Grief Runeword

S Tier

The Grief runeword is created by combining the runes Eth+Tir+Lo+Mal+Ral in 5 socket Swords or Axes.

Required Runes:
  1. Eth
  2. Tir
  3. Lo
  4. Mal
  5. Ral


Grief is the best melee weapon in the game. Popular with Barbarians and melee Paladins. The damage modifier is one of the few that work with the Paladin's Smite skill.

Runeword Bonuses:
  • 35% Chance To Cast Level 15 Venom On Striking
  • +30-40% Increased Attack Speed (varies)
  • Damage +340-400 (varies)
  • Ignore Target's Defense
  • -25% Target Defense
  • +(1.875*Clvl)% Damage To Demons (Based on Character Level)
  • Adds 5-30 Fire Damage
  • -20-25% To Enemy Poison Resistance (varies)
  • 20% Deadly Strike
  • Prevent Monster Heal
  • +2 To Mana After Each Kill
  • +10-15 Life After Each Kill (varies)
Recommended Bases:

When made in a very fast low damage weapon like a Phase Blade Grief is one of the best weapons in the game in terms of physical damage per second.

Eth Rune Eth
Tir Rune Tir
Lo Rune Lo
Mal Rune Mal
Ral Rune Ral
Required Level: 59
Base Types: Swords, Axes (5 Sockets)
Ladder Only: Yes
Patch: 1.10

*In Diablo 2 Resurrected this runeword can be made in non-ladder and single player.