D2R is the Runeword for the Heart of the Oak

  • The Heart of the Oak Runeword in Diablo 2 (or HOTO, as it's affectionately known) is one of the best late-game Runewords for casters, particularly druids and sorcerers, and is one of the most powerful Runewords in the game. Obtaining the HOTO Runeword, on the other hand, is a significant challenge.

    'D2R' is an abbreviation for the Heart of the Oak Runeword.
    The Heart of the Oak Runeword in Diablo 2, or D2R, as it is known, can only be obtained by using a non-magic stave or mace with precisely four sockets, as well as four runes in the following order: Ko, Vex, Pul, and Thul. It's fine if they don't have four sockets when you first find them.

    The same system is applicable to mace.

    The runes, on the other hand, are an entirely different story. On Nightmare difficulty, Ko and Pul can be obtained by defeating the Countess on Hell difficulty (a rare drop), or by farming the Cow Level on Hell difficulty.

    When creating the Diablo 2 Heart of the Oak Runeword, the Vex rune is the most difficult to work with. If you're extremely lucky, you might even be able to obtain it as a random drop throughout Hell difficulty. The best course of action is to transmute it into Vex using two Gul runes and one Ruby. You can learn more about how to get all four of them in our Horadric Cube Recipes guide, which you can find here.

    Place the following runes into the sockets of staff or mace with four sockets: Ko, Vex, Pul, and Thul. A massive +3 to all skills, as well as incredible bonuses against demons, a mana boost, and other benefits, are all granted. The Buy Diablo 2 Resurrected Items of the Runeword are detailed in the table below. Druids and sorcerers, as well as certain paladin and necromancer, builds, will benefit greatly from it.

    +3 to all skills +40% faster casting rate +75% damage to demons +100 to attack rating against demons Increases the effectiveness of all skills

    3-14 Cold Damage with a duration of 3 seconds (Normal).
    7% of one's mana Per Hit +10 to Dexterity, Stolen

    Replenish Life by 20% and increase Maximum Mana by 10%
    +30-40% for all resistances