Breath of the Dying

Breath of the Dying is a Runeword "VexHelElEldZodEth" in Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R). It requires these 6 runes to be inserted into a socketed item in the exact order: Vex + Hel + El + Eld + Zod + Eth . The eligible bases for Breath of the Dying are the following: Axes, Polearms, Hammers, Swords, Staves, Spears, Bows, Crossbows, Amazon Bows, Amazon Spears . There are 2 important benefits coming from Breath of the Dying:
  • Each physical attack will restore a percentage of character's mana.
  • The life leech will regain back health points when attacking the enemies.
This is the only Runeword in the game that has X% Chance to cast Level X Poison Nova when you Kill an Enemy attribute.
Breath of the DyingBreath of the DyingBerserker Axe
Vex · Hel · El · Eld · Zod · Eth
One-Hand Damage: 108 - 120 to 319 - 355
Required Dexterity: 48
Required Strength: 111
Required Level: 69
Increased Melee Range: 2
Base Attack Speed: 0
50% Chance to cast Level 20 Poison Nova when you Kill an Enemy
+60% Increased Attack Speed
+(350 - 400)% Enhanced Damage
+200% Damage to Undead
-25% Target Defense
+50 to Attack Rating
+50 to Attack Rating Against Undead
7% Mana stolen per hit
(12 - 15)% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+30 to All Attributes
+1 to Light Radius
Requirements -20%
Socketed (6)
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How to obtain Breath of the Dying

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Another way of getting this Runeword is by farming the runes and the base. Find the drop rates of these items in the Item Database.

Breath of the Dying bases

The best base for Breath of the Dying is Berserker Axe. Below is a list of all eligible 6 socket bases for Breath of the Dying.