35% Chance To Cast Level 14 Amplify Damage When Struck
100% Chance To Cast Level 18 Bone Spear On Striking
+260-340% Enhanced Damage
Ignores Target's Defense
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+280-330% Damage To Demons
+20% Deadly Strike
Prevent Monster Heal
Fires Explosive Arrows or Bolts [level 15]
Required Level: 65
Brand is the rune word 'JahLoMalGul' for missile weapons in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.
A high-powered rune word, Brand grants large bonuses to damage (especially against demons), Deadly Strike, a guaranteed high-level Bone Spear per attack, and heal prevention. This rune word can cause quite a bit of damage, especially if an enemy is under the effects of the rune word's Amplify Damage curse. With the weapon's attribute of ignoring defense, attack rating becomes irrelevant, as the calculation to hit is based on the monster and player's level instead of attack rating vs defense rating.
Although the Faith Rune Word is more popular among Bowazons, Brand may be more useful with Paladin builds, who already benefit from Fanaticism or Holy Fire, or Enchantress Sorceresses, who empower Exploding Arrows with Enchant.
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