Ancient's Pledge Runeword

A Tier Starter

The Ancient's Pledge runeword is created by combining the runes Ral+Ort+Tal in 3 socket Shields.

Required Runes:
  1. Ral
  2. Ort
  3. Tal

Where to find the runes needed?

Upon completing the Act 5 Rescue on Mount Arreat quest Qual-Kehk will give you the needed runes as a reward.


This is a great starter runeword for entering Nightmare and Hell difficulty because it is a cheap way to increase resistances.

Runeword Bonuses:
  • +50% Enhanced Defense
  • Cold Resist +43%
  • Lightning Resist +48%
  • Fire Resist +48%
  • Poison Resist +48%
  • 10% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
Recommended Bases:

The best bases are 3 socket shields with a low strength requirement. If you're playing a Paladin note that Paladin shields can roll resistances on the base item.

  • Large Shield - Can be shopped from Farah in Act 2 Normal
  • Kite Shield
  • Targe - Paladin shields can roll resistances on the base item
  • Rondache - Paladin shields can roll resistances on the base item
Ancient's Pledge
Ral Rune Ral
Ort Rune Ort
Tal Rune Tal
Required Level: 21
Base Types: Shields (3 Sockets)
Ladder Only: No
Patch: Original