Diablo 2: How to make an Obedience polearm
Obedience polearm Diablo 2: Resurrected, add a Hel, Ko, Thul, Eth, and Fal rune to a 5-socket polearm to spell out the runeword ‘HelKoThulEthFal’. The runeword will not operate until you add them in that order. Five runes is a lot, but they’re all easy to get, thus the base may be more difficult to obtain than the runes.
On Nightmare difficulty, you may find a 5-socket polearm early on. The Secret Cow Level, the second half of the game on Nightmare difficulty, or any Act on Hell difficulty is better for farming. Any polearm can be fitted with sockets using the Horadric Cube or Larzuk. If you go that route, you’ll need a polearm that can (or will) get five sockets. No Bardiches or Voulges before Act II Nightmare, and no later. Your best bet is a Scythe or Poleaxe.
In Normal difficulty, you’ll almost surely get Eth by luck. Thul may be dropped on Normal, but if not, it should appear early on Nightmare. Fight it at the Hellforge on Normal, or at the Countess on Nightmare or Hell. Act I Nightmare drops Hel, Ko, and Fal. In Nightmare or Hell, the Countess and Hellforge both farm Hel. But only The Countess drops Ko and Fal from the Hellforge on Nightmare or Hell.
Obedience, like most polearm runewords, is popular with Desert Mercenaries because it increases damage while decreasing damage taken. Here are all of Obedience’s bonuses:
- 30% Chance To Cast Level 21 Enchant When You Kill An Enemy
- 40% Faster Hit Recovery
- +370% Enhanced Damage
- -25% Target Defense
- Adds 3-14 Cold Damage 3 Second Duration (Normal)
- -25% To Enemy Fire Resist
- 40% Chance of Crushing Blow
- +200-300 Defense
- +10 To Strength
- +10 To Dexterity
- All Resistances +20-30
- Requirements -20%