Hellspawn Skull

Hellspawn Skull
def: 96-141 (118.5)lvl: 50str: 82max socket: 2

A Hellspawn Skull can spawn with the following invisible suffixThese affixes will keep the item normal, and still allow runewords to be created with it.

auto suffixes for a Hellspawn Skull
of BlightAdds 2-7 poison damage over 3 seconds
of VenomAdds 5-14 poison damage over 3 seconds
of PestilenceAdds 13-28 poison damage over 3 seconds
of AnthraxAdds 25-50 poison damage over 3 seconds

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

Compared to other necromancer shrunken heads

table of base stats
Minion Skull95 - 139 (117)7732Light
Hellspawn Skull96 - 141 (118.5)8252Light
Overseer Skull98 - 142 (120)9182Light
Succubus Skull100 - 146 (123)95102Light
Bloodlord Skull103 - 148 (125.5)106122Light

How to upgrade a Hellspawn Skull

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

low quality Hellspawn Skulllow quality Hellspawn Skull
el runeel rune
any chipped gemany chipped gem
normal quality Hellspawn Skullnormal quality Hellspawn Skull

How to add sockets to a Hellspawn Skull

You can add sockets to a Hellspawn Skull 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 shield, a Tal rune, an Amn rune, and a Perfect Ruby to create a socketed shield of the same type.

normal Hellspawn Skullnormal Hellspawn Skull
tal runetal rune
amn runeamn rune
perfect rubyperfect ruby
socketed Hellspawn Skullsocketed Hellspawn Skull

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 Hellspawn Skull
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 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.

possible sockets for a Hellspawn Skull
iLvl 0-25iLvl 26-40iLvl 41 and up

Runewords you can make in a Hellspawn Skull

base sockets
Allowed BasesRuneword Recipe
Rhyme2 socketsshield29
+40% Faster Block Rate20% Increased Chance of Blocking (shael)Regenerate Mana 15% (eth)All Resistances +25Cannot be Frozen50% Extra Gold from Monsters25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Splendor2 socketsshield
eth + lum
+1 To All Skills+10% Faster Cast Rate+20% Faster Block Rate+60-100% Enhanced Defense (varies)+10 To Energy (lum)Regenerate Mana 15% (eth)50% Extra Gold From Monsters20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items+3 To Light Radius