A Guardian Crown can spawn with up to 3 bonuses with +1 to +3 to a specific Barbarian skill. These bonuses will keep the item normal, and still allow runewords to be created with it.
A superior Guardian Crown can spawn with +5% to +15% Enhanced Defense and/or Increase Maximum Durability 10% to 15%.
How to upgrade a Guardian Crown
Transmute low quality armor, an El rune, and a chipped gem to create normal quality armor of the same type.
How to add sockets to a Guardian Crown
You can add sockets to a Guardian Crown by giving the item to Larzuk as a quest reward. Larzuk will always add 3 sockets (if the iLevel is high enough), the maximum. You can also add sockets with the following horadric cube recipe. This recipes will not work for low quality items.
Transmute normal helm, a Ral rune, a Thul rune, and a Perfect Sapphire to create a socketed helm of the same type.
This recipes will add between 1 and 3 sockets to the item. The game will roll a 6 sided dice, if it rolls higher than 3, the maximum amount of sockets is chosen.
|1||1 socket||1 in 6 (16.67%)|
|2||2 socket||1 in 6 (16.67%)|
|3||3 socket (max)||4 in 6 (66.67%)|
|4||3 socket (max)||4 in 6 (66.67%)|
|5||3 socket (max)||4 in 6 (66.67%)|
|6||3 socket (max)||4 in 6 (66.67%)|
The maximum amount of sockets an item can roll with depends on the iLevel of the weapon. 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.
|iLvl 0-25||iLvl 26-40||iLvl 41 and up|
Runewords you can make in a Guardian Crown
1% Chance To Cast lvl 50 Delirium When Struck6% Chance To Cast lvl 14 Mind Blast When Struck14% Chance To Cast lvl 13 Terror When Struck11% Chance To Cast lvl 18 Confuse On Striking+2 To All Skills+261 Defense+10 To Vitality (io)50% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (ist)Level 17 Attract (60 Charges)
|Dream||3 sockets||helm, shield||65|
10% Chance To Cast Level 15 Confuse When StruckLevel 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped+20-30% Faster Hit Recovery (varies)+30% Enhanced Defense (pul)+150-220 Defense (varies)+10 To Vitality (io)+(0.625*Clvl) To Mana (Based On Character Level)All Resistances +5-20 (varies)12-25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (varies)HeadgearIncrease Maximum Life 5% (jah)Shields+50 To Life (jah)