Death is a Runeword "HelElVexOrtGul" in Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R). It requires these 5 runes to be inserted into a socketed item in the exact order: Hel + El + Vex + Ort + Gul . The eligible bases for Death are the following: Swords, Axes . There are 3 important benefits coming from Death:
  • A mighty blow can occur when attacking a monster, removing a percentage of its health.
  • Each physical attack will restore a percentage of character's mana.
  • There's a chance to do double damage on striking.
This is the only Runeword in the game that has X% Chance to cast Level X Chain Lightning when you Die attribute.
DeathDeathColossus Sword
Hel · El · Vex · Ort · Gul
One-Hand Damage: 104 - 126 to 280 - 339
Two-Hand Damage: 244 - 295 to 484 - 586
Required Dexterity: 76
Required Strength: 146
Required Level: 60
Increased Melee Range: 2
Base Attack Speed: 10
100% Chance to cast Level 44 Chain Lightning when you Die
25% Chance to cast Level 18 Glacial Spike on attack
+(300 - 385)% Enhanced Damage
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+50 to Attack Rating
Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage
7% Mana stolen per hit
+50% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(0 - 49)% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
+1 to Light Radius
Level 22 Blood Golem (15/15 Charges)
Requirements -20%
Socketed (5)
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How to obtain Death

The fastest way to get this item on Battle.net is via trading, you can use the Item Price Checker to see how much Death is worth.
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.

Death bases

The best base for Death is Colossus Sword. Below is a list of all eligible 5 socket bases for Death.