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's the earliest known use of the term "farming"?

The first time I saw the term farming in a videogame context was bonewall farming / "bonefarming" in Diablo 2. It makes sense in this case since you "plant" a bonewall then "...
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How much does it cost to repair an Enigma armor?

I would like to know the repair costs of an Enigma rune word in the following armors: Mage Plate Dusk Shroud Archon Plate Update I did some tests with less expensive rune words. Exceptional Dusk ...
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Is it possible to put the Uber organs into the shared stash?

I would like to know, if it is possible to collect the Uber organs (horn, eye and brain) with character-1 (Necro) in order to do Uber-Tristram with character-2 (Pala).
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Why is Double Swing better than Frenzy?

I try to understand the difference between the Barbarian skills Double Swing and Frenzy with the Diablo 2 Character Planner. The items in my example are: Death Colossus Sword(Equipped)385% ed eth ...
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Diablo 2 resurrected: can you turn off subtitles?

I was playing Diablo 2 Resurrected and there are subtitles turned on by default in the game for the cinematics. I prefer to have the subtitles turned off. Can you turn off subtitles, and if so, how?
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What bonus does Energy Shield receive from Telekinesis?

The games tells me that energy shield receives a bonus from telekinesis. But it does not say anything about the bonus. What bonus does energy shield get from telekinesis? When I play with the ...
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Diablo II Rune Words - Can you make Call to Arms using a Five Socketed Bow

I am now playing Diablo II Resurrected. I found a five socketed diamond bow, and I note that Call to Arms is a five socketed rune word that can be put into 5 socketed weapons. But, I can't remember ...
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How do you find Duriel again?

Once you've completed the quest to kill the oversized slug-thing that is Duriel, the correct Tal Rasha tomb symbol no longer shows up in your quest log. How do you find him to kill him again? Is ...
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Is it possible to get 100% fire resistance?

I recently saw Hotspur, which makes it possible to get 90% fire resistence. Is it possible to enhance this further to 100%? Or is there a "maximum" of the maximum fire resistence? And if so ...
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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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What does "LF runes" mean?

I have read the term "LF runes". What does it mean?
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Does a Hammerdin profit from the elemental damage of Tiamats shield?

Will the elmemental damage of Tiamat's Rebuke be added to the Paladin attack Blessed Hammer?
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How does dual wielding work in Diablo 2?

I'm looking for general information on how dual weilding works in Diablo 2: Which classes can do it? What weapons/weapon types can they do it with? How does it affect combat exactly? Does it double ...
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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 way to increase the resolution for Diablo II past what the game allows?

I believe that currently Diablo 2 only supports 800x600 resolution (though it may have gone up to 1024x768). Is anyone aware of a hack, mod, etc. which allows for increasing the resolution? I'm ...
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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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Javazon Hell Mode stuck in the jungle

I'm playing javazon and i'm stuck in act 3 spider forest and flayer jungle with hundreds of lightning immunes little monsters. I tried buying teleport staff but it is still hard, is there any other ...
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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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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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What to socket Aldur's Rhythm with?

I found a 3 socket Aldur's Rhythm during my game play last night, and it is a vast improvement over the weapon I was using. I am running a Zeal Paladin, on closed Battle.net, at Nightmare difficulty ...
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How do I get items from one character to another?

While I was playing Sorceress, I picked up a unique shield, but want my Paladin to use it. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the stash is shared between characters like it is in D3. So how do I swap ...
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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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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 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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