How to add sockets to an Item

How to add sockets to an Item

Adding Sockets by Larzuk

Larzuk will always add the maximum amount of sockets

After completing the Siege on Harrogath quest, Larzuk will offer to socket one non-socketed item. This quest is often referred to as the Larzuk Socket quest. Each character can use this feature only three times, for each difficulty.

When used on a normal item, Larzuk will always add the maximum amount of sockets the item can have. This takes into account the item level, but not player level or difficulty. The maximum amount of sockets an item can roll with depends on the iLevel of the item. The iLevel is equal to the monster level (mLevel) the item dropped from, the mLevel is equal to the area level (aLevel). Champions will have an mLevel of aLevel+2, Uniques and their minions aLevel+3, and Super Uniques will have a predefined mLevel. Check the base detail pages for more details.

Magic items will have 50/50 chance of receiving either 1 or 2 sockets when eligible.

Set, Unique, Rare, and Crafted items will always receive only 1 socket when eligible.

Horadric Cube Socketing Recipes

Preparing your Item

You can also add sockets with the following horadric cube recipes. These recipes will not work for low quality items. You can transmute low quality items to normal quality items with other cube recipes.

Transmute low quality armor, an El rune, and a chipped gem to create normal quality armor of the same type.

low quality armor
low quality armor
+
el rune
el rune
+
any chipped gem
any chipped gem
normal quality armor
normal quality armor

Transmute low quality weapon, an Eld rune, and a chipped gem to create normal quality weapon of the same type.

low quality weapon
low quality weapon
+
eld rune
eld rune
+
any chipped gem
any chipped gem
normal quality weapon
normal quality weapon

Recipe for Socketing an Armor

dusk shroud
armor
+
tal rune
tal rune
+
thul rune
thul rune
+
perfect topaz
perfect topaz

Recipe for Socketing a Shield

kite shield
shield
+
tal rune
tal rune
+
amn rune
amn rune
+
perfect ruby
perfect ruby

Recipe for Socketing a Weapon

scythe
weapon
+
ral rune
ral rune
+
amn rune
amn rune
+
perfect amethyst
perfect amethyst

Recipe for Socketing a Helm

helm
helm
+
ral rune
ral rune
+
thul rune
thul rune
+
perfect sapphire
perfect sapphire

These recipes will add between one and the maximum amount of sockets to the item. The game will roll a 6 sided dice, if it rolls higher than the maximum amount of sockets, the maximum amount of sockets is chosen. This means that f.e. a Monarch, will have 50/50 chances to get 4 sockets.

max sockets
amount of sockets for an item with a maximum of 4 sockets
rollsockets
11 socket
22 sockets
33 sockets
44 socket (max)
54 socket (max)
64 socket (max)

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