Charms were always one of the most important d2r items in Diablo 2. Its work is very simple, you just need to carry them in your inventory, and they will provide passive bonuses to your attributes and skills. So this guide will explain everything you need to know about this item.
Charms come in three sizes, with one of the three different random icons for each:
Small charms require only a 1×1 inventory space, and their small size makes them very useful to make up for shortcomings in a character's equipment. Small charms are excellent for adding hit points, resistance, and damage/attack rating. It's generally easier to find 2 small charms with better mods than 1 large charm, and 3 small charms will almost always beat out 1 grand charm. However, there are mods that can spawn on larger charms that can not be found on small charms, such as +1 to a skill tree on grands. Small charms can add more magic find than large or grand charms, per inventory space.
Large charms require 2×1 inventory spaces and are generally less useful than small or grand charms. They can't achieve the highest level mods on grands (such as +1 to a skill tree), but aren't often twice as good as small charms (which they need to be since they take up twice the space).
Grand charms all require 1×3 spaces in the inventory. These charms can not compare to small or large charms in most mods, but the fact that +1 to skill tree mods only appear on grand charms makes them quite sought after by some characters. These include flat bonuses to skills (for example: +1 to Shapeshifting Skills for Druid), making them very powerful.
A Charm's effects are varied, some ranging from increasing one's life to even increasing the number of Gold enemies drop upon death. It is advisable to store Life or Resistance Charms in your Stash and equip them before facing a tough boss. Grand charms can even grant bonus to the entire skill tree.
Sometimes you'll get a high-level Charm with terrible properties, usually do to very low roll or lower-quality Prefixes/Suffixes. You can reroll any Magic-quality Charms by using the following Horadric Cube recipe. The properties you get will be entirely random, but they may be a significant improvement over what you got initially. Small Charms and Jewels are by far the most popular targets of this conversion.
Simply put, Charms are an important sort of collector's item in D2R. It brings a subtle strategy to the game by forcing item searchers to decide between increased stats versus inventory space. Was this article helpful? For more guides, please click here.