heroes from D2 appear in D3? If not, are they mentioned in D3?
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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 it ...
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“Battle.net is unable to identify your application version” in Wine (Linux)

In downgrading my patched 1.14 install to the mod-compatible 1.13 version, I received the following error: "Battle.net is unable to identify your application version" Most sites say that this ...
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Do the experience shrines XP bonus go to players nearby?

I've been playing Diablo 2 with a friend and every time we run across an experience shrine we check our experience levels and the one with the lowest experience grabs the shrine. Does this actually ...