May 26, 2024

Fortitude is a very interesting Runeword due to the fact that it can be used either in a weapon or in body armor. Some of the mods are common to both a Fortitude created in a weapon and one created in body armor, but they also have different mods depending on which one the Runeword was created in.

This Runeword is only available to Ladder Characters.


4 Socket Body Armor OR 4 Socket Weapons

Runes (in order): El + Sol + Dol + Lo

The Stats:

Common Stats, for Body Armor AND Weapon:

Level Requirement: 59

20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck

+25% Faster Cast Rate

+300% Enhanced Damage

+1 To Light Radius

12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana

All Resistances +25-30 (varies)

+200% Enhanced Defense

+ To Life (Based on Character Level)

Stats for Body Armor Only:

+15 Defense

Replenish Life +7

+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist

Damage Reduced By 7

Stats for Weapon Only:

+9 To Minimum Damage

+50 To Attack Rating

20% Deadly Strike

Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%

20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck

Chilling Armor is a defensive Cold Skill from the Sorceress’ Cold Spell Skill Tree. Its main use is to provide a large defense boost and cast a retaliatory attack against ranged attackers in the form of an ice bolt. The retaliatory Ice Bolt only works against range attackers who land a successful hit; against Melee attackers, there is no retaliatory Ice Bolt, but the Defensive bonus still stands.

A Level 15 Chilling Armor gives you a whopping 115% bonus to your Defense, does a retaliatory attack causing 28-38 hit points to your ranged attackers and lasts for 248 seconds. 

The main attraction to players is the humongous boost Chilling Armor grants, and at 20% chance when receiving a hit, it would trigger quite often in the game.