Questions tagged [diablo-2]

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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How do you switch skills quickly without changing your weapon in hand? (Diablo II)

I'm a Paladin in Diablo II, and I want to know how it's possible to switch skills really quick. I'm using Blessed Hammer in my second set of gear, and that's for attack. The first set is for defending ...
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What is an any % speed run in Diablo 2?

I know what speed runs are, but what does 'any %' mean when speedrunning Diablo 2?
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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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Advanced Dual Wielding [duplicate]

I am playing a frenzy Barb and trying to figure out which weapon to put into my mainhand. First weapon is slow but hits hard, second is fast but hits not as hard as the first one. This ias calculator ...
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Big Inventory Space for Diablo 2 Plugy

I'm playing Diablo 2 with Plugy Mod. I want to have a bigger inventory as it has been seen in "Project Diablo" or "Path of Diablo". Anyone knows how to keep Diablo 2 Plugy vanila ...
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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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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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Can the Cow King's Set only drop in the Secret Cow Level?

I'm looking to find my first Cow King's Set Item yet. According to Silospen Drop Calculator the set pieces can drop pretty much anywhere. I have already dropped super rare items like f.e. 'Griffon's ...
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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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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 20 ...
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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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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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In Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, do “Ladder Only” items drop in LAN games?

Reading stuff online, I have largely confirmed that Ladder Only items do in fact drop in Single Player. However, I am unclear as to whether "Single Player" refers to the actual Single Player mode (...
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Can other players kill me and loot my items?

I played softcore and was invited into a public game to do Baal speed runs, but worried that someone might try to kill me and loot my items. Is it possible?
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Where to gear up as an elemental (windy) druid?

I used to search articles on Internet where items that will suit me should drop, but it looks I do something wrong, or maybe I should increase my MF first.... idk. So basically I'm 71 lvl windy druid,...
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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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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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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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Diablo 2 Andariel in 30 seconds

I found this Diablo 2 video ("Andariel 1000 runs"). In the first seconds of the video, there is a sort of multiple steps teleport to reach and beat Andariel in about 30 seconds. In the rest of the ...
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Elemental damage and skill damage diablo 2

I am starting Diablo 2: LoD and I notice that some of the weapons have the bonus like +2 fire damage. What does that mean? Does that mean all my fire skills damage increase by 2?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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