Runewords are among the most effective items you can create to craft in Diablo 2: Resurrected, but they do require time to accomplish. First, you need to D2R ladder items find the proper runes to create the runeword, then you must find the corresponding weapon either a shield, armor, or a weapon that will accept the runeword. The item must possess the exact number of open sockets to allow the runeword to work, and also the runes should be placed into the socketed object in the proper order. Also, the item has to be simple (white) and magical (blue) uncommon (yellow) and unique (gold), or set (green) items with the proper amount of sockets won't function for runewords.
Therefore, you must take great care when creating a runeword. Double- and triple-check the item's kind is right -For instance the Insight runeword can be made in staves and polearms however not spears. You must also put the runes out in the correct order prior fitting them into the item.
There are some nuances regarding weapon and armor that you should be aware of. "Body armor" is only items that are used to protect your torso. General "armor" includes shields, boots, gloves, helms, etc. Hammers cannot be used with runewords intended for maces. "Melee weapons" are not included in firearms that are ranged, like crossesbows or bows. Orbs also aren't melee weapons.
In the process of creating runewords there are many are based on different stats, which determine the quality of the roll you've created. A perfect runeword roll is always worth greater than an inept roll. In the same way making use of the best base (an item that has sockets) possible is always suggested. For instance, if you're creating a runeword for use on buy D2R ladder items a mercenary, always choose an Ethereal base. Mercenary weaponry and armor doesn't suffer from wear and tear, so you'll receive the boost in stats from the Ethereal property and not worry about it breaking. Every little boost to stats can be counted to the game Diablo 2: Resurrected.