Diablo 2 Resurrected PTR Patch 2.6 is Now Live

Players have eight new Rune Words to check out in Diablo 2 Resurrected PTR 2.6.
Diablo 2 Resurrected PTR Patch 2.6 is Now Live

Diablo 2 Resurrected Public Test Realm patch 2.6 is now officially live, as per a tweet from the official Diablo account. It’s the first testing period of the new year, and the highlight of the PTR is eight new Rune Words.

Diablo 2 Resurrected PTR 2.6 is live from January 24 to January 31, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

According to Blizzard, the eight new Rune Words for Ladder and Offline Single-Player play will shake up the competitive meta. However, the new Rune Words are not the only focus of this patch. 

New Rune Words in Diablo 2 Resurrected PTR 2.6

The eight new Rune Words are:

  • Bulwark
  • Cure
  • Ground
  • Hearth
  • Temper
  • Hustle
  • Mosaic
  • Metamorphosis

Bulwark

  • Rune Word: Shael + Io + Sol
  • Items: Helm
  • Level Requirement: 35
  • Stats:
    • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    • +4-6% Life stolen per hit
    • +75-100% Enhanced Defense
    • +10 to Vitality
    • Increase Maximum Life 5%
    • Replenish Life +30
    • Damage Reduced by 7
    • Physical Damage Received Reduced by 10-15%

Cure

  • Rune Word: Shael + Io + Tal
  • Items: Helm
  • Level Requirement: 35
  • Stats:
    • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    • +75-100% Enhanced Defense
    • +10 to Vitality
    • Increase Maximum Life 5%
    • Poison Resist +40-60%
    • Poison Length Reduced by 75%

Ground

  • Rune Word: Shael + Io + Ort
  • Items: Helm
  • Level Requirement: 35
  • Stats:
    • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    • +75-100% Enhanced Defense
    • +10 to Vitality
    • Increase Maximum Life 5%
    • Lightning Resist +40-60%
    • Lightning Absorb +10-15%

Hearth

  • Rune Word: Shael + Io + Thul
  • Items: Helm
  • Level Requirement: 35
  • Stats:
    • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    • +75-100% Enhanced Defense
    • +10 to Vitality
    • Increase Maximum Life 5%
    • Cold Resist +40-60%
    • Cold Absorb +10-15%

Temper

  • Rune Word: Shael + Io + Ral
  • Items: Helm
  • Level Requirement: 35
  • Stats:
    • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    • +75-100% Enhanced Defense
    • +10 to Vitality
    • Increase Maximum Life 5%
    • Fire Resist +40-60%
    • Fire Absorb +10-15%

Hustle

  • Rune Word: Shael + Ko + Eld
  • Items: Any Weapon or Armor
  • Level Requirement: 39
  • Armor Stats:
    • +50% Faster Run/Walk
    • +20% Increased Attack Speed
    • +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    • +10 to Dexterity
    • 50% Slower Stamina Drain
  • Weapon Stats:
    • 5% Chance to cast level nine Burst of Speed on striking
    • +30% Increased Attack Speed
    • +130-150% Enhanced Damage
    • +75% Damage to Undead
    • +50 to Attack Rating against Undead
    • +10 to Dexterity

Mosaic

  • Rune Word: Mal + Gul + Thul
  • Items: Claw
  • Level Requirement: 53
  • Stats:
    • +25% chance for finishing moves to not consume charges
    • +2 to Martial Arts (Assassin only)
    • +20% Increased Attack Speed
    • +200-250% Enhanced Damage
    • +20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    • Adds 3-14 Cold Damage
    • Prevent Monster Heal

Metamorphosis

  • Rune Word: Io + Cham + Fal
  • Items: Helm
  • Level Requirement: 67
  • Stats:
    • Werewolf strikes grant Mark for 180 seconds
    • Mark of the Wolf:
      • +20% Bonus to Attack Rating
      • Increase Maximum Life 40%
    • Werebear strikes grant Mark for 180 seconds
    • Mark of the Bear:
      • +25% Attack Speed
      • +25% Chance of Crushing Blow
      • Physical Damage Received Reduced by 20%
    • +5 to Shape Shifting Skills (Druid only)
    • +50-80% Enhanced Defense
    • +10 to Strength
    • +10 to Vitality
    • All Resistances +10
    • Cannot be Frozen

Players looking to participate in the public test, also known as the Diablo 2 Resurrected PTR, will need to download and install the Blizzard Battle.net desktop client. 

On the Diablo 2 Resurrected screen, look for the dropdown menu next to the Play button, and select PTR: Diablo II: Resurrected. Then, click Install to start the installation process.

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