Battle Cestus

Battle Cestus
dmg: 36-42 (39)lvl: 54str: 110dex: 110max socket: 2

A Battle Cestus can spawn with up to 3 bonuses with +1 to +3 to a specific Assassin skill. These bonuses will keep the item normal, and still allow runewords to be created with it.

A superior Battle Cestus can also spawn with 2 of the following bonuses, +5% to +15% Enhanced Damage, Increase Maximum Durability 10% to 15%, or +1 to +3 to Attack Rating.

Compared to other claws

table of base stats
namedamagestrengthdexteritysocketscan Have Skillsspeed
Suwayyah39 - 52 (45.5)99993Yes0
Wrist Sword34 - 45 (39.5)1051053Yes-10
War Fist44 - 53 (48.5)1081082Yes10
Battle Cestus36 - 42 (39)1101102Yes-10
Feral Claws22 - 53 (37.5)1131133Yes-20
Runic Talons24 - 44 (34)1151153Yes-30
Scissors Suwayyah40 - 51 (45.5)1181183Yes0

How to upgrade a Battle Cestus

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

low quality Battle Cestus
low quality Battle Cestus
+
eld rune
eld rune
+
any chipped gem
any chipped gem
normal quality Battle Cestus
normal quality Battle Cestus

How to add sockets to a Battle Cestus

You can add sockets to a Battle Cestus by giving the item to Larzuk as a quest reward. Larzuk will always add 2 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 weapon, a Ral rune, an Amn rune, and a Perfect Amethyst to create a socketed weapon of the same type.

normal Battle Cestus
normal Battle Cestus
+
ral rune
ral rune
+
thul rune
thul rune
+
perfect sapphire
perfect sapphire
socketed Battle Cestus
socketed Battle Cestus

This recipes will add between 1 and 2 sockets to the item. The game will roll a 6 sided dice, if it rolls higher than 2, the maximum amount of sockets is chosen.

amount of sockets for a Battle Cestus
rollsocketsodds
11 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
22 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)
32 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)
42 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)
52 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)
62 socket (max)5 in 6 (83.33%)

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.

possible sockets for a Battle Cestus
iLvl 0-25iLvl 26-40iLvl 41 and up
222

Runewords you can make in a Battle Cestus

base sockets
Runeword
Sockets
Allowed Bases
Runeword Recipe
Level
Stats
Strength2 socketsmelee weapon
amn + tir
25
+35% Enhanced Damage7% Life stolen per hit (amn)25% Chance of Crushing Blow+20 to Strength+10 to Vitality+2 to Mana after each Kill (tir)
Wind2 socketsmelee weapon
sur + el
61
10% Chance To Cast Level 9 Tornado On Striking+20% Faster Run/Walk+40% Increased Attack Speed+15% Faster Hit Recovery+120-160% Enhanced Damage (varies)-50% Target Defense+50 To Attack Rating (el)Hit Blinds Target (sur)+1 To Light Radius (el)Level 13 Twister (127 Charges)