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If you look at the list of all runes, you can find out the cube recipes to create a rune of one level higher than Ith. Here are the Ith attributes:

Rank: (r6)
Weapon: +9 to Maximum Damage
Armor/Helm/Shield: 15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
Ilvl/Clvl Required: 15

The Right Runes

Look at the rune list for information on how to get the right runes. For weapons you'll want to find the best type of weapon possible, since that's what the bonus damage is based on. Same with Armor if you are after Defense and shields for blocking percentage. If defense isn't important, look for an item that looks good, has low requirements, and for armor and shields, is not going to slow your running speed.

To Make a Runeword

  1. Items used for Runewords must be gray text items, normal, exceptional, or Elite. Low Quality, Superior, and Ethereal can be used, but you can not use magical, Rare, Set, Crafted, or Unique items, even if they have the correct number of sockets.
  2. The item must be of the correct type.
  3. The item must have exactly the correct number of sockets -- no more.
  4. You must socket the Runes in the correct order.


  • The Runes fill the sockets in numerical order automatically, i.e. in the order 1, 2, 3, .... For example, trying to place the third Rune of a Runeword into the third socket while sockets 1 and 2 are empty will result in the Rune filling socket 1, contrary to intentions. As mentioned elsewhere, it is possible to remove an item from a socket, but the item is destroyed in the process.
  • The Runeword Preparation Recipes tune equipment for receiving Runewords.
  • Check the Rune FAQ for further help.

Runewords with Ith

Runeword Stats Comments Active In
v1.11+ v1.10 v1.09

Jah (31) + Ith (6) + Ber (30)
Armor {3}
Clvl Required: 65

+2 To All Skills

+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 To Teleport
+750-775 Defense (Varies)
+(0.75*Clvl) To Strength (Based On Character Level)
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced By 8%
+14 Life After Each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
(1*Clvl)% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based On Character Level)

See it here. Yes Yes No

Tir (3) + Ith (6) + Sol (12) + Ko (18)
Missile Weapons {4}
Clvl Required: 39

Level 10 Vigor Aura When Equipped

+200-275% Enhanced Damage (varies)
+9 To Minimum Damage
+9 To Maximum Damage
Adds 55-160 Fire Damage
Adds 55-160 Lightning Damage
Adds 55-160 Cold Damage
+2-6 To Valkyrie (varies)
+10 To Dexterity
Regenerate Mana 20%
+2 To Mana After Each Kill
+2 To Light Radius
Level 20 Revive (25 Charges)

Ladder Only Yes Yes No

Amn (11) + El (1) + Ith (6) + Tir (3) + Sol (12)
All Melee Weapons {5}
Clvl Required: 27

+1 to all skills

+160% Enhanced Damage
+9 to Minimum Damage
+9 to Maximum Damage
+250 Attack Rating
7% Life Stolen per Hit
25% Deadly Strike
+10 to Strength
Replenish life +10
+2 to Mana after each Kill
+1 to Light Radius

See it here. Yes Yes Yes

Ith (6) + El (1) + Eth (5)
All Melee Weapons {3}
Clvl Required: 15

+33% Enhanced Damage

+9 to Maximum Damage
-25% Target Defense
+50 to Attack Rating
100% Chance of Open wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
-100 to Monster Defense Per Hit
Drain Life -5

See it here. Life drain is the opposite of life regeneration, with this you will lose 1 hp about every 2 seconds. Yes Yes Yes

Nef (4) + Sol (12) + Ith (6)
Headgear {3}
Clvl Required: 27

+75% Enhanced Defense

+30 Defense vs. Missiles
+10 to Vitality
+10 to Energy
+33 to Mana
Damage Reduced by 7
Magic Damage Reduced by 3
15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
+5 to Light Radius

See it here. Yes Yes Yes

Ort (9) + Mal (23) + Ith (6)
Armor {3}
Clvl Required: 49

5% Chance To Cast Level 15 Cyclone Armor When Struck

5% Chance To Cast Level 15 Twister On Striking
+2 To Druid Skills
+100-150 To Mana (varies)
Lightning Resist +30%
Magic Damage Reduced By 7
15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana

Druid Yes No No

Crafted Items with Ith

Ingredients Crafted Item Comments
Blood Shield
Magical Spiked Shield
or Barbed Shield (Excep)
or Blade Barrier (Elite)
+ Jewel (any)
+ Ith Rune (#6)
+ Perfect Ruby
Blood Shield
Preset Mods:
1-4% Life Steal
+10-20 Hit Points
Attacker takes 4-7 damage
Caster Belt
Magical Light Belt
or Sharkskin Belt (Excep)
or Vampirefang Belt (Elite)
+ Jewel (any)
+ Ith Rune (#6)
+ Perfect Amethyst
Caster Belt
Preset Mods:
4-10% Regenerate Mana
+10-20 Mana
+5-10% Faster Cast
This one changed from v1.08 where it was a heavy belt, and 15% faster cast. So fewer belt slots, and less casting speed in v1.09.
Hitpower Headgear
Magical Full Helm
or Basinet (Excep)
or Giant Conch (Elite)
+ Jewel (any)
+ Ith Rune (#6)
+ Perfect Sapphire
Hitpower Helm
Preset Mods:
5% chance of casting Slvl 4 Frost Nova when hit
Attacker takes 3-7 damage
+25-50 Defense vs. Missiles
The defense vs. missiles is added in v1.09 with knockback removed.
Safety Headgear
Magical Crown
or Grand Crown (Excep)
or Corona (Elite)
+ Jewel (any)
+ Ith Rune (#6)
+ Perfect Emerald
Safety Helm
Preset Mods:
Reduces Damage 1-4
Reduces Magic Damage 1-2
+5-10% Lightning Resistance
+10-30% Defense