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 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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What is the little multi-colored icon above the mercenaries head?

What is the little multi-colored icon above the mercenaries head in Diablo 2? I have noticed it appear during the middle of combat and it makes a weird noise when it happens to. What exactly is ...
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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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How do I get my Jewels/Gems out of my weapon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you recover socketed gems/runes from an item? Aside from playing Diablo 3 for countless hours of the day, I can honestly say that I never beat Diablo 2. In fact, I ...
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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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Why does the Vigor skill bonus from equipment not increase Blessed Hammer damage?

This is my damage when boots on. This is my damage when boots off. Vigor is synergy for Blessed Hammer, why doesn't the boots increase my damage?
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Clagging in Diablo 2

When dueling in diablo 2, I see a lot of paladins talking about "clagging." How is "clagging" done in diablo 2? And why does it work?
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How can I resurrect my mercenary?

I've read in various guides and FAQs that Diablo II mercenaries can be resurrected from the NPC who lets you hire them; however, I can't find the option to do so. I'm in Act II and Greiz only offers ...
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How does Diablo II's difficulty scaling work?

In Diablo III, difficulty is handled in sequential fashion: Act II Normal is intended to be harder than Act I Normal Act I Nightmare is intended to be harder than Act IV Normal Act I Hell is intended ...
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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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Is it worth it to repair before selling?

Often times I find loot that has a small amount of durability lost. I tend to "repair all" as my first action when I visit the blacksmith, where I usually sell my stuff. So when I sell stuff, I'm ...
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Is there a way to shoot a ranged weapon consistently without moving my feet?

I switched to using a bow, and now I find myself constantly running to a few steps away from enemies before shooting them in the face. At my current level it isn't a big deal since I can still tank ...
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My hireling died, what happens to their equipment?

Despite my best attempts, my hireling died. Alas poor meatshield, I knew her well. It does not seem that her equipment dropped when she died. Is it lost forever? If I hire a new hireling will the ...
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Do respawned enemies give experience?

In the early game of Diablo II I seem to be constantly facing these pesky Demon Shamans that endlessly respawn/resurrect nearby fallen demons. I recall there are similar enemies later in the game ...
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Does loot despawn/disappear after a certain amount of time?

As mentioned in this question, inventory size is an issue in Diablo II. So far, I don't plan on playing with others, so for me loot whoring is not an issue. Given this, I am interested to know if ...
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Is there any way to calculate or estimate DPS?

Coming back to the game after a long time, I see the damage range of weapons, and the fact that they have different attack speeds. Based on my experience with other games, it is easier for me to ...
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I heard that you can no longer play Diablo 2 on the current gen Macs, is this true? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: • How can I run Diablo II on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)? • Will the version of Diablo 2 included with the Collectors Edition of Diablo 3 run on modern Mac OS X? I ...
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Is there a way to see loot on the ground?

I could swear there is a way to see loot on the ground with a "name bubble". Often times it drops behind something on screen and in big fights I just forget where it dropped. Many items blend in the ...
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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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Will the version of Diablo 2 included with the Collectors Edition of Diablo 3 run on modern Mac OS X?

The collectors Edition of Diablo 3 includes a 4GB USB drive preloaded with Diablo 2 and Lord of Destruction. Will this version of the game run on a modern Intel Mac running OS X 10.7 without ...
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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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Do Halbu and Jamella have any lore?

Halbu and Jamella, the vendors in the Pandemonium Fortress, are quite mysterious characters, with very few spoken lines and just two purposes: repairing/vendoring and giving quests. On their wiki ...
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Do charm bonuses ever max out?

How many charms can I carry at once, and if I can fill my inventory, do the charm benefits reach a limit after carrying a certain amount? If not, can I theoretically fill my inventory with Annihilus ...
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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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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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What consequences did the destruction of the Worldstone bring?

At the end of Diablo 2 Has there been any official word about the consequences of that action? Or the lives of the people of Sanctuary has not been affected by it?
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How can I farm the Cows?

