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 or superior items. You can transmute low quality items to normal quality items with other cube recipes.

upgrade low quality armor

low quality armor
El Rune
any chipped gem
horadric cube interface

upgrade low quality weapon

low quality weapon
Eld Rune
any chipped gem
horadric cube interface

Recipe for Socketing equipment

socket body armor

normal body armor
Tal Rune
Thul Rune
perfect topaz
horadric cube interface

socket shield

normal shield
Tal Rune
Amn Rune
perfect ruby
horadric cube interface

socket weapon

normal weapon
Ral Rune
Amn Rune
perfect amethyst
horadric cube interface

socket helm

normal helm
Ral Rune
Thul Rune
perfect sapphire
horadric cube interface

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
11 socket
22 sockets
33 sockets
44 socket (max)
54 socket (max)
64 socket (max)
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