Hydraskull

Hydraskull
def: 101-145 (123)lvl: 47str: 84max socket: 2

A superior Hydraskull can spawn with +5% to +15% Enhanced Defense and/or Increase Maximum Durability 10% to 15%.

Compared to other helms

table of base stats
namedefensestrengthsockets
Shako98 - 141 (119.5)502
Hydraskull101 - 145 (123)842
Armet105 - 149 (127)1092
Giant Conch110 - 154 (132)1422
Spired Helm114 - 159 (136.5)1923
Demonhead101 - 154 (127.5)1023
Corona111 - 165 (138)1743
Bone Visage100 - 157 (128.5)1063

How to upgrade a Hydraskull

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

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

How to add sockets to a Hydraskull

You can add sockets to a Hydraskull 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 helm, a Ral rune, a Thul rune, and a Perfect Sapphire to create a socketed helm of the same type.

normal Hydraskull
normal Hydraskull
+
ral rune
ral rune
+
amn rune
amn rune
+
perfect amethyst
perfect amethyst
socketed Hydraskull
socketed Hydraskull

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 Hydraskull
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 Hydraskull
iLvl 0-25iLvl 26-40iLvl 41 and up
222

Runewords you can make in a Hydraskull

base sockets
Runeword
Sockets
Allowed Bases
Runeword Recipe
Level
Stats
Nadir2 socketshelm
nef + tir
13
+50% Enhanced Defense+10 Defense+30 Defense vs. Missile (nef)+5 to Strength+2 to Mana after each Kill (tir)-33% Extra Gold from Monsters-3 to Light RadiusLevel 13 Cloak of Shadows (9 charges)
Lore2 socketshelm
ort + sol
27
+1 to All Skills+10 to EnergyLightning Resist +30% (ort)Damage Reduced by 7 (sol)+2 to Mana after each Kill+2 to Light Radius