Each difficulty level of Diablo 2 has it's own secret cow level associated with it. When I kill the Cow King I get locked out of the secret cow level for that difficulty level forever. How can I ...
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Can I fight the 4 Ubers in single player or non-ladder battle.net?

I have defeated Diablo 2 LoD in Hell mode and can't get a large enough crew together to help improve the pop rates on Keys or SoJs to get the different Ubers to spawn (I realize I am asking about 2 ...
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What weapon class is the fastest for a smiter?

If I wanted to hit the fastest possible frames per smite (6 frames), which weapon class will allow me to do so? This is on the ladder.
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How far back is it possible to retrieve Battle.net characters?

It's been a long time since I've played Diablo 2 on Battle.net. I know that characters can expire after a period of inactivity, but I believe they can still be retrieved for a while. How long do I ...
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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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In what order should I take levels in Holy Fire and its synergies to maximize damage?

Obviously, after maxing Holy Fire and its synergies, the damage will be the same regardless of which skills I took in which order. If I want to max the damage for my Holy Fire Paladin during play, ...
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Is it still possible to spawn "Uber Diablo"?

Not to be confused with the Diablo that appears in Uber Tristram, Uber Diablo was created to soak up duped "Stone of Jordan" rings that were a large problem for a while across servers. The idea was to ...
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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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Is it possible to re-spec a character that has already completed all quests? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you reassign or change your character's attributes and abilities(respec) more than once in Diablo 2? One of the patches to Diablo 2 added a quest reward that allowed ...
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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 do players quickly get to Mephisto?

In Diablo 2, Mephisto runs were the quickest way to farm item drops in the game. How do players run them so quickly? Were there set map layouts that players could recognize and know where the next set ...
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How can I turn off the bot spam messages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a slash command to mute (or squelch) a player in Diablo 2? Diablo 2's multiplayer has been a wasteland of spam messages for years—bots who enter, post long, green, ...
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How is Deadly Strike calculated?

When I was playing on my Zealadin, a friend of mine gave me a sword that had the Deadly Strike bonus applied to it. I'm not entirely sure this sword was legit (it could have very well been a modded ...
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What is the best method for farming for a Stone of Jordan? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I maximize my chances of finding specific items? I've heard that, due to the loot mechanics in Diablo 2, some areas are more likely to net you a Stone of Jordan than ...
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What is a good strategy for finding and rerolling charms?

In all my time playing Diablo 2, I've found few very good charms (excluding the uniques). The market seems to be flooded with incredibly good charms - +1 to class skill tree, resistances, life, magic ...
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What is the cow level and how do I get there?

I've heard that after all of the rumors surrounding a "cow level" in the original diablo (which never actually existed), an actual cow level was put into Diablo 2. What exactly do I have to do to ...
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Is it worthwhile to collect gold?

In Diablo II, the gold drops from monsters and objects in the scenario (like vases). Sometimes you use some skill shot or ranged attack and drops small amounts of gold (like 5 piles of 1 gold each, ...
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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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Number of required Baalruns to level up [closed]

How many hell Baalruns does a character need to level up from 80 to 81, then 81 to 82, ... 98 to 99. Does anyone have an estimate which takes into account the number of players too? Baalrun ...
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Giving Battle.net realm items to an open character

I've found some good necromancer items on a Battle.net realm with my sorceress. I know the opposite is not possible, but is there any hack to give these items to a friend who plays single player and ...
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What do those abbreviations mean in Diablo 2?

After Diablo 3 gets delayed further and further I recently started playing Diablo II online again after aaages. Thanks reddit ;p Since I never was deep into multiplayer in D2 I have now some problems ...
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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. Your ...
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Will my Act 3 mercenary's damage benefit at all from having a weapon?

In Diablo 2, giving your mercenary a weapon will vastly increase their effectiveness. Giving my Act II mercenary a 3x socketed pole with Rubies or Topaz for example basically lets them 1-hit ...
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Do Iron Golems get the benefits of Summon Resist and Golem Mastery without being resummoned?

This question is closely related to one of my previous but with a small twist. So I've learned that applying points to Skeleton Mastery or similar will not affect my current skeletons. This is fine, ...