To craft this runeword, you will need a 4-socket sword (ideally one-handed swords, like the Broad Sword, Crystal Sword, Long Sword, or their exceptional/elite variants) and the runes Tal + Thul + Ort + Amn. The low stat requirements of the Broad Sword and Crystal Sword make them ideal candidates.
Arguably the best starter runeword in the game, Spirit requires fairly common runes (you could easily have all these by the end of Normal mode without even trying to farm them) and gives tremendous stat boosts, including +2 To All Skills, +Faster Cast Rate, +Vitality and +Mana. Only a handful of unique/set/runeword items will compete with Spirit, and unlike them, Spirit doesn’t require nearly as much luck or effort to obtain. Every new player will want to seek out the materials to craft Spirit as a vital and enduring stepping stone to better things. Keep in mind that 4-socket one-handed weapons will likely not drop in Normal difficulty - just keep your eye out for them in Act 2 Nightmare and beyond.
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- +2 To All Skills
- +25-35% Faster Cast Rate (variable)
- +55% Faster Hit Recovery
- Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
- Adds 3-14 Cold Damage
- +75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds
- 7% Life Stolen Per Hit
- +250 Defense vs. Missiles
- +22 To Vitality
- +89-112 To Mana (variable)
- +3-8 Magic Absorb (variable)