Understanding D2R Item Prefixes and Suffixes

In Diablo 2 Runewords, items can spawn with various prefixes and suffixes that provide additional properties and bonuses. Understanding these affixes is crucial for optimizing your gear. Here’s a guide to help you grasp the significance of item prefixes and suffixes:

Prefixes:

1. Skill Bonuses

  • +X to [Skill Name]: Grants additional levels to a specific skill.

2. Stat Bonuses

  • +X to [Stat]: Provides an increase to a specific attribute like Strength, Dexterity, or Vitality.
  • +X% Enhanced [Stat]: Offers a percentage-based increase to a particular attribute.

3. Damage Modifiers

  • +X% Enhanced Damage: Boosts the base damage of weapons.
  • +X to Minimum Damage and +X to Maximum Damage: Adds a specific amount of damage to your attacks.

4. Defense and Resists

  • +X Defense: Increases the armor value of the item.
  • +X% Enhanced Defense: Provides a percentage-based increase to the item’s defense.
  • +X% Enhanced Maximum Damage: Increases the maximum damage of weapons.
  • +X to All Resistances: Boosts all elemental resistances.

5. Special Attributes

  • Faster Hit Recovery: Improves the speed at which your character recovers after being hit.
  • Cannot be Frozen: Grants immunity to being frozen.

6. Required Level

  • Requires Level X: Specifies the character level required to equip the item.

Suffixes:

1. Stat Bonuses

  • of [Stat]: Provides a bonus to a specific attribute.
  • +X% [Stat]: Offers a percentage-based increase to a particular attribute.

2. Regeneration and Life/Mana Leech

  • Regenerate Mana X%: Increases the rate at which mana regenerates.
  • X% Life Stolen per Hit: Allows you to leech a percentage of damage dealt as life.

3. Resistance Bonuses

  • Resist [Element] X%: Provides a percentage-based increase to a specific elemental resistance.

4. Increased Chance of Finding Magical Items

  • Magic Find: Increases the likelihood of finding magical and rare items.

5. Damage Modifiers

  • +X to [Skill] (Paladin Only): Provides additional levels to a specific Paladin skill.

6. Enhanced Damage and Attack Rating

  • +X% Enhanced Damage: Boosts the base damage of weapons.
  • +X% Enhanced Attack Rating: Increases the accuracy of your attacks.

7. Special Attributes

  • of the Whale: Adds to life and provides faster hit recovery.
  • of the Leech: Adds life leech and mana leech to attacks.

Understanding these prefixes and suffixes allows you to identify valuable and powerful items. Use this knowledge to customize your gear to suit your character’s build and playstyle. Happy hunting!

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